Brad Yovanovich Matt Anderson Scott Bogue Alex Starnes from Raleigh,NC had an 8 hour trip with Capt Steele and Mate Ben Rucker today. & OC is heading to the dock now, stay tuned
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Happy 4th of July!!! As expected this time of year it is rather warm. On the inshore scene we are welcoming the breezy conditions that help keep us a few degrees cooler. Yesterday morning the winds were just calm enough to reach some nearshore structures to try for some flounder. We caught some of the biggest toadfish I have ever seen! After a few adjustments we finally landed three keeper flounder, but the white caps ran us back inshore. We floated several grass lines looking for the redfish. I decided to throw a carolina rig in the deeper water while we floated corks and set it in the rod holder. It was not long before I saw it bounce a bit, then it started to slowly bend. Jace picked up the rod and set the hook. Game on! The rather large flounder came up to the surface and gave a hard headshake! Jace landed the 5.6 flounder just seconds later. We also finally found a few reds with Jace again landing the biggest at 28 inches and some change. It took some patiences to get the bite, but well worth it! See ya on the water!
Wow..Did I say something nice about Capt. Tim Gallimore? I am slipping..Capt. Tim took his nephews Zach and Hayden Lewis fishing and using his now famous Channelside flounder rig put the young men on some nice flat fish.
I salute Tim and other adults who take children fishing..It's a great family activity.
Tameron Sealy sent this picture of 2 red drum he caught on minnows while fishing Holden Beach on 6-30. One drum is 26 inches and the other is 26.5 inches.
Thanks for the report Tameron
They are all around us...Little River Jetties, Calabash crossroads, Tillman's Wall, Sunset Bridge area, Carven Street Docks, and the Shallotte Inlet have all been great places to find the bite. Live shrimp has been hard to beat catching everything from pinfish to 30 inch reds. Live mullet and mud minnows continue to work on the flounder. Use carolina rigs to hit deep holes as we approach low tide to find the fish. Float corks near the grass edges as the tide rises to get the bite. Good luck! See ya on the water!
The crew of Captain Brants Live Bait School fished 100 ft deep, 84 degree water using pogies they caught just outside the Shallotte Inlet and brought back quite a catch.
Pictured below are John Hess, Randy Kirkman and Bo Eagle of Rockwell, N.C. and Lamar Singletary of Huntersville, N. C.
Bo caught the 33.9 lb king and made most of us Jolly Mon anglers sick.
We thank ya'll for participating in Capt. Brant's School and hope you enjoyed yourselves.
A special thanks to our lovely dock reporter Miss Madeline for the pictures and interview.
Below is a picture of Ray Labonye and friends with a 30 lb cobia they caught Saturday inshore of the 100/400 aboard the Plumb Crazy out of Oak Island. They also caught 13-14 mahi and a limit of sea bass.
Thanks to our good friend Joe Seegers for the report.
Live shrimp is the ticket!!!! This is further displayed by the slam Todd Helf got while fishing the Calabash area with Brian Richard.
Congratulations Todd and Brian. Looks like a Carolina Slam with extra credit.
The song is really Savannah in the Rain, but 11 year old Savanna Hinson brought a ray of sunshine in the OIFC today as she showed me this picture of her flounder she caught today. She proudly announced it was bigger than anything the guys caught.
As I told her, Trey Strickland and Jamie, girls can just out fish guys!!!
And, as Miss Savanna reminded me, it's Savanna without the h! Thank ya'll so much for brightening our day with the picture and the story. Keep it up Savanna without the H!
The Toes Up Fishing Team put together a pretty cool video of some of their Jolly Mon action. Click on this link to enjoy it!
First group this morning were Clemson fans...Go Tigers! We got off to a slow start this morning only landing one short flounder at our first spot. We hit several more spots, but the action was so quiet we could here the crickets chirping. We continued to move and stick with it. We found them...over the slot reds one after another...I couldn't keep baits in the water and tackle repaired fast enough...My second group caught the rising tide and with it came silty ocean water from the last few days of wind chop. Never fear with a Georgia Bull dog on the boat. Jo, 12 years old found out real quick just how hard a bull dog can fight. Thats right! A bull dog redfish! Fishing live shrimp on the bottom with just a light jighead and 10lb test line. Jo had her hands full. Jo did an awesome job angling the fish and landing the 27 1/4" brute. Awesome job! Go Bull dogs!!
Truth is...I am a South Carolina Gamecock fan!! Go Gamecocks!! Thanks for fishing with me guys! See ya on the water!