Fishing Reports

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Carolina Beach – May 11, 2017

Carolina Beach – May 11, 2017

Lewis, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that surf anglers have been struggling for a bite, with bluefish landed, and some black and red drum also on the south end. The spanish mackerel and cobia have arrived, with anglers connecting with both within 5 miles of the beach.   Christian, of Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters, […]

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Northern Beaches -May 11, 2017

Northern Beaches -May 11, 2017

Betty, of TW’s Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers in the surf are connecting with puppy drum in Buxton down to Cape Point. Bluefish are still being caught up and down the coast, all the way up into Kill Devil Hills. Some of the catches still include citation-sized fish. Anglers in Frisco are connecting with […]

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Swansboro – May 11, 2017

Swansboro – May 11, 2017

James, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that cobia are off the beach to about 3 miles out. Anglers can target them on bucktails, cobia jigs, and live bait. Look for the fish around bait balls. Spanish mackerel have shown up on the beach, especially south, and anglers can troll Clarkspoons or cast Gotcha plugs to […]

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Southport – May 11, 2017

Southport – May 11, 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the speckled trout, flounder, and red drum bite in the backwaters is picking up. Those wanting to target the speckled trout should use mud minnows on a Carolina rig, or throw MirrOlure MR14s and MR17s. Artificials like Gulp are working on the fish, too, as are slow […]

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North Myrtle – May 11, 2017

North Myrtle – May 11, 2017

Patrick, of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters, reports that the trout have been active and are hitting artificials like topwater plugs, MirrOlures, and Vudu and Gulp shrimp under a popping cork. Anglers should target ledges and drop-offs around the waterways, in depths of 5-13’. The rat reds are around, and anglers are connecting with fish in […]