April, a month known for transition and frustrating weather patterns did not dissapoint this year. With 3 straight weeks of major cold front passages and fish on the move, we have found consistent Redfish bites in the conventional early season areas, but more often than not, they have been keeping us on our toes by forcing us to fish Summer patterns on open bay flats one day to chasing them back in the creeks and fishing near hard structure the following day all depending on the position of the numerous cold fronts that roared through. The strong early Flounder bite was yet another surprise, and we have seen good numbers of 16"-18" flatties in the creeks as the Pogies begin to funnel out into open water for the season. Things will settle down for the month of May as water temps climb into the mid 70's and we start to see a more stable air mass take over, and the mullet flood the backwaters.
Recent blog posts
- Cape Fear serving up big aggressive Redfish right now!
- Sight Fishing Late Fall Cape Fear Redfish with Jared Chiefi
- Give the gift of Redfish this year!
- Cape Fear Speckled Trout On Fire!
- Full On Fall Fishing on the Cape Fear Coast
- It's Hot, But It's Not!
- Brian Gainey Tangles with Topwater Reds
- Cape Fear Spring Redfish Peak
- Winter Redfishing
- Zero to Hero...Cape Fear Redfishing And What a Difference a Day Makes!