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Last Updated - 10/15/2017 06:07:26 PM

START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 10/18/05
 

After a great weekend of fishing for the Fall Brawl, the weather continues to hold and the fishing is only getting better.  Day by day the water clarity improves after last weeks 15 inch deluge of rain.  The Kings are biting right at Shallotte inlet and here's a typical example of the "day after" syndrome where you always catch the big one you needed for the tournament the day after the event.  Capt. Roger and Capt. Charles on the "Show Time" can vouch for that as they guided this group to a 1/2 day success with 3 Kings including one that tipped the scales to 29.9 pounds.    The weather looks great for this week and I've got Grouper on my mind as well as Wahoo.  I'm planning to do both, so stay tuned for the report. 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"On the job!" | Capt. Hook | 10/16/05
 

The majority of the fish caught during Saturday's fishing came from the Shallotte inlet area.  The bite was early with scattered action reported throughout the day after 10am.  The leadering fish at 33 pounds caught by 8 year old Austin Allen on the Double Down came from the 90/90.

See below picture-- Capt. David Hooks hard at work on the docks during the Fall Brawl weigh-in.


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Fall Brawl is on!" | Carolina Contender | 10/15/05
 

Weather this AM is nice.  Wind is from the north at 10 knots and the sky is crystal clear.  Looks like a classic Fall day-- hopefully catches will prove just as classic as the conditions.  Stay tuned to this site for results.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Fall Brawl weather update" | Carolina Contender | 10/14/05
 

Jim Can'ttorie just called NOAA and explained to them that on south facing beaches with a north wind, a forecast of 3-5 foot seas should be changed to 3-5 inches. It is FLAT off our Brunswick County beaches. You could skip a nickel all the way to Frying Pan Tower. The north wind will continue throughout the weekend guaranteing flat seas, spots, mullets, pogies, and KINGS!

The beach bite is ON! Come join us at the Fall Brawl for classic Carolina October King fishing within a 9 iron of the beach. 


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 10/13/05
 

Here's what is laying in wait for you Fall Brawl fishermen.  It has truly been a beach bite.  We've been fishing 15-30 feet of water from Shallotte Inlet to just East of Lockwood's inlet- mostly offshore of schools of Menhaden.  The Menhaden are very plentiful all along the beach, so that won't be a concern.  The majority of the Kings are in the 15-22 pound class, but we're seeing a fair number over 25 pounds and you know someone's going to find a 30+ out there.  The skies cleared today and winds have dropped out to 10 knots.  The kings are biting so close to the beach you could hit a 9 iron into the Ocean Isle Inn's swimming pool.  I hope to see you all here to enjoy this Fall fishing at its best.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Fall Brawl weekend weather flash" | Carolina Contender | 10/13/05
 

Improving forecast- looks like it should be nice weather to catch the beach king bite that is going on right now.  Don't pay any attention to the seas forecasted as they will not come into play for our nearshore area due to our protection from the north wind.  Trust me-- this is going to be a good weekend for king fishing and the winner will burn less than 30 gallons of fuel the entire day-- you watch.  We're all set up here and awaiting you fishermen to come see us on Friday to sign up, eat Frogmore stew and race Spots in the Spot Derby.  See you here.
Brant


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Yesterday!!" | Capt. Hook | 10/12/05
 

Well Sumo and Capt. John manned the Captn Hook yesterday on a Kingfish excursion. And as usual they had a brisk North East wind which kept them hung to the hill!! They fished around Lockwood Folly Inlet and pulled out a nice fish that tipped the scales at 26 and some change. We will be out there this afternoon to try it again. Once again we will be hung to the hill due to the wind!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Jim Can'ttorie weather update for Fall Brawl" | Carolina Contender | 10/11/05
 

Jim's sticking with his forcast for the weekend. High pressure will continue to build into our area throughout the week bringing us northly winds which are just what we need to electrify an all out beach bite for the tourney. There were a few fish caught along the beach at Long Beach and Yaupon yesterday in the FLW tourney fished out of Morehead. What's slowing down the bite is the water salinity that is off due to the 14 inches of rain we had last weekend. As the days progress and the water flow from the Cape Fear flushes out the fresh water, the salinity will return to normal. That, along with the north winds[that means mullets and spots running the beach] and the fact it's October!...should all come together for the Kings to go crazy at Shallotte and Lockwood Inlets, Yaupon, River Channel, and Lighthouse Rocks.

I note the marine forcast is calling for 3-5 foot seas toward the weekend. This is due to a low pressure system off of Bermuda which will create a swell. This is misleading for our waters as with a northly wind we are protected by the land and therefore an offshore swell will not effect us. It should be flat seas along the beach.

Standby for more updates.


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"Jim Can'ttorie's Fall Brawl weather forcast" | Carolina Contender | 10/08/05
 

Had to get Jim Can'ttorie to put on his longe range goggles to figure out this forcast for the Fall Brawl next weekend here at OIFC; but here goes..... a very light cold front passes thru our area Friday giving us bluebird skies and light north winds for Saturday. Sunday will also offer light winds moving from north to northeast during the day. Bottom line....weather looks perfect; slight and light. The mullets should run the beach on the north wind, the Kings should be in hot pursuit, and considering the disruption to their dining envirnoment this week they should be VERY hungrey. No doubt it should be a beach bite, classic coastal Carolina fall fishing. Come on down and win the $$$!!!

This week our charter fleet will finally be able to get back at it, so stand by for updates as to where the fish are at.


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"Getting lonesome down here" | Carolina Contender | 10/07/05
 

Yeah, it's blowing the shortning out of the biscuit down here and no reflief in sight for the weekend.....so , if it's too rough to fish, this is the time to talk about fishing. I've been telling the same stories to everyone here at the OIFC all week. Come on down and let's talk it up!

Also it's perfect time to get your stuff ready for when it does calm down because there has to be some very hungrey fish out there. After the blow, it's time for the spots to show, kings continue on the beach, and the gulf stream wahoo bite should get in gear.

Don't forget the Fall Brawl King Tournament here at the OIFC next weekend. With the water temps staying in the 70's the beach bite should be explosive; River Channel, Yaupon, Lockwood or Shallotte Inlet, Myrtle Beach Rocks...all spots within 3 miles of the beach. The tourney is one day fishing and you can choose to fish Saturday or Sunday. Capt meeting Friday evening at OIFC.


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"Lately" | Capt. Hook | 10/03/05
 

Well we just finished the SKA Pro Division on which I compete with Forrest and Bookie Taylor on the THAT’S MY DOG/Team Furuno. We were fishing out of Morehead City and chose to run all the way to Shallotte Inlet to fish on day one. We scaled a 20lb fish and decided, after viewing the leader board, that we should probably do the same on day two. On the second day we stopped inshore at the Cape Fear River Channel and ended up with one strike and one fish. The fish scaled a 22.5lbs which gave us enough for an 11th place finish, and pushed Bookie over the top for the senior angler of the year title.  We should be in or very near the top ten for the year also. This was a very good season and as always the competition is stiff!

Preston, Skip and Carter took the Capt’n Hook on the hunt for a US OPEN winner!! That is the whole crew minus ME!! They pulled their time in the River Channel also but just couldn’t find a hero!! The bite was fair but the big fish were few and far between. I hurried home from the touney to take a great group of ladies on a Charter in search of those so called “too small” Kings. Guess what!! The wind swung mainly out of the east and we didn’t get a strike. I even pulled Clark spoons to see if any Spanish were left hanging around which was also unsuccessful! The forecast is not favorable for the next couple of days so hang on and she will turn away from the East Soon!

My new boat is almost here, it made it from Florida to NC anyway!! It will be at Gore’s in Wilmington for a couple of weeks or so then we will be ready for a Maiden Voyage!! It is a Mercury Verado Powered 2006 model 31 open CONTENDER that is very similar to the present Boat without the Fwd. Cuddy. The not so old Capt’n Hook will be moving to Concord Street to take over the Daddy R dock!! I’ve heard roomers of a boat being tagged the “Black Pearl” moving into town!! There just may be a Captain nicknamed after a Famed Pirate at the helm!!

 


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 10/03/05
 

Well, the East wind has been wearing us out the last few days.  The kingfish bite along the beach was good Friday and Saturday early, but since then it has slowed dramatically under strong Easterly winds.  Hotspots for the beach king bite have been the Cape Fear River, Yaupon, off Ocean Crest pier, Lockwood inlet and Shallotte inlet.  Menhaden are very plentiful along all the beaches and as soon as the winds settles a bit or shifts to the south, the kings will back on track. 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"US Open This Weekend" | Team Carolina Wellcraft | 09/29/05
 

Fall is on the way.  Temperatures are supposed to dip down into the 50's this weekend as a cold front will cross the area.  The bad news is the front will bring strong winds, the good news is the wind will be from a northerly direction and thus the ocean will be flat along the beach.  This weekend's US Open king mackerel tournament should have your classic North Carolina fall time conditions.  Cool air, calm seas nearshore and hot fishing are expected.  Fishing has remained relatively unchanged from last weekends great nearshore action.  Pogies are plentiful from Long Beach Pier all the way to Jay Bird Shoals in the river channel.  The charter fleet here at the fishing center has been catching kingfish all week within a few miles of land.  The hot spots remain Yaupon reef and the end of the Cape Fear Shipping Channel.  Also a good number of fish are coming from even closer to the beach.  Yesterday Capt. Roger weighed a 27lber that he caught in 20 feet of water near the Ocean Crest Pier.  Daily the pier fishermen on Long Beach Pier and Ocean Crest are putting double digit kingfish days on the board.  If the bait is there, don't be afraid to fish close to shore.  I've heard of one king mackerel caught earlier this week just outside of the surfers.  The fish are on the beach just they are supposed to be this time of year.  Get out there and take advantage as it only happens one time of year.  The spots I've mentioned have certainly been consistently producing kingfish, but they may be holding in other areas that are not being fished hard as well.  It would be worth your while to check out any inlet including Lockwood, Shallotte, or Little River.  Also, Myrtle Beach rocks has the potential to fire off right now.  Go fish!

By the way, the big flounder are biting good right now as well.  Capt. Stan on the Stori Teller put an 8.5lber on the scales two days ago.  Several other reports verify the big flounder bite is on.   


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Weekend tourney outlook" | Carolina Contender | 09/26/05
 

The US Open and SKA Pro tourney operators must be smiling ear to ear as it appears this weekend will offer absolutely classic Carolina King Mackerel fishing. A strong cold front comes thru Thursday evening which will give us strong North winds Friday but front is moving fast therefore winds will begin laying late Friday and Saturday should see light northly winds before the day is done. It should be classic Cape Fear fall River Channel conditions as you can fish on the west side of the shoals in the River Channel and be sheltered from the northly winds. The mullets should run; there's a good supply of pogies; and the spots may also show with the north wind. My bet is the River Channel will be on fire! Bait of choice should be mullets. More info to follow as the week progresses.

For you anchor and chum fishermen we just got a new shipment of Capt Marks sardine chum.


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"GAS PRICES HOLDING FIRM AT OIFC" | Carolina Contender | 09/25/05
 

In anticipation of Rita hitting Texas we have stocked up on fuel and plan to keep our prices the same as pre-storm fuel prices so long as we have stock.  Currently Regular gas at 2.94 and Diesel at 2.99.  Come by and see us!


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Kings move inshore" | Carolina Contender | 09/25/05
 

The big kings are hitting the beach.  Fall fishing has started as Yaupon reef and Cape Fear ship channel have turned on with kings in the 12-30+ pound range.  Stay tuned for a couple months of awesome King Mackerel action off our coast.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"River Channel is on!" | Carolina Contender | 09/25/05
 

Just as anticipated, it happened yesterday at Yaupon and the River  Channel. The entire area around Yaupon/RC is covered with bait. Seemed Yaupon best early and RC heated up on outgoing tide. Will have full report of where best tourney action occurred yesterday for those fishing US Open next week. Standby.


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"It's a beach bite" | Carolina Contender | 09/23/05
 

Ok, info is in...it's a bona fide hot beach bite! Yaupon/River Channel/Lighthouse Rocks. Had good reports from all those spots today. Also heard there was 20 kings caught at Ocean Crest Pier today!

Water off OIB inlet is "King Green" so don't be surprised to see fish come from Lockwood Inlet/Shallotte Inlet or Myrtle Beach Rocks. Weather looks perfect so everyone have a great day at it tomorrow and catch the big one.


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"Beach bite is on!" | Carolina Contender | 09/23/05
 

Over the years, I've noticed when we have a storm, it seems the first place the fish show back up is along the beach around Yaupon.I think that's because we seem to end up on the weak side of the storms and the land protects the close in waters from the north/northeast wind we get from the storms thus keeping it from getting too stirred up. Also the tidal flow from the Cape Fear river excellerates the cleaning process of the water. It's been mostly dead offshore this week however action is heating up around the Yaupon Reef area. There was a big catch of Kings last couple days at Ocean Crest Pier[right at Yaupon Reef]. There is lots of bait, both pogys and glass minnows. Expect Yaupon, McGlamery,  River Channel/Lighthouse Rocks to explode this weekend. Also worth considering is Myrtle Beach Rocks as the water seems to clear up quickly there also. Good luck to everyone and we'll keep you posted on what we find fishing today.


- Capt. Rube McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 09/21/05
 

First king hits the dock after Ophelia!  The fishing is looking up.  Since Ophelia we've had perfect weather with flat calm seas every day.  The water did get stirred up quite a bit, but it is settling quick and the fish will be back on by the weekend.  I caught this king with a group from up north yesterday while fishing Yaupon reef.  The action wasn't hot, but it showed promise as we caught the pictured 20lb king and a big spanish along with a 200+ pound Leopard Manta Ray and a citation sized Brown Pelican.  The pogys have been holding off of Oak Island near the hot hole.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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