Daily Bible Verse

AddToAny Share

February 19, 2009

Fish Taco Recipe!

Bass Pro Shops Online!

Bass Pro Shops


Fishing Topsail Message Board
Topsail Area Charter Boats
2008 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide


Hello from Surf City! A new seafood recipe has been posted. Check it out.
Fishin' Topsail's Seafood Recipes

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

Speckled Trout

Bass Pro Shops Online!

Bass Pro Shops


Fishing Topsail Message Board
Topsail Area Charter Boats
2008 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide


Hello from Surf City! I don't think the specks are ever gonna completely dry up here. They are still in the surf and near the piers, although most are too small. (DINKS) They seem to be biting mirro-lure baits best. Time of day and tide vary. Wish I could be more precise. Go Gettum!

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

February 18, 2009

Early Spring Fishing

Hello to all, I hope everyone is doing well. It will not be long at all before spring will be here and that can only mean one thing “spring fishing”! I can’t wait!! The weather has been really up and down lately, on the warmer and lighter wind are the days to hit the water and do some fishing. To the fishing report we go. >>>

Redfish are biting on those nice warm sunny days. We are looking for them along the ICW and mouths of creeks. The best bet for these guys is to look for them on flats, oyster rocks and grass lines on warm calm days. The Reds will be sunning and trying to find bait that is doing the same thing. Best lures to use; jigs “go light” 1/8 and ¼ oz. jig heads this way you will not spook the Reds in shallow water. Rig them with a good scented grub like Saltwater Assassin Blurps. In the sea shad pattern; colors pearl or molting seen to work the best in the winter mouths.

All so look for big schools of Redfish in the surf on very nice days as well. These schools of Reds will be close to inlets, sandbars and sometimes jetties. Use the same kinds of jigs, but use heavier jig heads like 3/8 and ½ oz. This will make it easier to cast to the Reds. A few Trout are biting as well. A good bet for them would be Mirrolure’s and Grubs. Colors for Mirrolure’s chart back and white on white. Grubs silver mullet and one of my favorites chart diamond. Remember work them slow, during the colder mouths!

In the Cape Fear River there are still a few Stripers biting. The bigger fish for the most part are starting to slow down. We are catching most of the Stripers on jigs, rattle trips and mid diving X-raps. Colors white on white, green back and silver minnow. Just look for creek mouths, drop-offs and docks that hold any kind of bait. Work these areas hard and you will catch a few Stripers, patience pays off! There are some catfish biting in the river now as well.

The large mouth bass fishing has been good the last couple of weeks. We are fishing some of the local lakes and the North East Cape Fear River. Most of the bass are hitting Bass Assassin rubber worms in colors black and red shad “red and black”. Rigging the worms Carolina style seems to work the best.

Fishing gear we use:

Redfish, Stripers and trout: Pflueger Medalist spinning reels in sizes 7035 and 7040. Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ rods in med-light and med action. Bass fishing Pflueger Supreme spinning reels 9030XT and an All Star ASR series rod 7’ ASR844S “great fresh water combo”!

In Other Fishing News: There are a few great boat and fishing expos still coming to North Carolina. If you like fishing and boats you don’t want to miss these shows and fishing seminars! Here are the one’s that myself as well as other Ranger boats pro staff members will be at this winter.

February 20-22, 2009 - Carolina Power & Sailboat Show NC State Fairgrounds - Raleigh, NC.
www.ncboatshows.com This show will have lots of nice boats to see!

March 21, 2009 Saltwater Fishing School Saturday, 2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy (US 1 South) - Sanford, NC.
www.northcarolinasportsman.com
This all-day event will feature successful tournament anglers, prominent charter captains, top notch guides, knowledgeable pro team members, experienced local fishermen and well-informed industry professionals giving tips, plus explaining lures and techniques used to catch everyone's favorite fish.

We are booking up for this up coming summer season, book now to get the day you want! Check out our web page for fishing reports and charter specials from time to time. Thanks for reading this report, and Good fishing to Ya.

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

Wrightsville Beach, NC Fishing Charters
Wilmington, NC Charter Fishing


Bass Pro Shops Online!


Bass Pro Shops


Fishing Topsail Message Board
Topsail Area Charter Boats
2008 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide


Hello from Surf City!

February 4, 2009

Snow on Topsail, But NO Fish!

Bass Pro Shops Online!

Bass Pro Shops

Fishing Topsail Message Board
Topsail Area Charter Boats
2008 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide
My Pottery Page



Hello from Surf City! OK, so we got more snow this morning. Not as much as last time, but snow it was. covered the ground before the sun came out, now it's all gone. Except for little groups of snowflakes hiding in corners and under steps. Haven't heard of any fish this week on Topsail. It's cold and windy on the beach. I haven't even seen anyone fishing. No one at Surf City Pier or Jolly Roger. We haven't seen many folks walking on the beach. Of course I am sure there are the hard cases, like Donna and I, that still get out there. I hear they [I say they because I am not one of the brave souls that venture out to fish in this freezing wind] are still catching reds from the surf up north. Not sure where, but I am getting some online reports from other websites. Also getting a few stripers at the Outer Banks and in the Cape River. There are still some type of bait fish in the water, not sure what they are but the birds were really busting the water yesterday just out past the breakers. The dark spot on the water [the bait fish school] stretched out for several hundred yards to the north and south. We couldn't see the end of the school to the south. It looked like they stretched out all the way to Surf City Pier. Hope to get out soon and see some fishing buds. That's all for now.

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

February 2, 2009

Wilmington, NC Winter Fishing Report

Well folks, the days are getting longer and winter is more than half way over. I’m really looking forward to this coming spring! Don’t forget, this is a great time to check over all your fishing gear. Clean up your rods and reels, oil the reels and put a touch of wax on your rods. It also maybe time to put new fishing line on your reels and check those hooks on your artificial lures. A little work now; will make spring fishing a little easier on you! To the fishing report >>>!

With the weather being very up and down lately, the fishing has been that way too! On some of the warmer days we have caught some fish. The large mouth bass fishing has been good the last couple of weeks. We are fishing some of the local lakes and the North East Cape Fear River. Most of the bass are hitting Bass Assassin rubber worms in colors black and red shad “red and black”. Rigging the worms Carolina style seems to work the best.

Redfish are schooling in the surf, we are always looking for a nice day to get out and chase them. They are pretty easy to catch; you just got to find them. That part can be a bit harder, trust me! A sunny, light wind day and good polarized sunglasses are the keys to catching these Reds. Grubs seem to be the easy go to bait for surf Reds. Saltwater Assassin “Blurps” in pearl and molting color work very well. You need to use heavier jigs heads, ½ and 5/8 plus for casting. Color of the head is not a big deal Red, white and black all work just fine. Hold on tight, they fight great even in cold water!

There are still a few Cape Fear River stripers biting. The water is really starting to cool down. Most of the fish are in the four to twelve pound range, with a few bigger ones mixed in as well. We are catching the stripers on hard and soft baits. In the hard bait range; X-raps and mid-water crank baits are working well. As far as soft baits; Saltwater Assassin (Blurp) jerk shads in colors pearl and electric chicken. We are rigging the blurps Texas style, with a large bass worm hook.

Fishing gear we use:

Stripers and trout: Pflueger Medalist spinning reels in sizes 7035 and 7040. Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ rods in med-light and med action. Bass fishing Pflueger Supreme spinning reels 9030XT and an All Star ASR series rod 7’ ASR844S “great fresh water combo”!


I would like to thank everybody that came out to the Saltwater Sportsman seminar at the Hilton hotel this last weekend. We had a sell out show; I really enjoyed speaking with everyone at the show. I hope they bring it back here next year!

In Other Fishing News: There are a few great boat and fishing expos still coming to North Carolina. If you like fishing and boats you don’t want to miss these shows and fishing seminars! Here are the one’s that myself as well as other Ranger boats pro staff members will be at this winter.

February 20-22, 2009 - Carolina Power & Sailboat Show NC State Fairgrounds - Raleigh, NC. www.ncboatshows.com This show will have lots of nice boats to see!

March 21, 2009 Saltwater Fishing School Saturday, 2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy (US 1 South) - Sanford, NC. www.northcarolinasportsman.com
This all-day event will feature successful tournament anglers, prominent charter captains, top notch guides, knowledgeable pro team members, experienced local fishermen and well-informed industry professionals giving tips, plus explaining lures and techniques used to catch everyone's favorite fish.

If you get a chance you should really take the time to visit some of these shows and seminars. You will learn lots of great info from the fishing seminars and see some great new boats! For more info on these shows and seminars just go to the links on this page.

Thanks for reading this report; I’ll see ya on the water!

Good Luck Fishing,

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



Fishing Topsail Message Board
Topsail Area Charter Boats
2008 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide


Hello from Surf City!

Follow FishinTopsail.com via Email Updates