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Wilmington, North Carolina, is an idyllic city on the Atlantic coast. As the British settled in North America, Wilmington became an attractive port city, and it was a crucial supply point during the Revolutionary War thanks to the deep Atlantic waters and easy access to the Cape Fear River. Today, the old-world charm and quaint coastline make Wilmington popular for film and television production. It is also a popular destination for fishing.
Wilmington fishing is really something special. From Wilmington, it is easy to take a boat out to the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream runs up and down along the coastline, and it is a popular migratory path for many Atlantic fish. This warm water stream attracts big-name fish like mahi-mahi and wahoo. You may even get lucky and catch blue marlin or blackfin tuna. Better still, many of these fish are present all season long. This means if you are looking to score a big catch, Wilmington fishing can be just what you need.
The nearshore fishing is just as appealing. The shallower waters by the shore are flush with shipwrecks and artificial reefs. This has allowed the local fish populations to stay vibrant over the years. In these Wilmington fishing areas, you might expect to snag albacore tuna and king mackerel nearly all year long. On bottom you might catch big grouper, black sea bass, vermilion snapper, triggerfish, and grunt. Other common saltwater fish caught in the inshore waters of Wilmington can include the distinctive flounder, red drum (redfish), speckled trout and black drum are popular catches.
The Cape Fear River is an important fixture in the area, and it is also good for fishing. Largemouth bass are especially prominent in these inland waters and nearby freshwater lakes. There have been documented reports of bass up to 8 pounds. Other popular fish in these waters include striped bass and catfish.
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AR 425 - YAUPON REEF
3/20/2011 12:48:43 AM -
Black Seabass and many varieties of Sharks can be found on the reef all year round. There are nice Cobia and Gray Trout in the Spring on the reef. From Spring through
3/20/2011 12:48:09 AM - 33.8755 -78.2255
5/21/2011 12:05:33 AM - AR-372
5/25/2022 12:40:19 PM - LEDGE-293(2)
WELDON HALL WRECK
3/20/2011 12:48:31 AM -
Weldon Hall wreck is located in approximately 78' of water.
Fanny and Jenny Wreck
6/13/2013 11:55:54 AM - She was built in Blackwall Yard, London by Money and Wigrams in 1847 for the Chester & Holyhead Railway Company for a passenger service between Holyhead and Kingstown (Dun
AR 355 - NEW RIVER REEF
3/20/2011 12:48:21 AM - 34.352 -77.334
10 Mile Rock
3/20/2011 12:34:42 AM -
King Mackerel on the troll. Black Seabass on bottom. Also so Gag Groupers.
AR 425 - YAUPON REEF
3/20/2011 12:48:43 AM - 33.8841666666667 -78.1058333333333
5/21/2011 12:05:32 AM - AR-362
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There is a 20.47% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 639 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 15.51% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 484 Atlantic Menhaden counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON ATLANTIC MENHADEN COUNTS CHART
There is a 14.1% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 440 Red Drum counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON RED DRUM COUNTS CHART
There is a 12.69% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 396 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.75% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 242 Atlantic Croaker counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.61% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 175 Spotted Seatrout counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.49% catch rate for American Shad, based on 140 American Shad counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON AMERICAN SHAD COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.95% catch rate for Whiting, based on 92 Whiting counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON WHITING COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.31% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 72 Striped Mullet counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.51% catch rate for Flounder, based on 47 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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