Fishing Reports

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Northern Beaches – Winter 2019-2020

Northern Beaches – Winter 2019-2020

Betty, of TW’s Bait and Tackle, reports that the northern beaches are seeing good numbers of dogfish and skates being caught by anglers fishing Carolina-rigged cut mullet. Some slot-sized red drum are mixed in, and the reds are hitting the same cut mullet. Black drum and sea mullet are being brought in from the deeper […]

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North Myrtle Beach/Little River – Winter 2019-2020

North Myrtle Beach/Little River – Winter 2019-2020

Patrick, of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters, reports that inshore surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand have dropped into the lower 60s, but the typically clean cold water is still murky. This is one of the best times of year to fish in the Little River area, and it’s a no-brainer […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – Winter 2019-2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – Winter 2019-2020

Richard, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are catching good numbers of speckled trout in deeper holes along the area’s beaches. Soft plastics are the most productive, but a few trout are being caught with bottom-rigged shrimp. Blowtoads, sea mullet, and black drum are all hitting shrimp fished on bottom rigs. The slough […]

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Wrightsville Beach – Winter 2019-2020

Wrightsville Beach – Winter 2019-2020

Matt, of Tex’s Tackle, reports with water temperatures dipping into the mid-50s, fishing inshore has started to take on much more of a winter-like pattern. Schools of undersize to mid-slot red and black drum have started to school up back in the marshes and creeks. The fish will spend some time on open flats, especially […]

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Southport/Oak Island – Winter 2019-2020

Southport/Oak Island – Winter 2019-2020

Annette, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers working the surf zone have found solid numbers of whiting. Fresh cut shrimp and Fishbites, specifically bloodworm and shrimp, on a bottom rig have been doing the trick. Anglers tossing cut mullet have also picked up a bonus red drum or two. Inshore, speckled trout […]

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