June 3, 2011

North Carolina Sportsman - Saltwater Series: Carolina Beach

By Jerry Dilsaver
May 27, 2011

Carolina Beach is a popular destination for many fishermen from across North Carolina, plus visitors from other states. The ease of access in past years built the popularity, which continues. Located near the end of US 421 and the southernmost of the Wilmington area beaches, Carolina Beach enjoyed easy access in the years before I-40 was built. Now, access is even easier, and the crowds, especially on weekends, bear this out.

Carolina Beach serves as the gateway for fishermen visiting “Pleasure Island,” arriving with boats in tow. US 421 crosses the Intracoastal Waterway at Snow’s Cut and provides access to the island, which Kure Beach and Fort Fisher also call home. The northern end is at Carolina Beach Inlet, but the southern end is not quite as definite. The southern end was Corncake Inlet until it filled in many years ago, and then New Inlet filled in during the 1990s...

Full story: NC Sportsman
Photo from article -"Wes Barbour and his sister, Kim Munley, show off a nice red drum"
(includes very nice write up of Island Tackle Fishing Charters)
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