Speckle Trout that is. Josh Wallen brought in this one for a photo op and was released to fight another day.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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It's hot enough to fry these flounder on the front of the Sea Hunt Big John Thompson, Pete and Lee were fishing. They caught these flat fish in the Oak Island/Southport area using finger mullet.
Nice fish and thanks for permission to use the pic and the info.
Captain Nesbitt Noble and his nephew Ian were fishing around the Sunset Bridge when Ian hooked up with this 18" trout. The 1st thing he wanted to know was is The Bonecrusher was around.
They finished off by fishing most of the day around the Jetties. The Bonecrusher said Ian talked trash to every boat out there. He said Ian was a trip..coming from 'Crusher that means a lot! Keep it up Ian!
Allen swings hard and connects with a HOME RUN. This nice 5.0 citation size flounder on a 2 inch figer mullet minnow. The bite was steady but not many keepers. Hitting every deep hole I knew at low tide. Allen,Dirk ,Charlie and Cheer leader Jean. I think Charlie sized it up best. Todays fishing was like watching a soccer game when we scored it was big. P.S. That was Pastor Allens 1st salt water fish.
Jason DeLany and Rich Merrell from Dothan, Al. fished the Little River Jetties using finger mullet. They very proudly brought a 6.8 lb. citation flounder they caught there by the OIFC to be weighed and photographed.
Congratulations and thanks for bringing your fish to the OIFC.
Randy Beane and son Brett joined me on a half day inshore trip today. We pulled out of the OIFC canal at 7am this morning. First thing on the agenda was stock up on fresh bait. We found little peanut pogies and a few mullet minnows. I got us anchored up on our first spot and made the first cast. As I was showing and explaining the technique to feel the bite of a flounder one drilled it. I set the hook and handed the rod to Brett. Brett landed a nice 17" fish and supper was already looking good. Unfortunely, catching a fish on the first cast seemed to be the kiss of death for that spot. We caught a few more small flounder and a couple of small red drum in various places. The bite never really took off like it appeared it was going to on the first cast. The week has been tough with rain, wind, and dirty water. We have still managed to find a few fish willing to bite a hook. Capt. Jeff Williamson found a nice one late in the day. As he put it...Bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, but he hit one out of the park. Capt. Jeff should be sharing pictures with us soon. Give us a call if you want to have fun and catch a few fish. See ya on the water!
Paul McIntyre, his son Chris, who used to mate for Capt. Brant, Pauls's daughter Kelly, friends Josh Hatfield and David Wygonil went on a couple of successful king fishing trips last week.
In the course of a couple of trips they caught kings at Christina's and the 90's. They also landed some nice mahi and kings at the Jungle.
Good work and thanks for the report.
Robbie sent in a question about our inshore reports on our ask a question forum. In response to Robbie's question. The bait is thick everywhere! Mullet minnows can be caught pretty easily in the cement canals on just about any tide right now. Using a trolling motor will increase your chances. Any main creek off the ICW with feeder creeks will produce a variety of bait from: baby spots, pinfish, croakers, mullet, and shrimp. The low tide or last bit of outgoing tide is the easist time to catch bait in these areas, especially if you are looking for live shrimp. If you are looking for bait at high tide? Menhaden are going to be your best bet. Little pogies have been flipping in the middle of all the canals for months now and make great baits for most inshore species. Hard to keep alive without a round tank and fresh saltwater running at all times. Mullet minnows can be caught in the canals, shallow shell points, and along the grass edges at high tide. Catching bait is just one of the challenges we face as guides. It takes work and presistence!
Spots to fish? That is just another serious chanllenge we face each day as a guide. We have our starting points and we move a lot, especially this last week. The fish seem to be scattered. I recommend drifting the inlets or main creek channels for flounder. Pitching artifcials in the canals around the docks should also produce some flounder. It is fishing and the heat has made catching a chanllenge. Try to find a pattern and go with it. Red drum and black drum can be on any dock along the ICW. Starting point? Look for the docks closest to deep water and one that has lights on them at night. Right now the Little River Jetties is the hot spot with the heat. Float live shrimp up against the rocks and you might catch anything from sheepshead, black drum, red drum, or maybe even a trout. Live mullet on a carolina rig can produce flounder and red drum. That really is the best information I have on spots right now. The chanllenge of trying to catch fish and finding that perfect spot is what keeps us coming back. The best way to get an exact location is by going fishing with us. Thanks for your questions, as you can see we take them seriously. See ya on the water.