King Mackeral: 22 lbs. caught by David Barnhart of Virginia Beach, VA
Wahoo: 65 lbs. caught and by Mike Atkinson of Virginia Beach, VA on the Backlash
Backlash: caught & released 8 white marlin & 1 blue marlin, caught 1 swordfish completing ANOTHER GRAND SLAM!!!
This is the 8TH GRAND SLAM FROM THE BACKLASH THIS SEASON!!!
This morning started out to be a stormy grey day but the sun quickly came out and gave us a beautiful sunrise. Things are starting to dry up a bit after all the rain we've been having which means it's time to go fishing! The good thing about rain here is it stirs up the bait in the water which makes the fish show themselves.
Rudee Inlet is a hot spot right now for catching Spot and Speckled Trout. The Spot have made quite an appearance the past couple of weeks and we hear story after story about how many people are catching and how big they are! Because we are just a few steps away from Rudee Inlet we keep stocked everything you need for a good day of fishing.
Spot hit on bloodworms. Plain and simple. The most popular rig for these fish is a double bottom rig, size 4 hooks, and anywhere from 1 to 3 ounces of weight. We even have pre-rigged bottom rigs perfect for fishing in the inlet! If you are not a fan of live bloodworms and dealing with a mess we also sell the artificial bloodworms which work just as well.
The Speckled Trout have been around for a couple of weeks now and they hit off a couple different rigs. The most popular rig around the marina here is a red or white jig head with a chartreuse Gulp bait on it. Or if you've had better luck with the white Gulp bait you can use either a red or a chartreuse jig head for those. Another favorite here is a Gotcha-plug lure that has 2 treble hooks on it.
As with most fish an incoming tide is the BEST tide to fish in. We have free tide charts here and are also a phone call away if you just want to know when the next tide change will be.
The Backlash is back!! They did an overnight trip and pulled in an impressive 8 white marlin, 1 blue marlin, 1 swordfish, a few peanut dolphins and a MASSIVE wahoo weighing in at 65 lbs!!! It was a STUD wahoo and was so big it even made the swordfish look small...which it was ABSOLUTELY NOT!! What a great overnight trip and some awesome fish to show for it!!!
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Make-up charters we're working on currently:
Sunday September 30: Need 5 more people for Offshore