Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 11/26/2014 Happy Thanksgiving from the Seahawk crew. We have a lot to be thankful for here in Southeastern, N.C. Schooling Redfish, Speckled trout, Lots of Black Drum, and a few Flounder

November 26th, 2014 Posted in Fishing Reports | Comments Off

The Seahawk Fleet is ready for some winter action.  Purchase a Gift Card for a family member or friend to use at a later date.  Call 910-619-9580

The inshore and backwater fishing has been good to excellent lately and should continue.  The winter fishing in the Lower Cape Fear can be incredible in the winter months and it is shaping up to be a good one this year..  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we’ll get some good fishing opportunities over the next month or so.

The reds are schooled up in the creeks and on the flats where we have been catching them on artificials (mostly Gulp Shrimp), live minnows, and shrimp.  We have had some good sightfishing opportunities on large schools on the flats and smaller schools in the creeks.  The reds are also starting to school up in holes on the lower stages of the tides where they will mix with black drum and speckled trout.  Look for the redfish bite to continue for the remainder of the winter and it should get better.

The speckled trout bite has been pretty good also.  We have had some nice specs in the area this year and December can be one of the best months for large specs.  Most of the specs on my charters have been caught on a artificails like Gulp Shrimp, DOA Soft Plastics, Mirrolures, Trout Trix, and Billy Bay Shrimp under popping floats.  We have caught a few on live minnows and shrimp also.

The black drum are holed up in some of the area creeks and schooled up on some oyster points in the marshes.  Most of the black drum have come off dead shrimp on carolina rigs with an occasional fish caught on Gulp Shrimp.  Black drum are excellent table fare with limits of 10 per person, so we have filled up some coolers with these guys lately.  Black drum usually hang around all winter and it looks like we are going to have a good winter on them this year.  We will often catch good numbers of black drum and redfish in the same areas which makes for some incredible action.

We are still picking up a few flounder, mostly on Gulp Shrimp with a few coming off minnows and shrimp.  Some flounder will hang in the area all winter where they will get active and eat on the warmer days.  Striped Bass are also starting to show up in the upper Cape Fear around Wilmington. Stripers also provide us with some good winter action on a number of artificials.

Looks like there is going to be some good fishing around the area this winter and I am looking forward to less crowds and lots of fish.  Thanks for reading the report and remember a fishing trip makes an excellent Christmas Gift for a loved one.  I do have Gift Cards available and can get them to you in time for Christmas.  Please check out the photos from our recent trips.

Thanks, Captain Jeff and Christian Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 10/2/14 Fall fishing is here!!! Redfish, black drum, flounder, speckled trout, sheephead, albacore, bluefish, etc.etc.

October 2nd, 2014 Posted in Fishing Reports | Comments Off

Fall fishing is in full swing and everything that swims inshore, nearshore, and in the backwaters are gorging on the abundance of menhaden, mullet and shrimp.  We are having good catches on a number of inshore species.  This is my favorite time year to be fishing the inshore, nearshore, and backwaters of the Lower Cape Fear.

The redfish bite has been good and will continue to get better.  Live finger mullet are producing good catches and a number of artificials are working well also.  We are finding schools crashing in mullet schools where topwater plugs, Catch 2000 Mirrolures, gold spoons, Gulp baits and other soft plastics are providing us with some good sightfishing opportunities.  We are also picking up some bull reds in the 20 to 30 lb range following the schools of menhaden migrating along the beaches.

We are catching some good numbers of black drum fishing dead shrimp on carolina rigs.  These fishing are in the 14 to 20 inch range.  Black drum are a hard fighting fish similar to redfish and are really good to eat with a minimum size limit of 14 inches and a limit of 10 fish per person.  The black drum fishing should be getting better also.

Speckled trout fishing is picking up with October, November, and December being the best time of year to catch good numbers of specks.  Mirrolures, artificial shrimp imitations, DOA jerk shads, and other artificials work well along with live shrimp and live finger mullet.

Fall is a great time of year for catching larger flounder and this should continue thru mid November as flounder start to migrate out to their winter hideouts.  Finger mullet and Gulp baits are my go to baits to put a few good flatfish in the boat.

Sheephead are feeding around structure where fiddler crabs will produce a few of these hard fighting and great eating fish.

Sightfishing to False Albacore, spanish mackerel, and bluefish schools are providing anglers with some incredible action along the nearshore waters when the winds cooperate.

Congrats to my son Christian who recently got his Captains License and won the Flounder division, 1st in the aggregate flounder/redfish, and second in the twt redfish, of the Carolina Beach Inshore Classic where 75 anglers competed for some good prize money.  Christian will be joining me running inshore trips and will be a great addition to this business.

Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from my recent trips.  These are just a few of the good catches we have had lately.

Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters
North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog

Captain Jeff thanks for a super fun day on the water. See u again soon! Erin Bennett Tyler and Dennis