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 76 of 129

prev73 74 75 76 77 78next ›
"It is Official- We Have A Celebrity in our Midst" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/27/07
 

Congratulations to Amy McMullan who has now been officially accepted by the IGFA as the NEW women's 8 pound line class world record holder for King Mackerel. On November 6, 2006 she and I went after the record and Amy landed a 44 pound King on Berkley Big-Game 8 pound test. Congratulations to Capt. Amy for a job well done. Pictures below- the first picture is of the 41 pound, 6 ounce King she caught in 2005 on a 6 pound line that was denied on a technicality. The second picture is the 44 pounder that left no questions-an official record catch
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"More Wahoos" | Mac Marle'n- 32' | 03/26/07
 

Jeff from the Crews Missile Fishing Team sent in these pictures of their wahoos from the 100/400 and the Blackjack on Saturday. They are out there boys. Catch 'em up!
- First Mate- Chris Burrows
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Weekend Review" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/26/07
 

The weather was great on Saturday and fishable Sunday, so the Carolina Contender was in action and the Gulf Stream is where we were bound. Saturday I took the Schumacher brothers from FL, NY and NC fishing and we had a good time with Wahoo. We trolled the Steeples are all day and managed to boat 4 Wahoo from 20-46 pounds out of 6 solid hookups. As you may recall from last report, we had a horrible time actually boating the Wahoo, despite many good hookups, they would all shake the hook some time during their initial run. So the 4 for 6 was an improvement. We stayed patient all day and worked a 1 mile area over some ledges in 190-220 feet to get our bites. The hot colors were dark- black/red, black/purple and solid pink-- the Bluewater Candy Ilander style heavy heads and the Cape Lookout C25 lures were hot- Also the big Ilander in black/electric red with flash was good- and yes, the Wahoo Bomb got 3 out of the 6 bites- IT WORKS ! Sunday was a good day to practice your weather wits. Forecast was AM West 10knts switching to NW and then NE 15-25kts by afternoon. Scary, but not undoable. I ran way up the East to the Same Ole hole area north of the Steeples. We began fishing to the North and trolled with the current. I had the Hamricks from Florence, SC on board and we boat three Wahoo from 20-40 pounds in an hour of fishing. Then at 11:30 the wind started picking up and shifting and by 1pm it was blowing a solid 20-25kts from the NE- and even worse, the current was running 3 knots to the North, which really stacked up the seas. And to make it worse, the totally shut down. We kept at it, trolling with the seas and against the current to make the conditions fishable and at 2:30pm we boated another Wahoo and finished off with a 20 pound King Mackerel. It was pretty nasty, but due to planning, we had stayed way to the East and thus we had the sea behind us coming home. Albeit was a 4-6 foot sea and kind of wet, we didn't get beat to death and we made a respectable 25 knots all the way home. On this day we went 4 for 4 on Wahoo, further improving the catch ratio. Not sure, but I think I've figured out that you need to set the drags tighter to penetrate the bones in the Wahoo's mouth and keep the fish from being able to shake the hook easier. I've pushed the strike setting up to 12 pounds or so and so far, I think its working. Hot lures on Sunday were again the red/black Bluewater Candy, Cape Lookout C-25 and also the Braid swimming plug. All in all, the Wahoo seem to be the name of the game right now. I got a good report from someone fishing near the Winyah Scarp area on Wahoo Saturday, so we can now expand to include that area as a possible location. There were a very few Yellowfin caught, but I expect they'll show in a couple weeks or so.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Wahoo bite is on!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/26/07
 

Brant fished stream Saturday and Sunday and caught 4 wahoo each day and lost twice that many. Also cathcing small Blackfin Tuna on feathers, which is what Wahoo feeding on[somebody needs to try fishing them live King Mack style]. Fished Steeples Saturday and went further north on Sunday only to learn bite exploded at MacMarlen hole Sunday[580 line]. Reports of numerous Wahoo 50-70 lbs, reels stripped, drags burned into ashes/ect. Each year biggest wahoo of spring are caught in the 500's toward the Scarf. Sounds like it's right on schedule. Weather is definitely fishable all week. SE swell should disapate today leaving 10-15winds, 2-3 feet seas. Come on down for this once in a lifetimes year of the best wahoo fishing anywhere along the east coast. Tuna bomb and planner definitely doing the job. Closer in, Capt Lyndon on the "It Works" still smoking the big sea bass and flounder in 80-100 feet.
- Rube McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Introducing Traveling Fisherman" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/24/07
 

You may have noticed the latest menu item "Traveling Fisherman" on www.oifishingcenter.com.  The "Traveling Fisherman" is in its early stages of development, but the plan is for the Ocean Isle Fishing Center to serve as a platform to create a series of exotic fishing expeditions.  The expeditions we organize will include only those that we have experienced ourselves and can vouch for.  As each exotic fishing expedition is organized spaces will be made available through the OIFC.  We are introducing the "Traveling Fisherman" with a bang by posting the first exotic expedition, which will be fishing from the Coral Star mothership operation in Panama, Central America next winter.  Be sure to click the "Traveling Fisherman" link to see the Panama trip details.  It's not too early to make plans for this once in a lifetime trip. Spaces will go fast.  http://www.oifishingcenter.com/traveling_fisherman.cfm


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Red Alert! We need Help!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/23/07
 

This is a full blown double red alert panic. The weather is absolutely magnificent and anybody foolish enough to be planning a weekend of honey do's need to do some serious renegotiation. It's been this way last couple of days and looks to continue throughtout the weekend and on into next week. With the warming temps, the water is warming and all the fish from the bank to the break are awakening to the fact that spring is here and it's time to go on the feed. I absolutely expect and will almost guaranty that there will be big catches in the gulf stream this weekend. Forecast is 2 feet or less; just don't get no better than that so best advise is get down here and get to work killing some fish. The Tuna/Wahoo show should be on in high gear. Our boats will be fishing so give them a call on channel 11 or check with us here at OIFC.


- Rube McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Pics from Monday" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/22/07
 

Below are a couple pictures taken of the Frick n Fishin' catch on Monday.  On board was Lee Frick, Jeremy Foster and Jason Foster.  The wahoos weighed 43, 63, and 74lbs.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Good News and Bad News" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/21/07
 

Yesterday Barrett, Rube, Amy and I decided to get together for a family fishing adventure aboard the Carolina Contender. We had some good reports of Wahoo action and we had plans of putting all our vast fishing experience together for a Wahoo catch of a lifetime. Well, that was the plan, but as I've heard before, there is such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. In short, the good news is that we had 6 solid hookups to legitimate smoker Wahoo. The bad news and proof that no matter how much experience you have, things can go wrong- we lost every single one. It was a myriad of problems from wire breaking to line breaking to split rings coming undone...... By day end, it was sort of comical. And these weren't just knock down bites. These were bonified hookups where the fish was smoking off line for at least 15-30 seconds and then gone. If it was mistakes that I could identify and pass on our lesson learned I would, but truly it was wierd stuff that is way out of the norm. Anyway, good news is that there are definitely Wahoo out there and many are very big. We did manage to boat 4 Blackfin Tuna, 3 small ones and one good size 20+ pounder. Our bites came on pink and red/black and several of them came off the deep planer rod. OIFC customers and friends, Jason and Jeremy Foster and Lee Frick went to the Stream on Monday and they brought back a Yellowfin and 3 Wahoo- 45,63 and 74 pounds! That should give you and idea of the Wahoo that are out there. They are BIG right now. Anyway, please don't let my day of missed fish discourage you. It should encourage you to the number of opportunities we had-- I am certainly encouraged, a bit baffled, but encouraged. THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND LOOKS PERFECT! Dust off the boat and gear and come on down and go fishing. In other good news, Capt. Roger and Capt. Chris had a half day yesterday and they slaughtered the Sea Bass in the 5-15 mile range- meaning the warmer temps are pushing them inshore. See you this weekend- LETS GO FISHING
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Spring Kickoff A Success" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/19/07
 

Thanks to all that attended the Spring Kickoff this weekend. We had a great crowd. Thanks also again to Berkley for their sponsorship of the line spooling promo and thanks to our many guest seminar speakers who imparted their fishing wisdom. Next year will work to improve the venue to make it more exciting and even more informative-- Pictures of the show
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Gentlemen, Start Your Catfish" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/19/07
 

After Saturdays [hopefully] last strong winter blow, and a great day of fishing seminars here at OIFC, it's time to go fishing. The weather is good today tomorrow. We've got boats fishing today and tomorrow we're going to gulf stream, so standby for reports. Weather looks perfect starting Friday all thru next week. Maybe this is the week the yellowfin show up. Remembering last year, our best yellowfin action was last week of March. Come on down, we need help catching all these fish.Our boats will be fishing most days and you're welcome to follow us out or call our captains on channel 11 for on the water reports.


- Rube McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Sea Bass Busting" | It Works- 27' | 03/16/07
 

On Tuesday Bryan Aycock, Chris Dew, Marshall Gentry, and myself left the dock on a sea bass mission. After making a few stops with very little action, we finally got on the right structure. In the next few hours we loaded up on sea bass, with a couple over three pounds, and one at 4.8 pounds. We also had a red grouper at just over ten pounds. Below is a picture of the grouper as well as a picture of the 72 lb. 'hoo that Capt. Roger and mate Chris Burrows had on their gulf stream charter. The fish are beginning to bite, so give us a call and come on and go fishing with us.


- Capt. Lyndon Carter
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Free seminar tomorrow" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/16/07
 

You gotta love it when a plan works out. Tomorrow's forecast is "Ruff", which offers us all the perfect guilt free day to come to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center and spend the day talking fish, techniques, tackle/ect. We will be hosting a all day seminar covering all species beginning tomorrow at 10:00. All our Captains will be here to answer questions and demonstrate the how/where/when on all aspects of fishing. Also, some of the best know, most successful tournament fishermen in our area will also be here to offer you their "secrets". Come join us for a tune up to get all of us ready for the green flag which should be dropped any day officially opening the Spring 07 season. Bring your used tackle for trading to other fishermen,  line spooling for .01/yard[limit 6 reels/person] .We will be operating our off island free shuttle located beside the Citgo on the mainland side of the bridge.


- Rube McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"SPRING KICKOFF" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/16/07
 

Schedule of seminars
10-Grouper/Snapper
11-Trout/Redfish
12- LUNCH BREAK
1-King Mackerel
2-Flounder
3-Gulf Stream Trolling
4-Kite Fishing

12#, 20#, 30# and 50# line spooled at $.01/yard
Entire OIFC store AT LEAST 10% off

FREE- come on down


- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Gulfstream Season Kickoff" | Mac Marle'n- 32' | 03/13/07
 

The OIFC spring kickoff may be this Saturday, but Capt. Roger Gales and I got the Gulf Stream charter season started today as we went to the Black Jack and the 100/400 on the MacMarlen with Tom Wagner and his two daughters, Maggie and Lindsey. We set out lines around 9:00 and our number got called at 9:30 when a 72 pound wahoo ate a red and black Blue Water Candy head behind a sixteen ounce wahoo bomb. Not a bad way to start the day, or the season for that matter. We continued to troll, but were unable to connect on the rest of our bites, which came from deep in the water column. Not sure what the issue was there. We did not mark much bait at any one point, and we saw virtually no grass. The water was right around 72 degrees and looked just about the perfect color. I can't wait to get out there and try it again. The sea bass fishing remains excellent--we caught very large bass when we stopped on the way back in. Capt. Lyndon Carter and crew were at it hard all day on the sea bass as well, catching several monsters. One was just a hair short of five pounds! So, if you have the bug, come and see us this weekend at the Spring Kickoff. Bottom fishing, Gulf Stream, mackerel, kite fishing, and more is on the seminar schedule. Also, Jeff Martini and crew sent these pictures of his wahoos. Congratulations to those guys and David McKeithan on going out first and letting us know what they saw and did out there.
- First Mate- Chris Burrows
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 03/03/07
 

The weather has been a bit more settled over the past week. We've had 2 or 3 fishable days and Capt. Lyndon mounted a crew and expedition. Capt. Barrett and I joined him on one mission and Capt. Rube on the other and the days were all about Sea Bass slaying. We found the best Sea Bass holding in the 35-40 mile range, particularly in the 58-63 degree water. I definitely learned something as I've never payed attention to water temp when Bass fishing, but there is something to it- at least in the Winter. When we got over 63 we caught more Grunts and Pink Snapper, under 58 and more Sharks. One golden nugget we did stumble onto were the Flounder. Capt. Rube and Lyndon boated 7 up to 5 pounds while bottom fishing in 85 feet of water. And rumor has it that OIFC frequenter John McLaurin had 20 of similar size from 95 feet of water. That's a fishery worth exploring, and I'll keep you posted. Anyway, part of our mission was to explore and find new bottom to fish, and we found many good spots we did not have before. As we travel from our known spots, we keep the fish finder zoomed on the bottom and when we get a mark, we spin on it and check it out- I think we added 5 or 6 new spots that produced well for us- The key to this is a transducer that will read while running which requires a thru-hull mounting. Anyway, we named a couple fo those spots the 4 spot, 5 spot, 6 spot because every time we dropped down we caught, 4,5 or 6 big Bass at a time. We did explore offshore one of the trips to 150 feet where we caught a few Grouper and Triggerfish, but the action was pretty spotty out there. However, for trolling it seems like there may be some fish moving in. Jeff Martini of Martini's Restaurant (very good, very nice, highly recommended) in N. Myrtle went out and landed 34# and 57# Wahoos, and missed another nice one at the gaff, also boated a 20# Yellowfin Tuna-- THAT's RIGHT- and missed three other good strikes that pulled the hook. He said he had all his bites before 10am and not a thing after. Stay tuned to more reports.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Inshore Update" | Stori Teller-22' | 02/24/07
 

Hi folks, just thought I would check in and let you know that I'm still alive.  There is no doubt that this is the toughest time of year for fishermen.  It seems like it is always freezing cold and blowing a gale.  But don't fret, there is fantastic spring fishing right around the corner.  Once the water begins to warm a little, the big gator trout will begin to school up prior to spawning.  If this year is anything like last year, we should see some monster trout caught.  Until then, there are still some trout and redfish that can be caught, it just requires quite a bit of patience to find them and coax them into biting.  Look for the trout to be in the deeper holes in the creeks, while the best (and most exciting) way to target the redfish is to fish for them at low tide when they are in only a couple of feet of water.  Soft plastics rigged on a 1/8 - 1/4 jig head with a slow retrive should work well for both species.
Other than that, all I can recommend is to just be patient, because spring is right around the corner.  Don't forget to visit our Spring Kickoff on March 17.  Its provides a perfect excuse for getting together with friends and talking about the fishing that is to come.  Also, to all you inshore fishermen, don't forget about the annual Spring Flounder and Trout Classic that is to be held on May 4 - 5.  We have made a couple of changes this year that should make the tournament more excitng for everyone.  Check out the tournaments page for all updated info on the tournament.


- Capt. Kyle Hughes
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 02/21/07
 

The weather continues unsettled here. It looked like we might get to slip out this Fri-Sat, but now the forecast is changing and maybe not. At this point, cabin fever is beginning to set in and any type of rod bend would be nice. We'll keep you posted on any movements on our end. In the mean time, we're cleaning and fixing and cleaning and fixing........ And, preparing to do some hiring for staff for the 2007 season. If any of you readers are interested in a job working at the OIFC as clerk, dock boy, mate, capt-- you need to email me at captbrant@oifishingcenter.com ASAP or call (910) 575-3474xt3 Also, we are getting set for our Spring Kickoff on March 17- used tackle forum (bring your own), line spooling promo from Berkley and seminars all day on Grouper, King, Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Gulf Stream and Kite Fishing. Stay tuned, we hope to start generating more excitement in the coming weeks
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Checking In" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 02/14/07
 

Disney World with Caroline was a blast- so neat to see her experience so many things for the first time. She's growing up fast. While I was away, Capt. Lyndon and Brian took a voyage on the It Works and had a nice catch of Grouper and a big Hog Snapper. They fished in the 110-150 foot depth range. Also, Lydon took a party out last weekend for Sea Bass and found the biggest fish and best concentration holding in 80 feet of water. As the water has gotten cold inshore, the Bass typically do move off to stay in the 55-60 degree water. Also, spoke with Jeff Martini of Little River who had a couple Mahi and a Wahoo from the 100/400 over the weekend in 68 degree water. Also, out of Morehead a boat caught 5 Bluefin Tuna last week- releasing 4 and taking 1. Of course the fish can no longer be sold, but for good practice and the shear thrill, they should be available here as well-- the Horseshoe area to the Frying Pan Tower is usually a good bet. Hope you are all having a good off-season. We're getting prepared for a big year and hope to be able to offer you lots of "fishy" entertainment. Also, I have mentioned before, but if any of you readers out there are looking for a Spring/Summer job- maybe while your out of school- I am now hiring for all positions. This is the time to get in touch with me at (910) 575-3474 xt 3 to discuss the opportunity. Thanks, Capt. Brant
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Bon Voyage" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 02/03/07
 

Its cold, its windy and I'm outta here. Having completed the Bluefin season, February is a month to rejuvinate and get psyched back up to restart the fishing season again. Amidst the engine work, bottom paint..... a vacation or two may be in order. Thus, Disney World here I come with my wife and 2 year old daughter in tow. I can't wait to watch Caroline as she gets to see all the sights for the first time. So, warmer weather is in my future. I'll report back in a week or so, until then you stay warm. Local fishermen Ricky Beck submitted this report- Most of us are either watching fishing on TV, getting our tackle ready for the spring or working on our boats. But when you tire of that try something right under your nose that I've just discovered. Night fishing for black drum! The other night I drove to the Sunset Beach Bridge where I met Jeffrey Weeks, who writes a fishing report in the Brunswick Beacon. Jeff was very helpful and showed me how to night fish for black drum. The next night I returned with some cut shrimp, #2 hooks , a 2oz. weight at the end of a bottom rig and began slaying black drum right beside the bridge. They aren't big, but if you've got cabin feaver, bundle up, climb down the bank beside the bridge tenter house on the island side of the bridge and get r done!! Check out Mr. Weeks' website, asd he has a lot of good tips on inshore bank fishing , you'll find the web address in the Beacon. Happy fishing, Captain Rickey Bweck
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Bon Voyage" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 02/03/07
 

Its cold, its windy and I'm outta here. Having completed the Bluefin season, February is a month to rejuvinate and get psyched back up to restart the fishing season again. Amidst the engine work, bottom paint..... a vacation or two may be in order. Thus, Disney World here I come with my wife and 2 year old daughter in tow. I can't wait to watch Caroline as she gets to see all the sights for the first time. So, warmer weather is in my future. I'll report back in a week or so, until then you stay warm. Local fishermen Ricky Beck submitted this report- Most of us are either watching fishing on TV, getting our tackle ready for the spring or working on our boats. But when you tire of that try something right under your nose that I've just discovered. Night fishing for black drum! The other night I drove to the Sunset Beach Bridge where I met Jeffrey Weeks, who writes a fishing report in the Brunswick Beacon. Jeff was very helpful and showed me how to night fish for black drum. The next night I returned with some cut shrimp, #2 hooks , a 2oz. weight at the end of a bottom rig and began slaying black drum right beside the bridge. They aren't big, but if you've got cabin feaver, bundle up, climb down the bank beside the bridge tenter house on the island side of the bridge and get r done!! Check out Mr. Weeks' website, asd he has a lot of good tips on inshore bank fishing , you'll find the web address in the Beacon. Happy fishing, Captain Rickey Bweck
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




‹ prev73 74 75 76 77 78next ›

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