- Barrett McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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I fished Thursday and Friday morning during the high tide periods. High tide is not my favorite time to fish. However, in preparing for my trips toward the end of the week, Jake and I went out scouting on high tide Wednesday morning. We had 15 to 20 trout to the boat first hour of the morning. I was feeling good about my trips at this point.
Well, Thursday morning the only thing that seemed to be hungry were the no see-ums. We had a few short strikes and finally landed three small trout. Started hitting some hard structures for red fish, found one 19 inch fish and a suprise 17 inch flounder. That ended our tough morning of fishing.
Friday morning was just as tough. Dodging showers and fighting the no see-ums. I squeaked out 2 small trout and another suprise keeper flounder. See ya on the water!
Captain Chris Dew and 1st mate Derek were chartered by Clay Parker, Jeff Raver, Max Treese, Roger Burloa, Horace Turbeville and Keith Geohagan of Charlotte, N. C. for a little off shore fishing.
What transpired may sound a little fishy, but it's true. They were fishing the boxcars on the inshore side of the Sharkhole in 69 degree water, when as Keith was reeling in a catch and release sea bass he saw a flounder nail the sea bass. A marine biologist dropped in and identified the flounder as a gulf flounder.
Thanks for fishing with us guys,
Kevin Sneed sent these pictures of a back water red fishing trip he and Kimber Alford took today. Kevin said he was using a custom OIFC spinning rod with a Shimano Sahara which made a perfect in shore combo.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for the pictures and the report Kevin.
Here we are. Bus ride wasn't too bad. Crowd is down by half at least from 09'. Congressmen on stage strutting their support..... Funny thing is PETA is here too. Me and Barrett had to take the topportunity at a photo op, talk about being out of place: mini skirts and high heels? Really? They are getting an ear full from this crowd. Stay tuned.
Pictured is John Kerry on stage, a heavy hitter showing support. Good mix of bipartisan support; seems like no good reason why things should not be able to get fixed.
My observation of the event is initial puzzlement of why more progress can't be made on the issue in that several of the most powerful Democratic Senators in Congress spoke in favor of the effort to modify the Magneson=Stevens act to relax the rules in favor of flexxibility for fishery management. Senators Kerry, Shumaker,Frank[and others]; on the Republican side Senator Scott Brown[and others]. The point is there is bi-partissan support for the effort. So, why can't it get anywhere? The answer is apparently the other 90% of the inland folks in Congress don't have a dog in the fight and apparently aren't interested. SO.....step #1 is define the problem....step#2 is figure out a solution. Standby, this one needs some thought, but having made the trip, it was very enlightening. This one should be solveable, even dealing with national politics.
Thanks to everyone who took their time to come and support the effort. Let's figure out a new plan of attack.
Larry Spainhour submitted this information about a 43 pound Wahoo caught by Jeff Annas while he was fishing with Steve Farmer and Jason Gore near the 100/400. The trio were fishing in 330 feet deep of 72 degree water.
Thank you Larry and great fish guys!!
Tim Greene took his children fishing around the Sunset Bridge aboard his Key West when his little girl Selah caught her 1st Red. She was using a small pinfish as bait. The boys were jealous. I've always said ladies make better anglers!!
There is not much of a better feeling that seeing the look on a child's face when they catch their 1st fish!!
Thanks for sharing Tim.
Jake, Moma, and myself hit the water for a few minutes this morning. We didn't have to go very far to catch a few fish. Jake had a blast reeling in 10 trout and 2 redfish. I missed several strikes, but I also managed to get 2 trout and a redfish to the boat. Most were on the small side, but lots of fun!
We still have few seats left on the bus- cost is $35 per head. Bus will leave OIFC on Wednesday at 4:15am and arrive to DC about 11:30am. We rally til 3pm and then hopefully load up and get home before midnight -- Come join the excitement; I bet your kids could even get an excused absence for this excursion! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join -- thanks.
We are fighting for our rights to fish, and we must show our support for the cause. This rally really needs to turn out numbers to show continued unity in this fight.
For more information visit www.joinrfa.org
Jay Murphy and George "The Dredge" Macon fished a little inshore of the 100/400 Sunday. The ocean was 175 feet deep and 73 degrees. They had one short bite and one break off with all but one being on a red and white, not to include the 2 1/2 in the picture below. The big wahoo weighed 50 lbs. Not sure what the 1/2 weighed. It appears the camera man was a little slow on the draw.
Not only did Jay apologize for the butchered fish, but he was even more apologetic for Bill, who was "Tebowing" in the picture. As per Jay Bill is a Georgia fan and just hasn't figured it out yet.
By the way..don't you wish you'd entered the Rodeo Saturday when you were talking about it...Snooze you lose! Just kidding!!