STORE HOURS

Sunday-Thursday 7:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday  6:00 am-9:30 pm

Capt. Brant's Fishing Report

Swamp Park New entertainment venues
Come visit our rescue alligators at Shallotte River Swamp Park -Turtle/Gator feeding -Swamp walkway Nature trail open ziptheswamp.com
Swamp Park New entertainment venues
Come visit our rescue alligators at Shallotte River Swamp Park -Turtle/Gator feeding -Swamp walkway Nature trail open ziptheswamp.com

 

 

 

 
Fishing Report Archives
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
-
Search Fishing Reports:
Current Year All Years

Start Over

Watch the OIFC Crew in action.
Logo
Ocean Isle Beach Accommodations
Need Accommodations?

Page 258 of 409

‹ prev255 256 257 258 259 260next ›
""Reel Quick"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/24/10
 

Working in the store again today...had a report from a guy fishing in the surf today. He said he was catching nice red drum in the surf and getting chopped off by a lot of bluefish. I have seen lots of spanish jumping in the waterway lately and even seen some jumping up the Shallote river. Our charter boats have been catching spanish mackerel everywhere...from the beach to the hammer...king mackerel should be somewhere in the middle of all that action. We have not seen much action from them though. Don't worry...it won't be long before the bite just amazingly turns on out of no where. Looking to fish offshore? The bottom fish seem to be cooperating in 90 to 100 feet of water. I had a guy today say they went yesterday and limited out on grouper and had several triggerfish. This depth range seems to be the most productive right now for anything offshore. Kings, Mahi, and Cobia have all been caught in this depth range lately. So if you want to tug on something big, you better plan on a full day trip. If you are just looking for something good to eat then stay right off the beach and catch lots of spanish. Well, don't forget about the inshore species....the full moon has brought on a good bite...I have landed several trout, red fish, and keeper flounder my last two outings this week. Look for me tomorrow on the water. I may bring out the fly rod if I see the same action as I have seen. See ya on the water!

 


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"It happened To All Of Us" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/23/10
 

Captain William Parker and his wife Mrs. Pat took advantage of the beautiful seas yesterday aboard "The Hound Dog" to get in some spanish fishing.  They didn't realize they were not only getting their supper but were serving up for the barracuda.  They got about a dozen spanish, not counting the ones the barracuda ate and even a small king which was released.  (I hope he grows a little by tournament time next weekend.  Jeff and I need him!).  The sea turtles and flying fish were abundant, so for those who want to take the family on a near shore trip it sounds as if the AR's are alive.

ON THE INSHORE NOTE:

Dr. Jeff Wallen and a couple of friends fished and caught 9 flounder, 5 keepers, a couple of trout, reds and a spanish.  They fished behind OIB and the 3 mile AR.  The flounder weren't biting for them at the AR and they only saw one keeper boated. The larger finger mullet were the bait of choice and the fish had moved into the shallows to ambush the bait.  Big shrimp were available in the OIB canals and Dr. Jeff caught a  couple of dozen in one cast.

Captain Tommy Helms and Tommy Lytton have been at it again.  No, they weren't petting tiger sharks, they were catching flounder, which they are very good at.  Captain Tommy had one that weighed 5.8 or 6.1 lbs depending whose scales he used and as soon as I can find his pictures I'll post them.

Lets keep our fingers crossed that the hurricane that is going to pass well off shore this weekend doesn't mess up the King Tournament Saturday.

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




""Triple Slam"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/23/10
 

Inshore Report:

Preparing for a little fishing yesterday...I was casting my net for bait when I noticed I had caught a barracuda...Well, you know it is hot when you are catching barracuda in the canals. Swimmers don't be too alarmed, he was only big enough to take a toe or two:) Lots of shrimp out there to be used as bait and seems to be the choice of many fish right now. The mullet have shown up in full force and are everywhere finally! Still perfect sized flounder pogies can be found up and down the waterway as well. The dinner table is set for the fall run! I believe even in this heat the fish know fall is right around the corner. The last couple of times I have been out the fish have been crushing the baits. We have had to move a lot to find exactly where they are feeding, but once you do...game on! We caught several trout, redfish, and flounder today...with the occassional bluefish and pinfish in the mix. Live shrimp under a popping cork was working pretty good, but slowed down for some reason. My buddy Jerry started throwing my Sea Assassin jig and slammed a few nice trout. I decided to try topwater since the action was so hot...I landed several redfish on topwater along with several nice trout as well. Jerry also busted a flounder on artificials and a redfish. Jerry actually land a Carolina Slam on artificials today. We all landed a Carolina Slam or two for that matter. The inshore action is definitely hot right now...not sure how long it will last. I hope this bite stays with us on through to the fall. I am sure the full moon has a lot to do with such a hot bite right now as well. Time to get on the water and enjoy some fishing. See ya on the water!

  


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Seafood Buffet" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/22/10
 

Captain Steele Park and Captain Chris Dawson were joined aboard the Carolina Cat for a full day charter by Terry Logan (Oak Island, N.C.), Rick Pressley (Charlotte), Tim Pressley (Charlotte), Roger Pressley (Wilmington) and Nicolas Pressley (Belmont, N.C.) for a beautiful day for fishing on perfect seas.

The group started their day by catching pogies just outside the mouth of the Shallotte Inlet.   They then spent the remainder of the day fishing in 65 ft to 85 ft. of slick water.  The day was broken up bottom fishing and trolling.  They said the spanish were actually skying as they hit the pogies.  Terry caught the cobia in the prop wash on a Spro Bucktail jig.  It looks like he caught the cobia with a spanish in the picture.  They considered free gaffing him because he just wouldn't bite...not really on the free gaffing.

Everyone on the charter agreed that the ocean was slick beautiful and so clear you almost see the down rigger ball.

Captain Chris Dawson said that he fished Friday and hooked up on about 40 spanish and several black tip sharks just outside the Ocean Isle Pier in 20-25 ft of  water.  They kept @ 20 in the 4-5 lb range.

Captain Jeff Williamson fished the Little River Jetties today, after getting the Sunset Beach Bridge tender to finally open the bridge!  He and his group caught several red drum.

Won't it be nice to zoom down the ICW and not have to wait on that bridge?  Just a couple more months!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Friday The 13th" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/22/10
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Friday The 13th" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/22/10
 

Friday the 13th, Captain Chris Dawson and Captain Jeff Williamson were joined by Kathy Hester,Chlloe Kaylor, Cecelia Fesperman, and Jeff Kaylor of Mt. Holly, N.C.  I wrote a report about their trip to the 90's where they caught spanish , king and saw a sailfish.  Here are some pictures they took on their charter.  Thanks for the photos.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Inshore Report" | Speckulator - 22' | 08/22/10
 

Hello from the inshore grounds.  It seems the OIFC's fishing report page has been dominated by inshore reports lately, which is a sure sign that we have some decent fishing going on.  I feel like we have been very fortunate to still have consistent fishing going on, even though it has been terribly hot.  The water temps are still blazing in the mid to upper 80 degree range, but there have been quite a few redfish and and flounder prowling around.  The reds have been coming in all mixed sizes from 12" rats to 30+" bulls, often off of the same spots, so always be ready for a big one.  While we havent caught any big flounder in a couple of weeks, we have been catching some nice keepers in many of the same spots we have been drum fishing on.  Also, I have heard off and seen some nice fish that have come off of some nearshore structure (ARs) recently, and now is the time to get your offshore flounder fishing in.  The finger mullet have really started to make a showing, and its seems that they have been the bait of choice recently, along with a live shrimp of course.  There have also been some trout hanging around in a few areas, so floating a live shrimp thourgh some of your normal trout holes just might produce. 

**On a side note, all of you flounder fishermen out there should check out and look into fishing the 4th Bay Creek Classic flounder tournament, which will be held Sat. September 11 at the Wildlife Boatramp in Southport.  The registration and captains meeting will be Fri. Sep. 10th at Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport.  For those of you who aren't aware, this is a benefit tournament tournament for Brandon Matthews, a local fisherman who was badly injured in a hunting accident several years ago.  So if you are planning on fishing that weekend anyway, enter the tournament and support a geat cause.  More information can be found at: www.baycreekclassic.com.


- Capt. Kyle Hughes
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Marshes Light Marina King Mackerel Tournament" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/21/10
 

Mark Ray of Mark Ray Studio Marine Wildlife Art just finished the artwork for The Marshes Light 1st Annual King Mackerel Tournament to be held over  Halloween.  They wanted  Halloween themed artwork and I thought this was too cool not to pass along.  Hope Mark doesn't mind.  


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




""Stuck in the Store"" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/21/10
 

Stuck working in the store today, so did not get on the water myself today. I am sure the fish are still biting somewhere. This time of year you need to be looking for the bait and its reaction. We found fish exploding on top yesterday. They had the mullet minnows scattering everywhere and shrimp jumping out of the water. We killed the fish on a cajun popping cork with live shrimp. Every cast was a fish...even flounder would come off the bottom every now and then to take a bite. The trout and redfish were stacked up in this area. An occassional blue was also eager to jump on a live shrimp. We caught close to 40 fish yesterday...mostly redfish.

With all that said...my tip for today is to learn how to locate live bait and get proficent with a cast net. Location for live bait? Any feeder creek connected to the waterway at the last bit of low tide will produce a wide variety of live bait from pinfish, croakers, spots and shrimp. Live bait is best this time of year...it is hard to compete with the real thing when the water is so full of it. But at the same time don't completely give up on artificials...sometimes it works, because it is something different. I have still been catching flounder and trout on artificials. The 4" Sea Assassins and 3" gulp pogies on a 1/8 ounce jighead worked correctly will produce some aggressive strikes. Redfish will also hammer a gulp pogy...29" redfish landed this year on the gulp pogy. Well, that is enough said for today...hope this helps all those struggling on the inshore game or perhaps lost confidence. The fish are hear! You have just got to find them and not give up. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




""Alyssa's Carolina Slam"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/20/10
 

Fished with Grandpa, Dad, and daughter today from Concord, NC area. Had a little electrical delay this morning. Once the electricity was turned off we headed out. The fishing started off a little slow, but when the next shower of rain started, so did the fish. One redfish after another...14" to 16"...not big, but a great little fighting fish. Everyone also caught a flounder, but right before we decided to make a move Alyssa drilled a 16" flounder for the dinner table. Of course we gave it a few more minutes, but it was time to go hunting for bigger fish. We headed to our next spot with no success...the 30" fish were not there this morning. So we moved to our next area...the fish were on fire here! Redfish exploding out of the water...so we put some shrimp on a popping cork...immediate hook up...put a pig fish(grunt) on a bottom rig and agian immediate hook up...23" trout...We caught several trout 16" to 23" and redfish from 14" to 25" in this area. Shrimp on a popping cork was killing the fish. Awesome! Grandpa and Dad after catching several fish themselves just sat back and watched Alyssa have some arm burning fun. We gave it one last try where some 30" fish had been hanging out. No such luck. I guess you can't have everything! Alyssa landed nice keeper fish in all three inshore species today completing a Carolina Slam. I enjoyed it...hope the memories stay with them forever! See ya on the water!

 

 

 


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"More Cedar Island" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/20/10
 

For being located in the middle of no where, Cedar Island must be a busy place.  The OIFC just received these pictures from Andrew Strickland of Durham, N.C. (this reporters home town) of a trip he took along with Willis and Paul Warren this past weekend.

They fished the bottom using cut mullet and caught the biggest fish of the day at sunset.  All the reds were over slot and were released healthy.  Andrew usually fishes out of OIB and is headed to the Little River jetties this weekend.  We hope he gets into the action there.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




""I am 7 and so is my flounder"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/19/10
 

INSHORE REPORT:

Seven year-old Carter and his dad fished for hours today all up and down the intercoastal waterway. They said they had very little success with catching much with any significance. So after a long day they finally headed back home to the dock. Carter just couldn't give up. Carter stayed on the dock and made a few cast. Next thing you know he is hooked up! Dad wasn't to excited at first, thinking it must just be another small fish. Then he saw the fish surface...GET THE NET! Carter landed his age today. Thats right...he weighed in a 7 pound 12 ounce flounder today caught right of the dock. Well folks, that goes to show you that the fish can be anywhere.

TIP: Don't give up...the next cast could be the big one!

 


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Road Trip" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/19/10
 

It's become an annual pilgrimage, sort of a call of the wild.  Maybe it's a primal urge man has to provide food for the family.  Or maybe it's just a ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!  Every year a group of local Ocean Isle Beach buddies with a common love of fishing head up the N.C. coast to Cedar Island for a weekend of 'round the clock fishing and fun.

  This year Brandon Sauls, Brian Aycock and family, Jeff Beck, Clay Morphis,  Eddie Juliun and family, Scott Quaintance, and his family, and I'm sure I've left someone out, made the trip.  I am told that next year some of our smaller lady anglers will also be traveling along to show the guys some equal opportunity.

Here are a few pictures of the drum the guys caught and released.   


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




""Texas Reds?"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/18/10
 

Chris and Cole from Houston, TX fished a half day inshore trip with us this morning. I was a bit nervous with this being my first trip representing Capt. Brant's Fishing Adventures. Also everything in Texas is known to be bigger. Expectations were high...I always put a ton of pressure on myself to locate and successfully coach my crew in landing fish. I was able to locate a few fish this morning and my crew did a great job at landing some nice fish. Cole started out with several redfish in the 14" to 16" range and a few flounder around 13" inches. Chris could only watch as his 8 year-old son was stacking the fish up on him. Dad stayed patient and allowed his son to continue hogging the hole. Finally, Cole got a little pre-occupied and stole his dad's Dr. Pepper from the cooler. I thought that was the deal...the guy who lands the first fish gets choice. :) Dad took advantage of his chance to get in the honey hole. Wham! Just that quick the drag started screaming...a nice 23" redfish in the boat. A couple casts later here comes a 16" flounder. Dad was just waiting to set the dinner table. The tide was bottoming out and the fishing slowed down. We made a move to check out a few more spots. We rolled up to the next place and caught another redfish on live shrimp. Made another move trying to locate some fish willing to bite. Then it happened...Both rods bent to their limits...Cole fought his for just a bit and it spit the hook....Dad was still hanging on...After a few minutes and a burning elbow dad landed a brute of a redfish...30 inches plus....A quick picture and released...We got reset for Cole....Just a few seconds and Cole was hooked up...Cole also landed a 30" plus brute after several minutes of an arm burning experience! We gave it a few more minutes before a little shower put us on the run. Cole was pretty much satisfied and ready to go. Dad and I hit a few more spots, but the tide had completely quit on us. We called it a day. A great day! There is nothing like a father & son enjoying time on the water together! See ya on the water!

Inshore tip for today: Locate the bait...watch the bait's reaction...the bait will tell you if the fish are there or not...follow the bait...catch the bait...and fish with the bait that is in that area.

    


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Morning Update" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/18/10
 

Captain Chris Dew and 1st Mate Aaron Dew were joined on a half day charter by Ken White, (USMC, Camp Lejeune & Hubert, N.C.), John Park, (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Greg Erhard, (Pittsburgh, Pa.) for a morning charter.  The group fished the Youpon Reef and brought home some spanish mackerel.  They said the bite was sporadic at best, but a good time on the water was had by all.  Good news for the spanish fishermen is the spanish are there but you are going to have to work for them.

Ken has 21 years in The USMC and has recently returned from Iraq. The OIFC  staff wishes to extend our gratitude to Ken for his service to our country, just as we appreciate all members of the armed forces.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"2nd Time Around" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/18/10
 

Nope, you're not seeing the same ole' pictures recycled on a new report.  Your are seeing the same young man, Alex Par of Allentown, Pa. who took his Dad Matt  with their favorite same ole' Captain, Jeff Williamson of the OIFC/Get Busy fishing just like last year.

And just like the last time, they caught fish.  Rather, Alex caught fish.  Again he out fished dad.  They also had several just undersized flounder and reds they let swim.  Alex had his good fortune fishing with mullet minnows which Captain "J. Dogg" said were plentiful.  Thanks for fishing with us again guys.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Tower Trip" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/17/10
 

Captain William Parker of the "Hound Dog" took a trip to the Frying Pan Tower today along with friend Duwane Wood and son Caleb White. Capt. Parker found plenty of pogies in the ICW between the Bentree Club House and the Shallotte Inlet, thanks to information provided by Captain Chris Dew of the OIFC World Cat.

William said the water was so clear that he could see the bottom at 65 ft and could see the downrigger ball at 40 ft.  That visibility and 85+ degree made for some slow fishing.  They did manage some small 'cuda and a 15-18 lb mahi.  However, check out the picture and you can see the beautiful ocean conditions.

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Traveling Fishermen Galapagos Roster" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/17/10
 

Just a quick update on the Galapagos trip planned for this winter. See the Traveling Fishermen page for details. Due to extreme demand after first posting this adventure I have been able to increase the number of available slots from 12 to 16 fishermen. Below is a list of OIFC friends who have committed to the Galapagos adventure in February. Barrett McMullan Stephanie McMullan Brant McMullan Rube McMullan Brian Allen Stacy Allen Kennan Hill Ken Hill Brian Robbins Tom Bordeaux Blair Bordeaux and...just in I have word that world famous sport fishing journalist Gary Caputi may be joining our group and will be writing an article about the experience for a major publication. Stand by for more details. We have a few spots left so if you're on the fence contact me and I'll fill you in on the details. captbarrett@oifc.com.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"That's how you do it boys!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/16/10
 

Man, you got to love it when a plan comes together. I can honestly say our latest success on the king mackerel tournament trail was lacking any drama as things went way to smooth from start to finish. The only drama of the entire weekend was the brief panic that set in when the toilet paper went missing on board the boat. While Capt. Brant, Amy and team leader Caroline took on the challenge of the king mackerel tournament in Golden Isles, GA this weekend, Rube and I loaded up my 31' Yellowfin headed north to Swansboro for the Onslow Bay Open KMT. We left out Friday mid morning and arrived in Morehead City in the afternoon with the plan of locating and catching some bait. We checked all the typical bait spots around Morehead but were unable to locate any. About to give up, we spotted several sea gulls picking over a shallow flat and we proceeded to put a handful of prime bluefish in the well. The next morning the plan was to get a later start than normal so that the menhaden would have time to come up making catching them a little easier. The plan worked as we joined about 20 other boats behind Harkers Island and located a large school of quality pogies. After catching bait we made a leisurely run to the east side of Cape Lookout shoals where we stopped a couple times checking the water conditions at a couple spots. Deciding to keep going until we found the right water ended up being the correct choice. The seas were 3 to 5 so we took our time but eventually settled in and began fishing. After about an hour of nothing and doubts on our chosen location creeping into our minds the quietness was interrupted by a baracuda first and next a shark. Not what we were after but at least it was a sign of life. Just a few minutes later a bluefish on top was drilled and off we went. Unfortunately the clicker was off by mistake so we didn't get to hear that telltale sound of a true smoker but this one sure did his part. I was holding the rod as line disappeared off the spool. The fish did everything right. He smoked it straight into the sea and then came to the top. Rube and I traded positions behind the rod several times as we worked around the other lines and got in position to gaff the fish. We could see the fish down about 20 feet in the clear blue water and knew this was a good one. After a couple tense laps around the boat I was finally able to sink the gaff and bring the log on board. Just like that it was over by about 11:00. We packed the fish away and began a slow scenic cruise along the Outer Banks back to the scales as we had decided our work was done for the day. We were at the scales when they opened at 3:00pm where we hoisted our bounty for pics and then put her on the scales. She was long and skinny and pulled down the scales to 40.77lbs. Not a monster but certainly a great catch. I honestly didn't think it would hold up, but as luck would have it we held off all challengers and took home top prize in the tournament. While winning is a great charge I felt a little cheated on this one because of the lack of drama. This was a no pressure, easy going, go with the game plan event. Maybe my empty feeling is because I'm so used to nothing ever going as planned which puts us in positions of having to come up with miracles. No I'm not complaining about catching a 40lber in a tournament, I'm just caught a little off guard by the simplicity of this tournament experience. Wake up late, catch bait, ease to fishing spot, fish for a little while, get bite, catch fish, ease to scales, collect check. Like I said, you got to love it when a plan comes together! Don't worry, I won't get used to it!
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Drum Roll" | Speckulator - 22' | 08/16/10
 

Corny title, but the red drum bite seems to be on a roll right now.  Captain Kyle had a charter this morning with Nate McLean (Cheyenne, Wy.),, Jason McClean, John McClean and Ed Nenningern, all of Charlotte, N.C.  They fished the backwaters behind Ocean  Isle and Sunset Beach and brought home these great looking drum and flounder.  The guys said they had releases which were over slot.

Sorry about any specifics, but when I asked Kyle where he caught the fish his reply was "In the jaw".  I knew he'd say that, so that's why I asked.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




‹ prev255 256 257 258 259 260next ›

Charters Fishing Reports Webstore Contact ©2016 Ocean Isle Fishing Center. All Rights Reserved
Ecommerce Website Design by InterCoastal Net Designs
Myrtle Beach Fishing | Sunset Beach Fishing | Holding Beach Fishing | Cherry Grove Fishing | Things To Do In Ocean Isle Beach