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Fall Fishing Charters are in Full Swing

Well folks, we are in the middle of our Fall Fishing Charter season and have a Fishing update for you.

Our Topsail Beach Fishing Charters have been excellent with limits of Trout and many very large flounder on almost every trip.

Our Wilmington Fishing Charters and Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charters are producing nearly the same results as our Topsail Island Fishing Charters with the exception of adding Limits of King Mackerel to our creel limits.   Last week on a few of our Carolina Beach Fishing Charters we caught over 20 King Mackerel on a 4hour 1/2 day Fishing Charter!  They are within 5 miles of the beach right now and they are feeding on anything and everything.   We caught most of our King Mackerel on a “Hank Brown Rig” tipped with a dead cigar minnow trolling at about 2 knots.

We are one of the only Full Time, Year Around Fishing Charter Companies.  Give us a call to get your Wintertime Fishing ‘Fix”.

Now is time to Book a Fishing Charter so call us today as we are already booking for our Spring Charter Fishing Season.

We are offering Fishing Charter Gift Certificates for Christmas again this year.  Feel free to call or e-mail me with the details.  (all Christmas Gift Fishing Charter Gift Certificates are at a 20% off of our normal fishing charter rates.

Tight Lines and Happy Thanksgiving!

Capt Trevor Smith/ ProFishNC Charters/ (910) 547.0000

ProFishNC Charters Summer Fishing Report

ProFishNC Charters Summer Fishing Report

Quick Fishing Report:Topsal Beach King Mackerel Charters

Well folks our summer fishing season has been HOT both temperature and fishing!

On our Offshore Fishing Charters we are catching Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel and Cobia trolling and Black Seabass, Flounder, Silver Snapper and a wide variety of other bottom fish when we anchor up on the ledges and reefs.

Our Inshore Fishing Charters are great as well with some days better than others during these hot summer days. We are catching most of our bigger flounder in the Topsal Beach Flounder Fishing Chartersdeeper water holes near deep docks and inlet mouths. Our Red Drum Fishing is heating up in the backwaters as well which is an “inshore fan favorite”!

 

Our Fall Fishing Charters are booking up especially quick this year so be sure to call us to book your fall fishing charter sooner than later.

Tight Lines!

Capt. Trevor Smith

(910) 547-0000Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel Fishing Charters

Captaintsmith@yahoo.com

http://www.fishingchartersnc.com

Late Spring Cobia and King Mackerel Blitz! ProFishNC Charters

ProFishNC Charters June 2nd 2015Cobia Charter Fishing

Late Spring and Early Summer Fishing Charters reports for Topsail Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Wilmington and Figure Eight Island, NC

An EPIC Cobia and King Mackerel Bite is on right now!

Lets get to it:  Our Topsail Beach Fishing Charters and Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charters have been on fire the past three weeks (of course some days have been slower than others; however, overall we have really been catching some Huge Trophy Class Fish!).

This time of year we are focusing on King Mackerel and Big Cobia on our nearshore and offshore fishing charters.  For the

Topsail Beach Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters

King Mackerel we have been focusing our fishing efforts in the 3-10 mile range and are falling for a cigar minnow trolled at a slow speed.  These “Reel Screamers” are always fun and a Fishing Charter Favorite for many of my clients.   We always use Spinning reels spooled with Power Pro Braid along with a 40lb fluorocarbon leader tied to a Hank Brown Rig.

Our Cobia Fishing has been on fire with many caught this season, most of which we are catching sight-fishing.  Cobia can be found on fixed structures and floating structures and bait-balls.   I have a few rods with 8000 class spinning reels and 80lb braid ready to fly with an eight inch curly tail grub on a jig head ready to fly at all times.  Most of our larger cobia this year were caught sight-fishing using this tactic.Wrightsville Beach Big Cobia

Inshore Fishing Charters:  Our inshore fishing charters are heating up with the red drum and flounder showing up in better numbers each day.  We have been using both artificial and live baits to tempt the Redfish and Flounder.   We fish away from the crowds in the calm secluded backwaters; which is not only better fishing, but better scenery as well.

For our Dads and Moms, we offer Kid Friendly Fishing Charters that appeal to the entire family, give me a call for the details or visit us at http://www.FishingChartersNC.com

Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel Fishing King Mackerel Fishing Charters

Our Fishing Charters are booking up incredibly quick this season with only a few summer dates still available.  Give us a call and lets go fishing!

 

Tight-Lines,Cobia Fishing Charters Wilmington

Capt. Trev

ProFishNC Charters

(910) 547-0000

http://www.TopsailBeachFishing.com

Summer Fishing: HOW to Catch Fish: ProFishNC Charters

ProFishNC Charters Fishing Report 9/7/14Wrightsville Beach Fishing Barracuda

Summer Fishing Report, Fishing Methods and Early Fall Fishing Forecast

Captain Trevor Smith

(Picture:  Chris with a Barracuda that fell for a live pogie on one of our Wrightsville Beach Fishing Trips.)

2014 Summer Fishing Synopsis

In short:  Summer fishing this year was great with many days catching limits of fish and steady action “catching”.

 

Lets start with the weather and how it influenced the summer fishing season, fish movements, patterns and feeding habits.

Summer 2014 was an above average year for rainfall; in turn, slowing the inshore fishing activity (for many anglers) due to big fluxes in salinity and turbidity levels.   Red Drum, Speckled Trout and Baitfish are more affected by these changes and push toward the mouth of the nearest inlet to up the salinity to comfortable levels.   On the other hand, Flounder are more tolerate of the turbidity and salinity changes, thus not as affected by the rain water “washouts”; however, Carolina Beach Fishing Spanish Mackerellike most fish they follow the food source (baitfish). If the washout is dramatic and the baitfish move out for more than 8 tide cycles (2 days), you will find most of the flounder near the mouths of the inlets as well.   There were many days this summer with washout conditions; however, we continued to stay on the fish by following the fish tendencies due to weather.  A few more patterns I have noticed fishing washout conditions is the inshore fish (Drum, Trout, Flounder) will take natural bait on more occasions than presenting artificial bait.   I honestly don’t know why this is but if it works stick with it!  Just like fresh water fishing, after a rain the bite is HOT!   After a good summer rain shower or storm has passed… go to your “go to” spots immediately.   On many days this tactic will produce fish on otherwise slower days do to the intrinsically programmed need to feed in the fishes DNA (weather it’s the change in pressure or just an instinct to feed due to an impending change in water chemistry… I dunno J).  Offshore the washout rain conditions muddy the water (sometimes for miles and miles out) thus pushing many fish toward the cleaner water.   Find the clean water and find the fish!  (Picture:  This a a very nice Spanish Mackerel that was caught on one of our Carolina Beach Fishing Trips that fell for a deep diver.)

 

Summer Fishing Tactics & Tips:

During our summer season we landed thousands of fish!  Below is an outline in short of a few of our successful methods this year.Wrightsville Beach Cobia Family Fishing

(Picture:  These two Cobia were caught on one of our Topsail Beach Fishing Trips in the 6 mile range that fell for live baits.)

-Always have a large live bait on a balloon rig and on the bottom at all times.   I use a king live bait rig on the top balloon rig and a double 6/0 circle hook rig on the bottom with 100+ lb mono or flouro.

 

-Drift the live bottom and nearshore ledges with live mullet on a Carolina rig.   You will catch everything!  This year we caught many Cobia, a 200 lb tiger shark, nurse shark, Grouper, Trigger Fish, Flounder, Trout, etc on a FINGER MULLET drifting the right bottom.  Side Note:  I can understand catching Cobia on a finger mullet; however, I still cant get over a 200 lb tiger shark foraging on a finger mullet… lol

 

-Always jig a diamond jig on the bottom of your Sabiki Rig.   You will not be let down.

 

-Bring the “high-speed” trolling and bring it NOW!   I prefer the 7” Yozuri Deep Divers going 8-11 MPH.   I go as fast as the plugs will pull “true”.   We TONS of K Macks in the boat this year high-speed trolling.   Tip:  be sure the break in your split-ring is in the nose of the lure and “not in the knot”.

 

-Fish BIG BAITS in the inlets and channels.  You will be surprised how many Cobia and Big Sharks us the waterways and inlets for navigation.  I usually have a live bluefish or menhaden either light-lined or on the bottom.

 

-If you have three anglers on the boat fish three different methods!  One angler on a live bait Carolina rig, one angler on a jig head with a Gulp and one on a Diamond Jig.   You will up your catch ratio as the feeding patterns change daily!Fishing Figure Eight Island Flounder

(Picture:  This nice Flounder was caught on one of our Wilmington Fishing Trips and fell for a live mullet while inshore fishing.)

Noticeable Changes in Summer Fish Patters from 2013 – 2014:

-No Nearshore or Inshore Octopus this year (Last Summer we caught 100+)

 

-HUGE influx of Cobia this year:  We have caught over 30 juvenile Cobia and 5-10 adult cobia:  Last year we did not experience this amount of cobia moving through nor did we experience a full summer duration.

 

-Gray Trout are larger this year on the nearshore structure (1-3 miles offshore); however, the volume of fish is down from last year.

 

-Sharks, Sharks & more Sharks!  This year was a bumper year for the Atlantic Sharpnose.   Sharpnose are normally prevalent in our waters; however, the catch numbers are noticeably up by over 100%.   Not to mention the numbers of nearshore Tiger Sharks we caught/ encountered right off the beach.

 

-A Million Sea Bass this year… Ohh wait a minute, that’s not a change!!  Come on DMF, lets lower the size limit and up the creel limit as these buggers are destroying our reef fish populations.   I am officially renaming the sea bass to “Reef Glutton” as every one we catch both small and large are so fat they are about to POP!

 

-2014 Oddity of the season thus far:  I caught a full-grown adult Flying Fish in a backwater marsh!  Still trying to wrap my head around this one!

 

 

2014 Fall Fishing Forecast:

Be ready as 2014 will be EARLY Fall Fishing! The mullet run is early, I caught a True Atlantic Bonito ALREADY, the yellow butter files showed up a month early, and last but not least: the rings on Saturn are wavy this year (J/K about the rings on Saturn).

Our Fishing Charters include Fishing Charters in Wrightsville Beach, Fishing Charters in Topsail Beach, Fishing Charters in Carolina Beach and Fishing Charters in Wilmington, NC.

Fall is almost here and the fishing is HOT, HOT!

Give us a call, bring the Family and LETS GO FISHING!

-Capt. Trevor Smith

ProFishNC Charters

http://www.TopsailBeachFishing.com

Feb 21st Scouting & Fishing Report: Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach & Topsail

Dropped the boat in today to check out the progress of the Wrightsville Beach Jetty Project and to get accurate water temp readings for Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach.   The Army Core currently has two barges loaded with big granite boulders and one with a crane adding a more stable structure to the South Jetty.   The project currently is focused on shoring up the lower south jetty protecting it from longshore drift from our Summer and Winter Storms.   This project is changing the underwater topography of the South Wrightsville Beach Jetty which will be GREAT for Fishing (More Structure = More Fish!).

On the Fishing Front:

Wrightsville Beach Fishing Report:  The water temp is holding at 52 degrees and is SUPER CLEAR with visibilty to the bottom in 20+ft!  There are numerous baitfish in the waterway and inlets right now (most are silverside anchovies and small menhaden).   The water temp is holding at 52 degrees at Wrightville Beach.   The Red Drum are holding in the waterways under deep water docks and can be caught using fresh cut shrimp this time of year (they are slow and lethargic right now so artifical baits are not producing the numbers of fish in comparison to the fresh shrimp).   The Red Drum can also be caught on bright sunny days in the flats and shallow waters as they move in to draw warmth from the darker colored mud and shell beds from solar heating….  If you are out at low tide this time of year chasing drum, don’t pass up fishing the flats with darker color bottom.

Carolina Beach: The water temp is holding at 51.5 degrees and is not quite as clear as Wrightsville Beach due to the influence of the Cape Fear River on Carolina Beach Inshore waters; however, still has visibility up to 10 ft.   I did not survey as many bait fish; however, did see a few large schools of bait on the sounder (thats a good sign this time of year!).  Red Drum can be caught in the Carolina Beach Boat Basin using fresh shrimp with some Large Black Drum mixed in.

Topsail Beach Fishing is showing some great catches this week as the Speckled Trout, Red Drum and Flounder are feeding in catchable numbers.  With the water in the Mid 50’s, fish as slow as you can…. When using soft baits, I prefer a 3/16 oz Blue Water Candy Jighead (pink) with a pearl color (3″ Curley Tale ) Berkeley Gulp with 15lb Pink Florocarbon Leader (The water is SUPER CLEAR right now).  Focus on the deep ICW Docks, Creeks with deep water pilings and Creek Mouths.  It can be a game of patience for the bite while constantly moving to find the fish.  When you think you are fishing too slow.. slow it down more.  You want your bait barley bumping off the bottom up 2 feet and back down…

Tight Lines,

Capt. Trev

 

 

Inshore Winter Black Drum caught on Fresh Shrimp

Inshore Winter Black Drum caught on Fresh Sir