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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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"Hunter's citation kingfish" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/12/08
 

Check out Hunter Lomas' 36.17 pound king mackerel, caught on the "Critter Gitter" out of Holden Beach.  Hunter was fishing with his father, Scott Lomas when the big fish bit a live bait.  Who wouldn't love to have that hawg in this weekend's Morehead City tournament, or better yet, the Fall Brawl next month?


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"today's report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/11/08
 

I am finally getting reports that the water offshore is settling and the fish are starting to bite.  The Wahoo are biting on the break and there were some kings caught in 80 feet of water today.  There is alot of bait on the beach and the Mullet were running- the water is still too dingy on the beach, but I predict it will be less than 7 days before, probably this weekend, when the beach bite fires off. 

Barrett and I are fishing a tournament in Atlantic Beach this weekend and then my family and I are going to Telluride, CO for a little change of scenery.  Reports are the weather is in the 30's at night and 50's in the day, and I can't wait.  But when we get back, I'm ready to get the Fall fishing to start.

Another note, the Bay Creek Classic Flounder Torunament to benefit Brandon Matthews was cancelled last weekend because of Hannah.  It is reschedule for Sat, Sept 13th- $2000 first place guaranteed- call Brandon Matthews at 910363 4038 for detail on entering.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Traveling Fisherman Reminder" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/11/08
 

Another great summer has unfortunately come to an end.  Most likely everybody is either back at school or work and the reminiscing about summer fishing is in full swing.  After you've had a chance to reflect on all the great fishing over the past few months, it's time to look towards the future.  In my opinion the best fishing in our area still lies ahead.  From mid Sept-Nov we see the peak season for king mackerel, spanish mackerel, flounder, trout, redfish, wahoo, sailfish, and grouper.  That's something to get excited about.  However it's after the Fall fishing that we really have to start making plans.  This lull in activity in early September is great time to work on our extended fishing gameplan.  Which brings us to Winter, and although there are a few fishing options around here, there's nothing like heading to the southern latitudes for great fishing and winter relief.  For this the doctor has prescribed the Traveling Fisherman program with the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.  Last year we traveled to the far reaches of the Earth off the coast of Panama and found a bounty of billfish and much more.  This year we have arranged a possibility of two different trips.  First we have a return trip to Panama and fishing with the mothership operation Coral Star.  Second is a new trip to the relatively untouched and undiscovered waters off the Galapagos islands off the coast of Ecuador.  I have information on both of these trips and a full recap of last year's trip posted under the Traveling Fisherman menu item on this site.  If you would like additional information or to speak with me direct my email is captbarrett@oifc.com.  Instead of trying to tell the same fishing stories to your buddies until next summer come and create some new ones this winter on a fishing adventure to the tropics. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Nuttin' Much" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/11/08
 

There hasn't been much of anything going on around here the past few days.  Roger and Chris Dew have both had a couple of trips but no spectacular catches.  Right now its very cloudy and misty raining.  Just a breath of sunshine aren't I?  On the bright side, we made it through Hannah with little damage overall.  The east end of OIB got slammed though.  It makes me wonder what changes this erosion caused in the Shallotte Inlet.  At least we aren't having to deal with Ike!

The forecast for this weekend looks great for here.  We're supposed to have 10 knot winds out of the South and Southwest with only a 30 percent chance of rain.  Looks like some great beach, boating and fishing weather coming up.  I've also become what I talk junk about...a jet ski rider!!  I bought one of Brant's rental jet skies.  I want to use it to get back in the skinny water to fish, along with zooming up and down the waterway   This will be a great addition to my Trailer Park Yacht Club and Marina fleet.  Brant is refurbishing his rental skies and I think they are a great deal. Check them out.

Also, after you read this report, take a moment to think about those who died on September 11th.

Hope to see ya'll this weekend.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Happy Birthday to Me!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/09/08
 

Parasail season has finally concluded and now it's time to go fishing.  Last spring I purchased an inshore flats fishing boat a Ranger Banshee Extreme, which floats in 4" of water.  Unfortunately I was unable to fish the boat due to our busy parasail season, but now it's game on.  I have become extremely interested and excited about targeting redfish with artificials.  This fishery has gained tremendous popularity around the southeast with several tournament trails now being televised.  Today was a big day for me on my quest to figure out these fish.  Not only was it my birthday, but Capt. Brant and I captured and released our first red on an artificial from the new boat.  It's taken a lot of casts to make it happen, but hopefully now with a little success things will come easier.  I compare it to catching your first 30lb king mackerel.  It seemed like it took us many years to catch that first 30lber but after one hit the deck the rest seemed to come more frequently.  This fish pictured below blew up a topwater plug and nearly scared me to death.  I had gotten pretty good at casting and reeling in, but when something actually was on the other end it was like my rod and reel was some tool I had never held before.  Fortunately I got the fish to the boat and the celebrating began as if I had just won the world redfish heavyweight title.  That first fish is an important one- a great b-day present to boot.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Blue Water Candy strikes again!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/09/08
 

Just got this picture from Patti Hughes from her husband and son's (Frollie and Eric) trip to the Shark Hole on August 19 on Frollie's 19' Pioneer.  Along with the Hughes were Tony and Adam Hartnett.  Sixteen year old Adam caught his first kingfish, while father Tony caught this sailfish on a pink Blue Water Candy skirt and live pogie.  There is just something about that BWC shade of pink (remember Mr. Sparkle, anyone?) that the sailing fish love.  Can't wait for the water to clear just a little bit so we can get back after them.  I'm expecting a good sailfish and wahoo bite the last two weeks of September and on into October.  Congrats to the Hartnetts and the Hughes--that's how you get it done!
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Fall Brawl Magic Weights- need more entries!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/09/08
 

I've had a great response from the fishing families sending me pictures of their children with their weight-- so far I know we have at least a dozen and there is room for more-- deal is you send me your child's photo and exact weight-- I'll put photo and weight in program and name the prize after your child- every entry is worth $100 OIFC gift card and then the fish caught closest to your child's weight wins the gift card-- Your child will be featured in the tournament program and have his/her very own prize- and can come to the awards and give it away if available-- I'm looking for all the entries I can get, but Thursday is the deadline-- EMAIL me your child's photo, name and exact weight to join -- thanks to all --

On the fishing scene, it has been VERY tough the last couple of days.  The water is stirred up very bad and although getting better, I anticipate it will be this weekend before the bite turns back on.  Chris Dew and Roger had 1/2 days this AM and Chris  caught a Spanish and small King at the 90's and Roger is catching Cudas at the Barges- not great, but the fact that those fish are beginning to bite is encouraging.  Stay tuned.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Day Light Survey" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/06/08
 

Seems that Hanna's eye passed over us, but with little effect.  I rode around before coming to work and everything looked fine. A couple of folks living off Hale Swamp Rd said they were without power.  Jeff is on duty this morning and told me that this end of Brunswick County looked fine.  He said there were only a few limbs in the roads.  It's still breezy, but things are clearing up.  If you need anything checked, call us here at 575-fish.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Hurricane update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/05/08
 

It's a lovely day here in coastal North Carolina, and as you can see, the tourist are enjoying  a  great day here at OIB[I think that's what the Mayor says in the movie Jaws]. Yeah, there's a storm coming but our weather expert perspective is..."ain't nothing but a mullet blow".  There's been a run on Carolina Treat BBQ sauce at the IGA and the grill is getting warmed up in preparation for the mullet run that will surely occur as a result of the storm.

The web cam is fixed, so tune in as we have our dockside flounder tourney starting tomorrow morning at 10:00. $100 entry, winner take all.

If anybody has a boat at OIB that needs to be checked or tied down, give us a call as we're here and looking for a hurricane panic mission. 575-FISH.


- Rube McMullan
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"Lets Go Fly A Kite" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/04/08
 

I thought it very appropriate that Anita should post our new web sale item yesterday as fishing kites!  I actually went fishing yesterday with the mind to fly the kite, but believe it or not, there was 0 wind and I couldn't!  Looks like we'll feel the brunt of what Hannah has to offer, hopefully not much-- We just got our webcam fixed, so power willing, you can watch the OIFC docks through the storm-- speaking of which, the Flounder bite best before and during a Hurricane and we have the 1st annual "Rock the Dock" Flounder tournament set for Sat AM- be here at 10am- entry fee is $10 and biggest fish, winner take all !! Come on down !!

We'll keep you posted to island status.  As for now, we plan to leave all boats in the water and add a few extra ropes to shore things up.  Hannah might be tolerable, it's Ike behind her that is looking a bit rough.  Stay tuned.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Gulf Stream Trip" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/03/08
 

Captain Roger and Boston Rob had a Gulf Stream charter on the new Carolina Cat today with David Rice of Florance, Ky., Rusty Simpson of Kansas City, Kansas and the Neiswenders, Dave, Ryan and Matt of Topeka, Kansas. The group said the ocean was nice today with some slow rollers in the face of Hanna.  The weather here today was beautiful.

Matt caught the 19 lb. King, Rusty landed a 47 lb. Jack and Ryan had a 17 lb. Grouper.  They also had several Snappers and Sea Bass  Roger said the King hit on a ballyhoo, the Amber jack hit a pin fish and the grouper bit on a Boston mackerel.  Captain Brant and Rube went Spanish fishing  for a couple of hours this morning with Brant catching a Rodeo Leader Board Spanish.  I'm embarrassed to admit, but I forgot to bring my note home, and I don't remember what it weighed. (That's bad when it's the boss's fish,  there goes my employee of the month).  In shore, Captain Kyle had a successful charter getting Reds, Trout and Grouper.

The National Hurricane Center has indicated that Hanna will miss us.  In any event, if you have property, or boat concerns, call the OIFC and have them leave me a note with your information and I'll be more than happy to check on it for you.  I'll be working Saturday morning until 2:00 pm.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Standing by" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/02/08
 

Well- we have made it through another season.  We did not break any records for business, but I am pleased many folks still took the time to come visit and do business with us-- thank you all for your business and I welcome you back.

It is now time to look to the Fall and its awesome fishing.  Capt. Roger is rigging up right now for what he has declared to be an wahoo assault.  He has a Stream trip tomorrow and weather permitting, I hope we'll have some good reports.  The Kings bit pretty good over the weekend at Yaupon Reef, which is very encouraging.  It is early for them to be so close to the beach, but with the passing of this cold front and another one or two, they will be on the beach full force- and I can't wait.  Right now however, all eyes are on Hannah-- hopefully she will not impact us- we will keep our fingers crossed.

Lastly, I'm finishing up final touches on the Fall Brawl program.  The exact weight/ show off your kid prize category is growing as many parents have emailed me their children's picture and weight-- If you have a child that is less than 50 pounds, email me his/her picture and exact weight and I'll name a prize after them-- closest fish to the weight of your child will recieve a $100 gift card from the OIFC -- Time is short, so don't waste- send me your pics now to captbrant@oifc.com

I might try a little Kingfishing tomorrow as I'm anxious to get the kite fishing going- stand by for that story-- will keep you posted on latest

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Sails Call" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/01/08
 

There were quite a few sailing fish caught on Saturday.  Bob Newell had this one down at the Winyah Scarp on his Regulator, the "Black Dog."  This fish was caught trolling, he also lost a dolphin and a wahoo while losing bait after bait to barracudas.  Inshore, Stephen and Michelle Hunter, Barry Gardner and I caught one at the Knuckle Buoy while live-baiting in the South Brunswick tournament.  I guess we won the billfish release division there, but since that event doesn't have one, we settled for a great time and caught the first billfish for team "Fight'n Triton."  I heard of several others caught in the vicinity of the Horseshoe, Raritan, and Atlantic Ledge.  Not too shabby for the end of August.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Bumpy Day" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/01/08
 

Today was windy, causing the ocean to be a little bumpy.  Yet this didn't  slow  down the boat traffic.  The Intracoastal Waterway was jam packed with people deciding to fish inshore and just cruise around.  Captain Roger didn't go offshore fishing so he took his wife ,Darla ,flounder fishing on the OIFC's J-16 skiff.  Roger reported catching flounder and blues.  Check him out in these pictures enjoying a well earned day of relaxation.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Weekend Update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/31/08
 

I apologize for the tardiness of my report, but I had a technical issue.  The weekend was very active, with Randy Wallace of the Roofing Contender weighing in a 23.4 lb. King which put him in 3rd place on the Rodeo Leader Board.  Miss Catlan Wallace also caught a good sized King and landed the fish by herself.   Randy said the fish was caught on a dead cigar minnow with a pink skirt at the 90's. Congratulations Catlan!!! 

 I've received reliable reports of a Sailfish being caught Saturday at the Winyah Scarp, several Mahi being landed at the 310...that location doesn't seem correct, I may have misunderstood the fisherman.  The Spanish are just off the beach around Little River and Youpon.  I was also told of Kings being closer to shore off Youpon.  Inshore, Captain Kyle caught several nice sized Trout on a charter today.

Captain Barrett said he finished 4th or maybe even 3rd in the tournament at Morehead City.  Rube finished 1st in the Senior Angler Division.  Congratulations again.

The weekend here was beautiful.  The seas were great as were the beaches.  Judging by our business and the boats on our dock everyone was taking advantage of the weather.  Finally, let's remember to keep the folks living in harms way on the Gulf Coast in our prayers.

 


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"morning update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/30/08
 

The OIFC dock was standing room only as anglers were fueling up and getting supplies for the tournament today.  Boats ranged in size from our new Yellowfin to Brian Aycock's 17 ft. Mako.  The winds are calm, the sun is out so it appears it is going to be a great day  for fishing.  The weigh in is at Holden Beach Marina and starts at 3:00 pm.  Good luck to all!!!!!


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/29/08
 

This weekend is the SBI tournament.  As I see it-- tons of bait on the beach, so that shouldn't be a problem.  There has been a good bite of mid 20's Kings being caught off of the Ocean Crest pier this week.  If that holds, that area, Yaupon Reef and the River Channel could be good.  Also, there seems to be some fish holding offshore in the 110 foot range as well.  The Navy wreck was pretty good last week and so was the Tower area.  Good luck to all who fish, see you on the water.

The trailering bill passed- thanks to all for letting their voice be heard- details below

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2007

SESSION LAW 2008-229

HOUSE BILL 2167

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE WIDTH OF BOATS THAT MAY BE

TRANSPORTED ON HIGHWAY ROUTES DURING THE DAY AND NIGHT

WITHOUT A PERMIT AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN ANNUAL PERMIT AS

OPPOSED TO A SINGLE TRIP PERMIT FOR OVERSIZE BOATS.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.

"

G.S. 20-116 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:§ 20-116. Size of vehicles and loads.

(m) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a boat or boat trailer with an

outside width of less than 120 inches may be towed without a permit. The towing of a

boat or boat trailer 102 inches to 114 inches in width may take place on any day of the

week, including weekends and holidays, and may take place at night. The towing of a

boat or boat trailer 114 inches to 120 inches in width may take place on any day of the

week, including weekends and holidays from sun up to sun down. A boat or boat trailer

in excess of 102 inches but less than 120 inches must be equipped with a minimum of

two operable amber lamps on the widest point of the boat and the boat trailer such that

the dimensions of the boat and the boat trailer are clearly marked and visible."

SECTION 2.

"

G.S. 20-119(g) reads as rewritten:§ 20-119. Special permits for vehicles of excessive size or weight; fees.

(g) The Department of Transportation shall issue annual overwidth permits for

the following: vehicles

(1) A vehicle carrying agricultural equipment or machinery from the

dealer to the farm or from the farm to the dealer that do does not

exceed 14 feet in width. These permits shall be A permit issued under

this subdivision is valid for unlimited movement without escorts on all

State highways where the overwidth vehicles do vehicle does not

exceed posted bridge and load limits.

(2) A boat or boat trailer whose outside width equals or exceeds 120

inches. A permit issued under this subdivision must restrict a vehicle's

towing of the boat or boat trailer to daylight hours only."

Page 2 Session Law 2008-229 SL2008-0229

SECTION 3.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 17

July, 2008.

s/ Beverly E. Perdue

President of the Senate

s/ Joe Hackney

Speaker of the House of Representatives

VETO Michael F. Easley

Governor

Became law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, 11:39 a.m. this 27

August, 2008.

s/ Janet Pruitt

Senate Principal Clerk

This act is effective when it becomes law.th day ofth day of

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"One last thought on boat trailering deal" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/29/08
 

Congrats to everyone for helping to get the bill done.

One comment I would like to make. In some of my communications I threw some spears at the Highway Patrol guys. It was done as a general comment, and that probably was unfair. True, a couple HP guys started this thing by writing tickets but there are 2 important points. #1; They were following orders from a superior. They did not unilateraly start writing the tickets, they were ordered to do so. An interesting investigative report might be to determine who gave the order and why, but the point is the officers were following orders. #2 The actions of a couple officers do not reflect the entire HP corps. I believe many of the officers did not agree with the orders they were getting but it is their job to uphold the law and follow orders. Many of the officers are infact fishermen and therefore subject to the same problem all of us were. I believe it is blatently unfair to paint all the HP officers with the same brush. The HP guys have one of the most important jobs of all of our law enforcement folks and need and deserve our support and respect. Now, let's go fishing. Trailering to Morehead today, without fear of getting a ticket. Thanks Legislature!


- Rube McMullan
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"Boat Trailering bill SUCCESS!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/27/08
 

This morning the Senate and House voted to over-ride the Governor's veto of the boat trailering bill with only a handful not in support. Congrats to all the hard work that so many folks put forth to make this happen. As a citizen, I'm feeling real good right now because what this shows is our elected officials will in fact listen to us if we speak loud enough. When we got the pogy bill passed a couple years ago, I wasn't sure whether that was the elected officials listening to the citizens, or the result of real good strategic planning. This time, it's clear to me that we as citizens have a voice, and we can be heard. Congrats to everyone, and congrats to our Legislators for supporting the interest of the citizen over whatever was the interest of the Governor. Be sure to let your Legislator hear your appreciation. As soon as we get the facts of how the bill ends up, we will post that on our site. One thing everyone needs to be aware of is that this action is probably not going to be received in a very friendly manner by the Highway Patrol folks, so we need to make sure we know the rules and properly comply. I expect the HP will be exercising a very low level of tolerance.

Thanks for everyone's help!


- Rube McMullan
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"Reflections from summer" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/27/08
 

It's not yet September but the weather says it is the middle of fall.  The kids are back in school and there is little traffic on the island.  Incredible fall fishing is right around the corner.  In the meantime, check out this barracuda, caught by Steve Bible, who was fishing with Capt. Roger and Capt. Zach on the ShowTime earlier this month.  The group, which included Josh, Katie, and Chad Bible, caught a bunch of mackerel as well.  Hope to see them and all of you back down here this weekend to say goodbye to summer 2008 and help usher in prime fishing season.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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