Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

 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 […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – October 27, 2016

Ocean Isle – October 27, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore the flounder bite is heating up, with the fish getting larger and taking live bait like mud minnows. Several large doormats have been reported, and anglers should look for them in the ICW, creeks, and along docks. The big red drum bite has picked back up […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – October 13, 2016

Ocean Isle – October 13, 2016

Brody, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore the big reds were hanging out around the jetties, and flounder was the predominant inshore bite. Live mullet or peanut pogies on Carolina rigs worked for both species. The water should be back to fishing conditions after the storm for these areas in another 1-2 weeks. […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – September 29, 2016

Ocean Isle – September 29, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the big red drum have returned, and anglers are catching them right off the beach, as well as around the inlets and jetties. Look for the pogie pods when searching for the fish, and throw live bait, like minnows or pogies. Those looking for kings can target […]

 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 […]

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