Capt Jeff just text me this picture of John Taylor with a freshly caught Red fish. Nice work! Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Looks like the weather is going to lay down, creating ideal conditions for a shot at the gulf stream for wahoo, tuna and Jigging. Believe it or not, there is still warm water at the Break. Should be a fun day of fishing. Carolina Cat plans to leave the dock at 6 am to head offshore. Call me at 910-620-9919 to reserve your spot. Cost is $395 per person. Plan on taking 4 folks but can take up to 6. If its 5 or 6, price goes down... Lets go fishing... Its been a mild winter and the fish have cooperated thus far.
Last call -- OIFC is hiring store clerks, dock boys, boat washers, first mates and captains. Applications will be accepted through the end of this month. If you have interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I apologize for the delay in getting the earnings and trophies out. My wife has been extremely ill and the Rodeo took a back seat for awhile. The Bookkeeper has the checks and I should have them out this week. Also the trophies are being made and they too should be ready.
Again, my priorities shifted, Moms comes 1st. I appreciate your patience.
It is February with a cold front pushing through Texas, Louisiana, Alambama, and approaching fast. Plentiful sunshine and warm air from the Gulf has gotten our water temperature on the rise again. The redfish are stacked up in some of the local community holes and scattered in small groups on the flats. The speckled trout continue to move in and out of the rivers as water temperatures change rapidly from day to day. Flounder have been caught in deep pockets of water as they are awakened by the warm waters draining off the flats. It has been a mild winter so far this year, yet one cold front after another continues to keep the fishing up and down. Today the fishing was on the up side. Red drum were biting well as a friend reported catching 15 in just a few hours. Most were on the small side, but he had a couple of keepers in the mix. I also had a friend yesterday report the trout biting hard up the river as he caught several. Again, most of them being on the small side with only 6 keepers in the mix. Jeffery Weeks just covered a story in the Brunswick Beacon on catching flounder this time of year. I caught one that was 17 inches last week and that is a nice flounder for this time of year. The weather is gorgeous down here! It is suppose to be the same way next weekend and with the new moon just passing the fish should be biting again. Come on down and join us! See ya on the water!
Click on this link to get info on the Sunset Beach Boat ramp as well as a new boat ramp to be located on brick landing road.
Please read Doppler's Grandma Linda McMullan's sweet tribute to Doppler. She also has some pictures for those of us who long to see his wonderful face again.
Thank you Linda, these are comforting words.
Brian Richard showed being a hard core fisherman pays of with this nice red drum he caught in the ICW near the Ocean Isle Marina and Yacht Club.
Since this afternoon the wind has really kicked up and the temperature had fallen off the chart. We'll have to see what the bite does after this front moves through.
On behalf of the McMullan family and the Ocean Isle Fishing Center I must tell everyone that our dear Doppler passed away today. Please keep the McMullan's in your hearts and prayers.
Here is a recent video of Doppler and Fin.
Got out on the water for just a few minutes today. I could see the redfish again today, but can not figure out what they are eating. Headed to another spot and snagged a little rat red. I really don't think he bit the lure because I had him foul hooked underneath his mouth. A few trout started to bite once the wind switched to SW later today. Even a little 10" flounder got aggressive today. Another slam! But the big story of the day was seeing Ole Nessy show up. She seems to show up about this time each year. We saw her a few years ago in our canal on Wilmington St. She has gotten a bit bigger now. Enjoy the video clip! See ya on the water!
Started out looking around at high tide today. The full moon had the water very high and the flats were easy to explore this morning. Lots of redfish and even a large school of black drum were sunning themselves along the oyster beds this morning. I could not get them to cooperate and was forced to leave as the tide started to fall extremely fast. I started to work the outer edges of oyster bars and deep holes hoping the warm water rushing off the flats would get the fish bite'n. The first pocket of trout were on the small side, but aggressive. The second pocket had a few keepers in the 15" to 16" range. The third pocket of trout had some solid keepers and this is what you would expect on a full moon tide. The best color again was green moon. I am really gaining confidence in this color, especially on clear crisp days and crystal clear water conditions. See ya on the water!
Brian Matthews, Ricky Byrd and Will Richardson recently took a fishing trip to Los Suenos, Costa Rica. They caught 6 sails and 1 blue marlin weighing @ 300 lbs. They said for a great bill fishing trip we need to check out this area.
Thanks for the pics and story guys. Sorry about the delay in sharing it.
Capt. Brandon "Bonecrusher" Sauls and his daughter, Sloane took a backwater adventure on January 29th and look at some of the results. The weather her is great. Come enjoy it.
Headed out Wednesday morning as the winds were slight and right for searching the flats for fish. I struggled to get over a few sandbars as tide was extremely low. About the time I was ready to throw in the towel, I noticed movement to my left. Several reds were moving along an oyster bar about 30 feet away. I made a cast about 10 feet ahead hoping to intercept. Bam! A 23" red slammed it in full stride and the fight was on! Absolutely awesome to see it all unfold in 2 feet of water. The rest of the group scattered and headed to an unknown location. I moved on, spotting a small group of five reds, but they were not interested. I moved a little further and a couple of 10 inch flounder slipped out of the mud. A few more yards and a few nice size trout spooked to my right. The flat was alive! Unfortunately, I could not get anymore fish to bite, but it was great to see them. See ya on the water!