Dennis went out on a charter and just last week caught 24 flounder in 1 trip. Of the 24, 14 were keepers. I can smell a fish fry in the future. The mullet have been running and are the perfect size for catching flounder. Look for a break in the current near a flat and drop.
It has been a while since our last post. Fishing season has moved forward again in a great way. We are catching Black and Red Drum in inlets as well as some Flounder. The Flounder coming in have gotten bigger each week. Last week we had multiple 7 lb + Flounder and it will only get better. Offshore is strong as well. Come by the store to get all the latest updates and all of the best ideas of how to have a great fishing day.
Some Trout are being caught in the holes along the beach. Occasional Flounder as well, but it won’t last long with them the water is getting too cold. Some Stripers up the river. Reds are being caught in the mouth of the inlets as well as Whiting still on the deep flats.
Fishing is really hot right now. You can get a cooler full of spots from the piers, especially right after a storm. Use small pieces of shrimp or bloodworms on small double rigs and catch them two at a time.
Whiting are in the river and in the surf. Use the same rig for them that you would for spots. Shrimp or sand fleas work best.
Red drum are in the surf and the channels. Use shrimp, live mullet, live menhaden, salt mullet or Gulp! on a jighead.
Specs are starting to move a lot. Fish for them like you would for Reds or throw a Gotcha or Mirrolure.
Flounder are doing well right now. Fish for them like a Red as well.
You can also find some nice Blues.
Remember to come by the store for all your fishing needs. We give free fishing tips as well.
This is the time of the year that most wait for. On the piers the spots are moving with the weather patterns and the wind. The flounder bite has increased greatly. Pick your days and catch all of the redfish you can handle just off the beach. Come by the store and get the latest information and hit the water.
Mr. Marcus, king of the cut, was fishing from shore last week and caught a huge Blue. He was 30″ long and a hair over 10lbs. The blues were busting mullet schools about 3 hours before dead low tide. I had a mullet hooked through the mouth with a circle hook and an extra long 40# fluorocarbon leader with a barrel swivel, bead and 3/4 oz. sinker. The Blue took it and ran all but 3 twist off of my real. He finally turned and came towards shore and was landed. The hook set perfect in the corner of the mouth away from the teeth, otherwise he would have just cut the line. People were just watching them bust mullet from their boat but never targeted them. If they would have free lined a live mullet, they could have had as much fun as me and more.
Over the weekend, I saw a group of people catching these great tasting fish on every cast. Since then the bottom fell out and we have so much rain that it might have risen the Atlantic. When the fresh water clears out some, they will be back. Use small pieces of fresh shrimp from the store or catch some sand fleas. Both work well.
Right now the mullet have moved into full swing and so has the fishing. Everywhere inshore people are catching good size Flounder and Drum. The Spanish move through the cut at the first incoming tide and are busting the mullet schools. Float a rig in the current, use a good leader and hold on. For Flounder rig a mullet with a Carolina Rig and cast into the break points of the current. For the Drum, rig a mullet and cast it into the mouth of a small overflow area. When the tides are dropping you will find the Reds coming to feed.
FYI. The Got-Em-On was won on a Barefoot Fishing Chin Weight. They keep the bait swimming perfect at higher speeds and we carry them in the store or online.
Flounder are starting to show up all over. The mullet have started to move pretty good now. The are still a bit small, but they work pretty good. If you can still get some of the smaller menhaden, they work good as well, but you have to fight a few extra crabs with them. Yesterday I was fishing side by side with 5 people. 2 were using Gulp! ghost shrimp and 2 were using the small mullet. I had the only smaller menhaden and had much more action on it.