Daily Bible Verse

July 29, 2008

Summer fishing. Hurry up and wait.

I wish I had better news for the surf and pier anglers. Fishing is a bit slow. But just like most summers, the persistent angler can catch supper. We have a few of everything in the water, but not a lot of anything. This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Surf and pier anglers, with the exception of flounder and kings, are much the same. Anglers dragging live bait are picking up some keeper flounder from the island's three piers. Small pompano, a few nice sheepshead, some summer spots, snapper blues, and sea mullets are out there for the angler that has time to wait them out. Night time produces a bit better, or maybe in the cool air the action just seems better. King anglers are hooking up a few every week, but nothing to brag about. Of course, catching any king, is a triumph for these guys and gals who sit out in the hot sun for days, and often get nothing except maybe a small shark. But when a king is hooked, all the waiting, the hot sun, the sweating, and the headaches from the glare are all forgotten, and the adrenalin pumps, the feet scurry around on the end of the pier as each angler moves his "junk" as they sometimes call their fishing gear, to get it out of the way of the angler that is fighting the fish. Arm muscles strain against the pull of this aggressive and strong pulling fish which is built for speed and power. Landing hooks are readied for the time when the fish tires enough to get it "over the rail". Then it's high fives, attaboys, and congratulations all around, and then it starts over again. Anglers waiting for another time when the action gets fierce again. This unsaid thought creeps into the minds of most, "Maybe next time,,,,,,, the king will take my bait."

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Sailfish invade the Carolina Coast

This past weekend I had the pleasure of fishing in the 9th annual Capt. Eddy Haneman Sailfish Tournament hosted by the Bridge Tender Marina in Wrightsville Beach. The weather was perfect for the event and in all I think 47 boats entered the two day tournament. Though we didn't land any Sailfish aboard the Current Adventure, we had a couple of shots and me and my crew had a great time.

Friday's fishing was a little slow with only 7 Sailfish being caught and released, but many more were seen. My crew and I had a large Sailfish jump all over our port teaser and he was lit up!!! When I moved one of our baits just behind the teaser, he immediately ate. The National Marine Fisheries has mandated that all bill fish tournaments require the use of circle hooks. Bill fishing with circle hooks is a whole new expierience for me and needless to say, I wasn't successful in getting the hookup as the fish jumped and threw the bait before I could come tight with the line. However, at day's end, we were sitting in second place in the Dolphin category with a nice 16.6lb Dolphin that my sweetie and first mate Karen landed.

Saturday brought a lot more Sailfish action with 18 Sailfish being caught and released. That made a total of 25 Sailfish caught in two days of fishing, with many, many more fish seen or lost. Saturday also saw me and my crew get knocked out of the Dolphin category when a new leader knocked the number one fish down to number two and thus knocking us out of the money.

Overall the tournament was a great success with over 10 thousand dollars raised for charity. I would like to personally thank Capt. Lee Parsons and the entire Sailfish committee for putting on a great event and I look forward to the 10 annual event.

If you have ever wanted a chance to catch a sailfish, now is the time. These fish will remain in the area in good numbers through August, so give me a call and book a trip if you would like to go chase some of these great fish.

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July 28, 2008

Great Mid-Summer Bite, Capt. Jot Owens

Hello Folks, I guess we can call this mid-summer fishing. All those mid-summer bites have started and some of the fish are starting to show that hot water temp bite. Early morning and late afternoon bite; for the Redfish and Trout are really showing lately. Let’s talk about that and a few other bites in this weeks fishing Report.

My charters have had some great early morning Redfish and Trout bites. We are fishing mud flats and oyster flats in creeks and along the ICW. Multi fish hook-ups are not uncommon at all! Top water plugs like the Rapala skitter-walk have done very well. Rattle and popping corks with live mullets and little menhaden have been working great! The best rattlin’ corks for me have been the Saltwater Assassin’s “Kwik-cork” this is one of the loudest corks on the market; “trust me; try some!”

Another hot weather favorite of mine is the great fighting and great eating Sheephead. If you just started fishing or you have for years, you will love the time and fight it takes to catch one of these fish. The best fishing lately for us has been around bridges, docks and bulk-heads. Fishing in water from six to fifth-teen feet for sheephead seems to work the best for us. We fish mostly using small Carolina rigs, with forty pound mono leader and small but strong live bait hooks. Baits we are using; fiddler crabs and sand fleas have worked just fine. Give it a shot, it takes time but you’ll get one; Hold-on”!

The Spanish mackerel are still picking good most days. Most of the Spanish are biting Clark spoons trolled behind #1 planner’s. The Clark spoons that are working the best for us are sizes; 00 and 0 in silver, gold and pink flash. When the Spanish are on top feeding and jumping, Maria jig spoons have been the trick. There has been some bigger Spanish around the last couple of weeks; with some fish over five pounds. Always fun on the ultra light or fly rod!

We are still seeing some Tarpon around the inlets and shoals. Live and dead baits on the bottom have had the best luck for getting bites; fresh spots, menhaden and mullet work the best. Shark fishing will be good through the end of October. We’ve had some really nice lemon and black tip sharks already this year and a few on the fly-rod. We mostly are fishing around and just off the local inlets. There also has been some locally good flounder fishing; in the creeks and around the bigger inlets like Carolina and Masonboro inlets.

Thanks so much for reading this report, if you would like a Fishing charter give me call or drop me a line. Good fishing to ya!

Fishing gear we use;

Tarpon and sharks Reels Pflueger Contender G15L, Rods Shakespeare Custom “USCB 1166 MH” Penn spinning reels 560L Live Liner with Penn Torque jigging rod 7’ 20 to 50 braids.

Reds, Spanish and Sheephead: Reels Pflueger Medalist spinning in sizes 6035 and 6040. Rods: Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ Med & Med-Heavy.

Good Luck,

Captain Jot Owens
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July 27, 2008

Cape Fear River Fishing


I fished a creek right off the Cape Fear River on July 26, 2008 Gary Ward had chartered the boat,for he got the word I was catching quite a few red drum,so he brought along a couple of his old time fishing buddies for some red fish action. The tide was low a the beginning of the morning, only catching at couple of reds but by noon the action had picked up as the water had begin to rise,we caught several flounder,and a large 26" speckle trout,making for a Cape Fear Guide Grand Slam !
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July 24, 2008

Topsail Island Fishing Report

Hello from Surf City! Summer fishing is here, and that means an angler could have a good catching day, or a bad catching day. Of course, even bad catching days are good fishing days. What could be better than a day with your feet in the sand, sun in your eyes, and a fishing rod in your hand? There have been a good variety of fish caught, but none in huge numbers. The best angling continues to be on the inside, in the flats and tidal creeks along the ICW. Red drum are hanging out around docks on a falling tide, and along grass lines during rising tides. Live bait is working best, but the reds can be fooled with a jig and grub, Mirro Lures, small spinner baits, and even topwater lures. Speckled trout are in the deep holes in the back of the creeks where the water is a bit cooler. Get some live shrimp for the best action and the biggest specks. The flounder bite continues to improve, with some 18 to 20 inch fish being caught on live bait in deep holes near the ICW. Black drum and sheeps head are being caught around the swing bridge and the high rise bridge. In the surf, when the wind is not blowing so hard, flounder (some keepers) are biting live bait and Berkley Gulp Saltwater baits. Smaller undersized flounder are biting cut shrimp. Sea mullets, spot, black drum, and pompano are biting cut shrimp, with big pompano caught on sand fleas. The fleas are readily available on the beach now. Spend a few minutes digging and catch these big pompano, black drum, and puppy drum. Small snapper blues are also around, mostly on bottom rigs and cut bait. Some larger blues are coming off the piers with gotcha plugs. Spanish are rare, but a few are being caught. The king bite is here today, and gone tomorrow. About normal for summer.
So while fishing is not fast and furious like fall fishing can be, the persistent angler can catch enough for a good fish fry.

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July 15, 2008

Carolina Beach Fishing


Red Fishing has been getting better everyday this week,fish are hitting the baits extremely hard,I am finding bigger fish almost every charter,come visit the Cape Fear Guide for some exciting Red Fish action !
Carolina Beach Fishing
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July 14, 2008

Tarpon, Sharks and Reds; Summer Trend

Hello, I hope everybody is doing well. I can’t complain; fishing has had some consistence for the most part. The gas prices have too, there just too high! We can’t change the gas prices by snapping our fingers, so let’s talk fishing and worry about the gas after the fishing trip!

The summer trend of local fishing is really starting to show. One of my favorites has rally started to show this last week; the always fun Tarpon! I have only Tarpon fished once; last week. We saw a few fish and had a strike, and a jump but no hook up “that’s Tarpon fishing for ya”. Always good to see them around the boat; gets my blood pressure up every time!

We fish for Tarpon on the bottom using, live and fresh dead baits like; spots, bluefish and Menhaden. Rigging these baits on fish finder rigs, with three to five feet of 80 to 100 pound mono leaders. Circle hooks are the best bet for good hook ups and landings for Tarpon in hook sizes 7/0 to 9/0 depending what hook series you like. I have also had a fair share of Tarpon on my kite rig with live baits like greenies and menhaden. Nothing like seeing a Tarpon hit kite baits!

When the Tarpon start to show up, the sharks are already here! I’m not talking about one to three footers; I’m talking about four to seven plus footers, running fifty to two hundred pounds; on light tackle and fly rods. Don’t knock it til you have tried it! It’s a lot of fun most of the sharks come right up to the boat and take the bait or fly. We catch Lemon, Dusky, and Black tips and a few Hammerheads from time to time as well.

Best baits for the near shore sharks are, fresh and live Menhaden. When we use bait to catch the sharks we use spinning reels, with 300+ yards of thirty and forty pound Ugly braid super line. Rigging the baits; eight feet of 80 pound mono leader; some will wind on to the reel. Connected to a fifty pound swivel, then to Two to three foot of #9 SS wire and a 8/0 or 9/0 off set J hook. If you prefer Fly fishing, I like Striped bass flies in Menhaden patterns with 4/0 and 5/0 hook sizes. We use ten to twelve weight set ups; have lots of extra flies with you!

The Redfish are still picking good, you just have got to get out there and find some fish that have not been fished too much. Live, fresh cut bait and scented grubs have been the ticket. Spanish mackerel are biting as well, casting and trolling are best bets for these speedsters. Don’t forget that great hot summer fish the Sheephead, the hotter the better for those Sheephead. One-armed bandits seem to be one of best baits for me. Fish them around docks and bridges.

Thanks so much for reading this report, get out there and try some of these tactics you’ll catch’em!

Fishing gear we use;
Tarpon: Reels Pflueger Contender G15L, Rods Shakespeare Custom “USCB 1166 MH”

Sharks: Same as Tarpon and Penn spinning reels 560L Live Liner with Penn Torque jigging rod 7’ 20 to 50 braid.

Reds, Spanish and Sheephead: Reels Pflueger Medalist spinning in sizes 6035 and 6040. Rods: Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ Med & Med-Heavy.

Good Luck,

Captain Jot Owens
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July 13, 2008

Mr. Nick

Thank you for supporting our sponsors. Donna and I were present at Mr. Nick's (Dogget) memorial service this afternoon on Surf City Pier. The crowd that showed up for the service was overwhelming. Dozens of family and Surf City Pier fishing buddies were there to support Mrs. Mary, Mr Nicks wife and other family members. Mr Nick was a regular at Surf City Pier, and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Mr. Nick was also quite a comedian. His dry humor was admired by all. Here is just a short story of one of the many conversations that Mr. Nick and I had on the pier, or in Batt's Grille where Mr. Nick and Mrs. Mary met up with all their friends and had a meal. Anyway, here is the story.
I was casting for trout last November before the pier closed, and Mr. Nick was on the pier. The water was quite muddy, so I was thinking maybe a bright color would attract the attention of a lunker speck. so I baited with a red jig head, and a chartreuse Berkley Gulp Saltwater bait. After Mr. Nick watched me throw the bait and reel in several times, he approached me and ask if I had any more of the baits I was fishing with. I said "Sure" and went to my tackle box, fixed up another jig and chartreuse grub, then handed it to Mr. Nick. He calmly put it in the pocket of his flannel shirt, and without any thing close to a grin or smile said to me. "Thanks, I am gonna put it on my Christmas tree." Then, realizing that Mr. Nick was making fun of my "colorful" lure, I broke out in laughter. Only then did he chuckle and turn to walk away. We will all miss Mr. Nick, and we are praying that Mr. Nick's family will find peace in this difficult time. As for me, I have been blessed with his friendship, and now his memory.

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Flounder ON! Flounder OFF!

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Hello from Surf City! I walked to the beach tonight, and fished awhile. I didn't have any bait, or natural bait, so I decided to throw a jig and gulp jerk shad, new penny color. I didn't land anything, but I got one flounder to the surf, before he spit my jig back at me, minus the tail. I saw the white in the surf, and I think is was a flounder, but I couldn't be sure. Anyway, I was 0 for 1. After a new jerk shad, and some deep breathing exercises, I loaded up again. I threw everything I had. Changed up my retrieve trying to entice another bite. When it hit, my rod doubled over and my line went slack. I reeled in only to find only an inch of jerk shad, and my jig. Went to bait up again, and discovered I had no more jerk shad, so I threw a white swimming mullet, also by Berkley Gulp Saltwater, but didn't get another bite. Oh well, ain't that the way it goes? I plan on hitting the beach early tomorrow morning, with a new plan, and some Berkley Gulp Saltwater, 5" jerk shad. Maybe I will get one. Stay tuned.

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July 11, 2008

PIN FISH TOURNAMENT

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July 10, 2008

Fish in the Surf?

Donna and I walked across the street today for a few hours of saltwater and sand, and we managed to get in some fishing also. We didn't fill the cooler, but we caught some nice sea mullets, and a big spot. Enough for a meal, if not a feast. All caught on fresh cut shrimp. I could only find a few small sand fleas. Folks are getting them elsewhere on the beach, but not where we were today. As you know, sand fleas are my favorite bait for big sea mullets, puppy drum, black drum, and pompano, especially the big citation pompano. I am thinking of giving the Berkley Saltwater Gulp sand flea a try, but I would like to find out if they catch fish like the fresh fleas do. Eight bucks is a big price to pay for a "maybe". If anyone knows about the Gulp Sand Flea baits, I would appreciate hearing about it. Send an email. I am meeting a reader Friday afternoon to do a little surf fishing. Wish us luck! Thanks!

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Carolina Beach Fishing


I had a lot of fun taking Joe & David Kuegler fishing yesterday,they just wanted to catch some fish it did not matter what kind,the Red Fish & Flounder were biting for them right here at Carolina Beach,N.C. Capt.Mike Dennis - Cape Fear Guide
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July 8, 2008

The North Carolina Public Access Foundation Fishing Tournament

Here is a note I received from Al at The North Carolina Fishing Pier Society (NCFPS). Proceeds are to be used to help the Town Of Oak Island purchase the Yaupon Pier in an effort to keep it from being turned into condos.

[quote]
OK Gang, The North Carolina Public Access Foundation (NCPAF) is
going to have a surf fishing tournament to benefit The Town of Oak
Island's efforts in purchasing the Yaupon Pier and I need some help.
I have committed to this event on August 23rd from 8 AM to 1 PM and
the location of the event is yet to be determined but we are likely
going to use the far west end access of the island. I need a lot of
help to make this possible anyone who can contribute would be
appreciated. Here is a list of things I need:

Volunteers to work the day of the event, sign in and
Officials.
50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales persons this can be done in advance
and you do not need to be present to win.
Prize donations
Surf Fishermen and women (what good is having a party unless
someone shows up)

Prize Categories are as follows:

Prizes: Big Fish, Any Fish, Biggest Pompano and Flounder Award and NC
Angler Award (you must be a member of NC Angler to win the NC Angler
award). – Ask for Details

Door Prizes Raffle among all entires.

More Details to follow.
[end quote]

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July 7, 2008

RED ALERT!!!

I had a report this evening that several citation POMPANO were caught today. I am not sure if they were caught from a pier or the surf. The pompano bite has been a bit slow, so maybe this is the turn. Dig some sand fleas or get FRESH shrimp and go get some pompano!

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Topsail Island Fishing

Hello everyone, Sorry I haven't posted recently. I have had a killer migraine and out of commission. I am feeling some better today. Thanks for the emails. I talked to some friends today, and fishing is not dead, as sometimes happens this year, but it has slowed a bit. It seems that when surf fishing and pier fishing gets slow, the fishing on the inside gets better. That is the case now. There are huge schools of red drum patroling the flats off the ICW. Live bait producing better, but the will hit artificials. Look for them in the flats along grasslines and around oyster beds. The speckled trout are holed up in the deep tidal creeks awaiting cooler water. The are hitting live shrimp, but not much else. There seems to be lots of them in the New River area. The flounder bite is picking up a bit, fish for them under docks and around bridge pilings. If you don't have access to a boat, there are a couple of thiongs that can make your surf or pier fishing trip better. Early mornings is the best time, with late evenings a closre second. There is almost nothing being caught mid day. So get out there early before the crowds show up. Sand fleas are the bait of choice for mullets and pompanos. Live shrimp are catching some keeper flounder around the piers. Speckled trout are scarce, but live shrimp is catching a few. And don't forget the summer spots, some anglers are catching a good number, if you can stay out for awhile. Fish bites, and fresh cut shrimp are the bait. Gotcha plugs and cut mullet are getting some blues, but just a few. There are still a few kings and tarpon showing up from time to time, but be prepared to wait a bit for the bite. There was a nice sixty pound tarpon caught at Surf City Pier last week. The staff at the turtle hospital here on the island was glad to get the cut up tarpon for their sick and injured turtles. That is about it for now. I will post as I hear more.

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Carolina Beach Fishing


July 4, 2008 yielded Cathy Hurley a large Black Grouper fishing on-board the LUCKY STRIKE out of Carolina Beach,N.C.
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July 2, 2008

Captain Jot's fishing Report 7-2-07

Hello Folks, I hope everybody is enjoying the summer so far. Fishing for the most part has been very good this year for me and my charters. We are starting to see more people on the water, in the last couple of weeks. Which I guess is a good thing, “tip”: if you want to beat the crowds; go earlier! To the fishing report!

The Redfish have really picked up in the last two weeks. My charters have had four fish on slow days to over fifth teen fish on better days. Live, fresh cut bait and scented grubs have been the ticket. You just have got to find the Reds to catch them. Fish the live and cut bait on Carolina rigs. Saltwater Assassin (Blurps) in colors good penny and molting seem to work well for the scented grubs. Most of the reds are in the water way on docks and in creek mouths.

Flounder fishing has also picked up too. We are getting some nice fish around Carolina beach and Masonboro inlets. Most of the flounders are hitting live bait, mullets and little menhaden. We are fishing the live bait on Carolina rigs, but using a little heavier egg sinker for the strong currents in these areas. Don’t forget to take your time when Flounder fishing, it takes time to catch a door mat! We have caught some smaller; but keeper flounder in some of the creeks using grubs.

Some Sheephead and black drum are biting around docks and bulkheads. There has been a few very nice black drum caught lately, some fish over twenty pounds reported “that’s a good pull”! These fish are hitting fiddler crabs, live shrimp and fresh shrimp. The rigs we are using are small Carolina rigs with small very strong hooks. Sheephead and smaller black drum make great table fare.

The Spanish mackerel are still picking good most days. Most of the Spanish are biting Clark spoons trolled behind #1 planner’s. The Clark spoons that are working the best for us are sizes; 00 and 0 in silver and pink flash. When the Spanish are on top feeding and jumping, Maria jig spoons have been the trick.

Thanks for taking the time to read this report. Have a great 4th of July, get out there on the water and have good time. Just be careful of all that boat traffic! Fishing gear used: Reels Pflueger Medalist spinning reels 6035 and 6040 size. Rods: Ugly stick lite’s 7’ med and med hvy action. Line Ugly braid 20# and 30#

Captain Jot Owens
910-233-4139
www.captainjot.com

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Tight lines!
Johnny and Donna

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Individual Rights Score Victory in Supreme Court Second Amendment Case

Can I get an "ATABoy" for the US Supreme Court? This Supreme Court decision is the first time that the High Court has declared in absolute terms that the Second Amendment is an individual right. Folks, this is a BIG DEAL, and shouldn't be taken lightly. It seems that as of late, we are slowly LOOSING our INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS in favor of rights for the total population as a whole. The radical left has long been using this argument to suppress our PERSONAL RIGHTS!

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry – hailed today’s United States Supreme Court 5-4 decision written by Justice Scalia that determined authoritatively that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.
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July 4th Fireworks in Sneads Ferry

If you are going to be here on July 4th, plan to be in Sneads Ferry for their holiday fireworks display. Below are the details. Oh, just a note, a reader reports that his party had a good day fishing at Surf City Pier. Bluefish, black drum, sea mullets, spots, and a nice speckled trout caught on live shrimp. He bought the live shrimp at One Stop Bait shop. Thanks to Bill for this report.


SNEADS FERRY

4th of JULY
FIREWORKS JUBILEE
www.sneadsferrynorthcarolina.com


Friday, 7:00pm, July 4th, 2008 Fireworks around 9:15pm’ish at the Sneads Ferry Community Center
126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC 327-3335


Featured band: Veronica Whaley
and her Alibi
www.Vwhaley.com

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Food Vendors

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This is also the Official kick off for the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival. So be the first to meet & greet the newly crowned 2008 Shrimp Queens

FLAG RETIREMENT

VFW Post 9983 will be on hand to receive weathered American Flags for retirement.

NO PETS






Till next time....
Tight lines!
Johnny and Donna

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