June Fishing Forecast
June is here, and the fishing is HOT!
June is upon us and it’s right on time. Clients have recently enjoyed throwing many different baits to Redfish. We are catching them on topwater lures, Down South Lures plastics, spinner-baits, and spoons. The Reds have moved to their typical summer patterns. We are on the lookout for them near oyster and marsh points in larger bodies of water early in the mornings. Keep an eye out for finger mullet or pogies scattering at the top, this is a sign that the Reds will be close. Incoming tide has produced the most bites lately, while targeting grass edges where the fish are staging before high tide. Work these edges in 2-4ft of water and make sure to cover some area. Find the bait, and the fish should be near by.
The Speckled Trout fishing has been pretty consistent as of late. Most fish have been on the smaller side, but there have been some good keepers mixed in. As June fishing picks up, make sure you are on your spot early to ensure you get your trout while they are biting. Once the water temperature nears 80 degrees, the trout will become lethargic after 9am or so. Our most productive lures for lately have been the Mirro Lure Mirrodine mr-17 and a Down South lure in magic grass color rigged on a 1/8oz jig head. You can also convince the specks to hit topwater lures at first light!
The Spanish bite has been really good right of the beach lately. We will motor until we find birds working and sight cast to these tasty fish. My favorite lure to throw at the Spanish are Shore Lures. You can cast them a mile, and they mimic a glass minnow perfectly while they are reeled quickly. There will also be blues mixed in while Spanish fishing, and they can put up a great fight when they get beyond 3-4lbs.
Don’t miss out on the Wilmington area’s great June fishing! Book your trip today.
About the Author:
Captain Luke Tippett of TopWater Guide Co.