Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 8/1/09

The inshore action in the lower Cape Fear has been a little hit-or miss the past couple of weeks, with a couple of good days followed by a tough one. The hard southwest winds have made it tough on the fishing, especially the sightcasting for redfish. The fishing has shown a good sign of improvement over the past couple of days though.

I have been finding some nice schools of upper-slot redfish on the flats and in some shallow coves on the leeward side of grass banks out of the wind. We have also caught some good numbers of reds blindcasting soft plastics and top water plugs along shellbeds and oyster rocks along the creek banks of the lower Cape Fear. For those that have trouble throwing artificials, we have been catching reds using live baits on float rigs and bottom rigs.

Some nice speckled trout and flounder have also been caught recently on my charters using both live baits and artificials. We have also caught some good numbers of sheephead and a few black drum fishing fiddler crabs on carolina rigs. The largest sheephead weighed in just under eight pounds. We had a couple of days where we saw a few tripletails and caught one using a live shrimp fished on a float rig around a crab trap bouy.

We have also caught a couple of bonnet head sharks on the flats using jigs. I have been seeing a large black tip shark patrolling a redfish flat in less than two feet of water that I plan on catching if I get a chance. This guy is about five feet long and weighs about a hundred pounds.

Check out the photos from the past few weeks. These are just a few of the nice fish we have caught recently.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
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Jerry with a nice redfish caught on a redfish magic glass minnow

Ed with a bonnet head shark caught that hit a jig

Jeff with a over the slot red caught on a live mud minnow

Robert with a upper slot red caught on a artificial

Chris had a double inshore slam on this day

Thomas with a speckled trout that hit a jig

Aaron with a nice spec that hit a live mullet minnow

Kenny and son Aaron with a nice inshore mixwed bag

A rare tripletail that I caught sightcasting with a live shrimp around a crab trap bouy

Jacob and Gabe with a couple of the flounder we caught on a recent seafood trip

Eric with a 27.5 red that hit a redfish magic glass minnow

The kids above are having a blast catching fish on live baits

One Response to “Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 8/1/09”

  1. Awesome blog post. These photos are so cool.