8-23 CarolinaExplorer fishing report: Fishing has been great, Lots of red drum, flounder, trout, spanish mackerel and sharks!!
Hello Everyone. Inshore fishing has been great since the last report. We have been catching reds on the flats and in the creeks on lures or live baits. We have had a great early morning topwater bite on the reds and picked up a few trout and Jacks as well. When the sun gets up over the horizon we switch over to jigs or live bait to catch plenty of fish. The flounder have grown up finally and have hit soft plastics and live bait. The trout like early morning or late evening and love some soft plastic. Summer is winding down and fall fishing is approaching fast. Now is the time to plan your fall fishing trip.
Just off the coast on the wrecks and reefs, we have had great catches of flounder, grey trout, and big reds. The spanish and blues have been biting spoons casted or trolled. In the past week we have had 3 citation flounder over 5lbs. The trout fishing is going to get better and the flounder are going to bite up until november. The big reds are just showing up and will remain steady until late fall. Give me a call and book your Fall fishing charter 910-264-1807..
Love a good sunrise. Great way to start a day fishing on board the Carolina Explorer.
Ritt Khun with a topwater red.
Scott with a 6.8lb citation flounder.
Scott and the boys with a nice catch of spanish and flounder. Mixed bag of fish.
Trout, flounder, and sharks. What a blast on light tackle.
30 inch red that hit a poping cork rig.
This red was fooled by a pretty lady and a mud minnow.
Dan and Bill with a 6.6lb flounder.
This young man was pumped to catch a keeper red.
Cape Fear Inshore Slam day. We could have used a few more flounder.
Dave and Cody Wells with a nice Red. They landed several and had a blast. Always great to see these guys.
Jeff with a topwater red, one of many.
Pat with a nice 32inch red.
Pat and the boys with a nice catch of flounder.
Uncle and nephew doubled on reds.
Big smile for a big red.
Great couple and nice flounder.
Nice red in the boat and another getting ready to be landed in the background.
Raven with her birthday shark. Happy 16.
Cody and Jorday with a table full of spanish. The boys fished hard and the pic proves it.
Another great sunrise pic. The scenery is worth the trip, and the fishing is a bonus.
As you can see we are catching fish and having a great time on every trip. Lots of fun and memories. Give me a call and book your fall fishing charter today 910-264-1807.
Capt. Robert Schoonmaker