June’s best kayak fishing bets

North Carolina

WHAT ­—  Red and black drum, speckled trout

WHERE — Wrightsville Beach area, Banks Channel, Lee’s Channel, Bradley Creek

HOW —  Fish can be caught by casting or drifting with Gulp shrimp and jerkshads, but live mullet or mud minnows are always a good option, especially when anchoring in a specific spot

LAUNCH —  The CAMA public access and the Wrightsville Beach boating access are on each end of Causeway Drive (NC 76) at Wrightsville Beach.

INSIDER TIP — Speckled trout cannot be creeled by recreational fishermen through June 15.

South Carolina

WHAT —  Redfish, sheepshead, flounder

WHERE — Edisto Beach area

HOW — Topwater baits can be fished around the mouths of drains in marsh areas around the island. Fish live or cut baits under boat docks on an incoming tide.

LAUNCH —  Live Oak boat ramp at Edisto Beach State Park is public accessible. Launching from Edisto Watersports and Tackle is available for a small fee.

INSIDER TIP — Many of the older docks will support large clusters of oyster growth. Both sheepshead and redfish will congregate around this structure.

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Phillip Gentry of Waterloo, S.C., is an avid outdoorsman and said if it swims, flies, hops or crawls, he's usually not too far behind.

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