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Early Summer Fishing is On!

Capt. Richard Bennett
June 25, 2016
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hi Folks,
The heat is on! Fishing is good to great depending on what day it is. Just about everything is biting, just not all at once. A bit less wind would be nice. Water temps in the low 80's and plenty of bait around.
Now here's my report:
INSHORE: Flounder are good size but an bit spotty. As mentioned one day the bite is good, the next not so much. Live bait on a carolina rig is best. Reds are cruising around and can be caught mostly on the falling tide. Sheepshead are biting at the bridges,

NEAR SHORE: We have had a banner year for cobia just off the beach. The spanish have been pretty constant with some blues mixed in the bite.

OFFSHORE: Good bites of king on live or dead bait from 8 miles to 25 miles. Mahi are biting from 15 to 30 miles out.

GULF STREAM: The stream is a little rough right now but mahi and blackfin are biting when you can get out there. Bill fish are also around.

CAPE FEAR RIVER: Pretty good bite of flounder, reds and trout in the river. Live bait and artificials are getting the job done.

UPCOMING: Look for big flounder to move just off the beach to the artificial reefs. Jigging with bucktails and drifting live bait will bring home some nice fish.

Capt. Rick Bennett

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