Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – September 15, 2016

Ocean Isle – September 15, 2016

Brody, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that there have been over-slot reds caught in the backwater. The fish are falling for live bait under a popping cork and on Carolina rigs. Target the fish along creeks and in the ICW. Flounder fishing has slowed in the backwaters, but anglers can head north towards Southport […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – September 1, 2016

Ocean Isle – September 1, 2016

Brody, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore the flounder bite has been steady, with flatfish in the 18-22” range falling for live bait on Carolina rigs. Overslot red drum are moving into area waters, and they are mostly holding around the jetties. Live mullet and pogies are the go-to bait for the big […]

 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, […]

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