Archive for December, 2010

Short Fishing Report 12/24/10 REDFISHING IS GOOD WHEN THE WEATHER COOPERATES!!!

Friday, December 24th, 2010

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

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my family, friends, and clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. I am looking forward to a new year and fishing with many of my clients and meeting new ones.

If everything goes as planned I will be adding a new boat to better serve my clients in 2011. I am planning on custom rigging a 19′ Carolina Skiff as a shallow water flats boat that can access the skinny water and accommodate three anglers and myself. With my 17′ Ranger Banshee I can only fish two and myself and my 21′ Kenner Bay can’t get to those skinny water redfish on low tides. I will also be able to launch this boat at Buzzard’s Bay and cut out that run up and down the Cape Fear River.

Now to short fishing report. We are catching good numbers of redfish when the weather cooperates. The reds are schooled up on the flats and in the creeks of the lower Cape Fear area. The sightfishing has been good when the winds are light which has been rare lately. On the windier days we are hiding back in the creeks and picking up a few fish blindcasting artificials and fishing live mud minnows to known productive areas.

We did have a calm wind day on 12/22/10 with Fred and Marnie from Greensboro, N.C. After searching and finding a few schools with lockjaw we finally found a school of mid to upper slot redfish working about a fifty yard stretch of a creek bank. These fish were willing participants and they caught around 35 redfish on the warmest, calm day we have had lately. After Fred had caught about ten on the spinning rod he broke out his flyrod and picked up his first red on the fly and added four more shortly afterwards.

On 12/24/10 I had Zack from Durham, N.C. on the Ranger Banshee fishing for reds in the backwaters. We had highs in the upper 40’s and the wind layed out nice for us in the afternoon We located a couple of schools along a creek bank and caught 61 reds, about ninety percent were middle to upper slot fish and the others were under slot. I was able to make a few cast and got into the action as well. We need more weather days like we had on the 22nd and 24th and the redfishing should be good.

Looks like it is going to be cold for the next week or so. Hopefully this wacky weather will get out of here and we’ll get back to a normal Southeastern N.C. weather pattern. If we get highs in the fifties and sunny days, I should have a good report for the first of January. Check out a few of the photos from this past week.

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


12/22/10 Fred and Marnie doubled up on redfish out of a school along a creek bank


Another one of the many double hookups on 12/22/10. Marnie with spinning tackle and Fred with the flyrod


Fred hooked up on the flyrod


One of the five reds that Fred caught on the fly



Zack with a couple of the 61 redfish we caught on 12/24/10


12/24/10 I was able to get in on the action and picked up around 20 of the 61 redfish on a charter with Zack from Durham


12/19/10 Christian with a red on a cold day back in the creeks



12/22/10 Christian and Wade with two of the reds they caught sightcasting to a school along the marsh edge




Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 12/13/10 THE FISHING IS GOOD, ESPECIALLY ON THE CALMER WARMER DAYS!!!

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The inshore fishing has been good the past couple of weeks, especially for redfish on the flats and the creeks of the lower Cape Fear. There are also a few trout be caught, and the stripers are in the upper Cape Fear River. The cold, windy weather has made it tough, but we are still catching fish in the protected creeks on these days. Hopefully the temps will get back to normal and there will be some good fishing opportunities for the next couple of weeks.

The redfish are schooled up on the flats and smaller pods are working the muddy bottom creeks of the lower Cape Fear area. We have had lots of double digit days lately with around 35 to 40 fish on the best day. Most of the reds have been caught blindcasting soft plastic and scented artificials in the creeks. On the calmer days we are able to sightcast to the large schools working the flats and the smaller schools along the creek banks. When the reds are finicky we are picking up some fish by casting mud minnows on light jigheads into areas where the fish are holding. There are also some reds being caught around docks along the waterway.

The speckled trout bite has slacked off due to the extremely cold weather we have had, but we are still picking up a few fish. The fish are there we just need some warmer days to turn the bite on and get the water temps up a few degrees. The striper fishing has also been good in the upper Cape Fear River.

Check out the photos from the past few weeks. As long as the weather cooperates and gets back to normal I should have a good report for the next couple of weeks.

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


11/24/10 Dennis with a nice spec caught on a soft plastic jig


11/24/10 Mark with a red that fell for a mud minnow pinned to a jighead


11/27/10 Rick with a red he caught on a Gulp Alive shrimp


12/4/10 Darrin and Keith with spec and flounder caught on Gulp Alive shrimp


12/10/10 Gary with a red that hit a DOA soft plastic. This was a good day in the creeks with NE winds 10-15 and highs in the lower 50’s


Jason with one of the 35 or so he and Gary caught on 12/1010

My son Christian and his fishing bud Alex have caught good numbers of reds on some cold, windy, and rainy days recently. These guys are hardcore and will fish in almost any conditions since they only get to fish on the weekends. I know they are looking forward to the Christmas break. These are some pics from their trips.