Yep we got them too. Flounder on the other hand. I have heard tales of good catches off shore but I have not made it out there yet.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Sid Cauble fished the 70 foot hole on Wednesday of last week. It was his future son in law's first trip offshore. Rafael is from
The crew caught pogys right out of the inlet and headed for the 70 foot hole area. Rafael caught a sailfish, mahi , king and a shark. Quite a catch for a first trip offshore. The crew was rounded out by Hugh and Taylor Henkel. They had a short day and came back and celebrated their engagement. Great day on the water.
The sail was revived and lived to fight another day.
Thanks for sharing the trip Sid.
A gazillion well wishers have sent their thoughts, prayers and kind words wishing Captain a speedy recovery. They are working.
With the permission Of Brant and Amy I am posting this picture she just sent me. And of course Brant's on the phone taking care of business...Thank God!!!!
Just when you started worrying about sharks a misguided 11 ft long alligator decides to wander on the beach at Holden Beach.
The 'gator said he was tired of playing golf so he thought he'd take a dip.
Someone on the Ocean Isle Fishing Center Facebook page said "Get Well Miracle Man" in a message to Captain Brant. That hit home especially after Camdyn and I visited him today. To be as injured as Brant is he looks great. His attitude is super and his strength is undeniable. Brant will overcome and be back in action. It may not be as soon as we want, but it will be faster than the doctors will believe.
Captain Amy is hanging strong and hanging at Brant's side. She is as strong as Brant. I think the Gales has kicked in. There is a bond between the two that most people will never know. Brant is fully aware of all the well wishes and is humbled by them. Let's keep all the positive vibes going his way, it works. His room is easy to spot.... it has a picture of a Yellowfin Capt. Steele put on the door.
Now for the fishing. This reporter has fallen down on the job. It's kinda like the wind was knocked out of my sails. But I saw a couple of pictures 1st mate Derrick sent Brant of a trip he and Capt. Chris Eckert had today and there were several kings in it, as well as a part of a king that must have been hit by a shark. I talked to Captain Chris Dew who told me that he and 1st mate Aaron had a good day too. Hopefully I'll have pictures tomorrow.
That's all for the day.
Thanks to all of those that have fished with me this week. It has been an awesome redfish bite, with a few black drum and flounder in the mix. Live pogies have been easy to catch in the canals and have been getting hammered by the red drum and flounder. Live shrimp are getting eaten by both red drum and black drum. Catching plenty of shrimp to feed to the pinfish has gotten a little tough lately. The mullet minnows are steadily growing and plenty of good size ones are hanging in the cement canals. Deeper holes along the ICW have been producing most of the bites. The Little River Jetties has also been a hot spot when weather cooperates. Good luck out there and enjoy the pictures. Lots of fish released this week, so there is still plenty left out there. See ya on the water!
Yesterday saw Brant making alot of progress. He had a visit from his children Caroline and Brayden which was great for him. Amy is being Capt Amy and has the whole thing under complete control; from the IV to the nurses and docs, to the bed pan. She can and does, do it all. Today at noon he goes in for another round of extensive surgery, this time to attack his left arm,elbow,wrist which is in a similar condion as his leg/hip/pelvis was prior to that surgery. Also will do work on more breaks in toes/heel/ect. The Docs continue to be optomistic and have commented that they have never seen a patient with his degree of injury come back from where he was with such vengence. Brant is focused, committed and his iron will and sheer determination are already in high gear.
On another front, let me take this public opportunity to thank and commend the entire staff at OIFC for the incredible job they are all doing taking control of and keeping the OIFC ship sailing on. I've dropped by a couple times in last days, and although the jovial happy OIFC faces are not as prevailent, what you see if a focused committed look of absolute assumption of the job and committment to make Brant proud of them. If you are at OIFC, please give them a pat on the back. Thanks to everyone out there for your continuation of the power of support. Rube
Doug Sr., Doug Jr., and Connor fished with me this morning. We caught fish on the first cast and the last cast. Doug Jr. caught a nice flounder on his first cast and Doug Sr. landed a nice 22" red on his first cast. Before Connor could catch a fish Doug Jr. pulled out his so called lucky hat. The bite shut down! I moved to several locations before I threatened to throw the so called lucky hat into the water. LOL! Doug Jr. removed the hat and Connor landed a nice 22" fish. We worked on a few black drum and worked on the smaller reds for a while. I decided to check out an old hole that hasn't produced in a while, but you never know. The reds were there...good ones too! Doug Jr. had even pulled out that so called lucky hat. We worked on a school of reds between 24 and 27 inches landing close to a dozen. We ended the day with Connor landing a nice 26 incher to finish the day! Thank you guys for fishing with me! See ya on the water!
Yesterday Mr. Beane and his son Brett joined me in the morning. Brett landed an inshore grand slam and I am sure is still doing some trash talking. It is never fun getting beat, but being a Dad myself...there is nothing like seeing your son have a great time catching fish! I love it! Thank you guys! See ya on the water!
Yesterday afternoon the Massey group joined me and found some slab flounder! Alex, 14 years-old, landed a 4.2 flounder! Mr. Massey snagged another one that was just over 3 pounds and Jacob followed that up with a respectable 16 inch fish. Some great eating right there! Thanks for fishing we me guys! See ya on the water!
Captain Chris (OC) Dew and 1st mate Derrick fished in 65 feet deep water using frozen and live cigar minnows. They caught grouper, king, spanish and jacks..A good day for the Carolina Cat.
Also aboard the C. Cat were Daniel, Teresa, Gemma and Zach White. They were joined by Kyle Smathers and Brooke Lonsway, all of whom hail from NW Ohio.