Rod-Man Report – Wrightsville Beach

April 19th, 2007 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Rod-Man Report April 19, 2007:

Hi Folks,
High wind and cool temperatures and rain and basically just plain tough weather have hampered fishing somewhat. But, in-between gust and showers, we have managed some good catches nearshore and inshore. As the weather “normalizes” expect all over action to heat up fast.
Now here’s my report:

Inshore: We have had some nice catches of black drum and a few reds as well. Most action has been on shrimp, but that will cease soon as the pinfish are starting to show up…ugh.
Near shore: Bluefish have been strong at the mouth of the inlets as well as on the near shore artificial reefs. They have been biting squid and jigging spoons. Some gray trout are still biting. Have not seen much in the way of bonito yet, but then have had few days this past week when I could get out. Expect them any day when things calm down a bit.
Offshore: Again weather has hampered fishing in this area. I have heard reports of kings in the 23 mile rock area as well as around Frying Pan Tower.
Gulfstream: We all know the fish are there this time of year, but no reports due to high winds.

Be sure to take a look at my video section. We have added one on black drum and will be adding throughout the year. The videos may be accessed from my home page at www.rodmancharters.com. And, see new pics at http://www.rodmancharters.com/fishingreports

Let’s Go Fishing!!!

Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
910-799-6120
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Rod-Man Report – Frying Pan Tower On Of The Hot Spots

April 12th, 2007 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Rod-Man Report April12, 2007

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Hi Folks,
Fishing is picking up daily now. From bluefish to bonito, to black drum, action has been strong this past week. The weather is still a bit wild, but on the good days we have had some very nice catches. Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Water temps are still in the 61-64 degree range. Black drum have been biting fresh shrimp fished on carolina rigs on the falling tide. We had one trip where we caught 22 between 2 and 5 pounds(see pics below). A few reds are making the sceen, but nothing large yet. Some trout are around and are best caught on artificials with GULP providing the best action.
Near shore: Bluefish are biting very well and with some good size too. Around the inlets you can catch them jigging or on bait, with some ranging up to five pounds. At the near shore reefs they are plentiful and an occasional bonito can be had too. Again, using jigging spoons is working well.
Offshore: Kings are still biting well in the 30-40 mile range (at the 69 degree break), with Frying Pan Tower being one of the hot spots.
Gulfstream: Wahoo continue to be very strong here. Yellowfin are starting to show very well also. The only problem has been the weather and the winds too high for many gulfstream trips.

Be sure to check out our latest pics at Rod-Mans Wrightsville Beach Fishing Reports

Look for a new video coming soon on one of our black drum trips. We will be publishing videos on various fishing trips all through the season. We will also be doing some instructional videos as the year goes along. You’ll be able to “catch” them all in the video section listed on our home page. Stand by for more.

Let’s Go Fishing!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
910-799-6120

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