Rod-Man Fishing Report

Fall fishing is into full swing!

tims-nice-flounder-on-gulp-october-4-2009.jpgHi Folks,

It seems the weather continues to not want to give us a break. Light rain, nor’easter type winds, and soon…but we are still catching fall fish! Reds, flounder, trout, spanish (when we can get out) are all providing good close in action. Looking ahead, the weather does seem to become very “fallish” by early next week.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Water temps are starting to moderate and that means more inshore action. Reds are bitingartificials and live bait on high water and the falling tide. Find them in the creeks, the ICW and the inlets. Flounder, some very large are biting live bait near the inlets. Trout are biting artificials and live bait in the river, the creeks and the many marsh banks. Look for this action to continue to get better and better over the next few weeks.

Near Shore: Some big spanish are biting along the beach and near the inlets. Clarkspoons and 5-6 knots and deep divers at 3 knots will catch these fish. Some really nice blues are biting near the inlet on full tide. Diamond jigs and stingsilvers will do the trick. Gray trout are biting around the natural and artificial reefs on live bait and jigs.

Offshore: King macks are biting live and dead bait and some fish are very nice. Best spots seem to be in the 10+ mile areas.

Gulfstream: It’s wahoo time! Some nice catches of wahoo have been reported at the Same’Ole.

UpComing: Wow, I am surprised at the early attention my Raleigh fishing school is receiving. Information and registration is available at annual fishing school. Seating IS limited so register early to insure your seat. The school is set for February 27, 2010 and is in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds. The annual Red/Trout Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis is this weekend and the Rod-Man will be doing his best to compete for charity.

Until next time….

Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters

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