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Guide Rick Bennett said flounder are becoming the No. 1 inshore catch for many fishermen in the Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach areas. Flounder numbers, sizes on the increase in Wrightsville, Carolina Beach areas
654 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 7:55 am

Flounder have slowly but surely made their way to the top of the mixed bag of fish caught in the summer heat around Wrightsville Beach and Carolina  Beach, according to Rick Bennett of Rod-Man Guide Service, with numbers of fish increasing and fish getting bigger.


Jimmy Price is recognized as one of the top flounder fishermen along the North Carolina coast, and as this photo shows, for good reason. Dr. Flounder’s Rx - Read this flounder-fishing Q&A with North Carolina’s master flounder expert
22 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am

Fishermen flock to Capt. Jimmy Price of Southport for advice on catching flounder. He does seminars across the southeast during the offseason, and most are full of anglers willing to travel to learn his methods and laugh at his tales. 


Redfish and speckled trout have been patrolling shallow shelves along the banks of the New River, often busting topwater lures. Reds, specks hitting a variety of baits in Sneads Ferry area
713 Views - Posted: July 23 at 12:20 pm

Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures said the fishing in the New River and Intracoastal Waterway around Sneads Ferry isn't as hot as the steamy weather, but it's pretty good and at times really good, with speckled trout and redfish feeding and often hitting topwater baits.


C.J. Rice of Manteo caught this 65-pound king mackerel off Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head last Saturday. Jeanette's Pier gives up 65-pound king mackerel to Manteo angler
1386 Views - Posted: July 22 at 6:55 am

A Manteo angler who hadn’t fished for several weeks made a big splash on his return last Saturday, landing a 65-pound king mackerel from the end of Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head on what was supposed to be a trip for cobia.


Flounder fishing has been great in the marshes behind Cape Lookout and Harkers Island in the past couple of weeks. Flounder fishing has been anything but flat in Cape Lookout, Harkers Island marshes
888 Views - Posted: July 17 at 10:17 am

Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island said the flounder bite is on in the marshes around Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, with fish hungry and being aggressive at times, hitting live baits and artificials.


North Carolina and South Carolina manage flounder with different creel limits and minimum sizes. Changing regulations
173 Views - Posted: July 15 at 7:00 am

Many bordering states have some sort of reciprocal agreement for fishermen plying border waters, but North Carolina and South Carolina do not, possibly because of the significant differences in the way several species are regulated.


Nice, big speckled trout are on an early morning topwater bite around Carolina Beach. Take it to the top early for Carolina Beach speckled trout
891 Views - Posted: July 10 at 7:00 am

Capt. Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters said the early morning speckled trout action around Carolina Beach has been about as hot as the weather, with specks crushing bait on the surface, dictating the use of topwater baits for fish that are averaging 3 to 5 pounds.


Downriggers are an essential fishing tool for many freshwater and saltwater applications. Don’t scratch the surface
250 Views - Posted: July 06 at 9:00 am

Trolling offers a way to present baits to a lot of fish over a large area, but when fish aren’t at the surface, you must get your offerings down to them or you’ll have an empty fish box at the end of the day. Of the ways to get trolled baits below the surface, I believe downriggers are the most versatile.  


Dolphin have been a pleasant surprise for fishermen targeting Spanish mackerel and bluefish around Cape Lookout's shoals. Dolphin have been surprising catches off Cape Lookout shoals
1547 Views - Posted: July 02 at 10:55 am

Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island expects to catch Spanish mackerel, bluefish and a few red drum on Cape Lookout shoals, and he has been, but lately, he’s had a few surprises in his catches: dolphin.


The author caught this nice flounder from his home waters of lower Brunswick County. Flat relocation - Think flounder, think lower Brunswick County in the summer
226 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am

Dating back more than a half-century, the waters of southern Brunswick County have had a reputation for producing big flounder. Old-timers smile as they tell tales of the doormats that used to be wrestled from around the pilings beneath the shrimp houses at Shallotte Point in the Shallotte River.


Fishermen in the Cape Fear River have been enjoying a great early morning speckled trout bite. Early morning speckled trout bite has been great in Cape Fear River
1140 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:06 am

Capt. Stuart Caulder of Gold Leader Fishing in Wrightsville Beach said the early morning trout bite in the Cape Fear River has been so good he’d never believe it if he hadn’t experienced it. He said trout are hitting topwaters and soft plastics with abandon, and there have been some really nice fish in the mix.


Flounder fishing has kicked into gear early this year in the Southport area, as evidenced by this nice fish caught by Kyle Peters of Wilmington. Great flounder fishing hits the Southport area early
1630 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:50 pm

The weather has decided to be August in June, and it appears the flounder action is trying to heat right up right along with it, according to Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport. 


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