Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters Report 8/31/13 Fall Fishing is Fast Approaching!!! Everything is roaming the inshore and backwaters of the Lower Cape Fear area. Redfish, speckled trout, black drum, sheephead, flounder, tripletail, sharks, bluefish, jack crevalles, ladyfish.

September 1st, 2013

That’s right, the inshore and backwater fishing has really taken off the past couple of weeks.  We have had some awesome weather here in Southeastern NC with cooler than normal temps for this time of year.  The water is teaming with bait ( finger mullet and shrimp) and the fish have showed along with the bait.  Looks like it is going to be a awesome fall fishing season and I am looking forward to cooler temps and less boat traffic on the water.

The redfish bite has really picked up on the flats, in the creeks, and around the inlets.  Bull reds are also showing up on the nearshore waters and 30 inch plus reds around the inlets.  We are seeing reds tailing in the shallows and busting finger mullet and shrimp in the backwaters.  Topwater plugs, Gulp Baits and DOA soft plastics have been very effective.  Mullet minnows on Carolina rigs and float rigs are putting good numbers of upper and over-slot fish in the boat.  These shallow water fish have been a drag screaming blast on light tackle.

The speckled trout fishing has been good with some nice trout being caught in the Cape Fear area.  The trout are hitting the same baits as the reds and are sometimes mixed in the same areas.  We are also picking up some flounder in these areas to complete the Carolina inshore slam.

The sheephead and black drum are holding close to pilings and rockpiles.  Fishing fiddler crabs on Carolina rigs will put good numbers of these tasty fish in the cooler.  Fall is a great time of year to put big sheephead in the boat.

There are lots of other fish to have fun with roaming the inshore waters.  Ladyfish, bluefish, jack crevalles, and tripletail to name a few.  We are also seeing some sharks and tarpon on the inshore waters.

It has been a busy and good summer fishing season, but I am looking forward to what the fall fishing season will bring us.  I will stay a little more consistent on my reports so I can let you know how our fishing is going here in Southeastern NC.

Thanks for reading the report and check out some the photos from my recent trips.  These are just a few of the good catches we have had recently.

Jeff Wolfe

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 6/30/13 Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sheephead. Catching a little bit of everything on the inshore and backwaters of the lower Cape Fear.

June 30th, 2013

The inshore and backwater fishing has been fair here in Southeastern NC over the past couple of weeks.  We have had a crazy weather pattern with rain and southwest winds this past week and forecast for the next couple of days.  We have been plugging along, dodging storms, and catching a few fish.  Hopefully when this blows over the fishing will get back to normal.  We are targeting a little bit of everything, from flounder to sheephead.  Some days we have caught flounder, redfish, sheephead, speckled trout, red and black drum all in a days trip.

Flounder are hitting jigs and live mud minnows and menhaden.  We have even caught flounder on spoons recently.  Largest flounder this past week was 7.25 lbs.

Reds are on the flats and hitting jigs and topwater plugs on calm days.  With the wind blowing lately we have caught reds in the creeks on spoons, jigs, topwater plugs, and Gulp baits.  Live minnows have worked best lately on the reds.

Fishing fiddler crabs around structure has produced some nice sheephead and black drum recently.

We have caught a few speckled trout on jigs, Mirrolures, and live baits in the creeks and bays of the lower Cape Fear.

Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from the past few weeks.  These are just a few of the good catches we have had recently.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog