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  • The wilmington area surf is plentiful in Speckled trout. Last night i caught around 60. Most were in the 14-16' range but got 7 around 20' . Most trout fell for smoke colored curlytails, but also red and white mirrolure did well. Nice full moon probaly had somethin g to do with it!!

    December 11, 2011 at 3:44pm

    Fished the south end of Wrightsville beach last night. Started out by the pier but ended up a mile or so down the beach. Caught trout in almost every slough i threw into. Lots of smaller ones, but the average size was 18' and my biggest went 20' . I did have a gator hooked but pulled the hooks!!! I have never felt head shakes that hard! I got most trout on a red head white body mirrolure, but also a few on smoke colored grubs. Beautiful night on the beach though. Bright moon, calm seas , clear water, and lots of trout!

    December 09, 2011 at 11:33pm

    Well the surf around Wilmington has been pretty reliable for speckled trout. Seems everytime we go we ve been gettin into them. Seems best at falling tides, and then 2 hrs after low just starting to come back in. Most of my fish have been biting redhead jigs, and green curlytail grubs. Sometimes we'll get into schools of small spike trout, but this fall has given up some good ones to. My biggest went 22'. Well good luckeveryone. Water temps still 63 and trout should be here through Christmas!

    December 01, 2011 at 2:20pm

    Fished off C.B. pier yesterday. Had just about non stop action with the blues. Some were in the 3-4 lbs range. Also got a couple nice spanish around 15-16' range. Seen a few big chopper blues around 10 12 lbs. Seen 2 kings caught pushin 20lbs. I used gotcha plugs for my fish, any color was working, but i perfered the pink because the water wasent the clearest, so i had to give them something they could see. Diamonds jigs were also producing. I got blisters from plugging so hard! LOL! Great day on the Pier!

    May 02, 2011 at 9:57am

    The blues are def. in. You can catch all you want on gotcha plugs. They were so thick i got two on one plug! I probaly fished 4 hrs and caught over 50. Also seen the first spanish of the yr. He was about 14'. Grear day on the water!

    April 24, 2011 at 9:47pm

    I went and tried the surf yesterday, and was surprised by how the fishing improved in just a weeks time. I was using fresh shrimp, casting right behind the shorebreak and it didnt take long for my first bite. I got a bluefish and a spot on first cast. After that i caught another blue, then a nice sea mullet. I was pretty happy already and then this nice black drum hit. After catching him i decided one last cast, and i got a small flounder. I fished 2 hrs, and had a blast. Hopefully this is a sighn of a good season ahead of us!

    April 19, 2011 at 6:56am

    went and tried the surf this past saturday. Well nothing too exciting yet, but looking hopeful! I managed to catch 6 puffers, 5 skates. But now to the hopeful part. I got a report from a fishing buddy that blues were in the surf. I believe it seeing that i spotted baitfish already right up on the beach! Birds were working them, but i couldnt get a bite on plugs. But with the higher temps we re gonna have this next weekend, should push fish our way!

    April 04, 2011 at 9:06am

    Caught 7 bass today in about 2 Hrs fishing! Caught em all on 5'' finesse worm, texas rigged. One was about 3.5 lbs. Seems like they re movin up, all were caught in about 3 - 4 feet of water.

    February 27, 2011 at 11:46am

    I did catch three this past weekend. Got two on a 1/4 oz rattle trap. And i caught one on a husky jerk. Im new to using jerkbaits, its fun once you get the cadence down!

    February 24, 2011 at 1:37pm

    Around what month do bass generally spawn in nc? I was fishing this past weekend, and seen a lot of what i believed were male bass real shallow. Were they just making the bedds? Even caught a few, Yeah!!!

    February 24, 2011 at 1:25pm

    Thats true on most beaches, but here on Carolina beach, or the whole pleasure island, there structure that most beaches dont have. We have cochina rocks in the surf, pipelines that hold fish, even some civil war wrecks! Within casting distance from shore. These spots usually hold fish!

    February 03, 2011 at 10:29am

    Heres a catch from late sept. last yr. I was using live finger mullet on a fishfinder rig. Caught a bunch of blues this size and man did they rock them rods! Then a school of these grey trout moved in. Caught in one of my holes on Carolina beach, ( hint : behind a set of condos!)

    February 02, 2011 at 6:48pm

    Well i finally got a couple bass. I don't know if it was the warmer temps but the bass were pretty active. I used a 1/4 oz. rattle trap, crome with blue back. At first i was slow rolling it, and couldnt get a bite. So just changing it up i started rip it and Bam! got one about 2 lbs, then as i was bringing it out of the water a bass came clear out of the grass to grab it. I couldnt believe they could be that active in winter! Had a ball in my lil pond behind my apartment complex!

    February 01, 2011 at 3:00pm

    I got this doormat summer of 01. Got him from shore at new river inlet. I caught 7 in 2 hrs, this was the last one i caught, and after him I left them biting to weigh em. 33in long 11lbs. He hit a 6in finger mullet. I didnt know flounder could fight as hard as he did. He or she was only 5 ft off the shore but it was a steep drop were i was fishing. Almost took the rod out of the sandspike!

    January 28, 2011 at 2:49pm

    I caught this 17in flounder and 21in trout off C.B. surf. Also caught at night, but got em on 808 mirrorlure. It was about the 2nd week of dec.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:15pm

    Well I know the surf is quiet, except for the schools of frigid reds, but i sure miss the specks. I'm hoping that this warmer weather this weekend will intice something to bite in the surf. The last good day i had was the first week of dec. Wore the trout out in the surf off Carolina Beach! Now all i can have fun with is the dogfish and skates, seeing that I'm a shore fisherman. But the conditions are prime for surf reds this weekend, so get out there and FISH!!!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:19am
    A comment titled: I kNow.... in response to a report titled: Surf Specks!!!

    Yeah sometimes i ve gotten into those schools of small ones, but lately ive gotten into some really good ones. Just last night i caught 6, biggest was 19 '. Smoke colored curlytails at night did the trick!

    December 03, 2011 at 10:56am
    A comment titled: Awsome. in response to a report titled: Surf Specks!!!

    Yeah that was my biggest by far. Looks like you ve got em dailed in there in the creeks. I want to start tryin inshore more but dont have a boat. So for now im a landlocked fisherman! LOL but its still fun!! Man that 10 lber hit a 6' live mullet. they like big bait!

    December 03, 2011 at 10:54am
    A comment titled: Nice Flattie in response to a report titled: Surf Specks!!!

    Man thats a pig!! Heres one i got out of New River inlet from shore!! 10.9 lbs

    December 02, 2011 at 12:31pm
    A comment titled: grubs in response to a report titled: Surf Specks!!!

    Most on curlytail grubs, but a few on mirrolures. When they re in there good, they ll hit about anything!!

    December 01, 2011 at 9:32pm
    A comment titled: LOL in response to a report titled: johnny mercer pier

    They sure werent the biggest,LOL. but they all ran around 13 16'' mark. Man i still got blisters on my hands!

    April 25, 2011 at 2:27pm
    A comment titled: oh yeah in response to a report titled: Missing the specks!!!

    Yeah i know, but i was just sayin how i miss them, I cant believe you cant even catch em. What happens if you accidently hook one?

    February 02, 2011 at 6:52am
    A comment titled: sounds good in response to a report titled: Missing the specks!!!

    Yeah , if you come down i'd be happy to fish with you. I'm going to do some scouting on the north end today, as soon as the sun s up high enough to see into the surf for those reds. Might be some trout hopefully.

    January 29, 2011 at 9:12am
    A comment titled: Smoke grubs in response to a report titled: Missing the specks!!!

    Well they were smoke colored, and yep at night, pretty cool to be on the beach at night and have it all to your self, and all the fish to yourself!LOL

    January 28, 2011 at 1:02pm
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