Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Fishing Report | Comments Off on Fall Fishing

Fall Fishing

Fall fishing is here! Cooler temps have kicked off Fall migrations and our local inshore fishing has been consistently good. Redfish and big Drum are around in numbers, Speckled Trout have been eager to smack a topwater plug at the right place and time and False Albacore along with big Spanish Mackerel have been just off the beaches and in the inlets. The Reds have been following the higher tides into the grass and up onto the shallow flats, happily tailing and looking for something to eat. It’s always exciting to stalk a tailing fish and watch him eat your fly!

While Albacore fishing the other morning just outside Masonboro Inlet, we witnessed a large school of Tarpon traveling South ahead of the first real cold front of the season! With 12wt ready we positioned well ahead of the school and waited, but never saw them again. Oh well, we had the fly in front of some fish earlier in the year also and learned a lot, maybe 2015 will be our year for Tarpon on the Fly in NC.

The Striped Bass fishing has already been good this season and we even had some spectacular late Summer bites with quality fish weighing into the double digits!

Speckled Trout will be on the move with the falling water temperatures, and should only get better into December

It’s a great time of year to get out on the water and go fishing!

Thanks for reading! Capt. Jon