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- Brant McMullan
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Kenneth and Meaghan Keys caught this hefty black tip right behind one of our local shrimp boats off Holden Beach this morning. Nice work guys.
~~After running 30 miles offshore on an 18 foot boat and our GPS quitting on us we managed to find this nice grouper that made it all worth it
--by 1st Mate Ben Morris
~~Went to the Gulf Stream (Steeples) on Wednesday out of Masonboro. Slow but
did pick up a Wahoo and a King. Around 10 short bites. Flat seas but skirted
storms all day. Caught in 250 ft of water.
Captain Rich Carcich
Captain Scott Myerson
-----Thx for the report guys
It amazes me every year how the busy summer season flies by. It starts with your dedicated gulf stream fishermen - eager to hook their first mahi-mahi of the year. Once the blue water bite fizzles its just about time for the annual Jolly Mon king mackerel tournament. Everyone gets their mind set on an award winning king and it normally stays this way throughout the summer. Dock talk will normally consist of “kings bit good at shark hole” or the frequent “man we tried everywhere in the ocean but couldn’t buy a bite today.” Then suddenly the tourists and weekend warriors pack their bags to head back home, leaving an incredible fishing opportunity behind. This time of the year through late October is by far my favorite time to go fishing off Brunswick County’s coast. Almost all targeted species are moving into what I call their “transition” phase. Meaning they haven’t quite made it to their fall hangouts but are slowly making their way there. The great part about this is you really never know what your going to catch when venturing offshore. When the right conditions are present, your average weekend angler can go out to places like the Atlantic ledge, BP 25, the hammer and actually have a shot at catching a big king mackerel, mahi-mahi or even a sailfish all in one day. Not to mention the gulf stream and bottom fishing that can be done when traveling further offshore. With this weekend’s marine forecast, almost all local boats will be sailing towards the blue water. My approach would be to high speed troll for wahoo early in the morning. Then once the sun gets up high, drop to the bottom for big vermilion snapper, black sea bass and grouper. Both OIFC charter boats have openings for these longer 10hr or Gulf Stream trips this weekend. Call (910) 575-3474 to book your trip offshore today.
Wendell Barnett with 15 wahoo and 2 kings. the biggest was 50 lbs. Wendell fishes out of Cherry Grove and usually heads south.
2nd pic is from Jim Bowen
Jim Bowen sent us these pictures of some wahoo he caught while high speed trolling with some friends Friday.
Captain Kevin Sneed posted this on his Facebook page today. If you scroll down you will see how my motors looked while flushing them with Salt Eliminator. I strongly recommend you flush your motors regularly with Salt Terminator. I appreciate when someone posts pictures that give credability to my reports. Thanks for sharing Kevis.
A weeks worth of salt, salt away, lots of fresh water. Going to let her run in the tank (horse trough) tomorrow. I love the salt water, just don't want it in my engine! —
The 2nd pic is my moto on the Do Work while I was flushing it. That is not smoke. It's 100% salt build up. The motor was not running
I was privileged to be the weighmaster at the Tournament in Southport yesterday. What a success..58 boats in an inshore flounder/red tournament!!!!!!!! Below are a couple of pictures.
The 1st pic is Kala Brurer 1st place and 1st place lady Angler. Picture 2 is TEAM AMERICA, featuring the Do Work's, Captain Jeff and OIFC Pro Staffer Brandon Sauls Picture 4 is Roman Hewett, winner of the Jr Angler aboard the Finfever. Picture 5 is the leaderboard.
George, Sam, and Max joined me for a half day charter just looking to find some kind of action. They explained that they had been out several times and had struggled to find any good action. They had tried offshore a few times in the past but one of the boys struggles with sea sickness. We elected not to try for the hot spanish bite because of that. The tide was high and finding good mullet minnows was a bit of a challenge. We found a good school of menhaden and caught a net full of those. We kept looking for the finger mullet and did finally find a few dozen. We headed for a flounder hole and quickly got a few bites. They were all short of the 15 inch mark. The next hour or so went completely dead. It was looking like a few short flounder was going to be it for our trip. I was getting a bit fustrated to say the least. Finally, a small red hit and gave us some hope. We stuck around for a little while with only bluefish and pinfish nipping at our baits. I decided to make one more short move to check out an area that usually holds redfish. First cast we were hooked up! I couldn't get another bait in the water quick enough. We ended up tripled up on solid over the slot reds between 28 and 30 inches. We hooked up several more times and landed a few more with a couple of keepers in the slot. It is the kind of action a guide enjoys seeing and wishes all his clients could enjoy each time out. Fall fishing is just around the corner and now is the time to reserve your spot. Come on down and go fishing with us! See ya on the water!
The spanish mackerel bite has fired back off along the beachfront. The bait is thick between 25 and 33 feet of water. Spanish are jumping all through the silver sides in this area. Small Clarkspoons trolled between 6 and 7 miles per hour on #1 planers has been the ticket to loading up the fish box with these great tasting mackerel. The hot spots seem to be East heading toward the Lockwood Folly area. Lets go get some! See ya on the water!
~~Count down to Flatfish Roundup Sat @ Southport Marina get your teams ready!
Anyone who CANNOT make it to registration in Southport tmrrw night but would like to enter a team in the tournament please email Laurie Watson at email@example.com to register by phone.
Thanks hope to you see there. Lots of prizes & fun for the whole family!!!!
~~Weather looks great for the tournament!! Hope we have a record number of boat entries this year. If you're not fishing come to weigh ins to see all the excitement! Remember $1000 guaranteed first place for largest flounder!! Lots and lots of door prizes and raffles!!
Tell me you have never had a booger waaaayyyyy up you nose and you never thought you'd get rid of it! Bahahahah! That's what Bobby Lovinggood of Bobby's Mobile Marine Repair said it felt like in trying to correct a heating issue we have had on the Do Work's port motor. We have done everything and STILL got the heat alarm when trolling at 600rpm. After replacing everything we could think of Bobby said I needed to flush the cooling chambers with CRC Salt Terminator. I used to do it a loooong time ago with other boats, but with the past couple of boats I thought flushing it with fresh water would do the trick.
At Bobby's suggestion I flushed both motors several times because to my knwledge they had never been treated with a salt treatment. The motors are NOT running in the pictures below. That is not smoke, That is 100% salt build up being flushed from the engines. The final picture of the rear of the boat shows no salt in the water at all. We are not declaring total victory because we were able to MAKE the alarm come on once the other day. But in the past we were having to troll with one motor because the alarm ALWAYS came on. However I think we have finally got that pesky booger picked.
Also Camdyn and Caroline are modeling our new shipment of CRC Salt Terminator at the OIFC. I seriously recommend you treat your motors.
BTW//Bobby is a proud supporter of Team Do Work/OIFC