Archive for December, 2009

Specks, Stripes, or Spots?

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Speckled trout have been biting well when you get a chance to get out on the water and not freeze. Live shrimp has been the most sought out bait, but live shrimp sources are coming to an end with the freezing temps. Live mud minnows have also worked well when fished on the bottom. 17MR MirrOdine in the 18 and 51 have been hot colors. TT 808, 809, EC, and 704 MirrOlures have been producing some trout out in the surf. Bald Head Marina has also had some action while fishing the bottom with live mud minnows and Gulp baits.

Stripers have been off and on up the river. Falling tide with Gulp Jerkshads, Rebel Brokin Back Minnows, and Rattletraps have been excellent baits to use while pitching against the bank. Yozuri Deep Divers and Stretch 20’s have been some good baits to troll.

Red drum are still around, but getting scarce in the creeks and flats. There has been more fish out in the surf on Masonboro Island and Lee Island. Mirrolures or Gulp baits will find and catch em. Thats all I have for this week.

Capt. Lewis Emery

tuesday tuna

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I fished Tuesday with no luck on catching the first bluefin of the area, but Capt. Wally on the Fish Whistle managed to overcome the Cape Fear slump and landed an 85″ fish. Other reports of short fish and hookups but this one was the only one landed. The action is starting to ramp up and alot of fish are yet to be caught as it is still very early in the season. I am taking orders for customized bluefin rigs if anybody needs them. Call me and I can have them ready in a couple hours.

-Capt. Wes

bluefin tuna

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

The bluefin tuna are definitely in the area. As of now, none have been landed, but the hookup count is rising every fishable day. This week should fair out to be fishable and it is highly likely that somebody will land one. Areas on the south side of the shoals like the knuckle bouy are known to produce fish. I’m stocked up here with horse ballyhoo and all the supplies you need to catch these sea monsters.

-Capt. Wes

Virginia Mullet and Trout

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Plugs and Mirrolures as well as live or artificial shrimp for Trout.  Virginia mullet in surf and at mouth of Cape Fear on shrimp and sand fleas.

Wahoo still in the stream

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Wahoo and some Black Fins running in the stream.  No sign of the Blue Fin yet.

Sea Bass Close

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

They are catching good numbers of Sea Bass at John’s Creek and Liberty Ship.  King’s are at the tower in the warmer water.  Use drum spins, cigar minnows or cut Bonita for the King’s.

Specs still in yacht basin

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Best on incoming tide.  Use live shrimp for best results.  You can also use DOA’s, Betts Halo shrimp.  You can get a few puppy’s this way as well.