Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – August 18, 2016

Ocean Isle – August 18, 2016

Brody, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the flounder bite in the backwaters has slowed down a bit, but there are still some fish being caught. Live bait on Carolina rigs is the best way to tempt bites from the flatfish. The red drum that are being caught in the backwaters are quality fish, […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – August 4, 2016

Ocean Isle – August 4, 2016

Brody, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the inshore bite has slowed in the backwaters, with flounder and speckled trout being caught with less frequency. A few flounder have been found near inshore AR’s. Doormat founder are being caught in Tubbs Inlet, with a 10.4 lb. fish reported. Live bait is the key to […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – July 21, 2016

Ocean Isle – July 21, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the backwater bite in the creeks and along the waterway has been a bit inconsistent. However, mullet minnows have returned to the waterway in the past few days, and the flounder, red drum, and trout fishing should improve with the arrival of the bait schools. Live shrimp, […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – July 7, 2016

Ocean Isle – July 7, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore the flounder bite had picked up, and anglers can connect with the fish using live pogies. Off the beaches, spanish mackerel have been schooling in 15-25’ of water. Anglers are finding the fish around glass minnows and the edges of pogie pods, where an occasional cobia […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – June 23, 2016

Ocean Isle – June 23, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that anglers are connecting with sheepshead, black drum, and speckled trout inshore. The black drum have ranged in size from small to 3-6 lbs., and one was reported weighing in at 8 lbs. The speckled trout are falling for live finger mullet on a Carolina rig fished on […]

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