Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 6/18/10 Lots of Action in the Backwaters of the Cape Fear area !!!

June 18th, 2010 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

The inshore fishing has been good with catches of redfish, flounder, sheephead, speckled trout and black drum.

Redfish are the number one target species for me in the backwaters lately. The reds are schooled up on the flats, around oyster rocks, and shellbeds These fish are super strong with the warm water temps and aggressively hitting topwater plugs, jigs and live baits. Many of the fish we have caught lately have been drag screaming over the slot fish with good numbers upper slot fish mixed in. We are also picking up a few flounder and speckled trout when targeted the reds. For those that are not comfortable using artificials, I can make simple by using live baits on float rigs and bottom rigs for reds, trout, and flounder.

The flounder bite has picked up around the inlets and Cape Fear River using live menhaden, finger mullet, and mud minnows on carolina rigs. We are also catching a few speckled trout using live baits,jigs, and artificial shrimp on popping corks.

The sheephead bite continues to be good using live fiddler crabs fished close to pilings and other structure around the Cape Fear area.

Click on this link to read the Guide Time article, Backwater Batting Order, in the recent Fisherman’s Post. I had a really good trip fishing for sheephead, redfish, and flounder with publisher Gary Hurley and editor/writer Max Gaspeny. Also check out the pictures from the past couple of weeks and the awesome short video Topwater Redfish with my son Christian. Thanks again for the video Luke.

Thanks for reading the report,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
NC Inshore Fishing Blog
910-619-9580



6/6/10 Bob and Richard with a couple of the reds they caught using live mud minnows on carolina rigs



8 yr old swim champ Scarlet with a black drum and flounder she caught on 6/7/10. YOU GO GIRL !!!


6/18/10 Jeff with a 29.5 red that fell for a redfish magic soft plastic on a shell point in the lower Cape Fear


6/8/10 Patrick with a nice red he caught fishing a live mud minnow on a carolina rig


6/8/10 James with a sheephead he caught on a live fiddler crab


6/8/10 Ed with a nice red he caught blindcasting a redfish magic jig


6/10/10 Luke had a great day bowfishing on the flats and oyster rocks for sheephead and rays


6/12/10 Missy with a nice red she caught float fishing a live mud minnow


6/12/10 Amy with a nice sheephead she caught using a live fiddler crab on a carolina rig


6/16/10 Ted and Claire had lots of fun collecting sand dollars, clams, and crabs on a seafood excursion.



6/17/10 Maury and John caught lots of lower slot reds, sheephead, croakers, and a speckled trout using live mud minnows and shrimp on bottom rigs.

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Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report between reports. Topwater Redfish Bite is Hot.

June 13th, 2010 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

The topwater redfish bite has been good with some nice schools on the flats. We are also catching good numbers blindcasting jigs and on live baits.

Check out this video of my son Christian on 6/8/10.

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