Fishing Explosion at Wrightsville Baech

May 20th, 2013 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

This has been the most unusual early fishing season I personally have experienced in over 16 years of professional fishing. This past weekend saw an explosion of near shore fishing, while inshore fishing with the exception of the river, has slooooooooooooowed way down. Winds have been consistently SW for a good period and have brought good fishing to the area. The SW winds are forecast to stay for a while. Bait fish are abundant and HOPEFULLY everything will soon be NORMAL! Water temps in the ocean are around 67 and inshore 70. Now here is my report:

INSHORE: Some redfish and a few smaller flounder are biting bait and artificials near Wrightsville Beach. Best tide for both seems to be the falling.

NEAR SHORE: The best run of Atlantic bonito in years hit the Wrightsville Beach area this past week. Large schools of bonito were biting your favorite casting jig, trolled clarkspoons or Crystal Minnow Deep Divers. Plenty of bluefish, large Spanish and spring kings added to the foray.

OFFSHORE: Kings and AJ’s are biting at the 15 to 25 mile areas. Live bait is sure to attract any patrolling cobia also.

GULFSTREAM: The steam is producing wahoo, blackfin and mahi.

CAPE FEAR RIVER: While generally inshore fishing has slowed somewhat the Cape Fear might be the exception. The upper river is producing trout while the lower river is producing trout and redfish.

UPCOMING: The door is open and the fish are really starting to come through. With consistent SW winds we should see the inshore fishing explode like all the rest is right now. Flounder fishing should pick up as well as redfish. Please be sure to check out the photo section of my website, www.rod-man.com., for the latest photos.

Until next time: LET’S GO FISHING!!!

“Fishing is Our Business”
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man, Inc.
www.rod-man.com
www.custom-fishingrods.com
rodman@rod-man.com

910-520-7661

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Inshore Fishing Turning On WB and CB

April 23rd, 2013 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Comments Off

Hi Folks,

Can you believe this wind? Seems like it has been blowing forever. Sea water temp is right at 60 although it is warmer inside, closer to 65+. The 5 day forecast looks like the north winds will go south around Thursday with temps warming back into the 70′s. We had a trip Friday just before this front came through and caught a nice mess of black and red drum. The fish are definitely here, we just need a weather break.

Now here’s my report:

INSHORE: Black drum and red drum are plentiful right now. We are catching them on the falling and rising tide. Best bait is fresh shrimp. I use a Carolina rig with a #2 Eagle Claw 042 hook. A few flounder are around but look for that activity to pick up as the water warms.

NEAR SHORE: Bluefish are biting jigging spoons at the inlets on the high tide. We need the water temps to get above 60 to see better fish migration toward shore.

OFFSHORE: Some good bottom fishing going on when the wind allows the boats to go fishing.

GULFSTREAM: Wahoo and blackfin are biting strong and some mahi are being caught as well.

CAPE FEAR RIVER: Lots of fish in the river. Trout, reds and whiting are the main targets. You can catch the reds and trout on artificials and the whiting on fresh shrimp. Always try to use fresh shrimp.

UPCOMING: We will probably have a jump from a cool spring to a hot summer before long. When it does look for a week long shock to the fish as all of a sudden the water warms. Then fishing will really take off.

Be sure to check out my latest photos at http://www.rod-man.com/fishingphotos/main.php. We have made several guided trips recently and several more are on the calendar. We are looking forward to a lot of fish this year.

Until next time… LET’S GO FISHIN!!!

“Fishing is Our Business”

Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man, Inc.
www.rod-man.com
www.custom-fishingrods.com
rodman@rod-man.com

910-520-7661

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