Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 1/19/09

The inshore fishing has been really good the first couple of weeks of January, but who knows what is going to happen in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, the temperatures will get back to normal and the water temps will get back up in the 50’s.

Before the cold snap, we were catching good numbers of redfish on the flats and around stucture, like docks and shellbeds. The reds were caught by sightcasting and blind casting artificials. There were some large schools on the flats and I am sure they are still there. We’ll just have to pick the warmer calm days and hopefully they will bite. The redfish can be a little finicky and easy to spook this time of year.

There were also some good catches of black drum, speckled trout, and striped bass. We fished the Cape Fear River above Wilmington on January 18th and caught several stripers, with one that weighed around fifteen pounds. The striper fishing should last through Febuary.

I will be getting back on the water to do some fishing as soon as the weather breaks. Most of my fishing for the next few weeks maybe in the upper Cape Fear River catching stripers. Check out some of the photos from the first couple of weeks of January. Hopefully I’ll have a good report for the next couple of weeks.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Fish Carolina Beach Blog

A nice over the slot red caught sightcasting on the flats the first week of January

NC State freshmen tightend and former New Hanover High School football star George Bryan with a nice red. Oh yeah, he is an accomplished angler also.

George and uncle Richard with a couple of nice reds they caught sightcasting to a large school on the flats the first week of January

C Wolfe with a nice striper he caught in the upper Cape Fear River using a Rapala diving plug on Jan. 18th

Mason with another striper caught on Jan 18th

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