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 Big Trout are biting; more are on the way to Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Capt. Jot

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

PostSubject: Big Trout are biting; more are on the way to Wrightsville Beach, NC   Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:43 pm

Well folks, it looks like winter is about to really show its face in eastern North Carolina! I donít like to see such cold air coming in so fast but, thatís fishing and weather for ya. With that said; here is the fishing report pre cold air and forecast for after the cold air.

The Speckled trout fishing has been up and down for the last few weeks. We will catch good numbers of small fish one day, then we will catch a few big fish another day. So far this season weíve caught as many as 30 plus trout on a half day charter. My charters have caught Specks on artificial as well as live shrimp; the bigger fish seem to be hitting the live shrimp. With that said we have caught a few nice trout on artificial too. I always try both during trout season; you just never know what they want some days!

Artificial baits that are producing for us have been grubs, shrimp grubs and hard baits. One grub color by Saltwater Assassin that has really been a great one this season is the new color (Chicken on a Chain). I donít know why the trout like it so much but they DO; so Iím using it! Some other colors that are producing well are silver mullet, chart-diamond, space guppy and pearl. All these grubs are in the (sea shad) pattern. Donít forget as the water temps drop fast; slow your retrieve on the grubs for the trout.

Shrimp pattern grubs we are using; Assassinís shrimp cock tail in colors bone-diamond, clear and electric chicken. We are rigging the shrimp grubs on light jig heads 1/8oz to 1/4oz; this gives the shrimp a very natural look. When the water cools down, I will put a shot of (Bang shrimp scent). This seems to help with the trout holding on to the grubs a little longer when they hit.

The warmer weather we have had in the last few days gave us a great but quick redfish bite on the docks in the water way (ICW). We fished three to six docks a trip and found reds on every dock we fished; some more than others. The reds were in the 16 to a few over 30 inches, one good pull on light tackle! The reds hit fresh cut mullet and scented (Blurp) grubs. When fishing with the grubs we are rigging them on jig heads for the reds that are in deeper water five to ten feet of water. If the reds are in shallower water; rattling corks are paying off.

The Speckled trout fishing should really pick up with the colder air coming in; also the bigger trout should start show as well! Iím really looking forward to seeing those gators show up on the Cape Fear coast! Thanks for reading this report. If you would like a guided fishing trip drop me a line or give me a call.

Fishing gear my charters use:

Trout and Red Drum: Reels Pflueger Medalist spinning in sizes 6030 and 6035. Bait cast reel Pflueger Summit. Ugly braid 10 and 15# Rods: Ugly stick lites 6í6Ē and 7í Med & Med-Heavy. All Star bait cast rod Team series TISCS1 7í6Ē ďGreat bait cast trout rodĒ

Good Luck,

Captain Jot Owens

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