Rod-Man Report November 22, 2006
Happy holiday to all and don’t eat too much. The Rod-Man is on a diet and feels like everyone else should suffer too. Due to the terrible storms, rains and winds the last 3 days and continuing in tomorrow, I don’t know exactly what to say about fishing right now. It will be “pot luck” for sure.
But, I can tell you the fishing prior to the storm was fantastic and hopefully will be back to that sooner than later.
Now here’s my report:
Inshore: The reds and trout have been biting the bottom of the boat out. The jetties, the docks, the creeks, the inlets, the marsh banks, all have been holding fish. We have been catching fish on GULP SW, live shrimp, dead mullet.
Nearshore: Some gray trout and miscellaneous bottom fish have been biting. I still expect a run of albacore. The water temperature is still 62-64 degrees, so a lot of fishing is in front of us.
Offshore: I have heard reports of some nice king mack catches from 23 to 42 miles out.
Gulfstream: No reports this week, but no the wahoo have been biting well and some bluefin have shown up.
Gosh, this year is winding down fast. Soon it will be boat show time and then fishing schools and before you know it, spring will be here and we start again. This year I will be at the Greensboro Bass and Saltwater Expo at the Coliseum Jan. 5-7 and the Raleigh Bass and Saltwater Expo at the Fairgrounds Jan. 12-14. My Raleigh area Rod-Man Fishing School will be February 10 and the Wilmington Rod-Man Fishing School will be March 3. Registrations for the schools are coming in and I hope to see many of you there. You can find registration information at http://www.rodmancharters.com/2007_annual_school.htm
Finally, I wanted to say a big thank you to the nice folks at the Raleigh Saltwater Fishing Club for welcoming my wife and me last night. The weather was bad but inside the welcome was warm and hopefully we shared some good things about fishing.
Don’t miss this week’s pic of the week: http://www.rodmancharters.com/report.htm
Let’s Go Fishing!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett