Fishing Reports from the Carolina Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – July 21, 2016

Carolina Beach – July 21, 2016

Cody, of Island Tackle, reports that inshore the red drum have been hanging out around the rock wall in Fort Fisher, as well as in the waterway. Anglers can target these fish (the majority of them 27” and up) with finger mullet or soft plastics. Flounder are also around the same rocks along the river […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – July 7, 2016

Carolina Beach – July 7, 2016

Cody, of Island Tackle, reports the red drum are biting back in the bays. Most anglers are connecting with the mid to upper-slot fish using a DOA or Gulp shrimp under a popping cork, with the fish also falling for live mud minnows and shrimp. Anglers looking to target speckled trout and flounder can use […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – June 23, 2016

Carolina Beach – June 23, 2016

Red, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that red drum have become more active in the lower Cape Fear River, and anglers are connecting with them using MirrOlures and plastics, such as Saltwater Assassins. Live bait on a Carolina rig will tempt flounder in the same areas. The fish can be found from Snow’s Cut […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – June 9, 2016

Carolina Beach – June 9, 2016

Cody, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that the flounder bite is heating up in the Cape Fear River. Many fish have been close to the 5 lb. mark, and none of the fish weighed in recently from the river have been under the 3 lb. mark. The fish are falling for live pogies on […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – May 26, 2016

Carolina Beach – May 26, 2016

Cody, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that the flounder fishing around Snow’s Cut and in the river has been heating up with many fish up to 5 lbs. being caught. Schools of pogies have been thick in these areas and have been the bait of choice for the flatfish. Red drum are being caught […]

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