Fishing Vacation on Wrightsville Beach: What Fish Can You Catch?

Wrightsville Beach fishing charters offer a variety of catches for anglers of all levels. From Spanish mackerel and sharks to king mackerel and mahi mahi, there is something for everyone. Inshore trips target bluefish, bonito, striped sea bass, smallmouth bass, brook trout, brown trout, black bass, rainbow trout, walleye perch, crappie and musk. Offshore trips can bring in tuna, swordfish, white marlin and mackerel.

Shore fishermen can catch spotted sea trout, redfish and flounder. In addition to the fishing opportunities, visitors can also explore the local points of interest such as Kure Beach's fishing dock and North Carolina aquarium in Fort Fisher. There are several dozen coastal fishing charters or fishing guides based at Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding Cape Fear areas. These businesses are an excellent choice for anglers who want to explore local waters that lie inland or near the coast.

For those who prefer to fish from shore, there are several public and private ramps as well as a couple of free public ramps. Johnnie Mercer's Pier is a popular spot for anglers with its 945-foot all-concrete dock. Trails End Park also offers a launch lane, parking for about 40 vehicles and an on-site fishing dock. Carolina Beach Fishing Pier stretches 700 feet and is located south of Wrightsville Beach.

To make the most of your fishing trips on Wrightsville Beach, visitors can obtain a fishing license at several locations on and around the beach once they arrive on vacation. River fishing, lake fishing, coastal fishing, nearshore fishing, deep-sea fishing, plain fishing, cross-country fishing - whatever your ambitions are - you'll find all the fishing adventures at Wrightsville Beach!.

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