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August 14, 2014

Ping Lee with a scamp grouper that inhaled a cigar minnow at some bottom structure 50 miles off Shallotte Inlet in 100' of water.

Ping Lee with a scamp grouper that inhaled a cigar minnow at some bottom structure 50 miles off Shallotte Inlet in 100′ of water.

Most Recent Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports, Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches – August 14, 2014

Betty, of TW’s Tackle, reports that surf and pier anglers continue to catch a mixed bag of panfish including spot, croaker, and sea mullet while baiting bottom rigs with shrimp and bloodworms. Anglers are also picking up a few flounder and slot-sized red drum from the beaches. A 71 lb. cobia was also landed from […]

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Fishing Reports, Hatteras/Ocracoke

Hatteras – August 14, 2014

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that anglers are hooking spanish mackerel and bluefish while working metal casting lures from the beach and while wading around Oregon Inlet. Panfish like sea mullet, spot, and croaker are making up the majority of the surf catch, and they’re biting shrimp and bloodworms. Anglers are still hooking some slot […]

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Fishing Reports, Pamlico

Pamlico – August 14, 2014

Dave, of Knee Deep Custom Charters, reports that anglers are still seeing some solid slot and over-slot puppy drum action in the lower Neuse River near Oriental. The fish are feeding along the river shorelines. They’re striking D.O.A. soft plastics pinned to jigheads and under popping corks, as well as live baits on Carolina rigs. […]

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Fishing Reports, Morehead City/Atlantic Beach

Morehead City – August 14, 2014

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that despite the dirty water, anglers are still hooking some spanish mackerel while trolling Clarkspoons off Beaufort Inlet, with the best action in the shipping channel last week. A few larger spanish mackerel are taking an interest in live baits around nearshore structure like AR-315. Flounder are still feeding […]

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Fishing Reports, Swansboro/Emerald Isle

Swansboro – August 14, 2014

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are still seeing plenty of red drum action in the local marshes, but the fish remain scattered so anglers should stay on the move until they find some active fish. The best action lately has been taking place around the bays and flats near Bogue and Bear […]

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Fishing Reports, Topsail/Sneads Ferry

Topsail – August 14, 2014

D.J., of East Coast Sports, reports that there’s been an excellent speckled trout bite in the New River in recent days, and anglers are fooling the fish on topwater plugs, suspending hard baits like MirrOlure MR17’s, soft plastics, and live baits. Red and black drum are feeding along the ICW, on the flats, and around […]

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Fishing Reports, Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach – August 14, 2014

Arlen, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that anglers continue to see some excellent flounder action inshore in the area, and it may have gotten even better after all the rain the past few weeks. The best bite has been in creeks and around structure near the inlets, and anglers are fooling the flatfish with live baits […]

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Fishing Reports, Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach – August 14, 2014

Daniel, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that anglers are still seeing some solid speckled trout action in the lower Cape Fear River, with most of the fish feeding around grass islands, oyster rocks, and structure like docks. Anglers are fooling the specks with topwater plugs, suspending lures, soft plastics, and live baits fished under […]

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Fishing Reports, Southport/Oak Island

Southport – August 14, 2014

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder bite keep getting better, and anglers are hooking big numbers (and fish to 8+ lbs.) around the Southport waterfront, Bald Head Island, Caswell Beach, and other known flatfish hotspots in the area. Live menhaden and finger mullet are fooling most of the fish, but anglers […]

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Fishing Reports, Ocean Isle/Holden Beach

Ocean Isle – August 14, 2014

Kevin, of Rigged and Ready Charters, reports that anglers are seeing some excellent offshore action when the weather lets them get out to the 100’ depths and deeper. Bottom fishing around structure in that range is producing action with gag and scamp grouper, amberjacks, triggerfish, beeliners, sea bass, and other tasty smaller fish. Live baits […]

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Fishing Reports, North Myrtle Beach/Little River

North Myrtle – August 14, 2014

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are connecting with a bit of everything inshore around Little River right now.; Red drum are feeding in Bonaparte Creek and the nearby shallows, as well as at ICW structure like docks and the Sunset Beach Bridge. Live and cut finger mullet have been the best […]

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