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Spring Fishing

“There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.”

by Jack Nicklaus

Can you feel that? Warm weather is here! With warm weather comes warmer water and of course, that means spring fishing. An Ocean Isle Beach vacation puts you in the middle of some of the best fishing on the North Carolina coast. Today we give you all the best tips, tricks and ways to have a great spring fishing trip.

Know Before You Go

NC Fishing License

Before you hit the water, don’t forget to get your NC Fishing License. Except for pier fishing, a license a license is required for all fishing in North Carolina. Piers are covered by an inclusive license. To find out more or to purchase a license Click here.

Fishing Reports

Local fishing reports are the best way to know what and where the fish are biting. One of the best reports is the NC Division of Marine Fisheries reports. Also, don’t forget to check out the local reports for all the latest info. Good luck on the water!

Now that you have your license and all the latest information on where the fish are biting, it’s time to hit the water. Ocean Isle Beach offers visitors lots of ways to hook the big one. Surf fishing, pier fishing, of shore and inshore charters are all available to you. Of course, there are even some new and exciting ways to fish that you may never have tried before. Here are a few resources to find your perfect fishing spot.

Find The Perfect Way To Fish For You


A little different from fishing off sport fishing boats, kayak fishing takes a lot of balance and skill to keep the kayak upright while reeling in the big one. However, kayaking allows you to explore waters other fishermen could only dream of fishing.

Want to try Kayak fishing during your Ocean Isle Beach vacation this spring? We have lots of places that can help you get on the water with all the equipment you need, or try a guided tour with Summertide Adventure Tours.


Whether you like inshore fishing with the kids or a day out in the gulf stream battling tuna, Ocean Isle Beach’s charter fleet has you covered. Check our Ocean Isle Fishing Center located in the heart of Ocean Isle Beach. If it involves fishing they have it.

Ocean Isle Fishing Center

65 Causeway Drive

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

(910) 575-3474


At theOcean Isle Beach Fishing Pier,you can bring your own or rent fishing equipment. Fishing passes can be purchased for daily, weekly, or seasonal fishing. When you purchase your pass, you will be fishing using the pier’s fishing license…so there is no need to buy an individual NC fishing license. The Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier is located at 1 West 1st Street.

Don’t forget to check out our previous post: How To Grill The Best Seafood On Your Ocean Isle Beach Vacation for lots of tips and tricks to turn your catch into the perfect meal.


Surf fishing is a fun and easy way to enjoy both the beach and fishing, plus, it’s a great way to fish with the kids. If you’re planning to go surf fishing, then staying in one of our oceanfront rentals will put you moments away from wetting a line. We feature many oceanfront properties in our inventory.Not planning to stay on the oceanfront? Not a problem. You can use one of the manypublic beach accessesprovided by the town of Ocean Isle Beach. All of our vacation homes are close to a beach access.

We look forward to helping you have a great spring fishing trip. Our friendly reservationists are here to help you find the perfect Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental for your spring fishing outing. Give us a call at (800) 727-9222 or click the button below. Make sure to leave a comment with your favorite catch and place to fish here on Ocean Isle Beach.

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