Wrightsville Beach Fishing Report – Reel Adventure Charters

April 15th, 2007 by Capt. Matt Wirt | Comments Off

Hello everyone. Please check out our new sites: www.wrightsvillebeachfishing.net and www.carolinabeachfishing.net, they were just updated with a new design and will soon be packed full of video’s and how to’s etc, just like our main site www.reel-adventure.com. Lots of other good news is hopefully on the way. It is quite possible we will be adding a brand new 25 ft bay boat to the current fleet. A few things still have to be lined up with the deal but this boat will give us some added range along with a super dry ride and a bit more fishing room. Stay tuned! We are also entering the fly fishing arena this year and I am very excited about it. I built an awesome G Loomis 12 weight rod and mated it up with a Tibor Billy Pate marlin reel to target 100 lb sharks, AJ’s, Dolphin, King Mackerel and Barracuda. Also in the lineup is a G Loomis 8 weight that I built and mated it up with another Tibor reel, the Billy Pate bonefish reel in an awesome red finish. I was lucky to get this reel as there were only about 20 produced worldwide. These fly rods are available for customer use.

Now for the fishing report.

Offshore: Things are heating up. The kings are still far out but are moving in closer and closer each day with the warming water temps. The Bonito have made a poor showing so far but all is not lost with these tasty fish. We still have a chance at a good run of them, we will just have to wait and see. The Bluefish have taken up residence at the near shore wrecks and are very aggressive. One of my last trips my customer stated he loved Bluefish and his party was promptly sent home with a limit of 60 Bluefish in a half day trip. Jigging these wrecks should produce lots of fun for the next few weeks. The water needs to warm up just a bit more and then the Spanish should be here. We are waiting and ready to go! I can’t wait to see a Spanish on the other end of that 8 wt fly rod!

Inshore: This week we caught and released out first Flounder which is always a good sign. We are doing well with the red drum and have caught many in the upper slot range and a few over the slot fish that we tagged and released. Most of these fish are fresh in from the ocean and are hungry! The Speckled Trout bite has slowed a bit. There are lots of them around, they just seem to be scattered out now. Our live bait situation should improve dramatically in the next week. No finger mullet yet, but we do have Menhaden inshore. They are down in the water column. We caught quite a few bluefish yesterday inshore on Gulp! and these Bluefish will soon drive the Menhaden to the surface where we can get them with a cast net. The small sand sharks are just coming off of spawn and these guys are a lot of fun on light tackle. Check out the pics at my website: www.reel-adventure.com/blog for the female we caught and the male was still holding on to her. We reached down and grabbed both of them and only one was hooked! This was a first for me and gave us all a big laugh!

The fishing is great, just target what is biting and have fun!

Let’s go fishing!

Capt. Matt Wirt

Reel Adventure Charters

Next Level Custom Rods

910-540-0570
Wilmington, NC

www.reel-adventure.com

www.wrightsvillebeachfishing.net

www.carolinabeachfishing.net

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Carolina Beach & Wrightsville Beach Fishing Report….REEL ADVENTURE CHARTERS

April 1st, 2007 by Capt. Matt Wirt | Comments Off

Hello everyone. The season is really heating up and so is the fishing. Our charter trips out of Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach have been doing well and we have been catching everything from upper slot red drum, many 3 pound speckled trout, gray trout, tautog, black drum, bluefish, and sharks just to name a few. The weather has been fantastic and the fishing has been great right along with it.

Inshore: The water temps have been ranging from 60 in the ICW to 66 degrees on the flats back in the bay. The red drum seem to be out of their winter pattern and are feeding heavily with the warmer water. Dead low tide on warm sunny days provides the best results. We are catching them with Gulp shrimp and jerk baits. There are many new reds coming in fresh off the ocean with sea lice attached to them and they are foraging around for food. These guys are aggressive and willing to take a hook! Dock fishing in the ICW has offered up some nice slot size redfish as well as some very nice speckled trout. These trout are large which tells me lots of them weathered the winter and we should have a banner year with the trout.

Off shore: The water is in the 60 to 62 degree range from the beach out to 12 miles. We are starting to get some nice bluefish and gray trout on the near shore wrecks along with some nice tautog and black drum which are both great eating. I have seen numerous boils on the surface (in the 7 mile range) but they have been scattered out to much to find out what it is. It is either Bonito or False Albacore but again they have been too scattered to get a hook in one. Lots of birds are also working the bait. Speaking of bait, the wrecks are loaded with baitfish. As soon as the water temp rises the Spanish and kings will be in to snack on them. I can’t wait!
As you can tell the fishing has been great, this time of year you just have to target what is biting and as long as the rod is bent I am happy! Be sure to check out our websites @ www.wrightsvillebeachfishing.net and www.carolinabeachfishing.net soon for some new updated videos. And if you haven’t been to our main site lately www.reel-adventure.com there are lots of videos up right now. Check them out!

Click here for this weeks pics! http://www.reel-adventure.com/blog/
Let’s go fishing!
Capt. Matt Wirt
Reel Adventure Charters
Next Level Custom Rods
www.reel-adventure.com
www.wrightsvillebeachfishing.net
www.carolinabeachfishing.net
910.540.0570 Wilmington, NC

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