Red Fishing is on Fire Wrightsville to Carolina Beach

Hi Folks,
Redfishing is on fire. We have and are having several days of multiple catches in multiple spots (pun intended). Spanish macks are biting hard as well. Inshore waters are around 83 and ocean waters are around 81. It’s hot, but so is the fishing.

Now here’s my report:

Inshore: Again, the reds are biting well on the falling tide. Chunks of menhaden, live menhaden or finger mullet fished on a carolina rig seem to be the best bets. The fish are in the inlets, the waterway and the creeks. Some nice flounder are biting as well, mostly in the deeper holes in the inlets and the cut.

Near Shore: Spanish mackerel fishing is firing up very nicely. Quality fish are biting clarkspoons and of course bird rigs in 15 to 40 feet of water. Tarpon are making their appearance along the beach with several sightings almost daily. Flounder are holding on the near shore artificial reefs.

Offshore: The best bite for mahi and kings has been in the 18 mile area. Some fish are being found around ten miles. live bait trolled slow and ballyhoo trolled fast seem to be working best.

Upcoming: The only thing the heat seems to be slowing down are the fishermen. The water is so warm you expect some of the fish you catch to come in cooked and ready to eat….but they keep biting and that is what we want. Check out the Photo Gallery  for all the latest pics.

Until next time…
Capt. Rick Bennett   
Rod-Man Charters

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