Hot 4th of July Fishing Around Wrightsville Beach!

June 29th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks and an early Happy July 4!
The weather is hot; guess that is a BGO (Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious). Fishing has been pretty hot as well. From 6 pound flounder to 27 inch reds inshore and 3+ pound spanish near shore to nice kings and mahi a little further out, fishing has been hopping.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: We have caught some very nice flounder up to 6 pounds. All have been caught on menhaden fished on carolina rigs, some on the falling tide and some on the rising tide. Strong redfish have been biting well. We have had fish up to 27 inches. Best tide is falling and menhaden have been our bait of choice.

Near Shore: Some very nice spanish have moved into the area with several fish over 3 pounds. Most of these fish are in 18 to 40 feet of water and are primarily hitting clarkspoons on planers and bird rigs. A little further out, say 10 miles king macks and mahi are biting live bait, cigar minnows and ballyhoo.

Offshore: More kings and mahi and some sialfish as well. AJ’s are biting at the School House. Try bringing them up with large popping plugs on heavy spinning gear.

Upcoming: We are entering the hot and hotter time of the year. Fishing is and will be still very good, but often you need to fish some deeper (cooler water to get the results you want. Fishing early in the morning or late in the evening will also pay dividends.
Be sure to check out the new pics in the photo gallery and feel free to look around the site (  where you will find lots of information.

Until next time….
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters

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Fishing is HOT HOT HOT from Wrightsville to Carolina Beach!

June 15th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,
Overall fishing has been excellent. We have seen a very fast heating of the water with the recent scolding temperatures and that has created some erratic fish behavior. Bottom line, look for fish in deeper, cooler water.

Now here is my report:

Inshore: The flounder bite is on! We caught several fish this week, some nearly 5 pounds. Using smaller menhaden on a carolina rig and moved slowly. When you get a strike, be sure NOT to jerk A flounder is going to scale your bait before he eats it. Give him some time. Reds are biting well also. Same bait and same rig on a falling tide. Some big bluefish are still around as well. We landed a 9 pounder while flounder fishing!

Near Shore: Near shore the cobia have made a strong showing at the inlets and near shore AR’s. Spanish macks have been on one day and off the next. When you find them the bite well and then on other days they seem to be non-existent. Blues are still around.

Offshore: Kings are moving closer fast. Mahi are as well. Look for a strong showing in the 10 mile areas in the next few days. I am a live baiter, but cigar minnow and ballyhoo will do nicely too.

Upcoming: As we approach the HEAT of summer consider fishing early or late in the day. When possible fishing deeper water can produce good results. I have added several pics to this year’s photo gallery. Check them out.

Until next time:
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters

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