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Top Fishing Charters in Carolina Beach
Clearlyhooked Fishing Charters
Clearlyhooked Fishing Inshore
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Batson Davis Charters
Fish Dance Sportfishing Charters
Lucky 13 Sportfishing
Green Creek Outfitters - Cape Fear
Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters
Fishing in Carolina Beach
Need to Know
Carolina Beach Fishing Seasons
January is somewhat of a slow month in Carolina Beach. By this we mean there are a ton of huge Striped Bass close to shore and schools of monster Bluefin Tuna in the deep. What a way to start the year!
Carolina Beach Bluefin Tuna fishing is still going strong and hardy offshore anglers are well-rewarded for braving the cold. There are also plenty of Flounder and Red Drum inshore if you don't fancy the long journey.
The fishing starts heating up in March, even if the weather rarely gets above 70 degrees. Bluefish start showing up in large numbers this time of year, along with the various predators which enjoy feasting on them.
The reefs have come to life by the middle of April, with Barracuda, King Mackerel, and a variety of bottom species. This is also a great time to fish for Flounder before the big ones make their way offshore.
The first early White Marlin show up in May, signaling the start of the summer deep sea action. There are also a ton of big Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and much more.
Carolina Beach Lake Park holds free open-air movie nights during the summer, which the family can enjoy while you head offshore to battle big game pelagics in the rich waters of the Gulf Stream.
The East Coast Got-Em-On King Mackerel Classic promises awesome action against huge smoker Kings. With tens of thousands of dollars and a lot of local pride on the line, this is some seriously good fishing.
August is possibly the best month for fishing in Carolina Beach - If you can take the heat! slammer Bluefish, massive Sailfish, and big bull Redfish make for awesome fishing in any depth of water.
The Fall Flatfish Tournament is the perfect place to try for huge doormat Flounder. This is a great local fishing event with a cheap buy-in and plenty of healthy competition.
The Pleasure Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge has been drawing anglers for years, and is the perfect way to combine awesome fishing with the area's beautiful beaches, making it great for the whole family.
Tournament season winds down by November, but the fishing certainly doesn't! Expect big catches of Striped Bass, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and late season King Mackerel.
Walking the scenic Carolina Beach boardwalk is the perfect way to soak up the seasonal cheer, especially with the annual Christmas by the Sea providing you with plenty of warming food, drink, music, and laughter.
Carolina Beach Fishing Calendar
What People Are Saying About Carolina Beach
"September fishing trip"
Some lightweight fishing gloves would be useful, as you will grab the lines with your bare hands to pull the fish in for the last few yards. Do that 40 times like we did, and my soft hands got pretty sore. Plus reeling them in. A small towel for sweat-wiping!
"Great bachelor party!"
Go with clearly hooked fishing charter.
"Fishing with Guion"
Get a guide that knows what they are doing so you can learn how to catch fish.
"Half day trip."
The captain and crew knew what they were doing and where the fish were hanging out! I know other fishing waters but not these, so going with them was a blessing!
Top Fishing Techniques in Carolina Beach
Top Targeted Species in Carolina Beach
- Size 2 to 6lbs
- Food Value Good
- Game Qualities Low
- Habitats Inshore, Nearshore
- Size 10 to 20lbs
- Food Value Average
- Game Qualities Average
- Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck
- Size 15 to 30lbs
- Food Value Excellent
- Game Qualities Good
- Habitats Offshore
- Size 20 to 40lbs
- Food Value Average
- Game Qualities Good
- Habitats Offshore, Reef, Wreck