Our fishing trips out of Wrightsville and Carolina Beach have been doing awesome. We are still having a awesome time with the 30-100 lb sharks and have had many half days that caught sharks until they could physically not do it any longer! We are catching them on cut bait or dead bait trolled mid water column and are also sight casting to the schools of them that are feeding heavily on by-catch. We just increased our heavier spinning tackle to 60 lb Spider Wire Stealth braided line to handle these beasts! If you have never sight casted to sharks…now is the time! We will have sharks on a 10 wt fly rod very soon as well! This shark fishing definitely puts the fun back in fishing. There is nothing better that will peel of the drag like a big angry shark!
Inshore: We wore them out today on the flats in less than a foot of water. We tagged 2 over the slot reds and released quite a few in the upper slot. There were 3 schools with about 200 fish in each school that we chased around on the flat. The water was slick as glass and it allowed us to see every move the fish made. I love days like that! The redfish are biting anything that moves and we are mainly using Berkley Gulp! shrimp. The flats fishing is great right now and is only going to get better as the water cools off. The fish will be there waiting…all that’s missing is you!
Offshore: The kings are in their ususal summer pattern with 10 snake kings for every nice one. In my opinion 30 miles is too far to go for snake kings……. Its too far to go with not much reward. Try the inlets for the big kings. The Spanish have thinned out a bit and a bunch of small Spanish made a strong showing about a week ago. The big kings are in close. The flounder are stacking up on the near shore reefs and the gray trout should start to show up very soon. Its going to be a great fall!
Capt. Matt Wirt Reel Adventure Charters 910-540-0570