Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 6/30/13 Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sheephead. Catching a little bit of everything on the inshore and backwaters of the lower Cape Fear.

June 30th, 2013 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

The inshore and backwater fishing has been fair here in Southeastern NC over the past couple of weeks.  We have had a crazy weather pattern with rain and southwest winds this past week and forecast for the next couple of days.  We have been plugging along, dodging storms, and catching a few fish.  Hopefully when this blows over the fishing will get back to normal.  We are targeting a little bit of everything, from flounder to sheephead.  Some days we have caught flounder, redfish, sheephead, speckled trout, red and black drum all in a days trip.

Flounder are hitting jigs and live mud minnows and menhaden.  We have even caught flounder on spoons recently.  Largest flounder this past week was 7.25 lbs.

Reds are on the flats and hitting jigs and topwater plugs on calm days.  With the wind blowing lately we have caught reds in the creeks on spoons, jigs, topwater plugs, and Gulp baits.  Live minnows have worked best lately on the reds.

Fishing fiddler crabs around structure has produced some nice sheephead and black drum recently.

We have caught a few speckled trout on jigs, Mirrolures, and live baits in the creeks and bays of the lower Cape Fear.

Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from the past few weeks.  These are just a few of the good catches we have had recently.

Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog
910-619-9580
“Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters- Making inshore and backwater fishing fun and simple for kids and for anglers of all skill levels.”



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Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 6/9/13 Summertime Inshore and Backwater Fishing is Here!!! Reds, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheephead, Black Drum, Tripletails and Bluefish

June 9th, 2013 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

The inshore and backwater fishing is heating up and should be getting better as we head into the beginning of the summer fishing season.  We have had some tough days mixed in with lots of good days recently. Hopefully the inshore fishing will become more consistent with the flounder and sheephead starting to show in the inshore and backwaters.  We have caught reds, speckled trout, and black drum into the spring and it will be nice to have a few more options.  June is typically one of the best months of the year and I am looking forward to the summer fishing season to get into full swing.

We are still catching decent numbers of redfish on topwater plugs, DOA soft plastics, Gulp baits.  We are also catching reds using the simple methods of fishing live minnows and shrimp on carolina rigs and float rigs.  Most of the reds have been lower to under-slot fish but we have got on to some larger reds in the upper to over-slot range.  There are some large schools of upper and over-slot reds on the flats and the sight fishing has been good when conditions are right.  When sightfishing for reds we have been throwing topwater plugs, DOA soft plastics, and Gulp baits and for finicky schooling reds, live mud minnows pinned to jigheads.  Redfish grow quick and we should have a good summer fishing for redfish.  We are also picking up a few flounder and speckled trout while fishing for reds.

The sheephead are starting to show and putting a few of these tasty fish in the cooler is always a possibility in the summer months.  We are catching sheephead holding close to pilings and rockpiles using fiddler crabs on carolina rigs.  We are also picking up a few black drum while fishing for sheephead.

The flounder have been slow to show and the flounder fishing should be getting better as we head into mid June.  The peanut pogies have shown up thick in the Cape Fear River and good numbers of flounder should not be far behind.  Fishing these baits on points, docks and around creek mouths will put some good sized flatfish in the cooler. Flounder also love Gulp Baits and we have good days on flounder in the summer by dropping the trolling motor, covering ground, and throwing Gulp Shrimp and Jerkbaits.

We have caught a few speckled trout on topwater plugs, mirrolures, and soft plastics.  We have also caught a few tripletails around crab pot bouys and catching one of these mysterious fish is always a possibility in the summer months. There are also lots of bluefish showing up on the inshore waters.

I recently added a new 2012 21′ Key West Skiff powered by a 2012 Yamaha 115 Four Stroke outboard to the Seahawk Inshore fleet.  This boat will be used for my Waterman Seafood trips and I will also occasionally use it on my fishing charters where more than three people are involved.  This boat has a ton of room and is equipped with a MinnKota Talon and trolling motor.  I am looking forward to getting this boat fully rigged and into action this week.

Thanks for reading the report and check out a few of the photos from my recent fishing trips.
Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog
910-619-9580
“Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters- Making inshore and backwater fishing fun and simple for kids and for anglers of all skill levels.”

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