Doug and Grace Straining with Grace's first cobia aboard their boat Ratical in 60' on a buck tail with squid. They also caught another one on a fly rod
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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Pogies all over the beach; bluefish all over the pogy schools; spanish mixed in; wind out of the north; the Jolly Mon is coming; What does that tell you? Answer is the King beach bite should be on...Yaupon area, Apache Pier area, Myrtle Beach Rocks. Give it a shot, today is perfect day to try as winds will be laying out tomorrow and thru next week and it will be perfect conditions to go to the gulf stream for mahi and/or grouper in the 90-100 foot range[Atlantic ledge area should be good]. Get some live pogies and go get em!
The full moon has brought some more flounder into the backwater. It is looking like things are going to be just right for the flounder tournament. I sure hope I can find a few of these on the day it counts. Red drum, black drum, flounder and trout are all here somewhere in the backwater. Flounder should be the main target right now as more and more start to filter in from the ocean. Red drum are always hanging around somewhere, but have been stubbornly hard to find lately. Trout are scattered all through the backwater and tossing a 1/4 red jig head tipped with your favorite soft plastic just might catch a few.
Live bait report...the menhaden have shown up in front of Ocean Isle Marina...they have been a little bit larger that I would like, but great big flounder bait and perfect for cobia. If you like smaller ones you will have to catch several net fulls and pick out the smaller ones.
Be safe out there...its going to be a busy waterway this weekend! See ya on the water!
Picture 1: Craig Russell of Abacos reported: Just got back from 3 days of fishing. Finally tally was 47 mahi from 12-41 lbs. 2 wahoo to 44 lbs and tons of yellow eyed snapper deep dropping in 700 ft. See y'all June 10.
Picture 2: The Undertaker Capt. Jeff McDonald caught these fish Friday at Steeples
Picture 3: Hey Rickey I thought this would make for an interesting post on the report. This is a shot from my office window in north myrtle. Think the bait is thick yet??????? I think I'll get Doug to be my spotter during the Jolly Mon!!!
Picture 4: Is Billy Noble with one of the many Mahi he caught. He gave the others away.
Keith Bercuinas sent this report. He also included pictures but they wouldn't open. I'll get them up later..A great report non-the-less: Mr Rickey,
A little more stream news ... Sunday May 19 Eddie Julian and his sons, Edward and Davis, Myself and my son Hunter decided to take a trip and see if we could fill the freezer with some good table fare. We ALL had MAHI on the mind and wanted to hear the scream of a drag. So we set the Furuno on the numbers on Nesbitt Nobles boat "WIDE SPREAD" and broke the inlet at 540am. With the boys all sacked on the bean bag Eddie and I managed to have a pretty good ride out and some good conversation. Its nice having the opportunity to talk about "stuff" with no worries of work on the mind.. We hit a nice area of scattered grass and tons of flying fish about 3 miles shy of the number so we set our spread and started the troll. Within 10 minutes we had our first fish on and it was consistent action all day long with Mahi in the 20-30 lb range. We managed a couple really nice fish probably 30+. We ended the day with 12 fish in the box and what we will call "friendly boat side visit releases" of 3 more... It was a BIG TIME FOR ALL OF US. The boys did all the angling of fish while Eddie and I handled leadering and gaffing duties. Cant wait to get back on the water. Thanks to Nes for the opportunity to run the boat.
Thanks to all who sent these reports..I'm sorry about the delay in posting but the FOSO took center stage. Please keep them coming. If anyone has a report with pictures please email them to me at email@example.com...Thanks
Our friend Tim Galimore sent us this report. I am a little late in posting it because of the Far Out Shoot Out. Seeing Matt's boys fighting a fish and smiling in the pictures makes a fisherman's day. Thanks for the report Tim!
Cody and Mason Owens joined their Dad, Matt Owens, and myself for a little early season exploratory cobia/spadefish mission to a nearshore reef on Saturday. The seas were beautiful, the bait plentiful, and the reward was pretty spectacular! 2 cobia (1 citation at 42lbs.), at least 40 spades, Spanish, Bonita, and a double hookup on 2 massive tiger sharks. The grin on the Owens boys faces will surely be slow to subside!!
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Capt. Chris and 1st Mate Aaron took a charter to the Gulf Stream Sunday. They mostly worked the 100/400 pulling skirted ballyhoo in 74 degree water. The weather service once again missed the forecast, but this time we were on the winning side and it was beautiful. With the exception of the last few miles of the ride out the trip was smooth. The weather was supposed to get worse, but instead got better with the ocean being so good most of the boats ran in the mid 30 mph's on the return trip.
In the last picture, Captain Derrick shows that being a charter captain isn't all glitz and glamour. Monday he was in the hold changing masarator a pump....He was a sight to behold.
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On Sunday 5-19-13, Team Do Work / OIFC set out towards the 100/400. Today's mission was to put Grayson Russ junior angler for team Mr. Good Hands on his first Mahi. Once we arrived, all bean bags were put away and our spread was set. It wasn't long until we had our first fish on, how nice it was to hear that reel screem. The spread was reset and we had everything ready for Grayson to do battle. Then all of the sudden, two reels go wild. We grab the reels and begin to fight the fish. The hook pull on one fish, but the other stays tight. Then all of the sudden the flat line takes off. Just like an old salt, Grayson runs to the reel and begins to crank. In a matter of minutes, Grayson has the Mahi along side of the boat. The mahi was slung into the fishbox and high fives were given all around the boat. We contiuned to fish and pick away it them until around 3:30, then we loaded up and headed home. All fish where caught about 2 miles to the east of the 100/400 in 160 foot of water. The water temp stayed aroud 75 degrees, everywhere we looked. The hot bait for the day was the 1/2 oz. Green Lantern, by Fish Finder Tackle. We also had a fish burn down a 30 wide, but we never got a look at it. That fish also hit a Lantern, in the 5 3/4 oz. in red and black. I will post some pics of the Lanterns when they dry out from being washed, or stop by the OIFC and check them out in person.
This report was submitted by Matt Sobota the Far Out Shoot Out winning team:
The Salt Times crew left the dock at 6 am Saturday with 3 adults and 3 kids 10-12 years old. I had watched the surface temp charts all week and didn't see anything that looked really great in our range. I settled on a spot close to the heel that had 69 degree water finger out to 400 feet with 75 degree water just offshore. Put lines in at 8 in 130 feet of water. Worked offshore through scattered weed and a few flying fish hoping to find a hard break we caught two Bonita early inshore then caught a decent dolphin. Worked out to 500 feet looking for water temp break, weed line and flyers with no luck. Made our way back inshore to the bait and scattered weeds and picked up a wahoo. Worked on break from 150 ft to 250 the next 4 hours and picked up the rest of our catch. Ended day with 4 dolphin, 4 wahoo, 1 black fin, and 2 Bonita. All 3 of our tournament fish were reeled in by our kids. Great day on the water. Kids are hooked on offshore fishing forever. Thanks so much to the OIFC for putting on the tournament. We had a decent day when most others struggled to catch anything but dolphin. If you beat two McMullen teams that will fish just inshore of Bermuda to beat you you know you have had a good day. Thanks again Brant and family for all you do for fishing at OIB!
The kids say they are taking the bragging rights and will be back next year to defend. They have some swagger in their step now and say they are 1-0 in tournament fishing and want to keep their record perfect.
Congratulations and thanks for the report Matt.
Headed out Friday morning in the rough weather since I had my Daughters birthday on Saturday.. It was bumpy that morning but we managed to make about 30kts straight into the seas headed towards the scarp ... We arrived about 8:10 and the water was not what we wanted to see with mostly a king green/grey look to it and cold .. We set our spread out with little rewards until around 9 when we boated out first dolphin on the long line with a black orange jack o lantern.. Wasn't long after we boated another , the action stayed steady for an hour or so and then slowed .. We switched gears and put the wahoo stuff out and worked every number I had from the scarp to 500ft back into the mcmarlen hole with only a couple I knock downs and a tuna . Around noon we had a fish hit the port rigger and thought we had a wahoo but Ended up being about a. 20lb king which we released !
Trolled ballyhoo till 1 and kept coming over huge pods of bait that made me think there had to be fish here if we could just make them bite... Switched gears again and tried to get the wahoo angry with a 15knt high speed lure trolled by him .. We put out the black Bart's and fishfinders high speed rigs and finished out the day high speeding with no love .... We gave it everything we had to catch that wahoo thinking that would be the most weight if we could get one .. Oh we'll we had a great day on the water ended up with 6 mahi tuna, , jigged up some jacks and a king mackerel .. Thanks to the Oifc and gps store for putting on the tournament .. and thanks to wes at anglers for all the help getting the boat set up etc..I was glad we were in the cape horn that morning its a heck of a fishing boat .
Got the word from my team member Trask that there was a 50lb king caught of apache pier today ... Just in time for the Jolly Mon ... Everyone needs to sign up and remember to tell your family and friends know about the "cash is king" program ...