April 12th, 2016

Hi Folks,
We have had some nice moderate temperatures early this spring, but the winds have been anything but moderate. Water temps are in the mid-60’s but it is blowing a near gale. Here’s my report:
INSHORE: Black drum, red drum and a few flounder are biting fresh bait and artificials. The best bites have been in the creeks, the waterway and the inlets.
NEAR SHORE: Some Atlantic bonito have been caught at the near shore AR’s. Bluefish have been plentiful.
OFFSHORE: More bonito in the 10 mile areas.
GULFSTREAM: No reports due to wind.
Cape Fear River: Trout and reds are biting in the lower Cape Fear.
UPCOMING: Look for fishing to explode when these fronts and winds settle down.
Until Next Time… LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Rick Bennett

Fall Fishing In Earnest

November 6th, 2015

Hi Folks,
It seems things are getting very close to normal again which means great fall fishing. Here’s my report:
INSHORE: Good catches of reds, flounder and trout; Artificials, live shrimp and other live bait are all catching fish.
NEAR SHORE: Bluefish are everywhere and some false albacore are around as well. Gray trout and flounder are biting jigs at the near shore reefs.
OFFSHORE: Plenty of king mackerel with most boats limiting on their trips. Lots of bottom fish including grouper are biting. And for jiggers amberjack are providing big action.
GULF STREAM: The wahoo bite is good and some blackfin tuna and sailfish are in the mix.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: All the usual suspects; red, flounder and trout, are biting. Sea mullet and croakers are biting in the south river.
UPCOMING: It’s going to get better and better, especially for trout in the coming weeks.
Capt Rick Bennett

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