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 Cobia, Reds, Flounder, Spanish and King Mackerel; Summer Fishing!

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Capt. Jot

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Join date : 2008-04-05
Location : Wrightsville Beach NC

PostSubject: Cobia, Reds, Flounder, Spanish and King Mackerel; Summer Fishing!   Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:44 pm

Hello folks, is it hot enough for ya?? Summer has really started to show and feel around eastern North Carolina. The good thing is itís a good reason to get out on the water to cool off and do some fishing! Donít forget your sunscreen and polarized sunglasses on those bright sunny days; they can be a life saver! Letís talk fishing.

The Spanish mackerel have still been biting good to great on most days. Most of the Spanish are biting Clark spoons trolled behind #1 plannerís. The Clark spoons that are working the best for us are sizes; 00 and 0 in plan silver and pink flash. When the Spanish are on top feeding and jumping, Maria jig spoons have been the trick. The colors that seem to be working are pink, green and blue in sizes seven & fourteen gram. (Hint): keep it to smaller lures when the weather gets hot!

My charters are starting to catch a few Flounder; we are seeing a few fish inshore as well on the near shore reefs and wrecks. Most of the flounder inshore are mixed in size, but the fish in the ocean are a little better in size. Live bait and grubs are the best bet. Carolina rigs for the live bait and heavy jig heads for the grubs. I prefer bright grubs; Saltwater Assassinís sea shads in colors chart/diamond and silver mullet work real well. Iím starting to see a few Mullet and Menhaden around the creeks and small channels.

Iíve seen a few Cobia around the inlets and near shore reefs. Live bait fishing is the best bet for these great fighting fish. Fishing live baits on top as well as on the bottom will get you the best chance at catching a Cobia. I prefer bluefish, mullet and menhaden for bait; what ever is easier to get. To catch a Cobia youíve got to put your time in, sometimes you catch one right away most of the time you donít. Thatís why they call it fishing!

We are seeing a few more Redfish around, most fish have been in the water way and around some of the inlets. As more live bait shows up, more Reds will come out of the ocean and in to the sounds. This is starting to happen, the fishing should pick up in the next few weeks. The Reds we are getting are hitting fresh cut, bait live and scented Saltwater Assassin (Blurp) grubs in colors; drunk monkey and molting.

Thanks for taking the time to read this report. Get out on the water and take a kid fishing! Donít forget to take Dad fishing soon; fatherís day is just around the corner! Good fishing to ya!

Fishing gear used: Reels Pflueger Medalist spinning reels 6035 and 6040 size. Rods: Ugly stick liteís 7í med and med hvy action. All Starsí Coastal inshore series Trout/Redfish Special 7í code# CC TR2-S Great inshore rod!! Line Ugly braid 20# and 30# www.allstarrods.com

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