July 2016 Holden Beach Fishing Report
5-24-17 END OF MAY FISHING REPORT.
This month has been really good for catching BIG bottom fish offshore. Grouper season opened May 1st and it's been on just about every time we get offshore.
The King Mackerel have made their annual migration up the beach from down south and there has been good action from near the beach to 15 miles offshore.
BIG SHARKS and Spanish Mackerel have been keeping our customers busy on the 1/2 day Nearshore trips.
Swing by and check out Rigged and Ready Bait and Tackle located in the Food Lion Shopping Center Holden Beach, North Carolina while your in town.
5-1-2017 The big Cobia and King Mackerel are cruising our Beaches.
Man o man has the fishing been great. If you want the opportunity to catch a trophy fish with out running way offshore then now is the time. 50lb Cobia and 30lb King Mackerel are very common this time of year. Call 910-448-3474 to get your day locked in. Don't wait or you might miss the bus????????
4-19-17 APRIL FISHING REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have truly been blessed over the last few weeks with great weather and fishing!
Gulf Stream fishing is getting better by the day. MONSTER Wahoo, Blackfin and Mahi are showing in good numbers.
FULL DAY trips are producing King Mackerel while we're trolling and the bottom fishing is always good. Big Black Bass, Snappers, Grunts, Grouper, Jacks.
3/4 and 1\2 Day offshore trips are also producing King Mackerel, Big Chopper Bluefish, and good numbers of bottom fish.
Don't hesitate to give us a call. I'll do everything I can to make sure your trip is a good one. We do book up fast so don't wait to long to call. 910-448-3474
Here's a few pics from the last couple weeks.
3-2-2017 Cheers to the beginning of the 2017 Charter Season!!!!
A lot has happened over the past 2 months. My wife and I traveled down to Florida and bought a new 34ft Venture for Rigged and Ready Charters. We invested a lot of money to make sure our clients are riding in comfort, style, and plenty of room for fishing. This beautiful boat has brand new state of the art electronics by Garmin. I'll be updating the rates/boats page on the website soon. This page will have all the info on the 34ft Venture.
Over the past week I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to run 4 days straight. The look on my clients face when they first see the new boat is absolutely priceless. I welcome YOU to give me a call and get on the books. WE BOOK UP SEVERAL WEEKS IN ADVANCE SO DON'T WAIT TO LONG.
CAPT. KEVIN SNEED 910-448-3474
11-18-16 BLACK FRIDAY SALE AT RIGGED AND READY BAIT AND TACKLE
?Getting ready for our "Thank You" sale starting Black Friday and going thru Dec 4th!! Rigged & Ready Bait & Tackle is the one stop shop for the anglers in your life. Great deals for Christmas shopping.....UP TO 50% off. Walls full of stocking stuffers too! It is our way of giving back to our community for making our 1st year a great one. Come check out our new "Fish Tales" outdoor/indoor wall mounts.....all hand carved, no two alike! Custom made knives by Daniel Tharp will make a great gift as well. Whether the Damascus Steel or the skinning knives made from 100 year old Cross cut blades these are beautifully hand crafted.
11-16-2016 Thanksgiving Backwater Fishing Special.
Book your Backwater trip over the next couple weeks and receive an extra hour of fishing time FREE. 4 HOUR RATE IS $395 plus 1 Free Hour of FISHING. The Speckled Trout fishing is on fire in the Backwaters of Holden Beach, N.C.
11-3-2016 Don't miss out on this Falls spectacular fishing.
All I can say is the fishing this fall has been extremely good. We are now gearing up for the fall speckled trout fishing in the backwaters of Holden Beach, North Carolina. If your looking for an enjoyable trip with a very knowledgeable Captain then give me a call 910-448-3474. Also visit us at Rigged and Ready Bait and Tackle located in the food lion shopping center in Holden Beach, North Carolina.
10-16-16 Monster Drum Everywhere.
I honestly thought that hurricane Matthew would mess the fishing up but it's been as good as it could possibly get. Most days were catching 20 plus Drum on a 1/2 day Nearshore Charter off of Holden Beach, NC.
Few openings this week. Call 910-448-3474
9-27-16 Nearshore Live Bait Action.
The fishing has been just about as good as it gets for this time of year. MONSTER King Mackerel and MONSTER Drum all with in sight if of land.
Enjoyed a great afternoon with my beautiful wife Kimber Leigh Sneed catching some nice King Mackerel using #shimanotorium30 #americanfishingwire #vmchooks #spro 35lb swivels.
9-21-16. Big King Mackerel Starting to Show Up.
?Fall fishing is here and it's getting really good. Landed some trophy fish this morning. Monster #reddrum and finished the day off with this nice #kingmackerel. Visit www.riggedandreadycharters.com and let's go catch some fish. #holdenbeach #northcarolina #fishing #olddrum #penn #shimano #teamriggedandready #huk #aftco
9-20-16. Fall Fishing is Here.
?Great morning catching Monster #reddrum. #holdenbeach #northcarolina #fishing #olddrum #penn #shimano #teamriggedandready
9-16-16. THE MONSTER DRUM ARE HERE.
We are now catching double digit numbers of Monster Bull Drum.
Great action this morning aboard the Rigged and Ready. Our largest fish was just over 45 inches. These fish are great fighters and really make for a good picture.
The King Mackerel are about to show up any day so don't wait to long to call and book your trip. We are booking up fast for October.
9-13-16 The Old Drum Have Arrived
?Fished hard today and landed this Giant #redfish in the last few minutes of the trip. #teamriggedandready #holdenbeach #northcarolina #fishing #pennspinfisher #uglystick www.riggedandreadycharters.com www.riggedandreadybaitandtackle.com
?Over the past week we have been SMOKING the FISH. Great action on light spinning tackle. These fish make hard runs and really give ya a good fight. We have openings this week and the weather looks beautiful. My cell # is 910-448-3474
8-27-16 Now is the time to land a Monster Spanish Mackerel!!!!!!!!
Over the past week we have been SMOKING the FISH. Great action on light spinning tackle. These fish make hard runs and really give ya a good fight. We openings this week and the weather looks beautiful. My cell # is 910-448-3474
?Live bait fishing for citation sized #spanishmackerel today aboard the Rigged & Ready. #penn #fenwick #spiderwire #vmchooks #mullet #americanfishingwire #pennclash3000 #holdenbeach
9-21-16. Citation Sized Spanish Mackerel on the Nearshore Reefs.
Whheeeeeewww. We've had a long hot summer with high water temperatures in the upper 80's to 90's. On top of that the bait fish have been nowhere to be found. That's making the fishing difficult but we are managing to pull out some really good days of fishing..
Over the past week or so the bait has started to show up and we're targeting Citation Sized Spanish Mackerel on the Nearshore Reefs. The Flounder also have been biting making our 1/2 day Nearshore Charters very Promising.
7-10-16 July is here and so are the BIG SHARKS!!!
Over the past couple weeks the SW wind has kept us from fishing in the ocean. When we do get out we've been catching Sharks in the 70 to 150lb class within 1 mile of the beach. A short 3 to 4 hr trip is perfect for this time of year.
We're also catching Flounder, Speckled Trout, Red and Black Drum in the Intracoastal water way.