Red, Flounder, Trout: It’s All Biting Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches

October 27th, 2009 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

johns-big-red-october-23-2009.jpgHi Folks,

Fishing has been pretty darn spectacular this past week. The high point has been an estimated 45 pound red drum. Please check This Week’s Fishing Report on my page to see this beautiful fish. We have caught flounder and trout as well, but this pic had to come out this week. I’ll get the others up soon.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: This is the inshore fisherman’s time to shine. Reds, flounder and trout are biting in the creeks, the waterway, the inlets and the river. Artificials work well, as do live bait. The big red we caught was on a 3? finger mullet. And late fall fishing is going to get even better.

Near Shore: Blues around the inlets on jigs and reds are there two on bait. A few spanish are still around, but blues are much more plentiful and fun to catch on lite tackle. Gray trout are biting live bait and jigs. Albacore are around in small schools. We caught one of those last week as well.

Offshore: The annual king bite at Frying Pan Tower is ON! There are fish between the beach and there as well, but the real bite is at the Tower.

Gulfstream: Reports of wahoo and blackfin tuna have been coming in this past week.

Upcoming: More and better fishing ahead as long as we have good weather. The annual Rod-Man Fishing School is scheduled for February 27, 2010 at the State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. New speakers and new topics should make this year’s school better than ever. Seating is limited so register early.

Meanwhile, until next time….

LET’S GO FISHING!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
910-799-6120

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Fall fishing is into full swing!

October 15th, 2009 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

tims-nice-flounder-on-gulp-october-4-2009.jpgHi Folks,

It seems the weather continues to not want to give us a break. Light rain, nor’easter type winds, and soon…but we are still catching fall fish! Reds, flounder, trout, spanish (when we can get out) are all providing good close in action. Looking ahead, the weather does seem to become very “fallish” by early next week.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Water temps are starting to moderate and that means more inshore action. Reds are bitingartificials and live bait on high water and the falling tide. Find them in the creeks, the ICW and the inlets. Flounder, some very large are biting live bait near the inlets. Trout are biting artificials and live bait in the river, the creeks and the many marsh banks. Look for this action to continue to get better and better over the next few weeks.

Near Shore: Some big spanish are biting along the beach and near the inlets. Clarkspoons and 5-6 knots and deep divers at 3 knots will catch these fish. Some really nice blues are biting near the inlet on full tide. Diamond jigs and stingsilvers will do the trick. Gray trout are biting around the natural and artificial reefs on live bait and jigs.

Offshore: King macks are biting live and dead bait and some fish are very nice. Best spots seem to be in the 10+ mile areas.

Gulfstream: It’s wahoo time! Some nice catches of wahoo have been reported at the Same’Ole.

UpComing: Wow, I am surprised at the early attention my Raleigh fishing school is receiving. Information and registration is available at rodmancharters.com/2010 annual fishing school. Seating IS limited so register early to insure your seat. The school is set for February 27, 2010 and is in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds. The annual Red/Trout Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis is this weekend and the Rod-Man will be doing his best to compete for charity.

Until next time….

LET’S GO FISHING!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
910-799-6120

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