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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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"Back on the Water" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/26/08
 

Ok- hopefully going to launch the Yellowfin tomorrow AM and head offshore to look around.  I haven't been on the water in over a week and I feel like I've lost touch.  So long as the rain doesn't keep us, I probably fish from 65-110 feet of water.  I'm curious to see what the Kings are doing and I'll probably harrass a Grouper or two if the chance arises.  This weekend is the South Brunswick Island King Classic, so stay tuned for a report.

Also on another note-- I'm working on the Fall Brawl and I think I've got a great idea, but need help.  Facts are you can't always catch the biggest fish.  But to fish and have the most chances to win, no matter what the size fish you catch adds to the excitement.  For years tournaments have had "exact weight" prizes, offering prizes for smaller fish to give more ways to win.  I want to add the same thing to the Fall Brawl BUT with a twist-- I don't want to just pull a weight out of the air-- I want to feature your children.  EMAIL me your child's picture and exact weight and I'll name the prize after him/her and put their picture in the program-- The prize value will be a $100 gift certificate to the OIFC.  Let me hear from you!


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Boat trailering update update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/26/08
 

I know we're all getting dizzy with the changing dynamics of this thing, but this is a very "fluid situtation". The Governor made the call to bring Legislature back into session tomorrow. Now our focus needs to go back to the elected members of the House/Senate to over-ride the Gov's veto. Our elected officials listened to the public and voted almost unanimously for the bill; the Gov steps in and veto's in complete disregard for the public will. The Legislature must stand strong and uphold the will of the public. Everyone please contact your local Legislatures and let them know you appreciate their resolve on this matter. Thanks for your help. Let's get this thing done!
- Rube McMullan
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"Boat trailering bill update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/25/08
 

Guess I should have paid closer attention in my high school civics class, but in real world, definitely alot of learning associated with the political process. Here is where things stand on boat trailering bill. The way the veto works is after the Governor vetos, he has 10 days to call the Legislature back into session to vote on the veto. If he doesn't make the request, the veto is withdrawn, and the bill becomes law. We have been firing at the Speaker asking him to call the Legislature back into session. It's the Governor who actually does that. I think I got it right. Any rate, in that it is in the Gov's hands NOT to make the call, and if he doesn't then the bill is approved, sounds like we need to let the Governor know how much we appreciate him not making the call, and thus allowing the bill to be approved. He has until Wednesday, August 27 to make the call. The Governor can be contacted at: Governor.office@ncmail.net. Thanks for your help.
- Rube McMullan
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"OIFC Rodeo Update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/25/08
 

Fall fishing is near and the OIFC RODEO winnings are mounting up.The money in the Rodeo is now up to $1,780.  If you are already in the RODEO don't forget to weigh in your fish.   If you aren't in the rodeo, enter now.  You have until mid December. The Fall Brawl is almost upon us and the RODEO is another way to win some money, or just enter the Rodeo and weigh in while you are recreational fishing. Check out this link for the standings, http://www.oifc.com/tournaments.cfm#T2.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"New pictures from last week" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/24/08
 

David Logan just sent me the pictures of last Sunday's Gulf Stream trip to the 100/400 area.  With a nice forecast this week, I can't wait to get out and do some more of that fishing. Seems like the wahoo action is heating back up a little early this year, I heard of some coming from the Little River fleet as well from before the storm.  Give us a call, we have some openings for the week. 
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"Stay Inside" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/23/08
 

Don't stay inside your house, but today is a good day to stay inside fishing.  It was dark when I came to work so I couldn't see the ocean but I could sure hear it.  As the sun came up I could see that our canal at the OIFC was slam full of bait....so could the Egret who was sitting on the point waiting for breakfast.

George Powell came to the dock to fuel up, he lives ocean front and said the ocean was "snotty".  He as going flounder and drum fishing in his McKee Craft which is an off shore boat. Talk about about cabin fever.

George just returned from fishing in the Gulf.  He fished around an Exxon Oil Rig and said the fishing was great.  Remember that when you cast your vote in November.  Off Shore drilling is a good thing for fishing.

Tropical Storm Fay may have missed us, but she reeked havoc on our seas.  I'm not Rube, when it comes to weather, but in my opinion ( which doesn't hold much water, as I'm still a first mate), weather wise we dodged a bullet. History generally shows that when a storm crosses Florida east bound, it usually goes over the Atlantic, gains strength and returns to shore anywhere from South Carolina to the Outer Banks.  Enough Greg Fishel, George Elliott or Jim Cantore.

Most of our summer help has gone back to school,  Captain Zach, Will "jet ski" King,  and Justin "Dustin" Klein headed back to college, soon the high school guys, Morgan, Alex, and my special buddy, Nolan, will be gone.  Summer at the OIFC is ending.  I, for one wil l miss them, they add a lot of energy to the place.  The good thing is the end of summer signals the beginning of fall fishing!    Well, I'm getting all misty eyed now, so I'll sign off.  I hope to have some inshore action to report.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"The bite before the storm" | World Cat- 33' | 08/21/08
 

The ocean was nice and flat this morning.  It wasn't that way this afternoon.  In the meantime, Capt. Roger and Turtle made it offshore to the Blackjack, where they nabbed these two nice wahoo and a king mackerel before conditions became unfavorable. Roger said that the Blue Water Candy Charleston Mix Mini Jag was the ticket for these fish, and that they connected with two much larger fish that didn't make it to the gaff.  Good to see that the wahoo are starting to show again offshore, a little bit earlier than normal.  Can't wait for this storm to pass so we can get back after them.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Boat trailering bill vetoed by Governor- WE MUST F" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/20/08
 

The Governor has sited safety concerns as his reason for vetoing the bill that would allow boats over 96" to trailer at night and on weekends-- a 96" wide boat is basically 25-28', so if you're boat is bigger than this, you are likely at risk for being fined by the DMV for an oversized load.  We have been trailering boats of this size up and down the highways for years with no issues or "safety" concerns beyond the normal, but for an unknown reason, it has become and issue and is being strictly enforced.

CLICK HERE and read carefully to understand what you can do to help us override the Governor's veto.  It can be done


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Governor vetos trailering bill" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/20/08
 

Sure enough the Governor vetoed the trailering bill that was passed almost unanimously by the Legislature. The public spoke loud and clear, and our elected Reps in the Senate and House, Republicans and Democrats, listened and passed the bill. Mission accomplished? Who'd a thunk it; you succeed in getting the Republicans and Dems to agree and wham, from outer space the Gov steps in and protects his Highway Patrol buddies and vetoes the damn thing. This is nothing but a turf battle. The HP guys didn't like the Legislature taking away their power, they went to the Gov, and the Gov concluded he better look after the guys who are his chauffeur and security detail. He states his veto is due to "safety concerns" and a desire to be consistent with all the other coastal states. What he doesn't say is no other coastal state has been enforcing these antiquated rules passed many years ago, and the problem would never have come up if he had stepped in and managed his own folks. There were a couple over zealous out of control officers who created this entire mess, and if the Gov had put the word out to their bosses to stop the nonsense, then the Legislature would not have had to deal with the bill. As we see so many times, due to ego's within the Government bureaucracy, protecting your buddies became more important than listening to the will of the public.

Last hope is to contact the Speaker of the House, Joe Hackney[919-733-3451, and request he call the Legislature back into session and override the veto. If that fails, you can be assured this will be a campaign issue for the upcoming election.


- Rube McMullan
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"Sick Leave" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/19/08
 

I've been puny the past few days, thus the lack of fishing reports.  Captain Jeff "Get Busy" Williamson called me today and he'd cut a charter short because he had the funk.   And NO we didn't give it to each other, we're friends, but NOT that good of friends.

My back up reporter talked to Captain Roger, Captain Chris B. and Captain Chris Dew all of whom had either 1/4 or 1/2 day charters and each one limited out on Spanish Mackerel.  They were pulling Clark Spoons in 20-25 feet of water.

Jeff Beck , my back up reporter, fished the Scout today along  with Justin Brown of Jabertown and Eric Sykes from the "Go Gas Estates" in the Southport area.  They worked the AR's which just didn't produce like they'd thought, so the crew of Brunswick County's finest (Deputies, all) moved in shore where they hit pay dirt behind the Islands.  All the fish were caught fan casting while anchored using buck tails tipped with Berkley Gulp Cut Bait. I've been advising using mullet minnows.  Different strokes for different folks.  Check out the pictures and you'll see some of their catch.

I've also thrown in a picture of a young man who fished with Captain Roger, his uncle and a friend aboard the It Works (OIFC 2, just can't get used to that).  I had server problems on top of a raging headache and lost all the information.  I do remember they had such a good time that they extended their half day to a full day.  Sorry guys.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Sailing fish and crustacea" | World Cat- 33' | 08/19/08
 

Got these pics today from Capt. Joe Seegers on the Hooked Up and Jeff Martini on the Dirty Martini from Sunday's offshore day.  Catching his first sail was Darren Harrington (wearing the belt) of Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry on Oak Island.  The fish ate a dink ballyhoo in about 130'.  On the Dirty Martini, Jeff, Trayce Huggins, and John McLaurin did a little diving after catching their dolphin and came up with these stud lobsters.  The sailfish was released to fight another day--the lobsters were released onto a hot grill with a little butter, garlic,  and lime, I imagine.
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"Happenings" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/18/08
 

Today is OIFC super staffer Anita Moore's birthday- she's 40 !!!!

I am starting work on the Fall Brawl and am seeking help from sponsors to help with this year's event.  If you plan on fishing and you have a business that might benefit from exposure to 1000's of area fishermen and their familes (or if you just want to write the tournament entry off as a business expense), I have a great package available that includes advertising and an entry into the event.  Please email me ASAP at captbrant@oifc.com if you have interest. 

In the fishing news, the big move has come offshore in the Stream where the Wahoo seemed to have stepped it up a bit.  Several boats had good catches in the 100/400 and Black Jack area, most with Wahoo in the 20-40 pound range.  There were also a few Mahi and Sailfish mixed in with catches as well.  Closer in, the Kings are biting pretty good in 90-110 feet of water and so are the Grouper and Snapper.  We haven't seen much from the Kings in the 50-70 foot range this past week, but we are doing well on the Spanish Macks in 15-25 feet of water.  That's pretty much the story.  We are in the heat of the Summer and the Kings won't likely be back in until mid September.  The best thing should be Wahoo as they typically really pick up into September and the Fall.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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