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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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"Flounder Time" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/22/08
 

Jeff and I took the Hook 'm Up out today to  target flounder.  We worked the ICW as well as areas behind Holden Beach.  The water temp was in the low 70's and we fished a falling tide.  This was our first effort this year at exclusively targeting flounder.  Jeff was using an OIFC "Boston Rob" red and black custom buck tail rigged with a mud minnow.  This too was a first for us.  I was using one of Captain Brant's custom flounder rigs.  Jeff drew first blood with a decent flat fish.  He said that unlike a Carolina rig, when the flounder hit, he really hit.  There was no bumping and waiting..this was a strike!  I hit second with a just under legal flounder.  He bumped me about three times, I waited and set the hook.  The hurt of the day was when Jeff had an about 22 incher beside the boat and he broke free just as I was reaching for the net.  Awww, the one that got away.  Captain Chris Burrows was trying his hand at inshore fishing with Brian Aycock and had an inshore Carolina Slam!!!!  He'll do his own report on their adventure.  Hope to see ya'll Memorial Day weekend.  Have a safe trip and hook 'm up.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"News from state Legislature" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/22/08
 

Two big deals going on in State Legislature:

Boat Trailering deal looks good. There is a Senate bill that is about a 90% deal that has already cleared the Transportation Committee. This bill reflects good efforts by Senators Tillman/Jenkins/Preston. Then there is a House bill that is the 100% deal which is sponsored by our Rep Stiller and about 40 other House Reps. The major difference is Rep Stillers bill allows towing of boats over 120 inches anytime. The Senate bill doesn't allow towing boats over 120 inches at night. Also, Stiller's bill sets fee the a permit[if required] at $25 and places the fine for violations at $50. When they get back to session next week, we'll get guidance of what we need to do to support either or both of these efforts.

On a new subject, Rep Stiller also has introduced a bill to put "off limits", commercial netting and trapping within 1000 yards of any artificial reef within 3 miles of Brunswick County waters. The issue Bonner raises is: The AR's are for what purpose? Where does the money come from to help fund the AR projects? What group of citizens "work" to supply and place the materials?

This is going to be a "hot" one as the commercial trappers and netters up in the Outer Banks areas will aggressively fight this one even though the bill only applies to our Brunswick County waters. They are circulating emails asking folks to contact Speaker of the House Joe Hackney[Joeh@ncleg.net] and President Pro Tem of the Senate Marc Basnight[Marcb@ncleg.net to express objection to the bill. Of course, if you agree with Rep Stiller's position and efforts with this bill, a email to Senators Hackney and Basnight supporting Bonners efforts would be appropriate[copy Bonner at bonners@ncleg.net]

Stand by as things should get interesting next week as Bonner carries the wagon for our fishing interest. Thanks. Rube McMullan                                                                                    


- Rube McMullan
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"First Blood" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/21/08
 

Brian Aycock , fishing aboard the Double Trouble is the first  angler to make the OIFC Year Long Rodeo leader board in the flounder division.  He  landed  the flat fish on mud minnows in the Intracoastal Waterway this afternoon.  The fish is decent but very beatable.  He's issued a challenge to all inshore anglers.  Those of you not yet in the Rodeo need to sign up. The money is building and  the smack talk is a blast.  In shore the flounder bite is just beginning.  Off shore the dolphin, king, spanish, wahoo and cobia are hot. So get in the money pot!!
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Stick Slinger rides again" | World Cat- 33' | 05/20/08
 

Check out David Carter getting in on the action with this nice wahoo taken last week at the 100/400.  He was fishing with Jim Bowen on the new "Stick Slinger."  Jim is a good friend  who has recently gotten into the Gulf Stream action out of Ocean Isle.  Keep up the good work and keep your hooks sharp--it's almost blue marlin time...
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Lady's Day" | Show Time- 34' | 05/19/08
 

Captain Roger and Captain Zach had a productive gulf stream trip today with Chris Aeycock, Rich Aeycock and Dane Barretto. They spent the trip working  the Black Jack and the 100/400. Aliens, Islanders and Chuggers were the hot lures.  The hot colors were pink and white along with blue and white.  Dane's birthday is tomorrow and she celebrated by catching the biggest dolphin of the day.  Happy birthday from the OIFC  Check out the webstore for the lures used on today's charter.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Far Out Shoot Out- FINAL RESULTS" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/19/08
 

Thanks to all the fishemen and sponsors for their support of the 2007 Far Out Shoot Out.  21 boats registered for this year's event, down from 45 last year- a true sign of fuel prices and the economy, coupled with a not so great forecast.  Regardless, the Far Out Shoot Out was never about big money and big boats.  It has always been about local pride, bragging rights and little extra cash to boot if you do good.  A few boats fished Saturday, May 10th, however the catches were mostly of smaller Dolphin and Wahoo, nothing over 20 pounds was weighed in.  The weather improved greatly on Wednesday and Thursday, and the majority of the tournament chose to fish those two days.  The fleet spread out between the Same Ole hole to north and the Georgetown hole and fish were caught everywhere.  However, it was the 7th Heaven fishing team guided by Sunset Beach fisherman Larry Spainhour that took to the waters and to the fish with a vengeance.  Larry had something to prove after finishing second in last year’s event by 9/10ths of a pound.  He and crew deployed lines inshore of the 100/400 and before they could get all the lines out had hooked up to a big Mahi.  They boated the 39.25 Mahi which would end up being the tournament’s largest Mahi.  The continued fishing and an hour or so later another reel went off and this time they boated a 40.55 pound Wahoo.  This Wahoo would end up being the event’s largest Wahoo.  So in a span of less than 2 hours the 7th Heaven team had caught the two largest fish of the tournament, and unbeknownst to the rest of the fleet, the tournament victory had all ready been secured.  With the 39 pound Mahi and 40 pound Wahoo, Capt. Larry and crew of the 7th Heaven amassed an aggregate of 79.8 pounds and won 1st Mahi, 1st Wahoo, 1st largest fish on the dock and 1st place overall.  Talk about a clean sweep!  Fortunately for the other 20 boats, there were other prizes.  Capt. Scott Heffernan and crew of The GPS Store Fishing Team boat landed a 26.4 pound Mahi and 33.7 pound Wahoo on Wednesday to amass 60.1 overall points and take home 3rd largest Wahoo and 2nd place overall.  Frank Price and crew of the Dirty Dog weighed a 23.7 pound Mahi and 36.25 pound Wahoo on Wednesday as well for a total of 60 points to take home 2nd largest Wahoo and 3rd place overall.  2nd largest Mahi was taken by Jason Bryan on the Big Time Baby with a 38.9 pounder and 3rd largest Mahi was taken by Jeremy Foster on the Job Site, last year’s overall winner.  The weather was certainly a factor during the week as Wednesday and Thursday were really the only two exceptional days to fish.  However, as is the case in all tournaments, you pay your entry and you play the game.  The weather is certainly a distraction and sometimes  uncomfortable, but the fish are out there and when you’re catching fish, the seas are much less painful.  Congratulations to all this year’s winners and thanks to all participants for fishing. 

** ALSO of note- the Don Leonard Memorial Billfish award was introduced- see picture below.  This trophy will be kept at the OIFC as a memorial to a great fisherman, friend and past winner of the Shoot Out.  Any boat that catches and releases a Billfish during the Shoot Out will get the Capt. name and boat name engraved on the trophy and immortalized.  Unfortunately this year there were no Billfish caught, but the tradition will continue from this point forward.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Good action continues" | World Cat- 33' | 05/18/08
 

Capt. Rudy and I had a great time yesterday with Jamie Darmody of Pawleys Island, SC with his friends Ray, Andy, and Rich.  We got a late start with the hard north wind that was blowing when we woke up, and had kind of a squirrelly ride to the 100/400, but were able to score right of the bat with a nice wahoo and a few dolphins.  The bite slowed right around lunchtime, but we stayed in the same area and worked the numbers where we caught the first fish.  About 2:30 they turned back on and we enjoyed pretty steady action on the dolphinfish until we had to leave and run home.  I hate to leave fish when they are biting, but sometimes you just have to head for the hill.  We lost one dolphin at the gaff that was the biggest one I have seen all year--at least Jamie was quick enough to get a good picture to prove that there are fish like that out there.  The hot bite was on the Blue Water Candy Mini-Jags in the Charleston Mix and light blue/white color.  I am now certain that if we could get some consistently good weather we could do some serious numbers on dolphin and wahoo.  The fish are definitely there.  Capt. Roger and Capt. Brant enjoyed similar action over at the Blackjack hole, so it seems like there is action all the way up and down the break.  Roger is out there again today so I'm interested to see what he did.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"FLOUNDER ALERT!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/18/08
 

I just received a live report from my roving reporter on the scene at the  Lockwood Folly boat ramp. he observed a little girl landind a monster flounder.  He's been unable to get an interview as she was still in action fishing.  It seems the action inshore and off shore is picking up.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Carnival" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/18/08
 

Last night was like a big party at the OIFC.  The Giggling Mackerel was hoping, the Far Out Shoot Out  awards ceremony was going on and our charter boats were returning loaded with dolphin, wahoo and king.  Everyone, including   this ace reporter were busy  which made it tough to get a full story from each captain or angler.  But here is what I know.   Capt. Chris Dew had a half day and slammed the king, his charter then wanted to bottom fish and maxed out on sea bass.  He spent a lot of the trip around the Atlantic Ledge.  The Show Time with Captain Roger worked the Black Jack area and came back with a bounty of dolphin and wahoo. Captain Chris Burrows and the World Cat spent their time around the 100/400 and he too hammered the dolphin and wahoo.  Capt. Brant was so busy I didn't get a chance to talk with him, but the picture will show his catch.  Near shore, Captain Zach was on our "guide for a day" charter.  He accompanied some guys to the Yaupon Reef where they had a productive day using Clark Spoons catching Spanish.  All of our off shore captains  were trolling with ballyhoo rigged with Islander Heavyweights, and BWC Mini-Jags in the Charleston Mix, and pink tips.  The hot test color was pink and white.  The boats are out again today so I hope to have an update tonight.  This is a hot time of year for dolphin, wahoo and kings.  Get away from all the election hoopla and come to the OIFC to fish.  If you are landlocked check out our web store for the hottest tackle and bait.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"7th Heaven wins Far Out Shoot Out" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/18/08
 

Larry Spainhour's 7th Heaven won the Far Out Shoot Out and was crowned champ last night at the OIFC, running the table on all catagories. Brant will have the full story[fishing today].

Our charter fleet found a continuing hot bite with Dolphin as all the boats loaded up with big catches. Also good King action at the Atlantic Ledge. In addition the water is full of cobia in the 80-90 foot area, so be sure to have a spinning outfit with a cobia jig with curly tail, squid, or imitation eel, or biggest Gulp you can find.. They have been weird this year, not wanting to eat pinfish, but jumping on jig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


- Rube McMullan
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"AT LAST !!!!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/17/08
 

Finally the wind has stopped howling!  We've got three OIFC boats on Gulf Stream trips today along with several from the Far Out Shoot Out so hopefully I'll have something to report tonight.  However, some anglers took advantage of the beak in the weather Wednesday and  high tailed it off shore.  The reports I got were of an awesome dolphin and wahoo  bite.  The weird thing was the wahoo were mixed in with the dolphin.  One group of fishermen were Zach Faulkner, (a guide and first mate at the OIFC), Will King (Will runs our jet ski and boat rental operation) and Allen Whitaker.  The guys ventured to the Stream in a 21 ft. single engine center console.  They found the trip to be worth it.  They got into the dolphin, all of which were gaffers, the wahoo  AND the king!  Zach said the hottest ticket were horse ballyhoo with Islander pink and white skirts, and Charleston mini jags, all of which they got from our store.  So get out today, or at least in  the next few days.  Don't forget that even if you are land locked you can order the hottest lures from Blue Water Candy, or whatever is on from our online store.  Also it would pay you to enter the OIFC Rodeo.  I'll report on today's action, with location, hotest bait and what was hitting tonight!!!!
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Far Out Shoot Out Saturday forecast" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/15/08
 

Getting my weather forecasting confidence back following my "on the money" forecast for Wednesday Thursday which offered "Perfect" conditions and lots of fish. So.. here goes Saturday. Perfect again! A weak cold front passes thru Friday night, Saturday sees Northwest winds which is showing 15-20..HOWEVER, it is a short burst of 15-20's NW and will probably have shifted before you are out of the lee of the land. When the wind goes from NW to SW, typically it will lay out completely so of course that is what I am forecasting. The last day of the FOSO should be just what it's intended to be...A Shoot Out! So go get em; the game is still on the table.
- Rube McMullan
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"Trailering update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/15/08
 

The boat trailering bill passed [sailed] thru committee yesterday. This is a big step, because if there is any strong opposition to a bill, committee is usually where it will get buried. This [I think] assures the bill will make it to the floor for a vote, and again, everything looks encouraging in that it has broad support on both side of the asile. Continuing congrats to all our Legislative folks and all the behind the scenes work being done by staff and private citizens to get this problem resolved.
- Rube McMullan
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"FOSO Update--They bit today" | World Cat- 33' | 05/14/08
 

Just got done weighing the last of the 12 boats that fished the 2008 Far Out Shoot Out today, and they definitely bit out there in the blue water.  Congratulations to Capt. Larry Spainhour on the 7th Heaven, who weighed a 39.25# dolphin and a 40.55# wahoo for a 79.80# aggregate and the current lead in the event.  It's a bit too early to celebrate, however, every boat in the field has at least one day left to improve their totals.  The tourney is still wide open, here are the unofficial standings:  1)  7th Heaven 79.80# (39.25# dolphin/40.55# wahoo) 2)  GPS Store 60.10# (26.40# dolphin/33.70# wahoo)  3)  Dirty Dog 60.00# (23.75# dolphin/36.25#  wahoo)  4)  Big Time Baby 52.95# (38.70# dolphin/ 14.05# wahoo) 5) Salty Parrot 52.70# (22.55# dolphin/ 30.15#wahoo) 6) Allyson 36.95# (19.70# dolphin/ 17.25# wahoo) 7) Job Site 32.65# (16.70# dolphin/ 15.95# wahoo)  8) Plumb Fun 34.35# (16.80# dolphin/ 17.55# wahoo) 9) Team OIFC 24.20# (24.20# dolphin)  10) Team Great Outdoors 23.30# (23.30# dolphin) 11)  Reel X-Stream 20.95# (7.15# dolphin/13.80# wahoo) 12) Black Dog 19.60# (19.60# dolphin)  13) Bloodline 18.65# (18.65# dolphin)        14) Bird Dog 13.80# (13.80# dolphin) 15)  Living Water 12.45# (12.45# dolphin)


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Fishing Weds" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/13/08
 

Looks like many of the tournament boats are fishing tomorrow.  Capt. Barrett and I will be fishing the OIFC 1 and we are heading South-- be on VHF 11 and 72 if anyone is out there
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Far Out Shootout Update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/13/08
 

While the weather man has not cooperated the last couple days it looks like he's going to let up on us a little bit over the next several days.  Some folks have expressed concerns that the weather is not going to allow them to fish during this 8 day stretch of the tournament.  Though, it is not likely going to be perfect, tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday look very fishable with winds forecasted around 10 knots.  Don't let the sea forecast discourage you from fishing.  The forecasted large seas are not wind driven waves, they are left over residual swell from the low pressure system that departed the area yesterday.  These swell driven waves are typically spread out over long distances such that it won't affect your ability to travel or fish.  Several boats in the tournament fished this past Sunday and posted weights on the leaderboard so there will be no changing of the rules midway through the game.  The show must go on!  I will be fishing tomorrow and leaving the dock around 5am.  Give OIFC 1 a shout on channel 11 if you're headed out.  Go get em!
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"The eye of the storm?" | World Cat- 33' | 05/11/08
 

I don't think it's a named hurricane, but it blew like crazy on Friday and it's blowing right now. Between the winds, we managed to fit in a full day trip with George and Tyler Yaken of Florence, SC. We left the dock a little late and found a fairly decent ride out to the Horseshoe. The fishing started off a little slow, but a high noon someone rang the dinner bell and the kings commenced to chewing. We kept a limit and released several others. As we were reeling one bait back to the boat, an estimated 25 pounder blew up on it, but managed to miss the hooks--would have been an outstanding fish for early May. We also saw a ton of cobia out there. Only two would bite, and we pulled the hooks on each pretty quickly. But most importantly, the fish are there. Randy Wallace on the Roofing Contender reports similar action from the Atlantic Ledge. It won't be long before this sloppy weather clears and we can get back after them.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/10/08
 

Far Out Shoot Out Weigh-ins-
3 boats fished today.  All reported tough conditions getting offshore, but decent weather during the day fishing. 
Reel X-Stream- 7.15 dolphin, 13.8 wahoo
Allyson- 19.7 dolphin, 17.25 wahoo
Bird Dog- 13.8 dolphin
The leader board is set.  It looks like alot of guys are looking at Weds or Thurs to fish-- stay tuned..


- Capt. Amy McMullan
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"Far Out Shoot Out Weather forecast" | OIFC 1- 36' | 05/09/08
 

I know all you gulf stream fishermen are waiting out there to hear it's ok to untie dock lines and head to the stream so here is the official unofficial FOSO weather forecast...PERFECT! Before you question the wisdom of my forecast[considering it's blowing the shortening out of the biscuit today], the answer is to look toward the future. First with the current weather the fish are not being fed so a major hunger should be building. Second, what better day to have a tourney sign up then the day it blows. Perfect for talking fishing, eating delicious steaks from our friends at Outback Steaks, and getting ready to go catch em as soon as the weather breaks. It looks like beginning Tuesday after the passage of the next front, the weather will stabalize and conditions should be great thereafter. Tomorrow is a maybe, but if not tomorrow, by next Tuesday the fish should be very hungrey, so look for a all out bite to develop with record catches for the tourney. Remember the format of the FOSO allows you to pick any 2 days from Saturday to next Saturday to fish, thus taking the weather issue out of the equation. The only question left is how big a tuna/dolphin/wahoo is it going to take to win the glory and the bucks. Last weeks tourney out of Charleston took a 68lb dolphin to win. Come join us tonight for registration and festivities at the OIFC.
- Rube McMullan
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"A report from the shore" | World Cat- 33' | 05/08/08
 

This may well be the peak of spring fishing. A friend of mine, Jason Hart, from Wilkesboro has done a number on the fish this week for his vacation. He has caught three limits of spanish mackerel from the pier on different days, and fishing from shore, caught this stud bluefish on the west end of the island. Jason is a hard core freshwater bass fisherman, but did not bring his boat down for the week. He is proof that the fish don't care where or what you fish from--if you can think like a fish, you can fill the cooler up!!!
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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