Fall Fishing has Begun at Wrightsville Beach

September 20th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

At least half the time since my last report was spent trout fishing in Montana, but more about that later. Here in good ole southeast NC, the redfish action is going great. Throw in some gray trout and flounder and fishing is a blast.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: This is where the fishing is at right now. Redfish, flounder and gray trout are feasting on live and chunked finger mullet. In the ICW I am having my best luck on the falling tide. We had one trip where we wore out the reds on artificials…8 fish. We used Gulp 5? Pearl White Jerk Baits on a 1/4 oz. white jig head.

Near Shore: Things are a bit messed up due to Igor, but the blues are just beginning their fall run and should be hammering baits in a couple of weeks or so. False albacore have made their appearance and should continue sporadically for the next 2 months. We should have one more good run of spanish macks once things settle down.

Offshore: With the numerous storms passing to our east, (and be thankful they stayed east), offshore fishing for kings has been spotty at best. October has the potential to be a great king mack month.

Gulfstream: No Reports

Upcoming: I want to cover three things in this section. First, the fall fishing is going well inshore and should get only better in the

near future. Second please check out my Halloween special at http://www.rodmancharters.com/rates.htm. Finally, I would like to recap my recent fly-fishing trip to Montana. We stayed at the fabulous Crane Meadow Lodge near Twin Bridges Montana. The lodge run by outfitter Cody Meine, consists of a main building for the kitchen, dining area and gathering room, along with a huge covered deck for enjoying the scenery and counting the deer that pass by. Also, there are four very nicely appointed cabins. The Lodge was our headquarters for three days of some of the most exciting and beautiful trout fly-fishing you could ever imagine. It was my first experience at fresh water fly-fishing and my daughter’s first ever fly-fishing. Despite our lack of experience, our knowledgeable guides put us on approximately 75+ fish each in just three days of fishing. The scenery, the camaraderie and the fishing make Crane Meadow Lodge stand above the crowd. Visit their site at www.cranemeadow.com or contact Cody at 406-684-5777. If you want to fly-fish for rainbows and browns, this is the place to go.

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

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Redfish on Fire after Earl Passes Off Wrightsville Beach

September 7th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,
Time for a fishing report. It’s a bit abbreviated due to Earl, but some real positives are happening; like the awesome redfish action we experienced Sunday morning. Then there is the big Spanish bite going on right now. And more….
Now here’s my report:

Inshore: The Redfish are biting. We caught and released several very nice fish Sunday ranging for 4+ to 8 pounds. As usual, the lady on the boat did the most work. Flounder are biting very nicely in the inlets, the ICW, Snow’s Cut and the River.

Near Shore: Spanish and blues are biting hard. Shark fishing is going strong.

Offshore: Not many reports coming in as yet, but those that are state lots of bait pods are around which means the kings cannot be far away. AJ’s still hanging on the offshore reefs.

Gulfstream: No reports.

Upcoming: It’s getting so close, fall fishing, I can almost smell the fresh crisp air. As a matter of fact, I will smell it for sure this Friday thru next Wednesday as I make a trip to Big Sky country in Montana to try my luck on some nice trout with the fly rod. With lows in the mid 30’s and highs in the mid 60’s, it may be hard to come back! Be sure to check out the new picks in my Photo Gallery.

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

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