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Rain Wind and Heat Fishing Report

Capt. Richard Bennett
July 7, 2017
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hi Folks,
Weather has not been our friend in the last couple of weeks. The waters are hot, dirty and rough in the ocean. Even so with persistence you can find some good fishing.
INSHORE: Reds and flounder are biting live bait. Carolina rigs fished in the inlets are the best producers right now. The falling tide seems to work the best.
NEAR SHORE: Spanish mackerel are biting well near the inlets south and north. Kings are biting best from 10-25 miles.
OFFSHORE: Kings and mahi are biting with some cobia mixed in the bite. The schoolhouse and the 23 are best. Live bait seems to be best this time of year, but ballyhoo and cigar minnows work well too.
GULF STREAM: Blackfin tune, mahi and some wahoo make up the best bite. Billfish are biting as well.
CAPE FEAR RIVER: Dirty water is hampering fishing somewhat, but if you fish the incoming tide and get some cleaner water the bite for reds, flounder and trout is better.
UPCOMING: Fall seems a long hot time away. Fish deeper that you normally would to find "cooler" water.
Until Next Time...LET'S GO FISHING!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett

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