Going out to getm. Mother nature says bad idea but we r determined. Caught pogys off ocean isle. Here we go!
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Dad Joe Matthews and his son Doug from Syrma, Ga. joined Capt. Chris and 1st mate Ben aboard one of the OIFC World Cats for a charter yesterday. The group had their best fortune at the Shark Hole using live pogies they caught off Holden Beach earlier in the day.
In addition to the kings Doug hauled in, he landed 6.4 lb 28 inch spanish. Thanks to the crew taking the OIFC 'Gaff cam along on their charter. A special shout out to 1st mate Ben for taking these great pictures. There are additional pictures in another report.
The Jolly Mon, wind and all brought a bunch of friends together AND brought the store a great deal of business. Thank God!
Look at the picture of store employee poor Katelyn as she gathers T Shirts to be folded. All kidding aside, thank all of ya'll for coming to the Jolly Mon and for being our loyal customers. It means the world to all of the "OIFC family".
David and John Hillsgrove joined me for a half day trip Monday morning. The redfish bite was excellent. We landed several fish in the 18" to 22" range. We released all the fish to fight another day. We also had a handfull of small flounder and a black drum. The flounder are still biting pretty good, but finding keepers has been a challenge.
Michael, Lee, and Chris joined me Tuesday for a half day trip. The action was much the same as Monday. The red drum were very active and kept the lines tight. We landed several again in the 18" to 22" range. We decided to keep two redfish, a flounder, and a black drum for supper. Again, the flounder were biting, but most of them just short of the new 15" mark. We will stay after them and keep you posted. See ya on the water!
Two Pars and a Pogy is the name of the boat that caught several kings at the 390's today. The thing is the kings were passing up the pogys and hitting frozen cigar minnows. At least that was the case with Troy Caraway, Jason Folsom and Capt. Zach White, who are pictured with the kings, one of which weighed a little over 23 lbs.
Maybe Two Pars and A Cigar Minnow?
When I arrived at the OIFC, Captain Brant was finishing up cleaning the last king of several kings and mahi he caught today on a full day charter. One of the guests said that the action wasn't "fast and furious", but was steady and consistent the whole day. He is supposed to email me pictures. When he does, I'll post them. I've not talked to Brant about the trip as he was pulling out on another charter. Great to see the action!
John Thompson was the angler on his father-in-law's 24 ft. Seahunt captained by Claude Rogers when they hooked up on this beautiful sail fish at the Sharkhole on June the 12th. This was John's 1st sail. They had seen one sail fish hooked up earlier in the day. John and Claude caught one 15 lb mahi and several teenage kings when they decided to take up lines at noon. That was when the long line started screaming and a sail was putting on a tail walking show. After about 20 minutes they got the fish aboard long enough for a photo op. It took about 10 minutes to properly revive her and she swam off nicely.
Thanks for the pic guys!
You tell me. Is Capt. J. Dogg Williamson styling with his hat or not? And did he really catch this trout with a Salt Water Asasin Shrimp or does he own stock in the company?
Congratulations the following for winning the Senior Anglers':
1-Deiter Cardwell of the Tideline
2-George Metzgar Jr. The Sea Horse
Ray Strickland All In
Congratulations to the under 23 top 3:
Ray Strickland All In
Congratulations to the following top 3 in the Jolly Mon TWT:
Congratulations to the following top 3 TWT winners
1 Logans Run
2 Justin Time
If you missed the Captain's meeting on Friday you missed a very proud moment in the history of the Jolly Mon KIng Classic. The Jolly Mon tournament has been a long time contributor to the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association (LBARA)- over 10 years running now. Every fish that is weighed or donated during the tournament is collected by the LBARA and sold, the proceeds used to build and maintain the area's AR's. This year, the LBARA and the state of NC DMF honored the Jolly Mon by officially changing the name of AR 460 (AR 3 miles off of Shallotte inlet) to the "Jolly Mon Reef". This is a tremendous honor, my family and I were blown away. Going forward when you buy a chart, you will see the "Jolly Mon Reef" off Shallotte inlet. How cool is that? So, going forward, help us to get the name to stick- Jolly Mon Reef- The final phase now that we are working on is how to make the Jolly Mon Reef the most productive reef in the area. It is all ready a heck of Sea Bass spot and good for Spanish Mackerel and the occasional King, but we are working on ways to pump it up- so stand by.
Thanks to the LBARA and NCDMF for the honor- we are proud of the tradition we have built in the Jolly Mon King Classic and now its namesake will live for years to come.
The World Cat captained by Steele Park and Chris Eckert went to the Shark Hole Tuesday with Gary Stansoll, Adam Stansoll, Nick Wolfe, all of Charlotte and Scott Knuth of Sanford, N.C. aboard.
They spent most of the day there fishing with frozen Bait Masters Cigar Minnows. One of the prizes they brought to the docks was a 34 1/2 to 35 lb king. A day late and $17,000 short.
Also out charter fishing was Capt. Barrett McMullan, aboard his Yellowfin, The Tree Shaker. Not to be left out Capt. Barrett's crew also brought home a king.
COMPLETE LIST OF ALL RESULTS FROM ALL CATEGORIES- CLICK HERE
Well, what can you say. Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. This weekend the bear got us. Between bad weather and bad fishing, it was a tough weekend to be a tournament king mackerel fisherman. But, despite all the negative transpirings, there were winners and although not very big, there were King Mackerel caught. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who participated. We had 185 boat entries, which is down substantially from the typicall 300+ boats the Jolly Mon hosts, but I still consider it pretty darn good in the face of such adversity. We had a great captain's meeting evening on Friday with all sorts of festivities and food as the show went on just like it does every year.
Again, thanks to everyone who stayed dedicated to the Jolly Mon. I am beginning work now on the Fall Brawl and hope to see you there as well- hopefully with better weather and certainly with better fishing.