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Red, Flounder, Trout: It's All Biting Wrightsville and Carolina

Capt. Richard Bennett
October 27, 2009
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hi Folks,

Fishing has been pretty darn spectacular this past week. The high point has been an estimated 45 pound red drum. Please check This Week's Fishing Report on my page to see this beautiful fish. We have caught flounder and trout as well, but this pic had to come out this week. I'll get the others up soon.

Now here's my report:

Inshore: This is the inshore fisherman's time to shine. Reds, flounder and trout are biting in the creeks, the waterway, the inlets and the river. Artificials work well, as do live bait. The big red we caught was on a 3″ finger mullet. And late fall fishing is going to get even better.

Near Shore: Blues around the inlets on jigs and reds are there two on bait. A few spanish are still around, but blues are much more plentiful and fun to catch on lite tackle. Gray trout are biting live bait and jigs. Albacore are around in small schools. We caught one of those last week as well.

Offshore: The annual king bite at Frying Pan Tower is ON! There are fish between the beach and there as well, but the real bite is at the Tower.

Gulfstream: Reports of wahoo and blackfin tuna have been coming in this past week.

Upcoming: More and better fishing ahead as long as we have good weather. The annual Rod-Man Fishing School (www.rodmancharters.com/2010-annual-fishing-school.htm) is scheduled for February 27, 2010 at the State Fairgrounds, Raleigh. New speakers and new topics should make this year's school better than ever. Seating is limited so register early.

Meanwhile, until next time…

Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters www.rodmancharters.com

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