WOW!!! is the only word to describe the fishing between this report and the last one. The last report was hard to beat and this report will do just that……with ease!
Offshore: The king mackerel, cobia and mahi are biting well on the live menhaden that seem to be everywhere! The amberjack bite has slowed a bit. This might be a good thing because I dont know how much more amberjack my reel drags could take!
Inshore: The redfish are biting well around the docks and these are upper and over slot fish. These fish are nailing the huge live menhaden and busting us off in the docks. My 20lb gear has been no match so far. Broken 40lb leaders and bent hooks have been the norm latley. I have up sized twice to yank them out, and after going 6-0 with no reds to the boat I am bringing my shark tackle tomorrow! The flounder bite is also good around the same docks and there are some big ones that like the same huge live menhaden! To eat a bait that size you gotta be big! Speaking of flounder……
Today was one of those trips that reminded me why I became a Captain. After being broken off in the docks by the redfish we heard the spanish bite was doing ok off the beach. So we picked up and ran out just to find it had slowed. My usual luck! After a fun but wasted ride out we came back to the redfish dock. We got broke off by another redfish. On the boat I had Nathan, his dad and I think his grandfather. I cant remember Nathan’s age but I think he was 12. I was waiting all morning for his rod to go off and with 20 minutes left in the trip boy did it! Drag was peeling but he got it away from the dock with just a tiny bit of help from dad. I am sitting there with the net waitng for a nice redfish to come up, but instead we were suprised by a 4.6lb flounder! Nathan and I slapped high fives and I put another monster menhaden on his hook and cast him back in the docks. Two minutes might have passed at the most and his rod is screaming again! Ok, NOW I’m ready to net Mr. Redfish…..and up comes another flounder and its BIGGER! 5.0 lbs and a NC citation! Thanks again guys! With back to back flounder like that you might want to grab a lottery ticket!
Capt. Matt Wirt Reel Adventure Charters 910.540.0570
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