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Beaufort Inshore: Craig at Buck, Bass and Beyond states that the redfish bite is holding steady along the mud flats and in the tidal creeks. Use mud minnows under a popping cork or on a Carolina rig. Some fish are being caught on plastics like the Zman halo graphic shrimp, saltwater assassin gray ghost and D.O.A. Cal lures in natural colors. The trout are really scarce but a few have been spotted next to deep drop-offs. Only a few flounder are being caught, and most of those are 'by accident.' Craig went with Nathan and Griff on a bow-fishing expedition and can report lights-out shooting that enabled them to limit out on redfish using a Parker crossbow in the 35-pound range. Visit Craig at their indoor archery range in the shop and ask about how to get started in the great sport of bowfishng. For more store information visit Buck, Bass and Beyond.
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Scott says that YEP it's finally that time, and that trolling reports are on the up-swing with solid reports of blackfin tuna and wahoo coming in from the ledge, especially along the southwest banks and outcrop areas. Cedar plugs and small skirted ballyhoo are your No Fail baits for blackfin, especially when fished 100 to 200-yards behind the boat. Some wahoo will hit this same spread, but switch to high-speed trolling for larger HOO at the ledge using Black Bart Sal Candy lures, Braid speedsters and Iland lures. Scott has ballyhoo by Bionic, Baitmasters and Teaser brand at the ready.
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