Just had a call from one of charter boats. Capt Dawson just boated a 20+ King at the 90/90. You gotta luv it when a plan comes together.
- Rube McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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On the water yesterday; here's what I saw. Water from 0-50 feet absolutely beautiful "king green"; crystal clear. Pogies scattered up and down beach[in front of Holden Beach bridge yesterday], glass minnows and spanish. From 50 feet to 90 feet, color not as good, a lot of scattered weed, but did see schools of tinker mackeral in 75 feet. Tinkers are absolute #1 King candy and we don't usually see them till November. From 90 feet and beyond, weed not a problem and water color crystal clear.
Fishing action: There were Kings caught at the Shark Hole. Also heard reports of Yaupon and 90/90. What we suggested early in the week, with the weather stabalizing, the kings are finally begin moving in to where they are supposed to be. It seems every day reports are getting better as more and more fish are being caught. 2 more days to go before tourney so hopefully it will continue to improve.
Diesel, from Aventura Florida, loves his new Mahi dog collar from the OIFC. Now he just needs a life jacket & he'll be ready to go fishing.
Thank you to Daren for getting Diesel's message to us.
Below are a couple of nice bottom fish taken today. The grouper is Nesbit Noble's along with his son. The hog snapper was taken by Jeff Martini and will surely be on the menu at The Midtown Bistro in North Myrtle Beach. Also pictured below with the boat load of fish are Alex Mercer and Austin who, along with their dad Brian fished with Nesbit Nobel.
This crew was 40 miles out. They limited on big bass, scamp, gag, cobia, mahi and trigger fish. They also had their share of big sharks and jacks.
Thanks for the pics and info.
The news has been packed with reports about the recent shark bites at Myrtle Beach this week. Never fear, Capt. Quint, aka Captain Chris Dew is doing his part to make the waters safe. Captain Dew told me he had caught and released a half dozen or so sharks like the one in this picture this week.
Yes, I said released, after a stern warning!
Our good friend Stephen Hunter dropped by the OIFC and we were happy to give him the latest info on the Spanish. Stephen said we made his two girls extremely happy (Rylee 6 and Addison 4). They caught most of the spanish near the OIB pier and some near Shallotte Sea buoy. The hot lure was a O/O green spoon. The young ladies also managed to catch a small king near the buoy as well. Stephen said they had a good week with the Spanish, catching 15-20 a day. They also caught some Bonita as well.
Comments like this from Stephen optimizes our mission statement. "Once again I can’t express how much you guys at the Fishing center do to make fishing fun for the kids and their families and that’s what it’s all about. Hope to see you soon". Our pleasure Stephen! That puts a smile on our face!
Kennan Hill and his daughter Haedyn fished Monday afternoon on Kennan's boat along with Daniel Simmons. They caught 4 flounder only 2 keepers along with a bunch of undersized throwback sea bass
Great job Haedyn. The future of fishing relies on the youth of today.
The 2012 Jolly Mon is going to happen this coming weekend, June 22-24. It was unfortunate we had to reschedule from the original dates last weekend, but I believe it was a good decision. The weather is shaping up nicely for this weekend.......
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Mike Sala and his two sons, Joe and Evan joined me this morning for a half day backwater adventure. The weather was way too pretty to be in the skinny water, so we headed off the beach. The radio was speaking spanish, so we started trolling just outside the inlet and picked up 8 spanish very quickly. Spanish mackerel was not really what myself and crew were after this morning. We were looking to do some bottom fishing for flatfish at one of the nearshore AR's and structures. We got to our first bottom fishing area and loaded everyone up with a lively minnow. First fish was on the way to the boat in a matter of seconds. A nice 18" flounder! Thatta eat! We kept steady action with toadfish, bluefish, gray trout. black bass, and sharks. Best story of the day? Joe hooks up and the fish gets in the structure. I am not sure what exactly happened, but Joe lost the handle to my reel. He looks at me and says their was a fish on the line. I simply said then, reel, reel, reel....Ha Ha Ha! He figured out quickly that I meant hand line that sucker in! Joe did an awesome job in hand lining and landing a 18" flounder. He handled it well, but it would have been easier with a handle! LOL! We also caught a small shark that bit our 1oz. sinker. Thats right! No hook, he bit the sinker and would not let go. That was a first for me. We had a great time on the water this morning. Thanks for fishing with us guys! See ya on the water!
Finally the weather has stabalized allowing the sea condtions to improve from weeks of unstable weather. It's been flat this week, and the forecast is a continuation of the same, allowing conditions to continue to improve. Here's whats happening on the ocean.
The beach water has cleared and is a beautiful "King green". The beach water is full of blues/spanish/glass minnows, and pogies are scattered up and down the beach. As you move offshore, the water in the 60-80 foot depth has lots of scattered weeds, and is dirty. Apparently a current rip has set up in this depth and has been there for the last couple days. Beyond 80 feet, the water clears up and the weed is less of a issue.
So what does all this mean? 1st, with the weather stabalizing, the hope is the Kings get back to doing what they are supposed to be doing this time of year and return to where they are supposed to be. As of right now, the best looking water on the ocean is on the beach, the best concentration of bait is on the beach, so what does that tell you? The only thing missing is for the Kings to read this and appear at the historical beach hot spots like Yaupon/Myrtle Beach Rocks/90-90. Or will the current rip stuck in the 60-80 foot range move on, and open up the gates for the Kings to return to their normal 65 foot water hot spots like the Jungle/Shark Hole/Horseshoe. As always, it a crap shoot, but you can bet someone will catch the winner and take home a bunch of money. Stay tuned as we will report what we see/find this week. We're on the water tomorrow so should have a good report tomorrow. Come join us at the Jolly Mon.