Posts Tagged ‘flounder’

N. CAROLINA: Redfish, Speckled Trout, Striped Bass and a Few Flounder

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

The inshore fishing has been really good lately with catches of redfish, speckled trout, striped bass, and there are still a few flounder hanging around. The weather has been great and hopefully will be good for the Thanksgiving holiday. The speckled trout bite should be strong for the next month or so and the redfish and striper fishing will continue all winter long.

The redfishing has really picked up this past week with large schools on the flats and smaller pods of reds working the creeks. The reds are ranging in size from under slot fish 14″ to 18″ to large over slot fish up to 29″. The sightfishing has been awesome the past couple of days with the light winds and low tides. Most of the reds have been caught sightcasting and blindcasting soft plastic jigs and scented artificials. Fishing live mud minnows and shrimp on float rigs and bottom rigs will also put good numbers of reds in the boat.

The speckled trout bite has been good throughout the Cape Fear area from Wrightsville Beach to Southport. The specs are hitting soft plastic jigs, mirrolures, artificial shrimp under popping floats, and of course live shrimp on float rigs. We are also picking up a flounder or two while throwing artificials for redfish and speckled trout.

The striper fishing is starting to pick up in the upper Cape Fear River. Fishing shallow and deep diving plugs and swimbaits around ledges, structure, and creek mouths will pick up stripers all winter long. We recently got on a good sunset topwater bite and picked four fish in about thirty minutes on topwater plugs.

This is a great time of year to fish for reds, speckled trout, and striped bass.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
P: 910-619-9580


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MISSISSIPPI: Pinch Me! Very Successful Fishing Continues!

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Pinch Me! Very successful fishing continues!!

Early week had the Fossum family from Pocatello, ID. and they started the WHIPASNAPA CHARTER BOAT (BILOXI,MS) off very strong. Was a catch and release trip which been running quite a few of lately (that’s why the pictures have been down). But most decide to keep a few when I tell them have a few places that will cook their catch for them. Been sending most to Shaggy’s (Pass Christian) and they seem to be doing a fabulous job! Anyway the Fossum started out with some hot action on some very nice ground mullet, white trout(2 at a time) bout as fast as it hit the water. They were on and we were having a blast! After about 2hrs of that we went to the Island where the sharks and big bull reds kept us very happily entertained with some drag ripping runs and a few mad dashes around the boat for another couple hours.

The Hill and Hopp Crew from Cedar Rapids, Iowa had a blast on a 4hr light tackle excursion also were flounder (couple really nice ones), reds, black drum, white trout, and ground mullet once again made for some hot action. Even had 2 really nice SOW drum for a photo fish! Boy; people can’t believe I use the big ol $3.50lb shrimp to feed to the fish, but hey whatever it takes to catch quality fish for our guest. They took a good amount of them over to Shaggy’s for some extremely fine eating!!!!!!!!!!

The Mikes,(Westmoreland from Virgina) and (Mong from Gulport) also did the 4hr light tackle trip Sunday and about the same. A lot of hard battling reds, bet we had 10 between 16 & 18″ but only 1 over; a pile of puppy drum 4 to 5lb which fight and taste just as good. Really great times, beautiful weather on a great boat with a good fish bite and good companionship.WOW!!!!! PINCH ME!!!!!!

Times really wrapping up quickly for this fishtastic 2010 season. For the most part I am booked the rest of the snapper days think have 1 Friday left. But a few of the trips or welcoming guest to join so contact us and lets see if we can get you HOOKED UP::::all day offshore for 150 its worth that all day long trust me…

Capt. Robert McDaniel
Whipasnapa Charters
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FLORIDA: End Of August….No Sweat Fishin'

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Finally…cooler weather.

Overcast skies, wet weather? It’s okay. Cuz, it hasn’t been 110 in the shade. And as the days shorten. It’s been so much more comfortable. Can’t wait till that first hint of fall in the air. But we’re not there just yet.

The Redfish are priming up for the fall spawn already. The finger Mullet are numerous and all over the place. Shrimp can be caught at the boat ramp dock at Mayport, and in the creeks.

The tropics are active. It’s dark at 7am. and Dark just after 8pm.

Football is about to start, and hopefully Sunday’s will have people think pig skin and tail-gating instead of wearing out the jet-skis.

I’ve fished on some cloudy days, windy days, and slick calm days lately. Each has it’s own challenges.

Variety is coming and coming quick. Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Jacks, Ladyfish, Croakers, Black Drum, Shark, Tarpon, and even though the kids are back in school doesn’t mean a little vacation can’t be had in Jacksonville-Amelia Island-Ponte Vedra or Jacksonville Beach.

By October we’re into my favorite time of year. So don’t hestitate to get while the gettin’ is good. Summer in the hot sun maybe fishing time for many. But belive me when I say, it’s not the top season for N.E. Florida.

Fall is way better.

C’mon….let’s go fishing, aboard the Jettywolf.

Capt. Dave Sipler
Capt Dave Sipler’s Sport Fishing
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N. CAROLINA: Wrightsville Beach – Flounder, Redfish, Mackerel

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Well folks the HOT weather is back and with it has been a brisk Southwest wind. The wind has really kept me inshore fishing for the last few weeks, but we did get out in the ocean a few times early in the morning before the wind got up. The days we got out the Spanish mackerel fishing was good and the days we could not get out we’ve been catching good numbers of Flounder and a few nice Redfish too. Let’s talk about that and a few other things in this weeks fishing report>>>

The great thing about Spanish mackerel fishing is that most days it is instant gratification fishing. When you take kids fishing or first time anglers this is very important for your day of fishing; “get some fish in the boat”! Spanish are fun on light tackle and they are good to eat, not a bad first time catch fish. Most of the Spanish lately are biting just off the beach to about two miles offshore. When the Spanish are on top, we are casting Maria jigs and jig fish spoons. We Rig these jigs with thirty pound mono or Fluoro leader material.

When the Spanish are not jumping, we are trolling number one planners with Clark spoons. The Clark spoons that have worked the best for us have been #00 and #0 in colors gold, silver and pink flash. We rig the planner with a ball bearing swivel connected to thirty to forty feet of thirty pound mono leader then the Clark spoon tied on. I have just this year started to use a new product for Spanish fishing and it works great, it’s the Blue Water Candy Spanish Daisy Chain. You can troll this rig on a light spinning or bait casting combo and catch Spanish in very good numbers. The colors I’ve had the best luck with are pink, blue and silver. We put a three foot shot of thirty pound Fluorocarbon in front of the chain with a ball bearing swivel for line twist. On one of my last Spanish trips we caught over thirty Spanish and a fifth teen pound King mackerel on the Spanish Daisy chain. Give it a try!

Flounder fishing has been good lately, with good numbers and starting to see bigger fish everyday. We have caught Flounder good on live bait as well as artificial baits and some of the bigger Flounder lately have hit artificial baits. Live baits like mud minnows and small mullet rigged on light Carolina rigs are doing the trick when using live baits. Jig heads rigged with Berkley Gulps new Mud minnow/croaker pattern have been great for our Flounder trips in the last three weeks. We have caught two Flounder over Five pounds so far on this new Gulp pattern. We rig the Mud minnow Gulp on a 1/4oz to 3/8oz gray or red jig heads (spring lock) works the best. A thirty pound mono or fluoro leader about fifth teen to twenty inches long will work just fine. The colors that we’ve had the most luck with are Killifish, New Penny, Pearl White and Sardine. I have no idea why these baits work so well for Flounder but they really do work. On a trip two weeks ago, I had one guy fishing with the Mud minnow Gulp and he caught the biggest and most Flounder that day!

We’ve caught a few Reds this last two weeks, not as good as I would like it to be but still getting a hand full. One thing we have in this area is a lot of pressure on the Redfish. With so many people today chasing Redfish and with not a lot water fish IE: “lots of people fishing”, Redfish are taking a beating around Wrightsville Beach. So how do you catch Redfish with so much pressure; go early in the mornings or very late afternoon or fish for something else! “I’m sure you can tell in this short paragraph how I feel about local Redfishing lately.”

Shark fishing has gotten very good in the last two weeks and will only get better. Shark fishing will be good until early October. Best baits for the near shore sharks are, fresh and live Menhaden. When we use bait to catch the sharks we use spinning reels, with 300+ yards of thirty and fifty pound Spider wire Ultracast braid. Rigging the baits; eight feet of 80 pound mono leader; some will wind on to the reel. Connected the 80 pound mono to a fifty pound swivel, then to Two to three foot of #9 SS wire and an 8/0 or 9/0 off set J hook; this rig should get’em to the boat.

Fishing Gear we use:

Reels Penn Conquer and Sargus spinning in sizes 2000 and 4000. Spiderwire Ultra-cast braid in 10 and 15#. Rods: Ugly stick lite 6’6″ and 7′ Med & Med-Heavy and the All Star ASR spinning rod ASR844S and ASR845S.

Thanks for reading this report, if you would like to go fishing drop me a line. I’m very busy this time of year but if you would like to go fishing please feel free to call any time to check my availability and don’t forget to take a kid fishing!

Good Luck,

Captain Jot Owens
Jot It Down Fishing Charters
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MISSISSIPPI: Flounder tops Biloxi Back Bay fishing

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Man them darn flounders fun, Yea! eat good too, hun; Can’t complain about the o’l flat fish, they got it all going on!!!!

Early week they were on, had that early morning high tide and the flounders were moving up close to shore and on the flats to feed on the falling tide. And the WHIPASNAPA was jaw jacking um, 32 or so in 2 days, with a few nice trout, did the Bay Slam one day, Reds, flounders, and trout. All on the pogey which is very plentiful right now. They opened up the live baiting for shrimp also, but if got them pogeys they as good as any. Saturday’s, N. La crew got on the black drum 20 or so good eating size, like the shrimp for them, and a couple reds, but where undersized they seem to prefer the shrimp also. A few nice trout, specks, and whites, and one flat fish. Pretty darn good bite all week. Thanks to all!

Bay should continue to be hot, as the weather! Islands opening up for some catch and release. Hear the reds are pretty thick out there still waiting. Maybe they will give us a lil federal water to go get some fall cobia, groupers, kings,etc….?!

Come on load up for your WhipaSnapa Good Time: Just a lil reminder that summer almost over for the kids and we still catching some pretty darn good fish in the Bay, and should just keep getting better, Red and black drum, flounder, trout, etc…. Catch and release at Islands. Say some test should be back next couple days and may open up a lil bit of federal water too. So maybe we can get in a few fall cobia runs which was fantastic last couple years. Keep us in mind and if possible come on get on the WhipaSnapa and lets do the dang thang.

GOOD LUCK

Capt. Robert McDaniel
Whipasnapa Charters
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TEXAS: Coastal Reports

Monday, June 14th, 2010

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters. Trout are fair to good in the river on shad. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains.

SOUTH SABINE:  Trout are fair to good at the jetty on pogies and croakers. Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp.

BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass.

TRINITY BAY: Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good on shrimp in the marsh.

EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair on the south shoreline on soft plastics and topwaters. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY:  Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for Atlantic spadefish and red snapper, though red snapper must be released in federal waters.

TEXAS CITY: Trout are fair to good at April Fool’s Reef on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish are fair in Moses Lake on mullet and shrimp.

FREEPORT: Trout are fair to good at San Luis Pass on shrimp. Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay.

EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Winds have made it tough. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet.

WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at the jetty on crabs.

PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over sand and grass in waist-deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp.

ROCKPORT: Redfish are fair to good on shrimp and mullet on the Estes Flats. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp.

PORT ARANSAS: Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp.

CORPUS CHRISTI: Trout are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on topwaters. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp.

BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good around the rocks on Gamblers and topwaters. Redfish are fair on the edge of the ICW on shrimp and croakers. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp.

PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass along the Kennedy shoreline.  Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and plastics under popping corks.

SOUTH PADRE: Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Trout, black drum, redfish and jack crevalle have been taken at the jetty.

PORT ISABEL:  Trout are good around the color changes. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the Mexiquita Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair at Laguna Vista and South Bay on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks.

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Georgia: Shark Fishing Remains Good

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Shark fishing remains good in area sounds and just offshore. Black tip, Hammerhead, Bull, Lemon and Nurse Sharks are but a few of the different types that roam local waters. Sharks are great fun to catch and everyone likes catching a big fish.

A few Tarpon have been sighted; usually they show up in good numbers the first week in July. Tarpon may be the most sought after sport fish. They fight like a bull, have great stamina, and put on an air show you would not believe. Tarpon and Sharks can be taken in the same areas with the same fishing technique. The only adjustment that must be made is switching from 150 pound wire leader used when Shark fishing to 150 pound mono leader for Tarpon. You will lose a few Sharks, but the mono does not spook the Tarpon.

Tripletail fishing has slowed but the fish are still here but scattered. The best bet is to fish a line of markers with live shrimp. Tripletails are also known as Eddy fish because the will nose up to markers on the on the down current side, or in the eddy created by the marker. Sometimes they can be seen near the surface, other times they are deeper and cannot bee seen. Fishing the markers is a two man job; one runs the boat and the other fishes. Position the boat up current of the marker. The fisherman stands in the front of the boat and casts to the marker, letting the bait drift by. If the cork goes down the boat driver puts the boat in reverse and helps pull the fish away from the marker, otherwise the fish will wrap the leader around the marker and break off. Make six or eight casts to each marker before moving on.

Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Whiting continue to be taken in area sounds and along area beaches. Sid Painter caught 11 Trout, two of which were three plus pounds, June 7th. Sid was chucking jigs. All the above species can be taken on live shrimp. Mud minnows also make a good bait; Flounder ever prefer minnows to shrimp. Whiting and Reds can be taken on dead as well as live shrimp and squid..

Captain Vernon Reynolds
Coastal Expeditions Charter Fishing
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Georgia: June Fishing Forecast

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Capt. Bob Barnette reports, “The water temperature has reached 80-plus degrees along the coast, and the water is clear on most days.

The redfish are still biting with some very large fish being landed. Flounder are showing up on the mud flats, and tripletail action has started.

If shark is your forte, then you can have a blast. Tarpon should be in full swing this month, and cobia are hitting at the near reefs. A few sea trout are being caught, but as a whole they are few and far between. Keep in mind that this may change any day, but as of yet they are biting slowly.

Look for tarpon in the mouths of the sound. Try menhaden for bait. For cobia around the near reefs, use menhaden, eels, large prawn shrimp or small crabs.

For flounder and redfish, look to the shallow mud flats and creek mouths, using float rigs with live shrimp or mud minnows. Tripletails like small shrimp. They are also biting slowly. There seems to be a lot of them this year. Use a float rig to catch these also, but you will have to be stealthy.

Capt. Greg Hildreth reports, “The tripletail fishing off the beaches has been awesome for the past few weeks and should be good until the state waters are opened for the shrimpers to move in. I’ve been sight casting to these fish with live shrimp as well as taking them on a fly rod. My fly patterns are a shrimp imitation that suspends under the surface about a foot.

The trout fishing has been hit or miss. I think our fish took a real beating during the cold winter. The big blacktip sharks are moving in behind the shrimp boats and will get better as the water warms.

Tarpon should be showing anytime and be on fire by mid June.

Capt David Newlin reports, “It seems like everything has turned on. The big redfish seem to be everywhere. The usual live-shrimp rigs are working well. The fish are on all the mud flats and oyster beds on low tide, and then they go in the grass on high tide.

On high tide, we have been sight fishing and throwing Gulp baits. The trout bite is real hit and miss.

The whiting bite has been hot. Put a piece of shrimp on the bottom, and set the hook. The big sharks are real thick about 2 to 4 miles off the beach.

There’s a lot of big blacktips and lemon sharks. Any fresh fish will work for bait. We caught a 60-lb. tarpon off Sapelo. We have seen several big bunches. It should be hot in a few more days.

Offshore the kings are here in good numbers. The artificial reefs and towers have had a lot of fish. The best cobia run in recent years is in full swing and should last a few more weeks.

June looks good for everything from whiting to big sharks.”


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N. CAROLINA: Beach Fishing

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Carolina Beach fishing is in full swing with the arrival of the small menhaden in the Cape Fear river the red drum bite really improved with a number of fish over 27″ being caught. Slot size in North Carolina is 18″-27″TL.

Fishing with live menhaden on Carolina rigs has been productive in catching red drum,flounder,and speckle trout this week.

Cape Fear River Fishing Forecast:
Historically July & August are great months to fish with the Cape Fear Guide for red drum.

Capt. Michael Dennis
Cape Fear Guide
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FLORIDA: No Shortage of Heat or Fish!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The Flounder gigging has been up and down even though the other night we did get 17 fish. Last week we gigged for 3 hrs and only saw a few Flounder. The Sheepshead have been everywhere in the creeks but they are hard to gig!

The Red fishing remains off the charts in the creeks. It doesn’t matter what bait you thro at them they are ready to pull some string. There are lots of nice slot size fish with plenty over size ones mixed in…

The cobia are still on the beach along with plenty of bait pods. With the water temp so warm the Tarpon are starting to show up also. I saw 3 Tarpon the other day in the back waters so its time to keep some heavy tackle on the boat. A big live mullet or a live crab seems to work good for me. Top water baits also are effective on the Tarpon.

The larger Trout have been good but they should be in full force soon as the shrimp start moving towards the ocean. The deeper drops in the river have worked best for me and I have had several Trout in the 5 pound range…

Tight lines Capt.

Capt. James Howard
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