Topsail & Surf City Outdoors-Fishing Report 7-27-09

July 27th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | 1 Comment »

Hi folks, Capt. David here with this weeks outdoors report. No matter what your pleasure the fish are biting. Offshore the Kings are from the beach on out. Just find the pogey’s and you will find fish. Lots of sharks are feeding on them as well. Farther out in the 10 mile range,Mahi and Sailfish are a good possiblity as is a King. Bottom fishing is good with Grouper in as close as 10-15 miles,on the reefs,ledges and rockpiles. Check you regulations before you keep anything!

 Inshore the Flounder and Redfish bite is hot in the waterway and creeks. Use 3-4 inch Finger mullet or Menhaden on a Carolina rig  at about any structure or creek mouth on the falling tide for the best success. The Redfish are also hitting ntopwater baits and Jigs. Heck if you find a hungry school they will hit about anything you throw in the water.

 The surf and piers are reporting good catchs of everything from Kings to Spots. Just pick your poison folks. If you ain’t fishing now,you are missing out.

 Yes folks there are Alligators around here and there are more than you think. While Gators are rare in the surf it isn’t unheard of! Golf courses and freshwater ponds are ideal places to find one,they are usually more afaid of you than you are of them. That is till they get BIG! If you happen to encounter one,leave them alone and report it to the local Police or Wildlife officer. Remember these are dangerous critters and will attack if threatened.

 On another note,BOATING SAFETY! One person died from a PWC accident last week,close to the Swing bridge. The accident involved two family members and ruined a vacation. Please be careful whether you are in a boat,PWC,kayak or inner tube. One mistake can be deadly. Wear your lifevest and watch out for others. The first thing I learned when I got my Captain’s License was that,no matter what it was everyones fault for a marine accident!

 Well thats it for this week so be safe and take a kid with you!

Capt. David
Headhunter Outdoors
(910) 329-0818

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Topsail & Surf City Outdoors-Fishing Report 7-13-09

July 13th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Hi Folks ,Capt. David here. I’ve been kind of slack here lately with my report and I hope you folks will forgive for my laziness. Heck I’ve been fishin’ my butt off lately. Now here’s the scoop on what’s biting! Reds are everywhere and are hitting everything from big chunks of cut bait to live bait and artificials. Flounder are in now and the creeks are full of them. Lots of small fish are present but some nice flatties are to be had if you are persistent. Specks are biting in the morning and evening and the swing bridge is a good spot to start looking for them. The dredge dock at the south end has all three hanging around and some nice Sheepshead are around the pilings.

Folks, this time of the year, the best thing I can tell you is to fish where a small creek empties into the waterway with a Carolina rig with live or cut bait. If you are fishing with cut shrimp or squid you will catch every Pinfish in the sound.

 The surf is giving up everything from Black drum to blues and the key is to fish after everybody gets out of the water. Pompano, Reds, Flounder, Spots, Mullet and who knows what else will bite.

 Offshore the kings are all the way to the beach and a buddy of mine lost one in last weekends tournament that was close to 50 lbs within a half mile from the beach around a big school of bait.

Bottom fishing is good on the reef, wrecks, and ledges but be careful when you go out! Topsail inlet is a mess and the channel is narrow and treacherous even though it’s been dredged.

One other thing I would like to address is courtesy and safety on the water. If you see someone fishing try to give them a wide berth or slow down when you pass them and don’t run your jet-ski’s up close to the bank or up in the marsh creeks. Folks, the sound is the nursery area for everything in the sea and we need to protect it at all costs. Not only does it filter pollutants from the water but it provides shelter for juvenile marine life. Just remember when you are on the water, RESPECT is the key to remember, For the fish and other people on the water!

Well that’s it for this week so be safe and take a kid with you.

Capt. David
Headhunter Outdoors
(910) 329-0818

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