Since my last report predicting spring fishing to take off with the warm, pleasant weather being forecasted for next week, we have had weather that was anything but warm and pleasant. The last few days have been cool and dreary, but there have been some fish biting despite the weather. The redfish and black drum bite continues to be consistent in the Ocean Isle area. Live mud minnows and fresh dead shrimp fished on Carolina rigs have been producing most of the bites. I am going to stand by my prediction that next week will be when the fishing improves throughout the area by leaps and bounds. The 10 day forecast shows nothing but highs in the 70s and sunny skies ahead. So get ready, the spring flounder bite isn't far away, the redfish bite will only get better, and those big pre-spawn gator trout should be staging up any day now!