Capt OC and I are going out to see if we can find years first king/cobia. Stay tuned
- Brant Mcmullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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It seemed like every fisherman in Brunswick County made the trek to the Gulf Stream this weekend. I was fortunate enough to make two trips out to the stream on Friday 5/1 and Sunday 5/3 with charters. Friday’s trip was eventful to day the least. The forecast had projected 15-20 knot north east winds as the day progressed and boy they did. Prior to departure, I was able to receive a decent satellite shot for our long bay area. The shot told me that the south west was cold and the north east was too warm inshore. Therefore, I picked an old number in between the two and off we went to the 100/400 area. Upon arrival we were greeted with a stiff 15 knot north east wind on top of a two foot chop – great fun. Due to the conditions and satellite shot I decided to try my luck on the shallower side before moving offshore (110-125ft). The spread was set and the waiting game began. Luckily, our first strike came from a mahi not long after everything was set. We boated the fish just in time for our second bite of the day. However this bite put a little bit more sound in the reel. Just shy of 40lbs came a nice wahoo. We continued to pick at fish like this in the 110-125ft range for the next hour until we realized it was about time to get out of the rough sea conditions. Total count - four mahi, one wahoo and one blackfin tuna. The second trip to the stream provided us with better weather conditions than Friday’s trip. This trip consisted of routine tournament anglers and customers, Jimmy and Jennifer McHenry. Once again I was able to receive a nice temperature shot which indicated the south west was cold, and the warm water was pushed far inshore of the blackjack. Thus, I picked the middle again. We set our sights on the 100/400 area yet the water inshore of it looked promising. The baits were again deployed and the fish were waiting. By 9 am we had three nice gaffer dolphin and two small wahoos. We continued our troll in the same general area, picking up seven more dolphin to bring home for the McHenry’s freezer. We had three hot lures that day – about 60% of our fish came on the Joe Shute “green lantern,” 20% were on Mold Craft’s little chugger in blk/purp, and the last 20% was on the go-to blue/white ILAND Lure. All these lures can be purchased at the OIFC. These next couple weeks should be hot and heavy for dolphin and blackfin tuna. Once we get out of the full moon phase we’re in the blackfin bite should start to pick up. Be sure to stop by the OIFC to purchase all your Gulf Stream tackle needs. We have everything from ice to rigging wire.
*** REMINDER ** Entry for the Shoot Out remains open until the eve before last day of fishing. The weather is looking pretty crappy this weekend, but eligible fishing days extend all of next week thru Saturday, 16th. Entry fee is $300 if you enter by Friday 8th and $350 if you wait until after competition has begun. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 overall teams (heaviest aggregate combined weight of one tuna, dolphin and wahoo) as well as largest tuna, dolphin and wahoo weighed. There is a $100 "biggest fish on the dock TWT" and a $250 High Rollers TWT based on aggregate finish. You may come by the OIFC to fill out an entry form and turn in $$ or you may enter on-line CLICK HERE ** Note** We are not currently accepting credit cards online for security reasons. Thus after you submit your entry, you will be contacted to get your payment information by phone.
TUNA, DOLPHIN AND WAHOO RODEO
Friday, May 8th
Last day to enter for $300 early entry-- $350 entry fee May 9th-15th
Saturday, May 9th-Saturday, May 16th
Fishing days- 8am lines in, 4pm lines out
Friday, May 15th
11:59pm- entry closes
Sunday, May 17th
12:00pm- awards lunch at Ocean Isle Fish Company
CLICK HERE for tournament details and entry information
The TOP 5 OVERALL FINISHERS in the Far Out Shoot Out will receive invites to fish the 2015 Jolly Mon VIP
The crew on the Streamin' Live has gone bananas. Michael Lee and crew did some myth busting this past Saturday cacthing a couple wahoo and about a dozen dolphin and all with bananas on board!
~~Caught limit of small kings today in 100' of water and then this 30 pounder came by. Angler is Bill Caldwell.
Report by Kenny Clark od the Liquidate
The next picture is Austin & Brandon Aycock of Team Hail Yeah & the last pictures are of Team Beeracuda with their new Cape Horn and new gaff!
Paul Pancake and crew weighed in this 83 lb wahoo at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center
The other pictures are from Trask Cunningham aboard the "Scale Bound" at the Scarp.
Capt. Jay Stanley Pat Prince , Brian Medlin; & Tyler Medlin aboard the Scream Reez fished the 100/400 today in 165 ft deep water and got 6 mahi. . They then came in to the navy wreck and got 4 more. 5 were on double hookups. Their most productive colors were blue and white.
Report by Pat Prince
~~after almost a 2 hour battle on 30lb mono, Big Whiskey released its first blue marlin estimated around 300lbs...can't wait to download the gopro footage tonight....we also managed 4 dolphin and a wahoo before calling it a day. #bigwhiskey #bluemarlin #tayloroffshore #oceanislebeach----
Report by Chris Campbell of the Bigger Whiskey
The Brunswick Waterway Sweep went off without a hitch. We had 6 boats to show, which consisted of Brian Aycock's Team, Keith Berciunas' Team, Clay Morphis, Michael Uzzell /Joyce Bailey, Jeff Williamson and myself.
These 6 boats collected 2,533 pounds of trash in only a two hour window! Believe me when I say our waterways are dirtier than you can ever imagine. We are going to attempt to have the event next year and hope to see more boats.
Thanks to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Capt. Jeff Williamson with Get Busy Charters, Sloane Vacations, InterCoastal Net Designs and Tony Carico for the cash donations and giveaways. Also I would like to thank the team that helped put on the event which consisted of Venus Veden, Carolina Cowan, and Toni Carico!
----Story by Brandon "Bonecrusher" Sauls
The Morris Gulf Stream trip was a success today. We found a weather window and went for it. After running to 120ft of blue water and fishing for only two hours, the total count was four mahi, one wahoo, and one blackfin. The day was really coming together before mother nature kicked us back to the dock. I am hoping to go to the stream tomorrow and will definitely be out there on Sunday. Call (910) 575-FISH to book your charter today!
Attention all qualifying and waiting list VIP capts -- The final cut off was reached yesterday for all the qualifying capts. Thus, I will be in contact with the first set of waiting list members on Tuesday May 5th to collect payment information. Thank you all for your cooperation.
~Catching Spanish Mackerel
By Capt. Adam
This time of year during the transition from spring to summer, when weather is unpredictable and winds are constantly changing, Spanish mackerel is a great inshore fish to catch when you can't get off-shore. As a former charter captain, the Spanish mackerel was my "go to fish" when things weren't going as well as I would have liked with no fish in the box.
Twenty-five years ago Spanish mackerel were plentiful and you could catch a cooler full in a matter of minutes. Find the birds and you would find huge schools of Spanish. Throw out a couple of #0 Clark Spoons" and troll around the outside of the schools and catch them as fast as you could put the lures back into the water.
When I retired from charter fishing some years ago catching Spanish became less and less, due to a number of problems which I won't go into at this time. Has it improved since I retired, I doubt it. Today, they are harder to find, small, often times too small to keep. I have fished against the best of charter captains and none have come up with a true and guaranteed way of finding and catching them.
I experimented with different lures, under different conditions, rising, flood, falling, ebb tides, and over time came up with a system which worked very well when it came to locating and catching Spanish mackerel. First, I used #00 gold and #00 silver spoons for small Spanish, and the same in #0 – 01 for larger Spanish which hung around the 3 –mile reef off OIB sea buoy. Second, I used 30# pink leaders which are transparent in the water. I would start with 20’ leaders and increase by 10’ on #1 planners up to 40 -50 feet until we found Spanish. At 5 knots speed 10 seconds of line out on #1 planner will put it down 10’, guaranteed. 15 seconds 15’. Depending on tides 15’ may bump bottom near sand bar. You can also run a short line on #2 planner with #01 spoon and 15’ leader. Silver #00 works best early morning and afternoon, gold during noon time. I assure you that you will be catching Spanish when other boats will not. Most fish were caught between the sand bar and sea buoy.
Also, fishing the tide lines during slack tides also worked well as Spanish tend to follow small fish out of inlet on falling tide. Also, watch you fish recorder. If you see fish hanging on bottom it’s probably Spanish. Keep adjusting your leader length and line until they start to bite. Mark the spot and catch fish!
Captain Adam (ret)
Adam’s Apple 2
Attention all Qualifying Jolly Mon VIP Captains -- If you have not submitted your $210 entry payment yet please call Capt. Derek at (704) 616-1615. Capt's that have not paid have until 11:59PM tonight (4/30). We only have four qualifying captains that have not paid yet. If you are one of those, please call the number listed above.