Spanish and Blues Off Wrightsville Beach

April 29th, 2009 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

frank-dick-al-and-art-nice-catch-april-24-2009.jpgHi Folks,

Give us a little great weather and we can catch some fish! This past week has provided awesome near shore fishing for blues and spanish. Double digit catches of both were an every day affair. Unfortunately the bonito off Wrightsville Beach have not been so cooperative. Best baits have been jigs and Yozuri Deep Divers.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: You all will be happy to know that the pinfish have shown up…ha! So we have to change baits to catch the black and red drum from fresh shrimp to cut bait and squid. Live bait will work well on the reds.

Near Shore: Blues and spanish RULE! Catch-em jigging, trolling clarkspoons, or trolling Deep Divers. Water is up to right at 67. Look for some spring kings before long and some cobia too.

Offshore: Kings are getting closer. 18 miles and moving in.

Gulfstream: Wahoo and blackfin tuna along with some mahi make up the stream bite.

Coming Up: It’s almost May and the flounder bite is just around the corner. Love to catch those big flatties.

Be sure to check out my page for new photos. Until next time…..

LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Rick Bennett

Rod-Man Charters

910-799-6120

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Lots of Fish Biting Around Wrightsville Beach

April 27th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

angelas-big-black-drum-april-19-2009.jpgHi Folks,

Fishing is getting better and better. Inshore water temps are above 65 and near shore water temps are 65. Lots of fish biting now and more to show as the days go by.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Lots of black drum around the docks in the ICW and the creeks. You will find a few reds with them too. So far fresh shrimp cut into 1? chunks, fished on a carolina rig has done well; but the pinfish are showing up and a more sturdy bait will be needed soon.

Near Shore: Lots and lots of very nice bluefish are biting jigging spoons. A few bonito and a few spanish are also biting. Look for more and more spanish very soon with the water now at 65 degrees. Trolling Yozuri Deep Divers may add to your catch.

Offshore: I have received numerous reports of king mackerel in the 20-25 mile areas. Some false albacore and bonito are mixed in as well.

Gulfstream: No reports received this week, but with the light winds, would expect the wahoo and tuna have been biting well.

Upcoming: While we all thought the season would be slow to start due to the cooler weather, it appears the fish pretty much know when to get it going. Things are starting to explode and look for more explosive fishing every day. Bonito, spanish, flounder all will be going strong. Please check out my latest fish pics: http://www.rodmancharters.com/fishingphotos/main.php

A few seats remain for my “IN the Water” fishing school. Anyone interested can call me or check it out at my website: www.rodmancharters.com

Until next time then…..

LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Rick Bennett

Rod-Man Charters

910-799-6120

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