Fishing Reports from the Carolina Beach area

 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 […]

 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 […]