Kings are running much closer now. However you will get many more hook-ups at about the 10 mile mark. Look for structure and fish the edges.
The menhaden are plentiful and right now that is what they are liking the most. The mullet are still a little small. Flounder are being caught on dropping tides in creek mouths and deep channels. Redfish are are being caught in the mix as well. Bluefish are also being caught best on the rising tides. Get your live shrimp at the store and have a great day of fishing.
Mahi have moved closer. They are being caught about the 25m mark. Should make good fishing for the tournaments this weekend.
Troll just off beach for the best bite. A 5.7lb Spanish caught by Andy Everhart yesterday. A few large Kings are being caught on the piers.
Small flounder are being caught in the waterway now. Occasional 4 to 5 lb. Red Drum are starting to bite strong now as well. Sheephead being caught near structure as well. A few black drum here and there.
I ran north of the Same Ol yesterday and had 12 mahi & 1 white marlin. Water temp was average 75 degrees as we found most of the fish right on the temp break and weed lines. All of my fish were caught on ballyhoo rigged seawitches and blue water candy “gaffer candys”. The majority of the fish were on blue/whites or blue/pinks. No wahoo or blackfin tunas in my area. All the reports south around the steeples were full of blackfin & wahoo, and a weaker bite of mahi.
Today we have weighed a 4.5 lb flounder caught in the inlet & a 57 lb wahoo caught at the steeples. Some reports today of spanish caught from sheepshead rock all the way up to the Marriott reef. Also alot of smaller flounder caught in the surf and some large schools of bigger redfish. Fishing season is here folks.
Reports of Blues and Spanish on the piers. The warmer water is moving in quickly so the Kings should be there any time. Get some fresh shrimp at our store and your MirrOLures ready.
Reports of Mahi in the Gulf Stream. Bottom fishing is great also. Big Snappers, Huge Sea Bass and good size Grouper are biting as well.
Speckled trout are coming around finally. We’ve had several reports of small fish caught, but there has been some decent sized fish around. Topwater bite is starting to kick off in the afternoon’s or mornings. Water temps has been in the low 60’s in the morning then warming up to close to 70 in the shallow bays and creeks. Shrimp lures such as D.O.A. and Halo Shrimp have had good production this week. Allot of reports are coming from up the river fishing the incoming tide around the rock islands and Town Creek.
Spanish mackerel are starting to make the run up here. I heard of some nice fish caught today at High Rock and the Peterhoff. Bluefish are also out there in massive numbers and are being a constant nuisance. The Spanish are being caught either trolling or drifting. Drifting you can throw Maria Jigs, Diamond Jigs, Gotcha Plugs and Large Sabiki Rigs with a Stingsilver as the weight. If you troll then you can use Yozuri Deep Divers, or Clarkspoons on plainers. Either way will get the job one.
No word on the Atlantic Bonita. Flounder are still running small with a few keepers here and there being caught live mud minnows or menhaden.
Surf fishing is producing flounder on live mud minnows. Whiting, black drum, and sheepshead are being caught on live sandfleas. Bluefish are also hitting anything that moves right now. Mainly just snapper size blues being caught so far. I heard that there is some big chopper blues at Myrtle Beach.
False albecore are 4 to 5 miles out can be caught on topwater poppers, Diamond jigs, Maria jigs, and Jig Fish’s.
I had a good report for king mackerel being about 40 miles out. Still pretty far out, but dead cigar minnows rigs or spoons will a box full.
Stream reports were mainly wahoo at the Same Ole. Farther out to the break there were massive schools of blackfin tuna. Mike King’s crew boated several limits of blackfin tuna. They also some mystery tuna of some sort with scales and a few yellowfin tuna. Jiggers also caught cobia, African pompano, snowies, tilefish, blackfin tuna, and of course too many aj’s. Eastern Tackle jigs in pot roast and burnt orange have been highly sought after along with Roscoe Jigs. Thats it for this week. Fishing is getting better and better.
A few whiting are being caught in the surf along with small flounder around the piers. Its going to be a good day today and Saturday, up in the 80’s. Cooling some on Sunday when the front comes through. This week should be the last of the cool days until Oct. So, get out the gear and catch some fish.