Hope everyone has had a good week, at the beach it has been hit and miss with rain, wind, and very high tides. However with all the odds stacked against us this past week we have still had a pretty decent bite going on from the surf.
The Atlantic Beach Surf Fishing Challenge is still a go.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have had several phone calls today about the Surf Fishing Challenge and have decided to make a go of it. We have several people signed up and ready to fish. Don't forget to come by the store and pick up your beach 4wd access, also we have goodie bags packed with all kinds of neat items for everyone that enters. I would like to give a special thanks to Cody and the Sea Tow staff for helping out with the goodies bags.
There has been very nice Blues and Spanish Mackerel being caught from the beaches this week, most of the fish have been caught on Got-cha plugs and fresh Mullet, the rock jetty at Fort Macon State Park has seen probably the best action this week with the Spanish and Blues. We have had daily reports of nice Spanish and Blues being caught off the oceanana pier this week. There has been reports of nice pompano being caught near the Double Tree Hotel. We had a 45 inch Red Drum caught this week at Fort Macon State Park, that fish was caught on fresh mullet. we have had reports of Spots, Sea Mullets, and Flounder being caught. Fishing with fresh shrimp, squid, Fresh Mullet, Blood Worms, live Mud Minnows and live Finger Mullets will surely get you a bite on the surf fish. Casting Got-cha plugs, Sea Striker Surf Spoon, and Shore Lure Glass Minnow will find you the bite on the Blues and Spanish.
There has not been a whole lot of action going on this week inshore, I do know of some good Spanish Mackerel and Blues that have been caught in the Shipping Channel, Beaufort Inlet, Willis's Lumps, and The Shoals at Cape Lookout. Trolling 0 Clark Spoons have worked real good for the boats fishing from our charter fleet. Island Girl Charter limited out on Spanish Mackerel, Blues, and Albacore several times this past week. I had a couple of customers that have caught a few flounder this week drifting and jigging a Double Spro Buck tail rig out by the Coast Guard Station this week. A few Spots, Sea Mullet, and Grey Trout have been caught around the holes in the Turn Basin. Hopefully this week things will get to normal. Good Luck to all the anglers fishing the U.S. Open this Weekend.
I had a couple friends and a handful of the Charter Fleet fish yesterday, Most of the boats that fished came back to the docks with 12 to 15 Wahoo and nice Black Fin Tuna. Just as soon as this weather clears up it sounds like the Wahoo bite will be on fire!
Don't forget to Grab a rod and head to the beach and fish the Atlantic Beach Surf Fishing Challenge this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!