After taking off last week to fish the Big Rock blue marlin tournament in Morehead City, I was back in my home waters around Ocean Isle this morning. Trading in the heavy trolling outfits for spinning rods, I was ready to get back into some inshore action. We started the morning looking for a redfish, and it simply didn't pan out for us, although there were some caught in the area today. We transitioned over to looking for trout and flounder, making a couple of stops targeting each species. We managed a handful of flounder including a nice 18 incher caught by a young man who was spending the day fishing with his dad and granddad. Our flounder search got cut short however, as we found a school of hungry trout that kept us occupied for the remainder of the trip. All of our trout were nice ones, between 2 and 3.5 pounds, which is a great class of fish for the backwater creeks. Stand by for more reports over the next few days as I have a busy week ahead of me. I've only got a couple of spots left open for the end of this week and next week is filling up fast, so now is the time to give me a call if you want to get in on the good fishing. Finally, don't forget to "like" my facebook page so you can see the real time fishing updates and photos that I post throughout the day!
- Capt. Kyle