Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

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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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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 19, 2018

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 19, 2018

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that some nice speckled trout have finally moved into the area. While 10-12” fish had been the norm so far this season, you can now find 18-22” fish in the backwaters. Fishing live shrimp under a cork during a rising tide should get in on the action. Flounder […]

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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 5, 2018

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – July 5, 2018

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that finger mullet are so thick in the creeks that you can practically walk on them. Subsequently, the flounder bite has been epic, with fish biting stronger than they have in a very long time. The flatties are virtually everywhere and are happily taking finger mullet and mud […]