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Does Masonboro Sound offer any decent fishing?

Dan Spears

The StarNews’ two fishing gurus, Mike Marsh and Marc Maus, say fishing in Masonboro Sound is good — just be careful when you go.

Because water leaves the sound at low tide, taking a boat could leave you stranded for several hours. Marsh says many people use kayaks and canoes to cross the Intercoastal Waterway and arrive at the sound. Maus knows that people arrive on john boats, then simply drag them up onto the sand. Either mode of transportation will give you the ability to fish the ICW, the sound or from the beach.

Maus also added the following: “Down toward Carolina Beach at the point of Masonboro Island as you go towards (Carolina Beach) inlet used to be a really good place for drum and flounder. There are a couple of old rusty cars at that point. And out by the 1st 2 red cans marking the buoy can be great places for drum. When I was running the charter boat we caught like 15 there between 15-30 pounds and the 1 man was so tired he asked me to take him back to the dock.”

Good luck, and happy casting.

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One Response to “ Does Masonboro Sound offer any decent fishing?”

  1. On August 3, 2009 at 9:38 pm Josh wrote:

    What rigs were you fishing on those cars?

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