CarolinaExplorer 6/25 fishing report: We are catching red drum, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, spanish mackerel, sharks and various outhers. Call and book your fishing charter today 910-264-1807!

June 25th, 2013 by Capt. Robert Schoonmaker | Comments Off

Hello everyone.  We have had some crazy weather over the past few weeks. It is cooler than normal and the seas have been choppy way to long. Most of our trips have been inshore due to sea conditions, calm water and plenty of fishing fun. We have had to dodge a few rain showers as well. Now the report. Inshore we have been catching plenty of red drum on jigs with gulp or soft plastics. We have had a few top-water bites as well. We just need calm winds to find the fish on the flats. We have been targeting the oyster beds and drop offs for most of the fish. Some tailing fish have been caught on the extreme high tides in the grass. When floating shrimp and minnows we have landed reds, black drum, sheepshead, and a few flounder. Whatever it takes to get some fish on the hook is our game plan. No matter the how hard the wind blows we can always fish the calm inshore waters and catch fish.

The coastal trips have landed Spanish mackerel trolling clark spoons or casting to fish feeding on the surface. The flounder and a few gray trout have been landed on live minnows around the wrecks and reefs just off the beach. A few sharks have been caught as well. On a surprise note, we landed several trophy class red drum last week, one 41 inch and a 43 inch fish. What a blast catching these beast on light tackle.  They were photographed and released in quickly to keep them healthy.  I have plenty of pics of the big ones, they are on my phone at the bottom of the ocean. Yes I dropped my phone with all those killer pics in the water. On a good note, I have the pics on Facebook. So go to Carolina Explorer Inshore Fishing Charters on Facebook and like the pics. If you or your family would like a great fishing experience, give me a call today and book your fishing charter 910-264-1807.

Dan with a nice 25inch red that fell for a gulp shrimp on a float rig.

Pam with a nice 24 inch red drum that fell for a mud minnow. She and Dan had quality time on the water.

Adam Capes and crew with a nice catch of spanish mackerel and a released bonita. We landed several sharks as well on this trip. Great guys day out on the water.

One of the Jay Banks crew with a nice red. This young man did it all by himself.

Sheepshead landed by the Jay Banks crew as well. It gave him a fight of a life time.

Hannah with a red she and her dad fought all the way to the boat. We had a great family fishing trip.

Jack with a big 29inch red he landed on a shrimp. This fish put up a super fight. She was released to fight another day.

Wes was the man on this trip. He slayed the reds and black drum while all the boys watched. I hope you have dried out by now.

Anthony put on a clinic on fish catching this day. I know his dad and friend heard the stories all the way back to Michigan.

Anthony with another red. He was hot.. Just ask him.

Chuck with a super nice red he landed on a great father son fishing extravaganza.

John with a 29inch red he landed on his birthday fishing trip with his Dad Chuck. Great day on the water.

John with a nice flounder.

Father and son Double on reds. We had both fish in the net at the same time. Lots of family fun.

Sharks are biting and lots of fun to catch. More of this to come with calm seas.

As you can see we are catching plenty of fish and having great days on the water. Calm water and plenty of action. If we can’t get on the ocean due to sea conditions, we will fish inshore and have a blast. Give me a call today at 910-264-1807 to book your fishing charter.

Thanks Capt. Robert Schoonmaker


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CarolinaExplorer fishing report 6-13: The fishing has remained steady with red drum, trout, flounder, spanish mackerel, and blues. Call 910-264-1807 and book your trip today…

June 13th, 2013 by Capt. Robert Schoonmaker | Comments Off

Hello everyone. We have had wind and more wind since Tropical storm Andrea. I fished through the storm and everyone had a good time and caught fish. Inshore we are catching red drum on lures and live bait. Gulp shrimp and top water plugs have been catching the reds as well as mullet and mud minnows on Carolina rigs. We have been picking up a few flounder and trout on the lures and live baits. Lots of fun no matter your skill level. We can catch them on lures or bait, your choice.

Just off the beach the water the past few weeks has been choppy. There are still some Spanish mackerel, blues, and sharks cruising the beach. Trolling Clark spoons for the Spanish and blues works the best. If fish are feeding on the surface, we can cast spoons to these surface feeders. Due to the weather we have been fishing mainly inshore for comfort and to avoid motion sickness. The weather and winds will improve over the next few weeks.

Mr. Young giving me some advertising in Afghanistan, No taliban fishing with me. Look forward to taking you and Matt fishing this winter.

Allen with a nice 29inch red drum he landed with his boys before he leaves to go to Afghanistan.

Kelly with a nice 25 inch red landed on a float rig and mud minnow.

Ron with a nice 24 inch red that he landed, Kelly caught the bigger fish between the two.

Walter and son with a great double on reds.

Terry with a red that fell to a mud minnow.

Mr. Terry with a nice trout.

Ed with a red.

Mike with a nice 18 inch trout.

T.J. with  the winning red fish. How sweet it is to win the family tournament.

Paul with a nice red. We fished the day before and after T.S. Andrea and caught fish. They were determined to get on the water.

Leslie with a nice two spot red.

Tommy with a bonnet head shark that hit a piece of blue crab.

John, Riley and Shayden with reds and flounder they landed in the rain before T.S. Andrea. They really wanted to go fishing.

Riley with a nice trout.  She made the Fisherman’s Post magazine with this picture.

DeAnna, Walter and her Aunt with a nice table full of Spanish mackerel.

As you can see we are catching fish and having fun. Now is the time to book your trip so you and your family can catch fish and have the adventure of a lifetime. Give me a call at 910-264-1807 to book your trip today..

Thanks Capt. Robert Schoonmaker


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