had a 5 hour inshore charter today. I had 3 brothers, Steven, Bob and
David that wanted a nearshore trip but the seas were 4 to 5 so we did
inshore instead. We had to look for the fish. We actually fished 6 hours
but did a lot of running around. We fished the Sound, Bull River and the
Wilmington River. Water temp was 55 in Thunderbolt and 56 out in the sound
and East Bull river. We caught and released several short trout, with
a few almost keeper size. On our final drop we got into a school of very
picky Redfish. We hooked up and kept 3, the largest 17 inches and missed
3 for sure. All in all a good day on the water. We had a cold front move
in last night that brought the air temp to a low of 41 and a high of 55
had a 2 hour trip today with Mark and his brother. They started off catching
speckled seatrout, but quite a few turned out to be short ones. The barometer
plunged today. Days leading up to a falling barometer usually turn fish
on. However this past week we have had extremely cold nights but warming
days. Hence the water temp was in the mid 50's. This week is expected
to warm up all week so we are hoping to keep the inshore bite alive. They
caught a few trout and 1 keeper redfish. Capt. Jeremy did not get any
pictures of the guys or the fish, just the sunrise today. Capt. Jeremy
reported that this was some of the clearest water he has seen this year.
Visibility was a good 4 feet down.
scouted for a couple hours more hours today and found some trout and redfish.
Released all redfish and kept a few more trout for a meal. Decided to
cook the speckled seatrout from the 1st and today. Not bad at all! Oh
the water temp was 59- 60 depending on where we were, also very thick
fog until noon.
scouted for a couple hours today and it was a repeat of yesterday. Water
was clear and 57- 58 degrees at most drops. slight wind out of the southwest
did not bother the trout bite in the least. I took a couple pictures,
one of the sky and one of one of the fish that I kept. If you are planning
a December trip, now is a great time to fish, with the warmer water temps
and the light winds dominating our area now.
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