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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

Inshore Slam plus more!

Posted on 05/23/2013

I had the pleasure of spending yesterday on the water with a family from the Raleigh area.  They had redfish on their minds but said they would be very willing to pull on anything else that would like to bite as well.  We started off flounder fishing at Sunset Beach and found some quick action, but the fish were on the small side, so we made a move and transitioned over to floating live shrimp under cork rigs.  Once again we didn't have long to wait as we caught a solid redfish on the first cast.  We had steady action throughout the trip from some nice reds (including a couple of over-slot sized specimens up to 29"), black drum, sheepshead, and trout (one of which was just shy of 5 pounds).  We also got covered up by the bluefish a couple of times, and while most were the small 8-10" nuisance blues everyone is used to, we did hook one monster "chopper" blue that but up a great fight before finally chewing through the leader a few feet from the boat.  It was without a doubt one of the bigger blues I've ever dealt with, as I estimated him to be pushing 15lbs.  All in all, we couldn't have asked for much more with all the variety, steady action, and a few big ones thrown in there for good measure. It was truly a great day on the water.  The weather looks great for the weekend at Sunset Beach and into next week, therefore the good fishing should don't miss out!

-Capt. Kyle