The summer begins on Oak Island!

It seems like it took longer than normal but things are in full summer mode on the islands. The nice warm weather has greened up the islands and the water is slowly warming, allowing some of the late spawning fish like musky’s and smallmouth to seize their moment. Walleyes continue to bite well and are beginning to spread out more.

Shallow reefs close to shore have been good, jigging with minnows. The shallow bays are just now getting some weed growth in them and would b good places to find norhterns right now. As the weed beds grow the small baitfish will seek out shelter and the big predators will move in too. Cast weed less spoons and spinner baits thru the weeds and hold on!


Bob Ibberson Jr. of Denver, NC caught and released this 30″ walleye.
His son Ben netted this beautiful fish.
They boated 57 fish in one afternoon just north of Oak Island!!

25″ 6 lb. Walleye caught by John Gambrino from Stafford, VA
off Oak Island near buoy 2 using a night crawler. 
Lee Ibberson. Catch and release 28 ½”