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April 10, 2014

John Philips with a 24" red drum that struck a Rapala X-Rap in the Cape Fear River near Fort Fisher.

John Philips with a 24″ red drum that struck a Rapala X-Rap in the Cape Fear River near Fort Fisher.

Most Recent Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports, Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches April 10, 2014

Betty, of TW’s Tackle, reports that anglers are starting to see some signs of life in the spring fishing. Anglers are still hooking puppy drum around the southern parts of Hatteras Island, but some are also now being caught on the Nags Head beachfront around Oregon Inlet. A citation-class bull red was also released at Hatteras […]

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Fishing Reports, Hatteras/Ocracoke

Hatteras April 10, 2014

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that puppy drum are still the name of the game along the Outer Banks, and anglers are hooking them in a variety of ways and spots along the barrier islands. Surf casters are finding the fish around Oregon and Hatteras inlets and the beachfront in between. Bottom rigs baited with […]

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Fishing Reports, Pamlico

Pamlico April 10, 2014

Gary, of Spec Fever Guide Service, reports that even though the keeper season is closed, anglers are hooking big numbers of speckled trout in the creeks off the Neuse River from New Bern to Oriental. Most are falling for weedless-rigged D.O.A. soft plastics or D.O.A. shrimp under popping corks. There are some puppy drum and […]

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Fishing Reports, Morehead City/Atlantic Beach

Morehead City April 10, 2014

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that sea mullet have moved into Beaufort Inlet and anglers are hooking them in the turning basin in decent numbers (with many small fish but some fat keepers as well). Anglers may find more consistent action with larger sea mullet in the shipping channel outside the inlet. Spec rigs […]

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Fishing Reports, Swansboro/Emerald Isle

Swansboro April 10, 2014

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are still connecting with good numbers of red drum in the shallow bays behind the area’s barrier islands. There have been some solid sight-casting opportunities when it’s calm and sunny, and Zoom Fluke soft plastics scented with Pro-Cure Super Gel have been fooling the fish that anglers […]

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Fishing Reports, Topsail/Sneads Ferry

Topsail April 10, 2014

Chris, of East Coast Sports, reports that anglers are catching good numbers of fat pufferfish off Topsail Island’s piers, and some sea mullet are just beginning to join them in anglers’ coolers. Plenty of smaller sharks and skates are in the mix as well. Shrimp and cut baits on double-drop rigs will tempt bites from […]

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Fishing Reports, Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach April 10, 2014

Arlen, of Tex’s Tackle, reports that anglers are still seeing red drum feeding in the surf and inshore around Wrightsville Beach. The surf fish have been looking for meals around the shoals of area inlets, and anglers are hooking them on baited bottom rigs and while casting soft plastics, MirrOLures, and metal spoons around the […]

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Fishing Reports, Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach April 10, 2014

Wes, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that anglers are hooking sea mullet in the river near Bald Head Island. Most are falling for shrimp on bottom rigs, and the bite should improve in the coming weeks. Anglers can also expect the sea mullet to start feeding along the beachfront in the near future. Speckled […]

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Fishing Reports, Southport/Oak Island

Southport April 10, 2014

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that black drum are feeding around inshore structure (like boat docks and the Oak Island Bridge) and around oyster rocks in the creeks and marshes. The drum are biting shrimp on bottom rigs. Sea mullet have shown up around the mouth of the Cape Fear River, and anglers […]

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Fishing Reports, Ocean Isle/Holden Beach

Ocean Isle April 10, 2014

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that anglers who made the run to the Gulf Stream last week found some decent wahoo action, mostly from the Steeples to the Winyah Scarp. The best bite last week was in blended water in the 68-72 degree range. Some blackfin tuna are around as well, and anglers […]

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Fishing Reports, North Myrtle Beach/Little River

North Myrtle Beach April 10, 2014

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that the area’s inshore fish are transitioning from winter to spring patterns, so it’s a bit tough to stay on the bite lately. The rising water temperatures will ultimately kick off the spring action in the area, but anglers may have to work a little harder than normal […]

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