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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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"Gulf Stream report today" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/08/09
 

Cap Roger just called in from the Black Jack and said he is smoking the dolphin; fast as you can put a bait in the water, up to 25+lbs. Timing is perfect for the Far Out Shoot Out. Join us for the tourney, registraion starts today, Capt meeting/dinner tonight at 6-8.
- Rube McMullan
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"The GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/08/09
 

Today is the capt. meeting and dinner at the OIFC for any fishermen participating in the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out tuna, dolphin, wahoo Rodeo.  We will be serving dinner around 6:30pm and have the Capt. meeting around 7pm.  You may register in person at the OIFC or enter on-line HERE - but remember, this year, I am extending registration to stay open all the way until next Friday, May 15th.  This way if you can't go the next couple of days and aren't sure of the weather, you can watch the weather later in the week and if you decide to go fishing, simply stop in the OIFC or enter on-line and you are in the tournament.  If you've got Gulf Stream fishing on your mind and think you may go between this Saturday and next Saturday, why not pick the best weather day and then enter the Shoot Out and go fish.  Participation looks like it will be good this year based on this new open entry format as well as the addition of the Masters series- if you are a Kingfish guy and you are planning on fishing the Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl anyway, why not broaden your angling horizons and fish the Shoot Out so you can have a shot winning the Masters this year?  If you can't make it this PM to the Capt. meeting and dinner, I will keep tournament news updated here at www.OIFC.com as well as if there are any rule changes or adjustments.  At this point, the rules as explained in the brochure and HERE are correct with the one exception of a TWT misprint in the brochure.  There is a 25' and under TWT available for boats 25' and less to enter.  It is printed 23' and under in the brochure but should be 25' and under. 

I look forward to seeing some of you here this PM and if not, hopefully recieving your entries during the week as you choose to fish the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out.

*** Weather update***  Looks like Sunday and Monday will be good days to fish.  I think Sunday will be the best day to fish, but the ride out may be a bit tough as a residual southerly swell will likely make the run offshore a bit aggravating.  Monday AM run out may be good, but when the wind shifts to the North offshore it can often blow more than predicted, so beware.  Beyond Tuesday, high pressure is forecast to settle in on Wednesday and Thursday and that should mean calm seas.  Hard to see much past then- stay tuned for updates.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Far Out Shoot Out Bait Update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/07/09
 

For anyone looking for Spanish Mackerel we just received a report they are biting in the area of the sea buoy, about 28 ft deep and are hitting almost anything you throw at them.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Inshore Update" | Speckulator - 22' | 05/06/09
 

Hello from the inshore grounds!  I've been on the water for the last 4-5 days straight and I'm pleased to report that the fishing is still just as consistent as it has been for the last few weeks.  We have manged to catch an inshore slam for at least the last four trips (I can't remember past that), which is proof enough that the fish are biting.   We had a particulary good day yesterday however, as we ended up with a catch that included 4 trout, 6 reds, and 8 flounder, plus a couple of black drum thrown in for good measure.  The flounder bite is really starting to pick up, but as is normal this time of year, many of the fish are undersized.  But the encouraging part is that there seem to be quite a few around, so you should be able to weed through the throwbacks to find a few keepers for dinner.  The fishing should only get better from here on, so come on and lets get'em.


- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Sunset Beach" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/06/09
 

Captain Jeff Willaimson of the Get Busy sent the pictures for this report.  The wind was blowing so badly Wednesday that his charter decided to fish inshore.  They managed some of the first flounder of the season  along with some trout at the new Sunset Beach Bridge construction site.  They were using mud minnows.  Captain Jeff also said they fished the usual docks for Red Drum but to no avail.  They either were not there or just wern't interested in minnows.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Countdown To GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/06/09
 

It's just a very few short days until "The Shoot Out" starts.  The sun and the rain forecast makes for a beautiful week.  Now, if we can get Forecaster Roland of the National Weather Service to work on the winds we'll have it licked.  Below are some pictures of fish that have been caught in our waters in the past month.  Hopefully they willl get you fired up and ready to win some money!
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Get Busy" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/05/09
 

Below is a nice Red fish Capt. Jeff Williamson landed this past weekend using live shrimp behind Ocean Isle Beach.  Captain Jeff runs the "Get Busy" and can be chartered through the OIFC.  Thankfully the shrimp are starting to show up in areas where they can be caught with a cast net.  


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/03/09
 

The wind is allowing the fish a needed break, but starting next Saturday, their vacation is over.  Registration for the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out offshore rodeo is open on-line right now CLICK HERE and will continue open on-line through Friday, May 15th.  The captain's meeting will take place at the OIFC this Friday from 6-7pm along with good eating and I"m sure a few fish stories.  Of course, you may register in person at the captain's meeting or for that matter, any time thru Friday, May 15th by visiting the OIFC.  Competition days are Saturday, May 9th thru Saturday, May 16th.  In the past, I have cut off registration for the tournament after the Capt. meeting on Friday night, but this year I am keeping it open through competition days.  My hope is that all you guys out there that can't fish the first weekend of the event and are worried about putting up your money without knowing the marine forecast for the following weekend will watch the weather and decide to enter mid week or even for the last weekend.  Looking at the weather right now, it looks to blow Friday and then is switching to the West, which should mean a frontal passage.  IF this happens and the front does not stall, the wind should go North and based on the temperatures forecast not to change much, the front will be weak and that will mean light winds.  We'll see- I'm not putting out a "Rube" forecast, but that's what I see now.  I hope you've been reading and taken notice that the Shoot Out is part of the new Masters series I've begun to crown the overall top angler of the year fishing the Shoot Out, Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl.  All you Kingfish tournament guys out there that are going to fish the Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl anyway- come fish the Shoot Out and compete for the coveted blue jacket and Masters championship- CLICK HERE for details.

My brother, fiance- Stephanie and my wife Amy and daughter Caroline and I are all in Captiva, FL (SW FL) for a bit of vacation before the season begins in full swing at OIB.  Tarpon are on the agenda- stand by.

I'll hope to hear from you or see you at the Shoot Out capt. meeting this Friday- the warm water is on the break and the Dolphin fishing will be hot.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Team OIFC and Brunswick County Teams Show" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/02/09
 

A quick update from the road:

Team OIFC competed in the 2nd leg of the SKA Pro circuit this weekend held in Jensen Beach, FL on the east coast of Florida.  The fishing was phenomenal with numerous 40 and 50lb kingfish hitting the scales.  In addition to the great king mackerel fishing, many teams encountered big dolphin, sailfish, cobia and a variety of other glamour species.  KIngfish teams were fishing just a couple miles offshore, but in this area the Gulf Stream and deep water is within a nine iron of the beach.  Team OIFC had a successful event with a 40.5lb fish on day one and a 40.7lber on day two.  These tournaments are aggregate events, 1 fish per day, which put our team into 4th place for the weekend.  Besides our Team OIFC, several other local teams had good events including Dell Williamson and crew aboard the Koolau who finished 3rd place with a 38 and 45lb fish, Forest Taylor's That's My Dog, Dean Spatholt's Rascal Meister, and Mike Kennedy's Simply Storage team.  The season long goal is to compete for "Angler of the Year" which is accomplished by posting the heaviest aggregate weight of 7 kingfish over 5 two-day tournaments throughout the southeast.  It is an extremely competitive, and fun series that allows teams who enjoy king mackerel tournament fishing to compete in tournaments in some of the best king mackerel fishing locations in the country.  We are two tournaments into the five tournament series and all the "home boys" are holding their own and still in the hunt for Angler of the Year.  You can keep up with the exact scoring and happenings on the kingfish trail at www.fishska.com.  Next stop on the trail is in Fourchon, La  in early June where we'll be fishing around oil rigs for big, aggressive kingfish. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"The Life" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/02/09
 

How great would it be to fish the Gulf Steam with Captain Roger one day and then fish inshore with your son, Captain Jeff B. the next day.  Well, that's what I was fortunate enough to do the past two days.  But most importantly you can do it too!

With the economic down turn you can now get some great deals on vacation rentals.  Then if you're lucky enough to have your own boat you can take advantage of the hot spring bite both in shore and off.  Or, if you are not sure of where to fish or how to fish our area you can hire our guide for a day, rent one of our boats or kayaks, or for a great and productive fishing experience you can book a charter.

Today, we got into the Red and Black drum on rising tide.  We fished Tubbs with limited success, but I've been told the Flounder bite is picking up there.  Customers and local fishermen have told me the Flounder and Black Drum are to be had the Sunset Bridge.  Hope to see you soon.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"100/400" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/02/09
 

Friday Captain Roger went to the Gulf Stream with Benson Sheally (Charlotte),  Bennie Shealy (Wilmington), John Denol, (Orlando, Fla), Kevin Wagner, (Raleigh) and Calvin Hunter (Charleston, SC).  If any of the names are spelled wrong it's Calvin's fault!!

The ride out facing a south wind was a "little bumpy" to say the least, but the trip was worth it.  The gang boated about a dozen nice Mahi along with some Kings.  The hot lures for them were blue and white Aliens and Islanders, both rigged with balleyhoo.

While the Carolina Cat was busy with the Mahi, Jeff Martini (Dirty Martini and Martini's Fine Dining of N, Myrtle Beach) was blasting the Wahoo, getting several double and triple hook ups.  At the same time Stuart Hamilton aboard the Moma-Mia was having a productive day slamming Mahi.

Around 3pm the wind picked up to about 20 mph.  Having had enough action everyone pulled in lines and headed for "the hill" riding the southwest trough.  Though a little wetter and tireder than when they left it was obvious everyone had a blast, possibly with the exception of John, who was glade to see land.  Semper Fi John!!


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"More glory shots" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/01/09
 

All it takes to make Brunswick County come to life is some sustained good weather and hungry fish.  Here's Chris Critz, who fishes out of Holden Beach, showing off a nice gaffer and a wahoo that he caught at the Blackjack two days ago.  Can't wait for the weather to get right again....

ADDENDUM:  THE WAHOO WAS CAUGHT BY JEFF CUNNINGHAM.  CHRIS JUST STOPPED BY TO LET ME KNOW TO PREVENT A FUTURE MUTINY ON HIS BOAT.  GOOD FISHIN' GUYS...


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Roscoe Jig Catches World Record Class Grouper!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/01/09
 

Just got these pics from Capt. Jodie Gay, whose friend and fishing partner David Mason's junior angler caught a 42 pound, 10 oz. yellowfin grouper yesterday while jigging between the Steeples and Same Ole' Hole.  It is now the NC state record for the species. This fish would be an IGFA All-Tackle Record had the rod not been passed to the junior angler.  Who cares what the IGFA thinks!  That's one fisherman who has his head on straight and know what he's doing!  I echo Capt. Brant's sentiment, you cannot catch these big, deepwater tackle on light tackle, it's necessary to go heavy to get the job done.  Congrats to David and crew on the fish, and to Jodie, for making the jig that is starting to break all the records.  My apologies to everyone for not having everyone's name or all the details.  For a more complete story, check out www.bluewatercandylures.com.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Chris Carroll's billfish" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/01/09
 

Team Black Bart strikes again, as Chris Carroll (Cape Fear Sportswear) caught this billfish Tuesday near the Same Ole Hole, in addition to some nice gaffers.  Check out the plug hanging out of his mouth... He he he...  I guess we weren't lying about the effectiveness of the plugs.  By the way, I think it is a spearfish.  Or possibly a small white marlin.  Either way, a billfish is a billfish!
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"The only thing constant is change..." | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 04/30/09
 

With the sucess of last weekend's fishing, I rode offshore this morning with Kelly Williamson, his son Kel, and Joe Seegers on Kelly's Grady White, the "Malyn Jean II."  We anticipated another hot gaffer bite, but immediately noticed that the color/temp change we found on Sunday had pushed inshore nearly 30 miles, to around 80'.  The water offshore was a beautiful blue, unlike the blended water we had good luck in the other day.  So, we put baits in a little earlier and shallower than normal.  A quick kingfish bite and then.......nothing......at....all.....for....what.......seemed.......like........ forever.  We switched from ballyhoos to plugs and pulled all the way to 150 fathoms with only one short strike.  It wasn't until we curved back inshore to the Steeples that we were able to get on any fish at all.  We caught several blackfins and added this nice gaffer to the box, with Kel on the rod.  Not that it was a bad day.  The seas were nice and the temperature was perfect.  Nothing beats being out in the Gulf Stream with good friends.  And the fresh dolphinfish I just finished was perfect.  No doubt we'll be back after them soon.

 


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Yesterday's Action" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/30/09
 

Talked with Kevin Harkey today.  Kevin said he fished about a mile and a half in from the Steeples and landed several Kings and some Blackfin.  Kevin said he was in 200 ft. of water when he caught the Kings and was using a silver and blue mylar skirt.

Captain Chris Burrows is out today and I'm sure he'll give a report.  Captain Roger and I are headed to the stream on the Carolina Cat tomorrow and we will do a report on that trip.  Roger says the fish are in Florida and Georgia and the bite should be really hot here within a couple of days.

Today, Jimmy Lee Williams came to the docks and weighed in a 3.6 lb. Sea Bass for the Rodeo.  This puts him in 1st place and boots Rube to 2nd.  Jimmy said Captain Roger is afraid of him in the Rodeo and has issued a challenge.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"More Weekend Photos" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/28/09
 

Scott Ward sent these pictures of their catch this weekend.  They were at the Steeples.  The OIFC really appreciates all the photos and reports we receive.  A great many people  enjoy checking out the OIFC Fishing Report  and we take great pride and enjoyment in being able to share all the adventures and successes . Many  of  our readers  are landlocked and their only way to keep in touch with saltwater fishing is through reports like the OIFC's.  Again thank you and thank you Scott.

With all that said and with evidence that the spring bite is on we remind you that the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out is almost here.  Also. the OIFC Rodeo is going on.  Come join us.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Gettin' Jiggy" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/28/09
 

Didn't want to forget posting on this.  Friday, Barrett, Rube, Amy (6 mos. pregnant), dive master- Cameron Sebastion and myself took the Yellowfin offshore for some fishing.  I decided that as popular as vertical jigging is getting and as much of the product as we are selling, we had better learn more about it.  I've done it a little, but never really spent much time with it.  We jigged ledges in 170'-190' and had a nice catch of Gag Grouper and of course, Amberjack.  I learned that to focus on the Grouper, you must keep your jig in contact with the bottom, only jigging it a foot or two off the bottom.  If you get off the bottom, it will be Amberjack.  I also learned that there are BIG Grouper out there on the break and it is best to use 130# or 150# fluorcarbon leader when fishing out there with larger jigs (6-12 oz.+) as opposed to 80# fluorocarbon leader that seems to work well with the lighter (4-6 oz.) jigs we use from 80'-110'.  We got our butts whipped several times by freight train Grouper, and I'm determined not to let that happen again. We had a nice day jigging and diving as Barrett and dive master Cameron Sebastion went overboard at the end of the day and brought back a few Hog Snapper and Spiny Lobster to top off the fish box.  The hot jig for the day was the Blue Water Candy Roscoe jig in the 7oz size for the 150+ foot depths and 4oz for 80-120 foot depths.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Steeples On Fire" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/28/09
 

I'm at the OIFC and everyone who has come in here and went out yesterday have told me the Steeples were on fire!  One Captain said he had to run a little north to get in the frey but once there he said the Dolphin and Blackfin were thick as thieves.

If you can get out in the next couple of days I'd do it.   The ocean looks like a table top. Right now the weekend looks windy, but hopefully that will change.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Toothy critters" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 04/28/09
 

Sustained good weather, warm water offshore, and a day of fishing with friends.  What more can you ask for?  I got a chance to fish with Capt. Joe Seegers, Rick Stanley, and Stephen Hunter this Sunday on Joe's boat, the "Hooked Up."  We found a nice temp break just offshore of the Black Jack hole and had consistent action from dolphin on both ballyhoos and lures.  As the dolphin bite slowed, we got a nice suprise when a 55# wahoo ate the long rigger bait and came to the gaff 20 minutes later.  We then pushed offshore and put out a full lure spread, which led to more gaffer bites.  Late in the afternoon, we eased back inshore and started to pull our lines in when we got another suprise.  A 150# mako shark cracked the planer bait and peeled off a ton of braid before we figured out what we were dealing with.  After putting on a show and trying to lap the boat, we were able to subdue one of the oceans meanest (and best-tasting) species.  No one lost limb to the shark, but he did manage to haywire two gaffs together boatside and I think the snap swivel in the picture has lost most of its function.  We got home a little late, but all in all, I would have to say it was worth it.  Hard to imagine a better day on the water...

BY THE WAY, BARRY GARDNER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THIS TRIP BUT DECIDED AT THE LAST MINUTE THAT HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO.  HA HA BARRY, YOU MISSED THE MAKO!  BETCHA WON'T SLEEP IN LATE NEXT TIME!!!


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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