Carolina Beach October inshore fishing has been tough for me this past week, I am seeing some fish what I call showering the big schools of finger mullet. The tides have been extremely high the last two days, what fish we have caught has been just before noon when the tide is falling fast. What has been biting has been the “no-see-um” they have been out in full force first thing in the mornings in Buzzard Bay. With almost no wind these no-see-um bugs have caused me to leave early from some of my fishing spots they have just swarmed the boat.
The weather has been good for fishing this week, the Cape Fear River has been almost flat calm, with almost no wind. First thing in the morning running thirty miles an hour south on the Cape Fear River the light jacket was needed. The tides will be changing around soon so hopefully, the bite will switch to early morning. October is normally the month when the Red Drum bite is hot in Buzzard Bay, we still have a half month left so I am expecting the bite to turn on.
Carolina Beach October inshore fishing is expected to improve, with the cooler temperatures at night the Speckled Trout bite will soon be starting. This upcoming week I will try to concentrate on fishing a little more around Carolina Beach Inlet and in Snow’s Cut and some in the Cape Fear River.
Artificial plugs can be effective in the fall of the year when you see finger mullet running in the big schools, trout, and red drum will be cutting through these schools try casting a Rapala X-Wrap (SXR10 MU Mullet) this bait has an effective action that is just different enough to entice the red drum to strike. This is especially effective when fishing a long straight bank when the finger mullet are running out with the tide.
Cape Fear Guide – Capt.Mike Dennis – 910-619-0928
210 Peninsula Drive Carolina Beach, N.C. 28428