Nice trout caught by Dr. Jeff Wallen and his son Josh - 4.85lb
- Shannon Reel
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Nice trout caught by Dr. Jeff Wallen and his son Josh - 4.85lb
I have verified this NOT to be a hoax. In fact a friend took a picture of her TV screen while watching MSN. See if you can find what is wrong with it and you will fully understand why they missed both the Jolly Mon forecasts.
I have been a hurricane watcher and worrier for many many years. My prediction is this storm will turn out to sea as time goes on and will pass between N.C. and Bermuda. At worst or best depending on your sport we may get some decent surfing swell. Don't let the hype ruin your 4th plans. The news and Weather Channel need this storm and will report it as if it's the worst thing since....whatever. Let's hope I haven't jinksed us.
Disclaimer: Watch the National Hurricane Center's prediction as well as other weather sources and make your own educated decision.
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Congratulations to the team of Par-Five, Capt. Robert Galetto who has won the 2014 Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic. More information to follow.......
What an afternoon! We started off catching a few short flounder and a nice speckled trout. We made a move to avoid an afternoon thunderstorm and found ourselves in the middle of a redfish flurry. We caught several 17 inch reds just below the slot before changing gears. As the thunderstorm rained itself out just inland of us we made another move. The reds in our last area had a serious attitude and some shoulders! John Fink couldn't get them out of the shells, so we let Jack Ellis give it a shot. Jack drilled a solid 25" redfish and none of us expected anything different. We all wish we had Jack's reaction on camera. It was hilarious as Jack set the hook the redfish nearly yanked the pole out of his hands. John got a few more shots and did finally yank one out of the shells. Jack also got another shot, but the reds were just to strong. There were some studs in that school. We got just about everything we wanted out of those reds other than a picture. Thanks again for fishing with us John, Chris, and Jack. I look forward to our next trip! See ya on the water!
The tide seems to be a little bit off from the chart. The tide took forever to start falling, but once it did the flounder started snapping. Live mehaden are still the best bait to find keeper size fish. Menhaden are flipping inconsistently in the waterway between OIB marina and the Sunset Bridge. Channel markers 103 and 105 have been the hot spots, but the menhaden are scattered. Big 8 to 10 feet heavy nets are needed to have the best chance at getting these baits. We did cast net some decent finger mullet and they also produced a couple of keepers. Our redfish hit menhaden, finger mullet, and chunks of crab. Craig busted are largest red that was just over 31 inches. Thomas caught his first redfish that was just over 26 inches and Mark also got his first red that was also just over 26 inches. Thanks Criag, Mark, and Thomas. See ya on the water!
Day One of the Jolly Mon King Classic one hundred and thiryt boats fished today leaving one hundred left to chase the dream tomorrow. All hoping to top the 36.15 brought to the scales by Par-Five fishing team. Second place finisher on day one is Reel Determined with a 33.45. Wild Wing Cafe' fishing team grabs third place weighing in a 33.30. Good Luck to all who will be fishing tomorrow. Don't forget you have to weighin to get your hotdogs at the dock!
Yep, the OIFC's Amanda Bennett fishes like a girl and in doing so she does like most lady anglers..OUT FISHES THE GUYS!!!!!! Amanda caught this king today while fishing with David Lewis and Andrew Pait. They had several small kings and a tuna. Too bad she wasn't in the Jolly Mon. Worse yet she has to work tomorrow and can't fish with her home team Do Work/OIFC.
The bottom line is I didn't get it done yesterday in the second day of the HT Redfish Elite tournament out of Lake Charles. I was in 8th place going into the second day and needed to duplicate my first day's efforts to make the Super Seven cut for the final day of fishing. Once again I made the long 100+ mile run east. Everything has to go just right when making this run in order to get there, catch fish and get back. Getting there went smooth. Once I arrived, it was like a punch in the gut when I observed what happened to the water conditions. Overnight the area got a massive amount of rain. The result was the water went from already dirty to absolute chocolate milk and it raised about 6 inches. Top that off with a now steady 20knot southeast wind and my goose was cooked. On the other hand, the rest of the tournament field was encountering the same conditions so no excuses for me.
Within 5 minutes of beginning fishing I somehow was able to make out a moving shape on the shoreline and hooked and caught a perfect 8lber. I'm thinking at this point, maybe I'll be ok. I fished a while longer and finally hooked another solid fish blind casting and during the fight he came unhooked. I knew I wouldn't have many opportunities so this was devestating. I fished hard for the next 3 hours and missed only one more shot. The problem I had was that the fish I was on were very moody. They didn't really want to eat and the only way I could make them eat was to sight fish them and aggravate them with my bait. On this day I couldn't see the fish so my chances for success were dashed. I eventually had to accept my defeat and make the journey back to the ramp. This time the 100 mile run was through driving rain, tornados and thunderstorms. Talk about fun.
Once again it was an incredible adventure overall. I learned a ton but still feel like I only scratched the surface. This season of redfishing has been enlightening and humbling at the same time. It's easy to get discouraged when you're not winning. However, when I start to get down on my lack of success I reanalyze and see that the same core group of anglers are doing well in each of these tournaments. That tells me there is another level to this game that I haven't tapped yet. I'm hopeful to continue on this trail next season. This experience helped to re-ignite my tournament fishing passion and now it's time to shift gears back to my roots and go chase a king mackerel.
For any of you OIFC report followers out there that are interested in a unique and incredible challenge and want to get in on the redfish tournament trail, I'm happy to share whatever information I've collected this season.
Good luck Jolly Mon anglers. I'm on the road back home for this one but will be back on the big water very soon.
It's 10:51pm, Amy and I are working through entries and checking things through. At this point looks like roughly 225 boat entries. I will get a count on Sat vs Sun fishing as we reconcile. Stand by- game on! Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Just got back from fishing Jr. Jolly Mon. Yes, the Kings are everywhere. We fished the Shark Hole and weighed a mid 20's; other fish being caught there. Also they were biting at the Jungle. For anyone who ever thought of fishing a tourney, this one now is the one to fish. The weather forecast[and actual conditions] is flat seas; plenty of pogies toward Long Beach[also school at Shallotte Inlet this afternoon coming in]; water color is perfect from the beach on out, water full of bait in 65-70 feet; AND the fish are biting. Come join us and help make this the biggest Jolly Mon ever.