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Bayou Buck Spinner Baits still getting the job done

Bayoo Buck spinner baits have been the hot ticket as of late. They are much better built than others for Redfish as they are made of a much heavier gauge wire and the Redfish love them. I would say that 90% of our catches of late have come off of the spinner baits.

Here is a picture of Scotty with a nice 26-1/2″ fish that crushed a BB spinner bait.

26-1/2" Redfish caught on Bayou Buck Spinner Bait

26-1/2″ Redfish caught on Bayou Buck Spinner Bait

Post-Arthur Topsail Redfish

Took a little recon trip this morning and found a few Reds willing to eat topwater after Hurricane Arthur passed us by. The water was surprisingly clean after all of the rain.

October 5 – Another Win!!!

September 14

Another Redfish Tournament Win!!!

July 27

July 24th Report

Where has the summer gone? It’s half over already. Though the spring was plagued with cool temps and lots of rain, the last few weeks have definitely been more summer like and the fishing has improved. I’m not saying that we are killing the fish every trip, but overall, the bite has been much better. Big specks continue to be caught in both the New and Cape Fear rivers and Redfish are holding in there usual summer holes. There is still a lot of good fishing to be had, so if you’re going to be in the area, give me a call and book a trip!

Here are a few pictures from the past few trips!

Let’s go Fishing!!

Capt. Brent


Topsail Beach, Bald Head Island July 4th Fishing Report

Happy Birthday America!! I hope that everyone has a great and safe 4th of July holiday. Now on to the fishing.

Sorry for the lack of reports this spring, but honestly, I have been very busy on the water and have not made the time to write. Capt. Jason and myself competed in the second tournament of the Redfish Action Series the other weekend and finished 10th. Not the finish we wanted, but we are still second in overall points for the series.

We have been having some fantastic fishing so far this summer. The Redfish bite has been exceptional some days, good others and down right non existent on other days, but all in all, it’s been great! Just yesterday we had a school of a couple hundred fish swimming around the boat on a super slick and calm morning. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Even though we had that many fish around us, we still had to try a couple of different lures till we found one that they really wanted.

During our Redfish trips, we have been having some good catches of Flounder as well. We have caught more keeper Flounder early this summer than I can remember in a long time. Most of the Flounder have been caught using the new Rockport Rattler jig head combined with a 3 or 4-inch Berkley Gulp shrimp. White or pearl has been working the best and our best catches of Flounder have been in the Bald Head Island area, though we have been catching them in the Topsail area as well. Okay, to be fair, the white has worked so good that we really haven’t tried any other colors. This jig head, lure  combination has been working so well that when we do catch a Flounder, I usually have to cut the leader and tie on another jig because the fish completely swallow this bait!

The lower Cape Fear River has also produced some speckled trout in the past couple of weeks. We haven’t had any keepers, but that’s a good sign for what’s to come this fall (and last fall we had an exceptional speckled trout bite).

That’s about it for now. Order you some Rockport Rattler jig heads and give them a try. You want be disappointed. Better yet, ask you local tackle store to stock them. Remember, when fishing the jigs, go as light as possible. I have been fishing a lot of 1/16 oz and 1/8 oz jig heads. You don’t want you lure to sink like a rock. It’s just not natural.

Till next time, tight lines!!

Capt. Brent

Fish Fest 2012 was a big success!!

Fish Fest 2012 is in the bag and as in years past, it was a big success. It was great seeing fellow guides, old fishing friends, past clients and future clients alike! The Cape Fear Christian Sportsmen once again put on a first class show with a lot of local talent, a catered lunch by MOI catering, and lots of great fellowship.

If you were able to attend and sat in on my flats fishing seminar, I want to personally say Thank You for a great turnout and great participation from the audience. I thoroughly enjoy sharing the knowledge that I have acquired over the years. As I said in the seminar, my parents were teachers and I guess a little of that must have rubbed off on me as I enjoy teaching others what I love to do…Fish!!

If you weren’t able to make my class, don’t despair. I video taped my seminar and have it available for you to watch. I hope that you enjoy!!

Capt. Brent

Great Speckled Trout Bite

The Speckled Trout bite has been great this fall. Since the Red-Trout tournament a couple of weeks ago, the trout bite has been good with good numbers of fish and some really nice fish being caught.

This morning I went out with my tournament partner, Capt. Jason Dail, and we had a great morning. We only fished about 3-1/2 hours, but caught and released over 30 trout and one Redfish. The first part of the morning we were blessed with some really nice sized trout as seen in the picture. I kept one fish that my wife and I enjoyed for dinner and the rest were released for another day. The mirrolure 18MR was the go to bait this morning. This is the sinking version of the 17MR, which is a suspending bait. The fish seemed to be holding close to the bottom, so the 18 was the right choice.

There is still a decent Redfish bite as well, though the great trout bite has taken most of the attention as of late.

Give me a call and let’s go catch some fish!!

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