Just as the fishing was as good as it can get, here comes hurricane Arthur and lasting winds. The water clarity has not been the best near shore, however there have been some nice flounder caught drifting live baits on Carolina rigs at the near shore reefs. The kings and Cobia should be biting well this time of year, but with the water turned over the bite has dwindled. There have been a few fish here and there but nothing worth talking about. Historically this has improved once the weather settles down. The Dolphin( Mahi) have been scattered, but when they have been caught it is in 50ft of water out to the stream. Their size is getting smaller, which is normal, as they move inshore. The prime Sailfish bite is getting closer as it normally peaks around August/ September. The bottom fishing has been affected negatively as well, but they are still biting. The better catches of large Grouper are coming from the deeper water around 100 plus ft. With the weather improving daily, I am looking forward to a good fishing report next week!
Tight Lines, Capt Marc