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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

Early May Catching Report!

Posted on 05/03/2019

Well folks, May is already here, which means summer is right around the corner.  We have been blessed with some great spring weather recently, and the abundant sunshine and warm air tempeartures have warmed up our inshore waters quite quickly.  This, in turn, has allowed us to have some good inshore fishing recently around Ocean Isle and Sunset Beaches.

Our speckled trout fishing remains consistent, and while we haven't been seeing huge numbers of fish, the average size of what we have been catching has been nice.  We have been seeing quite a few solid 1.5 - 3lb. fish, with a few larger specimens thrown in as well.  We have been fortunate to find a couple nice schools of redfish recently over the past few days, with fish from 16 - 25+" all schooled up together, which always makes things interesting.  There also continue to be a few black drum and sheepshead in many of the same areas where we have been finding the reds.  The flounder fishing is also improving as well, as there have already been some good catches of flounder in the area, numbers wise.  However, as to be expected, many are on the smaller side, but there have been a few nice keepers around.  All in all, we have enjoyed some pretty good fishing recently, and it should only continue as the month goes on.

I still have plenty of openings starting next week and beyond, so give me a call if you're going to be in town and want to get out on the water.  Also, continue to keep me in mind as you plan your summer vacations as well, as I am already filling dates in June and July.  Check out some of our recent catches below!

- Capt. Kyle