Interested in doing some fishing this weekend?
Check out this weeks fishing report:
Ocean: Offshore boats making the long run did well on wahoo. Most boats caught around 5- to 10-fish per trip with fish running in the 35- to 45-pound range. Bottom fishing remained productive with boats catching limits of black sea bass and vermilion snapper, along with a wide assortment of reef fish such as triggerfish, hogfish, grunts, porgies, groupers, gags, scamps and red groupers. Anglers fishing in the 10- to 15-mile range saw an improvement in king mackerel fishing with boats catching fish in the 15- to 20-pound range. Near-shore reefs produced flounder and some gray trout.
Inlets/Sounds/Bays: Inshore fishing improved. Anglers targeting flounder had some luck fishing in the Cape Fear River from Wilmington to Southport. Sheepshead and black drum were caught by anglers around docks, bridges and rock jetties using fiddler crabs for bait. Tarpon fishing on the shoals just off of Bald Head Island produced a few fish, along with lots of blacktip and spinner sharks.
Pier/Shore: Overall, fishing has been a little slow. Anglers had the best luck fishing in the early morning hours on area piers and beaches. Pier fishermen using live shrimp and minnows caught red and black drum, flounder and trout. The northeast wind that blew last week got the mullet minnows moving along the area beaches and anglers had good catches of nice Spanish mackerel, along with some bluefish. Surf fishermen caught a few pompano, sea mullets and some red and black drum using mole crabs for bait.