Boat Update: I have sold my boat. Now I am working on obtaining a new one. It was a good time to sell the old, but I am missing some great fishing waiting on the new. You do not have to wait. Get out on the water with your boat or let me know and I will hook you up with a very good captain. Now here's my report:
INSORE: Fall fishing is on fire. Red drum, flounder, and trout: they are all biting. All the usual spots are providing fish. Fish the inlets, the waterway, the creeks and the river. Fish live bait, dead bait and artificials. It's all happening. My favorite artificial is a ¼ oz. led head combined with a Gulp 4" Baitfish or a 5" Jerk Bait.
NEAR SHORE: Exciting times are just off the beach too. The Spanish bite is still on and producing some very nice fish. Also, there are some very good bluefish biting. King mackerel are cruising the beach and False Albacore are bending some rods as well.
OFFSHORE: Some more kings and false albacore are biting and Frying Pan is producing a smorgasbord of fishes.
GULFSTREAM: The stream is providing good action on wahoo, blackfin and a few yellowfin tuna.
UPCOMING: More and more of the same in the way of fall fishing will continue until it gets too cold, which doesn't seem a threat in the near future. But, when it does turn cold it will be boat show season and I will be there. I will be posting my schedule for Raleigh, Greensboro, Richmond and Wilmington soon. I am building a lot of my show special custom rods for the boat shows. I hope to provide you with one…or two!
Until next time…
Let's Go Fishing!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters (light tackle and fly-fishing, inshore and near shore)
Rod-Man Custom Fishing Rods (from ultra-lite, to fly, to marlin)
407 Fox Wood Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409