NC Outdoors Report

March 31st, 2008 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Hi folks, Capt. David here with this weeks outdoors report. I don’t know about you folks but I’m ready for the weather to make up it’s mind. Hot one day, then cold the next. Anyway the water is warming up and the fish are getting a little more active. The Trout are still biting up in the River and mullet are biting in the surf. Back in the sound, the Reds are up around some of the docks but are still slow to bite. I’ve heard the the backs of some of the creeks are holding some fish as well. This time of the year look for the warmest water you can find. Dark bottoms and Oyster bars where the sun can warm it up will attract fish on a sunny day. There is still a lot of moss on the bottom so try to keep you bait above it or you will be cleaning your hook every cast. Now if anybody finds a good spot you can call me but don’t tell anybody else. It will be our secret!
Offshore the fish are biting but nobody is going considering the weather lately. Some friends of mine went about 45 miles out the other day and it was slick calm. A couple of hours later it was rolling 6-8 footers. Now they were in a vessel capable of handling it but it wasn’t any fun getting back in. Be careful out there folks, a fish ain’t worth your life! Use common sense and weather reports to your advantage and remember that the weatherman ain’t right that much!
On the other side, Turkey spring season comes on April 12 and goes out May 10. I can’t wait, been practicing my calling, got my pack together, got my gun patterned, all I have to do now is wait! As Charlie Brown would say, AARRRGGGHHHH! Folks we are blessed to have Turkeys in every county in this state but the best areas for them seems to be along the NC-Va border counties. Caswell Co. is the top of the list and they have quite a bit of gamelands there. Get the guys together and make a roadtrip. It ain’t that far and the chances off getting a Tom there are high! Well thats about it for this week so, be safe and take a kid with you.

Capt. David
Headhunter Outdoors
(910) 329-0818

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North Carolina’s OutDoors Report

March 25th, 2008 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Hi folks, Capt. David here with this weeks outdoors report. It shouldn’t be long before the Bonita start showing up on the reefs and I can’t wait! If you have never been and caught one of these little bullets let me tell you about it. Bonita are a member of the tuna family and are built for speed. On light tackle or a fly rod they can’t be beat for fighting power. Some years are better than others but when they show up the liberty ship off Wrightsville Beach is a top spot. Just about any small minnow imitating fly, plug, or jig will do the trick. Now there is a few things you need to know about catching them. When a school starts busting on top try to ease over to them and cast from as far away as possible. Don’t run up on top of the school or they will go down and you will lose them for a while. If other boats are present don’t crowd each other,  just wait for your shot. Usually if you watch the school you can see which way they are moving and get in front of them. Cut the engine and drift. Lots of the time big Blues and Spanish Mackerel will be mixed in. Hey don’t complain if you are catching fish. The main food they seem to be feeding on is glass minnows and I’ve even caught them trolling small Clark Spoons. Folks when one hits they will make a reel’s drag scream. Now I would recommend checking the weather before you go out on the big pond in a small boat. It can get nasty in a hurry and you don’t want to meet the local Coast Guard guys that way. One more thing about bonita fishing is that it is an early morning thing and the bite usually ends mid morning. Then you can go to work! The boss usually won’t get mad if you take him with you.

The water is getting warmer and the fishing is starting to pick up. On the beach the Mullet and Blues are around. Some nice Red and Black drum are also being caught. Back in the sound the docks are holding some Reds and the holes might have some Trout. The Trout fishing is hot up in the River with some folks limiting out. I’ve heard of some real Gator Trout that have been caught over the winter up that way. Offshore things are happening from 25 miles on out to the Stream. Kings,Wahoo,Tuna,Grouper are all biting. Look for the temperature breaks and you can usually find a hungry fish.

I don’t know about you folks but I’m just counting time till Turkey season and Thats all I’ll say about that! Get ready folks the 2008 outdoors games are about to begin and I hope its a good year for everyone. Remember to send in those photos so we can print them and make you famous. Women, Kids, and even you grumpy old farts send in the pics. Well thats about it for this week so be safe and take a kid with you.

Capt. David
Headhunter Outdoors
(910) 329-0818

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