The Carolinas - Surf City topsail fishing suggestions
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08-16-2012, 08:25 PM
I will be with the guys fishing in surf city in mid September. We plan on going out on my 21 foot Sea Pro. Do any of you guys have some fishing suggestions? I figured I would troll down the beach. Any wrecks or artificial reefs that you would recommend?
Knot on Call
08-16-2012, 09:18 PM
AR 360 is just a couple miles from the sea buoy but there's not much bottom there from what I've seen. If you can troll along the beach you might get some action with the blues in September. The Spanish bite may be gone by then but I hope not. I'll be there around that time with my Sea Pro and I plan to pull some spoons to see.
08-17-2012, 06:29 AM
thanks Knot for the advice. look forward to seeing you down there then!
Ice Cream Man
08-18-2012, 04:58 AM
Yesterday fished the 1st. set of boxcars ( AR362), looking for Flounders caught a few small Sharks before the wind picked up & we gave up .......
Saw lots of Cigar Minnows & a few Barracudas ...... ICM
Knot on Call
08-18-2012, 05:17 AM
There's some good bottom down around Dallas Rock that you should be able to get to. I haven't been there in about 2 months but we did well there the end of May, first part of June. Haven't been back since though. Bsb, undersized grouper, nice flounder, reef fish, grunts etc. Not many sharks at that time. I don't have the numbers with me but watch the bottom and pick a spot.
08-21-2012, 05:10 AM
Christmas Rock, dallas Rock, Pete Brown's (I think), AR 362 is about 8 miles out from the NTI sea buoy, AR366 is a little farther ( about 5 more miles), lots of little ledges once you get about 5 miles off and some hold fish.
08-21-2012, 06:11 AM
If the weather is good, as baypro said, between 362 and dallas rock there are some good ledges that are holding fish in about 60 ft of water. I know of some large kings caught in that area with live pogies.
If you look at the charts there is a contour line that comes in like a "V" about 8 miles off the beach at about 105* from the sea buoy. That entire area inside the "V" is called the river bed and there are some good holes/ledges that can hold fish, both on the top and the bottom.
Hope this helps and tight lines.