Hey all- I'm going to be down at Wrightsville and Topsail the week of 13JUL. Planning on bringing my pontoon for the sound. What should I target at that time. It's been a while since I've spent any time down there.
I hardly get to fish the coast, maybe once or twice a year, but if it were me in a pontoon in the sound, I think I'd use double dropper loop rigs with some fresh shrimp and just see what's biting. Maybe carolina rig with mud minnows. You also can't go wrong with simple gotcha jigheads and gulp shrimp. Since you'll be there a week, sniff around and maybe you'll catch on to something more specific. I am sure other guys in the know will also suggest mirrolures/etc for reds and trout.