Archive for October, 2009

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 10/18/09

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Overall the fishing has been good the past couple of weeks. We have had a couple of tough days mixed in with lots of good days, but I guess that’s fishing. Late Oct. and Nov. are great times to be on the water fishing. There should be good numbers of speckled trout, redfish, and seamullet, along with a few gray trout and flounder. As the water cools the flounder will move out to deeper water and the ocean.

The redfish are biting well on live baits and artificials. Most of the reds have been caught by blindcasting and sightcasting soft plastics and scented baits in the creeks and bays of the lower Cape Fear. We are also picking up a few reds on topwater plugs. For those that are not comfortable throwing artificials we have been picking up some reds by float fishing and bottom fishing live baits along the grass lines, oyster points, and shelly bottom drop offs. We are also picking up a few speckled trout and flounder while fishing for the reds.

The speckled trout bite has been decent and should get better over the next couple of weeks. The specks have been hitting soft plastic grubs, artificial shrimp, topwater plugs, suspending mirrolures and of course live shrimp on a float rig. Nov. and Dec. are peak times to catch speckled trout in the Cape Fear area.

We are picking up a few flounder but it is mostly while we are fishing artificials and live baits for the specs and reds. The sheephead bite has been good, but they will be moving out as the water cools. There are a few black drum around and their numbers could very well increase as we get into Nov. The blues have been schooled around the inlets and the lower Cape Fear and we have had some fun sightcasting to them with topwater plugs and jigs.

Check out the photos from the past couple of weeks. These are just a few of the fish my customers have caught lately.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Fish Carolina Beach Blog

10/4 Joe with a speck that hit a artificial shrimp under a popping float

10/5 Hunter with a red that hit a live mullet minnow on a carolina rig

10/5 Hana with a blue that she caught out of one of the large schools we saw on this day

10/6 John with his first redfish that was caught on a redfish magic glass minnow

10/6 Marvin with a spec that busted a Zara Spook topwater plug

10/9 Bob with a nice red that hit a soft plastic jig

10/10 Mr Rice with a black drum that hit a live shrimp fished on the bottom

10/10 Douglas and his dad with a pair of the reds they caught on live baits

10/11 C. Wolfe with a flounder and red he caught on artificial back in a creek on a windy day

10/17 Chloe with a red that she caught on a live mud minnow

Click on the link to read the recent Guide Times article in the Fisherman’s Post about fishing for tripletail and redfish in the Cape Fear river with Jeff Wolfe.

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 10/3/09 Great Fall Fishing!!!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

The inshore fishing has been good to excellent lately with catches of redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheephead, black drum, spanish mackerel, and bluefish.

We have caught some really good numbers of redfish lately with live finger mullet on carolina rigs. They are also hitting topwater plugs and soft plastic baits but the numbers are nowhere near as impressive as the live baits. We had a fifty fish day on the mullet minnows earlier this week and double digit days have been common. We are catching the reds on shelly bottom drop-offs on the lower tides and around the marsh edges and oyster points on the higher tides. We have also picked up a few gray trout, speckled trout, bluefish, and flounder while fishing for the reds.

The speckled trout bite has been good also. The specs are hitting live shrimp on float rigs, topwater plugs, artificial shrimp under a popping float, jigs, and live mullet minnows. We have caught some nice flounder in the Cape Fear river lately with live baits on carolina rigs. Most of the flounder have ranged from 2 to 5.5 lbs.

The sheephead are also around in good numbers and the fish are a bit larger this time of year. These tasty fish are lots of fun and challenging to get out of the pilings and into the landing net. We have many large fish break off lately due to having to tighten down the drags to get them out of the docks.

We have caught a good variety of inshore fish the past couple of weeks and this trend should continue over the next month or so. It has been very rewarding watching my customers have a good time and catch some nice fish. Check out the photos from the past couple of weeks. These are are just a few of the good catches we have had lately.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Fish Carolina Beach Blog

9/20/09 Fred from Saltwater Marine with a over the slot red he caught on a redfish magic glass minnow

9/24/09 Kevin with a 34″ red. He had a good afternoon topwater bite on this day. We had multiple reds competing for his Zara Spook and crashing it 15′ from the boat.

Kevin with another one of his reds on topwater. Most of the fish he caught on this day were drag screaming over the slot fish.

9/26/09 Eli with a red he caught on a carolina rigged finger mullet. This day was rainy and windy but we still managed to catch some nice trout, flounder, and redfish

9/29/09 Jeff from Texas with a 5.5 flounder that fell for a carolina rigged finger mullet

9/29/09 Mark, Glen, Michael, and Jeff the crew from Texas and Louisana had a fifty plus fish day. About forty to fifty redfish ranging from 22″ to 27″ and a few trout and flounder

9/30/09 Bill with a black drum that fell for a fiddler crab on a carolina rig

10/1/09 Lucas, Robert, Jeremy, and Jerry mixed it up on this day with a catch of sheephead, speckled trout, redfish and flounder caught on topwater plugs, jigs, artificial shrimp, and live baits.

10/2/09 John with a nice red and flounder he caught on live finger mullet

John and Cheryl with their catch of seafood on 10/2/09

Liz and Seth from Statesville with a few of the reds they caught on carolina rigged finger mullets