Rod-Man Fishing Report

Rod-Man Report April 12, 2007

Published on April 12th, 2007 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Hi Folks,
Fishing is picking up daily now. From bluefish to bonito, to black drum, action has been strong this past week. The weather is still a bit wild, but on the good days we have had some very nice catches.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Water temps are still in the 61-64 degree range. Black drum have been biting fresh shrimp fished on carolina rigs on the falling tide. We had one trip where we caught 22 between 2 and 5 pounds(see pics below). A few reds are making the sceen, but nothing large yet. Some trout are around and are best caught on artificials with GULP providing the best action.
Near shore: Bluefish are biting very well and with some good size too. Around the inlets you can catch them jigging or on bait, with some ranging up to five pounds. At the near shore reefs they are plentiful and an occasional bonito can be had too. Again, using jigging spoons is working well.
Offshore: Kings are still biting well in the 30-40 mile range (at the 69 degree break), with Frying Pan Tower being one of the hot spots.
Gulfstream: Wahoo continue to be very strong here. Yellowfin are starting to show very well also. The only problem has been the weather and the winds too high for many gulfstream trips.

Look for a new video coming soon on one of our black drum trips. We will be publishing videos on various fishing trips all through the season. We will also be doing some instructional videos as the year goes along. You’ll be able to “catch” them all in the video section listed on our home page. Stand by for more.

Let’s Go Fishing!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
910-799-6120

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[tags]bluefish, bonito, black drum, kings, wahoo, frying pan tower, rod-man charters, rod-man fishing reports, carolina beach fishing reports[/tags]

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Rod-Man Report April 5, 2007

Published on April 5th, 2007 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Click for more | Add Your Comment

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Hi Folks,

This is the first report for the spring of 2007. I hope everyone had a pleasant winter and also hope you like me are looking forward to an exciting spring fishing season. Water temps have risen to near 61 off the beach and in the lower to mid-sixties inshore. This is prior to the cold snap coming this weekend.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Some redfish and black drum are biting dead shrimp in the waterway and creeks. A few trout are biting artificials and live shrimp at the jetties and up the creeks. A rare small flounder might hit anything, but the big boys have not come in yet. Look for redfish and black drum action to pick very soon.

Near shore: Bluefish have shown up at the nearshore reefs along with some gray trout. These can be caught using jigging spoons. Bottom fishing nearshore is producing some ring tail porgies and sea bass. The bonito should show up any day and since I did not fish today probably did today! We shall soon see.

Offshore: The king mackerel are being caught at the 69 degree water mark. This can be from 30-40 miles out with Frying Pan Tower being a hot spot.

Gulfstream: Wahoo!!! Lots of big wahoo are being caught as well as some yellowfin tuna.

While the Gulfstream is really hot right now, the inshore and near shore fishing is just beginning to come around. Look for great fishing just around the corner.

More soon.

Let’s Go Fishing!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
910-799-6120

[tags]frying pan tower, gulfstream fishing report, wahoo, offshore report, fishing report, inshore fishing report, rod-man charters[/tags]

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