Wrightsville to Carolina Beach: It is Still Hot and the Fish are Still Biting!

July 26th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,
It seems like a rerun or groundhog day the movie. It’s hot and the fish keep biting. Now it’s the when and the wherethat is important. Redfish are biting in the ICW and the inlets as well as the river. I am having my best catches on fresh menhaden, alive or dead. Flounder are biting early, and I mean early. They are hitting live bait, menhaden or finger mullet. Spanish are biting well in the ocean.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Water temps are in the mid to upper eighties. But, just like us, fish gotta eat. Reds are biting best on the falling tide and flounder on the incoming tide. If you can catch the right tide in the early morning so much the better. We even had a tarpon rolling and balling bait right behind the boat today in the ICW.

Near Shore: To carry on, a few tarpon sightings and catches have been reported. Spanish macks have been biting along the beaches out to 40 feet. Sharks fishing is on.

Offshore: Kings are in deeper water 18 miles out. Some mahi and maybe a few sails are around as well. Live bait, ballyhoo or cigar minnows are the baits of choice.

Upcoming: I would guess it is a safe bet the more hot weather is in store, but it looks like we have a brief “cooling spell” coming over the nest few days…only in the upper 80’s. Fish early and fish deep for best results.

Until Next Time….
LET’S GO FISHING!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
910-520-7661

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Red Fishing is on Fire Wrightsville to Carolina Beach

July 13th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

Redfishing is on fire. We have and are having several days of multiple catches in multiple spots (pun intended). Spanish macks are biting hard as well. Inshore waters are around 83 and ocean waters are around 81. It’s hot, but so is the fishing.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Again, the reds are biting well on the falling tide. Chunks of menhaden, live menhaden or finger mullet fished on a carolina rig seem to be the best bets. The fish are in the inlets, the waterway and the creeks. Some nice flounder are biting as well, mostly in the deeper holes in the inlets and the cut.

Near Shore: Spanish mackerel fishing is firing up very nicely. Quality fish are biting clarkspoons and of course bird rigs in 15 to 40 feet of water. Tarpon are making their appearance along the beach with several sightings almost daily. Flounder are holding on the near shore artificial reefs.

Offshore: The best bite for mahi and kings has been in the 18 mile area. Some fish are being found around ten miles. live bait trolled slow and ballyhoo trolled fast seem to be working best.

Upcoming: The only thing the heat seems to be slowing down are the fishermen. The water is so warm you expect some of the fish you catch to come in cooked and ready to eat….but they keep biting and that is what we want. Check out the Photo Gallery  for all the latest pics.

Until next time…
LET’S GO FISHING!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett   
Rod-Man Charters
910-520-7661

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