The varied action that has made this fall such a great time to fish along the Cape Fear coast continues even as cooler weather moves in. Speckled trout, red drum and flounder are biting in most inshore waters, and they are joined by stripers in the rivers around downtown Wilmington.
This really has been an exceptional fall, said Tex Grissom of Texs Tackle in Wilmington. After the mild winter last year, we were expecting a good trout bite, but I dont think anyone thought it would be as good as it has been. Redfish are still biting, too, and they add a little bit of fight to the finesse. When you throw in some late flounder, stripers and black drum, it creates a lot of opportunities. Only people who arent fishing arent catching this fall.
December 17, 2012 at 11:00am