Fishing Reports from the Ocean Isle/Holden Beach area

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Oceean Isle Winter 2004

Brant, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the grouper bite has been excellent in November. They have been targeting areas with 60′ to 80′ of water. The OI boats also did well with genuine red snapper, targeting them in water from 80′ to 100′ deep. However, the main bite for November has been king […]

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Ocean Isle October 28, 2004

Rhett, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports there isn’t any major action inshore right now. Several flounder have been caught on Carolina rigs with finger mullet in the canals, around the Shallotte River, and in Tubbs Inlet. There have also been puppy drum and speckled trout taken from the inlet. The trout are not only […]

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Ocean Isle October 14, 2004

Rhett, of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that wahoo are very plentiful right now at the gulf stream. Boats are finding multiple catches in 150 to 200′ of water, all the way from the Georgetown Hole up to Morehead. They’ve also been regularly hooking dolphin and blackfin tuna. The bottom fishing has also been […]

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Ocean Isle September 30, 2004

Rhett, at Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports decent offshore fishing from mid to late September, with wahoo, small dolphin, big blackfin tuna, and kings near the Jungle. Water clarity is still less than 5 feet and winds are heinous offshore, but inshore the flounder are plentiful, as are puppy drum and black drum. Pompano and […]

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Ocean Isle September 16, 2004

Rhett, at Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that offshore action continues to be slow. This is due in large part to water visibility. Dive boats are reporting that in 40 to 75 feet of water they are only getting about 2 to 6 foot of visibility. Fish are out there, but they’re unable to spot […]