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Inshore Fishing Report

Rating - Excellent   

Friday, Aug 16 2019
Red drum are being caught around docks in the waterway, with some of the reds also staying in the flats and creeks in behind the islands. You cant go wrong with cut bait or live mullet this time of year, and top water plugs and Z-Man soft plastics like paddle tails and jerk baits also having a time and place. More keeper flounder are being caught inshore, and live bait and Gulp/Z-man are accounting for most of the fish. The flounder can be found near inlets and in the creeks on the mainland side. It usually takes some structure and current to find better numbers of flounder inshore, though. The sheepshead and black drum fishing has been good around bridges, docks, and oyster bars; fiddler crabs, sand fleas, and shrimp are the best baits.




Friday, Aug 16 2019



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Easiest access to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway around our area would be either through Wrightsville Beach Boat Ramp at 109 Causeway St, or Carolina Beach Boat Ramp at 220 Annie Dr. on Snow's Cut.

Inshore Fishing Report

Rating - Excellent

Red drum are being caught around docks in the waterway, with some of the reds also staying in the flats and creeks in behind the islands. You cant go wrong with cut bait or live mullet this time of year, and top water plugs and Z-Man soft plastics like paddle tails and jerk baits also having a time and place. More keeper flounder are being caught inshore, and live bait and Gulp/Z-man are accounting for most of the fish. The flounder can be found near inlets and in the creeks on the mainland side. It usually takes some structure and current to find better numbers of flounder inshore, though. The sheepshead and black drum fishing has been good around bridges, docks, and oyster bars; fiddler crabs, sand fleas, and shrimp are the best baits.


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