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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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There is a 13.82% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 15825 Anchovy counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART
There is a 13.75% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 15744 Spot Croaker counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 11.08% catch rate for Scup, based on 12682 Scup counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON SCUP COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.56% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 10950 Pinfish counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON PINFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.26% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 8311 Thread Herring counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON THREAD HERRING COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.54% catch rate for Round Scad, based on 7491 Round Scad counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON ROUND SCAD COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.47% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 7411 Atlantic Croaker counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.4% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 3889 Bluefish counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.8% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 3205 Spanish Mackerel counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON SPANISH MACKEREL COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.67% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 3058 Weakfish counted.
ENLARGE WILMINGTON WEAKFISH 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Wilmington are the following:
AR 425 - YAUPON REEF
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
Good area for trolling for kings
WELDON HALL WRECK
Weldon Hall wreck is located in approximately 78' of water.
Fanny and Jenny Wreck
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
10 Mile Rock
King Mackerel on the troll. Black Seabass on bottom. Also so Gag Groupers.
AR 425 - YAUPON REEF
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