Fishing Reports

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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 […]

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Carolina Beach July 8, 2004

Kelly, at Cape Fear Marine and Tackle, reports that the kings seem to be right off the beach. Reports came in last week of king hook-ups right outside the Carolina Beach Inlet. The spanish fishing has slowed, but there are still a few being caught by trolling a spoon or using some type of jig. […]

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Southport July 8, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports a good week for flounder fishing with fish up to 4 lbs. 10 oz. They are taking live shrimp on the bottom or mullet minnows which are along the beach now. Speckled trout are still hitting live shrimp, but they will soon prefer the mullet. Sheepshead are on the […]

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Ocean Isle July 1, 2004

Graham, at Ocean Isle Beach Pier, reports that the water has been muddy, so the spots and the whiting have been the strongest bite. The water is clearing up, and when it does the pier enjoys catches of trout. The method for trout has been live shrimp out on float rigs. The pier lost a […]

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Topsail July 1, 2004

Chris, at East Coast Sports, reports that the piers are seeing some blues, spanish, mullet, and spots. Also of note, each pier reported at least one king caught this week. There have also been tarpon sightings, so look for tarpon season to move in soon. The surf fishing report is the same as last week. […]