STORE HOURS

Monday-Wednesday 8am-5pm

Thursday 7am-7pm

Friday-Saturday 7am-9:30pm

Sunday 7am-7pm

Capt. Brant's Fishing Report


 

 

 

 
-
Search Fishing Reports:
Current Year All Years

Start Over

Watch the OIFC Crew in action.
Logo
Ocean Isle Beach Accommodations
Need Accommodations?

Fall Brawl 2016 Real Time Rankings

Last Updated - 10/15/2017 06:07:26 PM

START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

Page 34 of 52

prev31 32 33 34 35 36next ›
"More Pogy info" | Carolina Contender | 07/27/04
 

Forgot to provide contact info for our State Representative Bonner Stiller:
bonners@ncleg.net

Also might be good idea to also communicate with his opponent in upcoming election, David Redwine. He held this seat until defeated by Bonner is last election but is going to run against him this year. When David was in office he agressively attacked this issue, introduced a bill, but never made it out of committee. edredwine@atmc.net

For both candidates [and other legislaturors around State] the way things get done is by these people hearing loud and clear how their voter base feels.In this example the pogy's belong to all the citizens of NC and for one commercial venture to be able to wipe out the total supply seems unfair.Their response is we will be putting their employees out of work. That's argueable but a bigger issue may be to place a economic value on the pogy and I bet if the $$'s spent by sportfishermen were added up it would be far greater economic benefit to the State of NC than the pennies/pound that is paid for the pogys. 


- Capt. Rube
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Pogy Boats back" | Carolina Contender | 07/27/04
 

Captain Barrett reported yesterday the return of the commercial pogy boats to our waters. I called Beauford Fisheries [Wyndell Hunnings] and reminded him he had told me last year they were trying to stay out of our waters with their netting. He responded that coming to our waters was a last choice option as they were well aware of the "stink" that would develop of their return to our area. He said there are no pogies anywhere else on our coast now and that's why they're here. I asked him how long they would stay and he said as soon as they show up elsewhere they would leave. [Intrepretation]...They'll leave when they've caught all the fish.

I wonder if there is a connection with the extroadianry King Mackerel/Cobia fishing we have had this year with the fact they didn't net our waters last year? Now that they're back what will impact to our fishery be? We all know the answers to the question and we all know the solution. It's politics and what we must do is attack our elected representatives to solve the problem.What's required is 2 things. [1] We have to get our representative has to introduce legislation to ban boats off our beaches.[2] Our representative has to have the political power to get it passed.

These are issues that the OIFC Captains Club will be working on with our current representatives and candidates for the fall elections. Stay tuned to our page [political issues] and as events occur we will keep you updated. In the meantime the more you fishermen can bombard our representaives and candidates the more power we can build. 


- Capt. Rube
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Show Time | 07/26/04
 


 Hello  Fishermen;

Today, Kyle and I fished the 18 mile rock with little action.
There was a slow but steady bite of king and spanish mackeral around the sharkhole area.  Bait was located just west of Shallotte inlet this morning.  Maybe things are looking up and the fish will begin to bite more aggressivly again.  Just be patient.


- Capt. Roger Gales
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Carolina Contender | 07/26/04
 

Gathered plenty of large pogies this morning just outside of Shallotte inlet to the west.  However this might not be the case for the next few days or longer because of the arrival of the commercial pogy boat.  The commercial pogy boats from up north come south this time of year and take thousands of pounds of pogy from our waters which are then used in fertilizers and other products.  They use a large mother ship as the holding tank and then two smaller net boats that run a circle seine net around entire schools of pogies.  The only rules they must play by around here is that they stay at least 500 feet away from shore.  Not sure what kind of damage was done today, but I'm sure we will see the effects of it for days to come.  On a brighter note I had a fairly decent morning trip on the kings today.  Though we did not load the boat with them, we had an opportunity at 6 or 7 15-20lb kings at the Shark hole in a couple hours of fishing.  On our way in we stopped and caught a few monster barracuda and also got to witness the sinking of an old tugboat by the Artificial Reef Association at the 7 mile boxcars off Ocean Isle Beach.  That should improve that spot for fishing dramatically in the near future.  We'll be fishing the rest of the week on all boats so we'll report in the catches and hopefully the pogie devestation won't be too bad.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"This Past Week" | Capt. Hook | 07/25/04
 

We had a very exciting week of fishing!! The kings bit fair, the Jacks bit like bulldogs, and we managed an occasional Cobia. Bait has been plentiful along Ocean Isle. We jumped in the King Of The Cape tourney yesterday and caught several Kings in the mid twenties and put a 25.5 on the scales and released several others that looked pretty close. We were moving from one spot to another and saw a bunch of bait working on top so we stopped to fish and bam it was on!! So do not be scared to fish your surface bait, as well as bottom structure. Till next time---


- Capt. David Hooks
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Carolina Contender | 07/20/04
 

Sorry we haven't reported in a while.  Its been non-stop fishing and catching like usual.  We are still catching a few kingfish though it is not nearly as hot as it was a couple weeks ago.  We are staying busy catching a.j.'s, barracuda, grouper, spanish macks, a few mahi, sharks and several other mixed in species.  There is plenty of bait on the east side of Shallotte inlet before you get to the Holden Beach pier.  The kings are somewhere around I just don't think they are feeding a whole lot right now.  I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cape Fear Ship Channel or the Lighthouse rocks heat up.  Here are a couple of pics from last week. 

ps. The Carolina Contender wins 1st in the Carteret County King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend with a 43.5 lber!  More details to come


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"JOLLY MON RECAP" | Carolina Contender | 07/05/04
 

Video Clip 1

Loading the player...
| Video Clip 2
Loading the player...
| Video Clip 3
Loading the player...

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
.
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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | 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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"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
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




‹ prev31 32 33 34 35 36next ›

Charters Fishing Reports Webstore Contact ©2017 Ocean Isle Fishing Center. All Rights Reserved
Ecommerce Website Design by InterCoastal Net Designs
Myrtle Beach Fishing | Sunset Beach Fishing | Holding Beach Fishing | Cherry Grove Fishing | Things To Do In Ocean Isle Beach