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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

October Inshore Action!

Posted on 10/12/2014

We are finally in the midst of the best time of year for inshore fishing in the Ocean Isle area, which has been proven by the good fishing we have enjoyed over the past couple of weeks.  I will admit, we have had a few more slow days than I would like to have in the fall recently, which was mostly due to several days of strong southwest wind, resulting in dirty water both on the beaches and in the backwater as well.  But thankfully we have had many more good trips than we have had slower ones.  The redfish fishing continues to be our mainstay, and we have continued to catch some big bull reds, although they have been a little more scattered this year than last.  But the ones we have been catching have been nice ones, with quite a few 30+ pounders in the mix.  We have had some great action recently with the spanish mackerel when the ocean was calm enough for us to venture out off the beaches.  Casting swimmings plugs and jigging spoons into schools of feeding frenzied spanish mackerel makes for some fast action and great fun on light tackle.  We have also caught some nice false albacore recently using the same technique, which also makes for quite a bit of excitement with their drag screaming runs.  In addition, the flounder fishing continues to be consistent overall, and we have been able to put together a couple of nice catches when we took the time to exclusively target them.  The speckled trout fishing has probably been the most inconsistent of all the target species, but we are starting to see more of them all the time, and the fact is that the water just needs to cool off more before the trout bite gets into full swing.  All in all, things have been pretty good on the inshore fishing front, and are sure to only improve as the air and water continue to cool.  I still have some available days towards the end of the month and beginning of November, so there is still plenty of time to give me a call and get a fall fishing trip in!

 -Capt. Kyle