Wilmington Fishing

Wilmington Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 2 - 6 PM on Monday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Wilmington, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Red Drum - 22.06% Catch Rate
  2. Summer Flounder - 16.01% Catch Rate
  3. Spotted Seatrout - 14.23% Catch Rate
  4. Bluefish - 11.03% Catch Rate
  5. King Mackerel - 6.41% Catch Rate
  6. Whiting - 6.05% Catch Rate

Recommedations above based on 199 local reports and 21 species of fish for October in Wilmington.

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Latest Wilmington Fishing Reports

Trolling For Spanish Mackerel Off Carolina Beach NC
5/21/2020 4:35:54 AM - Trolling for Spanish Mackerel off Carolina Beach NC is a lot of fun is does not require a long boat ride offshore for you can begin to fish as soon as you clear the inlet. Dat

Red Drum Biting Late July
5/1/2020 9:30:55 PM - Cape Fear Guide fishing the last week of July was really busy catching red drum in the slot size of 19″  – 21″ really hard fighting fish for their size. The speckled trout bit

Limited Out on Red Drum
5/1/2020 9:30:54 PM - Fished Saturday August 19th with Brian Kiser and his daughter turned out to be a descent bite for Red Drum caught the limit of reds released several more fish landed a keeper

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Top Wilmington Fishing Charters & Guides

Cape Fear Guide
Captain Mike Dennis came to the Cape Fear area to work for the E.I. Du Pont Company in 1974. He fell in love with the beauty of the crystal clear waters at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. and the abundance of grey tro

Carolina Explorer Fishing Charters
Inshore and Coastal light tackle fishing charters in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, and Southport. On our trips you can catch flounder, red drum, trout, sharks, spanish mackerel, king mackerel,

ProFishNC Charters
Whether you are a Pro going after that Citation Fish or your taking your Family for a Family Fun Fishing Trip, Capt. Trevor’s expertise, excitement and unique ability to find you Fish will make this Adventure o

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Top Wilmington Bait & Tackle Stores

Tex's Tackle and Bait
Based in Southeastern North Carolina, we are one of the largest independently owned and operated tackle shops around. From the marsh to the gulfstream, we have a full line of the best tackle to make your next

Intracoastal Angler
A full service saltwater fishing outfitter located in Wilmington , NC at Wrightsville Beach. Our mission is to provide the finest products for the most competitive price for your fishing pursuits. We believe ou

Lee's Tackle
Welcome to Lee’s Tackle, a Fourth-Generation Family Owned Business, and The World’s Oldest Manufacturer of Precision Sportsfishing Equipment. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Top Wilmington Marinas

Masonboro Boat Yard and Marina
Slip owners enjoy Yacht Club privileges and the new facility including: * Bath house * Laundromat * Club room

Cape Fear Marina

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