Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – May 12, 2016

Ocean Isle – May 12, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that Gulf Stream fishing has been solid around the Black Jack area. There have been some nice catches of mahi, wahoo, and blackfin tuna. Trolling skirted small ballyhoo has been productive, with the tuna taking particular interest in pink-skirted baits. Hunter, of Rod and Reel Shop, reports that […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – April 28, 2016

Ocean Isle – April 28, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore the flounder, drum, and trout bite is picking up. Trout are falling for soft plastics, and the flounder are biting live mud minnows. Yaupon Reef has been holding large red drum, and anglers have been hooking fish around the 40 lb. range. Offshore anglers are connecting […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – April 14, 2016

Ocean Isle – April 14, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that there has been some solid king mackerel action. The kings can be found 35 miles out around the Horseshoe. Finding water temperatures in the upper 60’s and slow trolling dead cigar minnows has been effective in hooking up with the kings. Bottom fishing a few miles further […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – March 24, 2016

Ocean Isle – March 24, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that some bluefish are starting to show along the beach, so any day now the spanish mackerel will arrive. There are no reports of any bonito being caught yet, but since plenty of false albacore have been hooked, we can expect the bonito to arrive shortly. The black […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Ocean Isle – March 3, 2016

Ocean Isle – March 3, 2016

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that boats making it out to the Gulf Stream, and particularly around the Winyah Scarp, are finding some solid action with wahoo. Look for water temperatures between 66 and 71 degrees to find action with the wahoo, and trolling skirted ballyhoo and other artificials are the go to […]

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