The heat has inshore water temperatures rising but it hasn’t stopped the local flounder bite, which has remained strong. Flounder are being caught by anglers drifting or trolling the inlets and cuts as well as by folks anchoring up and fishing hard structures.
Christian fellowship, nature and fun come together in a ministry for children called Kids Fishing for Christ. Presented by Southport Trinity United Methodist Church, the event will span 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. June 11 and June 18 and is open to area youth ages 8-12.
Year after year I am amazed by fish and fishing. There can be no sign of action or fish movement for months and weeks, then all of a sudden something happens and the fish show up as if they were never gone.
Great flounder fishing continues to be the big story in Brunswick County inshore fishing, as anglers are taking nice-sized fish on both live bait and artificial lures. With flounder you can choose either natural offerings or today’s scented soft baits and fish them with confidence as flounder will eagerly hit either one.
The annual GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo tournament is this week, hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. The Shoot Out has taken place from Ocean Isle since the mid 90s and is an annual fixture among offshore fishermen.