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The flounder are here...they have awakened and started to bite a little. Live minnows of any sort has a good chance at catching a few right now. Mud minnows are the easiest to get as every tackle shop sells them. Tiger minnows are in the surf zone and along the edges of sand bars near low tide. A few finger mullet that made it through the winter can be caught at dead low tide near shallow feeder creek mouths. I have caught a couple of keeper flounder this week on limetreuse ghost and talked to another fellow who had luck on nuclear chicken shrimp. Trout are scattered around, but most of them are on the small side. I would hope as the shrimp start to show, we will see more trout. The redfish seem to be all stuck in the Sunset Beach area right now. Last hour of outgoing tide has been putting on a show near the Sunset Bridge. If you want to get in on the action, you better get there early. Just look for the whole backwater fishing fleet. Bring you some crab! See ya on the water!
In the pictures below...Greg and son Benjiman pose with fresh fried flounder! Beside that Matthew Wilson, son Thomas and daughter Adrienne also pose with two nice flounder. Everyone has enjoyed some great fishing weather and taken home some great eating! Thank you guys for fishing with us!
I have jigging school with 3 open spots this Saturday -- PM class is Friday around 6:30-7:30 with fishing all day Saturday -- if you have interest call 910 575 3474 - cost is $450 per person -- 3 spots currently open.
Reports have been consistently coming in that flounder are showing up in several inlets. Speckled trout are still here, but locating keeper fish has been the challenge. I have caught several trout in the last two weeks, but the average size has been around 13 inches. We caught about 20 trout and two flounder yesterday, again everything was around 13 inches. The redfish have found their typical spring pattern, unpredictable. Capt. Jeff and I have managed to pick a few off with live mud minnows and I have found some live finger mullet. Capt. Jeff and I have a little something up our sleeve for this coming week. I will report back if it works out.
Bait? Live mud minnows are readily available here at the OIFC. Tiger minnows are in the suds along the beach front or you can catch them on the sand bars at low tide near the inlets. Some 4 to 5 inch mullet minnows have stuck around through the winter and can be caught at dead low tide in shallow water creeks. Don't forget that redfish love crabs. This is the time of year that crabs start to molt and get softshells. This the reason redfish get stubborn this time of year. They will key in on the crabs and only crabs! Artificial baits in chartruese, limetruese, and white color patterns have been picking up trout and flounder. April is approaching and we should see all sorts of fish showing up this month. I have caught a few bluefish in the backwater this past week. The bonita should be at the 90's and Spanish Mackerel will probably start to show the second week in April if they are not already out there. A King Mackerel or two will probably get snagged off of Ocean Crest Pier in the last week of April. Stay tuned...as the reports will probably get hot and heavy in the next few weeks. I love it! See ya on the water!
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Captain Chris Dew and 1st mate Derek were chartered by Clay Parker, Jeff Raver, Max Treese, Roger Burloa, Horace Turbeville and Keith Geohagan of Charlotte, N. C. for a little off shore fishing.
What transpired may sound a little fishy, but it's true. They were fishing the boxcars on the inshore side of the Sharkhole in 69 degree water, when as Keith was reeling in a catch and release sea bass he saw a flounder nail the sea bass. A marine biologist dropped in and identified the flounder as a gulf flounder.
Thanks for fishing with us guys,