April 2014 Holden Beach Fishing Report
4-27-14 Gulf Stream jigging And Bottom Fishing!!!!!!Took a very good group of guys out on Sunday to the Gulf Stream. We started out trolling and the first few hours were extremely slow. We did manage to pull out about a 30 lb King Mackerel while we were trolling and then we all decided to do some bottom fishing because our plan was to fill the coolers up and that's what we did!!! We switched over to Jigging and the first line down got hammered by a mid 40lb Jack. It was fish on from the time we started bottom fishing till the time we stopped. Our trophy fish of the day was a nice 45lb Cobia. Ended the day with a box slam full of fish!!!!!
4-21-14 Half Day Nearshore CharterIf you're looking for a good trip and don't wasn't to spend a ton of money or leave sight of land then our 1/2 day nearshore trip might be perfect for anyone of any skill level. Right now we are catching Blue fish, Black Sea Bass, Trout, and Black Tip Sharks.
4-17-14 Backwater Fishing For Red DrumToday I had the opportunity to run two 1/2 day backwater trips. The first trip I was joined with the Lewis family and they had two young kids that caught fish from the time we started till the time we finished. I remember one kid saying " this is the mostest fish I've ever caught in one day". To me that's what it's all about, showing and teaching the next generation how to catch fish!!! Next weeks weather looks really nice. If you want to catch fish and have a good time give me a call at 910-448-3474. From Pinfish in the creeks to Blue Marlin in the Gulf Stream Capt. Kevin of Rigged and Ready Charters has you and your friends and family covered.
4-12-14 King Mackerel Fishing Is on Fire!!!!Ran a trip Saturday morning and the weather was absolutely beautiful, and the ocean was slick as glass. I'm here to tell ya if you want to catch some fish and have a good time give me a call 910-448-3474. I will go the extra mile for you and do everything I can to put them fish in the boat for ya. Check out the picture below of Saturdays catch.
4-10-14 Commercial King Mackerel Fishing With Capt. Kevin Of Rigged and Ready ChartersFirst day commercial King Mackerel fishing this year and the fish were chewing the props off the motors. Great fishing this time of year offshore and Grouper season opens up May first. Also coming up in May we will be running 6 to 10 hour Cobia Fishing Trips. Don't miss out on this years Cobia run. It's awesome fishing and they are even better on the grill. Check out pictures from today's trip!!!!
4-5-14-----20 ft Backwater and 31 ft Nearshore and Offshore Boat Info.4-5-14. Hello and thank you visiting www.riggedandreadycharters.com I've recently had several request for me to advertise more info and in detail what trips we offer. We have a system that helps our clients choose what trip might work best for them and there is no high pressure to choose a trip that's not suited for you. I personally want you to have the best time you can for your money. I'm on the water nearly everyday and network with several charter boat captains all up and down the coast to ensure that we stay on the fish. 31ft Prokat for Nearshore and Offshore Fishing Capt. Kevin always goes the extra mile to make sure his clients catch fish and have a good time. The 31ft Prokat is one of the most stable fishing boats on the market. These boats feature huge fishing and lounging areas with an overall length of 31feet and a 10 foot beam. They are smooth, dry, fast and offer the conveniences of a larger boat and the fishability of a small boat (360 degree walk around fishing). We truly believe these are THE BEST all around boats that we can offer. Join us for a fishing trip of a lifetime!!!!! VISIT our photo gallery and check out our fishing reports. Boat Specs- 31ft PRO KAT Twin Suzuki 225 4 stroke outboards Cruise Speed 30kts/35mph Latest fish-finding equipment- GPS, Loran, Fish Finder Latest safety equipment- EPIRB, Survival Kit, First-Aid Kit Ample shade for up to 6 Ample seating for up to 6 Bathroom upon request ** RATES ARE FOR UP TO 4 FISHERMEN-- $50 EACH ADDITIONAL FISHERMEN OVER 4 UP TO 6 MAX ** Rates: (6 passengers max.) KIDS INTRO (2 hours) $300 Half Days: Join Rigged and Ready Charters for a near shore adventure chasing a wide range of species. Some of the fish we expect to catch are Spanish Mackerel,Flounder, Sharks,King Mackerel and Bluefish. This is a great family trip as we will be fishing off Holden Beach and Oak Island, NC or if the wind is blowing we will ride to Carolina Beach NC so we can stay out of the rough water. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip! 4 hours nearshore-$440 5 hours nearshore-$550 6 hours offshore --$660 3/4 Days: Rigged and Ready Charters will take you on an offshore adventure you will never forget. We have so many options while we are in the deep water that range from trolling for Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel to Bottom fishing for Big Amber Jack, Grouper, Black Bass, Big Cobia and Snapper. This trip will typically range out to 35 miles offshore. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip! 7 hours offshore--$770 8 hours offshore--$880 9 hours offshore--$990 Full Days: Capt. Kevin will take you on an offshore adventure you will never forget. We have so many options while we are in the deep water that range from trolling for Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel to Wreck Fishing for Big Amber Jack, Grouper, African Pompano, Big Cobia, and Snapper. This trip will typically range out to 50 miles offshore. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip! 10 hours offshore-$1100 11 hours offshore-$1200 12 hours offshore-$1300 Gulf Stream: 12 to 15 hours-$1600 This trip will take you to the edge of the Gulf Stream and continental shelf, over 60 miles offshore where you will likely encounter some of the biggest, strongest and best eating game fish in the ocean. Total fishing time is roughly 9 hours. The trip typically includes trolling to target top-water trophy game fish with an option to also deep-water, vertical jig for big bottom fish. This trip is for serious fishermen as the ride offshore will take 2-3 hours. However, the bounty of the Gulf Stream can be very rewarding. TARGETED SPECIES: Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 ft Carolina Skiff for Backwater Fishing: Backwater 3 to 4 people max: Ok folks if you're looking for a light tackle experience this trip can be extremely fun. Enjoy a relaxing trip with Rigged and Ready Fishing Charters while we navigate the winding creeks and Lockwood Folly River looking for Flounder, Trout and Red Drum. At times this trip can take your breath away just by the views alone. Remember whether you are a Beginner or Seasoned pro we will take care of you. Half Day: 4 to 5 hours- $400 Full Day: 7 to 8 hours- $700
4-1-14 Gulf Stream Fishing Aboard The Rigged and Ready!!!!!!!Today we had an incredible adventure. We left the dock at 5am sharp and pointed the bow offshore in search of Wahoo some 78 miles from the dock!!! Our crew consisted of some very good fishermen and when it comes to fishing for Wahoo and Tuna it takes ( TEAM WORK). Our biggest fish came off the long line and absolutely blistered the line off the reel. One of the best runs I've heard in a awhile. Long story short it took 4 grown men taking turns to battle this one Wahoo. This fish had plans and he wasn't about to give up! The amazing part of this fish tale is he was only a mid 50 lb fish. All in all it was a great day and we were blessed with good weather and nice fish. Check out the pictures below