Archive for May, 2009

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 05/27/09

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The inshore fishing has been fair lately with the exception of redfish on the flats which has been good when we can catch the conditions right. The reds are schooled up in the shallow bays and hitting topwaters and soft plastics. We are also catching redfish blindcasting artificials around oyster rocks and shellbeds and by fishing live menhaden, mud minnows, finger mullet, and shrimp around docks, rockpiles and other structure.

The flounder bite has improved over the past week with some nice fish being caught in the Cape Fear River. We are catching the flounder with live menhaden on carolina rigs and picking up a few while blindcasting artificials for the redfish.

We are also catching a few speckled trout, sheephead, black drum, and large blues. The spanish are right off the beach and we will be fishing for them when the ocean is calm enough. Check out the photos from the past few weeks. These are just a few of the fish that my customers have caught lately.

Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Fish Carolina Beach Blog
910-619-9580




Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 4/30/09 Inshore and nearshore fishing heating up !!!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The inshore and nearshore fishing is heating up with catches of red drum, black drum, speckled trout, flounder, sheephead, spanish mackerel and bluefish.

We have been catching good numbers of red drum around docks, oyster rocks, and by sightcasting to some nice schools on the flats. Most of the reds are in the slot with a few that have been nice drag screaming over the slot fish. The reds have been caught by sightcasting and blindcasting artificials, mud minnows on jigheads, float rigs with live minnows, and carolina rigs with fresh shrimp.

The black drum are still being caught by fishing carolina rigs baited with fresh shrimp around docks, rock piles, and oyster rocks. The speckled trout bite has been off, but should improve in May. Flounder and sheephead are also starting to make a showing and that should also start to improve over the next couple of weeks.

The spanish mackerel are right off of the beach and small and large blues are both inshore and nearshore. There will be some great sightcasting to these these fish when the conditions are right.

My son Christian hooked a tailing 10lb bluefish by sightcasting an artificial in a foot of water. He lost the fish boat side after a couple of long runs and two jumps. He was using a Shimano Stradic 1000 spinning reel spooled with 6lb braid and 6′ Shimano Compre rod. I guess we’ll call it a catch since he didn’t have a dipnet.

There are going to be some good fishing oppurtunities over the next few weeks with the variety of fish the Cape Fear waters have to offer. Check out the photos from the past couple of weeks. These are are just a few of the good catches we have had lately.

Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Fish Carolina Beach Blog
910-619-9580


Adam with a 29″ redfish caught around some dock pilings on 4/18/09


Kenny with a nice red he caught with a perfect cast into a school on 4/25/09


Jason from Blacksburg,Va. with a nice black drum he caught on 4/28/09


Rob from Blacksburg,Va. with a over the slot red he caught sightcasting on the flats on 4/28/09


Rob with one of the several nice reds he caught on 4/28/09


Rob again Sorry Jason he was just lucky