Saltwater Fishing Reports - New Hanover County
Wrightsville Beach, NC
The Gill Wetter "Your Local Fishing News"
Capt. Rick Bennet of Rod-Man Charters Fishing Reports:
Only one word is needed to describe inshore fishing around Wrightsville
Beach...HOT!!! Virtually everything is biting well and the moderate
temps we are experiencing should keep the fish biting. The Rod-Man
and his guests in the Cape Fear Red/Trout Celebrity Classic did
not take home any trophies this year, but we did catch a bunch
of trout and had lots of fun doing it.
Now heres my report:
Inshore: Speckled trout are about to bite the bottom of the boat
out. Grubs, Gulp, twitchbaits, mirrolures, live shrimp...all are
catching trout in the inlets and the creeks. Red drum are biting
in the inlet along with some black drum. You can also find them
in the creeks. Plenty of blues are in the inlet, particularly
at high tide. While youll have to buy your live shrimp there
is some live mullet around in the shallows and the creeks on the
Nearshore: Gray trout are biting at the nearshore reefs. Jigging
spoons work best along with live or cut bait. Some big reds are
patrolling the surf and will hit just about anything.
Offshore: Reports are that kings are still around in good numbers
in the 20-25 mile areas. Grouper fishing has been super.(Let me
know and I can hook you up with a VERY GOOD grouper
Gulfstream: Wahoo and tuna, mostly blackfin, are biting well.
LOTS of great fishing ahead..so...
Lets Go Fishing!!!
Capt. Rick Bennett, Rod-Man Charters (910) 799-6120
Allex and Chelsea Lang with a Black Drum caught October 30,
2005. Photo courtesy of Capt. Rick Bennett of Rod-Man Charters.
Mark Skeen caught this Trout during the Red Trout Tournament
November 5, 2005. Photo courtesy of Capt. Rick Bennett of