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Ocean Isle & Sunset Beach Fishing report

Third week of July Report!

Posted on 07/22/2018

Well folks, we finally paid for all of the great weather that we have had throughout the summer this past week, as the were forced to grind through a week of completely unsettled weather, dodging downpours and a couple of thunderstorms.  This weather of course made fishing a little more challenging than we had been experiencing, but thankfully we were still able to stratch out some nice fish throughout the week.  

The mixed-bag trend continued, as we found action from all of the target species this week.  Earlier in the week we continued to have some good flounder fishing, although it slowed slightly as the week progressed and water clarity deteriorated.  We actually caught quite a few speckled trout this week, with a couple of trips producing some impressive numbers, but unfortunately many were on the smaller side, and we had to weed through the undersize ones in order to find a few keepers.  The redfish also provided consistent action thoughout the week, and even though the schools we found were small, with spots usually holding 1-3 fish, the majority were nice ones, from slot size on up to a few over slot brusiers.

The fishing could have certainly been tougher considering the weather we had and the time of year, so I'm going to try and not complain too much.  It does look like we have another round unsettled weather coming over the next few days, but hopefully we will can get back to a more stable weather pattern soon.  I have a couple of openings still available toward the end of this coming week, which actually look like the best weather days of the week.  I still have plenty of days open in August and beyond, so give me a call if you're currently in town or are coming to town and want to get in on some inshore fishing action.  Check out some of our catches from this past week below!

-Capt. Kyle