4 Hour Action

Had a great group of guys join me this morning for a 4 hour inshore trip. It started off slow, but we finished on a good note! We caught a nice Bluefish immediately followed by a beautiful 21 inch speckled trout! Also lost a few reds to the dock. Had a great time with these guys and look forward to fishing with them again in the future! Call 910-540-7332 for an Ocean Isle or Holden Beach Fishing Charter.

Inshore Report

Today started out at 38 degrees and a 25 mph NE wind. I had a tough group of guys determined to catch some fish. We moved to several places before finding a great stock of redfish mainly 22-25 inches. We caught many fish with several in the upper slot. The water has cooled off some more to 51 but that should rise after the warm week ahead of us. There have also been quite a few black drum in the area with a few trout mixed in. Now is a good time to go fishing! Call us today for your Ocean Isle, or Holden Beach Inshore Charter. 910-540-7332

More Inshore Action!

Over the weekend, I had an outing with Hunter Kendall and Brian Richard. We noticed the water temperatures have cooled back off to 53 degrees but that did not stop the fish from chewing. It was a really slow/dead bite around the high tide but as soon as it started falling the bite was on! We caught over 30 fish with most of them being upper slot redfish. Many of these fish were caught on mud minnows and bass assassin lures.There were also quite a few black drum mixed in. These fish all came off of cut shrimp. At the end of the day, we caught some trout in the concrete canals on topwater lures. Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Charters are coming up soon! Spring and warm weather are right around the corner, so call 910-540-7332 to reserve your spot. 

Holden Beach Inshore Fishing is on fire

The backwater is heating up along with the temperatures! Saw very good numbers of black drum today catching over 20 fish. We also had many redfish which are still shallow but much more active. It is a great time to go fishing right now! Call now for your Holden Beach Fishing Charter! 910-540-7332

Winter Redfish

The water temperatures are warming up and we are seeing the fish to become a lot more active. The redfish are swimming around in good numbers and averaging 15-24 inches. Got out for a couple of hours yesterday and got on a few. The water temperature was 58 degrees. We are going to see improvements both backwater and offshore over the next month. Call today for an Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, or Sunset Beach inshore fishing guide. Call 910-540-7332 today!

Backwater & Offshore Report

The crew fished for a little while this morning just to test the waters for some redfish. We moved around before hitting some small ones. No slots this trip, but still was a lot of fun. It might be cold but we can put you on them! Call 910-540-7332 for your Holden Beach Inshore charter.

In other news, the offshore bite is still lit up red hot. Had some friends of the “Rats Azz” with Capt. Brad Wood catch this 102 pound stud of a Wahoo. That will be a pretty citation to hang on the wall. They also reported three other very nice fish with a 278 pound aggregate with four fish, with one in the 70’s, 50’s and high 40’s. If you can get a pretty day, it will probably be worth the time and effort.

Tournament Update

We have picked the dates for the 2018 Capt Hook Backwater Bash! We are getting all of our rules and payouts together and will be releasing them soon. If anyone is interested in sponsoring this great event, just let us know! We have created a page on our website and will soon be putting our updates there. We also will be available for an Ocean Isle Beach fishing charter, Holden Beach Fishing Charter, or Sunset Beach fishing charter for the tournament. Call 910-540-7332 for details.

First Gulf Stream Trip of the Year

We ran got a weather window last Sunday and took advantage of the opportunity. We ran to about 70 miles out of Ocean Isle and trolled for a couple hours. We had a couple good strikes, but couldn’t make a solid connection. One boat had Wahoo over 80 pounds and a couple of Blackfin Tuna were reported. We had all of our hits on our new Magbay Lures, just couldn’t connect. We headed inshore to hit the bottom, coming up with a limit of b-liners along with some Black Bass and Triggers. (Left Picture) Call us for your Holden Beach Fishing Charter!

The York's out of Southport, NC had a fun day offshore too. They hit the bottom after trolling and picked up some Genuine Red Snappers, they were released to see another day. (Right Picture)

SKA Nationals Video Link

We have released our video of our SKA Nationals in Biloxi, MS. Follow the link below by clicking on the image.

Trout Cold Stun Closure

With the low temperatures we have experienced this past week, we saw canals begin to freeze over. Last night Capt. Tripp and myself went down to check it out and saw canals frozen with ice about half an inch thick. We did see a few finger mullets on top and got to talking about a possible fish freeze. Today at noon, the NC Division of Marine Fisheries released a statement calling for the closure of the Speckled Trout season until June 15, 2018. By doing this, the trout will have the chance to spawn to make up for the losses. From what I have read, effective Friday, January 5, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. the Speckled Trout season will be closed. As much as we love the fishery, it will be good to get these fish we love to recover. To see more, visit the Marine Fisheries website. We are still catching redfish though! Call for Sunset Beach fishing charters!