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Wrightsville Beach Shallow Water Sight fishing

Capt. Allen Cain
July 20, 2011
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

The sightfishing around Wilmington NC has been nothing short of awesome this summer. Most people believe that fishing slows down in the summer due to the hot weather and water temperatures, but I find this not to be true for redfish. With the right tide and a quiet approach to the school of fish they will eat flies and other artificial lures even on the hottest days. Over the last few weeks we have been catching lots of red drum with some flounder and ladyfish mixed in all on artificial lures. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a large school of fish in shallow water chase down a topwater plug or fly and eat it. Many of these redfish have been tailing in water less than 8 inches deep on sand and mud flats and provide great opportunities for the fly caster. Along with the schools of redfish there are lots of sheepshead, flounder, and sharks around inshore. We have been seeing many of the sharks up on the flats and they make great targets on light tackle. We even had a small shark eat a topwater plug last week. Most of the sharks are on the small side but we have seen a few up to 5-6 feet lately in less than 3 feet of water. From Topsail Island to the Cape Fear River, summertime fishing is in full swing.

To view some recent photos visit my blog at http://sightfishnc.blogspot.com/

Capt. Allen Cain

Target Species:

Red drum, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, and ladyfish

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Sightfish NC is a Fly and Light Tackle Guide Service specializing in shallow water sight fishing for red drum. We also target speckled trout, flounder, black drum, ladyfish, and sharks. Captain Allen fishes the waters of Topsail Island, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Bald Head Island, and Southport. Whether you are new to saltwater fishing or are a seasoned fly angler I invite you to come experience what the Cape Fear Coast has to offer.

Contact Info:

Sightfish NC
6211 Wrightsville Avenue Unit 128
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 336-613-2975
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