EARLY SPRING FISHING REPORT

March 30th, 2017 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,
Funny weather, not so much. Should have fished in February because March got COLD. Temps are warming up this week and that is on par for a good April…I hope. Winds have been a bit tough lately but hopefully will be coming down soon. Now hear is my report:

Inshore: Reds and trout and some flounder are biting on artificials and fresh shrimp. Creeks, inlets and ICW are holding fish.

Near Shore: Bluefish are biting on jigs, spoons and Crystal Minnows. It’s about time for the bonito to show up.

Offshore: Bottom fishing is producing some nice sea bass.

Gulf Stream: When the boats can get out they are getting good catches of wahoo, blackfin and kings.

Cape Fear River: Good catches of Virginia mullet are to be had in the southern river.

Upcoming: We are just getting started. Look for bonito any day now and in a very few weeks the Spanish should arrive.
Until Next Time…LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt Rick Bennett
www.rod-man.com
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rodman@rod-man.com
910-520-7661

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Pre-Ana and Post-Ana Report

May 8th, 2015 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

Windy and turbulent seas with rain showers mixed in for variety are the order of this weekend and possibly a little beyond. Prior to the storm we were catching a variety of fishes. It may take a week or two for things to calm down. Current water temps are ranging from the high 60’s to the low 70’s.
INSHORE: Red drum, black drum and a few smaller flounder have been biting. Best baits have been live bait if you can find it, or fresh cut bait. For me the best tide has been the falling.
NEAR SHORE: Bluefish, small to large Spanish mackerel, and bonito have been biting trolling lures as well as casting and jigging spoons. Best areas have been the close in artificial reefs.
OFFSHORE: Some king mackerel and bonito action has been reported around 10 miles.
GULF STREAM: The main bite right now is wahoo with blackfin added to the mix.
UPCOMING: With Ana with us it is hard to say what will be around when she is gone. Hopefully a couple of tide changes will settle things back down and we can get on with our late spring fishing.
Until next time: Happy Mother’s Day and LET’S GO FISHING…
Capt. Rick Bennett
www.rod-man.com
www.custom-fishingrods.com
rodman@rod-man.com
910-520-7661

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