Summertime fishing remains strong, with great catches on half and full day trips! On full days, we are catching king mackerel and dolphin (mahi mahi) with a few sailfish sightings. The bottom fishing remains very strong, with grouper, grunts and sea bass making up most of the catch. A few cobia are still around and we are catching them while we are bottom fishing. Closer to the shores of Wrightsville and Carolina Beach, the spanish mackerel and flounder fishing has been on fire. Double digit catches of both species are not uncommon! We have also been catching a few larger coastal sharks, such as blacktips, lemons and spinner sharks.
Summer is here and the Wrightsville Beach fishing is heating up nicely! On our half day trips, the spanish mackerel fishing has been excellent, with catches in the double digits nearly each trip. There have also been a few king mackerel and cobia around, some cobia as large as 60 lbs. A bit further off the beach, we are catching plenty of cobia, amberjack and grouper, with the occasional king mackerel and gaffer dolphin mixed in. The black sea bass fishing has been excellent with limits on half day trips being the norm. We’ve seen a few sailfish, but have not yet landed one this season. The bottom and grouper fishing has been great, with a few gag grouper tipping the scales at 20+ lbs!
Offshore fishing in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach NC is really starting to pick up! The opening of grouper season has started off nicely, with good catches of gag grouper, grunts and porgy. Trolling for king mackerel has been hit or miss, but the gaffer dolphin fishing in the gulf stream is strong, with a few wahoo still around as well. Closer to the beach, we have been catching some nice sized bluefish, a few spanish mackerel, and the bonito and flase albacore are biting on casting jigs. As the weather and water warms, the fishing is only going to get better!
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Friday afternoon seemed like we were in hatters with all the sail fish flags flying. We counted 26 flags. What a awesome bite. All these fish are being caught within 15 to 20 miles of the inlet.. hope to have some pictuers..
Been pretty windy this week. We did sneak out a few days and catch the spanish and blues just off the beach. Good turn out for the sail fish tourney this weekend. Good luck to every one fishing. Big news for us is the boat below. It will add great value and comfort to your charter. We now have a bathroom and a covered area to rest or get out of the sun. We start fishing her next week. Come be the first to try her out.
What a great bite everyone had this past sunday with the sail fish. The top boat had 4 and many more boats had 2 or 3 and saw a missed plenty more. These fish are only 15 miles off our beach. People travel the world in search of catching these awesome fish. This weekend is a two day sail fish tournament out of bridge tender marine The Eddie Haneman sailf fish tournament. Captains party is wed night at the bridge tender. Come out and check out the set up. Fishing wed through the weekend. I hope the weather lays out some. Fishing has been good.