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"Blackfin SW Florida style" | | 05/03/16
 

Amy and I are picking up new 39 Yellowfin and took the boat out this AM for a shakedown and test run before we head back to North Carolina with it. We did grab a couple of rods and found some great Kingfish and Blackfin Tuna action outside the Tampa ship channel. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"They Are Here For Sure" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/03/16
 

Oceancrest Pier reports:
John Mason 38.2 King all ready this morning way to go


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Flounder Bite" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/03/16
 

There here and willing to bite. Boat is in the water. Just waiting for you to call. Lets go catch some fish! 910 575 3474 See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Recent bite and happenings" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/02/16
 

With folks coming out of their winter haunts and fishermen eager to hear a reel scream, calm hasn’t been the word to describe the atmosphere at the OIFC here recently. The gulf stream fishing hit a second gear this past weekend (4/29-5/1) as multiple boats littered the dock with impressive catches of mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna and even a few wahoo. Then in the 25-40-mile range, there were quite a few boats had success with schoolie kings and some cobia here and there. I’ve received multiple reports that there was a decent bite around the Atlantic ledge and the Bill Perry reef this past weekend as well. Hopefully the forecasted warmer weather for this week will bring a larger body of fish closer to local favorite spots such as the shark hole, Christinas ledge, and the 390/390. Typically, this action cranks up around the third or fourth week in May yet with how warm the weather has been, just about anything is possible.

 

In addition to the ongoing fishing buzz, don’t forget to enter the Far Out Shootout as well as the Cobia Clash. With how hot the bite has been near the stream lately and how many cobia have been caught, it’ll be interesting to see what weights are brought to the scales in both these tournaments. To enter online or print out an entry form for both these events, visit the two links below.

 

Jolly Mon VIP – The entry deadline has officially passed for those who have qualified. This evening I will be sending out invitations to those who will be selected from the waitlist to fill up the rest of the 60 boat field.

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE FAR OUT SHOOTOUT

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE COBIA CLASH

Below are pictures from the past two weeks of Gulf Stream fishing. From left to right is Youseff Wahba with a blackfin tuna and a wahoo. The second to last picture is Jacob Raynor with a mahi mahi and the last one is Jacob Raynor, Meaghan Keenoy, and Devrin Avant with their catch from (4/30).  


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"ROB'S BAIT PENS - OIFC TAKING ORDERS- JUNE 1 ARRIVAL" | | 05/02/16
 

Rob will be making his annual pilgrimage to the OIFC around June 1, and he will be loading his trailer up with as many pens as he can fit. BUT, he can only bring Pre-Orders, so if you want a pen, I need to get your order. Here is what he will be able to make and bring- ROUND: 1/2? square mesh- 48?wide x 36? tall - $350 ? ?RIKER ISLAND? 1/2? square mesh ? 48? wide x 48? tall - $380 ? ?SING SING? OVAL: 1/2? square mesh- 48? long x 30? wide x 30? tall - $235 ? SMALL GOGGLE EYE? 1? square mesh- 60? long x 36? wide x 36? tall - $275 ? ?GOGGLE EYE? ** INSORE FISHERMAN?S VERSION* ROUND- ½? square mesh- 24? wide x 24? tall - $115 ? ?SMALL BAIT PEN? To place order Email- captbrant@oifc.com ** There is a limited number of Pens that can be fit on the trailer so first come?. ** Capt. Brant McMullan www.OIFC.com (910) 575-3474
- "Brant McMullan"
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"They're here!!!" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/01/16
 

Picture one is from this weekend at Ocean Crest Pier.  Picture two was taken yesterday morning at the OIFC and is a king caught just off Sunset Beach Pier.  I would say the kings have arrived!!

I think Rube was right.................


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Fire Stream" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/01/16
 

The Gulf Stream was on fire yesterday and will be for a while.   With the exception of the red drum (picture courtsey Dennis Watson) all these fish were caught yesterday aboard different boats.  I do believe the big bull  drum bite near and in shore is on.  I've heard a couple other reports of big bulls being landed.  Please take note of the proper way this fish is being held.  In addition to Dennis thanks to Billy Noble, Capt Brant, David Kiser & Kevin Sneed for use of these pictures


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Great fishing school" | | 04/30/16
 

Today was my last stream school of the year and it was a good one. We did our land class yesterday eve and everyone was good to go on bait rigging and setting spreads; we also looked at charts and decided the offshore edge of the Blackjack looked good. We set lines at 8:20am and it was pretty much non stop until we picked up at 2:30. We found big midwater marks of Blackfin Tuna over structure in 250' and we hung in that area all day, picking on nice 10-25# Blackfin, Mahi and a good size Hoo. The Hoo skied our teaser chain and then seconds later the rigger behind the chain popped and smoked off. Then the flat line rig bent over and started peeling. The rigger was a 20# Blackfin and the flatline was the 45# Hoo getting greedy. Later we were idling down sea fighting a couple Mahi when a 150# Blue followed a bait in that I was clearing. The Blue was not lit up and didn't have much interest in eating, but it was cool to see as it swam and circled just feed behind the transom for several passes. Congrats to Capt OC and first mate Austin Aycock and their crew for winning the Mahi Challenge. They had a couple of 18 pounders and iced the deal with a stud 34 pounder. We had 10 entries in the quickie event, which isn't half bad. Keep your eye to the OIFC report and posts as more of these "Saturday Challenge" events will be coming for inshore and offshore. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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Capt Mark 05/01/2016

Way to go guys ! Looked like a great day out there. Congrats to OC and his crew.





"Mahi Chalkenge Success!!!" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/30/16
 

Ten teams entered Saturday's OIFC Mahi Challenge and one team emerged the victor.  Captain Chris Dew and his Crew aboard the OIFC World Capt took top honors with a 71.20 # total.  Their 34.15 mahi was the big plus for them.  the finishing order was 1-OIFC World Cat 71.20, 2-Team OIFC 55.50#, 3-Off Limits-51.20#, 4-OIFC Carolina Cat 48.25, 5-Stream Line 43.15# and Dig It 39.10#.   All the fish were caught in the Black Jack/100-400 area. 

Our plan is to hold a flounder tournament the weekend of May 21st.  We will watch the weather and make an announcement.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Libby Taylor 05/01/2016

Congrats to all the teams but a great big congratulations to OIFC World Cat's Capt. Chris Dew and crew!! I've been out with them twice and am looking forward to yet another trip this summer!!





"100-400" | | 04/30/16
 

Jay and Jude Stanley with Ryan Gore and Pat Prince @ the 100_400 today got 15 mahi in a hour . Seas picked up and so did we . Sent from my iPhone
- Rickey Beck
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Dr. T 04/30/2016

Way to go guys. I know you had fun, and I wish I could have been out there with you! Congratulations!!!





"Rube nailed it..." | OIFC | 04/30/16
 

Well, Rube McMullan predicted that the king bite would be on the beach today and Charles Callahan from Laurinburg proved him right with this 47.60 king caught this morning.  


- Shannon Reel
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Rube McMullan 05/01/2016

I spoke with the team and they had a great story. They were Spanish fishing 500 yards off Sunset Beach. However, having read previous fishing tips on Spanish fishing, they added a larger swimming plug to their spread in hopes that they might attract a larger game fish feeding on the Spanish and Blues they were catching. And boom! It happened. The long line plug took off in high gear, they were getting stripped and had to chase the fish. A good fight; a incredible catch...that's how you do it boys. Congrats to Charles and his team for the first beach trophy king of the year. Game on!





"Mahi Tournament" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/29/16
 

We have 8 boats entered!!! Come enjoy the weigh in between 5 & 7 pm on the OIFC Dock!! Hang out and enjoy a beverage & dinner at the Fish Company while you are here!!! Sent from my iPhone


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Mahi Challenge" | | 04/29/16
 

Make that 8 boats - another entry -- come on boys-you know you are going. Its $120 - throw it in the pot and lets have some fun !!!! Capt. Brant McMullan www.OIFC.com (910) 575-3474
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"Mahi Challenge" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 04/29/16
 

Ok, we have 7 entries so far. Registration is open on-line until midnight. $120 to enter. Www.oifc.com on tournament menu. The OIFC boats will be on the water in the stream. We will monitor VHF 11- give us a shout. Not too late to enter Capt. Brant McMullan


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"OIFC has LIVE SHRIMP" | | 04/29/16
 

while they last- we got some but not a ton. $8/dz Capt. Brant McMullan
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"King beach bite time table revised" | OIFC | 04/29/16
 

Yesterday I forcasted the annual late April/early May beach king bite would go off this Saturday. The wind is moving to the north this morning, so I'm revising my bet that it's goes off today with the first big Kings of the year caught right on the beach off Long Beach. This is a annual blessing from the fish gods that we have the chance to fish within a driver and 9 iron of the beach and catch tourney class Kings. Same game/same location of the October US Open or Fall Brawl. For the smaller boaters who aren't fishing the gulf stream this weekend, this is the game for you.


- Rube McMullan
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Capt Rickey 04/30/2016

Charlie Wilson saw them around the Cape Fear earlier this week. I saw pelicans diving and feeding at Surfside Wednesday. No specific word on Long Beach

poppin scales 04/29/2016

....any word on the pogies around long beach??





"2016 Monster Mahi Challenge" | OIFC | 04/28/16
 

*ATTENTION ANGLERS*
We figured we would add some extra spice to the weekend by adding a friendly little Mahi tourney to the mix since we've heard a lot of you guys would be heading out to the Stream on Saturday.
The Monster Mahi Challenge will be on Saturday, April 30th ONLY!


Enter Online http://www.oifc.com/tournaments#T3 
OR Print Entry Form & Bring Cash to OIFC by 8PM Tomorrow Evening (4/29/16)

2016 Monster Mahi Challenge

$120 Entry Fee

3 Fish(Mahi) Aggregate - Winner Takes All

[Up To 3 Fish- You Do NOT Have to Have 3 Fish in Order to Weigh-In]

Fishing Begins at 6AM

No Boundaries

Weigh-In at Ocean Isle Fishing Center Between 5PM-7PM

*Boat Must Be Tied to OIFC Dock at 7PM to Weigh-In*


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Steele park 04/29/2016

Frollie, I prefer infamous. I'm still around and can be found in the deep blue.....

Capt. Brant 04/28/2016

Yes you can keep your catch. This is just a quick and simple tourney that is cheap and adds a little excitement to what will hopefully all ready be a pretty day with good fishing --

John Sims 04/28/2016

Will boats maintain there catch?

frollie hughes 04/28/2016

In the third picture, is that the missing Steele?


frollie hughes 04/28/2016

In the third picture, is that the missing Steele?




"Torium special at OIFC " | | 04/28/16
 

Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Upcoming Events!" | OIFC | 04/28/16
 

 

 


- Katelyn Kincer
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"News Flash Here comes the spring King bite" | OIFC | 04/28/16
 

Yesterday pelicans were diving on pogies up and down the beach front at Ocean Isle. A sure sign the annual spring King beach bite is about to go off. Every year, the last few days of April/first few days of May, there is a bite of big Kings that occurs along the beach front at Long Beach. We've never figured out why, but it is theorized the warm water outflow pipe at Yaupon from the power plant warms the water a few degrees and thus attracts bait fish. Somehow the King's have this figured out, and every year for as many years as i can remember, there is this late April arrival of Kings to the beach front along Long Beach. This is the opportunity to get in some October beach front King fishing in April. My bet is when the winds goes to the north on Saturday, the bite will kick off.


- Rube McMullan
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