Topsail Beach Sight Fishing For Redfish
<p>Good weather finally graced us here on the Carolina coast so today I got out to take advantage of it. I hadn't fished the North Topsail area in awhile, so I decided to see what I could find. I went to an area that I had found some fish last summer. The water was gin clear and the light winds made for a great sight fishing day.
After searching for a short time, I found a body of water that had a great mud bottom which was holding water temps 5 degrees warmer than surrounding areas. Soon, the gin clear water was turned cloudy which is a tale tale sign of feeding Redfish and moments later, I saw the fish scurrying off from the boat in all directions. A few cast later, I hooked up with the first fish of the day, but it soon shook the hook. After missing a couple more bites, I soon had my first fish in the boat.
With my power pole deployed, I anchored the boat and continued to catch a few more fish. Gulp jerk shads rigged on a weighted hook worked well on the school of fish. The fish in the school ranged in size from under slot fish to upper slot fish. Overall, it was a productive day for just a few hours on the water.
About The Author: Captain Brent Stanley
Company: Current Adventure Charters
Area Reporting: Wrightsville Beach - Topsail, Carolina Beach, Southport
Bio: I have been fishing the waters in and around Wrightsville, Topsail and Carolina Beaches for over 30 years. I hold a 25Ton Master's license from the United States Coast Guard and I am a member of the American Professional Captains Association. I am certified in First Aid as well as CPR. I will use all of my knowledge and skill to put you on the fish, whether you are an experienced or a beginning angler. My goal is to see that you have the best fishing experience possible.