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Winter fishing still going strong

Capt. Daniel Wrenn
February 10, 2009
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

January has come and gone. I have either been in my new 4/3 Ripcurl Wetsuit or on the Cape Fear River hitting Stripers. The striper bite slowed as water temps climbed into the mid 50's but after a recent cold snap and some rare snow fall the fishing has improved. There have been some nice catfish caught by guys using cut bait and I got one mid January hitting structure with a crankbait. There are lots of schoolie sized stripers with a few in the 8-10 pound range playing every now and then. A few red drum have been caught in the river lately also. There are some large schools of drum huddled up on the beaches but you have to get out and ride the swell to find them. There has also been some nice black drum around Wrightsville Beach. There are some nice schools of black seabass offshore in the 20 mile range. The blue fin tuna were on Frying Pan Shoals most of Jaunaury.

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Wrightsville Beach Fishing Forecast:

The striped bass bite should continue and the catfishing should get better. The drum and speckled trout will bite but they do like it a little warmer. If you like King fishing you had better be ready for a long ride. This time of year the usually hang out near the tower and thats a nice ride on a good day.

Keep Chasing Trophies
Capt. Danny Wrenn
96 Charter Company
Wilmington, N.C.

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