Capt. Brant's Fishing Report


 

 

 

 
Fishing Report Archives
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
Search Fishing Reports:
Current Year All Years

Start Over

Watch the OIFC Crew in action.
Logo

Page 1 of 373

1 2 3 4 5 6next ›
"Croaker Kill'n" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/04/15
 

What does a captain do when the wind is blowing 90 miles per hour and you have two young kids ready to go fishing? Rig up a pair of 5 foot ultra light outfits and toss live shrimp in your normal fishing holes. Something is going to bite and keeping the kids busy is what it is all about. We had live menhaden baited on a couple other larger poles, but bluefish were the only ones interested in that offering. Our 5 foot ultra lights produced lots of bites from croakers, pinfish, and small stingrays. We even caught a small gulf flounder today on the little outfits. Liea did find a nice speckled trout and boy did that joker pull on that little 5 foot ultra light! The kids had a blast with steady action from all sorts of critters. We kept plenty of good size croakers that should provide a sweet little meal for this crew. Thanks for fishing with me guys! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Redfish on TV" | | 07/03/15
 

The Elite Redfish Series begins airing on Discovery's Destination America channel tomorrow morning at 6am and will be on every Saturday morning at 6am for the next 13 weeks. Be sure to check it out. This is the series I've been fishing in southern Louisiana. Watching this show may help to fill in the gaps to all my reports I've been posting on these adventures. Set your DVR. Sent from my iPhone
- Captbarrett
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Backwater Report" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/03/15
 

The backwater bite has been a roller coaster ride as of late. Strong winds and thundershowers are keeping the backwater stirred with silt. The good news is finding bait to fish with has been very easy. Small menhaden are thick in all the canals and in several areas along the waterway. The mullet minnows are getting bigger with each passing day and many of the backwater species are keying in on the large schools, exploding through them as the tide moves them along. We have seen trout, blues, flounder, and ladyfish exploding through the small mullet minnow schools. Live shrimp can be found on just about any little muddy flat at low tide. Croakers, pinfish, black drum, red drum, flounder, trout, and all other backwater species will eat a shrimp. The trouble is finding actively feeding fish. It has been a tough couple of days. We are finding fish, but most of the action is scattered. We will find a couple of fish at each stop. One day it may be flounder, the next day we may find speckled trout in the same place. I continue to search the oyster bars for good schools of redfish, but they have also been hit or miss as of late. There one day, gone the next. The fish are on the move, so be persistence and stay patient. They have got to eat at some point. Don't get down on yourself if you are struggling out there. We are all working hard to find the fish right now. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Still there" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/03/15
 

The water is warmed up and the  wind has been a bit if a pain but the fish are still around.  The 1st is a 60 lb wahoo by Robbie Dial and the second is a flatfish in a picture by Paul Pancake.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 07/01/15
 

OIFC seeking crew members to work in retail store on part-time to full-time basis year-round.  Experience in retail needed with some background knowledge of boating/fishing helpful.  Email Capt. Brant is interested.  Position available immediately.


- Austin Aycock
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"FINAL JOLLY MON RESULTS" | OIFC | 06/30/15
 

2015 JOLLY MON KING CLASSIC- RESULTS & RECAP


Jolly Mon VIP -  Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Weather:  Light Southwest winds at 5-10 kts, seas 1-2’

49 boats checked out from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center between 5am and 6:45am.  All boats were inspected to insure no live bait and no King Mackerel were on board.  The 2 mile boundary coordinates (390/390) and final confirmation of rules were given to each team captain.  The shotgun start commenced from the Shallotte sea buoy area at 7am.  The majority of boats raced down the beach to the west and found Menhaden near Tubbs Inlet; a few boats skipped the live bait and went straight to the designated fishing area to fish with dead bait.  Teams caught small Kings, Mahi, Cobia and Sharks, but the action was fairly slow.  At 9:45am a radio transmission was given that new boundary coordinates would be given in 10 minutes and all boats must move at 10am.  The new 2 mile boundary coordinates were given at 9:55am as the 65’ Hole area and at 10am a new shotgun start was initiated and boats took off some 6 miles to the new location.  Fishing was much better in this location as teams stayed hooked up to Kings, Mahi, Cobia and Amberjack.  The bite was stead and good through the rest of the day until lines out time at 2pm. 

1st - Brett & Alan Barnes / Hot Rod – 22.40 / 29.80 = 52.20
2nd - Dieter Cardwell / Tideline – 22.25 / 26.10 = 48.35
3rd – Chris Nealon / Wild Wing Café – 8.05 / 32.00 = 40.05 * big fish
4th- Jeff Cunningham / Scale Bound – 18.5 / 21.2 = 39.7
5th- Mike Miller / Man O War – 18.3 / 20.9 = 39.2


Jolly Mon Rock the Dock – Thursday, June 18th, 2015


 43 kids from ages 3 to 12 signed up to fish the Rock the Dock on Thursday morning.  Groups of 10-12 kids were brought down to the OIFC dock where they drew numbers to determine their fishing location.  Each participant was given a new Zebco reel that they had to use, but it was up to them and their “first-mate/helper” to decide on rigging and bait.  Every 5 minutes each participant had to wind up their line and move to the next station; a complete “heat” was 20 minutes, which meant 4 stations visited.  The kids caught a ton of Pinfish, Croakers and Crabs and many caught their first fish during the event. 

 Crab Division

1st- George Furr (10) - .65
2nd- Caleigh Yates (12) - .42nd- Brayden McMullan (5) - .4

 Pinfish Division

1st- Macy Strickland (6) - .3
2nd- Landon Lee (8) - .25
2nd – Sally Hicks (4) - .25

 Croaker/Spot Division

1st- Kelsey Lykins (7) - .6
2nd- Brayden Smith (6) - .5
3rd- Cole Smith (9) - .45


 

Jolly Mon Junior 2015- Friday, June 19th, 2015


39 Junior Anglers from ages 5 to 16 signed up to compete in the 2015 Junior Jolly Mon. 

Weather:  Southwest winds 10-20 kts, seas 2-4’

King Mackerel Division

 

1st- Ella Coleman (11) & Olivia Rogers (13) / Miss Reagan-  29.30
2nd- Patrick Harrelson (11) & Mason Cashwell (13) / Debt Finder- 8.95
3rd- Caroline McMullan (10), Brayden McMullan (5), Austin Aycock (16) & Edward Julian (16) / Team OIFC- 7.45

 Mahi Division

1st- David Whitaker (7) / Fin-Addict – 17.35
2nd- Caroline McMullan (10), Brayden McMullan (5), Austin Aycock (16) & Edward Julian (16) / Team OIFC- 15.45
3rd- Braxton Allen (9) & Lydia Allen (8) / Wall Hanger – 13.25

 Spanish Mackerel Division

1st- Holden Carroll (15) / Pharmasea- 4.45
2nd- Aiden DeLong (6) & Caroline Linville (5) / Nauti Dreams- .75
2nd- Landon Lee (8), Shelbie Lee (6), Mason Owens (9) & Mary Julian (9) / EZ Now - .75


Jolly Mon Pogy Bobbing Contest- Friday, June 19th, 2015

 

21 total Pogy Bobbers signed up; 11 in the 10 & under age group, 2 in the 11-14 age group & 8 in the 15+ age group.  The fastest overall time was registered by Corey Bellamy with a 3.23 Pogy Bob.

 10 & Under

1st- George Furr (10) – 27.33 seconds
2nd- Andrew Lathem (8) – 30.0 seconds

 11-14 years

1st- Jon Fulwood (14) – 8.83 seconds

 15+ years

1st- Corey Bellamy (too old to be doing this) – 3.23
2nd- Adam Nixon (too old also) – 3.58
3rd- Jonathan Molton (28) – 18.27

 


Jolly Mon King Classic- Saturday, June 20th & Sunday, June 21st, 2015

 

Weather

Saturday:  A big thunderstorm cleared the area by 5am but it fueled 15-20 kts Southeast winds in the early AM, which gave way to Southwest winds 10-20 kts through the day.  Seas 3-5’

Sunday:  Southwest 10-20kts, seas 2-4’

 242 boats registered to compete in the 2015 Jolly Mon King Classic.  226 of those boats chose to compete on Saturday due to what was believed to be a better weather forecast; that proved incorrect.  Teams spread out from Georgetown to Wrightsville Beach, but most all placing Kings were caught in 50-70’ of water off Ocean Isle to Myrtle Beach.

TOP 30 OVERALL

1  36.65  Billy Goss         Wahooligans                        
2  36.50  Milton Via_Jr      Shock Wave              
3  35.85  Raymond Coleman    Mackerel Mafia                  
4  33.35  Chris Barnes       Chum On                
5  32.05  Brent Gainey       Miller Time            
6  31.20  Scott Lomas        Critter Gitter               
7  31.10  Jeff Beck          Do Work/OIFC           
8  30.40  Clyde Mendenhall   Get Reel                     
9  27.95  Taylor Henkel      Total Chaos           
10 27.85  Jeremy B Harrelson Debt Finder           
11 27.60  Brett A Barnes     Hot Rod                
12 26.05  Corey Bellamy      Choice of Two/OIFC   
13 26.00  William McCann     McAttack               
14 25.70  Joey Crisp         Wee Doggie             
15 25.50  Donald Clifton     Carolina Cat           
16 25.00  Stephen Welborn    Sea & Better           
17 24.90  Matt Eisenberger   Fish A Holic           
18 24.55  Dr Kendall Suh     Fishin' Physician      
19 24.25  Danny Juel         American Pride         
20 23.55  Mike Miller        Man O War/AM           
21 23.10  Chris Bryan        On A Mission           
22 22.70  Randy Baker        Gone Haywire IV        
23 22.40  Jared Floyd        Keepin It Reel         
24 22.20  Joe Winslow        Hooligan                           
25 22.05  Richard I Stairs   Its About Time         
26 21.95  Charles L PermenterMining My Bidness      
27 21.80  Mike Kennerly      The Blue Pearl          
28 21.40  Travis R Ketchie   KETCH THIS             
29 21.20  Stuart Ballard     Tailwalker                     
30 21.10  Jeff Crouch        Strictly Business       J     

SMALL BOAT DIVISION

1 36.65   Billy Goss         Wahooligans            
2 33.35   Chris Barnes       Chum On                
3 32.05   Brent Gainey       Miller Time                  

 TOP 20 JUNIORS

1  31.20   Critter Gitter    Logan Wactor               
2  31.10   Do Work/OIFC      Camdyn Beck & Jacob Utley               
3  27.85   Debt Finder       Patrick Harrelson          
4  25.70   Wee Doggie        Whitney Crisp              
5  22.40   Keepin It Reel    Drake Page                 
6  21.95   Mining My Bidness Charlie Permenter                            
7  21.10   Strictly Business Dylan Stone               
8  19.80   Team OIFC         Caroline & Brayden McMullan                      
9  19.65   Winging It        Philip Mustin             
10 11.90   Windy Conditions  Henry Tillett II           
11 10.60   OIFC Word Cat     Max Bos 
12 9.05   Off Limits         Davis Julian               
13 8.75   Team Smith         Gray, Nicholas & Jacob Smith                 
14 7.90   Carolina Cat/OIFC  Matthew Severance                             
15 7.00   Gone Again         Carson Stewart             
16 6.70   Salty Daze         Logan Staley               
17 6.45   The Reel Deal      Kate Lukacs                
18 5.80   Just Right         Hunter Illing & Adam Szewczyk                                 
19 5.55   Alley Marie        Alley Marine, Parker & Tyler Batten                                 
20 4.45   Naughty by Nature  Josh Parker                
TOP 10 LADIES 
1  35.85   Mackerel Mafia     Crystal Nixon                                
2  31.20   Critter Gitter     Lisa Lomas                 
3  30.40   Get Reel           Connie Cook                
4  26.05   Choice of Two/OIFC Elizabeth Stevens & Shaun Bellamy 
5  25.50   Carolina Cat       Catherine Clifton          
6  25.00   Sea & Better       Kristin Heaton             
7  24.90   Fish A Holic       Kathryne Eisenberger       
8  22.05   Its About Time     Patricia Stairs            
9  21.40   KETCH THIS         Amanda Bennett             
10 19.65   Winging It         Kerri Baxley               

 TOP SENIOR

35.85   Mackerel Mafia        Raymond Coleman Sr         

 COBIA DIVISION

1    54.55   Brett A Barnes         Hot Rod                            
2    44.45   Jerry Presley          Miss Molly              
3    37.80   Zachary Faulkner       Get 

 MAHI DIVISION

1    19.80   Dr Kendall Suh         Fishin' Physician       
2    18.50   Mike Kennerly          The Blue Pearl          
3    15.90   James Demyan_Jr        Final Approach          

 SPANISH MACKEREL DIVISION

1     6.95   Jody Staley            Salty
2     5.60   Cheryl Davis           What Ever               

 WHALE TWT

1       36.65  Billy Goss              Wahooligans
2       27.60  Brett Barnes            Hot Rod
3.      24.25  Danny Juel              American Pride            

HIGH ROLLERS TWT

1       36.65   Billy Goss             Wahooligans
2       36.50   Milton Via, Jr.        Shockwave
3.      35.85   Raymond Coleman         Mackerel Mafia 

 BIG FISH TWT

1       36.65   Billy Goss             Wahooligans
2       36.50   Milton Via, Jr.        Shockwave
3.      35.85   Raymond Coleman        Mackerel Mafia 

 SMALL BOAT TWT

1       36.65   Billy Goss             Wahooligans
2       33.35   Chris Barnes           Chum On
3.      32.05   Brent Gainey           Miller Time 

SINGLE ENGINE TWT

1       25.00   Stephen Welborn        Sea & Better
2       22.05   Richard Stairs         Its About Time
3.      10.30   Mark Hamner            Susan Elizabeth 

 LADY TWT

1       35.85   Raymond Coleman        Mackerel Mafia
2       26.05   Corey Bellamy          Choice of Two/OIFC     
3.      25.50   Donald Clifton         Carolina Cat    

 COBIA TWT

1       37.80   Zach Faulkner          Get Floor’d
2       32.00   Jeff Morris            Triggermack

 

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Citation Flounder" | Tiberias - 22' | 06/27/15
 

It is no secret that some action has been enjoyed around the Sunset Beach Bridge area. Two eager youngsters on the boat and a live well full of shrimp, we headed for a croaker and black drum hole. The croakers, pinfish and small black drum did not disappoint. As I was steady baiting hooks for the kids, Steven Carter (Dad) was hard at work himself. He calmly said I think I got something Captain. I turned to see a huge dark oval shape at the top of the water. WHOA! DON'T BRING HIM OUT OF THE WATER! I quickly grab the net and with one scoop I felt the flounder hit the bottom of the net. HE'S IN THE BOAT! Steven just turned a slow charter into a memory that will forever burn in my mind and hopefully his family's for some time to come. Steven's flounder hit the scales at 7.05 pounds. His son Ethan was not to be out done as he landed a solid 4 pound trout himself. The ladies cheered us on cranking in plenty of croakers and small black drum themselves. Thank you guys for fishing with us! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Rodeo Update" | Do Work / OIFC | 06/26/15
 

Capt. Rickey is doing my best to return to my new normal.  Below is the 1st posting I have done of the Rodeo.  If anyone weighed a fish in during the Jolly Mon and was in the Rodeo at the time please let me know.

Thank you all for understanding.  Scarey thing is my bookeeping MAY get worse, if that's possible so help me keep an eye on me. It won't hurt my feelings if you point out a problem.

If you haven joined, it's not too late


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Citation Trout" | Tiberias - 22' | 06/26/15
 

The action has slowed from last week's red hot drum bite. However, some quality fish are hanging around. Shana Grieve drilled a 5.3 pound trout while fishing with live menhaden on a Carolina rig. A few nice drum also joined the action, but not the double digit numbers that were biting a few days earlier. Just like the weather, fishing comes and goes in cycles. The moon phase is building to full and that should get the action back on track this coming week. Live bait is every where right now. Live shrimp are available in the creeks. Live menhaden are thick in the waterway and canals. Live mullet are hear by the hundreds of thousands on the small side, but a few schools are getting big enough to use. Bluefish, trout, flounder, and drum are keying in on the small mullet minnows. We have witnessed several flounder skying on the small mullet minnows. Bluefish and speckled trout have also been exploding through the bait pods. Small topwater lures should see some action from all sorts of species right now. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"OIFC HELP WANTED" | | 06/26/15
 

We are looking for sales clerk with experience in retail who is available to work part-time, year round. Interest to work with clothing and gift side is needed. Fishing/boating knowledge helpful but not required. Please email- captbrant@oifc.com Job available immediately.
- Brant Mcmullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Catch & Release Drum" | Do Work / OIFC | 06/22/15
 

Capt. Shane Britt dropped by the OIFC today to let me get a quick picture of this pretty girl before he released her.  She weighed 7.05 lbs

Shane is also a crew member of the "Shock Wave" SKA Jolly Mon team

Shane finished the day out with a "grand" slam.  He caught ALL the fish on top water lures.  I saw the lures


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"The Retriever" | Do Work / OIFC | 06/22/15
 

I am sooooo behind!!  Bob Newell of the Sea Vee "Retriever sent me this report Tuesday:

Offshore the mahi have scattered so the Retriever crew set out with Edwin Newell, Bob Newell and "7th Heavan" captain, Far Out Shoot Out 3 time winner Larry Spainhour to try and find some billfish activity, setting our sights on the Steeples area.  We thought we had what we all felt was a sail in the spread early but no hook ups to confirm our hopes.  So, we settled in for a long day of picking at the mahi and looking for the weed line to form up....it was not to be.  The current was strong all day and the fish were hiding from the heat.

Thanks for the report Bob <*(((><


- Capt. Rickey Beck
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Wahooligans win Jolly Mon" | | 06/21/15
 

Congrats to Billy Goss and Wahooligan team for winning with a 36.65 they caught around 2:30 on Saturday while fishing the 390/390. The team won just over $34k. Stay tuned over the next few days as I will work to recap the entire Jolly Mon festival week of events. It was a good one. Thanks to all event sponsor and event participants
- Brant Mcmullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Sailfish Fun" | N/A | 06/21/15
 

Saturday Randy Bork and his son Matt Bork and family friends headed out in search of kings, when the weather wasn't ideal they were only able to make it about 10miles off shore. After a long day they put one last line out and before they knew it sailfish hit. Congratulations Guys! (Pictured is Matt Bork & Family Friend)


- Shannon Reel
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Sailfish Fun" | N/A | 06/21/15
 

Saturday Randy Bork and his son Matt Bork and family friends headed out in search of kings, when the weather wasn't ideal they were only able to make it about 10miles off shore. After a long day they put one last line out and before they knew it sailfish hit. Congratulations Guys! (Pictured is Matt Bork & Family Friend)


- Shannon Reel
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Jolly Mon VIP" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/21/15
 

The tournament results for the 2015 Jolly Mon VIP have been posted on the VIP page under the format and rules. Please note that this was a winner take all tournament. Congratulations to Brett Barnes with team Hot Rod on their $10,000 win. Also, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this tournament. It was different, the weather cooperated, and the fish bit for the most part. From what I have heard, people enjoyed the shotgun start and the boundaries that were implemented. Feedback is appreciated. Email me at derek@oifc.com with comments on this new tournament.     


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Jolly Mon first fish" | | 06/20/15
 

Critter Getter posts a 31+ for lead. Small boat, single engine
- Brant Mcmullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Jolly Mon update" | | 06/20/15
 

241 boat entries. 200+/- fishing Saturday (still working on final info). Thanks to all for choosing to fish the 2015 Jolly Mon. The Capt meeting was highlighted by great food from Guy C Lee, successful fund raising for the Hooks family and of course Pogy Bobbing. This year the kids were bobbing, but it was a competition between adults that broke out and provided added entertainment. Saturday early morning the area had one heck of a lightning storm which lasted for hours. It was gone by daylight but the winds picked up well beyond the 10-15kt forecast. I hate it for all the small boats and kids participating, but it is unpredictable and unfortunate. Best of luck to everyone fishing and see you at the scales.
- Brant Mcmullan
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Briefing or Sermon" | | 06/19/15
 

Rev. Stan briefing our group before departure this morning.
- Chris Dew
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




"Jolly Mon Update" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/18/15
 

Yesterday the Jolly Mon VIP was held out of the OIFC which showed us tournament anglers that there ARE king mackerel out there. The 54 boat field fished just two spots yesterday and almost half the field caught decent fish. Note that this tournament had strict boundaries where our 54 qualified boats could fish. What does this mean for the actual Jolly Mon held this Saturday (6/20) and Sunday (6/21)? It means that there should be a pretty impressive leaderboard once the dust settles this weekend. In the past week, I have checked spots from 5 to 45 miles out to find a decent class of kings. The 30-45 range has been extremely slow - tons of unfishable grass and silty blue water. 5-10 mile range has been hit or miss – with big fish coming off the piers and pogy pods. However the 10-25 mile range has been very consistent - 10-20 pound kings have been coming from this range and I’m sure that there is a few 30-40 pound fish mixed in with them. Therefore, if you have been on the fence about participating in this year’s Jolly Mon King Classic, do yourself and favor and enter. It’s a family oriented, high paying tournament and serves as a great excuse to get out on the water. Be sure to stop by the OIFC to pick up all your tournament tackle needs. Good luck to all anglers this weekend – it should be a good one!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
Post Comment
Name:*

Email:*

Comment:*




1 2 3 4 5 6next ›

Charters Fishing Reports Webstore Contact ©2015 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