Captain Arlen's Fishing Reports & Blog

July 2010 Report

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Here at warm, sunny Wrightsville Beach, NC the grouper are completely off their post-spawning patterns and are eager to bite most offerings!  We have had Our best July with grouper to date, including many Gag Grouper specimens over 36” and topping the 20-pound mark.  Live pinfish work great when the bite slows from dead cigar minnows and boston mackerel.  There have been plenty of amberjacks, smaller dolphin, barracuda, and king mackerel around the same areas, all of which can be caught while bottom fishing.  We use a “Light-line”, a spinning rod loaded with braid, topped with flourocarbon leader, and a live offering that usually doesn’t last too long.  African Pompano are beginning to show up near Frying Pan Tower. 
Last month I mentioned there have been several National Geographic-esque moments lately for the Wrightsville Beach Charter Fishing boats, but this month has got its prior beat.  Be sure to hit “More” for the entire article, including pictures.  While grouper fishing on one of those slick-caam summer days, we had taken a break to eat lunch after our limit of grouper and many triggerfish.  My client threw some of their pb&j sandwich overboard, when all of a sudden it was eaten in a swirl the size of a city bus…..

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