North Pier Catching Nice Size Flounder

August 31st, 2005 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

The Fall Surf Fishing Tournament is coming up on October 7, 8, and 9 and this could be a great year for fall fishing. As for now, the surf is still producing lots of Croaker along with some real nice size Flounder and Whiting. Pompano are showing up in the surf. No real big ones, but plenty of small ones. By no means are we lacking Blue Fish. There are plenty around! Both piers are still reporting Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish being caught early in the morning and late in the day. The North Pier is reporting some nice size Flounder from two to seven pounds. Slightly offshore, Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish are feeding on Clarkspoons. We have also seen a lot of early season Grey Trout around any hard bottom area. Bottom fishing has also been rather good offshore when you can find a day with decent weather. Boats that have made it out to the Gulf Stream have had some great catches of Wahoo and Dolphin.

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Jimmy Dorman and Robert Guthrie caught this large catch at the rocks at Fort Fisher.

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Bill, Abby and Chris Gumpper caught this Red Drum fishing in the Cape Fear River.

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Kristie Fesslek holding two large King Mackerel caught on July 26th, 2005.

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Ben Nanhoy caught this 4.38 pound Flounder on August 12th, 2005.

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Kevin McKoy caught this 5.3 pound Flounder in Carolina Beach.

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African Pompano

August 24th, 2005 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Well, another week of hot weather has past and we have seen some nice fish. The surf is giving up some decent Flounder from any structure such as pier pilings, old wrecks, drain pipes and even rocks and deep holes. Both piers continue to report catches of Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish. Blues are feeding on Got-Cha-Plugs. In the afternoon, Croakers and Whiting are feeding on shrimp. The surf is still producing some nice fish with lots of Croaker, some Blue Fish and of course Whiting and Flounder. Just offshore, Spanish Mackerel are still very thick and we have seen catches in excess of six pounds. King Mackerel are growing to the twenty-plus pound range and are offshore starting at five-miles out. Bottom fishing is fantastic with lots of Grouper and some big Hog Snappers along with some good size African Pompano. Check out the pair of sixteen pounders in the photo section. If you have a boat that can make the Gulf Stream or are planning a Charter trip, Wahoo and big Dolphin are all over the break. Keep fishin’ and releasin’ Steve and Karen Labanec Seagull Bait and Tackle 910-458-7135

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Andrew Corbin and Darren Davis with two large African Pompano at 15 & 16 pounds caught 8-21-2005.

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Mike & Carson McGee caught these 3.5 and 5.5 pound Flounder on 8-20-2005.

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Jacob Humrich caught this 31 inch 12.6 lb. Red Drum on 7-31-2005.

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Howard Piver caught this large fish last week. Length = 62″ Girth = 20″.

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Roger Horton (front left) caught a tiger shark on August 7, 2005 at Kure Beach, N.C. Roger hooked the shark on 30 lb. test at 2:30 a.m. and landed him about 50 yards on the beach at 10 til 5 a.m. with the help of David Futrell (back left) and Greg Loy (fr)

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