Inshore, Near Shore, Offshore: Good Fishing for Southeastern NC
Capt. Richard Bennett
May 18, 2012
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
Wet weather aside, fishing has been really good this week. The flounder bite and the red drum bite have been very good. Inshore, near shore, offshore and Gulfstream fishing have all been producing good catches. Now here is my report:
INSHORE: The flounder bite on live bait and artificials has been very good. The same can be said for reds. Generally, the flounder have been good on the rising tide and the reds have been good on the falling tide. Live bait near heavy structure and scented artificials have done very well. Best action has been in the inlets, the ICW and the river.
NEAR SHORE: Spanish mackerel continue to provide good action just off the beach. Bluefish are mixed in with the Spanish. Some kings have moved in real close and the cobia bite has begun.
OFFSHORE: Kings are running well in the 10 to 40 mile areas. Live bait, ballyhoo and cigar minnows are the preferred baits.
GULFSTREAM: The stream is producing very good catches of mahi. Some blackfin tuna are being caught and billfish action is heating up.
UPCOMING: Fishing is really taking off. If you like to catch it, with few exceptions, it is probably biting right now. We are in season now for sure and it is definitely time to go fishing. Please be sure to check out the Photo Page on my website for the latest in this year's catch; www.rodmancharters.com.
Until Next Time…LET"S GO FISHING!!!
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Capt. Rick Bennett
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