Brian Allen with a 30lb King he released this am while fishing in 60' of water. Too bad there's a hurricane coming. Maybe it will get on by and leave stable weather for next week's Fall Brawl. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Sent in from Team EfishNC:
This past week we were coming down to fish and discovered that our Lowrance HDS 8 with a Pro Chip inside and Yamaha Gauges had been stolen off our boat at the Omni Storage in Shallotte. Some low life stole them somewhere between the end of August and the 3rd of September. Interesting enough the cameras at the lot don't happen to go back quite far enough. If anybody knows anything or sees these come up for sale and it looks fishy please let us know.
If you or someone you know has any info about this please contact us at OIFC--->email us : firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 575-3474
For all the US Open fishermen coming to fish this weekend, here's a quick recap of whats happening on the water from this past weekend.
Most of the top fish came off of Ocean Crest Pier area in 35+- feet of water. It was not a good bite, just scattered fish. Those that got bit caught good fish, those that didn't[like us] caught zip. Most boats that got a bite got just a bite. The water color was perfect and lots of bait marks. My guess is the fish were just moving onto the beach, and my guess is with the weather being stable this week, the fish should move in with more numbers. Of course, since there is a tourney , the weather may go to you know where, but if it stays out of the north, the beach bite should be good.
Best pogys were around Yaupon pier area. Blues were mixed in with the pogies and could be caught on planers/clark spoons. Several of the leader board fish were caught on ribbonfish which have been at Little River Jetties.
Good luck everyone, and if you need anything King, come on by OIFC. We will try to keep everyone dialed in as week progresses as to movement of the fish.
Will Glover, Alex Sasser, and Will McKnight joined me for my first backwater school for the fall season. We met Friday evening for quick instruction on cast netting, casting, and techniques. We hit the water Saturday to see if the students could take what they learned in the classroom to the water. Will McKnight was the first to prove he had been listening as he landed our first flounder. We found enough flounder on a couple of stops for every angler to get a feel for the technique. We changed gears to target black drum and like most rookies they missed their first couple. However, the bite was strong and the students quickly grasped the technique putting some nice black drum in the boat. Some redfish joined the action while we were catching black drum and that pretty much covered the classroom materail. I took a few minutes to show my students where to locate bait. We quickly found plenty of live shrimp, big mullet, and a nice menhaden pod. With all livewells over flowing with bait and a fish box busting at the seams. It was time to head for the jetties to graduate these green horns. We were a little light on tackle for the big brutes, but we did manage to close our day out going 3 for 5 on the bulls. To sign up for one of our schools please call the Fishing Center 910 575 3474. See ya on the water!
The bull redfish action is not the only action in town. I do wish I could have concentrated a little more on the bull reds, but the wind and wave action has been a bit much. I have run the majority of my trips in the creeks and the action has not disappointed. Black drum are hanging around the Sunset Beach area in the deeper holes and flounder are still biting in Tubbs Inlet. It is that time of year that no matter what decision you make you are bound to find some action. On a really good day you can catch a few in the creek to eat and then hit the inlet for a trophy. Bait is thick, you can just about catch it blind folded. Mullet and menhaden are all over the waterway. Shrimp is abundant at low tide in front of just about every little muddy cut in the grass. Lets go get them! See ya on the water!
Congratulations to Grayson Russ of Team Mr. Goodhands/OIFC for 1st place Jr. Angler in the Rumble In The Jungle. Mr. Goodhands finished 9th overall with their king.
Congratulations to Dr. Kendell Suh winner of the Rumble and Capt David Hooks 2nd place.
Finally, Union Elementary School in Brunswick Co was well represented. Grayson Russ was 1st place Jr. Angler, Cayson Coley won 2nd place and Camdyn Beck place 3rd.
The drum bite is still on at the Jetties. So if you aren't into the king action give the drum a shot. Reminder, be careful handling them. Don't hol them vertically, just carefully in a horizontal position.
Below are Virginia Beckham, her boyfriendAndy Traynham, Eddy Jone and Brandon Sauls' girls and friend enjoying the day.
What weather reports do you believe? Here are pix of the ocean from OIB at 10:30 am Friday
Fall Brawl King Classic 2015 Long Sleeve Shirts are
OCTOBER 9 - 11, 2015
Friday, October 9th
Saturday, October 10th (optional fish day)
Sunday, October 11th (optional fish day)
Tournament Must- Haves
The shark fishing behind shrimp boats the last couple months has been on fire. These pictures below are of David Walker, Ryan Walker and Ryan's friend Noah with a few of the sharks they caught this past weekend aboard the Carolina Cat. Great job guys!
I’m going to go ahead and let the cat out of the bag on this one – this fall I will be reintroducing the traveling fishermen program out of the OIFC. Scheduling and pricing are still being determined but some great destinations are being researched. Venice, LA, Guatemala, and Panama are just a few that are on the list to be visited. If you have any interest in fishing at these destinations please email me at email@example.com. As stated above, pricing and agendas have not been set in stone. However, I hope to have the first trip’s pricing ready for public interest by the end of this weekend. Stay tuned