Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – August 15, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – August 15, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that slot reds have been chewing on finger mullet in the backwaters. Some trout have been caught on live shrimp, and there have been steady numbers of black drum at low tide caught on live shrimp as well. Throwing topwater Zara Spooks at first daylight has also produced […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – August 1, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – August 1, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the key right now is to find the cleanest water that you can. Getting into the ICW at the halfway point between two inlets, where there isn’t much tidal flow, seems to be the best tactic. Redfish, black drum, trout, flounder and even the occasional sheepshead are […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 18, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 18, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that some nice speckled trout have finally moved into the area. While 10-12” fish had been the norm so far this season, you can now find 18-22” specks in the backwaters. Fishing live shrimp under a cork during a rising tide should get in on the action. Flounder […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 4, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 4, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that decent-sized finger mullet are finally here. Subsequently, the flounder bite has been epic, with fish biting stronger than they have in a long time. The flatties are happily taking finger mullet and mud minnows, with a few even falling for live shrimp. Red drum have been scattered […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – June 20, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – June 20, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that flounder are biting in the backwaters and on the nearshore reefs. Finding keepers is more common now, and live bait works best in bringing them in. Shrimp, mud minnows, and finger mullet are the top producers. Trout are still around, and they’re chewing best on live shrimp […]

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