Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 1/5/09 No crowds and great fishing!!!

December has been an oustanding month for redfish. January is looking like it may do the same, as long as the water temps stay in the mid 50’s.

The redfish seem to be everywhere, around structure, docks, shellbeds, oyster rocks, and on the flats. We are catching the reds on artificials, except for around the docks,where we are using live mud minnows on carolina rigs. There are lots of nice schools {50 to 100 fish} on the flats. Sightcasting to these fish in less than a foot of water is an absolute blast on light tackle. When you hook a 25″ to 30″ fish and watch the rest of the school erupt, is a sight to see. We have had many double hookups when we find the redfish schooled up on the flats.

There are also some speckled trout and striped bass in the upper parts of the Cape Fear river. I have also heard some good reports of redfish and large whiting in the surf on Masonboro Island.

The next couple of weeks is looking like it maybe a good time to get out on the water to do some fishing. There are lots of days when we only see one or two more boats on the water. Check out some of the photos from the past couple of weeks. These are just a few of the good catches we have had lately.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Fish Carolina Beach Blog

Joel from Saltwater Marine with a foggy redfish he caught on a Gulp swimming mullet.

Christian with a couple of nice reds we caught around some docks on live mud minnows.

Bill from Burlington, N.C. with another foggy day redfish caught with a redfish magic grub.

C Wolfe put his cousins Ashley and Kelsey on the reds during the Christmas break.

Mike from southwest Fla said his N.C. Dec.31st redfish trip was the best ever. We caught to many to keep up with on this day.

I manage to get in on the action this time of year.

Mike from Fla looking for schools of redfish on the flats at sunset. He maybe deployed to Afganistan in the next few weeks.

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