Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summertime report

The summertime fishing from Topsail Island to Southport is very good right now. There are a few slow days when the wind and weather doesn't cooperate but on most trips we have been catching good numbers of red drum and flounder with the occasional speckled trout. This is the time of year when we have large numbers of seasonal species such as jack crevalle, ladyfish, sharks, and tripletail. The jacks and ladyfish have been scattered everywhere from the beaches to the flats and will eat just about any lure or bait they find. When we find them busting bait on the surface it is some of the most exciting sightfishing you can do as these fish hit and pull really hard. We have been targeting the jacks and ladyfish mainly with topwater plugs and topwater flies such as poppers and gurglers. If you are interested in some awesome ladyfish action call me about nighttime fishing around bridges and lighted docks. We have been catching redfish on the flats and in the creeks and have been sightfishing to schools and small pods of fish as they are crushing bait or tailing. Fishing for tailers offers the fly angler the best opportunity to catch a redfish on fly. They are very aggressive this time of year and will eat just about any lure placed in front of them. Some of the flounder have been very nice lately with some close to 5 pounds and most are falling for artificial lures on jig heads. The trout are scattered in the creeks and river and we have been catching a few on topwater plugs eary and late in the day and on bait and lures mid day. Sharks are here in larger numbers and are always willing to eat a dead bait. Under certain conditions we can also sightfish for the sharks with bait or on fly. Most of our inshore sharks are in the 5-40 pound range, although I have saw a few in the 100+pound range cruising the edge of flats. Fishing should remain good for the rest of summer and well into Fall.

Don't wait to call and book a trip on the Cape Fear Coast, as this time of year offers some of the best fishing and largest variety of species.

Capt. Allen Cain
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Here are a few more pictures from the last few weeks.