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June 23, 2017

Fisherman's Post Topsail/ Sneads Ferry – June 22, 2017


Topsail/ Sneads Ferry – June 22, 2017

Garrison, of Surf City Pier, reports that bottom fishermen have been connecting with a nice mix of fish, with spots, sea mullet, red drum, and black drum all taking a variety of natural baits. Bluefish and spanish have been biting in the mornings on Gotcha plugs and diamond jigs.


Austin, of East Coast Sports, reports that bluefish, sea mullet, and red and black drum are all showing up in good numbers along the surf. They are taking a variety of natural baits fished on the bottom. Sand fleas, bloodworms, Fish Bites, shrimp, and fiddler crabs are all working; however, the red drum and bluefish are taking more of an interest in cut mullet and menhaden on fish finder rigs. There has also been a very nice run of summer spots so far this season. Bloodworms and Fish Bites are getting most of the spot bites.
When the water is calm and clear, anglers are connecting with spanish mackerel while fishing towards the inlets. The occasional bluefish is also biting around the same areas, with most action coming while casting around high tide. Diamond jigs and Gotcha plugs have been the bait of choice.
Black drum and sheepshead have been biting well around inshore bulkheads and pilings on shrimp and fiddler crabs. Red drum and flounder are showing up in the canals and marshes, and they’re taking live minnows, Gulp shrimp, and topwater plugs.
Schoolie-sized king mackerel are being caught in good numbers in the 8-10 mile range. Blue Water Candy dead bait rigs with cigar minnows and live menhaden are how most are targeting the kings, with planer and downrigger baits getting most of the bites.
Grouper, sea bass, beeliners, and pink and silver snapper have been plentiful on the bottom inside of the break. BWC Roscoe jigs tipped with squid are getting the bites.
Bailer mahi have been biting at 25 miles on skirted ballyhoo.

Chadwick, of South End Anglers, reports that red drum fishing has really picked up this past week. The fish have been interested in a variety of topwater baits from MirrOlure and Rapala, and the smaller versions have been working the best. Popping corks have been effective with Z-Man EZ Shrimp, and the best action with corks has been on windy days.
The reds are also biting live and cut menhaden fished on circle hooks around oyster points and waterway docks. There has also been an increase in flounder activity in the same areas using live finger mullet on Carolina rigs.
Flounder fishing has picked up throughout the area on both the nearshore structure and throughout the marsh. Nearshore live bottom, ledges, and ARs are all holding fish. Inshore, the flounder are using creek mouths, docks, and bottom contours in the deeper channels to feed.
Spanish fishing has been decent around New Topsail Inlet when the weather allows. The fish haven’t been very widespread, but rather they are concentrated in a few schools. Spoons and planers trolled down tidelines and around bird activity has worked best.
ARs in the 8-20 mile range have plenty of amberjacks on them. Live bait and high speed jig fishing is getting most of the action. Bottom fishing with jigs and squid is producing sea bass, grunts, porgies, and the occasional gag.



June 17, 2017

Top stories from Carolina Sportsman Magazine

Top stories from Carolina Sportsman

Carolina Sportsman
Top News
June, 2017
There's always something happening in the outdoors, and CarolinaSportsman.com allows you to keep up with news as it happens. Here are the top stories from the past two weeks, so click the links and get caught up.

Fuel accidentally pumped into rod holder leads to explosion

Three people were injured when a boat exploded last week in North Carolina after 28 gallons of fuel were inadvertently pumped into a fishing rod holder instead of the gas tank, according to media reports.

South Carolina's new flounder laws take effect July 1

For the rest of this month, anglers fishing for flounder in South Carolina’s waters can continue following the current regulations which allow them to take 15 flounder per day, all of which must be at least 14 inches long. But on July 1, the new regulations will lessen their daily catch limit to 10 flounder, all of which must be at least 15 inches in length.

How many deer can South Carolina hunters legally kill under new law?

The 2017 South Carolina deer hunting season is going to be much different than past seasons for hunters in the Palmetto State. One of the biggest changes we will see is that every single deer killed in South Carolina will have to be tagged. While this has been common practice in most states for decades, it’s not been the case in South Carolina.

Youth angler catches 5-pound brown trout in Ashe County

This time of year, it’s common to let our attention go to the beaches of the Carolinas for fishing offshore, nearshore, and inshore. The fishing is great for many different species along the coast, but we shouldn’t overlook the trout fishing that we have in the western part of both states.

Morehead City boat catches $467,500 prize at Big Rock Tournament

Run-Off ran off with $467,500 Monday when the Morehead City-based charter boat landed a 533.8-pounder to grab the inaugural lead of the 59th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

Bill Dance Fishing- Props, stainless vs aluminum...

June 16, 2017

Recreational-Fishing-Alliance-Newsletter



Recreational Fishing Alliance
Summer 2017 Making Waves Newsletter

RFA SUMMER 2017 SPOTLIGHT
The latest edition of   RFA's Making Waves offers plenty for anglers and business owners
 to digest. 
This issue is packed with important reading material so set the newsletter to full screen size and spend some time with it.  You'll be glad you did.  

From Donofrio's editorial column to features on the current Cobia debacle, more on Red Snapper, the New England haddock season, and more, you'll get information you can't find anywhere else.  Among the way you'll be introduced to the newest member of the RFA Board of Directors, Martin Peters from Yamaha Marine Group, and the amazing art of Savio Mizzi -artist, angler and RFA supporter.  

Click here to read the latest RFA newsletter, and be sure to learn what's new with RFA newsletter supporters like Viking Yachts, Contender Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Regulator, Interlux Paints, Bimini Bay Outfitters, Electra-Mate Fishing Reels & Electric Fishing Reel Systems, Salt Life Sport Optics, Hi-Seas and AFW fishing lines, HMY Yachts, Yo-Zuri, Floscan, Ocean Max, Maxel reels, and Amera Trailers.  

Till next time....
Tight lines!
Johnny

June 12, 2017

Carolina Fishing TV - Season2/12 - Topsail Island Redfish

Captain Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters along with Captain Jeff Cronk as they chase Redfish in the shallow waters around Topsail Island and Sneads Ferry. Great action and techniques!



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