Fishing Reports from the Wrightsville Beach area

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Wrightsville Beach August 5, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports that ocean conditions have prevented much offshore fishing, but things should turn on once the ocean calms. Nearshore the flounder bite continues on nearshore reefs, with smaller fish coming out of the inlets and creeks. Surf fishing has produced drum, whiting, and pompano on cut shrimp or sand fleas. Red […]

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Wrightsville Beach July 29, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports a 49 lb. king mackerel was caught on a live pinfish off the Liberty Ship just off Wrightsville Beach. The kings are thicker on out 10+ miles, and they prefer live baits like cigar minnows or menhaden. Dolphin in the 5 to 12 lb. range are scattered around the reefs […]

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Wrightsville Beach July 22, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports king mackerel from the 5 Mile Boxcars to 10 Mile Rocks on out to the 30/30. Out at the 23 Mile Rock, there are catches of small dolphin, kings, barracuda, sailfish, and a few grouper. Not much to report from the gulf stream. Amberjacks are around the Dredge Wreck hitting […]

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Wrightsville Beach July 15, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports that the spanish fishing has been good over the past week. There’s plenty to be caught, and he’s also seen some larger sized ones caught. The bigger ones, going from 3 to 5 lbs., are being caught on live bait. The pompano are showing up in the surf off of […]

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Wrightsville Beach July 8, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports that spanish mackerel are very thick off Masonboro. The bigger spanish are mixed in with small kings at Dallas Rocks. Tarpon are cruising along the beaches, with fish spotted by those fishing the jetties. Sailfish are scattered in the 10 mile range and are mostly hitting ballyhoo. Dolphin are mixed […]