STORE HOURS

Sunday  7:00 am-7:00 pm

Monday- Wednesday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday 7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday & Saturday  7:00 am-9:00 pm

Capt. Brant's Fishing Report

Swamp Park Christmas gift package on sale
The Swamp Park will be open through the winter Friday-Sunday. Special discounted Christmas gift packages on sale now. The gift they didn't see coming. ziptheswamp.com

 

 

 

 
-
Search Fishing Reports:
Current Year All Years

Start Over

Watch the OIFC Crew in action.
Logo
Ocean Isle Beach Accommodations
Need Accommodations?

Page 1 of 166

1 2 3 4 5 6next ›
"Beautiful Day" | Speckulator - 22' | 12/31/10
 

Captains Jeff Beck, Zach Faulkner and I took advantage of today's 60+ degrees and sunny weather to do a little inshore fishing.  We'd been told by Captain Jeff Williamson (Get Busy) the bite had been on in the morning.

We put in at slack tide and didn't expect much action.  Our afternoon started out slow and went downhill from there.  (One of Brian Aycock's famous sayings.)  Jeff fished mostly with a cork, Zach worked an artificial and I opted for mud minnows.  We managed a few trout like the one in the picture.  Mayhaps we three have spent too much time off shore and need to sharpen up our inshore skills.  No matter though.  All we wanted to do was take advantage of a beautiful day,  get on the water and wet a hook.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Addition To Capt. Barrett's Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/31/10
 

Captain David Hooks (Black Pearl) was one of the boats fishing east of the Tower Thursday.  In addition to a couple of fish boxes full he brought in these 2 nice kings.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Ocean Isle Boat Ramp" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/31/10
 

The State has posted a notice saying the OIB boat ramp will be closed January 3rd, indefinitely.  As of now I have no further info.  We will keep you updated.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"There ARE fish out there" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/30/10
 

In fulfilling our commitment to provide up to date and often real time fishing reports, I am coming to you just off the water with a fish report from today's action. In fact, I'd have been online sooner but my fingers just thawed out enough that I can type! No not really, it was a beautiful day but traveling home through that 45 degree water certainly gets a little chilly. Today, Capt. Rube, and good buddy Capt. Jon Miller joined me aboard the 31' Yellowfin for a mission to go wet a line. I'm on a record streak having not fished for almost a month. Bad weather, holidays, and every other excuse in the book has kept me off the water but today I was gone! I recently put together a new gulf stream trolling rod and reel combo as well as new wahoo trolling rig set ups so I was jonesn' to pull a ballyhoo in the stream. But then again I did hear a good king mackerel report from yesterday just east of the tower. But wait, the jumbo bass were also supposedly on fire. Let's not forget tis' the season for deep jigging. Oh yeah, and don't forget about the ever alluring possibility of a bluefin tuna blitz. So, as you can imagine my little 31' Yellowfin looked like a porcupine this morning when I left the dock with rods sticking up from every single rod holder on the boat, ready for anything. We cleared the inlet in the dark around 5:45am and pointed her east to first go explore the king mackerel bite I had heard about the day before east of Frying Pan Tower. We arrived and found about 10 commercial spoon boats circling but the word was no king mackerel just boneheads. The bait was marking up thick so we took that opportunity to collect a well full of jumbo cigar minnows thinking we may use them somewhere along the line. We stuck around for about 30 minutes and managed 1 small king and some boneheads and opted to continue on our trek towards the break around the Same Ol hole. While I rigged up the trolling arsenal Rube and Jon went to work on the vertical jigging where they quickly found a bent rod with school of amberjack. After we were all worn out from pulling on the jacks we deployed the new wahoo trolling rigs on my new gulf stream setups for a trial run. It was trial by fire as 5 minutes later the short left fires off screaming down the middle with white water splashing all over the place. 20 seconds of a screaming drag then he was gone. Fortunately 5 seconds of despair was quickly flattened when the long line burst into a high pitch squeal and we were on again. The new gulf stream trolling combo was awesome as we angled the fish to the boat in short order but with a great sporting fight. 35lb wahoo in the boat! We plowed around for another 1 hour or so with nothing and then the same thing again. Short left gets nailed and he drops it only to come right back to the long bait again. And again, Capt. Rube puts wahoo number two in the box. After catching a few boneheads we decided to give jigging another shot. The jacks were waiting for us again for some exercise and I broke off what I believe was large grouper. It was getting towards afternoon so we made the call to start heading back towards home hoping to run into a bluefin tuna sign but it was not to be. We never saw any birds or bait of any consequence. All in all it was a fun day and great to be back on the water. I was very pleased with the new gulf stream trolling combo that I manufactured. It takes gulf stream trolling tackle to the limit with the purpose of catching big fish on small equipment making the angling experience much more enjoyable. I'm putting in my request to OIFC management to carry these in the store so be sure to come check out the latest development in trolling tackle. The weather looks good for the next couple days- go get em'!
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Update" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/30/10
 

Several boats fished yesterday.  They found the kings and a couple of mahi east of the Frying Pan Tower.  It seems the warm water has pushed out.  Captain Brant and some others are out again today.

Inshore, the water was in the 30's.  The trout were very lethargic.  (Didn't know I knew words like that did you?)  Flounder were seen in very shallow water laying on the black mud.  Some of this info was courtesy of Captain Mark Dickson...thanks. Mark.  Captain Jeff Beck and Capt. Brandon Sauls may give the in shore fishing a shot today.

I hope to give you an update this evening.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Real-Time Update | 12/29/10
 

Multimedia Message Had a good day with the Wu party from Buffalo. Started out trying to catch a bluefin.  Found tons of birds and bat 3 miles inshore of shark hole..  Water a bit cool at 47 but worth a shot.  Struck out.  Ran offshore to 90 feet at 11am and smoked the big sea bass, most big ones I've seem in a while.  Caught all we could by 3pm and are on the way home now.  Tomorrow think I'll head off and try for wahoo and do some vertical jogging.  Maybe web can sneak an end of season grouper.  Stay tuned.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Real-Time Update | 12/29/10
 

Multimedia Message Had a good day with the Wu party from Buffalo. Started out trying to catch a bluefin.  Found tons of birds and bat 3 miles inshore of shark hole..  Water a bit cool at 47 but worth a shot.  Struck out.  Ran offshore to 90 feet at 11am and smoked the big sea bass, most big ones I've seem in a while.  Caught all we could by 3pm and are on the way home now.  Tomorrow think I'll head off and try for wahoo and do some vertical jogging.  Maybe web can sneak an end of season grouper.  Stay tuned.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Real-Time Update | 12/29/10
 


- Capt. Chris Dew
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Game on!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/29/10
 

Lite winds, slight and lite seas; it is TIME to finally go fish. Brant fished today and loaded up on 15-20 inch sea bass in 90-100 feet of water. He said he saw more gannets diving in the Shark Hole area than he has ever seen. Big pods of pogies. Fished for Bluefin couple hours and amazingly, no bites. The kings are east of the Tower and gulf stream action looks promising east of the Steeples. SO.....tomorrow, Barrett/Rube are heading out for Kings and Wahoo. Brant and crew heading out for Bluefin/Wahoo with a little diving thrown in. Forecast looks great next couple days. Come on down and see what winter fishing is all about in NC; the best fishing of the year.
- Rube McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"EPIRB" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/28/10
 

Check the attached link for information.  Also, beginning in 2011the SKA is requiring all participants in tournaments to have Epribs and ditch bags.  Follow this link.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Family Support" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/27/10
 

Barbara Yow Newton sent this picture of her grandchildren.  She said they all stop in the OIFC everytime they are down.  Thanks for the support and the picture guys.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Hardcore" | Speckulator - 22' | 12/26/10
 

Hardcore, crazy or bored...Regardless Capts. Brandon Sauls, Kyle Hughes and Brant braved the 32 degree temps. and snow to hit Brandon's hot spot from yesterday.  Judging by Brant's and Brandon's pictures they hit pay dirt again.

I'm sworn not to give too many details, but I'd say to hit the waters behind OIB and you too should strike gold..or red.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Poor Benjy" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/26/10
 

Poor Benjy Faulkner, stuck in Winston Salem in @ 8" of snow with the only thing to remind him of the sea is a snow man with an OIFC shirt.  32 degrees and snow flurries at the beach is better than snow men inshore!
- Capt. Amy McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Real-Time Update | 12/26/10
 

Multimedia Message Hot redfish bite on oib canals.  Brandon Sauls leads the way.  U know they r biting if even I caught one!!  Can u see the snow falling! 
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Pendulum May Be Swinging?" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/26/10
 

As bad as the weather is now, looking just ahead the forecast is looking very promising.  The winds are supposed to go light on Wednesday and I believe I saw Friday with a high in the 60s ?????   I'll believe it when I see it.  But, I know we are going to be ready.  Of course, Christmas Day the weather was absolutely perfect with flat seas AND the Gulf Stream was perfect for big time Wahoo fishing.  Its cloudy now, so I can't see, but the water at the Black Jack and Steeples was over 74 degrees on Christmas Day.  If that water will just hold until mid week I guarantee I'll be there.  The best days of Wahoo fishing I've ever had have been mid Winter unders such conditions.  They are fairly rare.  Also, looked like a finger of upper 60s water was moving around the Frying Pan Tower which should bring the Kings.  Bluefin are still the wild card.  I expect a good amount of effort if the weather does get good this next week.  Come on down to the beach.  Enjoy the coast when its laid back and not crowded.  Best of all, send out 2010 with one last fishing trip and hang around to ring in 2011 at the beach.  Where else would you rather be ???

Happy Holidays to all.......


- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Christmas Day Slam" | Speckulator - 22' | 12/25/10
 

Local inshore angler extraordinaire Brandon Sauls took a break from the Christmas gala to slip out for a little inshore fishing in the Ocean Isle backwaters.  If you study the flounder closely you can get a rare glimpse at the bait he was using.  Along with the winter flounder, Brandon brought in some drum and more than 2 dozen trout.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Merry Christmas" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/24/10
 

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at the OIFC!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Real-Time Update | 12/23/10
 

Multimedia Message Spent morning yesterday filling stockings with fresh sea bass.  Caroline, rube and myself fished 90-100 feet to find nice bass. Ocean was nice.  Also was a test trip for oifc world cat.  I just got it back marine service center or with new power.  She's sporting the new yamaha 300s.   Had 250s.  Speed and efficiency has increased.  A nice upgrade that will save fuel and give our customers more fishing time.   Happy holidays to all.  Stay tuned for reports
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Bonner Bridge" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/22/10
 

Any sportsman (woman..child) in North Carolina sooner or later crosses the Herbert Bonner Bridge that connects the Outer Banks and Hatteras Island..  Click on this link to read an update on a new bridge.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"WalMart Information" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/22/10
 

I was finishing up some shopping at the Walmart in greater Shallotte today when I ran into one of our local fishing "aces".  He told me that "the water had moved in" around the Tower and the kings were almost eating the bottom out of his boat.  He said most of the guys were pulling spoons and were killing the fish.  That if someone pulled "minnows" they could absolutely slay the kings.  All the emphasis has been on blue fins and most of us haven't really thought about kings. Maybe we need to.  I also had my bags checked by the Walmart Greeter.  I guess it was the "gangsta" look I had going in my hooded OIFC sweat shirt.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




1 2 3 4 5 6next ›

Charters Fishing Reports Webstore Contact ©2016 Ocean Isle Fishing Center. All Rights Reserved
Ecommerce Website Design by InterCoastal Net Designs
Myrtle Beach Fishing | Sunset Beach Fishing | Holding Beach Fishing | Cherry Grove Fishing | Things To Do In Ocean Isle Beach