Fishing Report

Fishing Report

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


Fishing Report

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Fishing Report 6-9-21

It’s official, go ahead and call in sick and go fishing! Salter offshore. The tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi kings and sailfish are biting. Go to the Reel Outdoors in Emerald Isle for the best baits to use.

Inshore Saltwater catches include a few cobia, plus Spanish mackerel, blue fish, flounder, mullet, drum, trout, pinfish, crabs, and just about everything that swims.

Freshwater fishing the bass are hitting on wacky rigged senko’s, spinner baits, and crankbaits. Crappie are hitting on jigs. The bream are hitting on crickets and worms. Catfish on chicken livers, gulp catfish bites. Remember, pick up your trash and take a kid fishing!

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Fishing Report 5-14-21

It’s time to go fishing!!! Grouper Season is open. Pretty much everything is hitting. Inshore good catches of puppy drum are coming in using popping corks. Trout are hitting on gulp. Offshore the kings, wahoo, mahi, tuna and sailfish are firing up.

On the freshwater scene, the bass are hitting great on wacky rigged plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. The crappie fishing is good on jigs and minnows, catfish are good on chicken livers and gulp catfish bites, and the bream are hitting on night crawlers and beetle spins.

Take a kid fishing, and please don’t forget to pick up your trash.

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Fishing Report 4-16-2021

The weather is now hot and so is the fishing.  The freshwater anglers are reporting great largemouth bass catches and the top water bite is super good early morning and in the evening.  Best lures are Whopper Ploppers, Buzz baits, Zara Spooks and Frogs.  The crappie fishing is excellent on minnow, jigs and road runners.  The bream are hitting anything that floats.

The inshore saltwater fishing is a little show still with only a few puppy drum and speckled trout biting.  Captain Terrell from the Carolina Princess says the off shore fishing is dynamite right now.  There have been several tuna, kings, wahoo, mahi and a few barracudas caught along with all of your favorite bottom fish.  Grouper season is coming soon.

Disclaimer: Please don’t fish with dynamite.

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Fishing Report 3-18-2021

Spring is here and the fishing is better.  Freshwater fishing has really picked up.  The crappie fishing is good with many being caught on small plastic baits, jigs, and minnow.  The bass fishing is decent on plastic worms, jigs, spinner baits, and crankbaits. Catfishing is good on night crawlers, and chicken livers. The racoon perch are hitting on minnows.

The inshore saltwater anglers are still waiting for the water to warm up. Speckled trout are being caught on mirror lures, gulp and grubs.

Captain Terrel Gould of the Carolina Princess reports fishing in the gulf stream is really good. Several anglers have caught black fin tuna, kings, wahoo, and mahi mahi.

Don’t go wishing, go fishing.  Take a kid fishing and pick up your trash.