Captain Arlen's Fishing Reports & Blog


October 2010 report

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Fall fishing is in full force here in Wrightsville Beach, NC, and all of the Wrightsville Beach Charter Fishing fleet are enjoying great catches, happy customers, and some of the fastest pace action this state has to offer in saltwater fishing!  Nearshore, the king mackerel and false albacore are in full force, from the beach on out the the 10 mile areas.  Live bait is the best bet for fooling the larger kingfish, and there are still plenty of amberjack and cobia in the same areas.  Live bait is plentiful as large schools of menhaden continue to pour down the beach headed south.  We recently had a half day trip with kings and a cobia where the largest 5 kings had an aggregate weight of over 110 lbs!  The bottom fishing is full on, especially with the Gag groupers, being caught as close as 8 miles.  There are still plenty of other species mixed in, and the largest barracuda of the year are here and eager to test your spinning reels’ drag!  When the weather is pretty, the offshore fleet is finding plenty of blackfin tuna and numerous wahoo, some in excess of 60 lbs.  But the weather has been fairly uncooperative as of late.  No worries - that’s the beauty of fall fishing!  When it has been too windy to get offshore, the speckled trout fishing inshore has been incredible…...... 

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