Lying at the southern end of North Carolina’s Atlantic coast, Ocean Isle provides a wide variety of fishing spots to explore — from inshore creeks and potholes to deep sea reefs and wrecks. Fishing in Ocean Isle is excellent throughout the seasons, with a healthy variety of inshore and deep sea fisheries available to explore. Easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and a dense network of backwaters makes Ocean Isle an ideal fishing destination for any type of angler. Whether you’re just getting started, prefer light tackle, or want to spend all day out trolling the Gulf Stream waters for tuna, Ocean Isle has just what you need, and AnyCreek has just the guides to take you there.
With near endless fishing opportunities, Ocean Isle makes for a one of a kind fishing getaway. There’s game fish in the creeks and inlets of inshore Ocean Isle, and still more out in the nearby Gulf Stream. Target a number of game fish from redfish, black drum, flounder, and speckled trout inshore to sea bass, amberjack, snapper, tuna, mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, cobia, king mackerel, and sailfish offshore. Explore the thrills and challenges of each fish as you experience Ocean Isle’s beautiful waterways first hand under expert guidance. With so many wonderful places and experiences available in Ocean Isle, book one of AnyCreek’s guides and tap into the local wisdom of captains that grew up on these waters to make the most of your trip.
The abundance of Ocean Isle’s inlets and intracoastal waterways make inshore fishing an excellent option. The lowcountry marsh waters are ideal locations for light tackle fishing. Target redfish, black drum, flounder, and speckled trout in the spring and fall when the backwaters teem with life.
With the Gulf Stream so close, Ocean Isle has some of the best offshore fishing in the Mid Atlantic. As you start to venture into deeper waters, nearshore fishing opportunities provide access to Spanish mackerel, weakfish, kingfish, and bull drum.
As you continue to move deeper out to sea expect sea bass, amberjack, and snapper around reefs and wrecks. And if you’re after big game fish, target tuna, mahi, wahoo, marlin, and sailfish throughout the year in the Gulf Stream and its nearby eddies. For a safe, successful day offshore, book with established, local captains like our friends over at Salt Fever.
There’s no shortage of things to do shoreside in Ocean Isle. Ocean Isle Beach is an excellent spot to unwind and take in the beautiful beach vistas. From here, you can also access the iconic Ocean Isle Beach Pier. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is a great way to spend the day with family or friends, getting a full interactive journey through the history of North Carolina’s coastal communities and wildlife. Only a short drive from Myrtle Beach, Ocean Isle also provides world class access to some of the best golf courses on the East Coast — like Leopard’s Chase Golf Links.
Once you’ve chosen the dates, start your journey to Ocean Isle off on the right foot by booking one of AnyCreek’s licensed local guides. With their intimate knowledge of the area, fish habits, and fishing regulations, these guides maximize your time out on the water so you can enjoy the experience as much as possible. You can even chat and check in with your guide anytime before your trip by using AnyCreek’s Chat Feature located under your Account Info on our website. After you’ve booked your trip, check the forecast for your days to ensure you pack properly. You’ll need your licenses, sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses, sun shirts, and a camera, while your guide will take care of all other tackle and gear. All that’s left to do is prepare for an unforgettable angling adventure.
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