Flash back to Tuesday and a trip Captain Chris Eckert and 1st Mate Derrick had. Chris sent me this cool pic. Thought I'd share
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It is the dog days of summer and the heat has been difficult to beat. Numbers of flounder have moved into deeper water onto the nearshore structures along the beach front. The winds have been calm, but the seas have been a little sloppy to take my charters out into the ocean. The backwater target species this week has been the red drum and trout. Floating live shrimp under a slip cork has been producing mostly trout with a few drum in the mix. Carolina rigs baited with shrimp, pogies, or mullet have produced mostly red drum with a few trout in the mix. I suggest having all three baits in your livewell. The red drum have been changing up their diets daily, sometimes hourly. Flounder are still being caught inshore, but most are undersize with just a few keepers. Below are a few highlights from this week. Check out our facebook page to see more pictures from this weeks action. Thanks to all the families that fished with me this week. I have had a blast watching the kids battle with some nice redfish! It has been awesome! I love kids! See ya on the water!
Johnson Family...you guys are in the Brunswick Beacon this week August 2nd
Chelsea, you also made the paper...Check out Jeffery Weeks articles with the Brunswick Beacon, great information about our fishing this time of year. Thanks again everyone for fishing with me this week!
Seeing Brant taking trips outside his room gets us feeling encouraged and confident of his speedy recovery. We know however there will be setbacks along the way as he couragously fights the battle. Yesterday was a tough one; combination of extreme pain, the situtation, more surgery, more pain, and he was temporiarly knocked off the road. Hoping for a better day today. In the bigger picture, he continues to make great progress and is empowered by your thoughts and prayers. Thank you to everyone.
Amy request no visitors today as he works to get the wheels back on.
Sid Cauble fished the 70 foot hole on Wednesday of last week. It was his future son in law's first trip offshore. Rafael is from
The crew caught pogys right out of the inlet and headed for the 70 foot hole area. Rafael caught a sailfish, mahi , king and a shark. Quite a catch for a first trip offshore. The crew was rounded out by Hugh and Taylor Henkel. They had a short day and came back and celebrated their engagement. Great day on the water.
The sail was revived and lived to fight another day.
Thanks for sharing the trip Sid.
A gazillion well wishers have sent their thoughts, prayers and kind words wishing Captain a speedy recovery. They are working.
With the permission Of Brant and Amy I am posting this picture she just sent me. And of course Brant's on the phone taking care of business...Thank God!!!!
Just when you started worrying about sharks a misguided 11 ft long alligator decides to wander on the beach at Holden Beach.
The 'gator said he was tired of playing golf so he thought he'd take a dip.
Someone on the Ocean Isle Fishing Center Facebook page said "Get Well Miracle Man" in a message to Captain Brant. That hit home especially after Camdyn and I visited him today. To be as injured as Brant is he looks great. His attitude is super and his strength is undeniable. Brant will overcome and be back in action. It may not be as soon as we want, but it will be faster than the doctors will believe.
Captain Amy is hanging strong and hanging at Brant's side. She is as strong as Brant. I think the Gales has kicked in. There is a bond between the two that most people will never know. Brant is fully aware of all the well wishes and is humbled by them. Let's keep all the positive vibes going his way, it works. His room is easy to spot.... it has a picture of a Yellowfin Capt. Steele put on the door.
Now for the fishing. This reporter has fallen down on the job. It's kinda like the wind was knocked out of my sails. But I saw a couple of pictures 1st mate Derrick sent Brant of a trip he and Capt. Chris Eckert had today and there were several kings in it, as well as a part of a king that must have been hit by a shark. I talked to Captain Chris Dew who told me that he and 1st mate Aaron had a good day too. Hopefully I'll have pictures tomorrow.
That's all for the day.