North Carolina inshore fishing is becoming quite popular with many of today’s families for it is more reasonable in today’s economy to hire inshore guides versus the cost of chartering the larger offshore boat.
Calm water rides with shorter run time make it easy on the children versus the offshore boat that requires longer runs to the offshore waters.
Temperatures have been in the mid-80s with light winds and fairly clear skies. Humidity has been great making for comfortable fishing days.
July 11, 2008, Red Fish and Flounder bite have been good this week just off the Cape Fear River, I have run three redfish charters catching fish every charter. North Carolina inshore fishing in the Cape Fear Region, in my opinion, is just as good as anywhere in the state. The Cape Fear River holds a tremendous amount of menhaden, finger mullet, and live shrimp which is a great food source for the inshore fish, flounder, trout, and redfish.
Speckled Trout season is open with a bag limit of 4 fish, with a 14″ minimum length.
Red Drum season is open with a 1 fish bag limit, Slot size is 18″ to 27″ maximum length. Unlawful to possess fish greater than 27″.
Flounder season is closed at the present time, will open at 12:01 A.M. Sunday, August 16, 2020. will close again at Midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Fish must be 15″ in length, a bag limit of 4 fish.
Light Tackle Spin Fishing is what we do on my inshore charters, it is fairly easy for me to teach someone to cast a spinning rod in just a few minutes. The light tackle spinning gear along with the Carolina Rig baited with live finger mullet will catch all three target species of fish.