Rick had a 3 person 5 hour trip today with John, Tony, and Adam. This
trip was not really confirmed until this morning due to the after effects
from Hurricane Erika, that missed us, but has pumped alot of moisture
into the southern winds. We got a break today, but there was still a considerable
amount of fresh water in the system, so we fished out in Wassaw Sound,
to get as much salt as possible. To compound the conditions we are within
a day of a full moon and that caused astronomical tides this month with
the Tide ht of 8.8 feet in Wassaw. This contributes to faster currents
and muddy water. We had live shrimp for bait today and caught a record
number of ladyfish. Lost a few fish at the boat (speckled seatrout), and
missed a couple of Blue fish. One of the anglers really enjoys bluefish,
so we kept 2 of those and 3 speckled seatrout. Tony landed a very nice
29 inch redfish that had to be released. We had a lot of action when the
water was not 25 yards in the grass. A good day fishing with some experienced
Rick had 2 trips today with the first one departing at 6:45 am. It was
a 5 hour trip with Bobby, Derrek, and Brandon. We had nonstop action up
until we left Wassaw Sound at 11:45. Kept 8 Speckled seatrout and released
3 bonnethead sharks and 2 atlantic sharpnose sharks. Also caught and released
some ladyfish, bluefish and redfish. Lots of action, all 3 were very good
anglers. 2nd trip started at 3pm this afternoon and we terminated about
45 minutes early due to a huge thunderstorm. Caught and released all fish
includeing speckled seatrout and redfish. A full day. All fish caught
on live shrimp and live finger mullet.
Jeremy had a 5 hour 2 person trip with Zach and his father today. However
the unsettled weather we have been having changed from cloud to storms,
so they had to cut the trip short by an hour. We fish in rain if the customers
want to do that and it can be productive, but for safety when lightning
is in the area, we have to come in. The bite was much better today than
yesterday as they did go through a couple quarts of live shrimp. They
caught a variaty of fish, with some very large ladyfish and some nice
Speckled seatrout. They kept 6 specks for a meal.
Rick had a 4 hour trip today that departed at 7:30 am. We fished the last
2 hours of the incoming and the 1st 2 hours of the Outgoing. I had Jim
and his 14 year old son John. Both were very good anglers, however we
had to contend with some high winds. The prediction was 5 to 10, but it
was more like 15 to 20 and was just plain hard fishing. We kept a couple
speckled seatrout, threw back some short ones, lost and missed some as
well. The bite was slower than it had been earlier in the week. Water
temps are still pushing 84 degrees.
the end of the trip, we were able to establish a fair trout bite, but
you have to be quick and with the wind blowing so hard it just made fishing
Jeremy had a good trip this morning with Wayne and his son. They had non
stop action and released several specks and some sharks. They kept 8 Speckled
seatrout for a meal, but ran out of live shrimp right near the end of
the trip. A great day on the water for Wayne and his son!
Rick had a great 4 hour trip today that departed Bahia Bleu Marina at
7am. This was with a repeated customer and a very good friend Trey. He
also had a friend of his Lance with him. They were not keeping fish today.
The Speckled seatrout bite is starting to act like the fall fishing pattern.
Just because the air temps are hot, doen't mean the fall movement of fish
hasn't started. We caught trout, redfish, ladyfish and bonnethead sharks.
All fish released unharmed . Only snapped a couple pictures as we had
a good deal of action going. A good trip with a good friend and excellent
anglers. The weather radar was right on track and we avoinded some bad
weather that was heading our way.
had a very last minute cancellation, not cool, but better than a flat
out no show. However Capt. Jeremy was able to bag a trip for Bull River
and they had a great day catching seatrout and ladyfish. It was a release
day so it worked out fine.
Jeremy had a 6 person 4 hour shark trip today for Bull River. They did
not catch a huge shark, but caught several like the lady is holding in
the picture as well as 2 very big Sting rays. They also lost a 6 foot
spinner shark, that did what they do sometimes and thats spin off the
hook. A spinner shark is a very aggressive shark, that leaps completely
out of the water and spins and trys to break the line. In this instance
he just got unhooked.
Jeremy had 2 trips in the last 2 days one for us and he also picked up
at bull river. Yesterday he had our friends Terry and Craig. We have taken
Terry and his wife 2 other times and always had a great time. Today Capt.
Jeremy had a couple from Bull river and got a few more pictures of that
trip. Both trips were similiar in the fact that a front had stalled over
the area bringing extra humid conditions and plenty of Rain. Both trips
caught fish, but it has been a little slower than usual.
Rick had a 2 person 6 hour trip with Michael and Karen. We had a cold
front stall out over our area, that didn't really drop the temps much,
but did change the barometer significantly and that will affect the fishing
bite as well as we are on a Blue Moon, which is the 2nd full moon in the
same month. This accounts for faster currents, springing tides and higher
high tides than normal. All this creates muddy water and does have an
effect on fishing.
caught between 16 and 18 fish, some speckled seatrout, redfish, small
bonnethead sharks, a summer trout, whiting, croaker and stingrays. Kept
a couple fish for a meal, as most trout and the redfish were just short.
Moon and front definatly affected the fishing today.
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