Carolina Beach fishing for 2017 has started with Spanish Mackerel biting caught right off our sea buoy. King Mackerel are being caught at the five-mile box cars. Bluefish are being caught in the surf and on the piers here in Carolina Beach, N.C.

Carolina Beach History

Carolina Beach, N.C. has had a long history of being a small fishing community where vacationers come from all over to enjoy fishing on the Winner Head Boats, Tommy Rothrock ran the Pirate Head Boat for many years which also was a great fishing experience. Carolina Beach has always had a Town Municipal Marina filled with a variety of Sportfishing boats. Some families have a long history of fishing here in Carolina Beach, The Batson Charter boats, Cheerio Lady has been in operation since 1956 run by Doug Batson who is now retired but the tradition is still being carried on by one of his sons John Batson. Carl Snow has also been running the Fish Witch for many years with his son Shane Snow also running a boat.

King Mackerel Fishing

Has always been very popular here in Carolina Beach, slow trolling for King Mackerel actually began here in Carolina Beach, N.C.

The town puts on an annual King Tournament cal the ” Got-Em-On” East Coast Classic anglers and their families along with the tourist all have a great time.

Carolina Beach Fishing - Spanish Mackerel

Spanish mackerel

Spanish Mackerel Fishing

Tackle and gear used is normally a 20 lb.class trolling rod with a reel holding 30 lb. test lineĀ  # 1 Sea Striker planer. Along with a 20′ leader with a 00 Clark spoon. Most boats pull a two-line set up with this configuration and add a couple of lines with just a leader and a Clark spoon or a couple of lines with egg sinkers to vary the depth. Spanish Mackerel hit best with fast trolling speed 5 1/2 knots to 6 1/2 knots.

Cape Fear Guide – Capt.Mike Dennis – 910-619 0928