STORE HOURS

Monday-Wednesday 8am-5pm

Thursday 7am-7pm

Friday-Saturday 7am-9:30pm

Sunday 7am-7pm

Capt. Brant's Fishing Report


 

 

 

 
Fishing Report Archives
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
-
Search Fishing Reports:
Current Year All Years

Start Over

Watch the OIFC Crew in action.
Logo
Ocean Isle Beach Accommodations
Need Accommodations?

Fall Brawl 2016 Real Time Rankings

Last Updated - 10/15/2017 06:07:26 PM

START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

Page 250 of 432

‹ prev247 248 249 250 251 252next ›
"Lady Angler of the Year" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/30/11
 

Jimmy, Jerry, and Alyssa just took their third trip in less than a year this past Sunday with me. They took their first trip with me this past August and we caught close to 40 fish. We only kept one of each species that day, although everyone on the boat Carolina Slammed at least twice. Jimmy couldn't believe the incrediable action and was disappointed he did not bring along his youngest daughter Marley. I explained that we had a great day and the action is not quite that hot all the time. Jimmy called me again in November and booked a trip for both his girls this time. I greeted them with this request. Since Marley was left behind on the first trip everyone was going to watch her fish until she caught one. Well, that didn't take long! Marley had a nice redfish to the boat on our second cast of the day. We picked threw a few redfish and several trout ending up with 15 to 20 fish landed that day. Just a little slower than our first time out, but enough to keep the girls busy. Jimmy called the other night looking for another great trip. The pressure was on to live up to the expectation of our last two trips. The flounder didn't let us down! We boated 25 to 30 flounder with 10 of them being keepers over the 15" mark. We had several more that just barely didn't make the new mark. An absolutely great day on the water! Alyssa gets my vote for Lady Angler of the Year! Great job guys! I enjoyed watching and netting each fish. Hope to see you guys again soon. See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Morgan Carter" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/30/11
 

Eddie my next door neighbor has watched me clean fish for years on my dock. His son in law Brad Carter was in for the weekend with his two children, Morgan and Logan. Brad asked me to take them out for a little while to catch a few fish. I love kids! There is nothing like seeing kids get all excited catching fish. The difficult part is reeling the kids back in from all the excitment, so we don't lose the fish on the other end of the line. I eased into the area I wanted to fish, but the tide didn't quite look right. I asked them to just let me make a few cast to see if we had any action yet. I told Morgan to get ready just in case I hooked up, she was going to get the rod. My third cast produced the first fish of the day. I decided to pull up current of the spot and anchor up. We started tossing live bait and caught a few small ones. I decided the action was a little slow and time to move. I gave Brad and Eddie a quick lesson on working the jig and we difted on down the bank trying to locate some more fish. Eddie drilled a nice trout. Brad was getting the hang of it and was drilling some nice flatfish. Morgan and Logan kept busy running from the back to the front of the boat grabbing bent rods from us. I anchored up again and we fished the area over pretty hard. We picked up several flounder with a couple keepers in the mix. Again the action slowed, so we went back to the jig and drift technique. We picked up two of our best fish of the day at the same time. Double hook up!  It was time to head for the house and prepare for some great eating! I think we ended the day with 15 to 20 fish and several more opportunities. We had five keepers over 15" inches, which was more than enough for supper.  Thanks Eddie, Brad, Logan and Morgan! Jake also enjoyed playing with Logan and Morgan. We look forward to seeing you guys again soon. See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"More Week In Review" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

Here are some more random shots of the action and the beauty  of the ocean this past week.  They ought to get your juices flowing and ready to take a trip.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"OIFC Magazine..Week In Review" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

I had some nice pictures left and hated not to share them withe the less fortunate land locked people.  We experienced some windy days over the course of the last couple of weeks, but look at the ocean in these pictures and you can see how beautiful most were


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Kissie Kissie" | Get Busy | 05/29/11
 

They "Salty Daze" Sea Hunt joined the action at the OIFC docks Saturday afternoon with a boat full of folks who were happy to get back on the water.  They also had this nice flounder shown in the picture with "Tater Bug" Staley and her dad.  The actual angler was Benji Cole, whom along with his wife Jennifer were celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary.  The flounder was caught at the Caudle Reef on pogies Todd Holt caught while they were in front of the Ocean Isle Marina on the ICW.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Friday's Big Story" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

The big story Friday was this nice cobia caught at the Shark Hoke on a charter Captained by Chris Dew and Chris Eckert, along with guests Stuart, Wade and Chuck.  The fish was caught 30 ft.down on the downrigger baited with a pogey.  Generally speaking, cobia hit on a bait tossed in the prop wash.,
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Best action spot" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

Best action yesterday from our charter fleet and other boaters sounded like the Horseshoe. Mix of Kings/Dolphin/Cobia. Pogies were at the hot hole off Yaupon. Kings are following their normal pattern where there is a good bite late April early May at Yaupon/Lighthouse Rocks area, and then they disappear for few weeks, and then re-appear at the Horseshoe/Jungle. With Kings showing yesterday at Horeshoe, they should show at Jungle any day[probably today].

One other observation: seems each year a "hot spot" emerges in early spring, and although it cools off as mentioned above, come Jolly Mon time, that same spot will heat back up and be the hot spot for the tourney. Not forecasting here, but history is history. This year that "hot" spot has been Lighthouse Rocks. 


- Rube McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"King Fot The Day" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

Saturday Captains Chris Dew and Chris Eckert, two of our veteran Charter Captains took the Bob Davis crew on an 8 hr charter.  Their search for bait came up empty, so armed with pin fish and frozen cigar minnows they headed to the Jungle.  No one was at home.  They went to the Bill Perry Reef and caught sea bass after sea bass, which thanks to the U.S. Government they had to put back.  Thankfully this foolishness ends June 1st!!  After that they steamed to the 90's (steamed, old boat captains lingo).  Once there they hooked up with some teenager kings which the group elected to release.

The ocean was beautiful, and will only get better as time goes on which made for some great fishing and boating times.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Tree Shaker" | Get Busy | 05/29/11
 

Capt. Brandon Sauls weighed this 4.2 lb tree shaker in at the OIFC Saturday after noon.  This was one of several flounder he caught that day.  His goal was to knock Clay Morphis off the oIFC Rodeo Leader Board.  It was not meant to be yesterday.  But the Rodeo is far from over and the big flounder are starting to appear. 

Brandon said the flat fish are best caught on the in coming tide.  The baits of choice are, in order right now, pogies, most often found in front of the Ocean Isle Marina, and then mud minnows.  Captain Jacob of the OIFC has fantastic luck with Berkley Gulp artificials.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"The Wilmington Three" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

Captain Steele took a trio from Wilmington, Chad Ludeig, Jamie Kubrock, and Richard Chandler to the Horseshoe yesterday.  Steele said they fished ballyhoo in the 76 degree water.  The group returned to the OIFC around 5:45 pm with several mahi and teenage kings.

This past week has been a productive week from the inshore to the blue water.  The wind blew a couple of days, but the ocean really started to flatten by Saturday afternoon.  The kings are playing games with us right now but based on past history that ought to be changing shortly.  We have a boat in the Gulf Stream today.  I hope to have some good reports by tonight.  Right now I'm jumping on one of Brant's referbed jet skis and headed to Tubbs Inlet for a day of fun with the fam! 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"The Whole Family" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

Dr. Jay Murphy, DVM, Patrick Hobson, Dan McArdle, all of Charlotte, N.C.  went fishing aboard Dr. Jay's Regulator boat today.  The crew went to the Black Jack Hole and caught, not a school, but a family of mahi.  They had a big ol' bull, a cow and a small dolphin who must have been the kid!  Jay said the water at the Black Jack was 75 degrees, not much of a change from the beach water temps.

While Jay was refueling the boat, Captain Jeff Williamson (Get Busy/OIFC) cleaned the fish.  Not a bad deal. 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Russian Jammer" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/29/11
 

Captains Chris Dew and Zach Faulkner headed to the Gulf Stream with Dana Walker, Phil Walker, Mark Swisher and Scrogg Wood, all of Tenn.   These guys raise Russian Jammer dogs in the Volunteer State  They fished the Black Jack area using OIFC ballyhoo.  Below is a picture of a grouper and a mahi they brought back. 

The Memorial Day weekend is drawing to a close, but it's been a fish filled active weekend at the OIFC.  Let's hope the remainder of the season gets even better.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Tubbs Inlet Fun" | Get Busy | 05/29/11
 

While the OIFC Charter Captains were running charters, I was at Tubbs Inlet on a play day with Camdyn's jet ski which I bought from Capt. Brant at the end of the season a couple of years ago.

While there I met Joey Holden who was spending the afternoon with Captain Jamie and Missy Millikin of Shallotte Electric and the new Beach Hardware on 179.  Joey had just landed this flounder and was preparing to release it when I snapped this photo.  Good job Joey!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Those Aren't Dolphin?" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/28/11
 

Capt. Steele and I worked on getting the store in shape for you guys this weekend. We are fully stocked on ice, beer, and bait. Drifting mud minnows in tubbs inlet for flounder has been the ticket lately and Shallotte inlet has also produced some nice fish. Steele and I had to go give it a shot for a few minutes this afternoon. We had live bait as a back up option. Many of you probably didn't know this about Capt. Steele, but he use to be quite the bass fisherman. Which fits in perfect with the way I like to catch'em. Our goal was to catch some flatfish on artificials. We caught a trout first, then landed two nice flounder. We headed toward another creek, landed a trout there and missed a couple. Headed for the next creek and landed another nice flounder. In just a few short minutes we had 3 keeper flounder in the boat on the 4" Sea Assassin in Chartureuse Diamond. We stock them here at the OIFC and if you are lucky I might be around to tell you how to work'em. Truth is...you don't work them, they work for you!   See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Giant Tuna Anyone?" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/25/11
 

All the details are set for the Giant Bluefin Tuna adventure to Prince Edward Island Canada this Fall.  This is our next excursion for the Traveling Fisherman program out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.  Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the giant bluefin tuna capital of the world.  These cool water behmouths average 700lbs but often reach weights over 1000lbs.  They come to the nearshore waters in the Fall off PEI to gorge on the plentiful baitfish before making their migration.  That's is where we'll be to greet them from September 10th-13th of 2011.  If you've ever wanted to test your manhood against the most powerful creature that swims, this is your chance.  Whether you want to go toe toe stand up style or just hold on for dear life in the rod holder, this is the opportunity to make it happen.  We will be fishing 2 days with 2 boats capable of carrying 5 fishermen each.  Currently we have 3 spots left to fill.  Contact captbarrett@oifc.com or 910-279-6104 to claim your spot.  The cost is $1000 per person and includes 2 days fishing, accommodations and transportation from the airport to the marina/hotel.  The hotel is located right on the water at the wharf and there are restaurants within walking distance.  I'm very excited to fish a new piece of turf and have the chance to do battle with a true giant.  I have a score to settle from giant tuna that whipped my butt a few years ago locally.  Check out some pics from the PEI tuna fishery, check out the tuna marks on the recorder and live bait tanks....it's about to be on.  Sign up now!
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Got Tha Touch!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/25/11
 

Captains Steele and O.C. have got the touch when it comes to blue water fishing.  The ocean today was a little less than desirable, but the Captains along with "The Parker Boys", Capt. William (Hound Dog), Charles and Fred headed to the Steeples.  They returned with 15 mahi, 10 of which weighed over 20 lbs.  William said he'd have more info. and pics tomorrow.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Steele park" | Real-Time Update | 05/25/11
 

Took capt. William parker and his 2 brothers fishing today in the gulf stream. Mahis cooperated... Ended up with 12 gaffers and 4 bailers...
- Steele Park
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"SAVE OUR GOATS" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/24/11
 

Althought the State has backed off their plans to remove the Ocean Isle goats from Goat Island, they indicate the issue is not dead. SO........in case they bring this issue back up again, I think we need to establish a legal defense fund so the Goats can hire themselves a lawyer if it turns out they need one. The public did a great job getting the State to back off, but if this comes back up again, at that point we will probably need to throw a lawyer at them to represent the goats. SO.....let's establish the SAVE OUR GOATS FOUNDATION. This will be a war chest in the event the State can't find something more important to mess with than the goats. When the State learns the goats have their own lawyer, maybe they will decide they can better spend taxpayer money than fighting a goat lawyer over a goats right to live where it wants.

We will start the process by contributing the first $100 to the account. If you would like to support this effort[with any amount you can],  please send checks made out to:

SAVE OUR GOATS

c/o Ocean Isle Fishing Center[OIFC]

65 Causeway Drive

Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28459

If it turns out the State concludes this matter is closed, we can take the money and buy special food for the goats to celebrate their victory! Thanks for you help. Rube McMullan


- Rube McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Just Floundering Around" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/24/11
 

I was joined by Micah, J.B., Seth, and Rick today for a 4 hour backwater Adventure. As always we try and capitalize the adventure part, becuase the fish don't always cooperate. Just so happens the adventure part was a bonus today. We started out looking for a redfish at dead low tide, but it wasn't meant to be. We headed for tubbs to see if we could get a parking space. We beat most of the crowd as Capt. Jeff and myself were the only two boats at first. I power drifted towards the mouth of the inlet. We hooked our first two fish and both were keepers. Sweet! We worked the area over pretty hard, but only picked up one more small one. Meanwhile, several more boats were stacking up in the landing pattern. I decided it was time to make a move. We rolled on up to the bridge and tried for a redfish. Just wasn't going to happen on the redfish today? We moved on towards the Shallotte Inlet. We started our drift and once I got everyone situated, I pulled out the artificials. Hehehe.... I made a few cast and hooked a flounder. One of the guys traded his live bait rod for mine real quick! I chunked the live mud minnow in the next flounders mouth and traded rods with another guy. I was back to fishing artificials again. J.B. had sat down to enjoy a beverage of choice. I hooked up on a fish...redfish! Nothing like seating down drinking a cold one and reeling in a fish. J.B. landed our one and only redfish of the day. Now lets find that trout for the slam. I think we had a few chances, but we lost alot of fish today. The flounder bite was on fire though. Micah landed our largest flounder of the day at 22 inches...and yes it was on artificials. We closed the day there and headed for the dock to prepare some great eating! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"390's" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/24/11
 

Good friend Tim Gallimore (Breakwater Building and Design in Shallotte) sent these pictures of Courtney Waddell holding a 22 lb cobia and a 5.5 lb spanish they caught while fishing aboard Tim's 18 ft. Parker while slow trolling pogies at  the 390's Sunday.

Tim said there was about an acre of pogies being ambushed by blues and spanish.  He said he could not hardly pull his cast net in the boat because it was so full of pogies.

Thanks Tim and Courtney for the report and pictures.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




‹ prev247 248 249 250 251 252next ›

Charters Fishing Reports Webstore Contact ©2017 Ocean Isle Fishing Center. All Rights Reserved
Ecommerce Website Design by InterCoastal Net Designs
Myrtle Beach Fishing | Sunset Beach Fishing | Holding Beach Fishing | Cherry Grove Fishing | Things To Do In Ocean Isle Beach