Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 9/21/10 – FALL IS HERE AND THE INSHORE FISHING IS GOOD!!!

September 21st, 2010 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

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

We have caught some really good numbers of redfish over the past couple of weeks fishing live baits on carolina rigs and float rigs. They are also hitting topwater plugs, spinner baits, and soft plastic baits but the numbers are nowhere near as impressive as the live baits. We have lots of double digit-days and double hook ups on the flats and shelly bottom drop-offs in the creeks of the lower Cape Fear. Most of the reds have been upper and over slot fish and an absolute blast on light tackle. There are also some large schools of reds on the flats and the sightcasting has been good when the wind and tides cooperate.

We are also picking up some nice flounder while fishing for the reds on live baits and artificials. I had a customer catch a five and a half pounder this past week on a spinner bait. Targeting flounder on points and docks in the Cape Fear river has been a very effective way to put some nice flatties in the boat. The flounder fishing will only get better as we get into Oct.

The speckled trout bite is getting better throughout the Cape Fear, and we’re hooking the specks while casting live shrimp on float rigs, artificial shrimp imitations, topwater plugs, and soft plastic jigs. The trout fishing is not what it should be, but hopefully the specks will show up as the water cools.

The sheephead are around structure and hitting fiddler crabs on carolina rigs. There is always a possibility of putting good numbers of these tasty fish in the cooler. We are also picking up a few black drum and bluefish. Check out photos from the past couple of weeks and I look forward to my next fall report for the first of Oct.

Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
NC Inshore Fishing Blog
910-619-9580


9/3/10 Mike and Patty doubled up on reds fishing live baits on carolina rigs


9/4/10 Sarah with a upper slot red caught float fishing a live minnow along the marsh edge


9/6/10 A great catch of seafood on a recent Waterman’s trip. Around 70lbs of shrimp, 3/4 bushel of crabs, stone crab claws, numerous fish, and 200 clams that we forgot to add in the picture.


9/11/10 Josh with a red he caught float fishing a live minnow along the marsh edge


9/14/10 Richard with the reds we doubled up on sightcasting to a school on the flats


9/16/10 Mike with a nice flounder he caught on a spinner bait. This bass angler got him a inshore slam his first time saltwater fishing


9/16/10 Zach with 5lb + flounder that inhaled a spinner-bait


9/17/10 Ethan with a flounder he caught fishing a live minnow on a carolina rig. This nine year old also caught several nice redfish.





9/17/10 Ethan, Justin, Denny, and Tom wore out the reds fishing live baits on carolina rigs and float rigs


9/18/10 Greg and Matthew doubled up a couple of times out of schools in the creeks fishing spinnerbaits.

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Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 9/2/10 Fall fishing Coming on Strong!!!

September 2nd, 2010 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

The inshore fishing is good and getting better with catches of redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and sheephead. This is a great time of to get out there and get those inshore slams. There will be lots of good fishing oppurtunities coming up with cooler temps and less people on the water.

The redfish bite has been really good with lots of some drag screaming over the slot fish being caught this past week. The reds are schooled up on the flats, and some smaller schools are working the shellbanks in the creeks of the lower Cape Fear. We are catching the reds on spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and topwater plugs for those that like to fish artificials. Live baits have been the ticket, especially late morning and afternoon. Looks like it is going to be an awesome fall for redfishing.

The speckled trout fishing is picking up and will be getting better. The specs are spread out in the Cape Fear river and falling for an assortment of artificials and of course live shrimp on float rigs and bottom rigs.

The flounder fishing has been good around the grass islands and docks in the Cape Fear area on live mullet and peanut pogies. We are also picking up some flounder throwing artificials for reds and trout in the creeks of the lower Cape Fear river. Look for the flounder fishing to get better as the fall fishing season approaches.

The sheephead bite has also been good around docks and other structure using fiddler crabs. Check out the photos from the past couple of weeks. I should have a good report for the middle of Sept..

Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
NC Inshore Fishing Blog
910-619-9580


8/18/10 Laden and Tate doubled up on upper slot redfish. We caught close to thirty on this day.


8/18/10 Lucas with lower slot red. This 3 yr.old did a great job on the boat and reeling in this red.


Zach with a tripletail we caught on 8/19/10


8/20/10 Wilson with a nice red he caught blindcasting a paddletail jig along a creek bank


8/21/10 Seth with a drag screaming 34 incher he caught sightcasting to a school on the flats


8/21/10 Richard with nice flounder he caught on a paddletail jig



8/23/10 Brett and Robert the father and son dynamic duo tagged teamed good numbers of reds on artificials and live baits


8/27/10 Alexis and Travis doubled up with a flounder and redfish using live mullet minnows


Alexis with a back to back flounder and redfish catch while Travis is hooked up with a redfish on the bow


Travis with the largest red of the day, caught float fishing a live mullet minnow


John and Marvin doubled up on over-slot reds blindcasting jigs along a creek bank. Marvin hooked up with his fish and the rest of the school followed his fish around, then John threw into the school and hooked up with his.


8/29/10 Travis and Lynn doubled up on reds fishing live mullet minnows on carolina rigs


Lynn with a nice sheephead she caught fishing a fiddler crab around some pilings


8/30/10 Chistopher with a over-slot red he caught fishing a live mullet minnow on a bottom rig


8/30/10 Michael and Brian doubled up on over-slot reds along a shelly creek bank


8/30/10 Matthew with yet another over-slot redfish on light tackle. What a blast!!!

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