December 26th, 2017
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers/friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Also a huge THANK YOU for your business and trusting us to show your family and friends a good time fishing on the Lower Cape Fear.  We cherish the friendships we have made and consider it a blessing to get to know so many good and beautiful people. Building relationships and getting to know people from the US, and in some instances other countries is what makes the job so rewarding.  What is really neat is watching your children and grandchildren grow, mature, and become young adults.   We are looking forward to 2018, seeing and fishing with our regular customers/friends and hopefully building relationships with new customers.  I think it is going to be a good year with some nice upgrades to our charter business.

The early winter fishing has been good and should continue for the next few months.  December, January, and February are great months to catch redfish, speckled trout, black drum, and striped bass on the Lower Cape Fear backwaters.  Some of our better days fishing have come at this time of year.  Less people on the water and less fishing pressure equal some awesome fishing opportunities in the winter months.  Redfish are schooled up on the flats and in the creeks and the sightfishing has been good when conditions are right.  Speckled Trout are spread out up and down the Cape Fear and are often mixed in with redfish and black drum.  Finding all three together can provide us with some incredible action in small holes around low tide.  Striped Bass, Redfish, and Speckled Trout can also be caught in the same areas on the Cape Fear River or Brunswick River near or around Downtown Wilmington.

Check out a few of the photos from the past couple of weeks.
Captains Jeff and Christian Wolfe

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters Winter Fishing Report and Forecast

November 24th, 2017

11/23/2017 Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Striped Bass

Southeastern North Carolina is blessed with some awesome winter fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Striped Bass. Some of the best fishing of the year for these species can occur. Redfish and Black Drum fishing can be incredible in December and January and good thru Febuary. Speckled Trout fishing is good thru December with spurts thru January and February depending on water temps. Striped Bass fishing can be good all winter long in the upper Cape Fear River.

Winter Redfishing
Our winter red drum fishing is one of North Carolina’s best shallow-water fishery because the waters are the warmest in the state. In the winter months redfish school up on dark, muddy flats and creeks seeking warmer waters that these areas create from the afternoon sun. Schools range from 10 to 50 fish schools in the creeks and 100 to 200 fish on the flats. Some of our best redfishing days have been in the winter months, especially December and January. Scented artificials, soft plastics, live or dead shrimp, and live mud minnows are the baits of choice for winter redfish.

Winter Speckled Trout Fishing
December is typically one of the best months to catch speckled trout in the Cape Fear area. Depending on water temps, specks can be caught throughout the winter months and typically bite better on the warmer, sunny days. Soft plastics on 1/4 ounce jigheads and hardbaits such as Mirrolures worked slow are top producers. Live shrimp, when available is the number one bait of choice to put good numbers of these tasty fish in the boat.

Winter Black Drum Fishing
We have a awesome winter Black Drum fishery here in the Lower Cape Fear area. Black Drum will often school with redfish in some of the same holes on the lower stages of the tides. Black Drum are a blast to catch on light tackle and fight similar to redfish with more direction changes. These along with redfish, and speckled trout make for some incredible action in the winter months. They also make great table fare and there is a limit of 10 per person, so we can fill up a cooler with some great eating fish.

Winter Striped Bass Fishing
Striped Bass can be caught throughout the winter months in the upper Cape Fear River. This is a catch and release fishery and these fish are a blast to catch on light tackle. The sizes range from 2 to 20lbs with an occasional larger fish caught. Sometimes we also catch redfish and speckled trout in the same areas that we are catching stripers. Trolling shallow and deep diving plugs or casting swimbaits, jigs, and hardbaits are the baits of choice for winter striped bass.


December 1st thru March 1st

1-3 Angler Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Striped Bass Trips on the Kenner Bay Boat $275.00 for five to six hours
Winter five to six hour trip rates on the 2015 22′ Bay Rider and the 2013 21′ Key West Skiff. 1-3 people for 275.00 and 4 people for 300.00

Thanks for reading our report and check out some photos from our November trips.
Captains Jeff and Christian Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters