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Fishing Reports

Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

The Inshore fishing for The speckled trout has been very good. Zara spooks and top dogs have been getting blasted on the surface.  Mr 17 and suspending twitch baits have been producing some good bites as well.  The redfishig in the marsh has been excellent.  Cut bait, live bait, plugs, and swim baits are taking most of the fish.  The inlets have loads of blues and on high tides the Spanish and false albacore are coming in the inlets and around on the ocean side as well.  The surf fishing the black drum redfish and flounder continues the get better everyday.  Kings, false albacore big red drum and flounders are coming of the reefs and around the shoals.

 

 

Capt. Dave Dietzler
677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210

 


Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

Good fishing in the Core, Back, and Bogue Sounds. Baits worked on the surface have been producing some nice redfish and trout. Spooks and topdogs are the go to baits!!! Live bait and fresh cut bait have been taking flounders, trouts and drum. Plenty of bluefish in the inlet along with lady fish better use a stiff rod to get them in fast they’re plenty of 40 to 60 pound black tip sharks to take your catch. Shark fishing is wide open, all you want.

 

 

Capt. Dave Dietzler
677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210

 


Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

Great inshore opportunities have been presenting nice catches of both redfish and speckled trout. Top water baits have been taking some 3 to 5 pound trout. The bite has been throughout the day tic’s not just and early
morning or at dust. Zara spooks, super spooks, top dogs and she dogs are
some of the topwater baits we cast from the boat or wading.. Been having some luck with Paul Browns Soft-bodied mullet – Scientifically weighted “Fish-calling” rattle – Suspending action – Lifelike eye – Side-to-side action on retrieve – Deadly on coastal predators. It been producing!!!

Have a great day,

Capt. Dave Dietzler
677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210

 


Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

The marshes in Back Sound and north river are fishing well with catches of speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. Live peanut shads and finger mullet have been working for bigger trout, and flounders. Topwater baits like top dogs and spooks are catching both drum and trout. Swim baits worked slowly over grass beds have been taking some very nice fish, I like solid pearl. Some sheepshead and flounder are being caught along the port wall. We are catching blues and Spanish in the inlet at high tide using spec rigs and clark spoons.

Capt. Dave Dietzler
677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210

 


Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

The sounds have cleared up and the fishing has been producing some good catches of slot sized redfish. Mirro lure Top dogs, Zara spooks top water baits are catching both trout and drum throughout the day it’s just not a morning or evening bite. Grubs w/ ¼ ounce jig heads are getting some good bites, try putting some mullet or shrimp scent on your rubbers. Live peanut shad and shrimp are working on the flounders and black drum. Bluefish in the inlets are being caught on top water baits, spec rigs and trolling clark spoons.

Capt. Dave Dietzler
677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210

 

 


EJW Report 1st Week Of July

This weeks EJW fishing report:

INSHORE- a few trout drum and flounder being caught. Gigging has been the most successful for the flounder. Spanish and bluefish are here as they have been but haven’t seen many Hatteras blues to speak of. Kings are starting to show up closer to the beach. Hope to see more of them in the following weeks.

OFFSHORE- good dolphin action in the deeper water (20 – 200 fathoms) bite varies by day. Grass and floating debris are good things to keep an eye out for. Bailing has produced more numbers and trolling has been more successful for the bigger dolphin. Billfish bite was hot this week with some boats releasing upwards of 6 and 7 fish! Best action from 80 – 300 fathoms!

Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

Surf fishing has been productive with redfish, black drum and bluefish. Some of the bluefish are pushing 8 pounds and 30inches. Fresh cut bait such as mullet or shrimp are working. Spoons worked fast and erratic are working on the blues as well. Inshore the sea mullets and gray trout are being caught. Sting silvers are working on the gray trout and cut shrimp on the sea mullets. The red fishing in the marsh has been very good. Topwater, spoons, popping corks are all producing and fresh cut mullet always works. A few large flounder in the turning basin being caught on bucktails.

Go fishing,

Capt. Dave Dietzler
677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210

 

 


Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

Good trout fishing in the creeks and the mouths of the rivers. Some fish are being caught on the beaches and rock jetties as well. 1/4 to 3/8 grub heads w/ whites zoom have been doing the trick on the trout. Xmas tree and chartreuse use curly tail grubs are taking fish too. Drums in the marshes and creeks in the upper slot have been plentiful; grubs tipped w/ a piece of shrimp have been deadly. The beach is also producing a good number of drum in the slot and over the slot. Flounders around the port and bridges live mullets and bucktails tipped w/ a strip of bait is working well. Some sheepshead and black drum are also coming from these areas.

Go fishing,

Capt. Dave Dietzler
677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210

 

 


Seeing Spots

You can translate these spotted plugs into these spotted trout easily enough with a few simple tips. The lures pictured are sinking and suspending twitch baits and there is a very good reason for their designation as twitch baits. These lures are most effective when they are fished with a twitch/pause retrieve as it will give them the appearance of an injured bait fish.  NEVER move the lure with the reel, simply bump or twitch the lure with the rod and quickly take the slack line up with the reel so as to stay in direct contact with the lure. The majority of your strikes will come on the pause so a tight line is imperative. In tidal creeks or the surf, use the current and tidal flow to your advantage, cast up current and let it move your lure while you just keep your line tight while twitching the lure every few seconds. The fish will be facing up current waiting for bait fish or shrimp to be caught in the turbulence so that will give a very natural appearance to your lure. BUSY fast reeling people don’t have to worry about cleaning any trout for diner. You have to be patient  to be able to make yourself go into slow motion but it will really pay off. The colder the water becomes, the slower you move the lure with longer pauses between twitches as the trout and their bait fish have become more lethargic. The upcoming colder temperatures and northeast winds will put the specks in the surf and concentrate them in the creeks.

Tight Lines & Good Luck
Doug Mercer
EJW Outdoors

 


Inshore Report Capt. Dave Dietzler

Excellent fall fishing continues this week with ne winds 15 to 20and falling out during the week. Drum, trout and flounders are in the sounds, bays, rivers and creeks. The big chill hasn’t happen yet and the fish are spread out. Loads of small trout in the 12 to 13 inch range, if you’re in them thick move a little to find the bigger trout, they are around. Both the Newport and North rivers are producing drum and trout in good numbers. Also check out Bogue and Back sounds. The port wall and brides are holding black drum, big flounders and sheepshead on crabs, mullets and bucktails. Bluefish in the inlets are taking spec rigs and jigs and bottom fisherman using shrimp and sand fleas are catching spots, sea mullets, croakers and flounder. Plenty of pull from the large schools of false albacore that have been on the beaches for the past few weeks, small spoons, small soft plastics are working great for spin rods and fly fishermen are using clouser minnows. The beaches have been fishing well in the north winds, drum, flounders and a few trout are bending a good number of rods. Beach bottom fishermen are catching black drum, flounders, sea mullets, croakers and spot.

Get out and go fishing

Capt. Dave Dietzler

677 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.capelookoutcharters.com
ddietzler@ec.rr.com
252-241-0210