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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 08/09/04
 

This morning Capt. Bryan and myself headed out for a 1/2 day trip this morning.  We found that the spanish mackeral bite has once again heated back up at the Barges, however the barracudas are still hanging around and waiting to cut the spanish off before you get them to the boat so you have to act fast.  We finished the morning off with about a half dozen spanish and three barracudas.  Barrett called in while we were out there and said that the bait was at the Little River jetties.  He is out on a full day trip today so stay tuned for another report later this afternoon. 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"news flash" | Stori Teller | 08/09/04
 

The Stori Teller has been kind of struggling to find a bite of fish on the inshore waters.With the main concentration of fish offshore in 35 feet of  water and the brisk east winds I have not been able to reach them.we tryed to get there this morning but decided to try our luck around the little river jetties and for all you king mackeral fisherman I found a good bite of jumbo size ribbonfish there which provided alot bent rods and excitement for the anglers. 


- Capt. Stan Gurganus
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"" | Carolina Contender | 08/08/04
 

It's Fall time here on the Carolina Coast- well kind of.  This weekend we had our first real cold front of the year.  Morning time temps were in the 60's and the mullet were running the beach.  Unfortunately, the main difference between these Fall like conditions in August and the real Fall in October is that the fish just plain didn't bite at all this weekend.  Maybe its the leftovers of tropical storm Alex, maybe its the cold snap or maybe it's just the traditional August disappearing act that the fish have done in the past.  We fished a king mack tourney this weekend between the cape fear ship channel and 65ft hole and saw only one decent fish all weekend and even that fish wasn't very aggressive.  I did here a few rumblings that the Jungle may have turned on today but that's a second hand report.  I've got a full day trip tomorrow and will be heading in that direction so hopefully I'll be able to report some better news.  The pogies are back again in full force and as long as this wind stays out of the north in the mornings keep your eyes open for schools of silver mullet in the 10-14 inch range running the beach.  Though the mackerel didn't bite well for us today, we did manage to have a little fun on some grouper and flounder on light tackle before we came home.  While the mackerel are not biting its time to look for other species to target. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Kings are???" | Capt. Hook | 08/05/04
 

We fished today after chasing the elusive pogy for while. They were flipping on top like they were thick but it was one of those 3 a throw days!! They were all aound Shallotte Inlet. We fished the 27 mile area and managed a few good Jacks but no KINGS! They must have evacuated and not moved back in yet!! Tomorrow may be a little ugly but we will probably make a stab at it. Till next ????


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 08/05/04
 

Today we had a full day which gave me the opportunity to get offshore a little and hunt around.  I hate to say it, I hunted with King Mackerel in mind and didn't find anything encouraging, although we did bring a 12 pounder to the dock which is the biggest we've seen around here in a week.  The Amberjack and Barracuda were more than willing to cooperate, but something's not clicking with the Kings.  Hard to say whether its the storm or they're just doing their disappearing act-- not sure.  The big cold front coming tomorrow will again shake things up.  Not really sure what to say, but there is a King tournament this weekend out of Snead's Ferry and someone will win so hopefully I'll have a report of where the Kings are being caught.  Sorry for not a better report-- the best news is that it will be like October here this weekend with cool breezes and sunny skies-- I'm sure ready for that --


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"The funk!" | Mac Marle'n | 08/05/04
 

Today Capt Charles and I set out in search of cudas, and spanish, we did manage to find a few however it was by no means on fire.  on the bright side the pogies were just to the west of the inlet.maybe this front will change things for us.


- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"Post Alex" | Capt. Hook | 08/04/04
 

The ocean  was beautiful today but not alot of Kingfish action. Bait was at Shallotte Inlet and easy to get. We did venture offshore far enough to get in on some great "Jack Action". Back at it tomorrrow!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"hot bite" | Stori Teller | 08/04/04
 

Today was definitely a good day for the old Stori teller.We traveled offshore to 35 feet of water where we found a white hot bite of chopper bluefish,I mean these fish were absolutely chewing.every drop of either live mullet or a half ounce jig resulted in a strike.Along with our blues we did manage to pull out a few flounder with one being over 5 pounds.So get out there and go catching.


- Capt. Stan Gurganus
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 08/04/04
 

Capt. Charles and myself headed out this morning for our first day of fishing since Hurricane Alex.  We discovered slick calm seas and started the day off right by catching bait just on the west side of the inlet.  From there we pointed the bow to the Shark Hole, however came up empty.  The Atlantic Ledge area was the next stop where we found nonstop action from 30lb. amberjacks.  Two and three on at a time was the norm, and we ended up catching at least a dozen before it was time to head it back to the house.  It looks like the storm may have slowed the king mackeral fishing a bit but the action is still just as hot from the other species.  Stay tuned for tomorrow's report!


- Capt. Roger Gales
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"T.S. Alex" | Carolina Contender | 08/02/04
 

Tune into the OIFC webcam as Alex approaches and check out live weather conditions. 

We haven't fished since Saturday AM and even then we were strickened to fishing close to shore.  The good news is though the big sharks are biting behind the shrimp boats.  Brant and I made only two drifts and caught a big black nose shark, a blacktip and missed a real big black tip.  These are not your traditional slow pulling boring sharks.  They rip off a drag like a king mackerel, jump like a mahi and have the strength of a tuna.  A ton of fun to catch and best of all it happes less than a mile off the beach. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 07/30/04
 

When the wind's from the East, the fish bite the least.  Its definitely from the East and today they didn't bite too good.  We had fair luck catching Spanish Mackerel and Barracuda at nearshore artificial reefs, but they truly were'nt biting as well as they have under different weather conditions.  The seas were 2-4 feet, rougher in the AM than PM.  Hopefully we'll get all this tropical weather behind us soon.  I bet that as soon as the weather settles and winds shift back to SW, the King bite will turn on-- you watch.  Stay tuned.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 07/29/04
 

Once again Kyle and I headed out yonder, in search of the big ones. Cudas were the quary for todays adventure and the action was hot around the AR455.  Pogies were easy to catch off of holden beach just a little to the west of the pier.


- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"todays report" | Stori Teller | 07/29/04
 

Had a tough day of flounder fishing today.I tryed absolutely everything I knew how to do and went everywhere I knew to go but just could not get on a bite of fish.Although , we did manage  to get on a red hot pinfish bite to keep the kids onboard interested.One thing that I have noticed the last few days is the mullet minnows we have been using for bait have gotten really small.The solution to catching them has been to switch to a cast net with a one quarter inch mesh.This catches them while not allowing them to gill in the webbing which damages them.


- Capt. Stan Gurganus
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"REPORT FROM FELLOW AREA FISHERMAN PHILLIP SINK" | Show Time | 07/29/04
 

Hey fellas-

Just thought I would let you know that Ocean Isle boats can go up the beach and still fish pretty good.

The Magic Moment and the Confederate fished in the inaugural Treb Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish tourney this past weekend in Beaufort, along with 103 other boats. We both did pretty well and while I hate to brag, it might be something for the fishing report if you need to fill some space.

Confederate with Captains Kirby and Michael Ward placed first in the amateur billfish division (no paid staff on the boat) and second in the overall billfish division with two Sailfish releases early, and they raised one heck of a lot of billfish pulling a dredge. The rules of the tourney dictated single hook dead bait only (no skirts/witches etc) and only six rods, and this being a new style of fishing I think they did real well. Beat all of the Morehead/Beaufort/Atlantic Beach charter boats and governers cup contenders with the exception of the Run-Off with Brian Harrington, the overall billfish winner.

The Magic Moment had the first place wahoo (50.85 lbs) and the third place dolphin (16.1 lbs) in overall catagories and won the overall aggregrate meatfish award. It's a big, obnoxious trophy that mom won't let us put in the house. We were pretty happy about that too, considering we were in foreign waters and pulling split-bills and spanish. We managed to miss a couple of billfish too, no surprise there :).

The wahoo bite was pretty good (6 of them in 2 days I think, and a bunch of 20 lb plus caught in the tournament) and most all of them were on naked horse ballyhoo on a planer.

The tourney wound up clearing around 100k for the Boys and Girls Club of coastal NC, and it is truely a GREAT event for kids. About half the billfish in the tournament were caught by kids 16 and under.

Hope the pogys aren't all gone. We docked at Hunter Chadwick's house- he used to run a pretty big pogy company and he is of the opinion that the guys today are cutting too close to the bone on the fish stock. Keep up your king mac wins also- congrats on that tourny a few weeks ago! Pretty work!

Phillip Sink

- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"" | Carolina Contender | 07/28/04
 

baracuda are on fire.  i fished a few artificial reefs this afternoon in some 20+knot winds and had a great time catching 15-30lb cudas.  we used spanish mackerel and pogies for bait and watched the ocean acrabatics do their thing.  the effects of the pogy boat fishing a couple days ago is very evident.  whereas for the past few weeks the fishing was great and bait was easy to come by, now it is extremely difficult to catch.  there are still pogies around off of ocean isle, but catching them is a different story.  the pogies seem to be split up into small pods that are very finicky and are traveling fast.  you'll see one flip and then the next one will be 50 yards away.  they are acting very nervous of boat sound which i suppose is to be expected when thousands of fish are taken from the very same water only days before.  to catch bait now having a fast sinking net is paramount, but hopefully the stock will begin to recover soon and things will be back to normal.  let's just hope the fish destroyer does not come back through finish off what's left. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 07/28/04
 

Despite the morning storms Mother Nature tried to throw at us, we made it out this afternoon for a 1/2 day trip.  We caught bait about a half mile east of the Ocean Isle Pier and headed out to Christina's Ledge.  I marked plenty of bait, however was unable to produce a strike.  We then decided to move over to the 65' Hole and witnessed something pretty unusual......we encountered a barracuda who decided to eat a dead cigar minnow on the long line.  With that being the only strike there, I made a move inshore to the Barges where the spanish mackeral bite was on fire.  The only problem was that most of them were eaten by the resident cudas hanging around on top of the wreck since every spanish bite we had was almost on top of the wreck.  We'll be back at it again all day tomorrow so stay tuned for another report....


- Capt. David Hooks
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"TODAYS REPORT" | Mac Marle'n | 07/28/04
 

Kyle and I embarked on a 1/4 day Sea Bass/ Pin fish extravaganza.  The action started as soon as the first squid hit the bottom and continued untill it was time to head back to the hill.  We will be back at it tomorrow so stay tuned.


- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"changes" | Stori Teller | 07/28/04
 

The inshore fishing has changed dramatically in the past couple of weeks.The main concentration of flounder have moved offshore to the artificial reefs in 35 to 40 feet of water.The hot baits out there have been mullet minnows fished directly on the bottom on carolina rigs.If the wind gets up where I cannot get into the ocean I have been concentrating my efforts in the deeper sections of backwater creeks where you can still pick off a few scattered fish.


- Capt. Stan Gurganus
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 07/28/04
 

Fished a full day yesterday with a couple of regular customers.  We spent the morning from 9am-12pm slow trolling for Kings at the Jungle where we caught a few Kings in the 12-20 pound range as well as a nice Mahi.  We then headed offshore to 75 feet of water where we anchored up and did some Grouper fishing.  The current was running hard inshore and it made fishing a bit more difficult.  The Grouper did not want to bite very good either, but we did manage a half dozen from 10-22 pounds.  Of course the Amberjack were present as well as they provided interim excitement between Grouper bites.  Today its storming here at OIB and the boats have opted to stay in, at least for the AM.  Hopefully we'll be back in action tomorrow. 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 07/27/04
 

The Pogy boats have not found all of the pogies yet, however this morning they were harder to get.  we did manage to find a few around the OIB pier.  After catching bait Capt. Barrett and my self were off in search of Kingfish.  As soon as the first bait was in the water at the Jungle the first fish was on.  The action was steady for the next two hours or so.  The bite was by no means red hot, but there were some fish there.  I also heard of some action around the shark hole. 
                   go get em'


- Capt. Grady Gordon
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