Fishing Reports from the Carolina Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – April 27, 2017

Carolina Beach – April 27, 2017

Lewis, of Island Tackle, reports that anglers in the surf and on the pier are starting to connect with spanish mackerel, along with the chopper blues that are still around but are slowly dwindling. Cut bait and Gotcha plugs are the way to connect with both species. Those setting up a king rig from the […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – April 13, 2017

Carolina Beach – April 13, 2017

Wes, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that anglers inshore and in the river are connecting with a decent amount of black drum using fresh shrimp. Expect the fish to be smaller to just keeper size. The redfish are becoming active, more so in the river, and they are falling for artificials and MirrOlure MR18s. […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – March 23, 2017

Carolina Beach – March 23, 2017

Lewis, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that anglers in the surf are connecting with pufferfish and not much else, due to the rough conditions. Those heading to the river are connecting with red drum and black drum. Anglers can expect a lot of smaller rat reds, but many will be in-slot. Dead shrimp is […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – Winter 2016 – 2017

Carolina Beach – Winter 2016 – 2017

Red, of Island Tackle, reports that inshore anglers are connecting with a few stray sheepshead that are still in the area, and they are hitting live shrimp and fiddler crabs. Check for the sheeps around any area structure. Speckled trout is the most active inshore bite right now, and they can best be landed with […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – November 17, 2016

Carolina Beach – November 17, 2016

Red, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that the inshore trout bite has been the real focus of anglers, with specks taking live shrimp and artificials, such as Gulp and Z-Man. A few flounder have been caught on Gulp, with fish up to 10 lbs. reported. Anglers should target deep holes for the larger flatfish. […]

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