Kyle Warren caught this 6.3 pound flounder in the Shallotte River this morning!! Nice!
- Capt. Amy McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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At 7:44 am the Carolina Cat reported "steep conditions". He was going to the Stream but changed plans. In shore there is NO wind, which has caused the no-see-ums to chew on people.
The World Cat reported thick bait at Tubbs Inlet.
Leth and Ethan joined me for another day of fishing. We started out about 8am this morning working the last bit of incoming tide. We took a bass fishing approach first thing this morning working the edges of the grass. We had a few bluefish cut us off and landed some nice flounder. We changed gears to live bait looking for the redfish. We caught a couple more flounder and then old blue showed up. Leth hooked up for just a few seconds. Ethan hooks up for a few seconds. I hook up and again line was cut before passing the rod. I made some adjustments to leader materails and was ready for some action. Ethan hooks up hard! Fish on! Ethan lands a solid 8 or 9 pound bluefish despite having fluorocarbon leader. Leth hooks up hard on my homemade wire leader. My wire must not have been long enough, after a short tug of war the leader was cut just about the wire. We hung around for a few more minutes hoping that either the blues would give us another chance or a redfish would show up. The bite just shut down there....we made a move. We got into the toadfish...small flounder....Leth hooks up hard...good fight...hooks pulled! Ethan's rod doubles over...game on! Ethan does an awesome job angling a solid 28" red to the boat. Quick picture and release. We ended the day with Leth landing a nice red of her own. Thank you guys for fishing with us! See ya on the water!
Captain Jeff, 1st Mate Camdyn and I took the "Do Work" Contender on a scouting/spanish/blue fish run yesterday. We spotted birds working around the Shallotte Inlet, the Holden Beach Bridge and the "high hill". While scouting we pulled a couple of 00 Clarke Spoons and Camdyn boated several blue fish.
The ocean got bumpy and Camdyn needed a nap in the Ocean Tamer Bean Bag so we returned to the OIFC. On the trip back in we saw two guys killing the spanish site casting. Now that's fun!
Bottom line, the bait is here and there have been some kings caught at the Youpon Reef. So the Jolly Mon ought to be right on time. Camdyn and Caroline are honing their fishing skills so we need some Jr. Anglers to try to knock them down a notch.
The conditions have been less than favorable for fair weather fishermen. My crew yesterday was up for the challenge regardless the conditions. The wind and current was so strong at times, using the trolling motor in combination with my anchor would not hold our position. We managed to land a few short flounder, but had quite a few bites. The conditions were making it tough to feel the bite. I decided to change gears and see if the redfish would cooperate. We worked the docks along the Northern side of the waterway because they were a little more protected from the North East wind. The bite started off slow...but then the teacher showed up and school was in session. We worked on several redfish in the lower slot around 18 to 22 inches. My crew was all about catch and release, so those fish are there for our future enjoyment! Ethan, 15 years old, landed our best fish of the day. A nice 26 inch redfish that was weighed in, picture taken, and released at dockside. I will be fishing with Ethan and Leth again on Tuesday. I hope the fishing stays the same and the weather gives us a break. Pictured below is Ethan, Leth, and Capt. Casey Reeves with our best redfish of the day weighing in at 6.4 pounds. Thank you guys for fishing with us! See ya on the water!
FOTOIFC..Friend of the OIFC, and local angler Brian Richard sent this picture of a King Salmon aka Chinook he caught Monday on Lake Ontario.
Thanks Brian and have a safe trip home.
As if you're probably not already stir crazy the pictures submitted by Matthew Rich should drive you crazy..
The Jolly Mon is right around the corner, so while your stuck on shore, tie some king rigs and get ready.
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