What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Carolina Beach, North Carolina for the first time?

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Dalton Ray Britt Britt
Carolina Beach, NC
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Went fishing with Lucky 13 Sportfishing on October 23, 2018
on the shore fish at day break when the tide is coming from low to high about a hour into it or charter a boat going to the frying pan tower about 42 miles out or the pier is good at sunrise or sunset. use fress bate the fresser the beter.

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Tom Mcindoo
Durham, NC
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Went fishing with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters on September 3, 2018
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!

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Keith Green
Wilmington, NC
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Went fishing with Fish Dance Sportfishing Charters on July 10, 2018
For first time clients on private fishing charters, I'd recommend a 6-8 hour trip. Not only will you be able to catch Spanish Mackerel (smallest fish), but you'll have a chance to target a fish that are a little bigger. It makes the trip really fun and is definitely worth it!! We LOVED catching King Mackerel and Barracuda. It was awesome!

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Ray Pape
Troy, MI
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Went fishing with Family Ties Charters on June 23, 2018
Bring plenty of water to drink, as it gets really hot in NC in June. Expect to do a lot of trolling and be ready for bursts of crazy action! It’s not a real long boat ride since there’s a lot of good fishing about 5 miles offshore.

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David Jackson
Wilmington, NC
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Went fishing with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters on April 17, 2019
4 hour trips stay close to shore. Expect blues and potentially spanish mackerel. Weather can be a potential issue. We had a great trip. Many blues and a few spanish mackerel.

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Aaron Quinton
Wilmington, NC
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Went fishing with ChaseNFins Charters on April 7, 2019
Definitely talk to the locals and the baitshops in the area. Don't be skittish to ask for help or tips. Knowledge is power.

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Denny Hoyer
Wilmington, NC
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Went fishing with Fish Witch II Charters on March 14, 2019
Captain snow will provide everything you need for a good day of fishing. All you need to take and something to eat, dress for the weather, and don't forget the motion sickness pills.

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James Stoltenberg
Hendersonville, NC
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Went fishing with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters on August 23, 2018
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!

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Joe Mcmullen
Lillington, NC
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Went fishing with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters on August 2, 2018
Book a trip with Fish Witch, they won't only take you fishing, they teach you and let you do the fishing.

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Walter Seidel
Carolina Beach, NC
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Went fishing with Tiderunner Charters on July 18, 2018
The experience is all up to the captain. Find a charter that will meet your expectations. Read the reviews and book early. Then go out and enjoy yourself!

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Marc Goodson
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Clearlyhooked Fishing Charters on June 27, 2018
To realise June is not peak season for some species of fish but you can catch fish. Book a charter and let the pros put you on some fish and enjoy the experience.

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Tim Smith
New York, NY
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Went fishing with Green Creek Outfitters - Cape Fear on June 21, 2018
Book a half-day trip. Go with an experienced guide. Be prepared for some slow days but lots of excellent days in these very productive waters.

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Eugene Hill
Birmingham, AL
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Went fishing with Lucky 13 Sportfishing on June 14, 2018
Come with plenty to drink, sunscreen and a snack. Must have patience and don't expect the catch a lot, then when you do you will be ecstatic.

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Rick Bartosik
Cary, NC
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Went fishing with Clearlyhooked Fishing Charters on June 10, 2018
Pier fishing has been disappointing for the past few years (for blues and Spanish). We’ve had much greater success with chartering a boat and fishing a couple miles off shore.

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George Gray
United States
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Went fishing with Clearlyhooked Fishing Charters on June 9, 2018
Make sure to bring your sun screen and stock up with beer the night before. NC does not allow you to purchase beer until 7 AM..

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Stephen Capps
United States
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Went fishing with Fish Dance Sportfishing Charters on July 27, 2018
A shorter trip, 4-6 hours- especially if you have kids! We had an awesome time.

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Eric Zehr
Charlotte, NC
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Went fishing with Tiderunner Charters on August 15, 2018
I would recommend a four-hour trip and fishing on the Cape Fear River or just offshore.

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United States
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Went fishing with Fish Dance Sportfishing Charters on July 10, 2018
Whatever you’re comfortable with as far as length of the trip and budget. Fishing is always fun!!

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Robert Caron
Monroe, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Clearlyhooked Fishing Inshore on July 2, 2018
Summer fishing limits species because of high water temps. Still plenty to catch though!

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