1 spot left open for Capt. Jeff's backwater fishing school. Land class Saturday 4-6pm, fishing all day Sunday. Call 910-575-3474 to reserve.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Liz is on vacation in the Bahamas with family, she sent us some photos. Looks like they are having a great time!
Second day here and we are already catching fish! We went out about ten miles from Hope Town Light House. Today we caught three Dolphins and a Yellow Fin Tuna. I have attached some pictures. They are heading out tomorrow in hopes of catching a Marlin.
See ya Soon! Liz
Pictured is Rob Ferris of Charlotte and a big wahoo he caught "off shore of the Tower". Thanks for the picture Rob.
I wanted to share some fishing phots. I will be unable to fish the Far Out Shoot Out because I am back in Cincinnati and preparing for a medical mission to the country of Jordan. Nevertheless I wanted to share some info to help the tournament participants.
We fished the area of 100/400 and Blackjack on Thursday and caught 8 Dolphin and 2 Wahoos both under 35 pounds. We had better weather on Friday at the Winyah Scarp area (we were able to run home in 1 hour and 25 minutes at 50+mph comfortably). We caught 8 Dolphin and 2 quality Wahoos which measured 56 inches and 59 inches and produced citations for my out of town guests.
The size of the dolphin and wahoo were better in the southern areas. If I were fishing the Far Out Shootout, I would fish the Winyah Scarp area.
Attached are some photos.
Thank you for your report and good luck on your mission Dr. Suh.
As always, if you have a repor with picturest you would like to shar email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I fished all day with Frank and Mack from the windy city of Chicago on Saturday. The action in the backwater has been sluggish. We headed back towards Tubbs lnlet to drift for flounder. We found a few short fish, but nothing too impressive. We started working the grass line edges with mirrolures looking for trout. We got a really good bite, but the trout some how escaped from three treble hooks. We worked the bridge area and found two rather large stingrays. We moved into the cement canals and never got a significant bite. We decided to try our luck up the Shallotte River, it couldn't get any worse, right? We found a sheepshead and a black drum very quickly, but that was it. I have talked to several folks over the last few days and the bite has really been tough inside. It appears that most of the action is happening around the low tide period in the afternoon. The water temperature is getting right for the action to bust loose anyday now. We are going to stick with it and we will report the action when it happens. See ya on the water!
Butch invited me to fish with him in the gulf stream this past Friday. It has been awhile since I have been in action out there. We headed for the 100/400 area and had our spread set just short of the mark. We ran a spread of 9 lines including teasers. We had a mix of daisy chains, cedar plugs, tuna feathers, sea witches, and ballyhoo rigged on a planer rod. The tuna feather on the long line produced our first mahi. The planer rod produced both wahoo and a nice mahi. We continued to work the area tightening up our spread with each pass fine tuning our game plan. We stayed busy with several short strikes, knock downs, and the planer rod tripping. We watch mahi check out the teasers and bump the daisy chains. As always it was very exciting to be out there in that situation. We made one last pass over the hot spot and all seven lines got knocked down in a hurry. Only two lines stayed tight though, the inside rigger blue and white and the planner rod. I so wanted to stay, but we had a long ride ahead of us. We feel that we ended the day respectable. Two wahoo and 4 mahi with one being a beautiful 20# bull. Plenty of great eating! Thanks Butch for getting me back out there! See ya on the water!
Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphes gave our fish a break while away fishing in Texas. These are his pictures and his short description:
Awesome Trip! We caught 100's of trout and had 18 Trout over 25 inches! — Baffin Bay, Texas - 2013 (13 photos)
As Captain Jacob Frick is famous for saying, "We Waxed ‘Em." Two small-boat class left from OIFC dock at 6:00AM Friday May 10th, and here are the details:
22WA SeaFox (Yamaha 150) – 1 Blackfin Tuna, 6 Mahi boated
· Terry’s boat, fishing with Chris Chambers of Fayetteville and his dad Steve of Spokane, WA
· First line in (9:00) Blackfin (11.8lb) on Purple Cedar Plug (130lb mono) 4miles short of Blackjack
· Six Mahi on a mix of cedar plugs (purple, mahi) and Pink/White Jet-head CLJ25 (select Ballyhoo)
· Largest female Mahi (16.8 lb) on planer-downrigger on pink/white jet-head CLJ25 35 ft. down
· Majority of Mahi caught on long-lines, but created problems getting “doubles” boated
· Unsuccessful casting about Noon into schooling Mahi surrounding the boat, but they “nibbled”
· Fished mostly on Blackjack mark, and then 3 miles along the ledge in 200-240 ft. of water
· Water temps ranged from 76.4-78.00 degrees, about 3 hours out and in, 70 gallons of fuel
· No attempt to catch Wahoo, too busy with Mahi and Tuna and using lighter remaining tackle
· Wind picked up at 1:00, we left at 2:10PM, got back to OIFC dock at 5:20, 18-25 knots
· Problems: early and late rough water, reel failures, break-offs, tangled lines, no auto-pilot
22.5CC Sea Hunt (Yamaha 150) – 2 Wahoo, 1 Mahi, 1 Tuna boated
· Mike Lee’s boat, fishing with his friend Justin Privette, both from Mint Hill, NC
· Tuna caught on Green Machine
· Mahi on Black/Purple Tuna Feather
· Wahoo on Ballyhoo using a planer and one on orange/black marauder
· Burned 53 gallons, running about 25-38 knots
· Problems: Wahoo broke the planer (welds on brace), several lost fish
Twice now I’ve been to the Gulfstream (64 miles) in my own boat, using my own rigs, and it has been very memorable and intense. This time, I drove out and back, did all set-ups, some reeling, and gaffing all day. “Yes,” Corey, “I got blood all over me and my boat.” I did a lot of planning on this one, but my “hats off” to Team OIFC for all the help and encouragement, and a special thanks to Captain Brant, mentor par excellance!
OIFC Staffer, Dr. T, reporting