Fishing Reports

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Southport September 30, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports flounder are the main catch, with a 5 lb. 3 oz. fish being the biggest weighed in. The flounder are biting live finger mullet, which are running the surf. Whiting, black drum, and pompano are also biting well on sand fleas or shrimp. Only a few speckled trout have […]

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Ocean Isle September 30, 2004

Rhett, at Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports decent offshore fishing from mid to late September, with wahoo, small dolphin, big blackfin tuna, and kings near the Jungle. Water clarity is still less than 5 feet and winds are heinous offshore, but inshore the flounder are plentiful, as are puppy drum and black drum. Pompano and […]

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Ocean Isle September 16, 2004

Rhett, at Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that offshore action continues to be slow. This is due in large part to water visibility. Dive boats are reporting that in 40 to 75 feet of water they are only getting about 2 to 6 foot of visibility. Fish are out there, but they’re unable to spot […]

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Topsail September 16, 2004

Chris, at East Coast Sports, reports that all the piers have been catching some spots, but the strongest bite has been at Seaview Pier. They’re also seeing some mullet, pompano, flounder, and reds. In the surf from New River Inlet to Surf City, there are still lots of reds on the north end in the […]

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Wrightsville Beach September 16, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports that flounder are still biting very well in the inlets and along the nearshore reefs. Over-the-slot drum are being caught in the surf and along the jetty rocks as well. Speckled and gray trout are beginning to show inshore. There have also been some spots in the waterway. Bluefish are […]