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Early 2015 Good Fishing Inshore

Capt. Richard Bennett
April 17, 2015
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Hi Folks,

Brand new for the 2015 fishing season,first report: Just like last year, weather is playing a big part in the early fishing. Water temps have been slow to rise but have finally crested over the 60 degree mark and the fish are responding well. Here's hoping for and outstanding fishing year. Now here's my report:
INSHORE: Red drum and black drum are biting well on the falling tides. Cut bait or fresh shrimp will catch the fish. Best locations are the waterway docks, the creeks and the inlets.
NEAR SHORE: Blues in good numbers are around the inlets a high tide. Just off the beach you will find more blues, bonito and false albacore. Your favorite small jig is the best bait. Sight cast or jig on the bottom. Look for the Spanish to show up very soon.
OFFSHORE: It's the inbetween time for the offshore waters. The kings are still 40+ miles out. Bottom fishing has been good 20 to 40 miles out.
GULF STREAM: Good catches of wahoo and blackfin tuna have been reported. Some mahi are also being taken. Deep water jigging has been producing African pompano and amberjack.
CAPE FEAR: In the lower river whiting have been biting fresh shrimp. Trout are doing well on artificials and reds are biting swim baits.
UPCOMING: We're off to a good start. Look for the big Spanish to show up first any day now. And the smaller flounder will be moving in soon. In a couple of weeks the action should be fast and furious!
Until next time let's go fishing!!!

Capt. Rick Bennett

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