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Greetings from the Cape Fear Coast

I have been hitting the Cape Fear and Carolina Beach areas over the last few weeks. The Flounder been pretty solid most of the fish have been caught soaking small pogies along various grass points and rock structure. We did catch one on a 3 1/2 Yozuri Crystal minnow the other day. The average flatty has been around 3lbs. The drum bite has been hit or miss up river and a little better down river.

Yesterday, I was fishing with two guys from Durham and we started out up river hitting some shark infested points and grasslands looking for some Flounder. We had two scaled mullet and a big V bite mark on one mullet at the second anchor drop and about 5-10 shark bites, little fellas. At the third anchor spot, we finally got a nice 19" Cape Fear Flatty and missed two more but it was taken a while and the shark bite had disappeared. With a little over hour to go in the trip I had to decide which direction to go, look for trout or drum. Drum it was and after a short run in the river. We pulled up on a grass island and mud flats that looked great with the super flooded high tide.

We switched to throwing Gulps and jigs and popped three Drum in an hour two 20" and one that top the stick just under 27". The tide had ready started falling out hard so it was a hazard run off the flat not to ground the boat and really be stuck for a long time since the tide had already started dropping hard. We made it off the mudflat and back to the dock without any problems and headed to the house.

If you the time, the Cape Fear River is a good place to be this time of year.

Booking Fall Trips for Trout, Drum, Flounder and Stripers.

Thanks for Stopping By,

Capt. Danny Wrenn

96 Charter Company

Wilmington, N.C.

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Cape Fear Fishing Charters

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