Finally after 3 days I made it out to go fill the box with grouper. As the pictures come in I will post but for now the report will be simple. The boat was full of Grouper (keepers) , Mahi, Wahoo and of course Blackbass. Make no mistake about it we target and catch Grouper on the full day trips while all the other fish are just a bonus.
Oak Island Fishing Charters got to sneak in another trip Tue before the wind picked up and the fishing was great again. This time the Atlantic Bonito’s decided they wanted to play. These fish are really good to eat but are only here for a little while.. Not sure if Ive said this yet but I am ready to catch some grouper.
With the water temps on the rise and the calm seas we had nearshore this weekend it was only a matter of time before the Spanish Mackerel showed up. Today the Spanish Mackerel was all around the boat and even though the water temp was a little cool the fish were hungry. Thank you for trusting us to take you to the fish again.
With the tide right we are on the drum bite at Oak Island Fishing Charters over the weekend. Looks like the water is finally making the push to the ideal temps and the numbers of fish will only go up. Sure hope the rest of the week produces like the last few days. BTW Red Drum likes selfies also.
Finally with steady weather here at Oak Island we are on good numbers of Red Drum. There will be better days and bad days but I will take everyday like today. We look forward to fishing with everybody and to help make memories with Oak Island Fishing Charters.
Well Ive been painting a picture of doom and gloom on the backwater fishing with the charters because of all the rain and cool weather we just had. To be honest the Red Drum are hungry and with us having lots of places that produce fish we don’t have to go looking. Bottom line is the fishing is getting better but it is fishing and not always like today.
Over the last several days we have been all over the place. Full days catching Wahoo’s and Half days nearshore with the blackbass along with chasing red drum in the backwater. Everything is starting to come together as the water warms up nearshore and the bait starts moving around in the creeks. Looks like no fishing till maybe the weekend as this next front passes but this past weekend was the kind of weather we all needed to get the bug to go fishing.
Finally got the weather to work in our favor to do a little Commercial King Mackerel fishing before Grouper season starts. The bite was very slow till 10am and without a boat around there was king mackerel all around the boat. For the next 2 hours Greer (cool runnings charters) and myself wore them out. 500lbs in 2 hours and lost about the same amount. Looks like Gulfstream trips and backwater till grouper season gets here (I cant wait for the grouper btw).
Here is one of the pictures I got while they was tagging fish and sending to the bottom before released. They said video showed every fish fighting to be released once they got down. This could be the way of the future to release fish.
Finally the water is warming up with the steady weather the last few days. We have gotten off to a slow start with the cold water but we are catching fish and it will continue to be an uphill climb. So it looks like the doom and gloom is over since we now have hope in catching fish in the backwater. Steady Red and Black Drum along with Flounder should keep getting better. Here is one of our pictures from the backwater fishing trip yesterday.