ProFishNC Charters August Fishing Report: Captain Trevor Smith
Fishing Report for: Topsail Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Wilmington and Figure Eight Island, NC
August 26, 2015: inshore water temp 84.5: nearshore water temp @ 10 miles 83.2
Fishing is HOT, HOT for Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel and ALL BOTTOMFISH!
Brief Charter Fishing Overview: For all of our Beaches we fish: Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charters including Carolina Beach, Topsail Beach, Wilmington and Surf City Fishing Charters have been progressively improved over the past week the Fall Fish begin to show up, namely: big over-slot red drum, Big Black Seabass, Lots of Barracudas and Sharks, Big Offshore Flounder and the Cobia migrating back south into our waters from the Pamlico Sound.
Nearshore and Offshore for Fishing Charters: This time of year we are focusing on many species including big offshore flounder, triggerfish, grey trout the massive schools of Spanish Mackerel that are following the bait into our nearshore waters.
Our Tactics for Offshore/ Nearshore Fishing are numerous and include:
-Carolina Rigs with 6/0 Circle hooks with Live mullet for most nearshore bottomfish
-Light Line rigs with 4x treble hooks for big King Mackerel, Sharks, Jacks and Barracudas
-Deep Diver YoZuri Lures for high-speed F. Albacore Trolling
-Plainer Rigs with Clark Spoons for “meat-fishing Spanish Mackerel”
-Jigging with Diamond Jigs, Butterfly Jigs and “Home Made” glow Jigs
-Hank Brown rigs for dead cigar minnow trolling: For King Mackerel
Inshore Fishing Charters:This time of year the bigger flounder and drum move into feed on the massive schools of mullet and menhaden that have arrived. We are focusing on Big Flounder with large mullet drifting the inlets using Carolina rigs. Smaller flounder are being caught on jigheads with artificials (gulp shrimp) fished in the creeks and backwaters. Our Red Drum are keyed in on large Menhaden on Carolina Rigs and Diamond Jigs drifting the inlets.
Inshore Fishing Tactics:
-Carolina Rigs with 4/0 circle hooks and 30lb fluorocarbon leader
-Home-Made Jigheads I make in the winter using Glow Powder Paint and top quality Owner Hooks
-Many other artificial baits that are scented with ProCure
For our Dads and Moms, we offer Kid Friendly Fishing Charters that can be catered to for the whole family to enjoy!
Remember: For ALL our Military Service Members (both active and former) we offer a $25 off Military Discount for any fishing charter!
Give us a call and lets go fishing!