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Hot 4th of July Fishing Around Wrightsville Beach!

Capt. Richard Bennett
June 29, 2010
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hi Folks and an early Happy July 4!
The weather is hot; guess that is a BGO (Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious). Fishing has been pretty hot as well. From 6 pound flounder to 27 inch reds inshore and 3+ pound spanish near shore to nice kings and mahi a little further out, fishing has been hopping.

Now here's my report:

Inshore: We have caught some very nice flounder up to 6 pounds. All have been caught on menhaden fished on carolina rigs, some on the falling tide and some on the rising tide. Strong redfish have been biting well. We have had fish up to 27 inches. Best tide is falling and menhaden have been our bait of choice.

Near Shore: Some very nice spanish have moved into the area with several fish over 3 pounds. Most of these fish are in 18 to 40 feet of water and are primarily hitting clarkspoons on planers and bird rigs. A little further out, say 10 miles king macks and mahi are biting live bait, cigar minnows and ballyhoo.

Offshore: More kings and mahi and some sialfish as well. AJ's are biting at the School House. Try bringing them up with large popping plugs on heavy spinning gear.

Upcoming: We are entering the hot and hotter time of the year. Fishing is and will be still very good, but often you need to fish some deeper (cooler water to get the results you want. Fishing early in the morning or late in the evening will also pay dividends.
Be sure to check out the new pics in the photo gallery and feel free to look around the site (www.rodmancharters.com) where you will find lots of information.

Until next time....
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters

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