Fishing Reports

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Southport Winter 2004

Dave, of Ocean Crest Pier, reports that whiting was the hot bite earlier in November with fish hitting cut shrimp. Most weighed in from 1 to 2 lbs. There were several good spot runs this fall, and they were hitting the cut shrimp instead of bloodworms. Those trout fishing with live shrimp have been pulling […]

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Oceean Isle Winter 2004

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the grouper bite has been excellent in November. They have been targeting areas with 60′ to 80′ of water. The OI boats also did well with genuine red snapper, targeting them in water from 80′ to 100′ deep. However, the main bite for November has been king […]

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Topsail October 28, 2004

Chris, at East Coast Sports, reports that all of the area piers have been enjoying the spot runs, especially at night. All the piers are recording catches, with no single pier doing better than any other. He suggests trying Fishbites. During the day, the best bet is flounder or king fishing. You may also find […]

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Wrightsville Beach October 28, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports sailfish and wahoo in the gulf stream and a stray 68 lb. wahoo landed at 23 Mile Rock. King fishing is best just off the beach out to around 10 miles. Flounder are everywhere, with bigger fish in the inlet and on nearshore wrecks. Fish up to 7 lbs. have […]

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Carolina Beach October 28, 2004

Harry G, of Seagull Bait and Tackle, reports that the main player for pier fishermen has been spots. They’ve been running off and on for the past two weeks, with bloodworms as the main bait. Both piers have also seen an occasional king hook-up. From the surf, there have been lots and lots of blues. […]