Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- "Capt. Brant McMullan"
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Fall Brawl 2016 Real Time Rankings
Last Updated - 10/15/2017 06:07:26 PM
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Plenty of small nibblers out there to keep you busy baiting hooks. Flounder have been providing some good action. Redfish have been hard to find at times, but once you do it is game on! Speckled trout have also been scattered around providing some headshaking action at times. Mullet minnows are thick as fleas in the waterway. Pogies have made a better showing the last few days as well. The bait is thick and the predators can't be too far away. Some trips we find a few, others we don't find them at all, and then others we can't shake them off the hook. Live mullet have been my favorite bait on a carolina rig lately. Soft plastics in white and chartreuse colors will also work well. Gulp 4" mullet cruly tails and Bass Assassins sea shads are great alternatives to live baits. See ya on the water!
What a great week to land a trophy flounder. It is still a thrill for me to take someone that doesn't get the chance to fish but maybe once a year and catch them a citation size fish. Check out these two the 8.20 and the 6.30 doormats these guys landed this week. I can honestly say it never gets old.
Since the hurricaine came thru I have been scratching my head wondering what happened to the redfish. Well I keep looking and found the in a creek down south and some docks in the ICW. We even caught on with a SCDNR tag. Awaiting news back to see when and where this one was tagged.
Folks don't forget to take a look at our facebook page and like us for additional pictures and reporting. See ya on the water!
Bonecrusher Sauls says his girls seem happier than him about catching a red drum and fishing than he was.
Mayson is a young man who is a great and loyal customer of the OIFC. He lives on and fishes Wilmington St canal regularly. He sent me this picture of 2 flounder he caught on Capt. Rickey's Custom Flounder and Red Drum Rigs on a recent outing. But, he also caught a keeper flounder in an empty crab cage too.
Thank you for being an enthusiastic angler, & a loyal customer.
Capt. Don LewisIII and Team Spec-One crew Travis Detter and Kevin Hales landed this 85 lb wahoo near the Christmas Rock Saturday. The huge fish hit a pogey on a down rigger resulting in a hour and 20 minute fight on 20lb king tackle. Just as the 85 lb'r got boatside it shook the hooks loose! Capt. Don almost went overboard but landed a gaff shot before the monster wahoo could swim away.
Below are a couple of pictures from tomight's Captaains Meeting as shared by the "Final Approach" fishing team. Good luck everyone and tight lines.
Aaron chose to treat his sister Lindsay and mom Daun to a half day of fishing. Lindsay was the first one that I met and immediately I felt comfortable that this trip was going to be fun. Aaron showed next and immediately cut a joke about his mom. Oh yeah! This is going to be fun even if we don't catch any fish. I met Daun last and I would happily adopt her as my second mom. This crew showed true family love the whole trip. Well, it was all fun and games until Aaron crop dusted Lindsay. Thats true brotherly love right there! Trying to make a longer story shorter these two young adults have yet to find their soul mates. I am not sure really why as they are both tons of fun. While Lindsay and Aaron were busy trying to out do the other. Daun was steadily putting fish in the boat. Duan caught four redfish around 25 inches and several flounder with 2 of them around 18 inches. Lindsay drilled a nice redfish and a keeper flounder along with a few shorts. Aaron brought up the rear with a nice red, but he may never live down the fact that he lost a nice flounder right at the boat. I am sure Lindsay will remind him many times for years to come. I really enjoyed my time on the water with these three. I hope we can make it happen again in the near furture. See ya on the water!
Ocean Isle Fishing Center- HELP WANTED
Full or part-time staff to work year-round, not seasonal. Jobs include store clerk, ringing up customers, answering and directing phones, straightening and maintaining product on display and keeping general appearance of the store. Job may also include product check-in and restocking if interest and aptitude is displayed.
Retail experience and saltwater fishing and boating experience is required.
Call Capt. Brant McMullan at 910-367-2945 if you have interest in discussing opportunities working at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Below is a photo of Travis Ketchie who fishes out of Ocean Isle Beach and crew with two 25 lb kings landing him in 9th place in the Got em On Classic this past weekend.
The 2nd pic is All In Fishing Team's 2nd place king
We had a split charter today where I took the old dudes and Capt. Jacob got the young guns. With a bad storm hanging over our shoulders all afternoon we stuck it out. After a miserable morning of 25 + knot winds and almost no fish bites we hit it in the afternoon. And with a change of tide they bit. This inshore slam topped of with a Nice 8.20 flounder.
I have really enjoyed taking this young couple fishing the last two years. We got into a few flounder and some reds again this year. We also landed another large stingray that made Josh's day. Makayla landed some nice flounder and some nice reds. They did not want to keep any fish so most of the fish were released to fight another day. I kept one flounder for my dinner table. Hope to see you guys next year. See ya on the water!
Picture 1 is Chris Campbell
Picture 2 is Team Beeracuda
Picture 3 is "Bay Pirate" standing in 3rd on Saturday
Picture 4 is Shane Britt of "Shock Wave"
Pictuer 5 is "Salty Daze"
Saturday was a beautiful day on the water. Kings were caught everywhere for 50 ft to 100 ft and from the Jungle to the Cabbage Patch. Bait was scattered but was catchable IF you had a good net. Had it not been for a heavy weight Capt. Brant's Pogey net we would have never bait. The kings were scattered but barricuda, jacks and sharks were ample. Now foor next weekend!!
Martha Pope posted a couple of pictures of a 38" red drum. She said the drum made her miss church. Dad started the fight and John Pope finished it. The fish was caught and released at Shallotte Point. Martha said they gave thanks for him, wished him luck and sent him on his merry way. His injury was already there. They figure it may be from a boat prop.
Brandon and Clay Morphes spanked the flounder yesterday with 15 fish. They only kept the biggest 9. The biggest was 5 lbs.