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- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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Tim Reavis and Johnny Stewart of Mt Holly NC had a good morning flounder fishing in their secret hole inshore. 13 fish caught 8 keepers on bucktail jigs and gulp curly tails.
Art..We got a ton of responses regarding identifying and it seems your fish is an Atlantic Big Eye. You won't kill your family if you feed it to them, in fact it is supposed to be very good.
Bryan Freeman said::Ricky, that red fish in question is a Toro Snapper, otherwise known as an Atlantic Bigeye. They are quite tasty.
Daniel Simmons responded:I'm pretty certain they are called "bigeyes". Google it and see if that isnt the same species. I used to catch them nite fishing in the keys on the reef. Their eyes glow red at nite and look ferocious as can be. They are actually good table fare very soft, white meat
Scottie Richardson said:"Yep..thats a Short Bigeye."
And Joe Seegers responded:If that's a Rosefish, they're delicious, but I thought they had black bellies."
Many thanks to Bryan Freeman, Daniel Simmons, Scottie Richardson & Joe Seegers for your feedback!
P.S. I have no idea why some of the type is bold..DUH
I had to get out of the ICW this week to avoid getting run over and sea sick. Boat wakes have been killer.With water temps bumping 90 degrees even the fish have been sweating. Shaded docks and deep water. Slow down your fishing. I did spend some time down at the Sunset Bridge and would like to remond everyone to slow down for the new NO WAKE zone there at the ramp. Thanks.
Art Jordan went to the stream Monday and caught some Grouper and other things but doesn't really know what this is. He cleaned it and it’s in the freezer but wants to make sure its edible before he Poisons his family. Art also attached a photo of one of the Grouper they picked up in 380’…Can one of our O-fish-en-atos id this red fish?
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Thanks Art, and thank ya'll for your help.
Happy 4th of July!!! As expected this time of year it is rather warm. On the inshore scene we are welcoming the breezy conditions that help keep us a few degrees cooler. Yesterday morning the winds were just calm enough to reach some nearshore structures to try for some flounder. We caught some of the biggest toadfish I have ever seen! After a few adjustments we finally landed three keeper flounder, but the white caps ran us back inshore. We floated several grass lines looking for the redfish. I decided to throw a carolina rig in the deeper water while we floated corks and set it in the rod holder. It was not long before I saw it bounce a bit, then it started to slowly bend. Jace picked up the rod and set the hook. Game on! The rather large flounder came up to the surface and gave a hard headshake! Jace landed the 5.6 flounder just seconds later. We also finally found a few reds with Jace again landing the biggest at 28 inches and some change. It took some patiences to get the bite, but well worth it! See ya on the water!
Wow..Did I say something nice about Capt. Tim Gallimore? I am slipping..Capt. Tim took his nephews Zach and Hayden Lewis fishing and using his now famous Channelside flounder rig put the young men on some nice flat fish.
I salute Tim and other adults who take children fishing..It's a great family activity.
Tameron Sealy sent this picture of 2 red drum he caught on minnows while fishing Holden Beach on 6-30. One drum is 26 inches and the other is 26.5 inches.
Thanks for the report Tameron
They are all around us...Little River Jetties, Calabash crossroads, Tillman's Wall, Sunset Bridge area, Carven Street Docks, and the Shallotte Inlet have all been great places to find the bite. Live shrimp has been hard to beat catching everything from pinfish to 30 inch reds. Live mullet and mud minnows continue to work on the flounder. Use carolina rigs to hit deep holes as we approach low tide to find the fish. Float corks near the grass edges as the tide rises to get the bite. Good luck! See ya on the water!