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Wrightsville Beach Inshore Fishing for Reds and Flounder is HOT

Capt. Richard Bennett
September 3, 2009
Wrightsville Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hi Folks,
We are finally getting that first wave of cooler weather and the fish are already responding with "enthusiasm". Fishing in the ocean lately has been a bit difficult with the higher seas, but inshore the redfish and flounder have been biting well and some specks are starting to show up. It will only get better.
Now here's my report:
Inshore: Right now, this is where the action is for sure. Redfish are biting in the creeks, the inlets and the ICW. There are plenty of finger mullet around and menhaden as well. Fished on a carolina rig near structure the mullet or menhaden will produce reds and flounder. Cork rigs with artificial shrimp baits or live bait will catch fish along the grass banks....look for a speck or two as well.
Near Shore: Prior to the big surf, the spanish bite was excellent and the flounder bite was great as well around the artificial reefs. I have not fished the ocean lately and I have heard no reports from other boats. When the water settles down, we should have a good fall run of spanish and the gray trout should be biting.
Offshore: Look for the nice fall kings to start biting from 10 miles IN TO the beach. These will be your bigger kings and should go right into late October and possibly early November.
Gulfstream: No reports.
Upcoming: Fall fishing has begun. It will only get better form here. Look for the reds and flounder to continue to bite well and the trout should turn on soon.
We have been working hard on our winter fishing school. The school is set for February 27, 2010 and will feature some new speakers, lots of new visual aides, and the very latest in fish catching techniques. Look for the registration form and information to be online soon. It will be the one fishing school you do not want to miss.
Until next bite....
Capt. Rick Bennett
Rod-Man Charters

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