(910) 262-7148                           Wrightsville Beach, NC
2011 Fishing Reports
January 22, 2011

Fishing Report- Cold winter so far, but the fishing has been better than last winter.  Beach water is 45 degrees. and air
temp. is 30 degrees!  It's snowing/ sleeting right now.

We've been busy commercial King Mackerel fishing for the past few months.  We've had only one trip with weight
average under ten pounds and have landed several Kings over 30 pounds.  Several Blackfin Tuna being caught in the
Mackerel grounds also.  We had a citation Blackfin at 31 pounds this past Wednesday, and 3 Blackins over 25 pounds
the week before.

All Grouper fishing, both recreational and commercial, is closed until May 1, 2011; however, there are acres of large
Black Sea Bass out there- plenty of fish over 4 pounds.

Several renovations have been made on the boat, including updated electronics and new gear.

We've got trips starting in March- try and book early to lock in a good rate; we expect higher fuel prices by June.
May 1st- Grouper fishing reopens!!!!!!!!
June 1st- Sea Bass fishing reopens!!!!
Finally, the gov't will allow us to drop a hook
on the acres upon acres of these hungry
fish.  We will be running bottom fishing
specials starting May 1st! Give us a call for
the May rates.
Gulf Stream- so, so.  handful of Blackfin
Tunas, a few wahoo, and a dolphin bite that
is picking up everyday.  Expect to have
some good Sailfishing over the next few
weeks.
We're offering discounts for the 3/4 and Full Day
trips if you book before Monday, May 16th.

The water temperature on the beach was 71 and
decent sized fish with light tackle.  Some Cobia
nearshore also- with that comes all of the bait.  The
Menhaden are here thick.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
The water on the beach is 77 degrees. Full Days
producing Dolphin, a few Kings & Sails, Bonito,
Grouper, and Sea Bass.  Our 1/2 day this past
Monday produced nice sized Snapper, Sea Bass,
and Flounder, and we went 3 for 5 on the Cobia,
one of the fish weighing 25.2 pounds; however, we
lost two that were much bigger.  There is bait
everywhere, and the fish are here.  Spanish
Mackerel, Bluefish, and Flounder fishing is good
near the beach.  
Friday, June 24, 2011
Good Dolphin fishing between 15 and 20 miles-
some Sailfish have shown up also.   We had two
Dolphin over 20 pounds this week.  Bottom fishing
offshore is producing Groupers, Snappers, and
Sea Bass.  
Near the beach, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish
were pretty consistent this week.  A few King
Mackerel are near the inlets and the shark fishing
is good.

Please contact us if you are interested in fishing
the E.H. Sailfish Tournament July 30th and 31st.  2
Days of fishing, all inclusive, share of earnings,
take your fish home. 3 spots open!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Near the beach, good Spanish Mackerel fishing-
averaging 1.5 to 3 pounds.  Shark fishing is
picking up with few fish over 100 pounds.  
Hammerheads, Blacktips, Spinners, and
Sandbars.
Offshore- real good Sailfish bite last week around
20 miles.  The King Mackerel and Mahi bite has
been on and off.  The bottom fishing has been
consistent...nice groupers, snappers, and sea
bass.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
Near the beach, we've had very consistent Spanish Mackerel and
shark fishing. The Mahi bite has been fairly consistent between
18 and 25 miles, but it's been a mixed grade of fish, 1 to 10+
pounds.  We've been catching Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass,
Triggerfish, and Flounder from 7 miles on out.   
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
Gulf Stream- good Wahoo bite, Mahi, Sailfish, and Blackfin Tuna
20 to 30 miles- some King Mackerel have shown up, Amberjacks, Bonito, Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass; a few Mahi also
Near the beach, false albecore, bluefish, and big Spanish Mackerel
Beach Water temp: 74.5 degrees; NE winds forecasted for the next 5 days
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Weather man flopped again today- wind was hard NE all morning.  We kept
inshore of 10 miles while it was blowing with only a few Sea Bass & Bonito.  
Then we pushed offshore to 15 miles.  The guys ended up with 4 nice Gag
Groupers, 17 big throwback Gag Groupers & more Sea Bass, Grunts,
Flounder, & few Triggerfish.