Mahi catches reported not far offshore

Warm weather and calm seas continue to offer excellent ocean fishing for anglers. Inshore fishing is producing catches of red drum, black drum and flounder. Spanish mackerel and bluefish are being caught along the beaches and around the inlets. Cobia are being caught just off the beaches. King mackerel fishing has been excellent with plenty of school size kings being caught. Mahi are being caught as close as 20 miles. Bottom fishing is producing catches of grouper, snapper and black sea bass. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of mahi, blackfin tuna, some wahoo and billfish.

TOPSAIL ISLAND

Joe Johnston reports flounder are being caught around the docks and mouths of the creeks on mud minnows. Spanish mackerel are being caught along the beaches on Clarkspoons and small Yo-Zuri plugs. School size king mackerel are being caught on Drone Spoons and Rapala X-Raps. Source: Eastern Outfitters.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

Tex Grissom reports inshore fishing is producing catches of flounder and red drum. Spanish mackerel are being caught along the beach and around the inlets. Spadefish continue to be caught at the nearshore wrecks and reefs. Bottom fishing is producing catches of black sea bass and grouper. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of mahi and tuna. Source: Tex's Tackle.

PLEASURE ISLAND

Captain Lewis Emery reports flounder are being caught in the surf and in the inlets. Spanish mackerel and bluefish are being caught along the beaches and around the inlets. Cobia are being caught just off the beaches while king mackerel are being caught starting in the 10-mile range. Mahi and moved well inshore and are being caught as close as 20 miles. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of larger mahi, tuna and some wahoo. Source: Island Tackle and Hardware.

OFFSHORE WILMINGTON

Captain Rick Croson reports Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of blackfin tuna, mahi and scattered catches of wahoo. The bill fish bite is producing blue marlin, sailfish and white marlin. Source: Living Waters Guide Service.

LOWER BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Captain Chris Foster reports fishing in the backwaters is producing catches of red drum, black drum and flounder. Spanish mackerel are being caught along the beaches on Clarkspoons pulled behind #1 or #2 planers. The king mackerel has been really good with most boats reporting catching limits of kings. Bottom fishing is producing catches of grouper and snapper. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of mahi and blackfin tuna. Source: Yeah Right Charters, Southport.