Not much has changed at Oak Island NC. The backwater is on the slower side with a few flounder and drum here and there but will get better this is hottest time of the year so we have to work to catch them. We have not been offshore but im sure the bottom fish are chewing like always. The Nearshore trips have been hot catching big sharks up and down the beach and the only this missing right now is the Spanish Mackerel but they will show up in better numbers daily.
Oak Island Fishing Charters has been non stop snatching fish out of the water keeping our goal of Backwater to Bluewater successful trips. The backwater trips have been producing Flounder (mostly on the reef) and Red Drum. Nearshore the Spanish Mackerel and Big Sharks have been keeping the rods bent daily. Offshore full day trips has seen some big grouper along with lots of Triggerfish and Amberjacks. Not much left to say but the fish are biting now all we need is the weather to work with us for a while (would be nice). Check out the link of the Grouper and Triggerfish swimming around
The weather at Oak Island NC has been perfect for all kinds of fishing the last 3 days. The Red Drum have been providing steady action with the backwater trips thanks to the arrival of finger mullet. Both Capt John and myself had trips offshore catching big keeper grouper’s, big Kings and Genuine American Red Snapper (season is open every weekend in July). The way we fish offshore is different and takes a lot of extra time and gas but its worth the time to trophy fish trust me the locals know.
Well this week has been hit with all the highs and lows you can think of. Early in the week the ocean was calm and the Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Sharks put on a show for us with greats catches. The last couple days the wind has kept us inside fishing the backwaters for Red Drum, Trout and Flounder and is just about to make us pull our hair out. Good catches on one trip and very slow on the next. The pattern will change because change is the only thing consistent with fishing. Looks like we will be back in the ocean Fri so standby.
We have been out looking the last few days to get a hold on the fishing situation off Oak Island NC after the storm. The water is dirty it could be worse and the Spanish Mackerel have left the area but should return anytime. Shark fishing should pick up as well once the water starts to clear back up. The backwater fishing for Red Drum and Flounder are still biting good enough to make a solid trip. We will be in the ocean off and on all week but our main focus might be converting to backwater catching.
I don’t even know where to begin with this report. The ocean was perfect for several days and the fishing was great but this Storm just put the breaks on the pattern. We will adapt once the weather clears and soon the fishing will be back to normal but for now we are just thankful for the awesome week yall shared with us. thank you