Fishing Reports from the Carolina Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – September 29, 2016

Carolina Beach – September 29, 2016

Wes, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that inshore anglers are connecting with red drum of all sizes, from under-slot fish to 40”+. Cut bait seems to be the best for hooking the fish, although live bait will work just as well. The flounder bite has slowed, but there are still some keeper fish being […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – September 15, 2016

Carolina Beach – September 15, 2016

Red, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that anglers trolling offshore are hooking small blackfin, wahoo, mahi, and the occasional sailfish. Troll skirted ballyhoo, cigar minnows, and live menhaden on the downrigger when looking for bites. Bottom fishermen have been connecting with black sea bass, grouper, triggerfish, and beeliners. Nearshore (10 miles out), anglers are […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – September 1, 2016

Carolina Beach – September 1, 2016

Lewis, of Island Tackle, reports that river fishing has been strong, where anglers can expect to connect with flounder and red drum. Use live bait (such as mullet) on Carolina rigs to target these fish. The reds are slot to over-slot, and larger doormats are starting to be weighed in. Black drum and sheepshead are […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – August 18, 2016

Carolina Beach – August 18, 2016

Cody, of Island Tackle, reports that the river has been producing a variety of fish, including flounder, red drum, and a few speckled trout. Live minnows or mullet are the key to hooking these fish. Around pilings and under Snow’s Cut Bridge, anglers fishing with sand fleas and fiddler crabs are connecting with black drum […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – August 4, 2016

Carolina Beach – August 4, 2016

Cody, of Island Tackle, reports that the inshore bite has been the best in the river. Flounder, redfish, and black drum have all been landed in the Cape Fear. The flounder have mostly been small, with a few keepers and citations mixed in. Target the flatfish with live mullet on a Carolina rig (or live […]

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