Ocean Isle Beach Fishing

Ocean Isle Beach Fishing

Ocean Isle Beach, a little town with lots of charm, is located on the Atlantic Ocean and is connected to the Intercoastal Waterway, offering its own escape from more touristy locations down or up the beach. While Ocean Isle Beach is popular with vacationers looking for a place to unwind, it is also a great spot for fishing.

When you are thinking about Ocean Isle Beach fishing, there is no shortage of options. The town is entirely coastal, and it runs from Tubbs Inlet to Shallotte Inlet in North Carolina. With great backwater flats, ocean side pier, and lots of guides in the area, it means that there are ample opportunities for inshore fishing. Black Drum, Flounder, Red Drum, and Speckled Trout are the most common targets.

If you are in search of a big catch, then Ocean Isle Beach fishing could be just the thing for you. In the spring and fall, the population of King Mackerel is especially abundant. This makes it possible to snag one of these fish on a regular basis, and some large specimens have been recorded in the area. There is also good Cobia fishing in May right off the beach. Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel are prolific much of the year.

Bottom fishing on the many reefs and shipwrecks off the coast provide lots of action. Lots of Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Scamps, and Snowy Grouper are caught from the nearshore to the deep. The Gray Snapper (Mangrove Snapper) state record was caught here weighing 12 pounds and 5 ounces. A 6 pound and 9 ounce Vermilion Snapper (Beliner) also holds a state record from nearby structure.

If you are interested in catching Tuna or Wahoo, then Ocean Isle Beach fishing can be quite appealing. During certain parts of the year, it is not uncommon to reel in Blackfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, or Yellowfin Tuna. In 1987, someone even managed to reel in a Sailfish that weighed 100 pounds. That NC state record still holds to this day, and it is a testament to how prolific these waters can be. The bottom line is that fishing in Ocean Isle Beach offers a wealth of possibilities to eager anglers.



Top Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Spots

AR 425 - YAUPON REEF
3/20/2011 12:48:43 AM - Black Seabass and many varieties of Sharks can be found on the reef all year round. There are nice Cobia and Gray Trout in the Spring on the reef.  From Spring through


SHALLOTTE LEDGE
3/20/2011 12:48:09 AM - 33.8755 -78.2255


AR-460
5/21/2011 12:05:35 AM - Average Depth: 38'  Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 33° 50.217' / 078° 22.033'  LORAN Coordinates: Chain (GRI) 7980 / 45398.0 / 59323.0  General Location: 183



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Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Ocean Isle Beach, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Spanish Mackerel - 17.53% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  2. Red Drum - 13.4% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Mahi-mahi - 12.37% Catch Rate
    Mahi-mahi

  4. Flounder - 11.34% Catch Rate
    Flounder

  5. Black Drum - 7.22% Catch Rate
    Black Drum

  6. Cobia - 7.22% Catch Rate
    Cobia

  7. Recommedations above based on 91 local reports and 24 species of fish for May in Ocean Isle Beach.

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Top Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Charters & Guides

North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters
We are a full service, Private North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter company offering Backwater, Inshore, Offshore, Gulf Stream and Deep Sea Fishing for up to six anglers per boat. Deep Sea Charter Fishing service consists of three offshore boats rangin

Rigged & Ready Charters
Located in Holden Beach, NC. Rigged & Ready offers quarter day, half-day, three-quarter day, full-day near shore, full-day offshore and gulfstream Holden Beach Fishing Charters. We use live and synthetic bait and target Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Bi

Twister Charters
Twister Charters licensed charter boat captains are experienced fishermen, in-shore and off-shore to the Gulf Stream. Their fishing skills produce a variety of Atlantic Ocean species: Black Bass, Spanish and King Mackerel, Grouper, and Cobia. If Shar

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Top Ocean Isle Beach Bait & Tackle Stores

Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Our mission at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is to be the ultimate source for fishing in the Carolinas; providing the what, when, where and how-to you need to be a better fisherman. Our staff is made up of the most successful fishermen in the area wh

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Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Our mission at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is to be the ultimate source for fishing in the Carolinas; providing the what, when, where and how-to you need to be a better fisherman. Our staff is made up of the most successful fishermen in the area wh

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