Coldest day of the year=hottest fishing

Had a very cold start to the morning today, but that didn’t stop the fish from chewing. Had a citation size trout along with many more keepers. Also had some very nice redfish. Give us a call to book your Ocean isle beach fishing charter!

Offshore Report

Wow! We had a great end to 2018! On Sunday Capt. Tripp teamed up with Matt Canady on their Mercury Powered Onslow Bay, The Reel Exterminator. They reported an awesome bite that included tripling up on sails and quadrupling up on Wahoos. Like fishing goes sometimes, only two Wahoos made it on ice. They ended Sunday weighing a mid 30’s and mid 40’s fish for the Capt. Roger’s Wahoo Tournament. They returned Monday to a slow Wahoo bite, but there was some action with other species to keep things interesting.

On Monday myself and Capt. Hook teamed up with Preston and Julie Kendall on the Fishin Tradition. There was a slow Wahoo bite but we did end up with a mid 40’s. Where the Wahoo bite lacked, the Sail bite made up for it. Many boats reported multiple sail releases. We also got surprised by catching a kingfish and had 2 black fin.

If you are interested in getting in on the bite, give us a call and let’s go!

Dec. 25-29 Report

We have fished a couple of days since Christmas and the Redfish bite has been red hot. We have also seen some nice Speckled Trout mixed in with the plentiful small fish. Yesterday we had all of our Reds scale over 25 inches along with a 4 pound Trout. The rain has been sparatic and the outside temperature has been changing, but the water is still clear and the fish are still eating. We have also seen a few whiting in areas we have been fishing on Carolina rigs with cut shrimp.

Monday Morning Fall Update

Decided to get out to see what the fishing was like after a slow satrurday bite. Got on some reds that were between 26-27 inches with a few trout here and there. The bite was still slow today, but there are some fish out there so give us a call!

Offshore Action

From November until January we usually see good numbers and size in the Wahoo. Yesterday we got a weather window and got on it. Our best was 66.5 and had a couple of short strikes that showed the fish were there. A couple of sails have been caught the last couple of days and we were lucky enough to get one to dance for us yesterday. Finished up hoping around to some bottom numbers picking up a limit of B-liners and other bottom fish.

Do not hesitate if you want to get in on this fishery. Give us a call and we can keep our eye out for a weather window so you can enjoy this! Call us at 910-540-7332 to get started.

The Backwater is Alive

In the past couple of weeks we have seen the Bull Redfish push out and the Fall Speckled Trout bite has turned ON. On Thanksgiving weekend we fished the Cy’s World Tournament out of Ocean Isle and placed second with two 3.7 pound trout. This was a sign that the bigger trout were here, but are mixed in with a lot of small ones. We have been using soft plastics and some live shrimp for trout.

The Red And Black Drum are scattered around with some small keepers here and there. We have been seeing the Sheepshead in good numbers with a couple in the 4-5 pound range the last couple of weeks, but it is starting to slow down.

It may be cold, but don’t be scared to grab a jacket and come along! Call 910-540-7332 to book your trip.

Fall report

Fall is here and the fish are showing! The bull drum bite has been very steady around the inlets and off the beach. Some big king mackerel have showed up down the coast and are being caught off the piers and in the mouths of the inlets. The trout are also starting to show and be looking for it to heat up as it starts to cool off even more. The wahoo bite is just around the corner so give us a call to book your trip!

Summertime fun

Mid-June Report

fishing is red hot right now to say the least. In the Backwater, we are seeing great numbers of redfish, and speckled trout with a few flounder and black drum mixed in. The redfish bite has been steady around oyster rocks, docks, and grass lines in the Backwater. The flounder are starting to show up on the nearshore reefs, mainly in the 15-20 inch range. Trout and reds are feeding on live shrimp which is always the hot bait when you can get your hands on them.

offshore, there are lots of king mackerel in the 10-15 pound range around live bottom, and wrecks. We are also seeing quite a few cobia around the nearshore wrecks, and live bottom further offshore. Although we are approaching the end of the cobia run, there are still quite a few out there! Call 910-540-7332 to book your Holden Beach fishing charter!

Backwater Update

Ran a double yesterday, and found some very nice fish. The first half of the day consisted of a very nice school of red fish, with some overslots, and lots of short flounder. The second half found a very nice keeper flounder, a speckled trout, and some blues. All the rain we have had the past few days has changed things up, but we are still finding some great fish! Call 910-540-7332 today to book your Holden Beach Fishing Charter.