Seahawk Charters Fishing Report

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 7/28/14 Mid Summer Fishing Report Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheephead, Black Drum, etc. etc. Lots of inshore action in the backwaters of the Lower Cape Fear area.

Published on July 29th, 2014 by wbfishing.com Press | Click for more | Add Your Comment

The inshore and backwater fishing has really picked up with the arrival of mullet minnows and shrimp in the creeks and bays of the lower Cape Fear area. The weather has been really nice also with lots of cooler than normal temps for this time of year. We are catching redfish, trout and flounder on both artificials and live baits. We are also picking up a few other species such as sheephead, black drum, bluefish, ladyfish, and jack crevalles. There are large schools of redfish roaming the flats and the sightfishing has been good when the winds are light. The reds on the flats are crushing topwater plugs throughout the day. Look for this action with all of these species to continue for the remainder of the summer.Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from my recent trips.

Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog
910-619-9580

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Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 5/25/2014 Redfish, flounder, sheephead, black drum, bluefish, etc. etc.

Published on May 26th, 2014 by wbfishing.com Press | Click for more | Add Your Comment

The inshore and backwater fishing is about a month behind in the Cape Fear area, but should be picking up here in the next few weeks. We are catching reds, flounder, sheephead, bluefish, and a few black drum. We are catching fish on every trip, just not the numbers we usually catch for this time of year.

The redfish are schooled up in some of the local backwaters and the sightfishing has been good when the winds are light. A number of artificials are working well on the reds. Gulp Shrimp, DOA paddletails, spinnerbaits, spoons, and topwater plugs have all been effective. We are also picking up reds by using the simple method of float fishing shrimp and minnows along oyster points and marsh edges around the higher tides. Another simple way we are catching reds is by using carolina rigs baited with live mud minnows or small menhaden on the lower tide stages. The redfishing should pick up as we get into June.

Flounder are starting to show up around the inlets and backwaters and we are picking up a few on live minnows and Gulp baits.

We are also starting to pick up a few sheephead and black drum fishing fiddler crabs on carolina rigs around pilings and rock piles. Look for the sheephead bite to also get better as we get into the month of June.

Speckled trout season will open June 15th and we will be targeting specs when the season opens. This was a temporary closure due to the cold winter we had this year. We are looking forward to catching specs on soft plastics, mirrolures, popping floats and topwater plugs. Live shrimp, mullet, and small menhaden will also put good numbers of specs in the boat.

I am looking forward to the summer fishing and the variety of fish to pursue on the inshore and backwaters of the Cape Fear area. Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from the past few weeks.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog
910-619-9580


















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