Fishing in July

Summer is here. The flounder are moving to near shore reefs and around the inlets. Scattered Reds and Trout are being caught. Spanish are in the 30 to 50 ft depths. Kings are being caught at area locations in the 45 to 65 ft depth on spanish sardines, small ballyhoo, blues, diving plugs and pogies  and cigar minnows when they can be found.


King /Spanish report

Big Spanish and small kings are being caught in 45 to 65 ft of water in places like 990/90, Christinas, Shark hole and Jungle depths. Live bait is working good, when found. Some is on the right of the little river area.When running to your location look for pods of cigar minnows and use sibiki rigs to load up.Come by Jimmy’s and get local info and the latest rigs that are performing.

Frollie Hughes : Jimmy’s Marine and Bay Pirate Fishing Team.

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The king bite is on from 35 ft to 110 ft , with the larger fish coming from the deeper water. Live pogies, cigar minnows and blues being the baits of choice. Come on down and get your tackle and bait at Jimmy’s Marine and catch up on some local knowledge.  Cape Lookout Shootout had a great turnout with lots of locals placing in the top ten.

Frollie Hughes :   Jimmy’s Marine and Bay pirate Fishing team.


Pogies are here around area beaches. Along with the pogies are a lot of blues and some spanish. Word has it that  several cobia have been seen and caught around the pogie pods. Come on down and get in on the bite.

p.s.  New 300 Suzukis are on and it want be long before Bay Pirate is back at Sea.

Frollie Hughes :  Jimmy’s Marine ; Bay Pirate Fishing Team


Ran to the Winyad Wednesday and caught 4 nice size gaffer mahi. Seas were about 3 ft and we were able to run 35- 40 on the way out and @ 40 on the way in. Dolphin were caught on chuggers and  green machines look alikes by Tormentor lures. Come by for all your fishing needs and talk about the area bite.!!!!

Frollie Hughes : Jimmy’s Marine LLc and Bay Pirate Fishing Team.


The Grouper bite was on yesterday in the 100 ft range. Several area captains limited out . Dolphin were also  active with captains having multiple catches.Kings were caught in the 70-80 ft range and 2 more were reported at Ocean Crest Pier.

Frollie Hughes;     Jimmy,s Marine;     Bay Pirate Fishing Team

Spanish and blues

A few spanish and blues are being caught  in 30 to 50 ft . Kings are in 65 to 90 ft areas, and hitting jigs and bead bait. Nows the time to get in on the action, come on down and connect with one of the local guides for a adventure.

Captain Hook Outdoors    910-540-7332 ; Tide line charters   910-279-2020 ;  Capt Mark Stacy   910-279-0110 ;

Speckulator Inshore         910-840-7186 ;  Fin Chaser  910-274-5458 :  Jeff Williamson or other locals.

Tell them Frollie Hughes(Bay Pirate Fishing ) sent you.

Fishing status

The offshore bite continues with wahoo , blackfin and a few dolphin mixed in. Kings are being caught in the 65 to 90 ft range. Spanish and blues are on the beach, with reports of larger size spanish slightly down south. Trout, drum with a occasional flounder mixed in.

Bottom fishing

Ran offshore 40 miles Sunday and hit 71 degree water in 95 ft. Caught alot of keeper sea bass jigging and 8-10,30 in kings also while jigging. We didn’t do any trolling  but there was a good weed line nearby .Looks like Tuesday and Wednesday are going to be good calm days. So come on down and load up on jigs and cigar minnows from Jimmy’s Marine

Frollie Hughes :: Bay Pirate Fishing and Jimmy’s Marine.

wahoo reports

Trask Cunningham caught an 80 plus this week , there were several other boats that were productive offshore with 50’s boated. Weather has allowed a day here and there for offshore trips . Meanwhile inshore the trout and drum bite continues. Also a report of an 18 in flounder caught off a locals dock.

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