Fishing Report

Fishing Report

WSFL Fishing Report is dedicated to information about fishing the coastal and interior waters of Eastern NC!

    

Fishing Report

Fishing Report 5-14-24

Fishing Report 5-14-24

Salt water fishermen rejoice because it is time to catch cobia. Cobia fishermen know the wait is worth the reward because cobia is the best tasting fish that swims. The best baits are cut bait. Finger mullet and lots of patience.

The flounder fishing is heating up. Plus the Spanish mackerel and Blues are hitting along the shore line.

Fresh water fishing is good – the bass are hitting spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastic worms rigged wacky style. The bluegill are biting on crickets, meal worms, and night crawlers.  The yellow perch and crappie are good on minnows. 

Remember to take a kid fishing and pick up your trash.

Fishing Report 4-3-24

Fishing Report 4-3-24

It’s springtime and most of the fish are thinking about reproducing.  And like most people, fish think it’s fun to eat before during and after the act.  With that said, the largemouth bass are bedding or protecting their kids.  Plastic worms, creature baits and bluegill imitation lures are great artificial baits.  The crappie are hitting on minnows, maribou jigs and road runners.  the blue gill and bream are hitting on crickets, worms and beetle spins.  The Catfish are eating everything from cut bait to chicken livers.

Salt water fishing is a little slow except for offshore fishing.  Some redfish are being caught inshore, plus stripers and sea mullet.

Remember to take a kid fishing and pick up your trash.  It’s ok to call in sick and go fishing.

Fishing Report 11-29-23

Fishing Report 11-29-23

Ok it’s a little cold outside.  The fish may be a little sluggish but they will get hungry and if you are home in your nice warm house they will eat without you.

Fresh water folks, it’s fall crappie season.  The crappie are hitting on minnows, jigs and soft plastics.  The bass are good on deep diving crank baits, finesse baits, and spinner baits with Colorado blades.  The bream are hitting on nightcrawlers and crickets.  The catfish are loading up for winter, so stink baits, chicken livers and minnows are your best bet, along with cut baits.

Saltwater fishing is really good for speckled trout on mirror lures, gulp, and mud minnows.  The drum are hitting on everything.  But the real winner in yucky weather are the striped bass.  They have many names.  Stripers, Rock fish and the I don’t see any game warden fish.  Best baits are plastic flukes, soft plastics, minnows, and jerk baits.  They are big and yummy.  Check your local waters for regulations and creel limits.

Good fishing.  (Go ahead and stay home if you want I’ll catch your fish for you…….signed, the Captain.)

Fishing Report 10-18-23

Fishing Report 10-18-23

The saltwater fishing is great right now. Surf fishermen are catching red drum and bluefish. The piers are catching spots, croakers, sea mullet, flounder, and sheepshead.  Trolling inshore has been producing plenty of Spanish mackerel.  Off shore the bottom fishing has been good on grouper, red and silver snapper and black sea bass.  Still plenty of dolphin aka mahi mahi, kings, and wahoo.

Fresh water fishing is good early morning and in the evening – one angler caught 175 bluegills on 30 nightrawlers.  Plus the bass are hitting soft plastics baits and whopper ploppers.

Take a kid fishing, and skip work to go. Don’t forget to pick up your trash.

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