Thanks for stopping by my new website! My name is Capt. Marty Brill and this site is being developed by my friends at Beach 104 and 94.5 Water Country as a way to keep you informed. If you miss my daily fishing reports you can go to the home page and press the play button on the top player. The player beneath that is the weekday report from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.
Because you may not know me, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I grew up in a little fishing village called Ponce Inlet at the south end of Daytona Beach. The charterboat docks were located just a block from my house which was probably why I started working on the offshore headboats as a bait boy when I was nine years old.
I spent my teenage years flounder gigging, trout fishing, clamming and oystering in the backwaters of the inlet and also at Mosquito Lagoon in the Canaveral National Seashore. As a freshman in high school I switched over to the sportfishing boats and was overtaken by my wish to have a hand in catching a blue marlin.
I watched countless Carolina Sportfishing boats as they headed south in the winter and north in the spring and I made up my mind I was going to follow them to the Outer Banks one day. On the very night I graduated from high school, I packed my van, (it was the 70’s), kissed my mom and dad good-bye and headed north. On the very last day of that very first summer I was the mate on the Sea Whisper with Capt. Buddy Hooper when we landed that first blue marlin.
That seems like a long time ago since I landed in Hatteras Village and spent two of the best years of my life there. Then it was on to Oregon Inlet when I was offered a job on a brand new custom built Billy Holton boat, owned and captained by Nevin Wescott. It was the culmination of those dreams I had as a boy in Ponce Inlet and you know what? I never looked back.
I have been on the Outer Banks ever since. I ended up running charterboats out of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center for 16 years before opening a tackle shop in Nags Head. It was there that I began my seminar series teaching all types of Outer Banks Fishing. It was also during those years that I started my program, “The Other Side of Fishing” on Beach 104 and then expanded to 94.5 Water Country many years ago. I hope you will use this site as a way to keep up with fishing on the Outer Banks.