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
Wrightsville Beach fishing has been Black Drum, Bluefish, Speckled and Grey Trout, Striped Bass , Red Drum, Sharks, Stingrays, Skates and Puffer Fish have all been biting well. The Atlantic Bonito and False Albacore should be showing up any minute with the 60 degree and rising water temps.
The Striped Bass are still fighting hard and the Red and Black Drum are schooled up in many places
Come cast artificial baits for Drum, Trout and Flounder in calm water. The marsh creeks and sounds have been producing good numbers of fish. Most of this kind of fishing is done quietly running the trolling motor and casting around the banks and structure where the fish feed. Just because the water is shallow does not mean the fish are small, some of these Drum 10-15 lb. over the slot fish.