Drumming

Most inshore saltwater anglers know a few drum species, for instance, the red drum aka redfish. The red drum is one of the most sought after game fish among inshore species. Most anglers also know the Black Drum, or what I like to call big ugly. The species gets the name from the drumming sound they produce by using special muscles to rub against their air bladder. The sound is mostly used as a spawning mechanism or in some instances to communicate between fish. But the drum species list is vast, and contains some surprising members. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Drumming”

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Naples, Florida Fishing

Naples, Florida is home to some of the most pristine estuaries and back water fishing Florida has to offer. Whether you are targeting snook, redfish, spotted seatrout or tarpon (or all four) the back waters of Naples is a fisherman’s paradise. At any given time of the year you can find skiffs poling around the mangrove islands, or kayak anglers silently gliding over the grass beds in search of a grand slam; catching one of each species. But what makes this area in southwest Florida home to some of the best backwater fishing in the state? And with thousands of miles of shoreline, elaborate network of bays, acres and acres of seagrass beds and a countless number of oyster bars, how does one go about finding fish and what to use to entice a bite? Continue reading “Naples, Florida Fishing”

MAHI

Whatever you call them, Mahi-mahi, Dorado or dolphin, there’s no denying that they are one of the most tastiest, most beautiful and one of the feistiest fish in the sea. In fact, the term Mahi-mahi is Hawaiian meaning strong-strong. However, the term dolphin can be misleading. No mistake, the Mahi-mahi is not a mammal, but is indeed an egg laying, cold blooded fish.
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A 5-Minute Primer on the Lower Cape Fear River

Wilmington fishing charters discuss this amazing natural resource in coastal North Carolina

The lower part of the Cape Fear River from the city of Wilmington to where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Bald Island isn’t just a premier fishing destination for anglers of all levels – it also serves as a vital shipping channel between the port at Wilmington and the Atlantic. Sections of the river around Wilmington are also considered part of the Intracoastal Waterway

However, for general anglers and fishing charters around Wilmington, the lower Cape Fear River provides exceptional opportunities for Red Drum (Redfish), Speckled trout, Flounder and more.

The name “Cape Fear” comes from the area’s earliest European settlers who encountered dangerous shoals that extend for several miles from the river’s mouth into the ocean.

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