Topsail Area Charter Boats
2009 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide
Weather looking great. Slight chance of some tropical weather in the near future, more as we get the info. CVS Pharmacy is back in the construction stage. The walls are going up now. Harris Teeter grocery store is scheduled to open in spring 2011. Walls are almost up. Our area is growing fast.
Now the fishing reports.
Sea View Pier: Still no report directly from Sea View Pier, I must have the wrong number, can't get anyone to answer the phone. If you know anything bout fishing at Sea View, please post it for our members. I have reports of a few Spots and Mullet. Three Tarpon and a few nice Spanish.
Surf City Pier report: Aug 3rd ...."finally a few fish...caught a 36 lb king Sunday....a 24 lb king on Monday..... We have seen several spanish early morning, a few spade fish and pompano.....seeing a few spots and a few of mullets, mostly at night." (Thanks Vinita)
Jolly Roger Inn and Pier: Josh Sloop caught this 5 1/2 lb. Speckled Trout on Saturday. There have been lots of tarpon hook-ups and several landings in the last week to ten days. Kings are biting decent also. Also some big spanish hitting live bait. There were quite a few puppy drum caught, also had one 5 lb. speckled trout! Nice! Fishermen also reported seeing a big school of black drum cruising around under the pier. They managed to a few of the black drum, but most of them were hesitant to bite due to the clear water. Also reported were a few flounder, spots, mullet, and bluefish.
Surf report: Lots of sharks, big ones at night, especially near the inlets. Flounder and some big red drum are hitting live finger mullets, some big speckled trout are eating live shrimp fished under a popping cork. Not many reports of specks hitting grubs or mirro-lures right now, but it won't be long. Water is still a bit warm for schooling specks. Water is full of black drum, but they aren't biting great, I am guessing because of the clear water.
Offshore report: Water temps are still in the mid 80's. Winds N-NE at 10 to 15 mph. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Looks pretty good to me for offshore fishing. But I am not a weather man, so check it out for yourself. I have had reports of lots of mahi at 20 miles and further, some kings and sharks. There have been some big sharks near the inlet, along with some blues and spanish. There have been reports of lots of reds on the ocean side of Lee Island. Live bait and gold spoons getting the best results.
Typical summertime fishing, not great, but better than almost anything else I can think of doing. Come on down and get your limits! Bring plenty of water to drink. It's HOT at Topsail Island.
Some Surf City news:
Check out the Movie in the Park and Concert in the Park schedule. Some really good movies for the kids and some great bands ready to play. Events are every Saturday night at the Surf City Soundside Park, just across the swing bridge.
Saturday, August 14 Concert: Pamlico Joe and Clean Water Flow. A nice program concerning our resources. Get details about these events at the Town of Surf City website; http://surfcity.govoffice.com/