Posts Tagged ‘N. Carolina’

N CAROLINA: My Favorite Artificial is a ¼ oz. Led Head with a Gulp 4″ Baitfish

Monday, October 17th, 2011

INSHORE:
Fall fishing is on fire. Red drum, flounder, and trout: they are all biting. All the usual spots are providing fish. Fish the inlets, the waterway, the creeks and the river. Fish live bait, dead bait and artificials. It’s all happening. My favorite artificial is a ¼ oz. led head combined with a Gulp 4″ Baitfish or a 5″ Jerk Bait.

NEAR SHORE:
Exciting times are just off the beach too. The Spanish bite is still on and producing some very nice fish. Also, there are some very good bluefish biting. King mackerel are cruising the beach and False Albacore are bending some rods as well.

OFFSHORE:
Some more kings and false albacore are biting and Frying Pan is producing a smorgasbord of fishes.

GULFSTREAM:
The stream is providing good action on wahoo, blackfin and a few yellowfin tuna.

UPCOMING:
More and more of the same in the way of fall fishing will continue until it gets too cold, which doesn’t seem a threat in the near future. But, when it does turn cold it will be boat show season and I will be there. I will be posting my schedule for Raleigh, Greensboro, Richmond and Wilmington soon. I am building a lot of my show special custom rods for the boat shows. I hope to provide you with one…or two!

Until next time…

Let’s Go Fishing!!!

Capt. Richard Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
p: 910.799.6120


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N CAROLINA: Catch Speckle Trout on Artificial Lures

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Fall is trying so very hard to show up around the area but, with these weather changes comes ‘weather’ and for the last weeks it’s been in the form of rain. One thing I can tell you is that this is no different than most falls around this area; we get rain around here in the fall. Some years its light some years it’s heavier, every season it different and that is one of the reasons I live here, we (most years) have seasons here! Rain is not always a bad thing you just have got to adjust how you fish when the water gets stained form fall rains!

Well the good news is since my last report one of my favorites is starting to show; the good’ole Speckled trout and I love fishing for these guys! A cool morning in the fall; fishing for Speckled trout is one of the many highlights of my fishing season every year! They are a challenge to catch, but some days you can catch over 100 and you never know just what kind of day you are going to have when fishing for Speckled trout. Trout fishing will only get better as the local waters cool down this fall.

I love to catch Speckle trout on artificial lures and you can catch big Speckled trout on lures, another reason they’re fun to catch. My easy break down of what lures I use are by current flow and water death. I prefer baits like MirrOlure’s 17MR, catch 2000jr and Sebile’s Flatt Shad in waters of two to six feet deep with light or no current. In deeper waters of three to fifth teen plus with or with out current I prefer MirrOlure’s 18MR, 52M & MR and Sebile’s Stick Shadd 90, 114 series. I will use grubs in any water death or current when trout fishing, but I’ll adjust the weight of the jig head for the death or current of the water I’m fishing. Try lures like the Berkley Gulp Fire Tail 3″ shrimp or the Ripple Mullet for Speckled trout. Another lure that works well for trout is Saltwater Assassin’s Sea shad series, try colors like chicken on a chain, chart/diamond, copperhead or 10w40 with lime tail.

The Bull Reds are really starting to show up in the ocean on hard bottoms and around the inlets. You never know when you might hook one of these giants! When I fish for Bull Reds, I use fresh cut or live menhaden and mullet. I use fish finder rigs with 8/0 or 9/0 circle hooks and eighty pound Berkley Big game mono leaders. Don’t forget to keep your drag tight when using circle hook so they will do there job. One tip I can give you when fishing for Bull Reds, is don’t use to light of tackle for these bigger Reds. If you fight them to long, there is a chance you can tire them out to much and kill them. Try a med/heavy rod and a reel with at least thirty pound mono or braid, this will help you get the fish in quicker; with a better chance of a good release. Check to see if the Red has a tag in its back; there are a fair amount of tagged Bull Reds out there.

This has been one of the better Flounder years we’ve seen around this area in a while and for that reason I’ve run a lot of Flounder trips this season with good success. One thing we have seen this year is that the Flounder fishing has been good inshore as well as the ocean this season, giving us lots of opportunities to flounder fish. Live bait as well as artificial lures has put lots of flounder in the boat for us. Carolina rigs with Eagle Claw L42 #1 size hooks and forty pound clear mono leader works well. Small finger mullets, small menhaden and mud minnows are our choice live baits. Berkley Gulp Jerkshad in 5″ & 6″ colors pearl, chart pepper neon or new penny work well too! The flounder are hanging around inlets, channel drops and creeks inshore. In the ocean near shore artificial reefs, ledges and hard/live bottoms are holding some nice numbers of flounder too.

Fishing Gear I use:

Reels: Speckled trout and Flounder: Penn Battle spinning in sizes 2000, 3000 & 4000 sizes. Bull Reds Fishing reels: Penn Battle 6000 & 7000, Penn 320LD and Torque 12 & 15. Line: Spiderwire Ultra-cast and Berkley Fireline braid in 8, 10 and 15 pound. Bull Reds Line: 30 or 40 pound Berkley Big Game Mono. Rods: Fenwick HMG GS 70M-MF. Bull Reds Rods: Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Jigging series or Penn Torque jigging series in 30-80 class spinning and casting. Leader material: Bull Reds; Berkley Big Game mono & Fluorocarbon in eighty to one hundred pound. Stren Fluorocarbon leader material in Tannic and Gunsmoke tints; tannic for river and stained waters, gunsmoke for clear water applications.

Don’t’ forget to take a kid fishing!

Good Fishing to you and have a great fall.

Captain Jot Owens
Jot It Down Fishing Charters
p: 910-233-4139


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N CAROLINA: Large Schools of Finger Mullet Running Banks of Cape Creek

Monday, September 12th, 2011

North Carolina fall fishing has started to improve with the arrival of large schools of finger mullet running the banks of Cape Creek.

Fished this past weekend first stop yielded a slot red drum with in the first three minutes of fishing. Making several more stops along the banks of Cape Creek bite continued to be good,everyone on board landed several slot size red drum.

Capt.Mike Dennis
Cape Fear Guide
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N CAROLINA: Bracing for Irene

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Well we have been lucky for a while, but it appears that may change by the weekend. Irene, some models say, is headed our way. Time will tell. Better to be prepared than waiting until it’s too late. Meanwhile the fish continue to have their on the bite one day and cannot be found the next. Winder where they go? We have had some excellent catches of reds and some nice flounder and Spanish days.

Now here is my report:

Inshore:
Reds are biting in the creeks and the inlets, mostly on live bait and the falling tide. Flounder are biting in the inlets, Snow’s Cut and the river, also on live bait.

Near Shore:
The Spanish bite has been good to excellent, depending on the wind and the fish. As stated, on one day off the next. Some tarpon have been in the area.

Offshore:
Small mahi and plenty of sailfish have been the main attraction from 15-25 miles out. Multiple hookups on sails have been common.

Gulfstream:
Some billfish, mahi and blackfin have been caught. A little slow in the stream right now.

Upcoming:
After the storm passes if it is not too bad look for fall fishing to pick up. It may take a week or two for things to settle down, but the fish will be hungry. Cooler temps should be moving in during the next few weeks and that means more fall fish.

Until next time….stay safe and

LET’S GO FISHING

Capt. Richard Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
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N CAROLINA: Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish Continue to be Caught Around the Inlets

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Ocean:
Dolphin, king mackerel and wahoo were biting offshore with reports of catches on the Atlas Tanker, as well.  Bottom fishing trips caught nice grouper, black sea bass, vermilion snapper, red porgy, ring tail porgy and gray triggerfish. A 40-pound cobia was also reported this weekend. Anglers fishing around near shore reefs and areas along the shoals and near Shackleford Banks reported flounder, Spanish mackerel and bluefish. Black sea bass were reported around Artificial Reef 330 and at Northwest Places.

Inlets/Sounds/Bays:
Flounder were reported in Bogue Sound, around the turning basin at the N.C. Port and near the Hook at Cape Lookout. Anglers fishing around the turning basin and Swansboro area also reported pigfish, croaker, bluefish, sea mullets and spots. Spanish mackerel and bluefish continued to be caught around the inlets and off Shackelford Banks. Sheepshead were caught around structures and docks. Red drum were reported tailing around near shore areas in the Down East communities of Carteret County and behind Fort Macon in the marshes.

Piers/Shore:
Fishermen reported catching Spanish mackerel off the beaches in 30 feet of water and bluefish on the beaches. Pier anglers reported a mixed bag of spots, croaker and pigfish, with some bluefish and Spanish mackerel.

N. Carolina
Dept of Environment & Natural Resources


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N CAROLINA: Fishing Deep with Clarkspoons – Proven Way to Fill The Cooler

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The heat is taking its toll on the fish and the fishermen. There have some really good fishing days and some that were not up to my expectations. In general, inshore fishing has been pretty good considering water temps in the 86-87 range. Early morning if the tides are right is best for sure and after about 11 AM it’s time to head for the hill.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore:

The redfish and flounder bites have been poor to great. Now that may seem hard to believe. It all depends on the weather, barometer and wind direction, time of day (early is best), and where you fish. In the past week we have had days where we caught 9 reds and days we caught 6 flounder. Not huge numbers but good for this heat. Then there have been days we caught nothing. Folks that is fishing. Finger mullet are plentiful and the best bait right now.

Near Shore:

Spanish mackerel appear to be the most consistent fish right now. Again, early morning is best and fishing deep with clarkspoons is a proven way to fill the cooler.

Offshore:

Wow, what and unusual year the offshore fishing is providing. King macs are virtually non-existent. Mahi, even 25 miles out are hard to find and small. Not much of anything happening in the 8-12 mile range, unless you count AJ’s and barracuda. Sailfish seem to be the most abundant fish out there and they are very finicky.

Gulfstream:

Winds have been less than favorable for gulfstream trips lately. I have heard reports of billfish and some wahoo being caught.

Upcoming:

Cooler weather and I hope it will be soon. Realistically, we are looking at a good month of more hot weather. When the weather cools the fish will feed like crazy. They know when to eat. Until then we just keep trying and some days will be great and some not so great. But it is always great to be on the water.

Until next time…LETS GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Richard Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
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N CAROLINA: Live Mullet, Mud Minnows & Gulp Baits are Producing Action

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Fishing the inshore and backwaters remains solid with catches of redfish, flounder, sheephead, black drum, ladyfish, bluefish, and a few speckled trout. We are in the dog days of summer, but we have managed to catch fish on some of the toughest days of the summer. The heat really has not been that bad in the Cape Fear area. The ocean breeze has kept the temperatures comfortable when on the water fishing even during the afternoon hours.

The redfish bite has been good to excellent on the flats and in the creeks. There are some large schools working the flats and there are some good sightfishing opportunities when conditions are right. There are also some smaller schools in the creeks and we are fishing these protected areas when on the wind picks up. Gulp baits, DOA soft plastics, live minnows and shrimp are the way to tempt bites from these drag screaming, hard fighting fish. We are also picking up a few flounder when fishing live baits and artificials for redfish.

Sheephead fishing has slowed a bit, but the fish we are catching have been large fish up to ten pounds. The sheephead are feeding around bridge pilings, docks, and other inshore structure. We are also picking a few black drum while fishing for the sheeps. Fiddler crabs and sand fleas are tough for both of the striped fish to pass up.

Flounder fishing has been good in the inlets, creeks, and bays of the lower Cape Fear. Live mullet, mud minnows and Gulp Baits are producing most of the action for these tasty fish.

Bluefish and ladyfish are chasing bait on the surface in the Cape Fear area and topwater plugs are producing some exciting action for both.

Thanks for checking out the report and I should have a good one for the next couple of weeks. Check out some of the photos from the past few weeks. These are just a few of the good catches we have had lately.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
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N CAROLINA: Catch them Jigging Gulp or with Live Bait

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Hi Folks,

Oh yes, a little rain is just what the doctor ordered for the sultry summer fishing days. Very hot weather cooled with the rain and the rain reduced the probably too high salinity of the water. Regardless the reason, the fish have really turned on!

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: With the change in the weather, rain and cooler, the finger mullet have started running and the reds and flounder have picked up their activity as well. Use the finger mullet at your favorite fishing hole and see if you don’t catch a few “nice’uns.”

Near Shore: The spanish mackerel bite has been hot. Usually predictable, during the brutal heat we had, they were a bit shy one day and on the next. Now they are chomping steadily. When the winds are a bit calmer, the flounder have been doing well on the near shore reefs. You can catch them jigging Gulp or with live bait.

Offshore: It’s not unusual this time of year to have a lull, but we seem to have had a rather prolonged lull. Somewhat surprising is the sailfish bite with some boats hooking into 3 a day. With persistent southwest winds this should continue.

Gulfstream: I have heard few reports from the stream, but most of what I hear is billfish, mahi and some wahoo. The winds have not been helpful in allowing boats to get to the fish.

Upcoming: It’s hard to believe, but fall fishing is but a few weeks away. In the meantime, take advantage of the hot fishing going on right now. What a time to have my boat on the hill for a couple of days (just 2) when I would love to be out there catching. I’ll be there soon.

Until Next Time…LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Richard Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
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N CAROLINA: Captain Jot Owens – Fishing Gear I use

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Well folks the hot weather continues, but the fishing has been pretty good for the last few weeks; going a little earlier in the day will keep you cooler! As far as fishing goes not much has changed since my last report as far as what I’m catching, I will in include a little more rigging info in this weeks report for you.

The Flounder fishing has been good to very good this season with a fair amount of nice fish coming in over four plus pounds. The name of the game for me this season has been using artificial baits to catch the bigger Flounder. Two baits that have really worked well for me are Berkley Gulp five and six inch Jerkshads in colors pearl white, chart pepper neon and new penny. A new bait I just started to use for Flounder that has a good price tag on it is the Berkley Havoc Grass Pig soft plastic lure. This is a bass (fresh water) bait but man when you see this thing you’ll know it is sure to catch Flounder as well as Redfish too! The colors I’m using in the Berkley Havoc Grass Pig are pearl white silver fleck, swamp gas and california.

When rigging the Jerkshad and Grass Pig baits, I prefer a long shank jig head to hold the baits on securely. Sebile and Blue Water Candy both make a very good jig head with this design of a longer shank. Colors of jig heads for Flounder fishing does not seem to be a big deciding factor, but I stick with mostly gray, red and white (pearl). I prefer forty pound fluorocarbon leader from Stren’s tinted line in Gumsmoke for clear waters and Tannic for brown/river waters. Just remember when you hook that door mat Flounder to take your time and don’t pull his head out of the water, for she may just shake that hook out!

The Spanish Mackerel are biting most days, but the best bite has been earlier in the morning when the sun is lower in the sky; also the fish have been a little deeper in thirty to fifty feet of water for the last few weeks. When you mark big balls of bait with your fish finder this is usually where you’ll find the most Spanish biting. Clark-spoons in sizes 00 and 0 are doing the trick in colors silver, gold and pink flash behind number one planners. The Spanish hitting on top are hitting Blue Water Candy’s Spanish Daisy chains in colors pink, blue and silver; the great thing about this rig is you can pull it off lighter tackle outfits. Another new lure that is working well for the Spanish when I’m casting to them is the River2Sea Sea Rock lure, these little casting jigs are just the right weight and size to get those fast moving Spanish to bite! All the colors that the Sea Rock comes in seem to work and I prefer the two smallest sizes of Sea Rock in the number seven and four-teen. All so the hook that comes on these lures is great, finally a good hook on a lure right out of the package!

Tarpon fishing this season has been hot, with lots of fish being hooked and caught off many of the local piers and just off the beach in boats. Tarpon fishing is not easy; it takes patients and time, but the payoff can be very rewarding! I fish for Tarpon on the bottom or free lining, using live and fresh dead baits like; spots, bluefish and Menhaden. I’m rigging these baits on fish finder rigs, with three to five feet of 80 to 100 pound mono leaders. Circle hooks are the best bet for good hook ups and landings for Tarpon in hook sizes 7/0 to 10/0 depending what hook series/maker you like. I have also had a fair share of Tarpon on my kite rig with live baits like mullets, bluefish and menhaden. Hey give the Silver King a try sometime; you never know the fish god might hook you up with a Tarpon!

Fishing Gear I use:

Reels: Redfish, Flounder and Spanish casting: Penn Battle spinning in sizes 2000, 3000 & 4000 sizes.

Tarpon Fishing reels: Penn Battle 6000 & 7000, Penn 320LD and Torque 12 & 15. Line: Spiderwire Ultra-cast and Berkley Fireline braid in 8, 10 and 15 pound.

Tarpon Line: 30 or 40 pound Berkley Big Game Mono. Rods: Fenwick HMG GS 70M-MF.

Tarpon Rods: Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Jigging series or Penn Toarque jigging series in 50-100 class spinning and casting. Leader material: Tarpon; Berkley Big Game mono & Fluorocarbon in eighty to one hundred pound. Stren Fluorocarbon leader material in Tannic and Gunsmoke tints; tannic for river and stained waters, gunsmoke for clear water applications.

Thanks for reading these reports, if you have any questions or comments just let me know.

Good fishing to you and stay cool out there!

Captain Jot Owens
Jot It Down Fishing Charters
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N CAROLINA: Live Bait, Chuck Bait & Artificials Are All Working

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The summer routine is well entrenched and the fish have finally accepted the routine as well. Just about wherever you fish, something is biting. Try to take advantage and get on the water.

Inshore:
Reds and flounder are the fish of the hour right now. Reds are biting in the inlets, the ICW and the marsh areas. High tide falling seems to be best. Live bait, chuck bait and artificials are all working. Flounder are biting in the inlets, Snow’s Cut and the river. Live bait on a moving tide works best.

Near Shore:
The Spanish bite is very good and some of the fish are very nice in size. Best times seem to be early morning and late evening. Clarkspoons on planers will do the trick. Nice flounder are biting at the near shore reefs on jigs. Drifting seems to work best.

Offshore:
The kings, mahi and sailfish have shown up all at the same time. The 10 to 20 mile areas seem to be doing best. Slow troll with live bait of fast troll with ballyhoo. Catch-em up.

Gulfstream:
Billfish are biting along with some wahoo and mahi.

Upcoming:
With hot weather and hot water, fish early and fish late; take a siesta in between. Cooler temps are still a ways away, but something to look forward to. At the same time we don’t want to wish the good summer fishing away.

Capt. Richard Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
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