Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – April 27, 2017

Ocean Isle – April 27, 2017

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that anglers are connecting with keeper-sized black drum around oyster bars. Throw fresh shrimp on a Carolina rig to connect with the fish. Red drum are starting to show up in the same locations as the black drum and are taking live shrimp. Expect fish between 19-25”. Speckled […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – April 13, 2017

Ocean Isle – April 13, 2017

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that with water temperatures around 68 degrees, there are still a few speckled trout around. Anglers should target the fish with paddletail jerk baits in chartreuse. Flounder are starting to show up, with some keeper-sized fish mixed in, and they will take artificials (also in chartreuse) and mud […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – March 23, 2017

Ocean Isle – March 23, 2017

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore anglers are connecting with slot redfish on live mud minnows. Those looking for speckled trout should fish for them on the falling tide. Vudu shrimp under corks are doing the trick. Most fish are over 15”, with some 3-4 lb. larger fish mixed in. There are […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – Winter 2016 – 2017

Ocean Isle – Winter 2016 – 2017

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the speckled trout bite is on in the backwaters, and fish up to 6 lbs. have been reported. Places such as Saucepan Creek, Shallotte River, the rock wall in Shallotte Inlet, and around area bridges are great locations to look for the fish, and live shrimp should […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – November 17, 2016

Ocean Isle – November 17, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore fishing in the backwater has yielded flounder and red drum, with both species hitting Gulp soft plastics. Gulp will also work on trout, but the best way to target them is with live shrimp. The king bite is hit or miss in 60’ of water, but […]

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