I first must apologize for my extended absence from my fishing report, as I am long, long overdue to give everyone an update on the inshore fishing in the Ocean Isle and Sunset beach area.
This past winter and early spring has been the most eventful of my life. I was given the opportunity to pursue a different career path in January, and have been working toward doing so since. My wife and I also welcomed a new addition over the winter as well. This will essentially make me a part-time guide, and my availablity will be quite limited, but I will try to get as many of my great clients on the water as possible during the year. For those whose schedules don't line up with mine, I will be glad to direct you to someone who will take care of you.
While this was already a great change in my life, the covid-19 virus showed up and altered all of our lives in a way that we haven't seen before. I hope that everyone out there and their families managed to stay healthy during this time and continue to do so. As I write this, life is beginning to return to a "new normal" and hopefully we do not see a resurgence of the virus.
As far as the fishing goes, things are progressing right along as they should be in early May, and the speckled trout, black drum, and redfish have all been providing some action recently. Our trout fishing was quite good throughout the winter, and they seem to have picked right back up as they enter their pre-spawn time of year. I honestly havent't been on the water very much recently, but fishermen throughout the area have been seeing some success.
I'll be back out there very soon, and once again while my schedule will be somewhat limited, please give me a call if you're going to be in town and I'll do my best to get you out on the water and pulling on some fish.
Check out a few photos of some of our winter catches below.
- Capt. Kyle