Hot Weather Hot Fishing
Capt. Richard Bennett
July 28, 2017
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
It has been very hot for sometime and as we head toward August we know it will remain so for a while longer. Catching requires fishing deeper in hot weather so keep that in mind as you plan your next trip. Now here's my report:
INSHORE: Depending on where you are fishing, red drum and flounder are the primary players. Live bait and artificials will catch both at the right time and place. Sometimes that is hard to do...even for some of us so called professionals. I like the falling tide ...mostly.
NEAR SHORE: Again, Flounder and bull reds are your best choices; of course Spanish mackerel will provide food for those who like to troll. The AR's are holding some nice fish ready to bite jigs or live bait.
OFFSHORE: Kings are biting well from 5 to 25 miles out. Mahi are biting from 10-25 miles out.
GULF STREAM: Some wahoo and blackfin tuna, along with larger mahi are being caught. Relative slow time for the stream with the exceedingly hot water temps.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: When the tide rises and you get some clear water flounder, reds and trout are biting bait and artificials.
UPCOMING: Cooler weather I HOPE.
UNTIL NEXT TIME...LET'S GO FISHING!
Capt. Rick Bennett
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