Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

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Ocean Isle – June 8, 2017

Ocean Isle – June 8, 2017

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that anglers targeting speckled trout are seeing above average action for this time of year. Most fish have been landed while using live shrimp or mud minnows under popping corks, but anglers electing to throw artificials are having luck on Vudu shrimp. Working ledges and drops near oyster […]

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Ocean Isle – May 25, 2017

Ocean Isle – May 25, 2017

Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that inshore the flounder bite is picking up, with most fish in the 13-18” range (but some up to 23”). Using a Carolina rig with a live pogie or mud minnow has been the most successful strategy. The trout bite has been active on shrimp under float rigs […]

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Ocean Isle – May 11, 2017

Ocean Isle – May 11, 2017

Jeff, of OIFC, reports that live shrimp are back and all the inshore species are taking them: speckled trout, redfish, black drum, and flounder. Target the fish with shrimp under a Cajun thunder popping cork. Those looking for topwater action can throw Heddon Spooks early in the morning to connect with redfish and specks. A […]

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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 […]

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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 […]