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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

Bent Poles and Screaming Drags!

Posted on 09/03/2013

Well, it is officially September and we're inching closer to fall each day.  Even though we have still had summer-like weather the past few days, the inshore waters are showing the signs of fall.  The silver mullets continue to be thick and the creeks are still full of shrimp, and the fish are beginning to take advantage of all the food swimming around.  We found some great redfish action in the backwater creeks yesterday, with most of the fish being nice ones from 22 - 30 inches.  It was the first school of really "fired up" fish I've been on in a couple of months, as they ate everything we threw at them.  Mullet, mud minnows, shrimp, and crab chunks all got eaten as soon as they hit the bottom.  It was certainly encouraging to find this kind of action, and it is hopefully a sign of good things to come in the next couple of weeks.  We have also continued to pick away at the speckled trout, and have started to see some gray trout as well.  Both should continue to bite better and better as the month progresses.  The flounder fishing has continued to be good as well, both in the backwater and off the beach, and should also only get better as the water cools.  The best fishing of the year is right around the corner, so don't miss out, and plan your fall fishing trip now!  Check out some of the photos from the past few days!

-Capt. Kyle