Capt. Will Thursday, June 13, 2019
Well, it's been a long time since I posted on here and I need to be better about posting to my blog periodically! Don't worry, we've been fishing as much or more than ever! I was so busy last August 2018 that I didn't post anything on here and then in September, hurricane Florence happened and I just didn't have time to focus on my website, but enough excuses!
Fishing this spring was good, but nowhere near the variety we had last year. 2018 spring was epic. This year we had a great Atlantic bonito bite when the weather was pretty enough to get after them, a bunch of little speckled trout inshore, and big gray trout were around. It was fun while it lasted, but then came the summer pattern. Red hot live bait fishing for big Spanish mackerel and nearshore king mackerel has been a good thing to do when you can get into the ocean. Good numbers of redfish took longer to show up this year but the last two weeks have been good for finding them with topwater baits and catching a few really nice trout while redfishing the flats. A couple days ago, one of my anglers caught his first speckled trout 26.5" and 6.5lbs on a topwater plug and his first of a handful of redfish up to 32". Sharks, bluefish and spanish mackerel casting is doing well when the tides aren't right to get up on the flats!
Last year, despite the hurricane, went pretty well! I was back on the water on Sept. 30th for one last shot at old drum and we got one that morning, then we turned our attention to albies and speckled trout at the coast. The albie fishing was good at times with plenty of periods of wind and up and down fast moving fish, making the albie season hit or miss but my clients are great and we made the best of it! Speckled trout fishing was hot but many days we had to weed through tons of small fish to catch a couple handfuls of keepers. This fall, the size class of fish should be much better. We had a mild winter and are already seeing a good amount of nice trout already. The few times I looked for reds in October I was finding some nice schools, so I reckon I should have been redfishing instead of trouting, but hindsight is always 20/20!
I am looking forward to a great rest of the season and already having a ton of fun this year! Call 919-218-8451 to reserve your date for some summer action or even book ahead for old drum fishing or fall fishing! Enjoy some highlights from this spring and summer. Also, to catch up on the fishing I never blogged about, check out my instagram feed on the bottom of my homepage here or visit my instagram or facebook pages (link buttons on the top of the site).
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