CarolinaExplorer 5-29 fishing report:) Lots of red drum, spanish mackerel, blues, trout, and a few flounder. Call 910-264-1807 and book your fishing charter today!!

May 29th, 2013 by Capt. Robert Schoonmaker | Comments Off

Hello everyone… We have been catching fish and having a great time on the water, each and every trip. Spring has finally sprung, the weather is warm and the fish are biting. Inshore we are catching red drum, black drum, a few trout and flounder. The reds we have been catching on gulp shrimp rigged weedless, strike king minnows on 3/8oz jigs and top water plugs. Just working the grass banks and oyster rocks is producing fish. We are also catching them on mud minnows and shrimp on float rigs or Carolina rigs. The trout have been biting fluke baits rigged on 1/4 to 3/8 jig heads. The flounder are hitting the bait while fishing for the reds and trout. Just off the beach the Spanish mackerel and blues have been biting like crazy. Trolling clarkspoons or casting Hopkins to breaking fish works the best. On the bottom plenty of sharks, a few grey trout, a few flounder, and plenty of sea bass. Sea bass opens June 1st, so they better watch out. Now is a great time to book your summer fishing trip. DO NOT WAIT, dates are filling up fast. Think ahead for July and August.  Check out the pics.

Jesse Billauer, founder of the life rolls on foundation, with a nice 36 inch bluefish he caught.

Jesse with a nice red he landed as well.

Chris and Ethan with a great catch of spanish mackerel. Happy birthday Ethan.

Jonathan and Branden with  a great catch of spanish and a nice gag grouper.

Branden with a grouper he caught on a trout rod and jigging spoon. What a fight.

Cousin Dave with a nice keeper red drum.

Walt with a nice red of his own.

Nathan with a graduation red drum.

Bill with a nice 23inch red.

The Evans boys double on reds.

Tyler with a nice 26inch red he hooked and landed on his own.  Great fisherman.

Mr. Evans with a nice red. Not as big as Tyler’s though.

Larry with a big red. You have seen him past reports, he is lucky and good.

Ken with a 16 inch flounder that hit a gulp shrimp.

Rodger and Ozzie with a nice catch of spanish. We casted to all of these fish and landed a few on the flyrod.

Mark with a fun sized red landed on a gulp shrimp.

Gary with a fun red. He landed this one on a piece of shrimp.

As you can see the fish are biting. Now is a great time to plan you Summer fishing trips. Do Not Wait until the last minute. Call 910-264-1807 and book your trip today!!

Thanks for reading the report,

Capt. Robert Schoonmaker


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CarolinaExplorer Fishing Charters 5/5 fishing report: Great Inshore action with Red drum, Black drum, a few flounder and trout. Call 910-264-1807 and book your fishing charter today!

May 5th, 2013 by Capt. Robert Schoonmaker | Comments Off

Hello everyone.  We have been catching fish and having fun over the past few weeks.  The inshore action for red drum, black drum, and a few flounder and trout has been great. The reds are biting gulp baits on 3/8 oz. jig heads and rigged weedless. Just work them slow and keep contact with the bottom. We have been using fresh shrimp, cut mullet, and live mud minnows as well for the reds and black. The flounder have been hitting the jigs and live minnow as well. The trout have been hitting jigs with jerk baits and paddle tail grubs. The whiting bite is slowing down in the river with the rising water temps. Lots of small croakers and other bait stealer’s. The blue fish are starting to bite around the inlets and in the ocean. The only problem is having weather calm enough to get into the ocean. By Tuesday 5/7 or Wednesday 5/8 the weather is going to break and we should return to a normal spring weather pattern, thank goodness. Now is the time to start planning your Summer fishing charters. Give me a call at 910-264-1807 if you have questions or would like to book your Inshore or Coastal fishing charter.

Ernie with a nice over slot red fish that hit a piece of fresh shrimp on a Carolina rig. We had an awesome day of fishing releasing solid double digits of slot sized fish.

Dwyane Sumner with another solid upper slot sized fish. Glad Ernie didn’t hook you this time. See you guys soon.

Leo with a nice black drum that hit a piece of blue crab. We landed this nice fish and a few reds, then went into the river and caught some whiting.

Sherry with a nice red drum she landed on a mud minnow. We had lots of action and plenty of fun.

Steve with a nice red he landed on a gulp shrimp. It was super windy, but he and sherry had a great fishing trip.

Steve and Sherry kicked back and catching fish.  A great way to relax and enjoy a nice day on the water.

Alley with a nice red she landed on a piece of shrimp. This was another double digit day of nice fish.

Berkley, won’t forget that name, with a nice upper slot red fish.

Berkley and Alley doubling on reds. Double trouble.

Berkley and Alley hanging out, catching fish and enjoying a quiet day on the water. Hey guys I am waiting on your pics and videos of the trip.

Shane with a slot sized red, one of several he landed.

Sandra with another slot sized red of her own.

Double trouble. Sandra and Shane hooked up and landed this double red fish bonanza. Lots of action and fun.

Peggy with upper slot sized red fish.  Sorry Ralph, I didn’t have a picture of you holding one, even though we caught plenty.

This is a red fish Ralph caught with out a spot on either side of its tail.

Mona with a small red fish. He was a hard fighter for his size. We caught plenty of fish this day, but they were mostly small and fun.

Mona giving Doug heck. Telling him she was putting on a seminar on how to catch reds. Doug said he was just happy watching her catch fish.

Doug with a barely keeper flounder he landed on a white grub. He later went on to catch a few small reds as well.

As you can see we are catching fish and having fun. No matter your skill level, you will catch fish. The weather is warming up in the next few days. This means more minnows and the top water bite will be getting HOT!! The trout fishing will improve and the flounders will start coming in. Give me a call at 910-264-1807 and we will plan your next fishing adventure.

Thanks for reading the report,

Capt. Robert Schoonmaker


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