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The family has reserved a hotel room at Ocean Isle for Memorial Day weekend and I'm planning to drag my boat along. I would appreciate any advise about where to fish, bait collection and how to. I have a 14 ft semi vee so I'll be staying inshore. Thanks in advance.
 

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Backlash, I know that as soon as you go across the ICW bridge there is a put in on the Island and a couple bait places and restaurants where the "locals" hang out I have also been told that just south on the ICW is the small bridge over to Sunset and that is pretty good place3 to fish there are also 3 channnels from thje ICW that lead out to inlet between OI and Sunset and back in those lagoons is pretty productive or so I have been told. Let me know what you find out cause we will be going in August and hauling a 17 CC for the first time.
 

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If I Were Fishing Inshore This Time Of Year In That Area I'd Be At The
Little River Jetties Right Beside Bird Island.that's A Good Fishing Area
For Inshore Fishing.it's Only A Couple Miles South Of Ocean Isle And
At The Very South End Of Sunset Beach By 1 Mile.i've Had Good Luck
In That Area. Charlie
 

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Backlash,
Will You Be Having A Marine Radio With You? My Wife,daughter,and
Her Boyfriend Are Heading To The Gulf On The Sundancer Saturday
And Will Be Staying At Holden Beach That Weekend To.i Could Give
You A Call If You Will Be On.if So What's Your The Name You Use And
What Channel I Usally Use Channel 68 And 69 Because That Is The
Most Popular In The Area.my Boat Name Will Be "swell Time".
Good Luck Fishing!that Area Holds Alot Of Fish.anywhere Between
Oi And Little River.
If You Do Head South To Little River Jetties Go Past The Swinging
Bridge At Sunset Beach To The Intersection.right Takes You To
Calabash,straight For Continued South Bound Travel Down The Icw,and
Left To Go To The Little River Inlet Jetties And Bird Island.hope The
Information Helps.i Know The Areas Well Between Cape Fear River And
Little River Inlet.charlie
To Little River.
 

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I don't have a radio but I'm thinking about getting a handheld. Thanks for the information. I looked at the satellite images on google maps and I think that I an idea of the area that your talking about. It looks like it's a short ride from the boat ramp. I'm getting pumped up about it now.. Thanks again.
 

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If you cant find a marsh that will produce, there is a large selection of docks around the island that you can work for some nice fish. Look for end docks (ICW side of the canals leading to the houses), preferibly with a good amount of pilings to give some structure. Anchor up current and throw a live bait carolina rig, or a gulp one a carolina rig as far under the dock as you can get it (make sure you have some hefty drag for this). It might sound crazy but there are a lot of drum that get up under the docks and feed on the bait around the pilings, but you will not get to them unless you get your bait way up under the structure. When one hits, lock down the drag and pull him out of there as fast as you can before he wraps up around a piling. Braided line helps tremendously in this situation. You may lose a rig or worse a fish every now and then but this method does produce. Look for flounder to be there during a dead low tide.
 

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I will be @ my inlaws house in OIB that weekend too. Looking forward to my first Saltwater Kayak fishing experience in the marsh behind ocean isle. I have fished from the beach and caught everything from spanish to blues to flounder to mullet to sharks to skate to ladyfish. There should be a lot of stuff rolling in. I plan on fishing in my kayak from the beach for spanish/blues. I will be putting my "boat" in the water from the beach or a small beach on the sound side behind the house. Not sure how much free time I will have, but I am going to try to maximize every spare second fishing.
 

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Guys I will be in the Oak Island, Bald Head area mostly inshore this weekend. I go by Fire Shark on the radio and monitor 16 but will switch to whatever. Also hoping the fish will cooperate!
 

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Backlash,
On the bait thing, I have a old minnow trap I put dog food in and place in a small creek going to and from the marsh (they are every where) and after just one tide change I have a bucket full of mud minnows.
Hope that helps.
 
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Backlash,
On the bait thing, I have a old minnow trap I put dog food in and place in a small creek going to and from the marsh (they are every where) and after just one tide change I have a bucket full of mud minnows.
Hope that helps.
I live on one of those tidal creeks in the marsh so I have the added convience of getting mine in my back yard. Like you said - one tide change is all it takes. I use the tails and fins from previously cleaned fish for bait in mine.
 
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