Rod-Man Fishing Report


Published on April 12th, 2016 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Hi Folks,
We have had some nice moderate temperatures early this spring, but the winds have been anything but moderate. Water temps are in the mid-60’s but it is blowing a near gale. Here’s my report:
INSHORE: Black drum, red drum and a few flounder are biting fresh bait and artificials. The best bites have been in the creeks, the waterway and the inlets.
NEAR SHORE: Some Atlantic bonito have been caught at the near shore AR’s. Bluefish have been plentiful.
OFFSHORE: More bonito in the 10 mile areas.
GULFSTREAM: No reports due to wind.
Cape Fear River: Trout and reds are biting in the lower Cape Fear.
UPCOMING: Look for fishing to explode when these fronts and winds settle down.
Until Next Time… LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Rick Bennett

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Fall Fishing in Earnest

Published on November 6th, 2015 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Hi Folks,
It seems things are getting very close to normal again which means great fall fishing. Here’s my report:
INSHORE: Good catches of reds, flounder and trout; Artificials, live shrimp and other live bait are all catching fish.
NEAR SHORE: Bluefish are everywhere and some false albacore are around as well. Gray trout and flounder are biting jigs at the near shore reefs.
OFFSHORE: Plenty of king mackerel with most boats limiting on their trips. Lots of bottom fish including grouper are biting. And for jiggers amberjack are providing big action.
GULF STREAM: The wahoo bite is good and some blackfin tuna and sailfish are in the mix.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: All the usual suspects; red, flounder and trout, are biting. Sea mullet and croakers are biting in the south river.
UPCOMING: It’s going to get better and better, especially for trout in the coming weeks.
Capt Rick Bennett

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