Rod-Man Fishing Report

Just About Everything is Biting Near Carolina & Wrightsville Beach

jacks-nice-flounder-july-27-2009.jpgHi Folks,

It has been a good week of fishing, highlighted by the tremendous spanish mack bite. We had two days of catches over 30 fish. Near shore and inshore the fishing has been steady and good. Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Water temps are round 84. The nice flounder are still biting on the rising tide in the ICW and inlets and the falling tide in the river. Menhaden and finger mullet are the best baits and fished slowly on a carolina rig. Redfish action has been steady with some very nice fish being caught.

Near Shore: The bite is on for spanish…on top with bird rigs and down deep with number one planers. The fish are mostly good size. Shark fishing is pretty much a sure thing if you are looking for excitement and a good pull on the line. King macs have been in close as well feeding on the large schools of menhaden in the area. from the sea buoy out to 25 miles the kings are nice.

Offshore: Big kings, mahi and sails are biting hard from 10 to 25 miles. Live menhaden and ballyhoo are producing the best results. Slow troll with the livies and fast troll with the dead bait. Several sails were caught in this weekend’s sailfish tournament.

Gulfstream: Some wahoo, large mahi and billfish have nee the main attractions in the “hot” stream.

Coming Up: It appears after a rather mild summer thus far, we are entering the dog days of heat and humidity. That simply mean that the best fishing will be early in the morning and late in the evening and night time fishing can be very good when the tides are right. The larger spanish are already showing up. Fall fishing is just around the corner when the temps will be right for a full day of fishing. Make your plans now. Check out the new photos at

Until next time…


Capt. Rick Bennett

Rod-Man Charters


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