Southeast North Carolina, Headhunter Outdoors Report

March 26th, 2007 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Captain David Baxley
Headhunter Outdoors
Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
(910) 329-0818

Hi folks Capt. David here with this weeks outdoors report. The water is warming up and the fish are starting to bite. I’m hearing of some nice Redfish and Trout being caught back in the sound and in the surf . The Mullet are showing up in the surf as well. The north end of Lea Island is giving up some nice Drum and it shouldn’t be long before the Bonita are here. All the water has to do is get to 60 degree’s for them to show up on the artificial reefs just offshore. The brave-hearted are doing good on Yellowfin around the Big Rock and the other usual hotspots. Sorry I can’t give up those numbers but you folks understand that I’m sworn to secrecy by the guys telling me this stuff. They keep telling me that the water is deep and cold out there so I had better keep it to myself! Those offshore guys are as protective of a hot bite as a momma bear is of her cubs and I don’t want to aggravate those good old boys or they wont tell me nothing. Well it’s getting that time of the year and everything is going to be biting before you know it so whatever your favorite fish is, get your stuff ready cause it’s fixin to bust loose. I get all giddy feeling when I think about it, don’t you?

Turkey season is just around the corner and I hope you have been practicing your calling and have your shotgun sighted in. You do,don’t you . Well if you miss that longbeard, there is no one to blame but yourself. Remember that it is bearded turkeys only and some hens will have a beard too. I’ve seen more than one or two in my days. Also other folks may be doing the same thing so be sure of what you are shooting at before you pull the trigger. If you need some help in identifcation, the turkey ain’t but a couple of feet tall and don’t scream like hell when you pepper them with birdshot. Be careful folks, blaze orange is out during turkey season and shooting someone will ruin your and their day. well thats it for this week so till next time,take a kid with you and be safe. Capt. David

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The Liberty Ship Reef Off Wrightsville Beach

March 20th, 2007 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Captain David Baxley
Headhunter Outdoors
Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
(910) 329-0818

Hi folks Capt. David with this weeks outdoors report. I’m hearing reports of some Virginia mullet showing up in the surf now and some decent reds in the surf as well. Back in the sound the Speckled trout are being caught in the deep holes back in the creeks and the Redfish are beginning to get with the program as well. It looks like we are going to have a good spring for fishing this year so I hope your gear is ready. The Berkeley Gulp baits are what seems to be working the best for both Trout and Drum now so stock up on them.

Offshore the action is heating up as well.The Big Rock is holding some nice Yellowfin in the 30-35 lb class and the grouper are out past 30 miles. It shouldn’t be long till the Bonita show up too. I can’t wait and I hope they show in greater numbers than last year. They ain’t worth a hoot for eating but they are a blast to catch and are usually in range of small boats. The Liberty ship reef off Wrightsville is a hotspot every year. Just be careful if you plan on going outside,it can get rough in a hurry!

I was talking to the Marine Fisheries Officers that work our area last week and they told me to remind you folks about the saltwater license this year. I know a lot of folks don’t like it but it is a fact of life now,so get yours beforeyou go fishing. I think they just don’t want to do the paperwork of writing tickets. I also talked to our local Wildlife officer and he said that there were a few new regulations that you folks need to know about. He’s getting me a list this week and I will have it for next weeks column.

Let’s talk about another fine business this week. Eastern Outfitters on Hwy210 in Hampstead. Folks if you can’t find it there I don’t know where you can find it. Hunting, Fishing, and any other type of outdoor sports you can enjoy they can fix you up with the gear. High quality merchandise and helpful employee’s make this a great place to go find the things you need. They carry a complete line-up of handguns and longguns,ammo, bows, stands,decoys,fishing gear, trailer parts,and clothing. If you can catch it or hunt it they have the right stuff. Stop in and check them out and tell them I sent you.

Well thats it for this week, so remember, Be safe and take a kid with you. Capt. David

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