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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 07/18/04
 

For the past week the fishing here at Ocean Isle has been almost as hot as the weather.  On our 1/4 and 1/2 day trips, we have been loading up on spanish mackeral as well as small (18-22 inch) king mackeral which are mixed in with the spanish.  On these trips we have also been doing very well catching 20-35lb barracudas that are hanging around all of the artificial reefs, however the 7 mile, 10 mile, and Barges have been the consistant hot spots for all of these fish.  On the longer, 3/4 or full day trips we have been doing very well catching king mackeral, amberjacks, mahi mahi, and even still a stray cobia or two.  In the first part of the week we caught the kings out at the Jungle but as the week wore on we started picking up a few at spots such as the Christina's Ledge, 65 foot hole, and 70 foot hole.  The pogies have been pretty scattered out this week but for the most part have been either just on the west side of Shallotte Inlet or near the Ocean Isle Pier.  Everything looks great for the upcoming week so come on down and help us catch some of these fish!


- Capt. Roger Gales
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 07/15/04
 

No question the King Mackerel bite has dramatically slowed down.  I think the hot bite last week revolved around the the spawning, but now the fish are taking a rest as we are having to work very hard to catch a few Kings in the 8-15 pound range.  Pogys have become more plentiful around Shallotte Inlet as well as lots of Cigar Minnows are available to jig over hardbottom, reefs and ledges from 50-70 feet.  The Kings were are finding are at the Jungle, Shark Hole, 90/90 and 18 mile rocks.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"todays report" | Mac Marle'n | 07/14/04
 

This afternoon Kyle Hughes and my self went in search of the big ones.  And some big ones we did find.  After catching two nice cudas and some spanish, we latched on to a monster, after an hour fight, a massive amberjack was loaded into the boat to round off the day.  The sea look like they will subside for the weekend making it a perfect weekend for you to go get em.


- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"Weekend's Fishing School Report" | Carolina Contender | 07/12/04
 

This past weekend's fishing school was another great success as the four students learned how to tie rigs, throw cast nets and most fun of all, catch big King Mackerel-- and win $$$ doing it.  I've started running my school in concert with fishing tournaments to add more excitement to the fishing day.  After all the students had successfully netted live bait we headed offshore 12 miles where we caught a few small fish before making a move.  We found the Kings in a big way and caught and released some 10-15 Kings in the 20-28 pound range before landing a 31.5 pounder that would win us 10th place in the East Coast Got'em On King Classic held out of Carolina Beach.  The students had a blast as they did all the work and as I said, finished 10th out of a 240 boat field-- Oh yeah, and we caught and released a Sailfish in the middle of all that.  It was a great day of fishing and fun was had by all as well as good learning.  Next class is July 23-24 and there are open spots-- call Capt. Brant at (910) 575-3474 xt 3 to reserve a spot.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 07/12/04
 

WOW!  The best King Mackerel bite have seen in years-- no secret-- the Jungle is on fire!!!  We had dozens of fish in a few short hours with the average fish at 18-22 pounds, several in the mid to upper 20's, a 30's and a 40 pounder.  These fish are not messing around-- reel smokers.  We've been catching the Kings on live Pogys which have been off Holden and Long Beach.  The bite has been best in the AM but we've caught fish throughout the day-- truly a remarkable bite-- I've got some pics from the past few days- come on down and enjoy the bite.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Catching Up" | Capt. Hook | 07/11/04
 

Well it has been a while since I have updated the report and I apologize. Busy, Busy, Busy!!! Captain Stacy, Sumo, and I have been holding down the Capt’n Hook and doing very well. The Kings have been fairly consistent along with the Jacks and an occasional Cobia and Cuda. We were chartered for the Jolly Mon King Tourney by the Stamey family and threw a slab of 31lbs on the dock to finish in 22nd place. This past weekend we did not do quite as well. We pulled to Georgetown and fished the tideline with a hero or zero attitude and ended up with a zero. That’s how it goes I often tell people---“Just as I have experienced the thrill of victory, so have I endured the agony of defeat.” The victory is much sweeter, and remember you can’t win it if your not in it!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Gulf Stream?" | Carolina Contender | 07/09/04
 

Sounds like the Gulf Stream may be turning back on.  Last weekend the Carolina Lady had a big catch of dolphin and wahoo near the 100/400.  The latest report comes from OIFC pro staff member Jeff Griffin on the Traveler- yesterday he too fished the 100/400 and had a big catch of dolphin including several topping the 30+lb mark.  It might not yet be time to put the big gear in the back of the closet.  This could be the run of big dolphin we waited for in June that never came.  We possibly may be headed to the blue water Sunday- so stay tuned. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 07/07/04
 

The Cobia are making another show as we've brought several to the dock from 20-45 pounds in the last week.  The Kings are still biting strong with most in the 12-15 pound range with the occasional 20+ pounder.  Pogys are hard to come by but today we caught bait off Cherry Grove.  Hotspots include the 90/90, 410/510 and Jungle -- FISHING IS HOTT!


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"JOLLY MON RECAP" | Carolina Contender | 07/05/04
 

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Thursday, July 1st--
We registered 29 boats and 75 Jr. anglers for the Jr. Jolly Mon King Classic
Friday, July 2nd--
WOW!  What a turn out for the Jolly Mon. Despite the torrential rains, we registered 337 boats for the 2004 Jolly Mon King Classic-- A NEW RECORD!  The Jr.'s had a good day on the water with a lot of Kings being caught-results: 1st King- Alan Barnes(14)-32.6, 1st Dolphin- Garrett Hays(11)-11.5, 1st Sea Bass- Zach Illing(13)- 1.70, 1st Grunt- Zach Illing (13)- 1.90-- Great job to all the participants of the Jr. Jolly Mon--- Then we had the Pogy Bobbing Contest and 8 year old Alexis Pugh dominated with a new record 4 second Pogy bob to outscore all the boys and take home the $100 1st place prize.
CAST NET CONTEST FINALISTS- Jr. division- Kyle Kusche, Montana Housand, Hunter Starnes & Zack Shackleton--- Adult Division-Brian Sealy, Mike Lundy, Kyle Hughes----
Senior division-James Demyan, Doug Rochelle, Scott Hewitt & Barry Kirkman--the cast net contest finals will be held Saturday at 8pm.  Thanks to all that have joined the event and stay tuned for the final results
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Saturday, July 3rd
It looks like Mother Nature will cooperate today as the skies have cleared and the winds are calm.  I'm predicting big catches today.--- And I was right!-- We had the most impressive leaderboard in the history of the tournament with 4 fish over 40 pounds and 28 pounds was 31st place.  Talkin' Trash won with a 46 pounder caught at the 30/30 while Saltwater Insanity finished 2nd with a 43 pounder taken from Masonboro inlet.  3rd place was caught by the Intimidator at the Jungle.  The majority of the placing fish came from the 30/30, Jungle and Georgetown tideline areas- **** Alan Barnes-age 14- won the $10,000 Magic-Tilt Jr. Angler scholarship drawing **** All Jr.'s who weigh fish are eligible.  This year we had 19 Jr's to weigh and make it to the awards.  The 19 Jr's from 19 envelopes and only 3 will proceed to the final round.  Alan was one of the 3 who then pulled 1 envelope from a stack of 100- with 1 envelope containing the $10,000 scholarship-- ALAN WON !!!!!
1st place POGY BOBBING-
Alexis Pugh (8) with a new record 4 second bob to blow away the boys and the adults
Cast Net Contest winners-
Jr division- Austin Heine, Adult division- Brian Sealy, Senior division- Doug Rochelle

The tournament was a huge success and a special thanks to the 340 boat entries and all the tournament sponsors-- don't miss the Fall Brawl this Fall


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"" | Carolina Contender | 07/05/04
 

The Jolly Mon is complete! A whirlwind weekend.  King fishing was unbelievable- maybe the strongest leader board in the history of southeastern NC kingfish tournaments.  We are back on the water this week every day so we'll try to keep you posted on the fishing and conditions we see.  Live bait fishing is still as good as it gets for numerous types of species including kingfish, cobia, mahi, jacks, and barracuda, and I heard a report from the Carolina Lady team that the gulf stream action was hot for gaffer mahi and big wahoo this past Saturday offshore of the 100/400.  Once the chaos and confusion tempers a bit around here we will give a more detailed Jolly Mon report.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"still sizzling" | Carolina Contender | 07/01/04
 

The kingfish bite is still red hot.  Bait was just south of Little River inlet this morning.  I fished near the Jungle most all day and had steady action on 15-20lb kings all day and had a few that were nearing 30.  I saw several other boats at the Jungle catch 30+ lb kingfish.  If the conditions remain the same the Jolly Mon leaderboard will be stacked with monster kingfish.  In addition to the kings we also managed a couple of mahi and one small cobia.  Live bait fishing is as good as it gets right now. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Tourney Parking" | Carolina Contender | 07/01/04
 

Just another reminder; please do not attempt to park here at tourney site. There is no parking available and don't take chance of getting parking ticket from Wildlife. We have plenty of parking before you cross the bridge and 3 free shuttles that will be running continously starting friday afternoon. Look for signs before you cross the bridge. They'll deliver you to our front door; no hassel trying to find a parking space that won't exist, no ticketing problems. Your co-operation is appreciated.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Sunset Bridge" | Carolina Contender | 07/01/04
 

Sunset Bridge operator reports he expects to have to shut down bridge around 1:00pm due to low tide and expects to reopen shortly after 4:00pm. Don't get caught at bridge trying to make weighin!


- Capt. Rube
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"JOLLY MON KING BITE IS HOT" | Mac Marle'n | 07/01/04
 

The fishing is going off just in time for the weekend's tournament.  The weather forecast is perfect and all is on go.  The Pogys are plentiful from Southport to Myrtle Beach and the Kings are biting from right on the beach out to the Jungle-- hotspots include the Jungle, 65 foot hole, 18 mi rocks, Georgetown tideline...  if things hold like they are now, the leaderboard will be stacked with nice fish-- don't miss this tournament-- too much fun and too good of fishing.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Kingfish!" | Carolina Contender | 06/30/04
 

Great day of king mackerel fishing off Ocean Isle today.  Each of the charter boats out of the Fishing Center saw good action on live bait at any of the normal kingfish holes in 55 to 65ft of water.  There were several upper 20's, low 30's and even a 40lber caught today by Capt. Grady on the Carolina Contender.  The kings are here and with this stable weather we are experiencing and expecting to continue the fishing should remain great. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Jolly Mon Parking" | Carolina Contender | 06/30/04
 

Jolly Mon fishermen and spectators:

PLEASE PLEASE use the free shuttle we will be running Friday and Saturday for the tourney. There is no parking available on the island but there will be plenty available at our off island parking lot. Look for the signs on Causeway Drive before you cross the bridge. Free, no hassel, no parking tickets. Thanks for your co-operation.


- Capt. Rube
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"King's Biting" | Mac Marle'n | 06/29/04
 

It's like flipping a light switch- something has happened and the Kings have suddenly showed up.  There are good numbers of fish in the 8-12 pound range with quite a few that will push beyond the 20 pound mark.  Hot spots include the Jungle, 65' hole, Shark Hole, 18 mile rocks....-- 65' of water seems to be the key right now-- HOWEVER, there are a few loner monsters hanging outside the inlet mouths as a 42 pounder was taken outside Shallotte Inlet last week-- so big boat or small, the Jolly Mon is wide open to win--


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"" | Carolina Contender | 06/28/04
 

Well it's Jolly Mon time again and right on cue the kingfish have arrived in force.  All last week the kingfishing was on the upswing with better catches almost every day.  Also mixed in with the kings were mahi, barracuda, big monster amberjacks, and still cobia were biting well.  The king fishing was improving but still wasn't great until Friday.  On Friday the water was on fire.  Brant and I fished the Wilmington tourney around the Jungle area and blistered the 15-20lb kings all day long.  Saturday was much rougher with 20+ knot winds but we still managed to make it out to the 65ft. hole where we found the same type action as the day before.  The pogies have continued to move around a lot but can be found almost everyday between Long Beach and Little River.  It's a good time to be fishing down here.  Now if the weather will just hold off for a few days so we can take advantage of all the action. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Jolly Mon Update" | Show Time | 06/28/04
 

Just wanted to let all you Jolly Mon fishermen out there know that the King Mackerel fishing has picked up 100%.  We had good catches at the Jungle and 65' hole over the weekend.  The forecast looks good and the fish are biting- see you here.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Weekend's Fishing School Report" | Carolina Contender | 06/28/04
 

This past weekend Capt. Brant held his second live bait fishing school from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.  The concept of the class was to offer fishermen looking to learn and hone their live baiting skills the opportunity to receive one on one attention from Capt. Brant and his crew of professional captains.  The classes are kept small with only four students to insure ample time is available to all students.  Friday evening the students met with Capt. Brant and staff at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center where they learned rig tying, knot tying, cast net throwing and general live bait fishing skills.  The evening class ran for about two hours after which the group departed and prepared to fish all day on Saturday aboard the “Carolina Contender” with Capt. Brant.  The good news was that the students picked up their on-land skills very quickly.  The bad news was that Saturday’s 20-25 kt Southwest winds would make applying those skills very difficult.

Capt. Brant said you can’t catch’em if you don’t go, so the students loaded up and off they went to defy the elements, practice their new found skills and extend their knowledge to actually catching and boating fish.  The hard southwest winds and seas in the 4-8 foot range made things very difficult.  The crew ran out of the Little River jetties and toward Myrtle Beach where they successfully located and cast netted live Pogys for the day of fishing.  Every student got to throw the net and every student caught Pogys before heading off to the next skill.  After bait was secured, Capt. Brant steered the boat offshore some 20 miles to the 65 foot hole.  It was apparent that slow trolling would be impossible in the large seas, so Capt. Brant threw the anchor and broke out the chum as the students learned the art of live bait fishing from anchor.  Baits were set out under balloons as well as free lined, and within minutes the first King Mackerel was hooked up.  It was a long day enduring the seas, but catching fish while being anchored made it more tolerable to all the students as well as the Captain.  In all, the class caught some 10 Kings from 12-22 pounds, and they did it all on their own.  Capt. Brant concluded the class with a final demonstration on cleaning King Mackerel as well as a note that if you can catch fish in bad conditions, you can catch fish under any conditions.  The students were tired and worn, but they went home with the confidence that they could handle most anything Mother Nature threw at them and still have success fishing.

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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