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.
Sorry for the delay but computer has been down and we have been fishing a lot. The Grouper fishing was the best ive seen in a very long time with every group catching the boats full limit. The other bottom fish was very easy to catch including blackbass, grunts, snapper ect….. but we prefer to fish for the grouper because of the challenge. Lots of our trips this May was people with their own boats wanting to learn how to successfully catch grouper instead of catching an accidental one here and there so now they will have some real fun. Backwater action has been great also with big numbers of Red Drum and Flounder moving in with the warmer then usual water temperature. Dont miss out on June with the kids half day trips either. We are only one phone call away and have the boats, captains and knowledge to back it up.
April was a little warmer this year so the water temps have giving us Mid May results. In the gulfstream the wahoo bit was good early then faded into the spring Mahi run which should last till June. On our offshore bottom fishing trips the catches consisted of Big blackbass, Vermilon Snappers, Grey Snappers and trigger fish. The nearshore trips have finally started providing constant action with Spanish Mackerel and Big Sharks but the King Mackerel and Cobia are also in the same are for the live bait groups. Backwater fishing has seen good numbers of Black and Red Drum but we expect the Flounder to start biting at anytime. Its time to go fishing and we have the boats and the knowledge to make it happen so dont wait to long.
Over the last several weeks the weather has been kind to us and the fishing was great also. Several trips got to experience the awesome wahoo fishing trips we put together. These kind of trips is what gives us the drive to be the best we can. Chasing fish with success that most put in the bracket of to unpredictable, the ride is to far or just dont know. We will teach you when to go, what to look for and most important how to really do it. We also had a few days that got to go King Mackerel fishing and this time of year it is as easy as it gets. Spring break is around the corning and the weather is looking very nice. Capt Travis would love to show you the Red and Black Drum in the backwater if the ocean is not for you. Lets Go Fishing and follow us on Facebook for up to date reports
The fishing season will be steadily picking up as the days get longer and the weather pattern settles in. Capt Travis has been catching Red and Black Drum in the backwater trips over the last couple weeks. Backwater fishing will continue to improve as the water temperature rises so now is a good time to start planning your trips with Capt Travis. Capt JD and myself are patiently waiting for the winds to lay down enough so we cant go offshore. Big Wahoo, King Mackerel and a very large assortment of bottom fish should be expected on our offshore trips. Mid April the nearshore action will start producing Spanish Mackerel and Big Sharks.
December 2016 will go down as the worst weather ive seen in over 20 years. We had to cancel lots of offshore trips but January 2017 has started off strong. The King Mackerel fishing has been great on the days we are able to make it out. Gulfstream fishing has been producing huge Wahoo and lots of them also. Get your dates in order and start planning for May (Mahi Mahi and Grouper) and Red Drum, Flounder in the backwater. It will not be long and we will be back on the water daily so we can keep you on the fish.
Oct and Nov has showed us some of the best fishing of the year. We have been busy almost fishing every day catch Red Drum, Black Drum, Grouper, Sharks, King Mackerel and Speckled Trout. The season is coming to an unofficial end because the weather will now take control on the number of days we get to go fishing. My prediction for the Month of Dec will be lots of King Mackerel, Grouper, Trigger Fish and Monster Wahoo. So our goal is to show you all of the above before Christmas. Already getting ready for next year so we can be ready when the time is right. There is still time if you want to fill the freezer for the winter so lets go fishing.
The weather was all over the place in Sept with several tropical systems passing over just about every week. Surprisingly the fishing was really good and gave us high hopes for an awesome fall. Big Red Drum, Grouper, Snapper and even an early King Mackerel bite on the nearshore trips kept our clients busy. We can only hope October is half as good and September but time will tell. We still have a few days open the last couple weeks of October so lets go fishing.