The bite is on- watch out inshore guides- new show in town 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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THE OIFC WILL OPEN AT 6am SUNDAY TO ACCOMADATE ANGLERS GETTING AN EARLY START!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Spanish are here!!!
Pat Prince reported the gold spoon stayed busy today. He had a lot of bites in 22 ft of water around th Shallotte Inlet bouy. Pat submitted the 1st pic.
The 2nd picture was sent in by Brian Fimbel. He too was fishing around the sea bouy.
Thanks for the reports guys!!
The OIFC now has a limited supply of pogey oil. During a tournament this oil can be the difference between a hero and a zero. On an inshore front the ticket has been a white buck tail tipped with Gulp shrimp or live mud minnows. I would take some minnows as a back up Sent from my iPhone
First cast, fish on! It is going to be an awesome day. Baron made quick work of a nice 25 inch redfish. That proved to be the only fish that was willing to eat in our first spot. We made a move and quickly landed another lower slot fish. Again, that was the only one that was willing to eat there as well. It was starting to look like one of those days. We made another move and found a little rythum getting 4 bites in our next spot, but only connected with 2 of them. Barry hammered a nice 27 1/2 incher to land our biggest fish of the day. We hit a couple more spots with about the same result. Found a few under the slot, one over the slot, and a few in between. It depends on what you call awesome, but any day on the water, well, is a great day! See ya on the water!
Sunday the weather is looking very good. We have a boat open and will offer a split charter to the Stream -- $400 per person, 4 max. Call 910-575-3474 to reserve a spot -- fishing should be good, it is time!
We are in direct contact with the new owners of the SKA[NBOA Boat Insurance] and I am pleased to report they are asking me for, and are receptive to input as to how to make the King trail more "angler friendly". They have agreed to offer free entry to the national championship to top 10 division finishers, a great step to re-energize competition at the divisional level. Also, they are looking to move the dates back to hopefully more friendly weather conditions. They are listening and acting....good news for the future success of the SKA. Standby for more exciting news.
Joshua Bowen of 'The Stick Slinger" is pictured with his N.C. Saltwater Citation for a catch and release Red Drum. Congratulations Joshua!
Y'all don't forget to obtain your citation for your catches. It's probably the only citation from the State you will be happy to recieve.
Team OIFC/Do Work's member Dr. Jeremy Phillips trying his skills in Aruba. Meanwhile Team Member Amanda Bennett is fishing today out of Panama City. Team member Capt. Rickey will be changing lower unit fluids and Team Capt. Jeff Beck is working as is Courtney & Jon Hayes. Don't have a clue what Jr. Angler Camdyn is shopping at Books A Million and then going to a movie.. Something is wrong with this situation.
Yep, this one is going to sting for a while. Today was one of the more disappointing tournament fishing days I've had in quite some time. Going into day one of the competition I had high hopes. I had located several areas holding tournament winning fish and lots of them. So what happens next? A combination of a changing weather condition and just simply not being able to get out of my own way.
The change in the weather today was just slight but it was enough to change the water condition and that played a big role in what happened. The wind picked up and blew 15 knots out of the south today and when it did, it brough the ugly dirty bay water into the ponds I was fishing. The water was dirty and I wasn't able to effectively sight fish like I had been doing previously. The fish were still in the pond but they weren't showing themselves or I couldn't see them.
The not getting out of my own way problem came on several occurrences. I lost a couple very nice fish right at the boat. I broke a spinner blade arm off on a perfect fish and lost him. I had a fish die. I had to let one fish go because he was going to die. I fumbled all over myself on a couple occassion when I had perfect redfish just feet from the boat. You know...line wrapped around the tip before you cast; drop something loud on the deck; cast into the bushes...it was a calamity of errors! The fishing was way off from what it had been the last couple days for me but still I had my opportunities and I didn't execute.
I recall going through this same exact scenario years ago coming up in the king mackerel tournament world. We would work so hard to put ourselves in the right position but our execution was lacking and just couldn't breakthrough to victory lane. Today was the same sort of thing. I worked hard all week and found the fish. It was simply a matter of going to catch them. When it was all on the line, I couldn't deliver. Growing pains.
I did end up putting a 5 fish bag together but it wasn't pretty. I had just under 30lbs which for this tournament is pitiful. The leader after today is my roommate Gritter Griffien who absolutely put the smack down on the fish today. He is the first angler to weigh a 40+lb bag in tournament history. He weighed right under 43lbs! He has the lead by 5 or 6lbs. Very impressive.
Tomorrow is day two and while I'm effectively eliminated from the competition, I did enter the big bag side pot so I have something to fish for tomorrow. Plus, it's just too fun not to take advantage of being in this place! I need to get some redemption tomorrow so I'll go back out and see if I can't keep the backlashes ect to a minimum.
I've been trying to make our readers aware of the changes in Tubbs Inlet. OIFC Store Crew member Duncan unfortunately demonstrated it. Duncan basically said he zigged when he should have zagged. Thanks to some locals he made it to shore and returned later in his john boat to get the stranded vessel. Please beware!
Duncan is a big outdoorsman and has a beautiful lab. She has had puppies. If anyone is interested in a lab with good bloodlines he still has a few for sale.
Meanwhile OIFC Store Crewmember, and Team OIFC/Do Work Team Member Amanda went to Panama City, Fla. for spring break. Rather than doing an espisode of "Girls Gone Wild" she went fishing. Here is her report:
After a week on Panama City Beach for spring break, I decided to finish the week out right by going fishing! I made a quick decision and called Capt. Anderson's Fishing Adventures and decided I'd spend my last day here bottom fishing. When I arrived at the dock I was pleased to find out that the seas would be 1-2 ft and it was a beautiful 78 degrees on the water. After boarding the boat we headed 12 miles off shore. With lots of cut squid and the reels ready we dropped lines. It wasn't very successful at 1st so I began to lose hope. Just as I started to sit back and enjoy the sun it was fish on!!!! The 6 hr trip was a lot of fun and informative. It's always good to see how the fishing is in other places. Now it's time to head back to the ranch and the OIFC for the weekend. Enjoy your time on the Brunswick Co. Coast and the Grand Strand and come by the OIFC to check out our new merchandise!!!-Amanda, Team OIFC/Do Work
Weather looks great this weekend for offshore fishing. Charter boats are currently available. Call 910 575 3474 to Book
- Amy McMullan