Great Fishing Report North Carolina

April 22, 2018 by Jesse Gawlik

Trip Info


Fishing Report Week of 4/23/2018
Wrightsville Beach & Wilmington Nearshore and Offshore Waters

Captain Jesse : Writes weekly fishing reports for Fisherman’s Post and

Offshore:  King Mackerel bite is picking up in the 20-30 mile mark. Water temps have been slowly on the rise. The water temps at 25 mile mark northeast of Masonboro Inlet is 64 degrees. We are using blue/white Ilanders rigged with medium ballyhoo on the inside out riggers and red/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the outside outrigger. We are also running 2 skirt rigs on flat lines on the edge of the prop wash 50ft back. The King Mackerel bite has been best in the 85-120ft of water. There has been a lot of bait in this water depth the last 7 days. We are also Pulling white/sliver Drone spoons on #6 or #8 planners with 50 ft 100 lbs floro/mono leaders.

Gulfstream:  If we have a good weather window, the Wahoo bite is picking up along Swansboro Hole and points just south in 30 – 50 fathoms.  Pink/white Black/purple Ilanders rigged with large ballyhoo are producing nice fish. Must Wahoo have been caught on #3 planner early in the morning and #8 planner the afternoon. The Black Tuna bite has been steady in 20 – 30 fathoms. Pulling small skirt rigs. Like Fathom half pints or Sea Vixens. The best colors have been pink/white, blue/white on outriggers has been working best. These lures should be set in the choppy water 100 ft – 200 ft back.

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