Rod-Man Fishing Report

Pre-Ana and Post-Ana Report

Published on May 8th, 2015 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Hi Folks,

Windy and turbulent seas with rain showers mixed in for variety are the order of this weekend and possibly a little beyond. Prior to the storm we were catching a variety of fishes. It may take a week or two for things to calm down. Current water temps are ranging from the high 60’s to the low 70’s.
INSHORE: Red drum, black drum and a few smaller flounder have been biting. Best baits have been live bait if you can find it, or fresh cut bait. For me the best tide has been the falling.
NEAR SHORE: Bluefish, small to large Spanish mackerel, and bonito have been biting trolling lures as well as casting and jigging spoons. Best areas have been the close in artificial reefs.
OFFSHORE: Some king mackerel and bonito action has been reported around 10 miles.
GULF STREAM: The main bite right now is wahoo with blackfin added to the mix.
UPCOMING: With Ana with us it is hard to say what will be around when she is gone. Hopefully a couple of tide changes will settle things back down and we can get on with our late spring fishing.
Until next time: Happy Mother’s Day and LET’S GO FISHING…
Capt. Rick Bennett
www.rod-man.com
www.custom-fishingrods.com
rodman@rod-man.com
910-520-7661

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Cold, Rainy and Windy Tough on Fishing

Published on April 20th, 2014 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Hi Folks,
It seems winter will not let us go. Water temps are still below 60. We had a touch of spring and the fish started to respond. The last few days of cold, rain and wind have shut things down again.
As the weather settles down again in the coming days, look for redfish, black drum and bluefish to bite in the inshore waters.
Just off the beach look for some false albacore and Atlantic bonito.
The kings are still way out, but the Gulfstream, when you can get to it, is producing wahoo and blackfin tune.
Hopefully we will have a sustained period of warm temps and calm seas…
It is hard to believe that we are over half way through April. When the water temps hit 65 look for things to bust wide open. It is going to be a late spring and thus a late start to fishing.

Capt. Rick Bennett
www.rod-man.com
www.custom-fishingrods.com
rodman@rod-man.com
910-520-7661

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