Seahawk Inshore Fishing Report 12/16/2016 GOOD INSHORE AND BACKWATER FISHING ON THE LOWER CAPE FEAR. REDFISH, SPECKLED TROUT, BLACK DRUM, AND STRIPED BASS.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE SEAHAWK INSHORE CREW JEFF, AMY, AND CHRISTIAN WOLFE
First I would like offer a big THANK YOU to all of my customers, (most of who have become good friends), for your business. That is what makes the job so rewarding. Getting to meet and know so many good people from all over the country. To watch you guys experience this awesome fishery and share the wonders and beauty of the Lower Cape Fear is what it’s all about. It is an honor and privilege that you guys trust Christian and me to show you a good time on the water. It has been a good 2016 and we are anticipating a good year for 2017.
Now for a short report:
The inshore and backwater fishing has been good and should continue for the remainder of the winter. We are catching redfish, speckled trout, and black drum on the lower Cape Fear. Stripers and redfish are sometimes mixed together around Wilmington with some specs nearby. The redfish are schooled up good on the flats and smaller schools are roaming the creeks. Both artificials and shrimp have been effective on the reds. Speckled trout are spread out in the Cape Fear area and are hitting artificials and live shrimp. We are also having some good days on black drum fishing dead shrimp on the bottom. Black Drum they will often mix with redfish and speckled trout in the same small holes at low tide. This makes for some good action and a few good eating fish to take home.
Thanks for reading the report and check the photos from recent trips.
Captains Jeff and Christian Wolfe
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