The summer vacation season is off and rolling here in Ocean Isle and Sunset Beaches, and thankfully I have been very busy, and it looks l am going to continue to be throughout the near future. We're in the middle of a period of unsettled weather at the moment, and have been dodging a few rain clouds and thunderstorms the past few days. But, it looks like the weather is going to shape up in the next few days and get back to a more normal summer pattern.
The inshore fishing remains good overall throughout the area, as we are still seeing some action from all our target species. I can't say that every trip has been a home run, but we have caught pretty well on most trips, and have seen some nice quality fish to boot. We're still picking away at the speckled trout fairly steadily, and have been finding some good quality fish on many different spots. We also managed to find some nice redfish this past week as well, including several over - slot specimens pushing 30 inches. There also continue to be quite a few black drum mixed in on a lot of the same spots that have been producing the trout and reds. Finally, while I have to admit that I haven't spent much time flounder fishing, opting to hopefully chase faster action with the trout and reds, there are some nice flounder being caught. We have managed to find a few nice keepers when we have fished for them, and many other fishermen in the area have been having similar success.
This type of fishing should only continue throughout the month of June and into early July as long as our weather remains somewhat stable. As far as open dates go, I do still have a few openings left in June, but they are becoming very limited, so please don't hesistate to call if you're looking to do some inshore fishing during your summer vacation. Also, I am already filling up quite a few dates in July as well, so keep that in mind if you're going to be in town in July.
Check out some of last week's catches below!