Fishing Reports

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Carolina Beach – May 24, 2018

Carolina Beach – May 24, 2018

Redd, of Island Tackle, reports that fishing at the Gulf Stream remains steady, with good numbers of mahi, some smaller wahoo, blackfin tuna, and a few sailfish. Skirted ballyhoo has done the trick for most of these fish. Around the 30 mile area, bottom fishing has been hot for scamp and gag grouper, snappers, beeliners, […]

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Southport – May 10, 2018

Southport – May 10, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the whiting are still biting well, especially behind Bald Head Island. Fresh shrimp remains the top bait for these fish. Some chopper bluefish are being landed in the surf, and they’re falling for cut bait as well as shrimp. There have been a few flounder reported, […]

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Topsail – May 10, 2018

Topsail – May 10, 2018

Chris, of East Coast Sports, reports that speckled trout and red drum are readily biting inshore, especially in the mouths of creeks. A few big chopper blues have been mixed in as well, and topwater fishing is the way to go if you want to target the big blues specifically. As for surf and pier, […]

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Pamlico – May 10, 2018

Pamlico – May 10, 2018

Donald, of Custom Marine Fabrication, reports that topwater fishing for striped bass has been the main target for area anglers. Walk-the-dog style baits are getting these schools to bite early in the mornings and at last light. Mid-day, anglers have switched their methods to target the deeper holes with artificial eels on wobblehead jigs and […]

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Ocean Isle – May 10, 2018

Ocean Isle – May 10, 2018

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the flounder bite is hot. Great numbers of fish are being seen, and although many are small, several keepers have been mixed in. Mud minnows on Carolina rigs have proved the most successful, but jig heads tipped with Gulp swimming mullet in the pearl color have also […]