Drying Out Wrightsville and Carolina Beach
Capt. Richard Bennett
May 31, 2012
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
We are drying today in Southeast NC after a much needed 3+ inches of rain courtesy of Beryl. While the rain is much needed, the fishing may suffer for a few days while the salinity returns to the inshore waters and the clarity returns to the ocean waters.
Now here's my report:
INSHORE: Prior to the storm we were having a good bite of flounder in the inlets and the river. Redfish have been biting most everywhere. Live bait seems to be best, but artificials will produce as well in the right locations.
NEAR SHORE: Bluefish, Spanish mackerel and some chopper blues are patrolling the beach.
OFFSHORE: Kings, amberjack and a few cobia are in the 10-25 mile areas. Live bait as well as dead bait seem to be producing.
GULFSTREAM: Bad weather +no reports.
UPCOMING: As soon as things settle down a bit expect the inshore flounder and red bite to heat back up. It will not be long until the mahi show up closer to shore. For you fly fishing enthusiasts, I have one of the best flats boat guides in the area ready to take you on a trip to sight fish for tailing reds!
Until next time…LET'S GO FISHING!!!
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Capt. Rick Bennett
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