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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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"Fourchon, LA recap" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/11/09
 

It's taken me a few days to put myself back together enough to write a report from our recent adventure to Fourchon, LA.  Team OIFC consisting of Rube, Brant and I traveled halfway across the country last week for the 3rd leg of the SKA Pro tour being held in one of the most remote and relatively undisturbed fishing destinations remaining in the US.  You hear environmentalists speak out against drilling for oil and gasses on the east coast due to the harmful effects it would have on the sea life.  Apparently they have never traveled to the upper Gulf as there are thousands of oil rigs as far as the eye can see and the abundance of marine life is unimaginable.  Not to mention I don't believe I've ever seen a drop of oil in the water while fishing around the rigs.  

Our adventure consisted of trailering our 32' Yellowfin to Biloxi from Ocean Isle and then running her 120 miles to Fourchon.  Trailering all the way to Fourchon is an option but we opted to fish our way across.  In our 4 days of searching for tournament winning king mackerel we encountered a plethora of action.  There is so much life around every single oil rig that you end up catching something all the time.  The only time we weren't pulling on something is when we were running.  The red snapper are so thick they would eat our surface live blue runners.  If you actually targeted the snapper it got ugly in a hurry.  The cobia are a nuisance when trying to catch kingfish and again if you targeted them I believe it would be a massacre.  Several 80+lb wahoo got our hearts beating a couple times thinking we had the tournament winner.  I don't think our Shimano Speedmasters will ever be the same after the runs those wahoo made.  All in all we had a ball and had incredible fishing.  Unfortunately we couldn't put it together in the tournament as we posted a meager 28lber on day one and 35 on day two.  The average size kingfish in the tournament was around 35lbs and the big fish of the event was 54lbs.  It'll be tough to make a comeback in the Angler of the Year race, but it's fishing, you never know.  Next up on the pro trail is Golden Isles, GA in August.  I'll need the time to recover physically from catching so many fish in LA and mentally from not catching the big one. 

Congratulations to a Brunswick County team Fishmeister, consisting of  Dean Spatholt, Dennis Watson and Weezer on a great 4th place finish in LA with a 42 on day one and 46 on day two.  They are the dark horse in the Angler of the Year race.  Also congratulations to Dell Williamson fishing with Conrad Lao on the El Patron/Koolau who are sitting in second place in the Angler of the Year race after another solid showing in LA.  It should be a great battle to the end with only a couple tournaments remaining in the series. 

For us, next up is the Jolly Mon.  Let's have some fun!


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Been Busy" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/10/09
 

Captain Jeff Williamson of the Get Busy had definitely been busy today.  I thought he was giving me pant sizes when he called and told me his charter had caught 34", 40" and 46" Red Drum.  In addition they had several Flounder, and "a bucket full" of Spanish.......  Captain Jeff is such a wordsmith.  Now if he'll get me the pictures and the names I'll gladly share them with you.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"More Cobia" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/10/09
 

While all the celebrating was taking place on the OIFC Dock over the Ballentine's King, a group of men were quietly cleaning away at some Cobia they had caught.  It seems that Chip Herring of Columbia, SC had landed a 34 lb Cobia while fishing with John Taylor of Sunset Beach and and Bobby and Timmy Taylor.  Along with the Cobia the guys said they had a nice 15 lb. Dolphin.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Kids Rule!!!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/10/09
 

Donnie Ballentine of Lexington, SC took his sons Jonah and Wells on a fishing trip this afternoon with Captain Roger.  They went to Christina's Ledge where they got into the Kings.  I'm not sure the order of the catches, but the story I got was Jonah hooked up with a 10.6 pound King on a naked pogies.  He fought the fish for around 15 minutes by himself before boating it.

Brother Wells also hooked up with a King.  But this was no ordinary King.  This was a King someone in the Jolly Mon would love to catch.  This was a 40.4 lb King Mackerel!!  Wells battled this monster ALL BY HIMSELF for what was timed to be 23 minutes!!!!  He wouldn't let anyone help.  He said all he could hear was Capt. Roger and his Dad yelling "reel...reel"!!!!

I talked with Donnie, who was so proud and happy he was almost speechless.  They all went upstairs and filled out Wells' Citation Form and continued telling fish stories, including ones about the monster Tiger Sharks they saw.

I'll say it again, it is a thrill and a feeling like no other for a parent to experience their child hook up on a good fish.  It doesn't matter if it's the first or the biggest, it's the experience that counts.  Congratulations guys, and we really enjoyed you allowing the OIFC to be a part of this moment.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Cobia Galore!!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/10/09
 

Captain Roger took the Offuit family, Mom Sandy, Dad, Denton, sons, Dylan and Justin, as well as daughter Julia  for a half day charter to Christina's Ledge.  Check out the beautiful Cobia they caught on naked ballyhoo!  Good job guys, I love it when Captain Roger is happy!!!!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Team HooYa goes deep" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/10/09
 

The 2009 Martini Hook-A-Hoo Champions went back to work yesterday, taking some live bait and the jig rods offshore to 95-115 feet.  Evidently, the uncatchable (by rod and reel) hogfish will bite a Roscoe jig, as the pictures will attest.  I talked with Capt. Bryan "Squid" Williams this morning, who said that this was a mission to discover new bottom to fish, and that is exactly what they did.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Spanish at Lockwood" | OIFC 2- 27' | 06/09/09
 

     This morning I took brothers, Scott and Josh Stern from Pennsylvania, on a hunt for supper tonight. Their mission was to catch enough fish to feed their family of eight. It was decided we would start with spanish mackerel fishing. After a short run up Holden Beach we deployed our lines in 30 feet of water near the pier. Immediately we started catching spanish. We fished the area for about 1 hour and had about 20 keepers. We then ran to Yaupon Reef to see if we could find a King. Bait was plentiful but no luck with the Kings. We did get a couple of sharks and then decided to return to finish out the day with the spanish. A great day on the water and the brothers completed their mission. Spanish for dinner tonight. Stay tuned.
- Capt. Chris Dew
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"Bone Crusher" | Speckulator - 22' | 06/08/09
 

Local accomplished angler Bandon Sauls posted these pictures on Facebook. One is of him and his family enjoying a day at the beach in Tubbs Inlet as well as two great catches he made in Tubbs.  I got Brandon's permission before posting the pictures.  Their quality isn't that good, probably from how I copied them on the computer.  Thanks Barndon.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"First Flounder!" | Speckulator - 22' | 06/08/09
 

What can make two fishermen tear up the fastest?  When their granddaughter and daughter catches her first flounder all by herself!  Monday evening Capt Jeff B, Courtney, Camdyn and I took the Tale Chaser to Tubbs Inlet for a short fishing trip.  We struggled catching bait.  The pogies were so thick you could walk on them, but we didn't take Capt. Brant's Custom Pogie net,.

After getting a few minnows, we headed to Larry Spainhour's hot  flounder hole.  Camdyn was sitting in my lap holding her pink spinning rod and reel as we slow drifted.  All of a sudden it felt like we hooked up on a loaf of bread.  The the rod tip started quivering  we fed a little line, then set the hook.  Camdyn held the rod and reeled the fish in, with my assistance, and boated a 2.2 lb, 17 inch flattie.  In doing so she won my gold flounder necklace I'd promised to her when she caught her first flounder.  If you want to experience the most special feeling in the world, take a child fishing and feel the excitement of their first catch !!!!

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Cape Fear Kings" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/08/09
 

While they didn't quite make it to the Gulf Stream, Chris Carroll (Cape Fear Sportswear) still managed to put a nice catch together this Saturday with his daughter, Madi C, and her friend, Madi O.  They caught these kings fishing out of Wrightsville Beach.  Next time you are in the store at the OIFC, come by and check out some of the shirts Chris' company makes.  Good looking stuff.  Congrats to him and the Madis on taking care of business this weekend.  The kings are nearshore both down here and up there, so it looks like it's shaping up to be another great Jolly Mon.


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Late Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/07/09
 

A lot's been going on at the OIFC with the start of the season so the Fishing Report is a little late.

Saturday, Captain Chris Dew had a half day charter.  He went to the Box Cars,  the 90's and Christinas and had a successful trip catching Spanish and Kings.  The folks he chartered are supposed to email some action pictures and they'll be posted as soon as they come in.  Several people have reported landing Kings as of late, so there's no doubt they're here.

Captain Chris Burrows had a good Gulf trip as did Roger, with both bringing home some Dolphin.

Today, Roger took Al Scott and Dave Jones of Cleveland, Ohio to the Scarp and the Georgetown Hole where they landed some Dolphin some Grouper and AJ's..  Honestly, Roger said they struggled getting Dolphin today.

For those interested in Sharks, Mrs. Amber sent these pictures of a catch and release  Shark off of OIB.  Obviously he was a little unhappy.  If you are interested in Sharks we have had several "close encounters of the Shark kind" on a regular basis.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Inshore Report" | Speckulator - 22' | 06/07/09
 

The fishing continues to be good on the inshore grounds.  The flounder bite continues to be good in all the local flounder spots.  We also had a couple of good catches of trout this week, with most of them being nice fish, with an average one being around 3 lbs. or so.  The redfish also made a showing this week to let us know that they are still around, even though we haven't taken as much time to target them lately as we have the other species.  So there you have it, things are good in the backwater and will hopefully stay that way.  Stay tuned, as I have a busy week ahead and will keep everyone posted on the action.
- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Morning Update" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/06/09
 

Inshore, there was a 4.4 lb 21 inch flounder caught in Tubbs.  Pogies seem to be the premo bait, with mud minnows 2nd.  We just got a shipment of mud minnows and they are very active.

Off shore, the ocean is in good shape, one of our Cat Boats was making 28 mph if that gives you any idea.  I have not gotten a bait report today, but yesterday pogies were reported between the Shallotte Inlet and the Holden Beach Pier.  I've heard reports today of King bites at the 390, hitting on cigar minnows.  More to come as I get it.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"La. Fishin'" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/04/09
 

Austin, Brandon and Tripp musta' taught their daddies how to fish!!!  Check out Brian Aycock, David Hook, Ryan Strickland and Forrest Taylor on Forrest's Yellowfin in the Gulf of Mexico,
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"More marlin pics" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/03/09
 

It can be done folks.  Just get some big plugs (we have our recommendations, just give us a ring) and get out to the 100 fathom line.  Let's get it done.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"OIFC Roadshow goes to Morehead" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/03/09
 

Okay, so it's official.  The three youngest members of the OIFC, Will King, Zach "Lug Nut" Faulkner, and Chris "Li'l B Mack" Eckert, along with Will's fraternity brother Owen caught a monster marlin on Monday.  Fishing on the "Southern Hook," Chris' father's 28' Scout, the group had already caught 2 sails, a pile of gaffers and a 30 something pound wahoo and were just about to go in when this fish piled on a large plug.  Two plus hours later, they got a good release and watched her swim off.  They said the reel will never be the same.  I am also told that they saw the black on the spool several times during the fight.  The video will be ready before long, but in the meantime, enjoy the pictures.  WOW!!!
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"The show continues" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/03/09
 

Well, the good weather is still here and evidently the fish are too.  There was a crowd at the 100/400 on Monday, among them were Chad McIntyre and Billy Leonard on the "Billfish," Chase Childers, Cody Chillders, Scott Childers, and Elizabeth Nuss on the "No Worries," and Mike Kidd and Will Talton on Mike's new Sailfish.  Plenty of gaffers were caught along with some really nice wahoos.  Is that a white marlin flag I see flying on the "Billfish's" outrigger?!?  Talk about doing Don proud.  Good work to all who played hooky or called in sick to go fill the freezer. 
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Maiden Voyage" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/02/09
 

Today Capt Jeff Beck and  I were joined by Capt. Roger for our new Sea Hunt's ( Do Work) first trip to the Gulf Steam.  We thought we'd check her out to see if she knew how to fish and how she handles the seas.

We caught several Dolphin in the Black Jack and 100/400 areas.  We hooked up on a big Bull only to have it spit the hook just before getting the gaff and high tail it away  Then we went to the Navy Wreck to try out bottom fishing.  We managed to hoist some huge AJ's which we released.  Later in the day we headed back to the OIFC with our test complete.  Do yourself and your family a favor.....take your son and/or your daughter fishing,  it's something you nor they will ever forget.

Check out the ocean in the pictures.  It doesn't get much prettier.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"OIFC anglers to the east" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/02/09
 

I just got off the phone with Michael Ward, a good friend of the OIFC who lives in Wilmington and fishes his Parker, the "Black Flag" out of Wrightsville Beach.  He went up to Topsail Island this weekend with a few friends and scored on some nice wahoos on Saturday and Sunday's fishing.  Check out a few of these pigs, caught with Clifton Owen, Doug Dan, Jeff Newman, Paul, and Wayne the Puker.  Not a bad haul.  Nice rods, Michael!!!  I think I've seen that design before!
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"They Exist!!!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/02/09
 

Richard Smith just sent me these pictures of some yellowfins they found during the Bald Head Island Rodeo, just north of the Steeples.  It's about time to see multiple tunas on the same boat!!!  So let's see.  We have an amazing gaffer bite, scattered wahoos, a couple of tunafish, and a strong showing by billfish.  Could it be any better?!?  Capt. Rickey and Capt. Jeff Beck are fishing on their boat ("Do Work") today with Capt. Roger.  I bet they see something cool out there.  Can't wait for a report.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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