Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – June 6, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – June 6, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that keeper flatties are in the backwaters and also starting to show at nearshore reefs. Trout are being caught on live shrimp under a popping cork. The local shrimp are finally big enough to catch in a cast net, and they are a great bait to use (if […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – May 23, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – May 23, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the flounder bite has taken off and is steadily improving, and many of the flounder are keepers. Mud minnows on Carolina rigs and Gulp curly tails in the pearl color have done well for the flatfish. The redfish bite has been steady. The catches include mostly slot […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – May 9, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – May 9, 2019

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that spanish mackerel are on the beachfront in 15-30’ of water. Sight casting to birds and around menhaden pods will get bites. The standard #00 spoon on a #1 planer gets it done every time. Schooling king mackerel have moved into 50-60’ depths and are readily chewing. Slow […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – April 25, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – April 25, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that redfish between 13-30” have been biting in the inshore waters, but the trout bite has slowed down since the water temperatures hit 70+ degrees. Flounder are starting to chew. They are mostly small, but there is the occasional 17” fish in the mix. The whiting bite is […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – April 11, 2019

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – April 11, 2019

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that trout are still plentiful, with a handful of keepers coming in from the backwaters. Redfish are breaking up out of their winter schools and getting settled into their favorite spring/summer holes, where they’re eager to hit jerk baits or fresh shrimp with the heads on. April is […]

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