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June 16, 2010

Topsail Beach June Update

Fishing Topsail Message Board
Topsail Area Charter Boats
2009 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide

Sounds, piers, and ICW; The flounder bite in the inshore and nearshore waters is fast improving. I have heard of several fish this week close to 5 pounds. Best bait seems to be smaller menhaden on a carolina rig and fished  slowly. Reds are biting well also. Same bait and same rig on a falling tide. Around bridges and docks, sheepshead are plentiful.Some big bluefish are still around as well. I got a report of a 9 pounder caught in the ICW while flounder fishing! Just offshore, the cobia have made a strong showing at the inlets and near shore artificial reefs. Spanish mackerel have been on one day and off the next. When you find them they bite well. Other days they are hard to find. Blues, some big choppers, are still around the piers along with hit and miss spanish. Kings are moving in closer. Mahi are bunched up nearshore. There are lots of fish in the 10 mile area. Best baits seem to be live bait, with cigar minnow and ballyhoo are working also. Piers are reporting good catches of sheepshead, with blues and spanish during the day, (early am and late pm) with spots, virginia mullets, lots of spade fish under the pier, and scattered reports of keeper flounder. Live bait best for the flounder, with fresh cut shrimp for bottom feeders, and clam flavor fish bites for the mullets and spots. Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya! Then this is your kind of fishing, no guarantees, just some quality time with nature friends. See you on the beach!

Till next time....
Tight lines!
Johnny and Donna