Trying to get Back to Normal

October 22nd, 2015

Stuart's Nice Drum Oct 15 2015Hi Folks,
Finally dared to venture out 2 weeks after the big rain (12+ inches locally). After some fruitless searching we found some hungry red drum. We were fishing in the waterway near Wrightsville Beach with live poagies on Carolina rigs. Me and my buddy Stuart had five fish and we thought that was a good day. Kept two and cleaned them and ate fish that night. YUM!
INSHORE: I am getting some reports of small trout, but I think that will improve greatly soon. Flounder are biting at the inlets and as I said above there are red drum to be had.
NEAR SHORE: Large schools of menhaden are patrolling the beach and attracting plenty of fish; primarily Spanish, kings and blues.
OFFSHORE: King mackerel and false albacore are the main attractions.
GULF STREAM: Wahoo, some mahi and blackfin tuna are biting for the boats making the trip in the persistent NE wind.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: The river is still messed up from all the rain. Hopefully it will clear some soon and give us a good later fall fishing run.
Until Next Time…LET’S GO FISHING!!!
Capt Rick Bennett

Capt Rick Nice Red Oct 15 2015

Dog Days Will Be Gone Soon

August 22nd, 2015

Hi Folks,
Fishing has been a bit harder or off the past few weeks. Winds and seas haven’t helped much, but we will soon be in that time when things cool and the weather is suppose to cooperate.Let’s hope so anyway. Now here’s my report:
INSHORE: Those with the patience have caught some nice flounder just off the beach, in the inlets and the river. The river has been producing some nice catches of trout. Reds on top water are biting early in the morning.
NEAR SHORE: As mentioned, there are some nice flounder at the near shore reefs. Spanish continue to be on a day, off a day. A few kings are around.
OFFSHORE: Kings and mahi are being caught from 10-25 miles out.
GULFSTREAM: Wahoo have started showing up and larger mahi are biting as well.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: again, some nice flounder and trout are biting in the river. Trout in the southern river; flounder in the middle river and reds in the upper river.
Until Next Time…LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt Rick Bennett

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