Archive for March, 2013

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 3/25/13 SPRING FISHING IS CRANKING UP!!!! Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum and Whiting. Flounder, Sheephead, Bluefish, etc. not far behind.

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The spring fishing season is here and it looks like this spring is shaping up to be a good one.  There are lots of redfish around, a few speckled trout, whiting, and black drum. The flounder, bluefish, sheephead and other inshore speices are not far behind.  I am really looking forward to warmer weather and the inshore fishing to improve over the next couple of weeks.

We have had big numbers of lower and and under-slot redfish around this winter.  These fish grow fast and we should experience a good inshore redfish bite this spring and summer.  Most of the reds on my charters recently have been caught fishing live mud minnows and shrimp on light jigheads.  We are also picking up redfish by dropping the trolling motor, covering ground and casting Gulp Baits and DOA soft plastics.  As the water gets warmer, look for the reds to get more active, fight harder and we’ll be catching them on a variety of artificials along with live baits.  The topwater redfish bite is right around the corner and I can’t wait to start catching reds on topwater plugs.

We are catching a few speckled trout on Gulp Jerk Shads and Shrimp,  DOA jerk baits and paddletails.  The live shrimp are showing up and fishing live shrimp on float rigs will put good numbers of specs in the boat this spring.  We had a excellent trout bite last fall and have caught a few trout all winter, so we should experience a good spring speckled trout run.

We are catching a few black drum fishing shrimp on light jigheads and carolina rigs around docks and oyster beds.  There are also some whiting showing up in the lower Cape Fear River along the edge of the shipping channel.  Fishing two hook bottom rigs will put good numbers of these tasty fish in the cooler.

Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from my recent trips.  Looking forward to some warmer weather and better fishing for the weeks ahead.  Topwater reds, and speckled trout, flounder, sheephead, large blues, etc. etc. they will all be here soon.  CAN’T WAIT!!!

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
Carolina Beach Inshore Fishing Blog