I will keep this short and simple. The fishing is wide open right now and we have been catching just about everything. Offshore full day trips have been producing lots of Grouper, Trigger Fish, Black Seabass. Nearshore half day trips have been steady with Big Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia and larger Sharks. Backwater Red Drum action has been steady and the Flounder have finally showed up. Follow us on Facebook for more up to date fishing reports.
Finally the weather broke and we have been wide open. The gulfstream trips are producing lots of Mahi, Tuna and Wahoos. Offshore full day bottom fishing has seen lots of Grouper and plenty of the smaller fish to help fill the cooler. Backwater trips have been strong catching Red Drum and Black Drum. Nearshore has been all about the Spanish Mackerel and Shark fishing. Dont wait to book your trip because there are only so many days available.
Over the last month we have been able to sneak in more trips because the weather is slowly trying to turn into spring. Offshore full day trips have seen really good action from wahoo, king mackerel and a mixed bag of bottom fish. The nearshore trips have not started yet because the water is just not warm enough but we expect by May 1st it should be game on. Backwater fishing has been steady producing Red Drum and Black Drum. If you have been wanting to see what our area has then start booking your trips while we still have dates open.
As usual the weather this time of year is very predictable “rough” most days. Being flexible has helped us capitalize on the few good days and put some fish in the boat. In Gulfstream the Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna has been steady and shoud provide good action till the Mahi show up in May. Closer in the winter King Mackerel fisheries is very good and we will replace this trip with Grouper May 1st. Backwater fishing has started off slow for us but we have been busy catching whiting in the river. Whiting is not the biggest or most popular game fish in the backwater but they make up their status on the dinner table and big numbers you can catch.
Since Nov the weather has not been very favorable for fishing due to lots of wind but we did have enough days to show that the fishing is really good when the weather is nice. Backwater fishing was steady catching black drum and the offshore fishing produced lots of King Mackerel and really good Grouper fishing. Speaking of Grouper fishing the season closes Dec 31 and reopens May 1st so now is the time to start planing your offshore adventures with Oak Island Fishing Charters. When we say grouper fishing that does not mean go bottom fishing and catch a grouper here and there. We target and catch grouper while catching other bottom fish. If you want to just go bottom fishing then we will go that route also and either way you will have fun. Easter is earlier in 2018 so get your dates ready to join Capt Travis in the creeks for some drum action or lets take a ride offshore. Happy New Year and looking forward to 2018 fishing season.
The fishing off Oak Island NC has been very good over the last several weeks. We have been catching very large Grouper, Bigger King Mackerel and the backwater has been very steady with Flounder, Trout and Red Drum. This time of year can be some of the best fishing of the year and dont forget about the monster wahoo that will be biting in Nov and Dec. The fishing will only get better as the temperatures fall so dont wait and lets go catch some trophy fish.
Sorry for the major delay but we have been on the water all day everyday so the reporting has been slack. We have still been in our summer pattern catching lots of Spanish Mackerel and Sharks. The nearshore trips have been seeing steady action from Flounder and Red Drum. Get ready for the fall fishing because its right around the corner. We commercial fish in the fall and winter so you can trust that we are on the fish and will stay on the fish with or without a charter. Very few people can say this so lets go fishing.
Things have been crazy busy here at Oak Island. With Kids out of school and the weather has been nice for the most part we have not had time to anything but Fish, Eat and Sleep. The fishing patteren has not changed much for us because everyday is about the same. Nearshore trips have seen good numbers of Spanish Mackerel and steady Shark fishing. The backwater trips are still steady catching Red Drum, Flounder and Speckled Trout. There is still some dates open before the kids go back to school or if you are thinking about the fall then now is the time to start booking. Big Red Drum, King Mackerel, Grouper and Wahoo will be the target in the coming months so dont miss out on the fun.
The last several weeks have been busy with the kids being out of school. We try to focus on getting kids hooked on fishing nearshore and backwater while giving them the experience they should always remember. Nearshore has been seeing good numbers of spanish mackerel combined with shark fishing to make the arms burn. Backwater trips have set in the summer pattern with Red Drum, Trout and Flounder keeping everyone on their toes. The kids have about another 45 days to keep us busy then its time to start thinking about Big Wahoo, King Mackerel, Bull Red Drum, Grouper. If you would like to get in on the fall action now is the time to start thinking about it.
June has started out with very good fishing just like May. Offshore the Grouper bite has been as good as it can get with the boats full limit of Scamp Grouper everytime. The quality of the Grouper is probably the best ive seen in a while. Not to over look the normal bottom fish either because the black bass and snappers have been hungry as well. Nearshore the Spanish Mackerel and Shark fishing trips have already made memories that will last for a while. Backwater fishing has been seeing the Flounder bite steadily increase as the water warms but the drum fishing is slacking off some. The summer pattern has arrived so lets go fishing.