Category Archives: Fishing Reports Jan 2013

Late Spring Cobia and King Mackerel Blitz! ProFishNC Charters

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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

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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

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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!


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Fishing Report January 5, 2013

Fishing Charters, NC Blackfin TunaWrightsville Beach Gulfstream Trip

As usual, we started our Gulfstream Fishing Trip the night before on the Dock and Wrightsville Beach prepping our Ballyhoo for Trolling for Tuna and Wahoo, sharpened hooks, set the GPS coordinates  for the latest Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Satellite Images for the best water temperature for  finding the fish off of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Topsail Island.  We left the dock at Wrightsville Beach around 5:30am via Masonboro Inlet.

After a very chilly 2 hour 58 mile ride offshore (with sea spray icing the deck) we arrived at the and “the Steeples”.  The Steeples are an underwater mountain range where the water depth varies from 130 feet to 800 feet.  The warm waters of the Gulfstream flow directly over the Steeples creating a convergence of pelagic fish!

The inshore fishing waters of Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island and Carolina Beach were 56 degrees and 1 – 2 feet; however, the offshore fishing waters of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Topsail Island increased to 4-6 feet as we passed over the 20 mile ledge.   We found the water temperature breaks as indicated on the SST varying from 72 – 76 degrees and decided to put out the “high speed spread” for Wahoo Fishing.  After about 30 minutes of high speed and no takers on the Wahoo spread, we put out the Tuna Spread.  This included Ballyhoo and cedar plugs.  Almost immediately we had the cedar plug long line scream and put a nice Skipjack Tuna in the boat.

When you are offshore fishing and find the Tuna the best rule of thumb is to stop and try to catch the tuna on the Jigging Rods…  so we did and it paid off!   We found the tuna marks on the fish-finder and dropped down Williamson Benthos Jigs and Shamino Butterfly jigs.  We immediately had action… First fish (or lost fish) was a HUGE Wahoo that hit a Shimano Butterfly Jig; however, we were using fluorocarbon for tuna and not metal for Wahoo… The Wahoo bit through the Fluorocarbon  and was off…

For the remaining 4 hours we filled the cooler with Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Albacore and Jacks!  After our fill of Tuna, we decided to break out the bottom fishing gear and added lots of Reef Complex fish species to the box (Porgies, Grunts, Triggerfish ect…)!  We ended the day with 20+ tuna lots of bottom fish and a lot of Fish Cleaning!  Offshore Fishing Wrightsville Beach (link to Wrightsville page); Offshore Fishing Carolina Beach (link to Carolina Beach page) and Offshore Fishing Topsail Island (link to Topsail Island page) is by far some of the BEST FISHING that the East Coast has to offer!

Find out more about our NC Fishing Charter Rates (link to rates page) today. We look forward to seeing you on the water!