Capt. Brant McMullan OIFC
- Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Looks like the Kings haved figured it out. Baits here, water color is here, calendar is here, US Open is here: Kings are here, there and everywhere. There was a good bite yesterday from the beach to the blue water; it's game on folks....You should be here!
Pictured below are the kings the crew of the Salty Daze caught Sunday at the 90's during The Rumble in the Jungle.
Did a "king conditions" recon yesterday; ran from Shallotte Inlet up to Cape Fear. The water is full of mullets/pogies/greenies/spanish/blues from the breakers out to 30 feet. The water is "almost" king green and probably getting better color every tide. Not sure what the communication channel is for the kings to hear this report but seems like they are bound to get the message and show up in the river Channel as they seem to do every year for the USOpen. Only thing that may slow them down is lack of cold front this week. Weather very stable this week. Lite winds/slight seas. Come on down; it is magnificant here at the beach.
Sounds like fish were doing their typical late September thing where they were widely scatterred in Rumble tourney this weekend. Leading fish came from Yaupon to 90's to Jungle area. Will be interesting to see if fish figure out it is US Open this coming weekend and they show up in mass in River Channel as it seems they always do. Looking at stable summer type weather this week, my guess is the weather will win out over the calendar and fish will still be scattered. What we need is for a strong cold front to get here and cool water so fish will move to the beach. We'll keep posted on what we see this week.
What a weekend! The wind has been howling from the North and East! Don't let that slow you down. The jetties have been a little sloppy, but very fishable. We have taken advantage of the Fall drum bite and been there on most trips. We have yet to be disappointed...we are not catching numbers of fish, but we are catching some over 40 inches. It has been great to see so many folks enjoying this fishery. See ya on the water!
The action is pretty steady out at the jetties. If you are looking for a chance to catch that one big drum, now is the time. Big mullet and king size mehanden are the baits of choice. Blue crab chunks may also be a very good bait that could get the bite when others don't seem to be working. Below is a link to a video I shot this past Friday. We went 5 for 5 on the big drum. More reports coming...See ya on the water!
Virginia Beckham took this picture yesterday of Carmine, of Calabash Bagel catching this red drum yesterday at the Little River Jetties, Carmine wanted picture proof because he figured no one would believe him...That's crazy!!!!
The last couple of days have been a little more consistent for me. The redfish in the 22 inch range have cooperated well in the creeks. Bob Diseker gets credit for landing our biggest creek fish this week that was 29 1/2 inches. The flounder are sliding in the inlets and some big fish have started to show up. We are starting to see some speckled trout scattered throughout the area. I have caught a couple on each trip this past week and Capt. Jeff's crew drilled a stud earlier this week. The only thing that has me concerned is the lack of live shrimp. I have cast netted several of my favorite creeks the last two days without getting the first shrimp? A little early for them to start disappearing. The water temperature is dropping quickly as one cold front after another pushes through our area. The water temp in the creeks this afternoon was down to 73 degrees. The fish should be chewing the prop of the motor! See ya on the water!
The OIFC.s Amanda Bennett weighed and photographed this slab of a flounder yesterday. She never could get the scoop on where it was caught...Can you blame him?
Local in shore greats Henry Beckham & his daughter Virginia Beckham proved that the "slob" red drum are still biting at the Jetties. Captain Jacob told me the big mullet are the food of choice if you want to target some fun fish.
Thank you Virginia for the pictures.
Well, it is that time of year. Some nice redfish are showing up at the jetties, but the bite is not in full swing just yet. The next two weeks should really start to bring the big boys closer to the inlets. The mullet are thick and the bigger the better. See ya on the water!
The 2 pictures below are of the Rodeo Leader Board. The 1st picture is the off shore division while the 2nd is the in shore division. I will have the earnings posted in a couple of days.
So I've been taking the Moss family from Iowa fishing for years. Last year nephew Moss put a 5.5 lb citation flounder in the boat on his first salt water fishing trip. This year Ole Glenn and son Dwight landed two slammer reds at 43 and 45 inces and almost added a citation trout. throw in a few flounder and it was a great day on the Get Busy Fishing. You can tell by the photos we covered alot of water on a very windy day. Who says they don't bite on an east wind?
Fishing at the Jetties with me was Dwight Moss
Casey Miller and a king he caught Saturday at the 90's. He also caught and released a sailfish just off the 90's. Casey was fishing aboard the Cape Horn "Hard Knot Life" with Taylor Miller & Michael Miller. They were using live pogies.