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Slow Trolling For King Mackerel

Capt. Michael Dennis
July 4, 2020
Southport - Saltwater Fishing Report

I began the morning catching live menhaden in front of the Oak Island Lighthouse, the bait was scattered but finally was able to net enough to fill the Livewell. Headed to Yaupon Reef to slow troll for King Mackerel, several boats were already fishing, it was a pretty nice day. I put out four rods a short line just beyond the motor, long line way back two lines off each side about 100'back.
The two young girls were complaining of nausea after just a few minutes of fishing, with no action the father said to call it, I pulled the motor out of gear cranked in the short line when the long line screamed out it was a King Mackerel running hard. Jim picked up the rod and I coached him through the catch. His first King was a really exciting time for him, we headed in then for some inshore fishing.

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Southport Fishing Forecast:

King Mackerel will move right on to the beaches around our inlets.

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Fishing out of Carolina Beach, N.C, Capt. Mike Dennis offers inshore & nearshore fishing charters.Light tackle live bait fishing for king mackerel, cobia, sailfish, tarpon, red drum, speckle trout and flounder.

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Cape Fear Guide
210 Peninsula Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Phone: 910-619-0928
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