Fall Fishing in Full Swing at Wrightsville Beach

October 19th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

Slowly but surely the waters are returning to normal after the deluge we endured a few of weeks ago. The fish are responding as well. As the cool night temperatures continue and water temps continuing falling, look for better and best fishing to come.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Redfish, red drum, puppy drum, spottails, whatever you want to call them, they are biting hard. Live bait, fresh cut bait, Gulp SW, all are catching nice fish. Flounder are still around and some big fish are biting. You have to hunt for them and be patient, but they are around. Live bait and Gulp SW are both working. A few trout are biting, but the water is still a bit warm for the trout bite to be consistent.

Near Shore: Bluefish are biting just outside the inlet and along the beach. Some of these fish are in the 3-4 pound size range. Some gray trout are around but be cognizant of the new regs on gray: only one fish per person inside of three miles. Of course I am sure the netters will be able to get all they want. False albacore have made their first few appearances, but look for that to become better and better. Some nice size spanish are still biting. Try the Yozuri Deep Divers trolled at 3.2 kts.

Offshore: Reports of kings in the 15 + mile range are coming in, but I think it is safe to say this has not been a banner year for kings….watch out for next year!

Gulfstream: The stream is becoming very active. Wahoo, blackfin and mahi are biting well.

Upcoming: Lots of things to mention. Please be sure to check out the Photo Gallery for the latest pictures on my site at www.rodmancharters.com/fishingreports/.  Look for the trout bite to get really going almost any day now. And the other fishes should continue to get better and better. I know it is early, but the Boat Shows and Expos are really not that far away. I will be in Raleigh Jan. 7-9; Richmond Jan. 21-23, and Greensboro Feb. 25-27. Hope to see many of you there. Along with many seminars, I will have loads of my hand made rods and discount prices at all these shows. I will also be part of the NC Sportsman Fishing School right here in Wilmington in March. More on that later/

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

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Cool Temps Equals Fall Fishing at Wrightsville Beach

October 6th, 2010 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

Yes we had a little rain, oh about two feet, but the fishing is turning on and things are getting back to normal real quick. This week we have caught several reds and flounder with a 6.75 pounder leading the list.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: As mentioned above, the flounder and reds are biting. I am having good luck on Gulp SW 4? Baitfish fished on a 1/4 oz. jig head. We caught a 6.75 pound flounder on that rig. I am also catching reds on the same rig and also on cut menhaden fished on a carolina rig. Both fish have been doing well on the falling tide.

Near Shore: Blues and spanish are biting trolling rigs and jigging spoons. Big reds are cruising around the beaches too. They are hitting cut and live bait. Going looking for some grays tomorrow.

Offshore: I have heard reports of some nice kings moving in to the 7-10 mile areas.

Gulfstream: No Reports.

River: Due to resent rains the river is a bit high right now but should be getting back down soon. It was good for red, trout and flounder before the rains.

Upcoming: Lots of great fall fishing ahead. The hard trout bite hasn’t even started. It’s time to make plans to get on the water and soon!

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

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