Archive for July, 2010

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 7/21/10

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The inshore fishing has been up and down lately due to warmer than normal water temps and hard southwest winds. There has been some good signs of improvement over the past couple of days with two days of good redfishing, a few flounder and speckled trout.

We are catching most of the reds in the early morning hours by dropping the trolling motor and working shelly bottom dropoffs along some of the deeper creeks in the lower Cape Fear area. The water is a little murky due to lots of wind so lures like spinnerbaits and spoons have been very effective. For those that are not comfortable throwing artificials we can catch redfish using the simple methods of fishing live baits on float rigs and bottom rigs. I have not been able to get on the flats and look for the large schools of reds that were there a week or so ago but I am sure they are still there. Hopefully the wind will cooperate and we can get on the flats and do some sightfishing.

We are also picking up some nice flounder and a few speckled trout while fishing for the reds.

Check out the photos from the past couple of weeks. These are just a few of the good catches we have had lately.

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


7/8/10 Griffin with a nice red he caught fishing a mud minnow on a carolina rig


7/8/10 Rob with a flounder that fell for a mud minnow on a float rig


7/12/10 Justin with a rare 11.6 lb tripletail that we tag teamed. I saw the fish around a crab trap bouy and casted a mud minnow on a float rig to him. He took the bait, I set the hook and got him away from the bouy, handed the rod to Justin and he finished the awesome battle.


7/13/10 The Price family with a few of the reds they caught, along with a speckled trout and a couple of sheephead


7/15/10 Scott with a lower slot red he caught on a redfish magic soft plastic


7/17/10 Nicole with a 5.2 flounder she caught fishing a mud minnow on a carolina rig


7/17/10 Brittany with a nice red she caught fishing a mud minnow on a carolina rig


7/20/10 Rob with a 4 lb spec ( larger than Jason’s) that fell for a spinnerbait rigged with a cockahoe minnow.


7/20/10 Jeff with a red that fell for a spinnerbait rigged with a Gulp Alive shrimp. Jeff and Rob had a double digit day on the reds along with a few flounder and a 4 lb spec.


7/21/10 Bob with a nice red he caught on spinnerbait rigged with a paddle tail jig


Bob, Brandon,and Ben had a good day catching reds ( approx. 14) on spinnerbaits and Gulp Alive shrimp. They also picked up a few flounder.




Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 7/6/10 Quick report, Solid Fishing in the Backwaters of the Cape Fear

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The redfish bite in the backwaters of the lower Cape Fear is still solid. The reds are schooled up on the flats and the sightcasting is good when we can get the tides and wind to cooperate. We are also catching good numbers of reds on artificials and live baits around shelly bottom drop offs and around the edges of oyster rocks.

More flounder and speckled trout are mixed in with the reds and we are picking up a few while working soft plastics and live baits in the creeks and bays of the lower Cape Fear.

Check out the photos from the past couple of weeks.

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


6/21/10 Clay with a nice red he caught using a live mud minnow on a carolina rig


6/24/10 Weston, Trevor, and Bryson had a good 12 or more reds plus a spec using live baits


6/25/10 Alex with a over slot red he caught on a redfish magic soft plastic jig


6/29/10 Alex with a drag screamer caught on a jig


6/30/10 Another Alex with nice spec caught on a jig


6/30/10 Christian with 33″ drag screaming redfish he caught on a topwater plug.


Gary and me went on a flounder tear using soft plastics on a recent Fisherman’s Post Guide Time trip


7/1/10 Austin with a nice red he caught on a live mud minnow


7/2/10 Sean with a nice red he caught float fishing a shrimp around the marsh edge


7/4/10 Larry, Douglas, and Jimmy with some of the reds and a flounder they caught using live baits. They also picked up a couple of sheephead.



7/5/10 Jeremy with a red and flounder he caught float fishing a live mud minnow around the marsh edge


7/5/10 Benjamin with a red he caught float fishing a live mud minnow around a shell point