May 25th, 2017

Rick's MahiHi Folks,
The weather is allowing me to finally post a report. Prior to recent weather deterioration fishing has been very good and by the weekend hopefully said fishing will get back on tract. Now here’s my report:
INSHORE: Reds and flounder biting, mostly on live bait which is showing up in good numbers. Fish near heavy structure; falling tide for reds and incoming tide for flounder.
NEAR SHORE: The Spanish macks have shown up along with some big bluefish. Trolling and casting/jigging will get the fish.
OFFSHORE: Kings and false albacore are biting from 10 to 25 miles. Trolling live bait, ballyhoo or spoons will work.
GULF STREAM: No current reports. Last week I was lucky to be part of a trip on the “Obssession” out of Pirates Cove where we caught one wahoo, 10 mahi, and 3 yellowfin.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: Reds, flounder and trout are biting. Fishing is good in the southern river up to Wilmington.
UPCOMING: Look for the bigger flounder to start showing as June arrives. More kings and mahi for offshore anglers by mid- June.
Until Next Time…Lets Go Fishing!!!
Capt Rick Bennett

Spring Fishing is Warming Up

April 27th, 2017

Stuart's First Bonito 2017Hi Folks
Spring has sprung and the fishing is responding very nicely. Water temps continue to rise and attract nice fish catches. May will be soon upon us so hold on!
Now here is my report:
Inshore: Catches of red drum and some black drum have been reported. Trout in the Cape Fear are biting your favorite artificial. Small flounder are starting to show.
Near Shore: A good bonito bite is happening.
Offshore: King mackerel are moving closer and closer.
Gulf Stream: The wahoo bite continues. Blackfin and some yellowfin tuna are mixed in the bite.
Cape Fear River: Trout, reds and whiting are biting.
Upcoming: Look for more and more consistent action as we move into May. The Spanish will be coming and the kings will be arriving.
Until Next Time… LETS GO FISHING!!!

Capt Rick Bennett

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