Carolina Beach Fishing Report – 5/14/09

May 18th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Despite windy conditions this week (and not being able to get offshore), the inshore fishing is starting to pick up, and live bait was everywhere.  So to hide from the wind Andy Watts of NY, NY and I loaded up on bait and headed for the Cape Fear River.  We started off with the good old artificial DOAs looking for Trout. The Trout bite just wasn’t on, but we didn’t give up.  Finally we got a strike and landed a small Bluefish and then another bite and pulled up a 14 inch flounder.

Next we picked up and headed north to some docks and switched to live bait.  This was the right move.  All of a sudden another strike, I told Andy to set the hook.  When he did the fight was on, striping drag off and then headed for the docks.  Andy finally got him turned around and landed a nice 9 1/2 pound Bluefish, what a fight on light tackle.  We also were not so fortunate on turning some of these fish around but what fun we had.  So what turned out to be a tough day with winds 15-20 ended up not being so bad after all.  So be safe out there and enjoy fishing.

Capt Charles Powell
Charlie’s Charters
910-279-0966

flounderman3@gmail.com

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Carolina Beach Fishing Report – 5/7/09

May 13th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

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Inshore Carolina Beach fishing – the water temp is up and getting better as days go on. So book your trip today for a fun day of fishing.
Virginia Mullet is still biting well around the Bald Head Island area, fresh shrimp not frozen on a two drop bottom rig works well. Also some really nice Speckled Trout have been caught the past couple of days. In the Cape Fear River around the islands live shrimp and new penny DOA are working great. The Red Drum are also starting to bite well around the docks of the ICW anywhere from Carolina Beach to Wrightsville Beach.  We are starting to see a few flounder and it is only going to get better.

Near Shore – Bluefish, Bonito and some really nice Spanish have showed up so its time to start jigging Sting Silvers Gottcha Plugs. It seems that the fish are getting hungry so whatever you have in that tackle box might work.

Capt. Charles Powell
Charlie’s Charters
910-279-0966
flounderman3@gmail.com

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