Dr jeff wallen and son Joshua wallen caught this 26 inch/6.6lb drum in shall otte river- current 3rd on rodeo leaderboard. They reported slow fishing but did manage a few nice ones. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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My friend and very accomplished angler Tim Gallimore fished within sight of the OIFC and prevailed using his "Channelside" rig. Tim is keeping this top secret weapon very close to the vest, but is willing to share it with the Bonecrusher under certain conditions. Negotiations must be channeled through this reporter.
Back to the catch...On this trip Tim caught and released a a 22" and a 26.5" red drum and a 7 lb black drum using live shrimp and pogies on a Channelside rig.
In an earlier report I lamented about the number of sailfish being hooked up..Nesbitt went 2 for 3, Jeff Beck hooked up as Christina's (oops it slipped), the Mac Daddy had a couple. In reporting this action I failed to mention the somewhat new but exciting Cape Fear Sailfish Classic. Click on the link for all the info.!
Reno, Naylor, Ian, and Joey joined me for a half day of fishing this afternoon. It started off pretty slow. We started off targeting flounder and only landed two short fish. The wind was making things a bit difficult and had the water stirred up. I decided to change gears and see if we could get a few red drum to bite. The tide was low enough to catch a few shrimp. We loaded the livewell with plenty of shrimp in just a few cast. Headed to our first dock and only produced pinfish. Second stop also produced pinfish and one nice croaker. Our third stop and what was going to be our last hope for the day started producing. I should say, Joey started catching the fish. Joey hooked 5 of the 7 redfish we caught today. Everytime he touched a rod a fish would strike. Unbelievable! He was nice enough to pass the rod to Ian twice. Ian had one hook up, but it quickly broke the line. Finally, Reno and Naylor both hooked up and landed a nice fish. We were going to end the day after landing Reno's redfish. However, I try to leave a line in the water at all times. As we were pulling in the last line and packing up, something drilled the bait. The best fight of the day, but it was only a sting ray. Great job guys! I enjoyed it! Hope to see you again next year. See ya on the water!
I have started to here quite a few reports of Sailfish being seen, hooked and/or caught over the past week. It seems like most reports I'm getting are of people catching multiple fish. Apparently most of the Sails are travelling in small groups of 2-4 fish. The bite was very good last week at the Eddie Hanaman Sailfish tournament out of Wrightsville Beach and that actions seems to be transferring to waters off our coast as well. Recent reports have Sails being caught at Horseshoe, Christinas ledge and Shark Hole.
Remember the annual Cape Fear Sailfish Classic tournament hosted from the OIFC will be held next week- Aug 12-14. To get information visit the tournament site at www.capefearsailfishclassic.com --
Take this opportunity to take part in this new fishery that is developing off our coast. The Sailfish numbers seem to be increasing every year, and thus targeting Sailfish is becoming a viable opportunity.
Captain David Kiser and Jim Kiser of the Mac Daddy Fishing Team along with Kevin Smith made a run to the Horseshoe Saturday morning.aboard their 23 ft Sea Fox. They were pulling ballyhoo on Islanders at about 6 knots when they hooked up with 2 sailfish back to back within 30 yds. of the boat. The 1st fish was brought aboard for a photo op while the 2nd shook the hook after a good run. Things went dead after the action. They were slow trolling when they hooked up to and landed yet another sailfish. The guys have brought home mahi every trip to the Horseshoe except this one. But they aren't complaining.
Capt. Jeff Beck and I have hooked up with a sailfish. Nesbitt Nobel went 2 for 3 on sailfish. It would be a pretty sure bet that if you went to the Horseshoe area you'd hook one up yourself!.
Thanks for the info. guys.
Bill Serafini called and said his two boys were ready for some spanish action again. Rocco and Gino. two of the cutest, yet the roughest toughest kids on the block. I love those names! We worked hard to catch the 4 Spanish we got to the boat. We also caught several sharks, toadfish, bluefish, and croakers. I hit one more spot on the way home and the flounder were pounding it. They were all just a bit shy of the new 15" mark. The kids were pooped and ready to head to the house, so we cut the flounder bite short.
Bart and John joined me today. We picked up right where we left the flounder biting the day before. The flounder were biting pretty good and we ended the day with 10 keepers. Hopefully the 40 fillets will feed the 22 folks back at the beach house! I enjoyed it folks. Thanks for fishing with us and hope to see ya next year.
Mullet minnows are getting the flounder bite. Shrimp are catching a few, but aggrevating to deal with all the trash fish. Pogies for some reason are not producing like you would think. Artificials in charturese, white, and smoke are still producing a few keepers in the canals. Spanish mackerel are scattered throughout the beach front with clarkspoons producing the action. Red drum have been scarce the last few times out, but we have seen a few nice black drum caught. Live shrimp is the ticket in catching the drum, but have a lot and be ready to deal with the trash fish. As you will see in one of my pictures, I refused to feed all of my shrimp to the fish. I ate them! That is a wrap for now. See ya on the water!
It's hot enough to fry these flounder on the front of the Sea Hunt Big John Thompson, Pete and Lee were fishing. They caught these flat fish in the Oak Island/Southport area using finger mullet.
Nice fish and thanks for permission to use the pic and the info.
Captain Nesbitt Noble and his nephew Ian were fishing around the Sunset Bridge when Ian hooked up with this 18" trout. The 1st thing he wanted to know was is The Bonecrusher was around.
They finished off by fishing most of the day around the Jetties. The Bonecrusher said Ian talked trash to every boat out there. He said Ian was a trip..coming from 'Crusher that means a lot! Keep it up Ian!