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.
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.
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