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Trout, Trout AND Turkey This Week

Capt. Richard Bennett
November 24, 2009
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hi Folks, This is the turkey week version of my report. It actually looks like we will have decent weather for fishing this week and weekend, which is good because the trout bite is getting hot! I had the rare chance to go fishing with a buddy and caught some very nice trout recently and we were surprised by a few small flounder as well. The pic tells it all.

Now here's my report:

Inshore: The main catch is trout. I am having good luck with both Saltwater Assassin swim baits, color "space guppy", and with Gulp SW swim baits, color chartreuse. I fish both baits on a 1/4 oz. Saltwater Assassin jig head. Trout are biting in the inlets, the waterway and the creeks. I feel sure they are in the river as well, but haven't had to go there myself to catch fish. A few flounder are still hanging around. Most are on the small side.

Near Shore: Nice size blue fish are around the inlets and the close in artificial and natural reefs. Some false albacore have re-appeared finally after the storm. Both can be caught using your favorite metal jig.

Offshore: Still getting reports of king mackerel in fairly close in the 12-15 mile areas with the best bite from 23 miles to 42 miles. Have heard of some excellent grouper catches in the 12 to 30 mile range.

Gulfstream: When boats have been able to get out, there has been a good bite of wahoo and blackfin tuna. There have been some sailfish caught as well.

Upcoming: The trout bite should only get better. We have had a mild fall thus far and that should extend the fishing season, possibly well into January. Unfortunately I have to end my season very soon and finish preparations for all the winter shows and fishing schools I will be attending. If you get a chance to come to the Raleigh, Greensboro, Atlantic City or Somerset NJ shows, please come by and say hello. I will have nearly one hundred of my hand made fishing rods for sale at deep discounts. I'll have everything form fly rods to blue water rods. Lastly, don't forget to get registered while seats are still available for the Annual Rod-Man Fishing School February 27, 2010. www.rodmancharters.com/2010-annual-fishing-school.htm

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday and until next time…..

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

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