Fishing Reports

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Southport August 12, 2004

Bobby, at Long Beach Pier, reports a very good speckled trout showing with fish running up to 4 lbs. this week. They are biting better early in the morning and are still preferring live shrimp. Some nice spots are being caught on the bottom with shrimp or worms. Spanish mackerel are around for the pluggers […]

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Topsail August 5, 2004

Chris, at East Coast Sports, reports that in the surf most areas only produced some mullet and a few flounder. Lee Island had tons and tons of reds on the north end. Use finger mullet and/or gold hopkins for the reds. Lee Island by far was the best action from the surf. Inshore, sheepshead are […]

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Wrightsville Beach August 5, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports that ocean conditions have prevented much offshore fishing, but things should turn on once the ocean calms. Nearshore the flounder bite continues on nearshore reefs, with smaller fish coming out of the inlets and creeks. Surf fishing has produced drum, whiting, and pompano on cut shrimp or sand fleas. Red […]

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Carolina Beach August 5, 2004

Capt. Dave Tilley, of Wild Rover II Charters, reports that offshore the king mackerel are scattered about with a few larger fish mixed in. Juveniles are everywhere. Finding a fish over 24 inches has been exception rather than the rule. Look around any of the major AR’s, and you should find fish. Dolphin are still […]

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Southport August 5, 2004

Tommy, at Long Beach Pier, reports okay fishing for the warm weather that is going on. Flounder were caught on live baits, but fish were running smaller than last week. The trout bite was good, with fish running up to 3 lbs. Whiting dominated the bottom catch, but there are also plenty of spots and […]