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"Far Out Shoot Out- FINAL RESULTS" | Mac Marle'n- 32' | 05/20/07
 

2007 FINAL RESULTS 1st overal- Job Site- Jeremy and Jason Foster- 111.6 points (48.5 tuna, 41.8 dolphin, 21.3 wahoo) 2nd overall- 7th Heaven- Larry Spainhour- 111.7 points (40.55 tuna, 32.15 dolphin, 38.0 wahoo) 3rd overall- Fish Meister- Dean Spatholt- 105.35 points (51.45 tuna, 22.4 dolphin, 31.5 wahoo) 4th overall- No Problem- Skip Opalko-104.25 points (50.60 tuna, 19.8 dolphin, 33.85 wahoo) 5th overall- Frick'n Fish'n- Lee & Nathan Frick- 85.35 points (23.2 tuna, 25.25 dolphin, 36.9 wahoo) 1st tuna- Fish Meister- Dean Spatholt-51.45 , 2nd tuna- No Problem- Skip Opalko-50.6, 3rd tuna-Job Site- Jeremy & Jason Foster-48.5 1st dolphin- Bloodline- Tim Garrett-52.25, 2nd dolphin- Job Site- Jeremy & Jason Foster- 41.8, 3rd dolphin- Living Water- John Bird-36.2 1st wahoo- Living Water- John Bird- 47.4, 2nd wahoo- Dirty Dog- Bob Chinn-47.0, 3rd wahoo- Show Time- Roger Gales-46.65 Honorable Mentions of teams that achieved the coveted "Carolina Slam"- No Problem- Skip Opalko, Fishing Team- Yorke Pharr, Fish Meister- Dean Spatholt, Black Dog- Bob Newell, 7th Heaven- Larry Spainhour, Reel McCoy- Daniel Simmons, Job Site- Jeremy & Jason Foster, Frick'n Fish'n- Lee & Nathan Frick Thanks to all for participating this year. We had a record 46 boat entries and the new fish 2 out of 8 possible days seemed to work well. Also thanks again to our important sponsors- Yamaha Marine, Gregory Poole CAT, The GPS Store, Sea Tow, Outback, Town Creek Marina/ Worldcat
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"The view from the Quick Draw" | Show Time- 34' | 05/18/07
 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of fishing with Dan Ratley, Brian Aycock and his son Austin aboard Dan's boat Quick Draw. As part of the Far Out Shoot Out we fished the Steeples. The seas were somewhat rough, but the fishing was great!! We boated two tuna and eighteen dophin. This doesn't count the ones who got away to fight another day. We're also pretty sure we got cut off by a Wahoo. Not only did I make great friends with two men, but I really enjoyed fishing with Austin. He is an excellent angler who will soon be a force to reckon with in the fishing world, but he is also a fine young man. The fishing is on fire here at Ocean Isle. Come down and take advantage of it. And for real satisfaction, as they say..take a kid fishing....... Capt. Rickey Beck
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Far Out Standings" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/18/07
 

Thursday yielded 2 new Wahoo leaders and 1 new Dolphin leader-- John Bird on the Living Water bagged the leading wahoo at 47.4 pounds and 3rd dolphin at 36.2 pounds. Capt. Roger Gales on the ShowTime bagged the third place wahoo at 46.65 pounds. Current- 1st overall- Job Site- 111.6 2nd overall- 7th Heaven- 110.7 3rd overall- Fish Meister- 100.1 (1 day fishing left) 1st Dolphin- Bloodline- 52.25 2nd Dolphin- Job Site- 41.8 3rd Dolphin- Living Water- 36.20 1st Tuna- Fish Meister- 51.45 2nd Tuna- Job Site- 48.5 3rd Tuna- No Problem- 45.0 1st Wahoo- Living Water- 47.4 2nd Wahoo- Dirty Dog- 47.0 3rd Wahoo- Show Time- 46.6 1st largest meatfish TWT- Bloodline- 52.25 dolphin 1st High Rollers TWT- Job Site- 111.6 points
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Gulf Stream is smoking" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/17/07
 

For anyone who fishes or wants to fish the gulf stream: NOW IS THE TIME! It's as good as it gets. Our Far Out Shoot Out tourney fishermen are crushing them; Tuna/Dolphin/Wahoo. If you've ever wanted to make the trip, do it now. Come by the Fishing Center and we'll point you in right direction or follow our charter boats out. We're going almost every day. Call 575FISH or raise our Captains on VHF channel 11. Closer in watch out for the Cobia invasion; should occur any day on artifical reefs/wrecks from close in on out. It's a great time to have a rod and reel in your hand.Come on down and help us catch em up!
- Rube McMullan
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"Far Out Standings" | Mac Marle'n- 32' | 05/17/07
 

Current- 1st overall- Job Site- 111.6 2nd overall- 7th Heaven- 110.7 3rd overall- Fish Meister- 100.1 (1 day fishing left) 1st Dolphin- Bloodline- 52.25 2nd Dolphin- Job Site- 41.8 3rd Dolphin- Crews Missile- 32.65 1st Tuna- Fish Meister- 51.45 2nd Tuna- Job Site- 48.5 3rd Tuna- No Problem- 45.0 1st Wahoo- Dirty Dog- 47.0 2nd Wahoo- Reelaxation- 41.9 3rd Wahoo- 7th Heaven- 38.0 1st largest meatfish TWT- Bloodline- 52.25 dolphin 1st High Rollers TWT- Job Site- 111.6 points There are still many boats with many days of fishing remaining, so the event is very much still open. Both the Job Site and 7th Heaven have fished both of their days. Fishing has been absolutely phenomenal with Dolphin galore. Wednesday the Tuna bite picked up as many boats posted Carolina Slams. Stay tuned for more-- Saturday is the last available fish day.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"More pictures of the dolphin destruction" | Show Time- 34' | 05/15/07
 

Wanted to share a few more pictures of Friday's massacre.  Can't wait to get back out there and do it again.  Photo credits to Dana and Phil Walker.  Many thanks to them for sending them our way.


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"One more report from the weekend" | Show Time- 34' | 05/15/07
 

Sorry for the delay, but I just got the promised pictures from our Friday trip on the Showtime and wanted to show everyone just how hot the dolphin fishing was.  Capt. Roger Gales, Mate Matt Holt and myself fished with a crew that consisted of  Dana Walker, Phil Walker, and Mark Swisher.  These guys have fished in the Gulf Stream on the Showtime since the year it was built (2003) and have done well each time.  We're thrilled to have them and just wish that with their track record they could be down here more often.  We ran to the 100/400 area, set out lines, and were pretty much covered up for most of the day.  The dolphin ran from about ten to twenty five pounds and doubles were the norm rather than the exception.  We also managed a thirty five pound wahoo that bit a pink C & H Alien, again on mono.  Like I said, these three guys from Tennessee must be doing something right to land fish like these.  A smaller wahoo came right in after that and we got back to the hot and heavy dolphin action.  We were a little late getting back to the dock, but only because another gaffer dolphin bit as we were taking lines out!  We ended up with more than two dozen dolphin and two wahoos.  We filled the braggin' board on the docks and still had a big pile on the ground.  I wish it was like that every day, but on the other hand I'm glad it happened for these guys. 


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Far Out Shoot Out" | Mac Marle'n- 32' | 05/14/07
 

Weigh-in to date- Tues-Thurs look like fishable days- don't forget to declare your day!! Call (910) 367-2945 to declare standings as follows- boat name, # days fished, tuna weight, dolphin weight, wahoo weight, overall total points Crews Missile 0 Casual Water 0 Reel Fast 1 Top Shelf 0 Living Waters 0 Monkee Jon 1 16.55 Dirty Dog 1 17.55 47 Emma K 0 I Love Lucy II 0 No Problem 1 45 11.8 The Law 1 19.05 Quick Draw 1 12.8 Fishing Team 1 15.35 Fish Meister 0 Reel Commocean 1 16.8 Contend This 1 20.8 Grumpy 0 Billzfisher 1 Reel Seanile 1 15 Mr. Happy 1 15.6 13.65 Black Dog 1 44.4 15.8 19.35 79.55 T's Time 1 7th Heaven 1 12.45 Captain's Choice 0 Family Tradition 1 14.15 Bar Whiskey 1 20.6 12.65 Dark:30 1 18.8 29.45 Reelaxation 1 11.2 41.9 Hot Rod Marlin 0 Black Pearl 1 26.6 Lazee Daze 0 Dirty Martini 0 Bloodline 1 11.5 Double R 0 Reel McCoy 1 36.5 17.15 24.05 77.7 Scott McClary 0 Wahoo 0 Schneider Stone 1 Lindsey Leigh 0 Carolina Contender 0 ShowTime 0 MacMarle'n 1 18.3 It Works 0 No Worries 0
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Dolphins and wahoos" | Show Time- 34' | 05/13/07
 

It was a busy weekend for the Showtime. We fished Friday, but I am still waiting on the pictures, so we'll get to that later. On Saturday, Capt. Shane Hollar, Mate Chris McIntyre and myself headed a few miles south of the 100/400 with the plan of filling the box up with dolphin. With us was an experienced group of anglers: Shane Wallace, Terrance Biddix, Joey Schenck, Joe Racanelli, and two brothers, Matt and Mike Solomon. These guys have fished all over, including Costa Rica, and we were very pleased to have them on board. We were setting out lines and had two baits swimming when the first dolphin, a 15 pound bull cartwheeled through the spread, hooked up to a pink C & H Alien. We got that one, and managed to get everything set back out except for the flat lines, when we hooked up with four wahoos. We went three for four on those fish (all on mono, believe it or not, the one that ate on a wire leader managed to shake off at the boat) then managed another 'hoo and two nice kings on our next pass over those numbers. The action remained hot and heavy on the dolphin until right around lunch, when the wind changed and the bite died off. The grass in the area made the fishing tough, but our crew did an excellent job of clearing lines and keeping the baits unfouled and swimming. The final fish count was about a dozen dolphin along with the four wahoos and two kings--I would venture to guess that we lost at least another dozen dolphin. The fish are definitely there and hungry! Hope to see those guys down here again as well. Good luck to all boats and crews still fishing the Far Out Shootout. It's a strong field, and it's still a wide open show.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Far Out Shoot Out Day Results" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/13/07
 

Day 1 results:[unofficial]
Largest Dolphin: 26.60 Black Pearl
Largest Tuna: 45.00 No Problem
Largest Wahoo: 47.0  Dirty Dog
Largest Aggregate T/D/W  79.55 Black Dog

Nobody fishing today. Long range weather looks like Tues/Wed/Thur and Saturday best looking days for next week. Good luck to everyone. Game is still on the table!


- Rube McMullan
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"Mahi Mania....AGAIN!!!!!!" | It Works- 27' | 05/11/07
 

Today, my father, Dale Carter, and I decided to do a little fun fishing in the stream on board the It Works. We had a great ride out to the break, where we put in lines at 9:00, and it wasn't long until it was GAME ON!!!!! We had steady action all day on mid teens to mid twenty's dolphin, with douple, triple, and even a quadruple hook up. Total count for the day was 18 in the box, with the largest being approximately 25 lbs. We can't say it enough, the fishing is hot hot hot, the weather is great, so come on down and take a trip with us.


- Capt. Lyndon Carter
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"Far Out Shoot Out- It is ON!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/11/07
 

new record participation- 45 boat entries !! The Show Time and It Works sleighed the Dolphin and Wahoo in the Stream today- fishing looks awesome and tomorrow some 30+ boats will be fishing-- Rule change-- lines in at 8 and out at 4 as printed, but scales will stay open at OIFC until 8pm. Don't forget to declare your fish day per the rules-- good luck and stay tuned for results
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Far Out Shoot Out weathre/fish forecast" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/11/07
 

I know many of you out there have been waiting patiently for my tourney weather forecast and I know many of you out there have been dreading my tourney weather forecast. So here goes.....PERFECT[of course]. Today you could skip a nickle all the way to Frying Pan Tower. The wind has completely layed out and all that is left is a SE swell from the storm. Saturday, I can say with the full confidence of my weather knowledge gained by my one meteorillogical course at Wingate, will be flat calm. The "so called" official forecast from folks that actually get paid to do this, says 3-4 foot seas. Ain't true; the reference is to the left over swell and it will have little effect on our fishing grounds south of Frying Pan shoals. Sunday gets a little more tricky, but I'm sticking with my forecast that Sunday will be fine; flat in the morning and in the afternoon, as high pressure builds in with the passage of a cold front, the winds will go to the north/northeast and build to 20kts. I believe you can get your day in before the winds pick up and if you fish anywhere from 100/400 to Steeples, you can ride the trough back in. For those of you flexible enough[or smart enough] to ignore my Sunday forecast, this years FOSO gives you the option of fishing any 2 days thru next Saturday. If you choose that option and not to fish Sunday, it looks like after front passes, Tuesday/Wednesday will be good and next Saturday will be good. You make the call.

On fishing scene, nobody has been out in over a week. The fish should be VERY hungrey. Our boats are out today so we will have good intel this evening. Everything kicks off this evening around 5:00 so come on down and join us. One very important thing....PLEASE PLEASE ride our off island shuttle. It's free, easy, no hassel looking for parking spaces that don't exist, and it helps us in managing the event. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated. The lot is beside Citgo and Waves and will begin running at 5:00. Thanks!


- Rube McMullan
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"Fishing Report" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/10/07
 

Wind has FINALLY stopped blowing a gale-- we were supposed to have the ShowTime in the Stream today but made the call yesterday PM not to go based on forecast-- lesson learned AGAIN-- never rely on forecast-- Best thing to do is wake up and look at Frying Pan buoy- this AM- 9 knots. Lots of swell though, so it would have been a tough ride out. Anyway, we are finishing up some much needed maintenance on all the boats and we are running and gunning starting tomorrow-- AND BIG NEWS-- the MacMarle'n is back! She has had a heart transplant and is freshened up and ready to go. All you Shoot Out fishermen, watch out. The MacMarle'n has been in the winner's circle more times than she remembers and she's got that look again. The Far Out Shoot Out is this weekend: Fri, May 11th- Outback dinner- 6pm Capt. Meet and Auction- 7pm Sat, May 12th-Sat, May 19th Eligible fishing days You must call (910) 575-3474 xt 3 or (910) 367-2945 by 6am of the fishing day to declare for you to be eligible to weigh fish that day Sat, May 19th Cookout and awards- 7-8pm RULES NOTES ** Boundaries moved to include the Nipple and Gtown hole ** You cannot fish the same boat under more than one entry ** A person may only be registered as Capt. for one entry but a person may fish on any boat, at any time, as many days as desired. ** No billfish awards ** Fish from the second day can replace fish you caught the first day ** You keep all your fish weighed- donations for Awards cookout appreciated
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"It's Far Out Shoot Out Tourney Time!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/10/07
 

Despite all Brant's efforts to outsmart the weather man by extending the FOSO over a 7 day window, it looks like the weather this weekend will be somewhere between perfect and very fishable. Saturday should be almost flat as wind moves to southerly quadrant and Sunday will start off that way with winds picking up late in the day as new front approaches. Both days look fine. However, if not what you're looking for, you have option of fishing any day through next Saturday thus providing ample opportunity to find the exact day you are looking for. So...come on down and join us for a great Capt meeting Friday evening. Here's the line up:
-Great comaradie with like minded blue water fishermen
-Great stories from Capt Woody who will be fishing the brand new "Birdman", a 27 World Cat.
-A steak dinner feast put on by Outback Steaks from North Myrtle. If you missed this last year, the dinner alone is worth the price of admission.
-Free "How To" instructions from our charter captains; rigging/technique/ect
-Free specialized bait rigging instructions for split tail mullets by Capt Nelson Applegate, our southern NC IGFA Representative, world renowed blue water fishermen, and holder of multiple IGFA world records. Come visit Capt Applegate and hear incredible stories from the early days of Blue Marlin fishing that he pioneered with the "greats" of fishing, all around the world.

Festivities start around 6:00 and we will have our off island shuttle running. The off island parking lot is located beside the Citgo. Hope you will join us.


- Rube McMullan
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"Spring Inshore Classic Results" | Stori Teller-24' | 05/08/07
 

Below are the final results for the Spring Inshore Classic.  Once again, thanks to everyone who came and fished the tournament, as well as all the people who helped me along the way, I couldn't have made it happen without your support.

Overall Combined Weight (Combined Weight of 1 Trout and 1 Flounder)

 

1st - Brian Aycock - 8.55 (6.45 Trout & 2.10 Flounder)

2nd - Nathaniel Hughes - 5.85 (4.60 Trout & 1.25 Flounder)

3rd - Al Fulford - 4.80 (2.80 Trout & 2.00 Flounder)

 

Largest Trout

 

1st - Brian Aycock - 6.45

2nd - Nathaniel Hughes - 4.60

3rd - Matt Owens - 3.35

4th - Brandon Sauls - 3.15

5th - Robert Hughes - 3.10

 

Largest Flounder

 

1st - Billy Lefler - 3.80

2nd - Ronnie Trexler - 3.30

3rd - Chuck Fonvielle - 3.15

4th - Webster Collett - 2.60

5th - Kenny Jacobs - 2.20

 

Top Lady Angler

Ola B. Lefler - 3.80 Flounder

 

Top Junior Anglers

Austin Aycock and Tripp Hooks - 6.45 Trout

 


- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Inshore Tourney" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/07/07
 

This past weekend Ocean Isle Fishing Center inshore guide Kyle Hughes hosted the Spring Flounder and Trout Classic. 30 boats competed in the event, but it was a local team of 8 year olds that stole the show. The Aycock family moved to the Ocean Isle area last Summer and father Brian and sons Austin and Brandon have made the area?s great fishing a priority family affair. For the tournament, Brian and his eight year old son Austin and Austin?s best fishing buddy Tripp Hooks teamed up to fish the tournament. According to Brian, they set up at the Little River jetties at 6:02am and by 7am they had caught nine trout, including the tournament winning 6.45 pounder, another at 6.25 and another at 5.95 pounds. Brian emphasized that he was only there to bait hooks and drive the boat as both Austin and Tripp did all the casting hooking and netting of fish. They later added a 2 pound flounder to win the first place largest trout and first place overall combined weight of largest trout and flounder. And for their efforts, the team won over $2000! What a great story. Congratulation to Austin and Tripp. Overall the tournament went off great with great food and friendship amongst strong competition. RESULTS: Overall Combined Weight (Combined Weight of 1 Trout and 1 Flounder) 1st ? Brian Aycock, Austin Aycock, Tripp Hooks ? 8.55 (6.45 Trout & 2.10 Flounder) 2nd ? Nathaniel Hughes ? 5.85 (4.60 Trout & 1.25 Flounder) 3rd ? Al Fulford ? 4.80 (2.80 Trout & 2.00 Flounder) Largest Trout 1st ? Brian Aycock, Austin Aycock, Tripp Hooks ? 6.45 2nd ? Nathaniel Hughes ? 4.60 3rd ? Matt Owens ? 3.35 4th ? Brandon Sauls ? 3.15 5th ? Robert Hughes ? 3.10 Largest Flounder 1st ? Billy Lefler ? 3.80 2nd ? Ronnie Trexler ? 3.30 3rd ? Chuck Fonvielle ? 3.15 4th ? Webster Collett ? 2.60 5th ? Kenny Jacobs ? 2.20 Top Lady Angler Ola B. Lefler ? 3.80 Flounder Top Junior Anglers Austin Aycock and Tripp Hooks ? 6.45 Trout - Nathaniel Hughes of Nakina, N.C. won second place overall, and also had the second place trout. The trout was caught on a live shrimp in an undisclosed location, and the flounder was caught in the Tubbs Inlet area on a live mud minnow fished on a carolina rig. - The third place trout was caught by Matt Owens on the ?Huckleberry? based out of Ocean Isle Beach. The fish was caught on a live shrimp at the Little River Jetties. - The 1st place flounder was caught by Billy Lefler of Albemarle, N.C. on the ?Mud Bug.? The fish was caught in Shallotte River on a live mullet. Ola Lefler was on board and was the tournament?s top lady angler. - 2nd place flounder went to Ronnie Trexler of Gold Hill, N.C. and Ricky Lefler of Albemarle. N.C. on the ?Pa Pa?s Toy.? The fish was caught on a live mullet in Lockwood Folly river. - 3rd place flounder was caught by Chuck Fonvielle of Georgetown, S.C. The fish was caught in the Cherry Grove/Hog Inlet area.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Weekend Fishing School" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/07/07
 

Had another great school this weekend-- It was my last scheduled Gulf Stream school for the season- thanks to all for making every school a sell out success-- This past week was a great week for Brunswick County fishermen. The offshore Gulf Stream action was still in high gear, the inshore fishing for flounder and trout was awesome as evidenced by the weekend?s tournament and yes, the king and spanish mackerel showed up right on the beach. I?ll start with the kings. As is the case every year, when the beach water temperatures reach the high 60?s, a group of king mackerel that migrates from the south moves up the beach and holds off the Long Beach and Oak Island areas. Baitfish such as bluefish and menhaden are captured in the ?bowl? of the Frying Pan shoals and as such, the kings move in and feed. Undoubtedly every year between April 15 and May 15 the first kings will be caught off of Ocean Crest pier, and last week several kings up to 30 pounds were caught by pier anglers. Jon and Amanda Tennant of Holden Beach decided to break out their king tackle on Saturday and try their luck with the beach kings. They fished aboard their 16? skiff and believe it or not caught a 28 pounder and 19 pounder while trolling dead cigar minnows between the Ocean Crest and Yaupon piers. In the Gulf Stream, the fishing continued very strong for a variety of species, with the dolphin definitely taking most of the show. On Saturday I hosted one of my Gulf Stream fishing schools aboard the Carolina Contender. The weather looked like it may be tough, but we soon found sunny skies and light winds as we headed some 55 miles offshore to the fish the 100/400 area. The class, which has been schooled the previous evening on the fishing plan, set baits and set on ready. 20 minutes into the day a wahoo took the flat lined Bluewater Candy, black/purple mylar skirted ballyhoo and headed for the hills. The class sprung into action for some real life experience and a few minutes later a 30 pound wahoo was aboard. They set lines again and minutes later a 20 pound dolphin was captured. They were brimming with confidence, but as I explained, fish turn on and off during a day, and just like clockwork, they quit feeding. We fished for a couple of hours with only a couple of knockdowns before we smartened up. We just weren?t getting bites on the normal blue/white colors that typically prove effective, and we weren?t seeing many flying fish. I pulled out a black/blue skirted bait and slid it into the spread. Minutes later the rod bend and line started off slow before accelerating into a high speed run. There was no doubt from the bend on the rod and stubbornness of the fish that this was a nice fish. The class worked together and after a 30 minute fight an Ocean Isle Fishing Center season best 53.9 pound yellowfin tuna was boated and high fives all around. We set again and this time a dolphin, but again on the same lure. I quickly pulled out a couple more dark colors and set them in the spread. And like clockwork, the bite started as the dolphin fishing came to life. Doubles and triples were the norm with dolphin up to 30 pounds readily taking baits. The other piece to the puzzle was finding the fish and after spending much of the morning in 190-250 feet, we found the fish to be holding best in 150-160 feet. We finished up the day with a Carolina Slam including a 30 pound wahoo, 30 pound dolphin and 53.9 pound yellowfin along with many other dolphin from 10-30 pounds. For those of you considering fishing next weekend?s Yamaha Marine/ Gregory Poole CAT Far Out Shoot Out tuna, dolphin and wahoo tournament presented by the GPS Store, this combined days weight of over 100 pounds is exactly what you look for to win the big money. The overall winner is determined by the aggregate weight of one fish per species with additional prizes for the largest of each species. This year the tournament has a new format which allows fishermen to choose to fish any 2 out of 8 possible fishing days. They can wait until 5am the day of fishing to decide whether or not to make that one of their fishing days, and thus the problem of having to fish in bad weather during a tournament is no more. Registration and the Capt. Meeting will be held from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center on Friday, May 11 at 6pm. Fishing is absolutely spectacular and with this new format, you are guaranteed the option to fish under good weather conditions. For more information call (910) 575-FISH or visit www.oifishingcenter.com . And lastly the inshore fishing scene. This past weekend Ocean Isle Fishing Center inshore guide Kyle Hughes hosted the Spring Flounder and Trout Classic. 30 boats competed in the event, but it was a local team of 8 year olds that stole the show. The Aycock family moved to the Ocean Isle area last Summer and father Brian and sons Austin and Brandon have made the area?s great fishing a priority family affair. For the tournament, Brian and his eight year old son Austin and Austin?s best fishing buddy Tripp Hooks teamed up to fish the tournament. According to Brian, they set up at the Little River jetties at 6:02am and by 7am they had caught nine trout, including the tournament winning 6.45 pounder, another at 6.25 and another at 5.95 pounds. Brian emphasized that he was only there to bait hooks and drive the boat as both Austin and Tripp did all the casting hooking and netting of fish. They later added a 2 pound flounder to win the first place largest trout and first place overall combined weight of largest trout and flounder. And for their efforts, the team won over $2000! What a great story. Congratulation to Austin and Tripp. Overall the tournament went off great with great food and friendship amongst strong competition.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Hot offshore/hot inshore" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/06/07
 

Quick report which will be followed up by the Captains: Capt Brant on Carolina Contender and Capt Shane on MacMarlen smoked them in gulf stream yesterday. I saw Brant's catch which would have easily won the Far Out Shoot Out with what looked to be a 55lb Tuna/45 lb Wahoo/ 30lb Dolphin; plus many other 20-30lb dolphin.

Inshore Caot Kyle's Trout/Flounder tourney was won by 7 year old Austin Aycock and 7 year old Trip Hooks. They blew away all the local experts with a close to 7lb Trout.

Don't forget Far Out Shoot Out next Friday registration at OIFC. Looks like it's going to blow this week but hopefully will be perfect for Shoot Out.


- Rube McMullan
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"all smiles" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 05/05/07
 

TYPE FISHING REPORT HERE
- Capt. Roger Gales
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