Spring is finally here in Ocean Isle and Sunset beaches according to the calendar, but as I type this, we have a nor'easter blowing through that is producing some cold, nasty weather outside. However, it looks like as soon as this system gets out of town, the air temperatures are going to begin to climb again and hopefully our weather will get back on track. With all of that being said, we have been having some pretty good fishing in the inshore waters around Ocean Isle and Sunset beaches when the conditions have been right.
The speckled trout bite has continued to be very good overall, with fish still holding in many of the areas that they were all fall and winter. Some areas still have a good many small fish, while others have been producing a decent mix of small fish and keepers, and finally there are a few spots that have produced some truly trophy sized trout over the past couple weeks. The redfish and black drum have been making their presence known as well, as they continue to filter out of the back creeks and into the ICW and other areas where they will spend much of the year. While it is still a bit early in my opinion to start talking about flounder, there are a few being caught here and there, and I would expect them to begin to bite a little more consistently over the coming weeks as the water temperatures continue to climb. Overall, we're already having a good spring fishing-wise, and hopefully this trend will only continue and improve.
I've still got plenty of openings available from now throughout the spring and summer, but some the prime dates during the summer vacation season have already begun to fill up, so don't hesitate to give me a call to plan a fishing trip during your summer vacation. Check out the nice reds and trout we found on a recent trip below!
- Capt. Kyle