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- Capt Papa D
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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As of 11pm, 196 boat entries. Approx 135 fishing on Saturday. Good luck to all. Thanks for participating. We will have hot dogs waiting at the scales for you!
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"Look at Dan ( Rattle Snake ) Ratley ! He thinks he can catch a a flounder." ~Tommy Helms
With the perfect conditions we are looking at for this years Fall Brawl; probably a good idea to put out a warning for anglers to watch out for Kings jumping into your boat. Seriously, this was a problem few years ago in Biloxi at nationals and i can see the same happening at OIB this weekend. The fish are thick and when a bunch of boats fish the same area and put out a bunch of bait, the competitive thing kicks in with the fish, and they go nuts, skyrocketing. Probably best not to fish with a surface swimming bait like a mullet as you may be inviting a intruder into your boat. The fall bite is traditional, but it normally heats up and cools off with changing weather systems. This year weather looks very stable throughout the tourney, and stable weather sets them on fire. Plenty of bait up and down the beach; Kings from the beach out to 65 feet water. They're everywhere. Come join us at OIFC and help us set a new tourney participant record!
Spanish mackerel often get overlooked this time of year as bull reds and king mackerel approach our beach. However, those folks looking to have a relaxing day on the water and take home great eating makes spanish the most reasonable option. Jim and Nick joined me for a half day Monday and our goal was to put meat in the box. We steadily picked at the spanish most of the morning. We did stop a few places trying for a bull red, but not much action going on around the menhaden pods. We trolled on down to the Little River jetties picking up a few more nice spanish. Made one more ditch effort for a big red. We did see a solid 42 incher get caught by another boat. We found a huge stingray and then hooked Moby Dick. I am pretty certain it was a large shark. We cut several circles around the fish and run several hunderd yards trying to keep up. The line finally went slack with a clean cut on the other end. We did not get that glamorous bull redfish, but our goal was met giving Nick a sore elbow. See ya on the water!
The kingfish bite is on .. Check out my daughters first 30lber . Shes gonna be tough competition in the Fall Brawl
Yellowfin/ Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic
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After October 1st- Entry Fee $250
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Brandy Turbeville lands her first redfish. We fought the strong westerly winds again Saturday as a strong cold front approached. The day started off extremely slow as the outgoing tide was extremely dirty. We did have some opportunities on flounder, but we just couldn't get the hooks in them. The one flounder we got to the boat spit the bait out just as I slipped the net under him. It was clear the fish just were not in the feeding mood. We headed deep into the backwater looking for a redfish. Finally, a redfish drilled it, but he was 16 inches long. A good sign that we were onto something, but not quite the size we needed. Got another bite and it was a keeper black drum. Made a little adjustment to our setup and got the right bite. Brandy went to work and landed a nice 26 inch redfish. It was slower than expected for this time of year, but patience paid off as Brandy also drilled a 28 inch stud in just inches of water. We had a few more opportunities on reds, but were plagued by pulled hooks and cutoffs in the shells. Thanks for fishing with us! See ya on the water!