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Capt. Rick Bennett
Posted: Dec 2 2005, 03:53 PM
|Rod-Man Report December 2, 2005:
First I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season filled with happiness. Second, I want to say that this will probably be my last report of this season. And third, you need to know the trout are STILL BITING! We have had a great year and I thank all of you for helping make it that way. Now here's my report.
Inshore: Plenty of speckled trout are biting. Catch them on curly tails, mirrolures and live shrimp. Try to be sure and throw the small ones back...even if a 12 inch trout is legal, it isn't much on the table and next year it will be 20 inches. There are plenty of nice size trout out there. Some black drum and reds too are biting around the jetties and docks in the creeks.
Nearshore: Gray trout and black sea bass are hanging at the close in artificial reefs. False albacore are scattered around...just look for the birds.
Offshore: The kings are being reported thick at Frying Pan Tower. It seems they always are this time of year.
Gulfstream: Still some wahoo and blackfin tuna biting. Seas have been a bit rough just lately but fishing is still good when you can get out.
Since the is my last report for the season (or close to it) I wanted to remind everyone of the Second Annual Rod-Man Fishing School coming up March 4, 2006. This school sold out early last year and activity is heavy again this year. Give yourself a gift and sign up for the school soon and then you'll know you have a place in one of the premier fishing school's in North Carolina. Details can be found at http://www.rodmancharters.com/secondannual.htm. I hope to see you there.
Don't miss this week's pic of the week: http://www.rodmancharters.com/report.htm
I know the holidays are on folks minds and mine too, but the weather is cooperating so far this year and the fish are still biting. You all know what I say...
Let's Go Fishing!!!
Happy Holidays from the Rod-Man,
Capt. Rick Bennett