Hello everyone. It looks like my weekly reports have now turned into monthly reports! This fishing season has been very busy for us and I apologize for the lack of reports. I hope you enjoy this one, it is packed full of pics and even a cool video!
Before we get into the report….I would like to invite you facebook users to become friends on facebook. We are doing lots of live, up to the minute updates on the boat via the apple Iphone. It has been a great way to stay in touch and see whats going on, both on the boat and behind the scenes. Just click here! http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1033147691
Inshore: The redfish have been by far the top producers this year. The action has been pretty steady and the fish are usually in the upper slot and good fighters. The flounder are now biting well. A 18lb 3 oz was caught last week in the waterway near CB inlet (not by me). But it goes to show the big ones are there, but you gotta have your line in the water to possibly get one!
Nearshore: Spanish Mackerel and bluefish have been biting well trolling and sight casting. King mackerel are also biting well nearshore. We caught a 17 lb king a half mille off the beach yesterday on a 10 lb trout rod while chumming and light lining over some near shore structure. The shrimp boat shark fishing is getting underway. The shrimp boats are starting to show up and in turn bring some awesome shark action!
Offshore: The King mackerel, mahi, and amberjack are all biting well. A few sailfish are also being caught.
Here is a awesome video of some recent topwater amberjack action! We tease them away from the wreck and then catch a big one. Be sure to watch for all the fish in the water fighting over the topwater popper! This is one of my favorite species to target!
http://www.vimeo.com/12303943 (approx 5 mins long)
I hope everyone is having a great summer! If you come down to the beach give us a call to get in on the action!
Capt. Matt Wirt
910-540-0570 Wilmington, NC
Here is Mark with his first Bluefish and I think first fish ever! Below is what his father caught using his bluefish!