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"Good Weekend Coming Up" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 11/08/06
 

Well, finally the weather was bad all week and now it looks like its going to be very good for this weekend- imagine that- no tournament !  Friday and Saturday are both light south winds.  We haven't had any cold weather since last weekend, so expect the Kings to be biting very good at the Christina's ledge and 65 foot hole.  I wouldn't worry about spending any time looking for Pogys as there should be lots of live Cigar Minnows to jig up or dead Cigar Minnows or Ribbonfish will be just as effective.  Good luck and tight lines...


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Fall Brawl Day 1 results" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 11/04/06
 

To say it was a difficult day of fishing today is obviously a understatement. Light winds yesterday evening awoke to 15-20's north which moved to northeast and didn't lay out until weighin was over. Right now, it is perfect; tomorrow the forecast is again for northeast 15-20. We'll see.

Only 10 fish were weighed in out of the 50 boats that chose to fish today. 102 will fish tomorrow. The 2 top fish are 24.75 caught on the Reel Pursuit and 24.30 caught on the Final Approach. To say the game is still on the table is also a understatement.

We have live pogies and live mullets here at the Fishing Center as well as hand caught ribbonfish and dead cigars. We will open tomorrow morning at 5:00am.

Best of luck to tomorrows fishermen and don't forget, tomorrow evening starting around 7:00 we will have a free oyster roast for the tourney fishermen and their families along with the awards ceremony. The off island shuttle will begin running tomorrow at 3:00. Come join us.


- Rube McMullan
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"Fall Brawl Update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 11/04/06
 

Registration is complete.  152 boats have signed up to fish the Yamaha 2006 Fall Brawl King Classic.  Thanks to all the participants for their support despite the less than perfect weather.  Winds are forecast from North at 15-20kts diminishing to 10-15kts.  Pogys are on the beach off of Oceancreast Pier and south of the LR jetties.  Kings in the 65-80 foot depth range.  Stay tuned for results this PM


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Fall Brawl Update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 11/03/06
 

Bait-- Barrett and I made an evening run yesterday for bait and ran into a huge Mullet run off Ocean Isle.  We netted up 50-60 dozen of the prettiest Kingfish Mullets you can get- 8-12 inchers PERFECT.  We have them in our tank at the OIFC and they will be for sale through the tournament- We also have awesome hand caught Ribbonfish and frozen Cigar Minnows. 
The weather looks a little better-- calling now for 15-20 in the AM going to 10-15 in the PM on both Sat and Sunday-- it will be fishable, just not Chamber of Commerce perfect.  We've got a good dinner planned tonight with all sorts of entertainment- Spot Races, Mud Minnow spitting contests and who knows what else-- come on down-


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"Fall Brawl Report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 11/02/06
 

We've been fielding a few calls inquiring if we were going to have the tourney this weekend based on the less than perfect forecast.  The answer is yes, the show will go on.   Beyond the forecast, in my professional opinion, I think the forecast is off.  The front came through Weds PM.  It is blowing light North today.  The wind will pick up this PM and it will blow strong tonight as the mass of cold air moves in and the forecast 15-20kt for Fri is likely.  However, if you look at the temperatues, Saturday is forecast to be the coldest day, and Sunday is forecast to be warmer than Saturday.  What this means is the High pressure should be closest on Saturday which indicates lighter winds and even lighter winds on Sunday as the temps warm, which to me means a southerly flow.  The current marine forecast for our area is 15-20- NE on Fri thru Sunday, seas 3-4 feet.  This is certainly not great, but fishable.  However, if you look at the marine forecast from Surf City to Cape Fear, its 10-15 on Sunday and from Little River to Santee, its 10-15 on Sunday, yet from Cape Fear to Little River its still 15-20 on Sunday.  I think that is a misprint, and I am supporting that by the rising temperatures forecast for Sunday.  Anyway, that is my hypothesis, not a "Capt. Rube" super-duper forecast, but I truly see it as reality, if not even better.  My official Fall Brawl forecast.  Saturday, winds NE 15-20 til the afternoon when they will die down to 10-15kts.  Seas at the fishing grounds of 3-5 ft in the AM and 2-4 in the PM.  Sunday AM the wind will blow 10-15 and seas 3-4' but by noon it will begin to lay quickly and be less than 3 feet by 1pm.  As I said, the show will go on and hopefully you'll be able to make it.
The Kings continue to bite strong in the 60-70 foot depth range.  Look for the Horseshoe, Shark Hole, and Jungle to be hot spots.
As for bait, the Pogys are scattered on the beach and will be very hard to get for the weekend.  I'd recommend stocking up on #6 jig rigs and being ready to jig live Cigar Minnows.  Also, take some dead bait- Cigar Minnows and Ribbonfish ** We have a new load of hand caught Ribbonfish available- they are pretty*** 
See you Friday PM at the Capt. Meeting-  Capt. Brant


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"Weather forecast improving; Fall Brawl is ON!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 11/02/06
 

Obviously we have been closely watching the weather for this weekend and as we look at more and more weather forecasting models, we are convinced the forecast will be getting better rather than getting worse.

A north wind is definitely fishable with 15-20 but every forecast is now calling for 10-15 except for the Cape Fear to Little River forecast. Haven't figured out that one yet, but I guess if you fish north of the Cape Fear or south of Little River, you've got 10 kt winds with 2-3 foot seas. Actually I think they just haven't updated the CF to LR forecast because obviously that doesn't make any sense. Another factor is the winds will actually be less once you get away from the land cooling effect therefore the waters of the Jungle/Shark Hole/90/90ect will be better than right on the beach.

Therefore GAME ON! Everything is on as planned. Please join us at the Capt meeting Friday and lets get it on!


- Rube McMullan
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"Fall Brawl weather/fish update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 11/01/06
 

Brant's out of town today so I am sneaking back onto the weather scene in his absence. My view of the weekend weather is quite a bit different that the report he put out. Here's what I see:

The cold front comes thru Thursday with strong north winds Thursday and Friday. Saturday things get much better and the marine forecast is calling for 10 kts winds and 2-3 foot seas increasing Sunday to 15kts. Interestingly there will be more wind close to shore due to the "cold air advection" on the east side of the high pressure system. This is the effect of the sudden change in air over land[which cools rapidly], interacting with the cold air mass associated with the front. Over the water, [away from land approximately 5 miles], in that the water does not cool down as rapidly as land, the "advection" issue is less pronounced. What this means is the wind and sea conditions at the 90/90, Jungle/65 Foot Hole/Shark Hole will be perfect; and interestingly enough, this is exactly where the fish are at.

As time has passed from last weekends blow, the water is clearing up, the bait pods are regrouping, and the hot King bite is returning in the same places it was before the blow. Bottom line; the tourney will be won at one of the spots mentioned above, all of which are either in sight of land or just a couple miles beyond. A north wind is a friendly wind, seas will thus not build up like they do on a south wind. The answer is everything is coming together for an all out King Mac attack with the winning fish coming from a easy to determine location. So come on and join us for all the fun and festivities at the Fall Brawl. Don't miss the Capt's meeting as I assure you it will be a really big show!


- Rube McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/31/06
 

Weather Plays Havoc on Weekend?s Fishing

 

 

As most fishermen who fish tournaments will atest, the slightest mention of the word ?tournament? typically brings out the worst in the weather.  Take for instance this past week.  As many of you through my reports, I was prepping to host the annual Fall Brawl King Classic out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.  The weather all week was perfect and the fish were jumping in the boat.  But as the weekend neared, the front that was supposed to pass on Thursday slowed and didn?t make it to the area until late Friday.  And it was not just any weather front.  It brought the darndest rain storm followed by a near named storm wind event.  Thus, on Friday morning, I made the call to postpone the tournament until the following weekend, Nov. 3-5.  In speaking with many fishermen, most were relieved, and most admitted they had planned not to attend due to the bad weather, but thought they would with the new dates.  Now take this week?s weather.  On Monday, one day after the tournament was originally scheduled, it was the prettiest day you have ever seen.  Tuesday and Wednesday the same, but then here comes a cold front for Thursday and the weekend.  Fortunately, this front is supposed to pass early Thursday with its worst winds dieing down by Saturday.  There is not a lot of rain forecast with this front either, but there will be some wind, thus apparently robbing tournament participants and weekend warriors of the perfect fishing weather we?ve been having all week.  Albeit the winds and seas are supposed to be up in the 3-4 foot range, it will certainly not be unfishable and the Fall Brawl will go on.  We?ll be continuing with our normal schedule of Capt. meeting and entertainment on Friday evening from 6-8pm with a change in the fishing schedule times to lines in at 6am and weigh-in line closing at 4pm.  This is one hour earlier than was scheduled last week, which is of course due to setting the clocks back.  If you would like to come watch the weigh-in, you should visit the tournament site on Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 4pm.  Finally, on Sunday evening at 7pm we?ll be having the awards ceremony and the first annual Vienna Sausage eating contest.  As a reminder, if you plan to participate or come as a spectator, there will be a shuttle service running from an off-island parking lot located at the base of the Ocean Isle Beach bridge on the mainland side.  The shuttle is free and you will need to ride it to get to the event as there is no available on-site parking. 

As for the fishing, it was awesome before last weekend?s horrible weather, and it recovered quickly this week to continue strong.  The Kings are very plentiful in the 60-75 foot depth range and are mixed in size from 10-30+ pounds.  We?ve been catching them on live and dead bait, but without a question, they are preferential to Cigar Minnows right now.  As such, the use of a Sabiki rig is paramount in fishing right now as it will allow you to jig up these live Cigar Minnows and turn them into a bite from a hungry King.  I recommend the R&R or Hayabusa brand and size 4 or 6 is best for catching the often finicky Cigar Minnows and scaled Sardines.  Also, when rigging these small and delicate live baits, it is recommended to use #6 trebles and instead of hooking the stinger treble into the bait, it should be left to hang.  This approach will allow the bait to swim better and be more active as they are small and very delicate.  Also, you can take a standard rig with two #4 trebles and put a live Cigar Minnow on each hook for a good double bait presentation.  This weekend, you can count on the Shark Hole, 65 foot hole and Jungle to produce Kings.  In other fishing, the offshore waters are also holding a variety of gamefish for those looking for a mixed bag.  On Monday, Capt. Roger Gales and first mate Chris Burrows of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center guided a group from the Silvercoast Winery aboard the ?MacMarle?n? for a full day of fishing.  Since the seas were so calm, Capt. Roger decided to head out some 30-35 miles to explore some new turf.  He anchored up on some structure and began an assault on Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack and even a very lost Dolphin.  Offshore even further in the Gulf Stream, the Wahoo are continuing to show, although they can be scattered and some times elusive.  During this time of year I typically find that you either find them and absolutely wear them out or you don?t and spend the day working hard for just a few bites.  I guess that goes under the risk equals reward category. 

All in all, fishing continues excellent from our area for a variety of species.  Some fishermen pack up their gear and store it for the Winter in November.  I?d consider that a major mistake as there?s still a solid month of great fishing to come.  I hope to see you at the Fall Brawl this weekend.  For information visit www.oifishingcenter.com or call (910) 575-FISH.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n- 32' | 10/30/06
 

Capt. Roger and first mate Chris made a full day trip today.  They decided to head out and fish the 30 mile range where they found a good mix of King, Dolphin, Amberjack and Grouper.  The Dolphin were a real surprise.  The Amberjack at center was a whopping 65 pounds.  pictured:  Danny Everhart, Dana Keeler, Albert Gomes and Sam Thorpe- all employees of the Silvercoast Winery

On a Fall Brawl note-- tourney is set for this weekend.  There is forecast to be a cold front pass on Thursday PM which will bring 15-20kt north winds for Fri and Sat- per the forecast.  Sunday should begin to moderate, hopefully to make for a great day, but we'll keep an eye on it.  *** Rule change ** due to daylight savings time, fishing time will be from 6am to 4pm-- all boats must be in weigh-in line by 4pm.


- Capt. Roger Gales
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"Fall Brawl Weather Forecast" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/28/06
 

Ok, so Brant fired me as his offical tournament weather forecaster; BUT, just for the record, I forecast the front would clear our area by daybreak. It did. I forecast the wind Saturday morning would begin to move to the west and northwest, which it is doing at this moment. I forecast Sunday would be fishable with 10-15 northwest winds going to north. I bet I'm right on that one too. What I didn't connect on and what Brant did see with his years of experince of being on the water daily, is that the strong southwest wind would make a mess out of the water and stir it up so you would have to be several miles offshore just to have hope of netting a pogy. There is still a strong southwest swell coming in and I expect the inlet is dangerous on a outgoing tide and will be that way until the winds come around to the northwest and knock the swell down. So, bottom line, trust your Captain. Brant made the right call, next weekend looks much better, and with all the rain Friday evening, the anticipated "conflict" between a certain North Carolina King fisherman and a certain South Carolina King fisherman would have turned into a messy mud slinging event. Everything is rescheduled for next week so don't miss the Capt's meeting.

 We will be back on the water early next week so stay tuned and we will key you in on where the fish and bait are at. Hopefully the kings will stay in the 60 foot water as thick as they were before the blow.


- Rube McMullan
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"FALL BRAWL RESCHEDULED- NEXT WEEKEND- Nov 3-5" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/27/06
 

Despite my best efforts at trying to "cheerlead" a perfect weather forecast, I have failed. Due to a deteriating forcast for Sunday, we are rescheduling the FALL BRAWL until next weekend. Same schedule, all the same events, and you can register up till the Capt's meeting next Friday- November 3.

The Coast Guard requested we reschedule, the Town of Ocean Isle agreed to the request, and our own experience on knowing the effects on the seas [and the fish] after a blow like this, led us to conclude this is the best plan.  Please join us next weekend at the FALL BRAWL.

On the fish scene, we fished yesterday and I can assure you the fish are absolutley thick in 60 feet. As fast as you can put a bait in the water, they are chewing like bulldogs. Stay tuned as we fish next week and we will keep you informed.

Thanks for your understanding on the Fall Brawl reschedule and remember, the schedule will be exactly as is, just moved forward one week and you can register up until the Capt's meeting November 3.


- Rube McMullan
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"Fall Brawl Update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/26/06
 

Mr. NOAA at the weather forecast has a pretty doom and gloom opinion of the weather for Friday and especially Saturday.  What can you say?  It's a tournament and typical.  As relates to King Mackerel fishing, the report you want to watch is the Nearshore forecast as the offshore is irrelevant and goes over 100 miles offshore.  Apparently the front that is to pass is slowing as it is now forecast to pass the area on Saturday.  The forecast is for very strong SW winds in front of the front, with some heavy gusts that are likely associated with a squall line.  It is not a pretty picture.  However, our glimmer of hope comes in Sunday's forecast, which is calling for NW winds at 10kts and seas at 3 feet.  The front will apparently pass on Sat and then all will go quiet and peaceful in the world again. 
And such is the reason why we have gone to the 1 out of 2 day fishing format, pick your day.  Per the good forecast for Sunday, the show is going on as Sunday is certainly a fishing day option.  It isn't the perfect picture we had hoped for, but it is forecast to be fine weather for fishing Sunday PM and Oyster eating Sunday PM.  So, that is the state of the union.  Stand by for more.-- Capt. Brant


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"Latest update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/25/06
 

Good reports of King action today at Christina. We will be on the water tomorrow so stand by for update.

On weather, the marine forcast showing high winds Saturday morning then laying out. What they are refering to is the frontal line that will pass thru in a squall line. It should clear our area before daylight but remember, you have choice of fishing Saturday or Sunday and if you choose Saturday and get up Saturday morning and want to change you mind and fish Sunday you can do so by calling the OIFC[575FISH] by 5:00am.

We have plenty of super size pogies here at OIFC.


- Rube McMullan
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"Weather forecast coming together for Fall Brawl" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/25/06
 

I acknowledge on occasion my weather forecast have had a few "flaws" but remember, when you start putting out a forecast 10 days in advance, the error factor can be large. Not in this case, as it appears the weather is coming together just as I forecasted a week ago. Yes it is going to be rainy and windy on Friday; BUT Saturday looks good and Sunday looks even better[you have a choice to fish either Saturday or Sunday]. The front comes thru Friday evening and the wind Saturday morning will be west going to northwest about 10 kts from the 90/90 on in to the beach. The Jungle will be 15kts, still not bad as a west wind is not a bad wind and the sea conditions will be 2-3 feet. Sunday the wind will have moved to the northwest and heading toward the north. The land effect will lay the seas out flat and by afternoon the wind will have layed out as well.

So, bottom line, let it rain and blow Friday so it can be perfect for the weekend fishing.

On the fishing scene, just as I forcast the spots have attacked along with the mullets. Bluefish are at the inlets. Barrett reports big schools of pogies [flipping still] off the big hill at Long Beach. I beleive all this bait fish will lead to an all out bite at Lighthouse Rocks, 90/90, or Myrtle Beach Rocks. Nobody has fished this week so don't have any direct reports.

We will have live pogies and hand caught ribbonfish here at the OIFC. Come join the fun. 


- Rube McMullan
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"Fall Brawl latest update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/24/06
 

Continuing to study the weather; guess work started to turn into fact. Here's what I see: Cold front passing thru today, winds lay tomorrow[we're fishing tomorrow so stand by for report]; a new front will approach on Friday and southwest winds will blow in front of the front. It will come through Friday evening and Saturday winds will go to west. Here's where I differ from the so called weather experts. Looking at the pressure gradient graph, I believe Saturday winds in our near shore waters will be 10kts. There 15kt forcast is out to 20 miles, and in our part of the world, a west wind is partially shielded by land thus we can expect lighter winds from the 65 foot hole back to shore.Additionally, the wind direction will be moving to the northwest from the west and the further it moves to the northwest, the more land shelter we pick up. Bottom line, Saturday is definitely fishable and probably will turn out to be nice. Sunday, it gets even better as the wind will definitley have moved to the northwest and will be moving further to the north. It will start out in the 10kt range however will lay as the day progress. Again, the land effect will make it flat from the beach out to the 90/90.

On the bait question, pogies are getting smart this time of year and are difficult to catch unless you have fast sinking net[like ours here at OIFC]. We will try to catch a bunch and will have them here at the OIFC. We also will try to catch live cigars. Additionally we have a shipment coming in Friday morning of hook and line caught, pristine ribbonfish as well as dead cigar minnows.

Remember to not miss the Captain's meeting as we have a confirmation there will be a "no holds barred grudge match" between a North Carolina King fisherman and a South Carolina King fisherman who intend to settle amoung themselves which state has the best King fishermen. Come early and get your ring side seat!!

Also, please everyone remember to ride the off island free shuttle. There is no parking here at OIFC or on the island. The shuttle is free, no hassel, no parking tickets, plus you can win rods/reels in raffle drawing limited to shuttle riders. Thanks for your co-operation and we look forward to seeing you at the FALL BRAWL KING MACKEREL CLASSIC!!!


- Rube McMullan
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"Fall Brawl weather update/fishing report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/23/06
 

Looking into my meterological crystal ball, the picture is getting clearer, and better by the minute. Here's what it looks like will happen:
A strong high pressure system is moving thru our area today. The cool air with the system will finally cool down the water [currently in the 70's] so that the spots and mullets will run the beach. The Kings, which are thick at the Jungle/65 foot hole/cucumber/ect will move back to the beach to feed on the spots and mullets as well as the blue fish which are thick at Shallotte Inlet. This opens up the opportunity for a repeat of last years Shallotte Inlet Fall Brawl HOT BITE!

As to the weather, the cold front comes thru early in the week, it stalls, turns into a warm front, moves backwards across us Thursday bringing showers with it as a new cold front passes Friday/Saturday. It is not a very strong front so winds will not be bad as they go from west Saturday to north on Sunday. Bottom line, anywhere from Shalltte Inlet to the Jungle/Cucumber will be wide open and happening.

The tourney will be a great entertainment event, excellent food[Betty's Downtown Shallotte Seafood Grille will be serving freah grouper and shrimp creole with a oyster roast at the awards ceremony featuring Shallotte River oysters], The Spotscar Racing Network will be putting on our annual spot races, a new event will be Capt Brian's vienna eating contest. And, it is rumored there may be a "confrontation" between a SC fishermen and a NC fisheremen at the Capt's meeting, so be sure to be here early to get you a front row "ring side" seat in this potential "smack down" as they try to decide who has the best King fishermen, North Carolina or South Carolina.

We invite everyone to come join us in this great fall tradition.


- Rube McMullan
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"Fall Brawl weather report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/21/06
 

Here is the official unofficial Fall Brawl weather report....PERFECT!!! Scientifically speaking from a meteorlogical perspective, here is what the long range crystal ball shows:

A strong high pressure system will move thru our area early in the week bringing north winds and high pressure. Following that point, there are no major weather systems coming. The winds will gradually move to the south/southeast/southwest, clouds will move in, and there will be a chance of scattered showers. With the absense of any major systems, the winds should be lite and as is typical under stable weather, the fish should go crazy on a feeding freenzy. The water temperature is still in the 70's, very warm for this time of the year. What may happen with the early week cold front, it may cool the water down enough to get the spots and mullets moving which will lead to a repeat of last year's super hot bite at Shallotte Inlet. If you remember last years Fall Brawl, 9 of the top 10 fish were caught at Shallotte Inlet.

Stay tuned as we refine the forcast as the tourney approaches and we get a read on exactly where the fish are at.


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"Stream Report" | Show Time- 34' | 10/20/06
 

Fished the Stream yesterday with a group from Fayetteville.  The weather was absolutely perfect as we made good time and had lines in at the 100/400 by 8:30am.  By 9:00am we had a 35 pound Wahoo in the boat and at 10:30 we got ravaged by a Sailfish that ate four baits but eluded every hook.  I had figured we might see a Sail so I was prepared (or thought I was), but the Sail never came onto my pitch bait and instead batted all my Wahoo lures around and stole me blind.  There is an art to catching Sails and Whites consistently-- occassionaly you get the comacazee who hooks up on the bite, but all those times you get a knock down and the bait is still there- you can figure a good many of those were Sails or Whites.  Anyway, that was the good part because the rest of the day we saw nothing at all.  At 2pm we ran inshore to the Shark Hole.  We stopped a few miles offshore on a pod of Cigar Minnows and put a couple dozen in the well.  When lines went back out this time the action was on as we quickly boated a half dozen Kings to finish off the day on a postive note and get home by 6pm.  The water we fished at the 100/400 and Black Jack was green and 83 degrees and there was no bait. 
Also, to confirm the hot King and Grouper bite, Capt. Lyndon fished the It Works at the Shark Hole and surrounding areas and had a great catch of Kings and Grouper.  We're land locked today from wind but will be back on the water on Saturday.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"hot bite" | Show Time- 34' | 10/19/06
 

just got an up-to-the minute update. capt lydon called and said he was getting hammered at the sharkhole.  at last count he had half a dozen grouper and about the same number of kings.  hot and heavy action continues on the southern north carolina coast.  it's time to go fishin'!  see 'ya soon.

capt. rog        


- Capt. Roger Gales
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"Wishing You Well" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/18/06
 

A fellow fishermen needs to be kept in our thoughts.  Brandon Matthews of Southport had a serious accident and his physical health is not good.  Many of you may know Brandon as he and partner "Fish Whistle" Wally know their way around a fishing boat.  Good luck to Brandon in his recovery and please keep him in your thoughts.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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