Today Capts OC and Derek joined me as guests aboard friend Joe Seegers boat for a day of wahoo fishing. The bite was slow but steady and seas were calm. A nice day. We fished just north of the Steeples. Capt. Brant McMullan OIFC
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Team Do Work hit the back waters on our trusty 2000 Yamaha powered Polar, the "Tale Chaser". We were in hopes of getting in on some of the Red Drum action at the Jetties, but the wind had other plans.
With a live well full of finger mullet we elected to stake claim under the Sunset Bridge. All we caught was a nice blue crab and a clam. Looks like we may need to hone our in shore skills.
But Camdyn wanted to keep them both, announcing she was going to eat them for supper. Capt. Jeff (daddy) explained to her that if we killed the crab she would have to eat it. We don't kill creatures just for the fun of it. She enthusiastly said she was gonna eat it. Look at the pictures below. This young lady not only wears Salt Life. She lives it and loves it!!
Brent Elliott and his son Matt joined me yesterday in hopes of finding a little redfish action. We started off the day as spectators as Capt. Jeff Williamson caught a couple of slot reds just up the creek from us. We made several adjustments moving around, but could not get anything going in the creek. We decided to move on out to the jetties looking for some serious action. We made our first drift and hooked up with a 32 inch redfish. I called Capt. Jeff to let him know a little action was happening out there. Capt Jeff reported that he was killing the reds in another creek. A tough call to make...join Capt. Jeff to catch several reds or stick it out at the jetties for a 40 incher? We elected to stay out at the jetties. We did not catch several reds, but we broke Matt's biggest redfish record three times. We were just a half inch shy on our 40 inch mark as our third fish of the day was 39 1/2 inches. Regardless, there is nothing more fun than tangling with one of these bruisers! Thanks for fishing with me guys! See ya on the water!
Jimmy Carros sent me these pictures from somewhere in the Neuse River yesterday. I would say that the big red drum bite is on! It is time to plan your trip if you like to fish around the outer banks, pamplico sound, cedar island, etc...Thanks for the report Jimmy! Awesome fishing! See ya on the water!
Below are pictures of OIFC Pro Staffer Brandon Sauls and his twins at the Jetties today. Brandon said if you were there you got bit!!
Below is a picture of Capt. Michelle Drake and 1st Mate "Little Billy" Berg with a monster wahoo they caught fishing aboard "The Law". I am sure the "boat driver" was Jeff Drake. When I get more information I will pass it on.
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The OIFC's own Shannon Reel of the "Reel Wet" proudly displays her 1st drum, while Trent holds a trigger fish and a flounder they caught over the weekend.
Ya'll need to stop by the OIFC and meet Shannon. She, along with Liz Inman are our newest employees. Liz fishes the "Black Gold" Yellowfin along with her boyfriend Jordan.
ATMC cable is airing our 6th episode of the season and I think we are getting better with experience. Fishing is one thing, fishing to make TV is another. Here is the schedule if you want to watch locally its channel 910. Or you can watch on-line-
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I don't know who had the most fun...Brayden and Camdyn or the adults working with them. Plus we all learned a great deal from each other. The most important lessons were have fun and make it fun for the children.
OIFC 1st Mate, and Team OIFC/Do Work member, Ben Morris is pictured below with a barricuda he caught on his own boat today off of Charleston. Ben juggles him fishing time with being an outstanding baseball player at Brunswick Community College
Below is a picture of Master Captain, Master Michelle Drake of the Law Fishing Team with 2 black fin tuna they caught near the Scarp. They weighed 24.2 & 18.4 lbs each. They ended te day with wahoo & tuna, They even saw billfish free jumping The crew was made up of Jeff Drake, "Little" Billy Berg and David Duppstadt
Team OIFC/Do Work were joined by Capt. Brant and 1st Mate Brayden for a fun day fishing with the children..I my case granddaughter Camdyn. We did everything, trolling to flying the kite. It was a beautiful, relaxing, and funny day on the water. As the saying goes.."Take a kid fishing". I'll add ...it is entertaining.