Fishing Reports from the Wrightsville Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Wrightsville Beach – September 29, 2016

Wrightsville Beach – September 29, 2016

Matt, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that anglers fishing creeks on the mainland side of the waterway have been seeing sheepshead, black and red drum, flounder, and a few speckled trout. Fishing around docks and oyster bars with live bait has provided the most consistent action. The marsh is holding some schools of reds and scattered […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Wrightsville Beach – September 15, 2016

Wrightsville Beach – September 15, 2016

Matt, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that false albacore and spanish mackerel have been feeding heavily right off the beach. Most anglers have been able to find the fish by spotting birds or fish feeding on the surface, but the artificial reefs are also holding these fish. The spanish have mostly been on the smaller side […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Wrightsville Beach – September 1, 2016

Wrightsville Beach – September 1, 2016

Matt, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that red drum, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, bluefish, and ladyfish are rewarding inshore anglers. There has been good fishing for red and black drum around docks. Live mullet, mud minnows, or fiddler crabs have all been working well. Jigheads with a Gulp shrimp and jerk shads are getting bites, too, […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Wrightsville Beach – August 18, 2016

Wrightsville Beach – August 18, 2016

Matt, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that red drum are becoming more numerous for surf fishermen, particularly around the area inlets. Fresh cut bait on fish finder rigs has worked best. Anglers working close in the suds are connecting with nice numbers of flounder. Most of the fish have been throwbacks, but the occasional keeper has […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Wrightsville Beach – August 4, 2016

Wrightsville Beach – August 4, 2016

Matt, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that inshore fishing for red drum has been good. Individual fish and some small groups have been feeding along grass lines and near oyster bars in the marsh. The fish are requiring stealthy presentations, and they are quick to relocate once they are pressured. There are also groups of reds […]

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