Anglers are catching moderate numbers of SPANISH MACKEREL while trolling the Beaufort Inlet and along the beachfront with Clarkspoons. Casting metal jigs around the inlet has had some success as well. Bigger SPANISH action can be found around near shore structures like AR 35 and 285, using live baits and dead cigar minnows.KINGS are making a good showing at structures like NW places and Atlas tanker; the bite will only get better as summer turns to fall. Live menhaden and cigar minnows are the best use. The near shore FLOUNDER bite is still solid around the artificial reefs and other structures within a few miles of the beach. Most fish are falling for bucktails tipped with gulp baits. The inshore FLOUNDER bite is good as well. Atlantic Beach bridge, port wall, near the inlets and channels. Finger mullet, muds and gulp baits are effective on the FLOUNDER. Some nice GREY TROUT have been caught in the same places as FLOUNDER, biting bucktails and metal jigs. SHEEPSHEAD have been found at the port, near bridges and docks and around oysters in the marshes. Sea urchins seem to work best. RED DRUM have been scarce but some can be found in the marshes around Core Creek, the haystacks and Carrot Island. Soft plastics, topwater and live baits under popping corks are effective. Surf casters are hooking a mix of SEA MULLET, POMPANO, RED and BLACK DRUM and more. Shrimp, cut mullet, bloodworms and sand fleas work best.
For offshore, WAHOO has been the majority of the action. Big catches on the east side as well as the Big Rock area. There has been some nice SAILFISH action just a few miles offshore recently, and also in the gulfstream. Bottom fisherman are hooking plenty of GROUPER, TRIGGERS, SEA BASS and more at offshore ledges and wrecks. Squid, Boston mackerel and cigar minnows will do the job.