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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

Springtime Inshore Action!

Posted on 04/17/2014

It seems like the winter that wouldn't go away might finally be on its way out (except for the cold snap we're currently in). We have been doing our best to take advantage of pleasant weather we've been having lately though.  Fishing has honestly been a little spotty, with some days being far better than others, but we have been able to find a few hungry fish each trip.  Redfish and Black drum have been producing most of our action, and we have started to catch a few of the first flounder of the year as well.  Some of the usual early-spring flounder areas have seen a solid flounder bite over the past week, which should spread to all of the local flounder spots soon.  There continue to be some trout around as well, although we haven't spent a great deal of time fishing for them the last few trips.  However, the time is upon us for the big pre-spawn female "gator" trout to bite, and I expect to start hearing some reports of some big ones anytime now.  Hopefully, the water will continue to warm and the fishing will continue to improve.  The fish really seem to be in a transition phase at the moment, but they should be staging up in their normal spring/summer haunts any time now.  So get ready, some good fishing is right around the corner!

-Capt. Kyle