The Inshore Journal

The Inshore Journal is centered around light-tackle saltwater fishing. Join Capt Rennie Clark and Will Lear as they talk redfish, trout, flounder, and anything else that can be caught inshore or nearshore. We also do product reviews, talk with Captains, and more!
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Jan 4, 2018

Hey guys Will and I are on the road to Texas.  Join us for an update on the way down to Rockport, Texas.  We are recording on the road on the way to our destination.  The sound quality is not our normal studio quality but good for doing 80 plus mph down the highway with all of the road noise.  

Jan 1, 2018

Join us as Elite Redfish Pro Josh Gregory joins us from the state of Texas.  Josh talks hog hunting and tournament fishing in this episode.  We split our interview with Josh in two parts, so join us next week as well to hear Part 2.  

Dec 25, 2017

Captain Rennie Clark and Will Lear talk to Capt Alex Pennecamp about fishing Charleston, SC and tournament fishing.  Join us as Alex talks about fishing the greater Charleston area from inshore on the flats to sight fishing bull reds off the beach.  We also talk about the upcoming tournament season and fishing the Elite Redfish Series Open in Hopedale, Louisiana in 2018.

Dec 18, 2017

Join Capt Rennie Clark Jr and Will Lear as they discuss the dark side of tournament fishing with Jonathan Halker and Hunter Griffith.  Listen to these guys tell us what happened to them in the last Southern Redfish Cup event in Hilton Head Island, SC and how they overcame unsportsman like conduct by two teams and ended up nearly winning the event with a 2nd place finish.  They also discuss the wide variety of sport fish that inhabit their area and the awesome sight fishing they have there.  You do not want to miss this one!

Dec 11, 2017

Will and I discuss fishing and catching up since our last episode in June 2017.  

Dec 8, 2017

We're back in the studio, with new content coming your way soon!  Stay Tuned!

Jun 12, 2017

This episode we're wrapping up the Carolina Redfish Elite event that was held in Morehead City, NC.  It was a great 2-day event with challenging fishing! 

May 8, 2017

As promised on our last episode, this episode is dedicated to answering questions that are coming directly from you guys!  We had a great response and a ton of great questions come in so this will be the first listeners choice show, with more to come in the future!  With that being said, keep the questions coming in and we will do our best to answer any and all! 

Apr 24, 2017

It's been a wild couple of weeks here in Southeastern NC.  Big Chopper bluefish have invaded our coastline and inshore waters.  We've also had some good king mackerel action nearshore which has really got spring fishing kicked off with a bang! 

Apr 17, 2017

We are joined by the winners of the IFA Redfish Tour event that was held in Beaufort, SC on April 8th, 2017, Capt. James Moore and Capt. Bruce Draper.  This was James' and Bruce's very first time fishing a tournament together and they knocked it out of the park on their first go at it.  Stay tuned for continued coverage of upcoming IFA events!

Apr 10, 2017

This is part 2 of a 2 part series with Capt. Bryan Goodwin of Native Guide Service and DownEast Outdoors.  Capt Bryan has been fishing the waters of the Southern Outer Banks of NC for over 30 years.  He is an 8th Generation waterman and guide, specializing in light tackle fishing.  In this episode, we shift focus from Bryan's guide service, over to DownEast Outdoors TV, his television show.  Bryan has some really good stuff coming up and we are excited to share it with everyone!  Be sure to check out both of his websites and 

Apr 3, 2017

This is part 1 of a 2 part series with Capt. Bryan Goodwin of Native Guide Service and DownEast Outdoors.  Capt Bryan has been fishing the waters of the Southern Outer Banks of NC for over 30 years.  He is an 8th Generation waterman and guide, specializing in light tackle fishing.  In this episode, Bryan gives us some insight into his guide business and fishing in his home waters.  Part 2 will shift focus over to his TV show DownEast Outdoors.  Be sure to check out both of his websites and

Mar 31, 2017

Capt. Rennie just got back from Louisiana where he competed against the top redfish anglers in the country on the opening event for the Elite Redfish Series Eastern Division.  This tournament is a single angler format; anglers compete on Friday and Saturday, with the top five going on to fish the shootout on Sunday.  Be sure to check out for a full recap and more upcoming events.

Mar 24, 2017

Polarized sunglasses are one of the most important things in your fishing arsenal and there are lenses for nearly every type of situation.  On this quick episode, we discuss and compare a few of our personal sunglasses from Costa Del Mar and Revo.  Hopefully this info will help the next time you are in the market for a new pair!

Mar 17, 2017

As promised on our last podcast, this is a quick discussion of using spoons to target redfish.  Be sure to check out YouTube for the accompanying video.  Available in many different colors and styles, spoons are a very versatile and highly effective way of fishing for a wide range of species.  Stay tuned for more video footage both YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram!

Mar 13, 2017

It's been a wild weather week here in Southeastern NC and fishing is starting to heat up!  This week we catch up on what's been going on and then touch on a couple of our favorite ways to fish for inshore species...Topwater and Spoons.  Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for even more content!

Mar 10, 2017

It's been a busy week so we decided to just do a short product review on this unique tool that Capt Rennie found at last year's iCast.  Be sure to check out their website at and also head over to our YouTube channel (The Inshore Journal) to see the video version of this podcast.  Thanks and we'll see you Monday morning with a brand new full-length episode!

Mar 3, 2017

On this episode, we share some tips and techniques of nearshore jigging, as well as a quick political review of issues that are affecting the inshore fishery of North Carolina.  Be sure to check out the video on The Inshore Journal channel on YouTube! 

Feb 27, 2017

Capt. Barnie White is one of the top Professional Redfish anglers in the Country and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fishing on the Gulf Coast. Be sure to follow Barnie as he competes in the 2017 Elite Redfish Tour alongside our very own Capt Ren. If you are in the area of the Alabama coast, get in touch with Capt Barnie and experience all that area has to offer!

Feb 24, 2017

On this episode we discuss Category 5 soft plastic baits, as well as proper rigging for a weedless presentation.  Take a look at the whole Category 5 product line at  These baits are not only unique, they are highly effective for all inshore species!  Be sure to watch the video on The Inshore Journal's YouTube Channel!

Feb 20, 2017

We are joined by the owner of Southern Redfish Cup, Jeff Walsh, and the 2016 Championship winner and Team of the Year winner, Ashley Lowder.  It was a great 2016 for the Southern Redfish Cup and 2017 is going to be even better! 

Feb 13, 2017

This episode is Part 2, continued from Ep. 3.  We talk a little about our personal boats and then recap Will's best catch of 2016.  Remember to join us for new episodes every Monday and Thursday! 

Feb 9, 2017

Capt. Rennie checks in from Charleston, SC, as he has been pre-fishing for the Southern Redfish Cup Championship and Will gives his report on the Striper bite in the Cape Fear River for the week.  This is the weekly quick report, thanks for tuning in as always and check back for new full length episodes every Monday!

Feb 6, 2017

This episode is Part 1 of a two part show.  We begin by recapping a little of what was going on down in Charleston, SC at the Charleston Boat Show.  We'll then catch up with Capt. Stephen Fields in a live interview directly from the show. 

Feb 2, 2017

Capt Rennie and Will give a quick report of what's been going on over the past week in Southeastern North Carolina.  Fishing reports will be uploaded on a weekly basis as a supplement to our regularly scheduled releases.  Tight Lines!

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