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EARLY SPRING FISHING REPORT

March 30th, 2017

Hi Folks,
Funny weather, not so much. Should have fished in February because March got COLD. Temps are warming up this week and that is on par for a good April…I hope. Winds have been a bit tough lately but hopefully will be coming down soon. Now hear is my report:

Inshore: Reds and trout and some flounder are biting on artificials and fresh shrimp. Creeks, inlets and ICW are holding fish.

Near Shore: Bluefish are biting on jigs, spoons and Crystal Minnows. It’s about time for the bonito to show up.

Offshore: Bottom fishing is producing some nice sea bass.

Gulf Stream: When the boats can get out they are getting good catches of wahoo, blackfin and kings.

Cape Fear River: Good catches of Virginia mullet are to be had in the southern river.

Upcoming: We are just getting started. Look for bonito any day now and in a very few weeks the Spanish should arrive.
Until Next Time…LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt Rick Bennett
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rodman@rod-man.com
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POST MATTHEW FISHING REPORT

October 19th, 2016

charles-nice-troutHI Folks,
Well, Fall fishing was off to a great start until Matthew came and churned things up. With our proximity to the Cape Fear river and the long range flood forecasts, it may be a couple of weeks before things get back to normal. That doesn’t mean no fish. Here’s my report:
INSHORE: Even though tides are higher and the water is murky the specks have been providing a very good bite around the inlets and the creek mouths on curly tails and paddle tails. Some puppy drum action, using the same baits has been a pleasant surprise.Flounder season is CLOSED.
NEAR SHORE: Some albacore and blues have been hitting clarkspoons and jigs.
OFFSHORE: No Reports
GULF STREAM: No Reports
UPCOMING: Hopefully the waters will clear soon and the coming cold front will further cool the water and we can get into the full swing of fall fishing.
UNTIL NEXT TIME…LET’S GO FISHING!!!

 

 

 

Capt. Rick Bennett
www.rod-man.com
www.custom-fishingrods.com
rodman@rod-man.com
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10-520-7661

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