Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 12/17/09

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Jeff, Amy, and Christian Wolfe.

There have been some good inshore fishing opportunities out there lately for redfish, speckled trout, and striped bass. The weather has impacted the fishing with a lot of hard winds recently, but I have managed to get a few good fishing days in.

The redfish are schooled up in good numbers on the flats and there are some good sightfishing opportunities when the wind and tides cooperate. There are also some smaller schools in the creeks of the lower Cape Fear river that we can fish for on the days that we have some wind. The reds are falling for scented and unscented soft plastics.

The speckled trout are biting around Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and the lower Cape Fear river. The specs are hitting soft plastic jigs, mirrolures and of course live shrimp. The spec bite is off in the upper Cape Fear river due to the recent heavy rainfall. Hopefully, the water will clear up in the river and the specs will move to their normal winter hideouts, where live shrimp and artificial shrimp will put good numbers of specs in the boat.

The striped bass are starting to show up in the upper Cape Fear river and their numbers should increase
as we get into late Dec. and Jan. This is a catch and release fishery and catching these fish on light tackle is a blast. There are some thirty plus pound fish lurking in those brown waters, but most of the fish we have caught lately have been four to seven pounders. The stripers are hitting swim baits, lipless crankbaits, shallow and deep diving stickbaits.

The fishing is going to be good over the Christmas holidays and hopefully the weather will cooperate. Check out the photos from the past couple of weeks.

Merry Christmas,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
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A nice redfish I caught sightcasting to a small school along a creek bank.

A spec that fell for a soft plastic jig.

C Wolfe with a nice red caught sightcasting to a school along the marsh edge.

Mason with a striper he caught on a swimbait.

A nice red that I caught out of a large school on the flats.

Christian with a striper he caught on a lipless crankbait.

A striper I caught on a swimbait rigged weedless.

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