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Captain Mike Hoffman

Topsail/Wrightsville beach fishing charters

The trout,reds and stripers are on fire in the Cape fear river! Jerkbaits,soft plastics are hot! Lots of AM topwater action!Get on the fun this holiday season!


Wilmington Fishing Charters

The cold fronts are moving through our area but its got the reds on the beach and the trout moving up river,This is the best time of year to see and catch these large schools of fish. In Sutton lake and further up the cape fear the large mouth are on the shad,Flukes and jerk baits are making them bite!

In Wrightsville and topsail beaches the speckled trout are the most fished for fish in the area.Early September thru December are my favorite months to catch them. I prefer jerk baits lick a TT-21 or TT-18 mirolure.Sometimes a twitch twitch pause method works or a (slow roll) or a dead stick in which the tide takes the lure with no help from your reel.Water temps from 68-52 seem to be best.I prefer cloudy windy days because of the clear water we have here Using a 8-10 lb mono. Not sold on braid for big trout. I use a 7 ft med action rod w a 2000 penn battle,If the fishing is real slow ill use a 7,4 rod for small1/4 ounce xmas tree grub by blue water candy. The tides just need to be moving .as long as there is current they will feed. I try to fish under water points which for me produce the biggest fish. Trout fishing can be tough,alot of time on the water is the only way to set patterns and become a good trout angler,REMEBER TO TAKE A KID FISHING THIS FALL! Check me out at or on facebook or

Wilminton Fishing charters

Lots of specks and strippers today!

Wrightsville/Topsail beach fishing charters

The stripers in the river are on fire! Topwater and jerkbaits…Reds are stacked up on figure 8 island and are hittin anything you throw at them!

Topsail Fishing Reports

The trout bite was great again day along with some nice flounder around the inlets.This cold front should make it a awesome weekend!

Wilmmington fishing Charters

Great day on lake Sutton,not a lot of fish because of 0 wind but the ones we got where big and on topwater!

Wilmington fishing reports

Today the reds where thick on the beach.We caught 16 over slot reds on topwater and on soft plastics. Wile we were out I also saw 4 big kings sky in 20 ft of water…fishing is on in Wrightsville beach!9106198509

Topsail/Wrightsville beach Fishing Charters

Today was a awesome day in Wrightsville beach,the weather was perfect! We chased reds on the beach and got 12 over slot fish,then came in the inlet on the low tide and hooked up on 8 trout in the 21 -23 in inch trout!

Topsail beach Fishing Charters

Today was another great day of trout fishing! The trout and reds are feeding there way into the creeks in large numbers. We boated to over 7 lbs today and tomm is looking great to with the falling water temps! TAKE A KID FISHING! 9106198509