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Great Fishing at Wrightsville Beach and the Surrounding Areas

Capt. Richard Bennett
May 3, 2014
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hi Folks,

Time for a good fishing report. The waters have heated up into the high 60′s and like a light bulb the fish have turned on as well. I'll tell you what's biting below. Now here's my report:
INSHORE: Redfish, black drum, a few flounder are biting. Shrimp, cut bait and live bait on a carolina rig will get the job done.
NEAR SHORE: Bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and Atlantic bonito are biting hard from the beach out 5 miles. Clarkspoons and your favorite jigging spoon will catch you some. A few Spanish are running in the 5+ pound range and some chopper blues are around as well.
OFFSHORE: Some false albacore and more Atlantic bonito are biting. Any day now the kings will arrive.
GULFSTREAM: Good catches off wahoo and blackfin tuna are being reported.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: Around Wilmington, stripers are biting well. Further south in the river some nice flounder are biting along with reds and trout. Whiting are biting near the mouth of the river.
UPCOMING: Look for live bait to get plentiful and inshore fishing continuing to excel. The near shore Spanish bite should continue now right on into early fall. The bonito should stay around for another 2 weeks and possible longer. Kings should move in to 10 miles or less any day.
Until Next Time….

Capt. Rick Bennett

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