Rod-Man Report August 22, 2007

August 22nd, 2007 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

lagomarsino-reds.jpgHi Folks, The weather is still hot, but we are already seeing some signs of “fall fishing” activity. The finger mullet population is one of the biggest I have seen. Some big spanish mackerel have moved in and the flounder bite keeps improving. Big reds have been patrolling the nearshore reefs. The Rod-Man, along with daughter Kathy and son Ricky, fished the local first annual Wolfpack “Back the Pack” tourney and we took home the largest spanish mackerel (female angler) and the largest flounder (male angler) plaques and a lot of fond memories.Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Some nice flounder have been biting on the rising tide in the inlets and the river. Reds are biting on the falling tide in the ICW and the inlets. Some nice blues are biting at the inlets on the flood tide.

Near Shore: We have had some very good days with spanish this past week. Clarkspoons on bird rigs and #1 planers have been working very well. Nice flounder and a few gray trout are hanging around the AR’s. Big reds are biting at the AR’s; best bite at night.

Offshore: Kings, amberjack and ‘cudas along with some big spanish macks have been biting in the 10- 25 mile range, with the spanish at the closer of the range. Live bait, cigars, ballyhoo; all are getting the job done. Try some GULP squid or cigar minnows…the fish love them and you can catch them easy at the tackle shop.

Gulfstream: Wahooooooooo….Wahoo!

When last I wrote I announced the dates for the 2008 Rod-Man Fishing Schools in Raleigh and Wilmington. I would like to add the we will have tackle for sale from Bug-em Bait, including almost everything the various captains talk about. To see the details you can go to

Stay cool and……

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

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