First Mate Aaron Dew turns 17 today. Happy Birthday Aaron.
- Chris Dew
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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We had a split charter today where I took the old dudes and Capt. Jacob got the young guns. With a bad storm hanging over our shoulders all afternoon we stuck it out. After a miserable morning of 25 + knot winds and almost no fish bites we hit it in the afternoon. And with a change of tide they bit. This inshore slam topped of with a Nice 8.20 flounder.
Below is a photo of Travis Ketchie who fishes out of Ocean Isle Beach and crew with two 25 lb kings landing him in 9th place in the Got em On Classic this past weekend.
The 2nd pic is All In Fishing Team's 2nd place king
Aaron chose to treat his sister Lindsay and mom Daun to a half day of fishing. Lindsay was the first one that I met and immediately I felt comfortable that this trip was going to be fun. Aaron showed next and immediately cut a joke about his mom. Oh yeah! This is going to be fun even if we don't catch any fish. I met Daun last and I would happily adopt her as my second mom. This crew showed true family love the whole trip. Well, it was all fun and games until Aaron crop dusted Lindsay. Thats true brotherly love right there! Trying to make a longer story shorter these two young adults have yet to find their soul mates. I am not sure really why as they are both tons of fun. While Lindsay and Aaron were busy trying to out do the other. Daun was steadily putting fish in the boat. Duan caught four redfish around 25 inches and several flounder with 2 of them around 18 inches. Lindsay drilled a nice redfish and a keeper flounder along with a few shorts. Aaron brought up the rear with a nice red, but he may never live down the fact that he lost a nice flounder right at the boat. I am sure Lindsay will remind him many times for years to come. I really enjoyed my time on the water with these three. I hope we can make it happen again in the near furture. See ya on the water!
Ocean Isle Fishing Center- HELP WANTED
Full or part-time staff to work year-round, not seasonal. Jobs include store clerk, ringing up customers, answering and directing phones, straightening and maintaining product on display and keeping general appearance of the store. Job may also include product check-in and restocking if interest and aptitude is displayed.
Retail experience and saltwater fishing and boating experience is required.
Call Capt. Brant McMullan at 910-367-2945 if you have interest in discussing opportunities working at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center
I have really enjoyed taking this young couple fishing the last two years. We got into a few flounder and some reds again this year. We also landed another large stingray that made Josh's day. Makayla landed some nice flounder and some nice reds. They did not want to keep any fish so most of the fish were released to fight another day. I kept one flounder for my dinner table. Hope to see you guys next year. See ya on the water!
Taken from the Final Approach Facebook Page.
The 2014 East East Coast Got Em On King Mackerel Tournament had highs and lows for Final Approach Fishing Team. The day started off with some peanut dolphin, then a reel screamed and soon after we boated our 21.15lb king. Fought some sharks and cudas before something smoked our long line. After clearing lines and the fish making a few good runs, we worked to the boat. Jason felt something strange a and Captain James thought a hook may have pulled. Once we saw the fish we knew... what happened. A barracuda cut off the back end of our king. After and hour and a half of the fish being in the box it weighed over 33 pounds. We had what would have been the 3rd place fish. Later in the day we caught a nice bull dolphin, but we didn't put our money in the dolphin pot. Overall we enjoyed the tournament and got some meat for the dinner table out of it. Our king finished 41st and paid our entry fee for next year. Our focus shifts to the SHARE King Mackerel Tournament next week
Brandon "Bonecrusher" Sauls and Clay Morphes slammed the flounder for the 2nd day in row with 8 flounder, the biggest being 6 lbs not to mention the nurse shark Clay jigged up.
6lbs ought to be a Rodeo Leaderboard 1st place!
Brandon and Clay Morphes spanked the flounder yesterday with 15 fish. They only kept the biggest 9. The biggest was 5 lbs.
Martha Pope posted a couple of pictures of a 38" red drum. She said the drum made her miss church. Dad started the fight and John Pope finished it. The fish was caught and released at Shallotte Point. Martha said they gave thanks for him, wished him luck and sent him on his merry way. His injury was already there. They figure it may be from a boat prop.
Picture 1 is Chris Campbell
Picture 2 is Team Beeracuda
Picture 3 is "Bay Pirate" standing in 3rd on Saturday
Picture 4 is Shane Britt of "Shock Wave"
Pictuer 5 is "Salty Daze"
Saturday was a beautiful day on the water. Kings were caught everywhere for 50 ft to 100 ft and from the Jungle to the Cabbage Patch. Bait was scattered but was catchable IF you had a good net. Had it not been for a heavy weight Capt. Brant's Pogey net we would have never bait. The kings were scattered but barricuda, jacks and sharks were ample. Now foor next weekend!!
Danny Bass of Holden Beach caught him a couple flounder last weekend and WOW! one of them weighed in at 8.8 lbs.
Blow blow blowww seminole wind...calling to you like long lost friend...The winds are eroding away at my fishing attitude. I like a challenge from time to time, but it has been one thing after another lately. Hurricane, July 4th boat traffic, and 20 knot winds out of the southwest has this Captain beating his head against the gunnel. We started off catching sharks and black sea bass this afternoon. Yeah! I said sharks and black sea bass in the backwater. We found a short flounder, but I was constantly fighting with the wind. We moved to a redfish hole and the wind blew me right off anchor way to close to the reds ruining our chances there. I had a verbal confrontation with the wind and moved to another flounder area. As luck...yes, LUCK would have it. We found ourselves in the middle of a really good flounder bite. We caught several short fish and 4 really nice keepers for the dinner table. Somehow we pulled it out in a sustained 20 knot wind. The men provided dinner, so hopefully the ladies will be happy. Thanks Chad, Will, and Keith for fishing with me and being patient with the conditions. See ya on the water!
The wind tunnel continues to make fishing difficult for anglers. We got started pretty quickly getting a keeper flounder to the boat first thing. We caught a few more short fish in our first area before moving to our next. We had several opportunities in our second spot, but could not hightlight on the bites. I think we lost a few good fish. We made our move to a redfish hole picking up a few little ones. Made another move and found some good ones. Despite the windy conditions making it tough to feel the bite we still got a few. See ya on the water!
Sliding into our first spot of the morning with the anchor rope barely getting tight we quickly got lines in the water. Andrew being the youngest onboard we got a rod in his hands first. Brandon got the second line in the water and Bruce had just got his line in the water. Andrew calls out fish on! That was awfully quick is what I was thinking to myself as I slowly eased toward the dip net. As the fish surfaced I started to panic. I was caught off guard by the size of flounder Andrew had just put the steel too. After getting ourselves under control and keeping the fish out of the motor we landed a 4.2 pound flounder to get our day started. We quickly boated three more flounder with one more keeper. We bounced around from there picking up a few more short flounder, a nice trout, and found a redfish to complete our slam. Not a bad day considering the wicked weather we've been experiencing lately. See ya on the water!