Rod-Man Fishing Report


Published on March 30th, 2017 by Capt. Rick Bennett | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Hi Folks,
Funny weather, not so much. Should have fished in February because March got COLD. Temps are warming up this week and that is on par for a good April…I hope. Winds have been a bit tough lately but hopefully will be coming down soon. Now hear is my report:

Inshore: Reds and trout and some flounder are biting on artificials and fresh shrimp. Creeks, inlets and ICW are holding fish.

Near Shore: Bluefish are biting on jigs, spoons and Crystal Minnows. It’s about time for the bonito to show up.

Offshore: Bottom fishing is producing some nice sea bass.

Gulf Stream: When the boats can get out they are getting good catches of wahoo, blackfin and kings.

Cape Fear River: Good catches of Virginia mullet are to be had in the southern river.

Upcoming: We are just getting started. Look for bonito any day now and in a very few weeks the Spanish should arrive.
Until Next Time…LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt Rick Bennett

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Published on April 14th, 2016 by Press | Click for more | Add Your Comment

Hi Folks,
We have had some nice moderate temperatures early this spring, but the winds have been anything but moderate. Water temps are in the mid-60’s but it is blowing a near gale. Here’s my report:
INSHORE: Black drum, red drum and a few flounder are biting fresh bait and artificials. The best bites have been in the creeks, the waterway and the inlets.
NEAR SHORE: Some Atlantic bonito have been caught at the near shore AR’s. Bluefish have been plentiful.
OFFSHORE: More bonito in the 10 mile areas.
GULFSTREAM: No reports due to wind.
Cape Fear River: Trout and reds are biting in the lower Cape Fear.
UPCOMING: Look for fishing to explode when these fronts and winds settle down.
Until Next Time… LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Rick Bennett

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