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The OIFC's own Shannon Reel of the "Reel Wet" proudly displays her 1st drum, while Trent holds a trigger fish and a flounder they caught over the weekend.
Ya'll need to stop by the OIFC and meet Shannon. She, along with Liz Inman are our newest employees. Liz fishes the "Black Gold" Yellowfin along with her boyfriend Jordan.
ATMC cable is airing our 6th episode of the season and I think we are getting better with experience. Fishing is one thing, fishing to make TV is another. Here is the schedule if you want to watch locally its channel 910. Or you can watch on-line-
Captains Brant and Barrett McMullan provide unparalleled access and insight to the fishery in Southeastern NC.
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I don't know who had the most fun...Brayden and Camdyn or the adults working with them. Plus we all learned a great deal from each other. The most important lessons were have fun and make it fun for the children.
OIFC 1st Mate, and Team OIFC/Do Work member, Ben Morris is pictured below with a barricuda he caught on his own boat today off of Charleston. Ben juggles him fishing time with being an outstanding baseball player at Brunswick Community College
Below is a picture of Master Captain, Master Michelle Drake of the Law Fishing Team with 2 black fin tuna they caught near the Scarp. They weighed 24.2 & 18.4 lbs each. They ended te day with wahoo & tuna, They even saw billfish free jumping The crew was made up of Jeff Drake, "Little" Billy Berg and David Duppstadt
Team OIFC/Do Work were joined by Capt. Brant and 1st Mate Brayden for a fun day fishing with the children..I my case granddaughter Camdyn. We did everything, trolling to flying the kite. It was a beautiful, relaxing, and funny day on the water. As the saying goes.."Take a kid fishing". I'll add ...it is entertaining.
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Wow! The waterway was busy today. It was a beautiful day and I expect tomorrow will be the same. The fishing action was pretty steady with plenty of red drum hanging around. I did not make it to the jetties today, but heard the bite was doing well out there. I had a good friend, Mr. Joe Zurad send me a nice picture of his first red caught at the jetties. I stayed closer to home picking at the reds in the middle of the slot around 22 inches. We picked up a few short flounder as well, but no keepers. There is bait everywhere...I caught some nice size peanut pogies today, shrimp by the buckets, and mullet blind folded. Take your pick as which bait to use. I do believe the fish will eat any of the above baits if you get it in front of them. First part of this week is looking great for fishing. See ya on the water!
52lb Wahoo caught in 300ft of water on the Joey B
I just saw the latest addition of Capt Brant/Barrett's No Limits Fishing on ATMC-TV. That show should be required viewing for any parent. Participating in activities with your kids and helping them to develop self pride is the magical ingredient to good childhood development. The show should win an award. If you agree, let ATMC hear it[email@example.com]
Paul and Betty Nelson fished their boat n2 fishing today for the last time before the new owners pick it up tomorrow in 106 foot of water out of Holden Beach with Paschal Zissel and Gary Shera. They boated their limit of dolphin for the day and released another 20. They also had bass and pinkies to go along.
June Strickland was the subject of a post earlier this week. On the 3rd I received these pictures and story regarding the pictures...Thanks Bryan & June strickland. Bryan is also with Guy.C. Lee in Shalllotte and supports the OIFC and Tournaments. Here is Bryan's report:
We moved out of all the boats into Shallotte river to just let one of the grand babies catch some sharks when the rod went off and Nannie aka June knocked him out of way and pulled it in. Then we moved over to inlet and wore out the drum.
Below is a picture of kings and spanish caught in 65 feet deep water by Donald and Cathrine Clifton aboard their Carolina Cat. It seems the kings are spread out and the good sized spanish are holding in deeper water.
Remember it is quicker and easier for your pics and reports to be posted if you send them directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org..Thx
The backwater fishing has remained pretty strong considering all the factors that have made it so challenging this year. We have suffered some serious freshwater runoff keeping the water dirty and cooler than normal. The baitfish also took their sweet time showing up this year further delaying the fast and furious action we all have expected. I can tell you that all that is about to change. The bait fish are thick, the creeks are full of shrimp, and the cold fronts are coming. This will set of a chain reaction that will get the fish chewing! The redfish are scattered right now, but several schools are starting to bunch up and get aggressive. Look for the creeks to produce slot reds around the 20 inch mark. The closer you get to the inlets the better chance you are going to have at catching some 30 inch reds. The Little River Jetties and nearshore reefs will start to see more fish approaching the 40 inch mark. The flounder are all over the nearshore reefs and a few good ones are starting ease into the creeks. Nice schools of black drum should also start to show anyday now. The trout are hanging around, but look for them to get more aggressive and pack up as the water starts to cool. The James family fished with me a couple times in the last few weeks and enjoyed some success on both trips. The red drum cooperated on our first trip and some nice flounder joined us on our second trip. It is always a great joy to meet new people and I am looking forward to fishing with Mr. James' family again in the near future. See ya on the water!
Here is a picture of a 43lb. wahoo caught Aug 31st at the Jungle. He hit a double pogie king rig. Fish was caught by Matt Peele and Phil Hayes.
I got this picture from Bryan Strickland today. That is June Strickland holding the fish.
I just got these photos of the catch and release red drum Henry Beckham landed this past Saturday. If you want to have some fun the Jetties are the place to go.