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"LBARA Tournament Recap" | It Works- 27' | 10/02/06
 

Here is a recap of this past weekend's Long Bay Artificial Reef Association's Club Challenge fishing tournament. 

10/01/2006

For Immediate Release

 

Long Bay Artificial Reef Association 9th Annual Club Challenge was held on Saturday September 30th 2006. A record ?Challenge? field of 62 boats representing eight clubs put lines in at 7:00 am.

 

With competitors departing from Cape Fear River to Little River Inlet the fishing was great. Baitfish was plentiful off Oak Island, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle.  It seemed as though the ?bite? was on as soon as the first bait hit the water.  Fish were plentiful almost everywhere from the Jungle area to the Cape Fear River Channel.

 

King Mackerel Division Individual Honors

When the last fish was weighed the crew of the ?Creecher? Captained by Al Fulford crewed by Mike Fields and Lin Creech representing the Holden Beach Fishing Club captured top King Mackerel honors with a 39.08 lb. Beauty.

 

The Charlotte Offshore Sport Fishing Club Team of Captain Rudy Stewart crewed by Sam Hobbs and Jim Queen placed 2nd with a 28.86 lb. King Mackerel.

 

Representing Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Captain Jeremy Harrelson along with brother Ron Harrelson put a 28.16 lb King Mackerel on the scales to place third.

 

Flounder Division Individual Honors

Top individual honors in the Flounder Division went to Captain Fred Davis along with Hank Martinez, representing the ?Got-em-on Club from Carolina Beach, Fred?s top flounder weighed 5.16 lbs.

 

Captain Tim Corn fishing with his brother Bobby Corn representing the Schneider Stone Team placed 2nd.  Tim placed a 5.02 lbs. Flounder on the scale.

 

Representing the Winston Salem Saltwater Fishing Club, Captain Karen Haas placed 3rd with a 4.90 lb flounder.  Karen was fishing with Eddie Dunlap and Greg Baker.

 

King Mackerel Club Results

The top five fish from each club was tallied in each division to determine the final standings.  With a three fish per boat limit, teamwork was essential.

 

Anchored by Captain Al Fulford?s 39.06 lb?er and strong support from Captain Robert Bryant and Captain Joe Hutchens the Holden Beach Fishing Club took top honors with a five fish aggregate of 135.48 lbs.

 

Taking 2nd place was the Ocean Isle Fishing Center Team anchored by Captain Jeremy Harrelson?s 28.16 lbs with strong support from Captain Barrett Mc Mullen and Captain Lee Frick.  Their five fish aggregate totaled 119.15 lbs.

 

Finishing third was the Charlotte Offshore Sport Fishing Cub led by Captain Rudy Steward?s 28.86 lbs with support from Captain Andy Fisher, Captain Steve Sherron, Captain Eric Lindy and Captain Michael Guran the club weight totaled 110.24 lbs.

 

Flounder Club Results 

First Place went to the Charlotte Offshore Sport Fishing Club with a five fish aggregate of 15.62 lbs. Led by Captain Andy Fisher?s 3.50 lbs. With support from the father and son teams of Captain Chris Jenkins and dad Gary Jenkins along with Captain Todd Jenkins and son Garrett Jenkins.

 

The 2006 Flounder Division win was the Fifth consecutive division-win for the Charlotte Offshore Sport Fishing Club.  The club perfected their flounder techniques on the banks of the Catawba River and Lake Norman.

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Finishing second on the efforts Captain Fred Davis and Hank Martinez was the Carolina Beach Got-em-on Fishing Club.  Fred and Hank posed a three fish aggregate of 11.60 lbs.

 

The Winston Salem Saltwater Fishing Club finished third with a strong showing from Captain Karen Haas and her crew of Eddie Dunlap and Greg Baker.  They scored a total weight of 10.32 lbs.

 

The big winner from the event was the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association.  The amount of money raised from the event along with personal and club donations exceeded $10,000.00.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Monster Spanish" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/01/06
 

Today I had a half day charter with Ashley and Steve Rupp of Union Mills, NC. We started out at Christina's Ledge, but couldn't get the bite going, so we headed on to the 390/390. As soon as we pulled up and started setting line's, it was on, MONSTER Spanish!!! We ended the day with 7 Spanish between 4.5 and 5.5 lbs. and one king in the 10 lb. range. We hooked a few others, but lost them for one reason or another. I will be running another 1/2 day tommorrow morning on the It Works, so we will see what we can do then. The fantastic fall fishing has arrived, so now is the time to come and go fishing. Give us a call and let's go wet some lines. Until next time, tight lines and fair winds.


- Capt. Lyndon Carter
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"" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/01/06
 

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- Capt. Lyndon Carter
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"Role Call" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/28/06
 

Team OIFC is shaping up nicely.  We ought to be a force to be reckoned with in this weekend's upcoming club challenge.  It's not too late to jump on board.  The weather looks perfect.  The fish are going nuts right now with hot kingfish bites reported on the beach as well as in 65ft of water.  This is a great opportunity to help a worthy cause and represent OIB and OIFC in competition.  Go team oorah!

So far this is who I have for each division on Team OIFC:

Kingfish division
It Works-  Capt. Barrett McMullan
Frickin' Fishin'- Capt Lee Frick
Reel Action- Jeremy Harrelson
Sandlapper-  Thomas Haselden
No Name- Tim Garrett

Flounder division
Double Trouble-  Capt. Brian Aycock
Hookem Up Fishing-  Jeff and Rickey Beck
Team Pescador-  Clay Morphis
Babewatch- Rudy Upton
No Name-  Capt. Kyle Hughes

If you're interested in fishing stop by the Fishing Center before tomorrow at 6:30pm and fill out an entry form.  We'll take your entry to the Capt. meeting for you at Oak Island if you like. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Poor Rog" | Show Time- 34' | 09/28/06
 

I saw Capt. Roger this morning making his final circles around the boat before the gaff is planted in him on Saturday around 3:00 p.m.  Couldn't really understand what he was saying, but he looked pretty happy.  Seriously, congratulations to him and Darla Fox as they tie the knot this weekend.  It takes a special woman to tear him away from a fall Saturday of kingfishing...  Speaking of which, it's on right now!  We just saw a limit of kings in the 15-20 pound range come from around the Jungle, caught on OIFC hand tied custom live-bait rigs and pogies.  Capt. Brant just returned to the dock with a fine catch consisting of grouper, king mackerel, and believe it or not, cobia.  The weather looks good for the weekend, so come on down and get your lines wet.  Stop by and pick up a few double pogy rigs as well as our own "zombie" rig, which brings your ribbonfish back to life by putting a live pogy right in front of it.  Fall fishing is here!


- First Mate- Chris Burrows
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"It's Official- The Bite Is On!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/27/06
 

Just in time for October and this weekend's Club Challenge tournament, the bite has officially fired off.  Thanks to Capt. Lee Frick and crew for confirming the kingfish action has reached it's fall pattern.  Lee reported catching numerous fish from 15 to 30lbs on live pogies.  Live bait was easily found and caught at Shallotte Inlet.  Did I mention the weather is perfect and looks to be that way for the weekend as well?

I want to remind everyone of the unique opportunity we have coming up this weekend.  We will be fielding Team OIFC to compete against the other major fishing clubs in the state at the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association's Club Challenge.  The club's team that catches the heaviest 5 king mackerel will win the kingfish division and the heaviest 5 flounder will win the flounder division.  A max of 3 fish from each species can come from one boat.  Team OIFC is starting to take shape as we look to bring home the prestigous title of top fishing club in the state to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center and Ocean Isle Beach.  We invite anyone interested in competing on Team OIFC to stop by the Fishing Center Friday evening before 6:30 to meet and drop your entry.  Also please email me captbarrett@oifishingcenter.com if you plan on attending.  We have blank entry forms here and we will turn in your entry and entry fee to the tournament Friday evening if you don't want to make the trip to Oak Island.  Come join us for this great competition and also help out a worthy cause along the way. 

Just in----- World famous inshore guidesman Kyle Hughes has signed with Team OIFC for the flounder division!   We need as many fishermen as possible to join the team to help increase our odds at victory. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/26/06
 

I haven't been able to do a whole lot of fishing this past month between putting boats and the store back together and prepping for the Fall Brawl, but for me, September is good for getting ready for October and November.  You can be assured I'll be on the water the next coming months, whether it be Kings, Grouper or Wahoo- and maybe even a Swordfish I'll be hunting- The weather is absolutely beautiful with light north winds.  Looks like we've got a front coming through on Thursday, but Friday and Saturday look awesome.  You can expect the Kings to bite this weekend- Yaupon Reef and the Cape Fear River should be good spots-- but don't forget the 390/390, Shark Hole and Jungle.  I'm excited about the coming months and hope you've made plans to get on the water as much as possible.  Stay tuned- Capt. Brant--
Also, I've set a few new fishing school dates for October-- live bait King Mackerel and Grouper are on the class list- call (910) 575-3474 xt 3 to get on your way to more successful fishing.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Team OIFC Updated" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/24/06
 

It's not too late to join Team OIFC in the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association's Club Challenge.  The tournament will consist of a flounder and king mackerel division.  We need as many boats as possible fishing in each division to give our team the best shot at bringing home the hardware.  If you wish to enter just go to www.lbara.com and fill out an entry form.  You can either send in your entry with $100 to the address listed or bring it by the Fishing Center and we'll take it for you.  Email me if you plan to fish captbarrett@oifishingcenter.com .  Here is the updated team roster:

Flounder Division
Double Trouble- Capt. Brian Aycock
Hook Em Up Fishing- Rickey and Jeff Beck
Team Pescador- Clay Morphis
Babewatch- Rudy Upton

King Mackerel Division
Carolina Contender- Capt.
Frickin' Fishin'- Capt. Lee Frick
Reel Action- Jeremy Harrelson


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Fishing 9-18" | It Works- 27' | 09/19/06
 

Yesterday, September 18,  we left OIFC at 7:30 a.m. on a 3/4 day charter. After stopping in at the east end of OIB to catch bait,  we made our way through the chop to the Raritan wreck. Within 15 minutes of setting lines, we heard the sound that we all love, unfortunately, the fish tail cut us. Five minutes later, we released an under sized king, the first of 3 for the day. At 9:45, our long line got hit. When the reel started singing, we knew we had a good fish. Within 5 seconds, the fish showed itself, SAILFISH!! At 10:20, we released the 72" beauty. The angler was Chris Smathers of WoodStock, Ga. After releasing this one, we saw two more free-jumping through the bait pods. We may not have brought any fish back to the dock, but the sailfish made the trip. Congratulations again Chris. The fall fishing is heating up, so give us a call and come fishing with us.


- Capt. Lyndon Carter
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"Team OIFC so far" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/18/06
 

Weekend after next, September 30th,  is the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association's Club Challenge king mackerel and flounder tournament.  We are putting together a team of as many boats as possible to represent the Ocean Isle Fishing Center and Ocean Isle Beach in this event.  Our team will be competing against the other major saltwater clubs in the state.  In addition to the competition, by participating you will be helping to support the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association who is responsible for the areas great artificial reef fishery.  So far these are the names I have fishing on Team OIFC. 

Flounder division
Double Trouble- Capt. Brian Aycock
Hook Em Up Fishing- Ricky and Jeff Beck

King Mackerel division
Carolina Contender- Capt. Brant McMullan
Frickin' Fishin'- Capt. Lee Frick

Email me, captbarrett@oifishingcenter.com if you are planning to join the team.  Remember, you can send in your entry to the address listed on the tournament's website www.lbara.com or you can bring it to the Fishing Center by Friday, September 29th and we will take it to the Capt's meeting for you. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Artificial Reef Club Challenge Back On!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/14/06
 

The Long Bay Artificial Reef Association has rescheduled their Club Challenge event to September 29th-30th.  The 9th annual Long Bay Artificial Reef Association's Club Challenge King Mackerel and Flounder Tournament is set up as a team competition event.  Fishing clubs from across the state will be competing for prizes, cash and most importantly bragging rights.  Among this year's teams will be clubs from Winston Salem, Oak Island, Sanford, and last year's winner in the king mackerel and flounder division the Charlotte Offshore Fishing Club plus others.  In addition to great competition this event will benefit a cause that is important to all fishermen.  This tournament is one of the most important fund raisers for the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association who is responsible for maintaining, replenshing and creating new artificial reefs off the Brunswick County coastline.  

Now, on to the mission at hand.  The Ocean Isle Fishing Center has decided it is time we join in on all this fun and try to give the other clubs from around the state a run for their money.  We are heading up a Team OIFC to compete in this event that will hopefully bring the prestigous bragging rights back to Ocean Isle.  The rules of this tournament say the heaviest 5 king mackerel and heaviest 5 flounder from each club's teams will win each division.  The combined heaviest 5 kingfish and 5 flounder will be the overall winner.  No more than 3 fish of each species can come off of one boat within each club.  So, this is a call to arms.  We need as many boats fishing on team OIFC as possible to give us the best shot at taking the glory.  If you are interested in fielding a team to compete as a part of team OIFC please email me at captbarrett@oifishingcenter.com.  We will meet at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center at 6:30pm Friday the 29th.  From there those who wish to attend the captains meeting and cookout will caravan up to Oak Island for the festivities.  If you can make it to the Fishing Center before 6:30 we will be having an information sharing session all afternoon and evening.  It's time to show a little local pride and bring back the hardware to OIB and OIFC.  

The entry fee is $100 with options for additional TWT's.  To download an entry form go to www.lbara.com .  I'll be posting more updates and info as we get closer.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Big Flounder" | The Flying Fish | 09/12/06
 

Check out this door mat flounder, 9 lbs 1oz., caught by Craig Callicut of Kinston, NC.  This fish was reported to have come from the Sunset Beach bridge this past weekend. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Show Time- 34' | 09/11/06
 

Well, we may not have filled the dock with a bunch of fish, but we filled it pretty good with one big one.  We fished the Black Jack yesterday with a good group of guys from Durham- Anthony Jones, Josh and Roger Harrill and Tim Chapin.  The winds were NE at 15-20 and seas a bit sloppy at 3-5', but we managed no problem in the ShowTime.  We trolled the 100/400 area and found little action before moving over to the Black Jack.  At 11:45am the long rigger blue/white alien was eaten and Tim did battle on the little TLD 25 for 30 minutes or so before landing a 2006 OIFC record wahoo- 89.75 pounds !!!!  What a fish, a best for me and certainly an eye opener to the Fall Gulf Stream fishing.  It only gets better as we move into Oct and Nov.  Anyway, we did not get bombarded by fish as we had two other knock downs, but the damage was done and that monster made the day. 
Inshore, I hate to say it, but the fishing has been nothing short of bad for over a week now.  The water doesn't look great and the kings just are not responding at all- depsite all the bait in the water.  This is not unusual as early Sept. can be a transitional time and what normally happens is that they'll just show up one day like they were never gone.  And when they do, we'll be on'em like a rat on a cheetoh-- stand by.  Til, then I'll be basking in the glory of the monster wahoo.  We're going to the Stream again on Weds.
Capt. Rog---


- Capt. Roger Gales
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"Re-Elect Rep. Stiller" | The Flying Fish | 09/08/06
 

The State Representative for our area Bonner Stiller is running for re-election in November. As I'm sure you fishermen are aware, Rep Stiller has been instrumental in helping us attack various fishery issues. To mention a few:
-He introduced and actively fought for a Legislative bill to stop menhaden netting off Brunswick and New Hanover Counties. Although the bill failed, through his help we were able to get a "gentlemen's committment" from Omega Proteins that they would stay out of our waters, which so far they have honored.

-He has led a fight to stop trawling in our narrow intercoastal waters, the effect of which decimates the primary nursery areas which are breeding grounds for juvenile fish. This battle continues.

-He was instrumental in working with us to get the buoys put back in Shallotte Inlet and successfully achieved a committment from NC Wildlife Resources to take on the project.
 
Rep Stiller is not only a strong proponent of sport fishing but he is one of us, a regular participant in the Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl King Mackerel tourneys. And now, he needs our support. Running a election campaign cost lots of money and we need to step forward and do everything we can to insure he has the war chest to put to work for his re-election campaign. At the OIFC we have many future fishery missions in mind, and having a friend in the State Legislature is critical for us to be able to accomplish our goals. The more we can empower him, the more power he can build state wide, thus stregthening our voice as we move forward. We're asking all our fishing friends to please join with us in supporting Rep Stiller's re-election campaign. If enough of us can send $100, or more, we can help fund the campaign and also demonstrate to Rep Stiller how much we appreciate his efforts on behalf of sportfishing. Please write a check to Bonner Stiller Re-election Campaign and send it to us here at the OIFC.

Ocean Isle Fishing Center
65 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC  28469
 
We will hand deliver the checks to him. Remember campaign laws restrict donations only to personal funds, no company checks. Thanks for your help and let's give Bonner a big THANK YOU for his efforts to protect and enhance our sport. Rube McMullan 

- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Shallotte Inlet dredging" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/05/06
 

This past week the Corp of Engineers signed a dredging contract with a Virginia based dredging company to do the Ocean Isle beach renourishment project. The sand for the renourishment comes from Shallotte Inlet therefore if everything works perfect the beach gets sand and we get a dredged inlet. This project is scheduled for this winter.

The fact a contract has been signed is big, as the last couple of years the project was killed because the bidders were too high and the Corp turned down the bid. I "THINK", short of a Katrina event thus directing the dredgers elsewhere, it may actually happen. Standby as we'll keep our eyes on the deal.

On the fishing scene, Scott Quaintance on the Causal Waters has re-opened the gulf stream fishing. This weekend, on 2 different trips, he had several wahoo over 50 lbs, lost a marlin, saw others, and also had some dolphin. Looks like Scott's pioneering work has confirmed the fall wahoo bite is ahead of schedule!


- Rube McMullan
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"Weekend Review" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/05/06
 

Ernesto's rain slowed the fishing over the weekend nearshore, but those who got off 30+ miles found decent action from Snapper, Grouper and Kings.  The big story was the Wahoo as we weighed 3 fish over 50 pounds- 56, 54 and 52 pounders.  The Wahoo bite typically starts in September and is usually best through mid Sept to early Nov., so look for good weather opportunities to head offshore.  As soon as the water clears the Kings will be back inshore as there is too much bait for them to not be here.  Stand by for more- I anticipate this weekend to be a break out for the Kings.  Myself, I've got my eye on a Wahoo.
Pictured:  Joe MClain, Jim McClain, Brad Barby, Larry Coffin, Sid Riddick show off a 52.5 pound Wahoo they caught on Sunday fishing aboard Jim's boat I Love Lucy.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"ERNESTO REPORT" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 08/31/06
 

Its raining, but the fish are all ready wet.  I think I saw a palm frond move a few minutes ago.  Otherwise, ERNESTO is nothing more than an advertising budget boost for the weather channel.  I wonder how much their ad rates go up during "Tropical Weather" ?  Anyway, really, no big deal here at all.  The forecast for the weekend looks great- winds 10kts or less and we'll be fishing for sure.  The only negative from the storm is that we may have to get offshore some 25+ miles to get away from the effects of all the fresh water- otherwise, game on. 
Beeliner snapper are chewing at 90-110 feet and the grouper are too.  Kings from the Atlantic Ledge on out- and Wahoo in the Stream- that might be the play for the weekend.  Stay tuned.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Tropical Storm Flounder Tourney" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 08/30/06
 

For all you folks inland watching and believing the doom and despair the Weather Channel is promoting we invite you to tune in to our Web Cam Friday during the "event" to see the real "event" which is our regularly scheduled Tropical Storm/Hurricane Flounder Tourney to be held on the Ocean Isle Fishing Center dock during the height of the storm. What we have found over the years is whenever we have a storm, for whatever reason we have the most unbelievable flounder bite off our dock. So, if you're "honkered down", just tune in and watch the action. If you're not buying the Weather Channel baloney, come on down and join us. It's gonna be a perfect holiday weekend at OIB.

Ain't nothing but a mullet blow which should oxygeniate the water and get the fish ready to go on a eating beinge. Come on down! 


- Rube McMullan
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"Big Wahoo!" | Mac Marle'n- 32' | 08/27/06
 

Report from the South Brunswick Islands KMT:  Capt. Ryan Strickland, fishing with Benji Cox and Chance Goodman landed a 15# king for the tournament, then supplemented their catch with a 57# wahoo, caught on a live bait rod and a double pogy rig.  While this fish doesn't count towards the tournament, it is no doubt an outstanding achievement, as the fish was caught on a 20# class outfit.  The fish came from the vicinity of the Atlantic Ledge and bit right in the prop wash.

In other news, Capt. Roger reports hot and heavy amberjack action at the Twin Cities wreck.  The ajs bit live pinfish, "just as soon as you dropped them down."  I'm betting there were some sore arms in that charter, which included our friend Chuck Ellis of Coastal Fasteners of Myrtle Beach.  Capt. Squid ran the Carolina Contender on a half day mission yesterday and brought back one of the nicest classes of Spanish seen all year.  Finally, Capt. Lyndon reports a good catch of slinger dolphin at the 65 foot hole.

Remember, with the fall fishing season upon us, to land some of these tackle busters (wahoo, kings, amberjacks...whatever) you need tackle in good working order.  We are now offering Shane Hollar's services in reel repair and of course are spooling fresh line right here at the OIFC.  Stop by and see us and we'll make sure everything is in order for you to have a successful fall season. 


- First Mate- Chris Burrows
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"Dock Bite!" | The Flying Fish | 08/24/06
 

The annual OIFC dock flounder bite officially kicked off the other day thanks to our permanent dock fixtures Austin and Brandon Aycock.  They captured four big flounder, had a couple slip through the net and had tales of "sea montsters" they hooked that were just too much for their zebco 202's. This dock action usually starts in early Fall but this year it appears as if the OIFC dock bite is going off early. 

From my eyes in the sky I am seeing pogies and more pogies.  They seem to disappear for a day or two following a hard southerly wind but with decent weather they show up every off Ocean Isle and Holden.  Also been seeing lots of giant manta rays from the sky.  Truly an awesome creature with some having wing spans as long as the boat.  Lastly the spanish mackerel are around but don't always show themselves on the surface.  I see most action from the spanish first thing in the morning and then late in the afternoon.  They have been congregating about 1/2 mile offshore of the tideline and are easily spotted by watching for the white birds flocking and pecking the water. 

We'll be running parasail trips into October so if you're interested in getting a different perspective from above it's not too late.  Give us a call 910-575-3474


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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