Fishing Reports from the Carolina Beach area

 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. […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – October 27, 2016

Carolina Beach – October 27, 2016

Wes, of Island Tackle, reports that inshore the speckled trout bite has picked up in the waterways and around the inlets. Use topwaters to connect with these fish, or soak a live shrimp under a popping cork. These are small drum, barely keeper-size, tearing up shrimp and artificials in the back bays. The flounder bite […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Carolina Beach – October 13, 2016

Carolina Beach – October 13, 2016

Red, at Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that inshore the trout, drum, and flounder have all been biting, with many of the flatfish weighing in around 4-5 lbs. Target all three species in the ICW with mullet and shrimp. The sheepshead bite has slowed, but those looking for the crustacean lovers should target them under […]

 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 […]

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