Just heard from Michelle Evans Drake of "The Law" and Getaway Adventures..sea is flat and pogies everywhere. Time: 10:54 am
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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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!
Jason Sessoms was kind enough to share his weekend fishing trip with his Dad with us in this report.
"I made it back up to Holden beach this past weekend to put to use some tips
I've gotten by reading your reports. My dad, Andy, and myself had a
productive time. Four upper slot reds, several keeper flounder, black drum,
and one nice sheepshead. The sheepshead was 9lbs and the black drum in the
picture was 28" and bottomed out our 15lb boga grip. Keep the reports
Thanks for the report and the pictures. We'll keep the reports comming as long as folks enjoy them.
My first group today ate banana chips all morning and caught several redfish, black drum, flounder, and trout completing an inshore slam. Jeff Jones (aka Toad) couldn't get a redfish to the boat, but sure put a hurt on the toadfish. LOL! He ate most of the banana chips. My second group shows up and was so excited that we ended up fishing one of them out of the marsh before we could get started. Everyone on the boat with fresh live bait and we were off into the East wind. Despite the silty water and howling East wind...we managed to find yet another inshore slam with a bonus sheepshead. Today was a great adventure with an awesome group of folks. Thank you guys for fishing with me! See ya on the water!
Mr. Almond and his son Zach joined me this morning for a half day backwater adventure. Debby to the South of us has sent a few showers our way and high pressure building to the North of us has the wind howling. We are stuck right in the middle of a pressure battle between two air masses. Our best hope is that high pressure to our North wins the battle sending Debby well South and bringing stable weather to our region. Despite all the changing weather conditions we were determined to give it a go this morning. Our first spot was void of live. We hit our secondary spot and game on! We landed several nice redfish and battled with some large stingrays. Mr. Almond was hooking all the fish and Zach was complaining that his rod wasn't getting hit. It was a good thing Daddy was lettting him reel in all the fish. We found out shortly after a long battle with a stingray why Zach's rod wasn't getting hit. Zach sat down for a quick snack...a BANANA! I am just glad it wasn't effecting the whole boat. We had a great morning on the water despite some tough conditions. Thank you guys for fishing with us! See ya on the water!
Live shrimp fished on a carolina rig in deep holes produced most of the bites. We also floated live shrimp over shallow oyster bars producing a few bites.