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April 24, 2014

Tommy Scheetz with a 51 lb. wahoo that struck a skirted ballyhoo in the Gulf Stream off Southport while he was fishing with Capt. Wally Trayah of Oak Island Fishing Charters.

Tommy Scheetz with a 51 lb. wahoo that struck a skirted ballyhoo in the Gulf Stream off Southport while he was fishing with Capt. Wally Trayah of Oak Island Fishing Charters.

Most Recent Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports, Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches April 24, 2014

Betty, of TW’s Tackle, reports that surf casters are starting to see more action on the northern beaches, with some excellent puppy drum fishing around Oregon Inlet on many recent days. Some black drum, bluefish, and puffers have also been rewarding surf casters in the area as well. Shrimp and cut baits are tempting most […]

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Fishing Reports, Hatteras/Ocracoke

Hatteras April 24, 2014

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that the recent nor’easter has slowed fishing action and dropped the water temperatures quite a bit, but fishing was good before the storm and should come around soon after the weather moderates. Sea mullet and pufferfish have made a solid appearance, and anglers were hooking big numbers of both on […]

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Fishing Reports, Pamlico

Pamlico April 24, 2014

Dave, of Knee Deep Custom Charters, reports that anglers are still finding plenty of action in the lower Neuse River despite the relentless wind. Striped bass have begun to bite topwater lures around New Bern, and anglers are hooking good numbers along shoreline stump fields in the area early and late in the day. Storm […]

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Fishing Reports, Morehead City/Atlantic Beach

Morehead City April 24, 2014

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that sea mullet have moved into the turning basin in numbers, and many anglers are hooking triple-digit numbers of the tasty panfish between there and Beaufort Inlet. Spec rigs tipped with shrimp are producing most of the fish and also fooling plenty of gray trout in the same areas. […]

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Fishing Reports, Swansboro/Emerald Isle

Swansboro April 24, 2014

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that extra-high tides and strong north winds have made the red drum bite around Swansboro a bit tricky lately, but anglers are still connecting with reds in the bays and marshes of the area. The large schools have broken up a bit and the big tides allow the fish […]

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Fishing Reports, Topsail/Sneads Ferry

Topsail April 24, 2014

Chris, of East Coast Sports, reports that the big news in the area is that Atlantic bonito have shown up off New River Inlet. Several anglers connected with the speedy tuna relatives around Divers Rock early in the week, and the fish should arrive in full force soon. Anglers can hook the tasty bonito while […]

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Fishing Reports, Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach April 24, 2014

Arlen, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that anglers have finally seen some bonito show up off Topsail, and it shouldn’t be long before the fish are around in full force. Casting lures like Hogy Epoxy Jigs or trolling Clarkspoons and small diving plugs around working birds or fish chasing bait on the surface is the way […]

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Fishing Reports, Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach April 24, 2014

Kyle, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that boats have found some solid wahoo action when they’ve been able to make it to the Gulf Stream recently. Most are falling for skirted ballyhoo. Some blackfin tuna are around as well and biting ballyhoo along with smaller trolling lures. Vertical-jigging along the break is producing plenty […]

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Fishing Reports, Southport/Oak Island

Southport April 24, 2014

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are seeing the sea mullet bite around the mouth of the Cape Fear River get into full swing. The fish are getting larger and more numerous, and anglers are putting together solid catches on bottom rigs baited with cut shrimp. Red and black drum are still […]

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Fishing Reports, Ocean Isle/Holden Beach

Ocean Isle April 24, 2014

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that anglers found some solid wahoo action before the full moon last week. The bite was best in 150-200’ of water around local blue water hotspots like the 100/400 and Blackjack Hole, with skirted ballyhoo producing most of the action. Anglers can also tempt the ‘hoos to bite […]

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Fishing Reports, North Myrtle Beach/Little River

North Myrtle Beach April 24, 2014

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are seeing some solid fishing in the area right now, and it’ll only improve as spring wears on. Flounder have shown up in decent numbers in the marshes at Cherry Grove, and anglers are seeing around a 20% ratio of keeper to short fish. Live […]

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