Too bad had to throw it back! Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- "Capt. Brant McMullan"
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Thank y'all for bearing with us while we are wrestling with web page issues. In the mean time some of the Captains are posting on our facebook page. Keep your reports and pictures coming and we will publish them as soon as we can.
Also Capt. Jacob told me a picture of an African Pampano mysteriously changed to a mahi. Trust me I know the difference. But I may not know what a king looks like because of the way the "Do Work"s season has gone.
Thanks again from the entire OIFC Crew!
The exclusive Circle E candles are now available at the OIFC. We now have 6 different beach inspired scents in two sizes. We will see you soon!
Please bear with us. We are having technical difficulties that allow us tp post pictures from our phones but on our computers. I have several pictures and will get them up ASAP. Please keep them coming!
Folks it appears that our pictures are not showing up here with our reports. We are currently working to get this fixed. To see pictures and additional reporting please join us on our facebook page.
Thought that I had finally found some real black drum. We have been catching 13 inch black drum from Little River to the Shallotte River, but not any big enough to keep. The new regulations on black drum in North Carolina only allows anglers to keep black drum between 14 to 25 inches with a creel limit of 10 fish per person per day. It is amazing how many we have caught just under the 14 inch mark. Regarless a 13 inch black drum will bend the rod and I have scaled down the gear to a five foot ultra light. As luck would have it scaling down the gear just about cost us a few good bites. Deanna drilled a 21 inch redfish on the ultra light and then landed three more black drum with the largest one at 21 inches. It was about all that 5 foot ultra light could handle. It was a pure joy to watch the fight unfold and to finally bring home some nice black drum! However, the bigger drum are not biting as consistent as the 13 inchers. Either way the little black drum are a blast on light tackle. See ya on the water!
Greyson and Timmy put the hammer down on the fish despite the ugly water conditions. Black drum, croaker, trout, flounder, and redfish all cooperated on this trip. We used everything in our arsenal to make it happen. Live shrimp on small number 6 hooks to live mullet pinned to a light 1/8th ounce jighead. The ole Carolina rig also produced a few bites with live mullet and live shrimp. Letting baits sit still and letting the predator fish find it has been the key. Taking it slow and being patient is what it takes to catch a few fish in these conditions. Thanks for fishing with me guys! See ya on the water!
Shane Britt fished from the Lockwood Folly to Shalotte he found a lot of short fish but a few keepers. Shane said red drum and trout were the main action.
Tommy Helms sent us this picture of 5 flounder and a catfish he caught. As is natural for Tommy he didn't reveal where. But most anglers know that the ICW starts becoming fresh water at the HWY 17 overpass in S.C. There are a fair amount of catfish and stripers caught along there. Be sure to have your S.C. freshwater and saltwater license if you decide to fish that area.
Thanks for the picture Tommy
Toby Grantham of Knightdale reeled in this 46 lb African Pompano while fishing off of Atlantic Beach, N.C. on May 11. The N.C. State Marine Fisheries has certified it as a state record. This article & picture came from the Carolina Plothound.
Kevin Sneed of "Rigged and Ready Charters" took this picture and described the ICW as looking like the Mississippi River. The charter captains are going to earn their keep.
The rain has given me an unwanted break, but I have caught up on a few other things. I have been scrolling through old pictures and videos trying to entertain myself during the last 4 days of rain. Things are looking pretty depressing as the rain continues to fall. There is no telling what kind of shape our fishing is going to be in once all this finally clears out. I can only look at history and look ahead at what is coming during the months of September and October. Man I can't wait! See ya on the water!
Picture one is from 2012 when Rocco joined the afternoon trip with Uncle Joe Serafini and cousin Al. The redfish were chewing. As you can see from the smile on my face. I was having just as much fun watching them catch them as they were having catching them. The second picture is our afternoon trip from this year. Natalie came along this time. Rocco decided to go to the water park. Joe and Al made quick work of some nice reds before the bite completely shut down on us. We made a move to catch flounder, but it just wasn't happening. My best excuse was the East wind shut us down. Still, it was just great spending time catching up with this family. See ya on the water!
First picture below is Rocco and Gino from our first trip together in 2011. I took Bill Sr., Bill Jr. and the two boys out for a little Spanish fishing. We caught a few for the dinner table then headed back in to catch several small flounder. The action was pretty steady just nothing big, but the boys had fun. The second picture is our second trip back in 2012. The redfish were biting! Rocco, Gino, and Mario all got a chance or two to feel the strength of a redfish on the end of the line. The third picture is our trip from this past week. I enjoy looking back at these pictures not because of the fish that we have caught. It has been a privilege to watch these boys grow and to see their passion grow for fishing. I have enjoyed my time on the water with the Serafini family and I look forward to next year. Thank you guys so much! See ya on the water!
Dr. Jeff Wallen took the lead in the Red Drum Division with a 6.6 lb 26" drum Friday. This puts Dr. Jeff in the catbird's seat in all the In Shore catagories.