Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – October 11, 2018

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – October 11, 2018

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore fishing hasn’t slowed down much since the storm, with inshore slams very possible on most days. Even though the shrimp in the area have been tiny, mud minnows and pogies are easy to find, and despite the fact that the water is incredibly murky, predatory fish […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – Sep 13, 2018

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – Sep 13, 2018

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that there is at least one school of red drum in the area with 500-1000 fish in it. The fish aren’t picky, especially on the falling tide. Topwater fishing has been the most effective in the morning, but when the sun gets up and the topwater action slows […]

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Ocean Island/Holden Beach – Aug 30, 2018

Ocean Island/Holden Beach – Aug 30, 2018

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the struggle with poor fishing conditions continues. Dirty water and a strong southwest wind has made it near-impossible to find a decent bite anywhere around the area, and the tide hasn’t seemed to make a difference, either. There are flounder, red drum, and trout in the area, […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – Aug 16, 2018

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – Aug 16, 2018

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 on live shrimp as well. Flounder have been consistent, with a near 50% keeper rate.   […]

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Ocean Isle/ Holden Beach – Aug 2, 2018

Ocean Isle/ Holden Beach – Aug 2, 2018

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. You can find shrimp at low tide coming out from little […]

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