The Cape Fear River to Wrightsville Beach Inshore Action Percolating with the Hot Weather

August 24th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

Yes it is still hot and yes the fish are still biting. A little harder to find and a little picky, but they are there…waiting for your rod to sing. We have had good luck inshore and near shore as well.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Flounder are biting in most places including the river, hitting live bait and mostly in the rising tide. Reds are just the opposite…biting on the falling tide mostly and playing a little hide and seek.

Near Shore: Spanish mackerel are still a hit and miss attraction with some days being better than others. But the tasty speedsters are fun to catch on flounder rods using the “new” Blue Water Candy Spanish Daisy. Shark fishing is very strong right now with large black tip dominating the fishing. Some nice flounder are biting at the near shore artificial reefs.

Offshore: Offshore seems to be a bit further out this year, primarily due to the warm water temps. Most action for mahi and kings is in the 18+ mile areas. AJ’s are hanging around the offshore reefs and are plenty of fun if you are up to a real battle.

Upcoming: Blessed cool weather is not tooooooo far away and the great fall fishing that goes with it. Big flounder in late September and all of October, redfish everywhere and the appearance the beloved specks will all be happening within just a few weeks. Make your plans to get on the water. And check out the cool new pics in my Photo Gallery!

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

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It is Hot In The Wrightsville/Carolina Beach Area: Fishing That Is!

August 10th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks, just when I didn’t think it could get any hotter, it did. Up one of the creeks last week the temp read 90.1. No joke, a red jumped up and asked for a bottle of “cold” water.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Flounder are biting and good size ones two in the inlets, the cut, the river and the ICW. They are hitting live bait on a carolina rig. Reds are biting too and it doesn’t matter if the bait is dead or alive, just fresh.

Near Shore:  Spanish fishing has been hit and miss would a good mix of blues thrown in. One day they bite like crazy and the next they are hard to find. Shark fishing has been pretty reliable.

Offshore: AJ’s have been strong at the 10-18 mile AR’s. They are hitting live bait and large popping plugs. Lots of fun action. Some big spanish have been biting slow trolled live bait. The king and mahi bite is slow.

Upcoming: It won’t be too long before things cool down a bit and fall fishing starts to get into full swing. Get ready and be part of the action. Check out the hot new photos in my Photo Gallery.

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

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