Fishing Reports from the Wrightsville Beach area

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Wrightsville Beach August 26, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports that the Masonboro jetties have been producing slot-size red drum, with a few over-the-slot fish and some flounder mixed in. Live or cut baits have been getting the most bites. Bluefish and spanish mackerel are also outside the jetties, with the spanish in the cleaner water. The surf is producing […]

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Wrightsville Beach August 19, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports that there were good catches of flounder and drum in the waterway and inlets up until Charley. As soon as the water settles, the fishing should continue to be good. Try to find some cleaner water and bait, and there should be fish around. Surf fishing should be good this […]

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Wrightsville Beach August 12, 2004

Dickie, at Tidal Market, reports a good spanish mackerel and small king bite right along the beach with few bigger kings on the near shore reefs. Dolphin are mixed in from 10+ miles, but they are very small. No report from the river, but the drum, flounder, and trout bite should continue to be good. […]

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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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Wrightsville Beach July 29, 2004

Tex, at Tex’s Tackle, reports a 49 lb. king mackerel was caught on a live pinfish off the Liberty Ship just off Wrightsville Beach. The kings are thicker on out 10+ miles, and they prefer live baits like cigar minnows or menhaden. Dolphin in the 5 to 12 lb. range are scattered around the reefs […]