Happy New Year to all of my great clients and to everyone who reads my reports! I know I am a few days late, but this is the first opportunity I’ve had in a while to sit down, collect my thoughts, and write a fishing report. I must also say thank you to everyone who fished with me in 2017. We had some great days, and some slow days as well, but I enjoyed fishing with all of you.
Our late fall speckled trout season was one of the best in recent memory. Both the quality and quantity of the fish was exceptional all season long, from early November to mid-December. We also managed to catch quite a few black drum, redfish, and even a few flounder throughout the season as well. I just wish the fishing could be this good year-round! I didn’t take near as many photos as I would have liked during this time, as most of the time I was so busy baiting hooks, netting, and unhooking fish that I didn’t have time to do so. However, I did manage to take a few, so check them out below.
Unfortunately, it is now bitter cold in the Ocean Isle area, and the fishing has pretty much ceased for the moment. As is normal, we will probably get going again sometime in March and from there roll right on into the 2018 fishing season. Now it is time to do a little hunting and a little maintenance in preparation for the year ahead. I hope to see all of you in 2018!