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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

Springtime Update!

Posted on 04/30/2018

As I write this, it finally seems that winter is behind us and the warm weather is here to stay. It was certainly a rough winter from a fisherman’s standpoint. Starting with the cold and ice we had in January, and then the up and down temperatures we have had since then, have made patterning fish a chore, but thankfully we have been finding a few. We have been finding steady action with both the black drum and redfish, which we usually depend on to get our fishing started for the year. There have been blacks and reds of all sizes around, from under-slot size fish to a few over-slot size brute reds. The flounder fishing is also starting to take off as well, with many of the typical early season spots beginning to produce good numbers of fish. As is normal with early season flounder, many are undersized, but there have been a few keepers mixed in as well. As many of you already know, speckled trout season is closed this year until June 15th due to the tough winter we had. Despite this, there are still a few around that have been providing some catch and release action.

It is still very early in our fishing season, and things are only going to improve from here on, so now is the time to start thinking about that late spring or summer fishing trip! Give me a call as dates are already beginning to fill up.

-Capt. Kyle