Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 5/16/10 Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheephead, and Spanish Mackerel in the Cape Fear area.

The inshore fishing has been good with catches of redfish, flounder, black drum, and sheephead. The speckled trout bite has been off so far this year, but hopefully the specs will show up soon. We have picked up a couple of trout while throwing artificials for reds, along with some nice flounders.

The redfish are spread out among the marshes of the lower Cape Fear, with many double digit days over the past couple of weeks. Most of the reds have been caught by fishing live baits on carolina rigs and float rigs along oyster points and marsh edges. We have also caught good numbers of reds sightcasting and blindcasting jigs and topwater plugs. There are also a few reds arounds docks along the waterway.

The sheephead fishing has been good around bridge pilings and other structure in the Cape Fear area. The sheephead are falling for fiddler crabs fished on carolina rigs close to the srtructure. We have also picked up some nice black drum while fishing for the sheephead.

The flounder are staring to show up in decent numbers and fishing for these tasty fish should be getting better over the next couple of weeks. The spanish mackerel are scooled up close to the beach and there are some good sightfishing opportunities to these fish. Hopefully the winds will cooperate so we can get there and do some spanish fishing.

Thanks for checking out my report. Hopefully I will have a good one for the 1st of June. Check out the photos below from the past couple of weeks.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Carolina Beach Inshore Fishing Blog

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