Throwing a line this weekend? The hot weather is turning into some hot fishing. Here's your exclusive fishing report ONLY available for mobile users.
Jamie at County Line Bait and Tackle in Castle Hayne told us in the Northeast Cape Fear River, bream are hitting red worms, crickets, betts spins and popping bugs while catfish are still hitting well on night crawlers, live bream, large minnows and cut eels.
Some thirty and forty pound catfish were caught this past weekend in the Black River.
Coastal fishing has picked up as well. Dennis Barbour of Island Hardware and Tackle in Carolina Beach let us know that offshore, the "gaffer" size mahi mahi have really turned on inside the stream around 160 feet of water.
Kings have been slow but are picking back up. When the water temp gets to 70 degrees and higher, the kings should really pick up.
And inshore the big blue fish are thick, most are running in the two to three pound range from 18 feet of water out to three miles and plenty of spanish mackerel are being caught by those trolling.