I don't want to speak too soon, but it sure seems like we may finally be done with winter and can expect the springtime fishing to take off any day now. This past weekend's warmer weather resulted in good redfish fishing throughout the Ocean Isle Beach areas. There were also quite a few nice black drum and even a few trout and flounder mixed in as well. It was very encouraging to hear good reports from many different sources. The long range outlook is now showing beautiful, warm weather next week with plenty of sun and air temperatures in the 70s. I expect to see the spring flounder bite begin to take off next week in the Sunset Beach, Cherry Grove/Hog Inlet and Tubbs Inlet areas, along with other historically good early season flounder spots. So hopefully the forecast will hold and everyone will see some good fishing. I'll be on water in the next couple of days, and will be able to provide an even better fishing outlook for the coming days.