Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall fishing on the Crystal Coast

Fall is here!!! Woop woop!!! "Gotta love it" With the wind going north and the temps cooling off the fall bite is already showing some very good signs of FIRING OFF! In the past few weeks the inshore bite on tons of nice blues, plenty of large spanish, increasing numbers of flounder, over population of little redfish (15-17" as well as some slot fish), far better signs of kingfish than the past couple years (mixed with a wahoo or two), grouper are headed back to the inshore bottom and all the other great fishing that goes down in Oct and Nov in the Morehead City area. In the past week I have had several great trips for spanish mackerel, catching/culling limits of 1-3 pound spanish as well as 1-3 pound blues. I also took one Amberjack trip which ended early because my client said "I'm good, these things have worn me out, can we fish for something smaller?"  Anyone looking for a trip live bait fishing kings and jumbo spanish Oct is the time, we have some really cool bycatch on these trips sometimes....a wahoo and even sailfish are not real uncommon. The inshore grouper bite will improve over the next few weeks too, so come get that Gag grouper before the close it down. Fall, cool air, Hot bite and smoking drags "gotta love it!!!" 
Capt Chris Kimrey  

Another week of drumming and I'll be right there with you Chris......don't get me wrong, there will be plenty of drum to be caught well into October and I may make the trip over to the Neuse, but for me I'll be seeing a lot of Capt. Chris Kimrey through October and looking forward to settling into "home".  ---George