The Trout are here!! The bite is getting better everyday. Live bait, mullet and shrimp have been fooling them well but, they are also slamming artificial baits including topwater baits. The Red Drum are still chewing in the inshore area around structure. The Spanish Mackerel haven’t been bothered by the storms that have come through, and are biting well.
Live and artificial baits are bring these “inshore grand slam species” to the landing net well in the Wrightsville Beach area.
The Flounder and Drum are biting live, cut and, artificial baits. They have been hanging around inshore structure. The Blues, Mackerel, Cobia, Albacore and Tarpon are going for sight casted artificial baits. If you can get a live Bluefish or Menhaden around the Cobia and Tarpon it is an instant hook up.
Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charters
Happy fourth of July Weekend! The Red Drum and Flounder are biting good in the ocean and sound areas, most on live bait but, the artificial bait savy folks are getting both species on artificial baits as well. The Spanish Mackerel are biting well just off Wrightsville Beach casting and trolling. The Black Tip Sharks , Dusky’s and Hammer Heads have been biting well also. The big Cobia are still patrolling the area, most are in the 30-50# range.
This El nino year has produced much higher than average water temperature which has brought in massive schools of bait fish with the King Mackerel, Atlantic Bonito, False Albacore, Large Spanish Mackerel and nice sized Bluefish chasing them all over the 1-5 mile range off Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Topsail Island. We have been catching these fish using a variety of light tackle tactics. Feel free to give me a call for a reel time report at 910-231-6133
The Speckled Trout are still biting well. Along with the Striped Bass and Red Drum all on artificial baits. Tou-tog, Sheephead and Black Drum have been going for cut bait. Plenty of fish in the Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington areas.
The Speck’s are still biting well and increasing in size 3-4 pound range, mixed in with 14-15 inch keepers.
The Big King Have been cruising just off Wrightsville Beach. We are fighting these fish on #30 test line,
Nice Fall King
using cigar minnows and live bait lots of fun and fileted fish!
The folks on my boat have been catching high numbers on a variety of artificial baits around Wrightsville Beach/ Wilmington area. The Red Drum are still consistently biting, False albacore are still giving reel smoking fights and the Bluefish are still providing instant fish fry’s. I still have days open this month and this is one of the better fall’s I have seen in the last seven or eight years. I had to photo these Trout on the deck of the boat so nobody can find my spot.
Some years they come through some years the don’t but they here now! Big Atlantic Bonito and big Blue Fish are biting very well easy to catch trolling or casting, the are so close in I can offer 1/2 day charters on a fish that minimally requires a 3/4 or full-day . Fun fishing and full coolers.
Capt. Cord Hieronymus