Now the flounder, whiting, trout, croaker, black bass, pigfish, spots, etc., have moved in. This Captain still has the love for fishing, as he did when he caught, his first king mackerel on Crystal Pier at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Carolina Beach Fall Fishing Inshore Capt.Mike Dennis. var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999); The small sharks are gone. Bait selection can be a big factor in your success. Nearly all locks feature a boat ramp and picnic area, and a fishing pier has been constructed at Lock and Dam #1. Spotted seatrout, although not as large or strong as red drum, are a very aggressive fish, known for their jarring strikes on artificials. Today, these dams serve more to protect water intakes for cities and industrial facilities along the river, and have also become popular recreation areas.

Typical baits are cut shad or bluegill, although cut eels are widely becoming one of the most popular catfish baits on the river. Targeting sea bass & snappers half day, Groupers, snappers, bass, jacks, mahi... full days. If you’re looking for Kingfish you’ll have a splendid time nearshore, but otherwise most anglers will prefer to spend the rest of the year inshore. Although there are numerous docks and piers open to anglers, contacting a local guide is the best way to make the most out of your day on the Cape Fear River. Offshore, there are reports of nice size king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi. 20ft custom flats boat- Huge fishing platform and extreamly stable.