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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

Weekly Report!

Posted on 08/12/2018

I am pleased to finally be able to report that we were able to fish this entire past week and not get rained on a single time, which almost didn't seem right after what we had experienced the three prior weeks.  We returned to a more typical late summer weather pattern, which unfortunately includes a lot of heat and humidity.  Couple that with the extreme tides we have been experiencing due to the new moon, and all of a sudden we have a whole new set of challenges to overcome.  

Fortunately, we have been successful at overcoming those challenges and have still managed to produce some nice fish.  We had some good flounder action on a couple of trips, with both good numbers of fish and some quality fish as well.  The redfish and black drum also continued to give us some action throughout the week.  Most of both species continue to be slot size, with a few undersize specimens and even a handful of over slot reds still showing up.  As I mentioned last week, the speckled trout fishing has tapered off a bit due to the hot water, but we have still managed to find a couple here and there, including a really nice 5lber earlier in the week.  This type of action should continue as August progresses as long as we don't have any kind of crazy weather.

We are beginning to see the summer vacation season taper off as school is starting back up throughout much of the country over the next couple of weeks, which means I have plenty of openings available if you're going to be in town and want to do some inshore fishing.  I'm also beginning to fill some dates in October and November as well, so its not too early to start planning a fall fishing trip!  Check out a few of our catches from this past week below!

-Capt. Kyle