Our King weighed 39.75!!!! And that's how u do it boys! Capt. Brant McMullan OIFC
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I had the pleasure of fishing with Mike Campbell and his daughters Morgan and Brooke out of Wilmington NC this past week. This girls are are going to put a lot of gray hairs on Mikes head, not for the reason you're thinking. They have fishing skills. We started the morning floating live shrimp on the rising tide. Moved on to Tubbs Inlet for some flounder fishing. As the day heated up so did the fishing. We battled some really nice redfish to round out an inshore slam.
Despite all the rain we've had this month the fishing has'nt been bad. When they deside to eat they eat. Being in the right place at the right time can be tons of fun. Floating live shrimp down an oyster bar or bait shrimp in the middle of a creek for black drum provided lots of action for mine and Jacobs customers. In my seminars I preach about keeping blinders off about caring only the bait you caught them on yesterday. I was throwing live shrimp and mullet minnows at a school of redfish. I dipped into the back livewell and had 8 mud minnows left. They ate every one, go figure. practice what you preach I guess.
Got'em On King Classic changed to EITHER Saturday or Sunday format-- pick your day. Registration closes tonight at 11pm and you must declare by then. They will have entertainment as planned on Saturday evening and weigh and awards schedule Sunday is the same as was originally planned for Saturday. Please help to spread the word. I'll hope to see you at the weigh-in.
The annual Got'em On King Classic tournament is this weekend and Mother Nature AND NOAA forecasting is not being kind -- both of them have been very wishy washy.
The tournament director of the event has been very diligent in trying to talk to fishermen to discusss opinions and options. It can't always be a pretty picture, but the show must go on. If they reschedule, what are the chances the conditions are worse? Based on what I see, they could be a lot worse and then you are faced with a bigger problem. Good luck to all and be safe.
Bob Newell sent us this report:
//We had a good crew for Sunday, Ian Ballantyne and Will Michalove aboard, bumped our way out to the 100/400, found the break of water changing from blended to blue around 160 feet and a fair amount of bait. Right short exploded with a big mahi on the Lil Stubby lure and after a nice 10-15 minute fight we brought the bull to the boat for gaff, only to be disappointed when the 100 pound leader broke off and the fish got away with a gaff hole in his back, 30-35 pound fish. Later we were rewarded with this teenager cow, she also bit a Lil Stubby, and finally at 2:00 pm another big strike on the blue/ white Lil Stubby, brought the fish to the boat where yours truly planted the gaff pulled him up over the gunnel and when I turned the handle to plant him in the box the gaff hook backed right out, and back to the water he went immediately snapping the leader . So the day was both rewarding and disappointing, we laughed that we were "tag and release old growth dolphinfish" that's about the only thing that saved us from crying in our beers! These were 2 "rodeo leader" class fish and they are still out there! Beautiful day, great to see blue water and get out of the dirty tea colored water we saw as far as 25 miles offshore . No billfish seen but we spent a fair amount if the mid day over the 100 fathom break dragging plugs and some dink baits rigged in circle hooks for whitey or the sail we hoped to find. Bob
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These ladies sure can fish, Oh yeah Mike he was there but he is camera shy. LOL Not sure what happened to the other photos.
So Mike Campbell called me from Wilmington and wanted to spend a little quality time with his two daughters. I did'nt know what was in store. I thought guys trailed me to find my fishing spots. This day well, I'll let you decide.
This is from their Facebook page:
http://East Coast Got Em On King Mackerel Tournament about an hour ago. I know you may think the weather does not look "ideal" but we are moving forward with the tournament schedule as planned! Let's hope the weather holds out and some big fish are brought to the scales. I want to hand out some BIG checks on Saturday! Who wants one??
The OIFC received this report from Tommy Skipper:/Jay Bonnett roughed out weather & landed this sailfish @ the 90's.... 7-6-13
Thanks for the picture and the report..Also a big congratulations and happy birthday shout out from the OIFC.
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