August Fishing Wrightsville Beach NC
Capt. Richard Bennett
August 23, 2013
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well after several stable days of sun and light winds, the weather changed to rain and more rain. Prior to the rains, fishing was pretty good for August. After the rains, it remains to be seen. Sometimes heavy rain hurts fishing and sometimes it works out OK. Personally, I am waiting anxiously for fall. Please be sure to note the "UPCOMING" section for important news. Now here is my report:
INSHORE: Reds and flounder are biting the inshore waters. Reds are biting on the falling tide on bait, live or dead and on artificials; top water early in the morning is working well. Flounder are biting on the incoming tide and live bait is working best.
NEAR SHORE: Spanish mackerel are playing hide and seek; biting strong one day and hard to find the next. Deeper water usually equals better results. There is a real good flounder bite at the near shore reefs. Live bait and jigging are getting good results.
OFFSHORE: King mackerel and some mahi and even an occasional sailfish are biting from 5 to 25 miles out. Live bait seems to be working best although trolling ballyhoo will get the job done. The larger kings are on slow trolled live bait.
GULFSTREAM: Some wahoo , some blackfin and mahi make up the stream action. Of course the summer billfish are around as well.
UPCOMING: As most of you know, my reports this year have more and more sporadic. Some of this is because the fishing has been a touch off this year (duh), and some of it is because of the change is the direction of my business. I am actually building and repairing more rods this year for customers than I am fishing. Given the increase in the custom rod business, at the end of this year I will cease sending out the 1500 plus reports I have been doing. Instead, I will, on a more regular basis, be posting reports to my website, www.rod-man.com, in the fishing report section, www.rod-man.com/fishingreports/. While I am not technically sure of how it works, I am told that if you click on the Entries(RSS) at the bottom of the reports page and follow the directions, when I post a report it will come right to you email. This would seem beneficial and a win-win situation. I will continue to provide this info thru November.
So, until next time...LET'S GO FISHING!!!
"Fishing is Our Business"
Capt. Rick Bennett
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