ProFishNC Charters Spring Fishing Report for April 16 – 27th, Spring Fishing Techniques and Fishing Forecast
Spring Charter Fishing Action is ON FIRE!
Well folks, the Spring fish have arrived in HUGE NUMBERS due to the giant migration of bait that has occurred this year! We are filling coolers with Atlantic Bonito, Spanish and King Mackerel “That we haven’t seen in over 30 years!”
Wrightsville Beach Offshore Fishing Charters including Near-Shore (Note: We Provide Offshore Fishing Charters for Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Topsail Beach, Wilmington and Figure Eight Island, NC):
If its topwater Tuna and Bonito action you want, now is the time for the top water action. It looks like a National Geographic Special right now with the sheer volume of Bait and Predators and birds diving on and in our near shore waters (within 5 miles of the beach). We are both Casting and Trolling for the Bonito, F. Albacore, Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel as all four species are feeding on the same schools of Baitfish and pushing them to the top of the water column.
Spring Nearshore Fishing Techniques:
Always Remember, the #1 Charter Fishing “Secret”… FIND THE BIRDS FEEDING
It’s no secret; however, don’t be the guy that runs past the birds (ie; the BAIT) and over shoot the fish.
When trolling, I am using YoZuri Deep Divers and Williamson Divers in 4’, 5’, 7’ and 9’ sizes (best producer this week was the Yellow with silver sides 7’ Yozuri deep diver a speed of around 6kts).
Topwater Tuna/ Mackerel Fishing: When the fish get to the top and are “getting’ down” we switch to the 7’ rods on 3000 series reels spooled up with 30 lb PowerPro tipped with 30lb YoZuri Flourocarbon and a 2oz diamond jig.
Topsail Beach Inshore Fishing Charters (Including Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island, Carolina Beach and Wilmington, NC):
Our Inshore Fishing Charters are heating up as the waters warm. Our water temp inshore is currently between 65 and 70 depending on the tide and your location inshore.
Carolina Beach Inshore Fishing Charters (including Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, Figure Eight Island and Wilmington, NC):
The Red and Black Drum are feeding well in the backwater esturaries and waterway docks. We are catching the Red Drum on both artificial and natural baits right now. I am using chunk and live baits on the deepwater docks and artificial swinbaits in the shallow backwaters.
Flounder Fishing Charters:
As many of you know Flounder Fishing is one of my favorites and I love to show folks how to boat these tasty inshore fish! The Flounder have been feeding better this week as well with many caught in the mouths of our inlets moving into the backwaters. A ½ – 1 oz jigheads with Berkeley Gulp Shrimp or Curley Tails will get them in the boat. Just remember to bounce them non stop to get them to “Feel the Bait” with their Lateral Line (the organ on their skin that picks up vibrations in the sand).
Spring Fishing is Super Hot right now and should be through late May. The Spanish Mackerel are moving in fast and will be the “Hot Nearshore Bite” for the next few weeks until the Cobia arrive. You should be looking for cobia each time you leave the inlet as there have already been some caught! Inshore fishing is getting better and better as the inshore bait moves in. Go to your “go to” inshore spots starting now. The Nearshore Bottomfishing is HOT and is holding Black Seabass, Flounder, Grey Trout, Porgies, Sheepshead and much more!
We fish ALL of our area beaches including Topsail Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Figure Eight Island and Wilmington, NC Fishing Charters.
Tight-Lines and don’t forget to Take a Kid Fishing!