Wrightsville Baech Fishing is HOT

2008-06-25 08:52:14
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina - Saltwater Fishing Report
Rick Bennett

Hi Folks,

Fishing has pretty much been on fire this past week. Spanish mackerel head the list with reds a close second. We even caught a nice king on a 1/4 oz. "Maria" jig. Please see the photo gallery on my website for all the pics.

Now here's my report:

Inshore: Redfishing has heated up and fish are biting very well. Live bait has moved into the area and the reds seem to like it. Flounder are doing well near the inlets and some are biting in Snow's Cut and the river. A few big bluefish in the 6 pound range have been terrorizing live bait in some of the creeks.

Near Shore: Spanish mackerel continue to be the big bite here. Trolling with clarkspoons and bird rigs or casting with small jigs has been producing very nice catches. Beware: kings have moved in with all the bait and may hit your lure or jig!

Offshore: Kings are biting well in the 8-10 mile areas as well as further out in the 18 to 25 mile spots. Live bait, dead bait and even GULP cigar minnows are catching fish.

Gulfstream: I have received reports of some very nice mahi and wahoo catches. A few blackfin tuna and some billfish are around as well.

It's hard to believe that we are already approaching the July 4th weekend. Fishing should be excellent and for those that are interested, I have some prime dates open for the 4th weekend. Hope to see you. Until then.....


Capt. Rick Bennett

Rod-Man Charters


Fish Species: Spanish and bonito
Bait Used: Clarkspoon and Jigs
Method Used: Trolling and casting
Water Depth: 35
Water Temperature: 81
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed: 10

Rick Bennett

About The Author: Captain Rick Bennett

Company: Rod-Man Charters

Area Reporting: Willmington NC

Bio: Captain Rick Bennett, owner and operator of Rod-Man Fishing Charters, takes pride in his fishing. Captain Rick provides the best equipment, including his own Rod-Man custom made fishing rods, tackle bait and ice. You need bring only the excitement, and your food and drink. A family atmosphere is maintained and children are welcome. All fishing is with light tackle so you can "fight the fish, not the tackle." Whether you are a fishing novice or seasoned angler, Captain Rick will use his extensive skills to enhance your fishing adventure. The boat is located at Wrightsville Beach, NC, at Seapath Yacht Club, a private marina and one one of the finest on the coast. You will find the experience to be first class in every way.

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