Topsail & Surf City Outdoors-Fishing Report 8-18-09

August 18th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Hi folks, Capt. David here with this weeks outdoors report. Folks if you like to fish now is the time to get on the water. Baitfish are plentiful and easy to catch. Finger mullet are everywhere and are my choice for bait this time of the year. Pogeys come in a close second but the problem is finding the right size. The surf and waterway is full of big pogeys which will make the king fisherman happy. The Reds are everywhere along the waterway and are right up next to the bank in a foot of water. If you sit just about anywhere long enough you can catch a nice Red. Lots of docks are holding fish too but keeping a big fish out of the pilings can be a chore and Barnacles and Oysters will cut braided line just about as quick as mono. Lots of Flounder are around and some nice ones are being caught around the docks and creek mouth’s. The old tire reef is holding some big ones too.

 Offshore, the Kings are from the surf on out and some Mahi are hanging out in the 20 mile range. Sails are still scattered around and Spanish are still biting too. Now don’t go ahead and plan a Saturday trip because we are going to have some rough seas rolling in soon. Remember it’s that time.”H” season! I ain’t going to say it for fear of jinxing us. Even if it doesn’t come too close to us it will pick up the sea swells. If you go out, be darn careful and check the marine forecast!

The bottom fishing offshore is good if you can find a rockpile or ledge. Grouper, Snapper and Black Bass are all possible now. The headboats are doing good and is a great way to spend a day on the water!

 Hunting season is right around the corner folks and I for one can’t wait. Get a new regulations guide and read it because there are always some changes and you need to know them before you take to the field. The wildlife officers are usually very nice guys till you make them do their job! If they catch you doing something illegal you can bet you butt you will get a ticket. With court costs and fines these days it will usually cost a couple of hundred bucks and maybe your hunting license for a couple of years. It just ain’t worth it! 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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Nate and Jake Antonica from Raleigh with a couple of nice Reds. Count the spots

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Topsail & Surf City Outdoors-Fishing Report 8-3-09

August 3rd, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Hi folks, Capt. David with the outdoors report. The fishing is hot everywhere. Inshore or offshore, whatever you enjoy catching is available. Redfish and flounder are everywhere in the sound from back up in the creeks to along the waterway. The Finger mullet are plentiful and are the top choice now. A fat Flounder can’t pass up a 4-5 inch Mulllet on a Carolina rig. Just fish  around docks and piers till you find a productive dock. Structure is the key to finding fish this time of the year. Docks, Oyster reefs, Creek mouth’s are the first place to look. Don’t waste a lot of time if the Pinfish are tearing up your bait either. Move to the next spot and while you’re at it, keep a eye out for baitfish jumping and running. That means the something scared them and that’s usually a big fish!

Offshore has been kinda rough lately but when you can get out, the fishing is great. Kings from the beach on out, Mahi 10-15 miles out and Sailfish scattered around to keep it interesting. The bottom fishing is good to on the hardbottoms and reefs. Snapper, Grouper and Black bass are all possible.

On the hunting side, it’s almost time again boys and girls! Dove season at labor day then bow season for deer on Sept. 12th. Clean your shotgun and warm up with a few skeet then get out your bow and practice. Check your treestand and harness. Let the games begin! Well thats it for this week so remember to be safe and take a kid with you!

Capt. David
Headhunter Outdoors
(910) 329-0818

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