Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 3/25/14 Spring Fishing is Here!!! Short Report and Spring Fishing Forecast

March 25th, 2014 Posted in Fishing Reports | Comments Off

The fishing has been pretty good here in the Cape Fear area and should be getting better as the water temp rises. We’ve had a decent winter catching fish but I am ready for some steady warmer temps.

We are catching good numbers of redfish on soft plastics (mostly Gulp Shrimp) and live minnows. Most of the reds have been slot sized with a few under slots in the mix. There are some large schools of reds roaming the flats and the sightfishing has been good when conditions are right. We are also picking up some speckled trout on soft plastics.

We are just a few weeks away from some of our other inshore species to start trickling in. Sheephead, flounder, bluefish, spanish mackerel, whiting, black drum, and a few other inshore fish should be showing up the middle to end of April. Should be a great time to get on the water, get rid of that spring fever, and catch some fish in the backwaters of the Lower Cape Fear.

Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from the last month. We have caught fish all winter so we should have a good spring. If you are looking to book a trip, please do so early as people are booking for their summer vacations.

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

Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 02/05/2014 Crazy Weather and Catchin Fish

February 7th, 2014 Posted in Fishing Reports | Comments Off

We have had some crazy weather here in the Cape Fear area.  Snow, ice, and highs in the low 30’s and a few days later highs in the low 70’s.  That has been the norm this winter but we’re still catching some redfish, speckled trout, striped bass, and a few black drum.  Hopefully this weather pattern will get back to normal and the fishing should stay good through the rest of the winter.  Last winter February turned out to be one of the better months for reds, trout, and black drum.

The redfish bite has been good on most days.  We are catching most of our reds on shrimp and mud minnows pinned to jigheads.  We have also had some good days fishing artificials with Gulp Shrimp and Swimming Mullets working best.  Most of the reds have been in the slot with a few under and over slot reds in the mix.  The  redfishing should remain consistent through the remainder of the winter.

We have caught some nice speckled trout recently on soft plastics.  The Voodoo and Gulp Shrimp in pearl and chartreuse has worked the best for me on the specs.  The trout fishing will be a catch and release fishery only through June 15th due to the recent cold stun kills in the creeks of the Pamlico Sound.

There are still a few black drum hanging around some of the creeks and docks.  Fishing shrimp pinned to jigheads and carolina rigs have put some of these great eating fish in the cooler.  There are also some stripers being caught in the Cape Fear River around Wilmington.

Thanks for reading the report and check out the photos from the last month.  Spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait. If you are looking to book a trip please do so early, as people with spring fishing fever will be booking come March.

Thanks,
Jeff Wolfe
Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters

North Carolina Inshore Fishing Blog

910-619-9580

This video was shot in December of my son Christian and his friend Todd. They had a good day of redfishing in the backwaters of the lower Cape Fear.


1st Place Junior Angler and 2nd with most Stripers tagged at the 2014 Cape Fear River Watch Striper Fest.