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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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"Fishing tip of the week." | World Cat- 33' | 03/20/08
 

Think kingfish skirts are just for live bait fishing or cigar minnows? Think again. While Jodie and Terry Gay of Blue Water Candy were here at the Spring Kickoff on Saturday, we got a chance to experiment with rigging skirts with circle hooks. Using 20# monel, we came up with a rig that pulls and looks great when circle hooks are required. You make a haywire in the end of the wire, then thread on the skirt and chin weight. The bait is rigged as normal, going behind the gills, through the eye sockets twice to pin the chin weight, up through the bait's chin and nose to secure its mouth shut, finishing with a few wraps up towards its beak. A good trick to know, as circle hooks start to become more widely used in bluewater fishing.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"S-L-O-W" | Speckulator - 22' | 03/19/08
 

I would surely lose any credibility I have if I reported great action in each of my fishing reports. As such I find it important to tell about the slow days. And that is exactly what we had today. Jeff, "Boston Rob" and I took the Tale Chaser out on the ICW today and managed only one red fish. We stayed out about three hours on a rising tide and worked one of our favorite holes, which is where Johnny and Margie Calhoon struck gold just a few days ago. It just wasn't ment to be. However I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the OIFC's newest employee, Rob Alexander, whom we've named Boston Rob. Rob comes from a saltwater fly fishing and kayaking background and will be a great addition to the OIFC "family".
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Night Off" | World Cat- 33' | 03/18/08
 

Ever wonder what OIFC Captains, guides and family do on their time off? How about tying sea witches, and tisten' wire, all in preparation for a day's charter. Check out Captain Chris, Jeff, Camdyn and Courtney last night.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Reds" | Speckulator - 22' | 03/18/08
 

Jeff and I ran into an old friend, Johnny Calhoon today. I had heard tale of some of his receint red fishing success, but as President Ragen said, "trust but verify". So I wanted to get the scoop from Johnny himself. Basically he told me that he and his wife, Margie, had been fishing from a dock on the ICW near Craven St. and had slammed the reds. They were fishing with mud minnows which seems to be the bait of choice for trout and reds lately. Johnny said the fish ranged from below the slot to 29 inches. Of course they released those not in the slot.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Rodeo Time!!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/16/08
 

No, this doesn't have anything with being a cowboy, however if you want to wear cowboy boots while you're fishing, well, knock yourself out.. Yesterday marked the first day of the OIFC Fishing Rodeo. This is a year long fishing tournament in which you can sign up at anytime to fish for ten species of fish for $20 per species.The winners will be announced December 5th along with the presentation of what is a fast growing pot!! We had a lot of anglers sign up along with a bunch more taking a brochure. Don't forget to sign up when you book a charter..it's an excellent way to cover some of the costs. Enyone can sign up on the internet, by phone or in person at the OIFC.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Double Hookup" | World Cat- 33' | 03/16/08
 

Woody Wooten, local fishing legend and sales rep for World Cat boats was just beside himself yesterday at the Kickoff. It seems he took his World Cat out this week and had a double hookup with Grouper. One weighed 26lbs. Woody was just as proud of the fact that he did it using pork rinds. He was in the Frying Pan Tower area in about 80 ft. of water. He wanted everyone to hear this story.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Spring Kickoff '08" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/16/08
 

What a great day!! The weather was sunny, warm and a little too much breeze to go out and have an enjoyable day fishing. Perfect conditions for the OIFC Spring Kickoff. The staff was busy setting up at dawn. Folks began arriving early checking out the deals on new and used tackle. Captain Amy had tables set up with up to half off on a lot of neat items. One of the busiest places was the line spooling station!! Zack and the guys worked constantly all day..they were still at it at 6 o'clock, long after most shoppers had left. Captain Roger of the OIFC and Jodie Gay of Bluewater Candy Lures always had crowds around them as the were giving hands on demonstrations in lure tying, etc. Tony Turner with Wilderness Kayaks was on the dock giving free demo rides on the Wilderness Kayaks, along with Woody Wooten of World Cat boats. The OIFC is soon to be a Wilderness dealer, with Jeff Beck running kayak fishing and eco tours out of the OIFC. This is a great way to sneak up on those easy to spook species in our backwaters. There is also talk of taking them out on a "mother boat" for some exciting off shore fishing. Can you imagine hooking up with a King!! All the experts put on excellent seminars, I didn't get to hear everyone, but the ones I did see were great. One of the coolest was the kite fishing class put on by Joe Seegers and Captain Chris. My grandaughter wants Chris to take her to the beach to fly a kite, ahh to be two years old again. The Kickoff stayed on schedule with the crowd taking a lunch break at the G'Mack or Sharky's, while Brant reduced prices on everything in the store ten percent during the break. If this didn't get you in the mood to start fishing, nothing will. The best part of the event was seeing old friends, making new ones and talking about fishing and boating. Fellowship. Thanks to all who attended for a fun day.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Thanks for coming" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/16/08
 

Thanks to all for coming yesterday to the OIFC kickoff.  We had a good day with over 200 participants and when the smoke from the line winder cleared, we had spooled over 60,000 yards of Sufix monofilament.  The seminars went on all day with special guests Capt.Kyle Hughes and Dell Williamson covering the inshore and Joe Seegers, Chris Burrows, Barrett McMullan and myself heading up the offshore.  Meanwhile during the seminars Capt. Roger Gales and Jody Gay of Bluewater Candy were hosting a rigging table, providing hands-on demonstration on rigging ballyhoo and making rigs.  Further, there were hands-on cast net demos all day with all 3 of the OIFC custom nets- teaching the differences between the nets, their different application and of course, how to throw them effectively.  The used tackle sales were a big hit as well.  Several folks from the area brought tackle and almost everything that was brought sold.  Gene Parker of Ocean Isle fishing lore cleaned out his basement and sold 10 50W combos and 4 80W combos and 30's and tons of other stuff.  I had cleaned out my closet as well and so did the OIFC as various odds and ends were offered at dirt cheap prices.  Also, The Palms development was on hand offering free drinks and snacks. 
In my opinion the day was a success and thanks to all for coming.  Next year we'll again host the Spring Kickoff- so know that you'll have a place to hock your fishing gear if the time comes.  I'd like to get more folks to bring their used tackle to sell.  It is free and I'm 100% sure that anyone that has ever brought used tackle to our Kickoff has never left with any of still in their possession.
Now its time to go fishing.  We are ready here at the OIFC, so now we just need the fish to start moving in.  Stay tuned for more.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Caroline's Big Adventure" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/13/08
 

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Rube and I took Caroline for an afternoon of Sea Bass fishing aboard the OIFC 1. The ocean was great and it was a beautiful day on the water. Rube picked up Caroline early out of school and she was ready to go- equipped with Scooby and Sponge Bob rods. She caught until she was bored and more interested in playing with the fish in the bucket. I got some cute pictures and videos below. Caroline absolutely crashed on the way home as she was completely spent. Grandpa Rube had to hold her on the ride home and now she's rested up for dance tonight- oh boy! Rube and I had a good time- no pressure and regardless of the size of the fish and what we brought home, it was a huge success. Caroline loves the boat, loves to fish and wants to go FASTER-- Wheeee she shouts as we hit the swells. I'm looking forward to the Summer and Fall Kingfishing- I think she's ready. She will be a force to be considered on the SKA Jr. circuit this year so look out.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"445" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/12/08
 

Ocean Isle resident William Parker and his wife, Pat went to the 445 today on a sea bass mission. William said the ocean was a little rough this morning, but by afternoon it had layed down. They caught and released several undersized fish, but landed 3 keeper bass using squid. Oddly enough, they hooked up a bluefish on the bottom as well as a ringtail. William said he saw a lot of birds in the area. The Parkers have just moved here as fulltime residents from Charlotte. Welcome to OIB.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Trout Report" | Speckulator - 22' | 03/12/08
 

I had my early morning coffee at Big Nell's Pit Stop with the usual group of suspects. Jim Farson, a very talented local inshore guide and member of the breakfast club told me that yesterday he fished an area east of Holden Beach and caught/released 10 trout. Two of them were in the 6 lb range. Jim was fishing @ 9 ft of water on a falling tide using mud minnows on a carolina rig. Jeff and first mate Rob of the OIFC are fishing the flats today and I hope to have good news from them. Rob just came to work with us. He's an excellent fly fisherman and kayaker. I mentioned Big Nell's and would be remiss not to mention other local eateries you may wish to visit if you want some good local home cooking. All are located on Beach Dr. and in order of location they are the Dog House, Big Nell's and Mary B's (try the taco salad and chicken dumplins which Mary makes herself). All excellent Brunswick Co. places.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Wahoo again" | World Cat- 33' | 03/11/08
 

Captain Roger set out at 7 am and again headed to the Black Jack Hole. No need to look for fish if you know where they are. His charter consisted of Ken, Kris and Bobbie Williams from Akron Ohio. The Williams fished last year on the It Works where Ken landed a citation wahoo. The seas were 2-3 and the World Cat was jet smooth. Once at the Black Jack Roger began trolling his Cape Lookout "Barney Rig" with a medium ballyhoo. They hooked up on a wahoo with Kris on the rod. She fought the 25.15 lb 'hoo for 45 minutes befor he met his match and she landed him. Then Ken hooked up with a 23.60 lb citation black fin on a cedar plug. Ken fought the tuna for about 20 minutes on light tackle befor boating him. On the way back in they stopped at about 85 feet depth and landed several sea bass. All in all they finished the day with one wahoo, 7 black fin,and 8 respectible sea bass. The Williams were extremely happy with the World Cat and their long but productive day.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Bird Man" | World Cat- 33' | 03/11/08
 

I had a quick report from Woody Wooten as he passed the OIFC dock this evening on his World Cat 2700. He reported an excellent sea bass bite and two small grouper.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"flounder report" | Speckulator - 22' | 03/11/08
 

I talked with Ocean Isle Town Committeeman Mr. Dean Walters. Dean checks our reports on a regular basis and I wanted to be sure he and other officials understood I was not trying to be negative when I posted the pictures of the canals at the lunar low tides. He fully understood. I feel the town is doing its best with a limited budget and pressing matters such as beach erosion. Dean did inform me that he saw a man fishing from the bank in the Raeford St. canal pull in a 17-18 inch flounder yesterday. Woody Wooten stated that Johnny Calhoon was landing monster reds fishing from a dock on the ICW near Craven St. It appears fishing inshore and off shore is picking up.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Jeff Martini" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/10/08
 

On the 3-7-08 fishing report we spoke of Jeff Martini's fishing trip. Below is a picture he sent us of one of the 3 15 lb red grouper he landed . As you can tell, our fishing is heating up. Congratulations Jeff!
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Wahoo 56" | World Cat- 33' | 03/10/08
 

With a lunar low tide at 5:33 am, Captain Roger braved Shallotte Inlet in search of some early season seafood. Roger said navigating the Inlet was "harry". Aboard with Roger on the World Cat were Mark, Dennis and Chuck Bucsek from Pittsburg, Pa. By our standards the temperture was cold enough to stay in the bed, but the Bucsek's said it was like springtime to them. Upon arrival at the Black Jack Hole the crew set up in 69.3 degree water. They pulled some naked ballyoo as well as a cedar plug, pink sea witch and a Cape Lookout Sea Jet. The OIFC's version of Clark Kent (that's me) met the anglers at the Fishing Center's dock where they unloaded five nice black fin tuna and a monster 56 pound wahoo which hit on the Sea Jet and was angled by Dennis Bucsek. Check out the pictures here in the Daily Planet (aka OIFC Fishing Report). The World Cat will be pulling out in the morning for another charter. I should have a report on this trip tomorrow evening. Our Kick Off is this Saturday, Weather.com's forcast is 72 degrees and only 30 percent of isolated showers. More reliable than that is Rube's prediction of perfect weather. The Kick Off also marks the first day of fishing for the OIFC's Year Long Fishing Rodeo. Registration has begun and we already have several entrants, the pot is growing! You can sign up during business hours in person or by phone. You may also join anytime on the internet. Check out the Tournament section of our web site. Today's wahoo would have been a good entrant.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Lunar Low" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/09/08
 

Yesterday's winds and terrible seas kept even us inshore anglers in port. But could we have even got on the water in light of our lunar low tides? Attached are photos I took of the Raeford St. canals today about one hour AFTER low tide. I've had a home here since 1985 and have only seen this a few times. Also, Captain Roger has a Gulf Stream trip tomorrow. I should have a report with pictures.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Congrats New Capts" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/08/08
 

A congratulations is in order for 3 of our OIFC fishermen and workers.  During this offseason Rudy Upton, Chris Eckerd and Zack Faulkner took on the task of becoming Coast Guard certified Captains and each has passed the required exam with flying colors.  These 3 are young, dedicated, hard working watermen who have taken the initiative and become certified Captains.  The OIFC and the "old salts" that work here salute you.  Congratulations. 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Tip of the Week" | Speckulator - 22' | 03/07/08
 

I encourage inshore anglers to read Jeffrey Weeks' Fishing Insider column in this week's Brunswick Beacon. In this article Jeff writes passionately about his thoughts on North Carolina's new size limit on flounder. He also lays out his case for developing a slot limit for flounder similiar to the one for red drum. It is a very thought provoking read.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Dressed for Success" | World Cat- 33' | 03/07/08
 

Captain Roger donned his special good luck clothes and headed out for a full day's fishing on the World Cat with four defensive linemen from Vanderbilt University yesterday. As big as these guys were he had to pull out all stops to catch 'em up. The crew landed 65 sea bass with 15 in the 3+ lb. range. They were anchored about 26 miles from shore in 70 to 80 feet of water. Captain Rog said the seas were 2 to 3 feet and the water temp. was 63.7 degrees which is a little cold for this kind of success. He also saw a Cobia which he estimated to weigh around 50 lbs. but could not get him to eat anything. To finish off the day they caught a 3 1/2 lb. flounder and 4 b-liners. Roger also reported they caught about "24 dozen sharks"(?), did I hear him right?. Needless to say the sharks are bad!! Everone was well pleased with the World Cat. When you charter with Captain Roger, be sure he's dressed for success!
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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