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- Capt Papa D
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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I've often wondered how old a king I've caught was. Below is a growth chart. It has the years down the left and the length on the bottom. Good luck this weekend!
All fishermen have heard it. West wind is the best. South wind hook'em in the mouth. East wind they bite the least. We fought a stiff East wind this morning only getting a few opportunities at landing a nice redfish. Lane lost a nice red in the shells. I couldn't get the rod in Luke's had before my strike ended in the shells. Luke got another shot and did an awesome job working a nice 25 incher out of the shells. Great job Luke! Don't let your older brother Lane hear the last of it. Bask in the sunshine as long as you can! Love it! See ya on the water!
Hurricane Arthur came and went leaving us with a beautiful 4th of July. The water was a bit stirred this morning, but the fish were ready for a snack. We caught a few reds, some flounder, and a trout. We even found a small black drum that bit a live shrimp in just a few inches of water. The fishing was pretty good for post hurricane conditions. Next obstacle will be dirty water runoff coming from the river systems. A couple of good high tides and we should be back to normal. See ya on the water!
Arthur hit South Brunswick County, not like a lion, but more like a mad cat. He left like a dog was after him. That being said don't let the news people make you stay home. We are very fortunate let's hope our fellow coastal residents and visitors come out as well as we have.
The 1st picture is from Frying Pan Towers as shown on a Charlotte TV Station.
The 2nd is at the height of the storm at Ocean Isle Beach
The 3rd was taken @ 7pm the same day.
Nice trout caught by Dr. Jeff Wallen and his son Josh - 4.85lb
I have verified this NOT to be a hoax. In fact a friend took a picture of her TV screen while watching MSN. See if you can find what is wrong with it and you will fully understand why they missed both the Jolly Mon forecasts.
I have been a hurricane watcher and worrier for many many years. My prediction is this storm will turn out to sea as time goes on and will pass between N.C. and Bermuda. At worst or best depending on your sport we may get some decent surfing swell. Don't let the hype ruin your 4th plans. The news and Weather Channel need this storm and will report it as if it's the worst thing since....whatever. Let's hope I haven't jinksed us.
Disclaimer: Watch the National Hurricane Center's prediction as well as other weather sources and make your own educated decision.
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Congratulations to the team of Par-Five, Capt. Robert Galetto who has won the 2014 Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic. More information to follow.......
What an afternoon! We started off catching a few short flounder and a nice speckled trout. We made a move to avoid an afternoon thunderstorm and found ourselves in the middle of a redfish flurry. We caught several 17 inch reds just below the slot before changing gears. As the thunderstorm rained itself out just inland of us we made another move. The reds in our last area had a serious attitude and some shoulders! John Fink couldn't get them out of the shells, so we let Jack Ellis give it a shot. Jack drilled a solid 25" redfish and none of us expected anything different. We all wish we had Jack's reaction on camera. It was hilarious as Jack set the hook the redfish nearly yanked the pole out of his hands. John got a few more shots and did finally yank one out of the shells. Jack also got another shot, but the reds were just to strong. There were some studs in that school. We got just about everything we wanted out of those reds other than a picture. Thanks again for fishing with us John, Chris, and Jack. I look forward to our next trip! See ya on the water!
The tide seems to be a little bit off from the chart. The tide took forever to start falling, but once it did the flounder started snapping. Live mehaden are still the best bait to find keeper size fish. Menhaden are flipping inconsistently in the waterway between OIB marina and the Sunset Bridge. Channel markers 103 and 105 have been the hot spots, but the menhaden are scattered. Big 8 to 10 feet heavy nets are needed to have the best chance at getting these baits. We did cast net some decent finger mullet and they also produced a couple of keepers. Our redfish hit menhaden, finger mullet, and chunks of crab. Craig busted are largest red that was just over 31 inches. Thomas caught his first redfish that was just over 26 inches and Mark also got his first red that was also just over 26 inches. Thanks Criag, Mark, and Thomas. See ya on the water!
Day One of the Jolly Mon King Classic one hundred and thiryt boats fished today leaving one hundred left to chase the dream tomorrow. All hoping to top the 36.15 brought to the scales by Par-Five fishing team. Second place finisher on day one is Reel Determined with a 33.45. Wild Wing Cafe' fishing team grabs third place weighing in a 33.30. Good Luck to all who will be fishing tomorrow. Don't forget you have to weighin to get your hotdogs at the dock!
Yep, the OIFC's Amanda Bennett fishes like a girl and in doing so she does like most lady anglers..OUT FISHES THE GUYS!!!!!! Amanda caught this king today while fishing with David Lewis and Andrew Pait. They had several small kings and a tuna. Too bad she wasn't in the Jolly Mon. Worse yet she has to work tomorrow and can't fish with her home team Do Work/OIFC.