Capt. Richard Bennett
August 5, 2016
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
Sorry it has been so long since my last report. I have been happily busy with building and repairing fishing rods for customers...mixed in with a few fishing trips. The weather has been hot hot hot and on some days so have the fish. Now here's my report:
Inshore: There have been nicr catches of reds and flounder inshore, mostly on bait, but some artificial action is happening too. The falling tide seems to be working best.
Near Shore: Spanish macks and some small kings are keeping trollers busy. We are having a good flounder bite on the near shore artificial reefs. Some bull drum are mixed in on the reefs.
Offshore: Good mahi action with kings and barracuda mixed in the 20 mile plus areas. Live bait, ballyhoo or cigar minnows...choose your weapon.
Gulfstream: Some wahoo, lots of mahi and good numbers of billfish are there for those who venture far out.
Cape Fear River: Good fishing for reds, flounder and trout is happening in the river.
Upcoming: Don't know about you but I am looking forward to some cooler weather. In this haet look for fish to be deeper and you need to slow your lures and baits down.
Until Next Time...LET'S GO FISHING!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett
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