After taking off last week to fish the Big Rock blue marlin tournament in Morehead City, I was back in my home waters around Ocean Isle Beach this morning. Trading in the heavy trolling outfits for spinning rods, I was ready to get back into some inshore action. We started the morning looking for a redfish, and it simply didn't pan out for us, although there were some caught in the area today. We transitioned over to Sunset Beach to look for trout and flounder, making a couple of stops targeting each species. We managed a handful of flounder including a nice 18 incher caught by a young man who was spending the day fishing with his dad and granddad. Our flounder search got cut short, however, as we found a school of hungry trout that kept us occupied for the remainder of the trip. All of our trout were nice ones, between 2 and 3.5 pounds, which is a great class of fish for the backwater creeks. Stand by for more reports over the next few days as I have a busy week ahead of me. I've only got a couple of spots left open for the end of this week and next week is filling up fast, so now is the time to give me a call if you want to get in on the good fishing. Finally, don't forget to "like" my facebook page so you can see the real-time fishing updates and photos that I post throughout the day!
- Capt. Kyle