Speckled Trout Fishing at Wrightsville Beach is HOT

November 22nd, 2011 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

Speckled trout fishing is very good right now and many feel it hasn’t hit its peak yet! High double digit catches of nice fish are common. Other inshore action is very good as well. Offshore the king mackerel bite is on fire. Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Specks galore! Live shrimp and Gulp are about equal in trout landings. In many cases the best bite is on falling water, but don’t hesitate to fish the rising water as well. The important thing with trout is moving water. Red drum action in the river has been pretty awesome as well. Capt Seth from Double Haul Guide Service has had some terrific catches on fly rods in the river. Some sheepshead and ring tail porgies are biting around the jetties.

Near Shore: Some nice red drum and black drum are right behind the breakers. Fresh cut bait and shrimp will get the job done.

Offshore: The king mackerel bite has been awesome in the 20 to 40 mile areas.

Gulfstream:  Boats traveling to the stream have been doing well on wahoo and blackfin tuna.

Upcoming: Inshore trout fishing should continue to get better and better as long as it doesn’t get too cold.

On a personal note, the Rod-Man has made a change in his business pursuits. I am no longer going to be active in day to day chartering. Basically my business will still remain very active in the fishing business. I will be offering “ON YOUR BOAT GUIDED TRIPS”; I will be offering a Charter Booking Service, representing the best captains in the area for: flats boat fly-fishing, inshore fishing, river fishing, near shore fishing, offshore fishing and gulfstream fishing. Rod-Man Charter Booking Service covers from Topsail to Southport, from the shallows to the Gulfstream. Visit www.rodmancharters.com for details or inquire at 910-520-7661. We look forward to serving you in our new capacity. Finally, I will continue to offer my custom made fishing rods. With over 25 years experience in building fishing rods I can make your custom rod a special fish catching instrument. Check us out at www.custom-fishingrods.com

Capt. Rick Bennett 
Rod-Man On Your Boat Guided Trips
Rod-Man Custom Fishing Rods 
Rod-Man Charter Booking Service
407 Fox Wood Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409

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