April 20, 2016
We went fishing specifically for Flounder yesterday and caught a few nice ones. The water is warming back up again and it feels as if Spring has finally arrived, it's a great time to Go Fish!
April 10, 2016
The fishing has been like the weather and the temperatures, up and down. We have been catching the 4 primary species found in the inshore waters: Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder and Speckled Trout; but most of them are small, less than the minimum legal size. This morning we had temperatures just above freezing; the fish may be confused and not sure if winter is coming or going. The weather forecast for the next couple of weeks is showing temperatures climbing into the mid 70's by next weekend. I hope that they stay there and we are finished with the 30's till December! As soon as the water temperature reaches 70F, the fishing should be really good, and a great time to Go Fish.
March 27, 2016
It's been a while since my last report, but the fishing has finally gotten to the point where it is worthwhile reporting. We have been catching Redfish at the Little River Inlet and in areas along the Intracoastal Waterway, Black Drum have been biting in those areas as well. Speckled Trout and Flounder have been biting in the salt marshes but are mostly just short of the legal length. The water temperatures are warming up nicely and the bite should improve as the water gets even warmer. I am looking forward to some good fishing in the upcoming months, contact me if you would like to Go Fish.
Have a Happy Easter!!
December 18, 2015
The Bull Redfish bit good into the first week of November and then they slowed right down and were gone by the middle of the month. The Speckled Trout that we normally start catching in November bit good around Thanksgiving, but many of them were small. One day some of my clients caught about 30 and 3 of them were of legal size, we also caught a few slot sized Redfish and a couple of Flounder that were also small throw backs. There are also many juvenile Black Drum in the salt marshes, but they are also too small to keep. Hopefully all of these smaller fish will be able to find food and stick around all winter long resulting in some great fishing next summer.
Well it's that time of year again when I take some time off and spend it with my family. I again want to thank all of my clients for going fishing with me during 2015 and I look forward to fishing with you all again during 2016.
I will be available for charters again starting on January 19.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many Blessings for 2016.
November 3, 2015
If you have been following my Facebook page , you would have seen that during September and October we were having a lot of success catching "Bull" Redfish around the Little River Inlet. I can't recall the number of times I have heard people ranging in age from 9 to 85 yrs old say "That's the biggest fish I've ever caught!!", the expressions on their faces as I lift the fish into the boat are priceless. We have been catching the occasional Flounder in the marshes and around the inlet, but I have not been targeting them much unless a client asks me to; my main focus has been chasing the Big Reds. Their spawning run will be coming to an end soon, then they will head back out to the deep ocean till next year. I will soon be targeting Speckled Trout which usually start biting this time of year, but I am not very optimistic about the Trout fishery after the deluge of fresh water that has been dumped into our inshore ecosystem from the floods we experienced in October. However I am going to give it a good try, as the saying goes "you won't know unless you Go" Fish. Check out the photos below of some of the Big Reds we caught during September and October.
August 22, 2015
Fishing from the new boat has been great and my clients have been expressing the same sentiments. The large amount of fishing space and stability of the fishing platform are the prime comments that I have been hearing. The fishing has been good most days, we did have some slow days when the ocean was stirred up by high wind and seas, resulting in cloudy ocean water being pushed up into the back creeks and waterways; in my experience the fish bite tends to turn off in dirty water. The ocean has been calm for the most part during the past week and the water has cleared up well and the bite is getting better. We have been getting some good action with Black Drum, Redfish and Flounder with a few scattered Speckled Trout. The schools of Big "Bull" Reds should soon be starting to show up for their annual spawning season at the Little River Inlet; there is no need to explain how much fun those fish are on light tackle. Below are some of the highlights from the past month. Give me a call and let's Go Fish!
It's been a while since I have had an opportunity to update the Go Fish Report, but I have been busy taking clients fishing. I have acquired a new, bigger boat! It is a Carolina Sliff 258 DLV; 25' long and 8' wide, plenty of room for 6 passengers. A big thank you to Chase Thompson and the staff of Sportsman's Choice Marine for getting her outfitted to my specifications and ready to fish. June was pretty good most days, but not as good as June last year was for the Redfish bite. The most Redfish caught on a trip so far this year was 27 during the first week of June, whereas last year we caught 44 on a trip during the same time-frame. We have been catching Flounder and Redfish every day, with varying quantities as fishing goes. I have not fished outside the mouth of the Little River Inlet in a few weeks as the ocean has been very choppy from the stronger than usual winds we have been experiencing. Those strong winds have been keeping us cool during our afternoon trips. All of the fish that we have been catching have been caught Inshore in the calm water creeks, channels, marshes and waterways. The photos below are just a few from the past 6 weeks since my last update; I have many more photos on my Go Fish Inshore Charters Facebook Page . I still have some slots open for the end of July and during August, so if you want to Go Fish with me during the next few weeks you will need to contact me a.s.a.p.
May 30, 2015
The inshore fishing continues to improve; there are many more schools of juvenile finger mullet moving into the marshes and they are being eaten by Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Bluefish. This past week I was privileged to fish with some young anglers as I had the opportunity to introduce them to their first saltwater fish and the biggest fish they have ever caught. The looks and smiles on their faces are priceless as I lift the fish onto the boat with the landing net; the adults were smiling too. The busy summer vacation season will be in full swing next week as schools let out and families come to our area to enjoy the beach. If you are thinking about going on an inshore fishing trip on the Go Fish, you need to contact me as soon as possible after you have reserved your accommodations as I am booking up fast. I still have a few slots left for June so don't hesitate or you may be too late in getting the date that you prefer to Go Fish.
May 18, 2015
The water temps have warmed up to the 70's and the bite has gotten better also. Summer Flounder have moved into their regular ambush points in the marshes and the Intracoastal Waterway; we are also catching more Speckled Trout in the same areas as the Flounder. A few "Bull Reds" are biting at the mouth of the Little River Inlet along with Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks. The fishing will only get better from here on out. Give me a call or shoot me an email and let's Go Fish!
April 16, 2015
After a long, wet winter the water temps have finally risen into the mid 60's and the inshore fish have started to bite. We are catching a few Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder and Speckled Trout; however they are spread out and we have to be constantly moving around from spot to spot. The fish should school up better as we hit 70 degrees. Black Sea bass are biting on the near-shore reefs in addition to Blue Fish. There are a lot of small croakers in the Intracoastal Waterway now and that should bring in the larger Flounder. If you are tired of the winter-time blues give me a call and let's Go Fish!! The weather next week looks great!!
December 18, 2014
October was pretty good as it usually is. We caught good numbers of Black Drum and Redfish with a few Flounder and Speckled Trout mixed in; that trend continued into the first half of November until we got the first real cold snaps for the season with low temperatures in the 20's and 30's. The Speckled Trout that would normally provide the most action this time of year have not really showed up in their usual numbers; there are still a few Redfish biting along with a few Trout but you have to move around to find them. There is plenty of action to be found on the nearshore reefs where you will find large quantities of Black Sea Bass, and it won't be long until the Dogfish (sharks) show up for their usual winter stay before they move back North usually by the end of March.
Well this is the time of year that I take time off to spend with my family; I will be available for charters again around the end of January. I would like to thank all of my clients for going fishing with me this past year and I look forward to going fishing with you again next year when you visit the beach. I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and many blessings for 2015.
October 15, 2014
The Big Redfish are here! We have been catching some of the Big Reds that come in to spawn at the mouth of the Little River Inlet every fall. We have also been catching them just off the beach in shallow water 8 to 10 feet deep, None of them are legal to keep as they are way over the maximum size limit of 23 inches, but they are a lot of fun on light tackle. We have also been catching smaller Reds and Black Drum in the Intracoastal Waterway and salt marshes along with a few Flounder. We had a surprise about 2 weeks ago when one of my clients hooked up to what turned out to be a 46 inch Cobia in 8 feet of water just off the beach; at first we thought it was a huge Redfish or Shark as the reel almost got spooled in the first run, but I was able to chase it down with the boat and after a 20 minute fight Bob was able to bring the fish colse enough to the boat for me to land it. That is the first time anyone on my boat has caught a Cobia that close to shore especially this time of year; and I have not heard of anyone else doing that; so do not expect to catch a Cobia like that while on one of my charters, but as I tell people, anything could show up while fishing in saltwater. Let me know if you would like to Go Fish for some "Bull" Reds in the 40 inch range on light tackle.
September 5, 2014
What a great August!! Temperatures and humidity were comfortable most days; some days during the second week of August felt almost like early fall with morning temps in the 60's and afternoon temps in the high 70's and low 80's. I believe that the fish may have also thought that fall weather was beginning as it turned on a great Redfish and Flounder bite in the backwater channels along with Black Drum in deep holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. Labor Day has come and gone marking the end of the family summer vacation period here along the Grand Strand. I will miss the excited and happy faces of all the kids that I have had the opportunity to help catch their first and/or biggest saltwater fish; be it a Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum or Speckled Trout. We beat our biggest Flounder for the year from last month; we got one during August that was 26"!! We also got our biggest Black Drum on the "Go Fish" ever: 29"!! September has started with what feels like a heatwave and above-normal temperatures, but the weather forecasters have said that it will not last long and I am looking forward to some cooler weather that will hopefully trigger the "Bull" Redfish bite at the Little River Inlet that we usually experience in September, October and November. There are plenty of large schools of Mullet around so the food is here for them and they should be making their annual run from the deep ocean to spawn at the Little River Inlet any day now. I still have quite a few openings available for September and October to Go Fish.
August 1, 2014
The rainy weather here today has resulted in cancelled trips, but has given me time to update my fishing report. I want to remind everyone that for more current photos and fishing action you can follow us on Facebook by clicking here: Go Fish Inshore Charters on Facebook . I can and do post photos and comments from my iphone while on on the "Go Fish" soon after the fish have been caught; whereas I have to make time to sit in front of my computer to update this fishing report. That being said, as fishing goes, we had some really good fishing most days during July. We caught our biggest Flounder for the year so far: 23" also our second highest total for amount of Redfish caught in one trip: 31 which happened three days ago on Tuesday afternoon, on Monday afternoon we caught 20. I would be wrong to say that our fishing trips always result in high numbers, but you won't know till you go. We have also been catching some nice Black Drum in addition to the Flounder and Redfish; the Speckled Trout bite has no been that great, but I was kind of expecting that after this past harsh winter had taken a serious enough toll on their numbers that North Carolina banned anglers from keeping any Speckled Trout until June 15th. I look forward to some more good fishing in August with more of the great customers that I have had the pleasure of fishing with during July and the previous months. I still have some days open during August, it should be a good time to Go Fish!
July 3, 2014
I have finally found some time to update my report thanks to Arthur our first Atlantic Hurricane for 2014. Since my last report, the Redfish bite has slowed to single digit numbers per trip, but we are catching more Flounder and Speckled Trout. The large schools of finger mullet that we usually see this time of year have arrived in full force and are a favorite meal of the fish that we target. There are also a few shrimp starting to show up, but the shrimp are very easily torn apart by Pinfish, Croakers and other small "pecker" fish; whereas the mullet are usually left alone by those small fish and remain on the hook longer, giving them time to be seen by the larger predator species that we target. I have been having a great time on my charters. I feel blessed to be instrumental in helping many kids catch their first fish; their biggest fish and the most fish they ever caught in one outing. I also enjoy the adults who joke with each other and usually have a friendly competition going on during the trip; in other words, I truly love my job and look forward to tomorrow when Arthur will have left town and I can Go Fish with another group of people looking for a fun time on the water. I wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.
June 15, 2014
First of all, I want to wish all those Fathers out there a "Happy Father's Day"! Have a great day with your family! Over the past two weeks we have had the best Redfish bite that I have ever experienced; we have caught over 250 Redfish during that time! On Saturday June 7th, Michael Stockhaus along with his 14 year old son and 10 year old daughter smashed my previous record of 31 Redfish caught during a single trip; during about a 5 hour period the Stockhaus family caught 44 Redfish! That's going to be hard to beat! These were not small fish either, the smallest was 24" and the largest was 27 1/2". I intentionally did not report on this as I have found that when I do, some of my competitors will be crowding the area I have been fishing especially if I have included photos in my report. Unfortunately one of my competitors who is part of a 3-boat operation was going by on this past Tuesday while one of my clients was fighting a Redfish and he promptly turned his boat around and dropped anchor not far from us, needless to say I now have to contend with 3 other boats trying to fish the same "hole", but that's how they roll. I am seeing more schools of small - not quite "finger sized" mullet in the marsh and waterway and that has resulted in better Flounder and Speckled Trout catches for us. The inlet has been rough many days, but on the calm days we have been able to catch some nice Redfish and Speckled Trout at the Inlet. I am often asked: "are morning charters better than afternoons?"; my answer to that is: "sometimes. The afternoon can also sometimes be better fishing than the morning. The day we caught the 44 redfish, they started biting late morning and continued into the afternoon; other afternoons we had catches of 17 and 22. The afternoons are a bit warmer, but I have a Bimini-Top on my boat that will be up until September to provide cooling shade on my boat. The bite is on! It's time to Go Fish!
The weather is getting hotter along with the bite. Big "Bull" Redfish in the 30"+ range that we normally don't see till August have shown up at the mouth of the Little River Inlet and have been giving us some exciting action on our light tackle. The smaller Reds (18" - 27") are biting in the backwater channels and creek mouths along with Flounder, Speckled Trout and Bluefish. There are also Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks and Bonnet Head sharks in the 36" range biting at the inlet. I still have a few slots open for June, so if you are thinking about booking a trip with me, give me a call or send me an email and lets make a plan to Go Fish!
May 10, 2014
Another great week of weather and fishing; morning temperatures in the 60's and afternoon temperatures in the high 70's, what else can you ask for? Fish biting? Well we had that too! Flounder and Red Drum are still the species providing the most action with a few Trout and Blue Fish mixed in. The water temperature in the back waters today was 73 degrees and I saw some small schools of finger mullet in the Intracoastal Waterway two days ago for the fist time this year. I threw my cast net on them and my clients fed them to some hungry Redfish and Flounder. I still have a few slots open this coming week, so give me a call and let's Go Fish!
April 27, 2014
The weather was great this past week, and we continue to catch Red Drum along the Intracoastal Waterway and in the marshes; near to artificial structure like docks and concrete pylons. The flounder bite has gotten better in the marshes but the short ones still outnumber the keeper size ones, but more of the bigger ones should be moving in any time now. The water temperature yesterday was close to 68 degrees and should encourage more fish to bite. Let me know when you are ready to Go Fish for Flounder and Reds.
We have had varying success the past week with some people catching more than others, but everyone caught fish and had a great time. We are going to have some stormy weather today ahead of a cold front that will make it unseasonably cold for the next two days. However the weather next week looks awesome for fishing with temperatures in the 70's and light winds; the perfect weather for Fishing North Myrtle Beach on the Go Fish!
April 2, 2014
Spring has sprung finally! We are experiencing warmer temperatures and the fishing is heating up along with the water temps. We are catching Redfish and Trout along the Intracoastal Waterway; we also caught our first Flounder of the year a few days ago. The fishing should only get better from here on out, so contact me for your next North Myrtle Beach fishing charter on the Go Fish.
March 11, 2014
I haven't been doing much fishing until recently, due to the extended, colder than normal temperatures that we have been experiencing fishing North Myrtle Beach. We have had great weather the past few days with high temperatures near 70 degrees. We fished today and caught a few Redfish. The water temperature today was 52 F; if it continues to stay above 52 the inshore fish bite should get progressively better. There are still black sea bass and dog-sharks biting on the nearshore reefs for anyone that would like to try that. If you want to get rid of those Winter Blues, I've got the best remedy for that: a North Myrtle Beach fishing charter with me on the "Go Fish".
December 24, 2013
The Speckled Trout action has slowed a bit but there are still some scattered schools around. We are also catching a few Redfish and Black Drum. The water temperature is hovering in the low fifties; the fish should continue to bite as long as it doesn't get below 50 degrees. Well it's that time of year when I take a break and spend some time with my family. I will be available for charters again after January 2014. I was glad to be able to go fishing with my son Tyler last Friday when it was a beautiful 70 degree day; we had fun catching a few Redfish and Black Drum. I want to thank all of my clients for fishing with me and wish you all a Wonderful Christmas and a Great New Year. I look forward to fishing with you all again next year.
November 19, 2013
The Speckled Trout are here!! We have been catching some nice Trout from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Little River Inlet. The biggest one we caught this past week was 25 1/2 inches. We have also been catching "slot sized" Redfish in the same areas. The water has cooled down and that is usually a good indication that the Speckled Trout action will increase. Let me know if you would like to Go Fish for Speckled Trout and slot Reds.
October 25, 2013
The "Bull" Redfish run was great this year! We caught many as usual at the mouth of the Little River Inlet, but we also caught many in shallow water just behind the breakers along the beaches to the North and South of the inlet. We caught most of them in 5 to 10 feet of water fishing alongside large schools of bait fish called Menhaden, or known locally as "Pogies". It was a great alternative to fishing the crowded inlet. The "Bull Reds" will have gone back offshore by the end of October, then it will be time to shift gears to target Speckled Trout that usually start running in November.
The Big Reds are here!! The big Redfish that normally come to the Little River Inlet to spawn this time of year are here, hopefully through the end of October. We are still catching a few Speckled Trout, Flounder and slot sized Redfish in the marshes with live finger mullet, the big reds at the inlet are best caught with the biggest mullet that can be found. If you would like to fight one of those big reds on some light tackle, give me a call.
We had less rain and much better success in August, the large schools of finger mullet showed up and so did the larger fish all looking for a bite of some fresh, live mullet. We caught a variety of species that normally are found around the inshore waters during August: Redfish (Drum), Speckled Trout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. One afternoon I was fortunate to take Charlie Zombro, his teenage daughter and her best friend fishing; we had a blast! The girls out-fished Charlie who wanted to make sure that they had the most fun and caught as many fish as they could, and they did! We landed 25 big Speckled Trout ranging from 3 to 6 pounds each in addition to a few Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish. I was a bit worn out from landing and releasing fish as they released all except for a trout and mackerel that were both gut-hooked and of legal size. That afternoon trip and others like are testament to the fact that fishing can be as good as or better than morning trips; as many people say that they must go fishing in the morning, because "mornings are always better"; not so. Trips like the one I took Charlie, his daughter and her friend on are the reason why I love what I do for a living.
July 27 2013
We've had a July of fluctuating success as a result of the excessive rainfall that we had around the first part of the month which I believe was responsible for forcing majority of the baitfish usually found in the marshes and waterway out into the ocean with the larger predators in tow. The rainfall at the coast has been negligible the past couple of weeks and the baitfish have moved back into the inlet, marshes and waterway resulting in more successful catches of Flounder, Redfish (drum) and Speckled Trout. The big Bull Reds have arrived at the Little River Inlet along with Bonnet Head Sharks and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks. The fishing is getting better and should continue to get even better as we get into August. Time to Go Fish.
June 27, 2013
We are catching more and bigger Flounder in the marshes and along the Intracoastal Waterway, we were catching some big Redfish at the Little River Inlet but the ocean has been pretty rough the past week and a half and we have not been able to fish where the big Reds have been biting at the inlet. The smaller Reds are biting in the marshes and along the Intracoastal Waterway. July is booking up fast so contact me if you want to Go Fish for Flounder and Reds.
June 1, 2013
The fishing this past week has been great! The Flounder bite has gotten better as has the Speckled Trout. Redfish are still biting good in the marshes and at the Little River Inlet. The Black Sea Bass season opened today and there are many of them on the nearshore reefs along with Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks; which are a lot of fun on the light tackle that we use. I still have a few open slots in June to Go Fish.
May 13, 2013
The Black Drum action has slowed a bit, but the Redfish are still biting good, just scattered over a number of different areas instead of being concentrated into one area near to the Sunset Beach Bridge. The Flounder catches remain on the smaller side, but I did see one caught yesterday on another boat that was 20+ inches. Schools of Bluefish have showed up at the inlet and are fun to catch. The Speckled Trout bite continues to be sporadic, and will hopefully get better as shrimp start to show up in the marshes. Looks like great weather this week for a change. Time to Go Fish!
April 4, 2013
The Redfish and Black Drum continue to provide the best action inshore. We did catch a 13 1/2 inch Flounder a few days ago, so I'm hoping that his larger friends and relatives will be showing up for some spring dining soon. We got rained out today, but I plan to target the Reds and Black Drum again tomorrow when the weather clears up. Who knows, maybe we'll catch a couple more Flounder. There's only one way to find out; Go Fish.
March 6, 2013
I had been catching a few Speckled Trout earlier in February before the water temps went below 50 degrees. We had a warmer day yesterday (around 60) and was able to go out and catch a few Redfish in the waterway, there are also a few Black Drum to be found in the waterway; they are not affected by cold water as much as the Trout. The water temps in the areas that I fished yesterday were between 48 and 50 degrees. Today and tomorrow are cold and windy, thankfully not as bad as the north and northeastern states. Next week the forecast is calling for lows in the 50's and highs near 70! That is going to be great and I expect that the fish bite will improve as the water gets warmer. If you're tired of hiding from the cold indoors and want to get out and enjoy some nice weather next week and catch some fish at the same time, give me a call and lets Go Fish.
December 13, 2012
During the past month we have had some great weather and some great fishing to go along with it. We have caught fish from near to the Little River Swing Bridge to the rock jetties at the mouth of the Little River Inlet and areas in between, mostly along oyster shell banks and around boat docks. Live shrimp was the best bait to have and they are hard to find after October, but live mud minnows will also work in addition to DOA type shrimp baits and Berkley Gulp new penny shrimp. It's going to be cool for the next couple of days, but is forecasted to be back into the 70's again by this weekend. However it's the time of year when I take a break from guiding to enjoy some time with my family; I will be available for guiding again after January 14.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who went fishing with me this year and look forward to fishing with you again next year. I hope that you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and great 2013.
November 18, 2012
The big Redfish are definitely gone for now but the Speckled Trout and "slot sized" Redfish bite has been pretty good along the Intracoastal Waterway, we are also catching a few Black Drum and Flounder. We had great weather for the first part of November, but this past week we have had some rainy and windy days that were too tough for an enjoyable fishing trip, however the weather prediction for the Thanksgiving weekend looks good. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!
October 24, 2012
As I had hoped, the big "Bull" Redfish bite has been good for the couple of weeks since my last report with fish in the 30" to 40"+ range being caught on every trip. However the number of big Reds per trip has been steadily decreasing over the past few days. Yesterday we caught 8 Reds and only one of them was over 30", the others were between 24" and 27". I have heard from other captains who take charters offshore, that they are catching "Bull" Redfish 15 to 20 miles out in the ocean while fishing for King Mackerel. I believe that is an indication that the spawn of big Redfish at the Little River Inlet is starting to wind down and those fish are headed back out to deep water until next year when they will return to spawn at the Inlet again. There is still plenty of action to be had targeting the smaller Reds in the 15" to 25" range that frequent the rocks at the Little River Inlet and docks along the Intracoastal Waterway.
October 8, 2012
The big Redfish bite at the Little River Inlet last week was pretty good; hopefully it will continue to be so for the next couple of weeks. Most fish were 30" + with some being over 40". The weather today was not good for fishing with another cold front coming through bringing strong winds and some rain with it. The front will be gone by tomorrow and I'll be on the hunt for big Reds again. The rest of the week and especially the coming weekend looks like fantastic weather for fishing: low 80's and light winds, give me a call, I still some slots available to Go Fish.
September 21, 2012
The weather here today is fantastic! The air temps are in the low 80's and the water temp is right around 80 also. We are still catching big Redfish (Drum) at the inlet; the biggest one so far this week was 45"' quite a battle on 15lb test gear. The weather is supposed to get cooler next week and I'm hoping that it will be the trigger for the big reds that usually come to spawn at the Little River Inlet this time of year. It's not uncommon to catch 10+ of those big reds in a 1/2 day trip when they are feeding at the inlet. We are still catching a few Flounder, Trout and Bluefish from the intracoastal waterway, through the marshes to the inlet.
August 8, 2012
I have been very busy fishing the past couple of months and am now able to update the Go Fish report during the evening as the past couple afternoon trips have been cancelled due to bad weather. We are still catching big Red Drum at the inlet in addition to Flounder, Speckled Trout and Grey Trout (Weakfish) using finger mullet. There is a lot more bait moving around and the bite should get better as we head into September and October; two of the best months to fish in our area.
June 10, 2012
The past couple of months has produced mixed results of fishing; some days were slow and other days wore me out. This past week I had the opportunity to take out two of the most die-hard, hardcore fishermen that I have ever met: Josh Bell and Jeff Taylor went fishing with me on two trips recently. On the first day it was forecasted to rain all day and I gave them the option to cancel if they wanted to......well they decided to fish all day in the rain and they caught some of the biggest Black Drum I've seen, all were over 24"; Josh caught one that was 30" long in addition to Redfish 20" to 28" long. The next day we had beautiful weather and they hammered the Reds and Black Drum again; then topped it off with Jeff catching a 49" Cobia near to the end of the day on 12 lb test line. We are currently catching Black Drum, Redfish (Drum), Flounder, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Black Sea Bass.
April 23, 2012
The beautiful weather continued into April for the most part. We had a great run of Redfish for the first couple weeks of April in area I nicknamed "Redfish Alley", fishing there most days at the right tide would result in 15 to 20 Reds being landed. It wasn't long before word got around and Redfish Alley was soon packed with boats wearing out the Reds. The Flounder are starting to be more active in the waterway and at the Little River Inlet.