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"Today's Report- World Cat report" | World Cat- 33' | 10/02/07
I wanted to report on recent fishing trips aboard World Cat and how the boat has been performing. Thus far, I am very pleased. In charter fishing I look for the following qualities- fishability, smooth ride, dry ride, ample seating for at least 6, cabin and bathroom. Thus far, the World Cat 33 has provided all, and done it very well. We've fished in some pretty tough wind and seas conditions and the boat has responded beautifully. It is very dry, rides incredibly smooth and has those ammenities that suit the families that we often take fishing. Netting bait off the front has been great as there is a large front deck with easy access and with the addition of the custom live well I had World Cat add to my boat and with the standard 2 stern live wells, I can keep a ton of bait all day. So far so good with the World Cat-- Actually the area dealer, Town Creek Marina and World Cat and Yamaha are title sponsoring the Fall Brawl. They will have boats from every size class available on-site for demo rides any time on Friday, Saturday, Sunday- Oct 26-28th-- If you have interest in a demo, call Lisa with Town Creek at 252 342 4923---
Onto the fishing report:
Fishing has continued good off our coast as we progress into the heart of Fall fishing. Late last week the winds and seas calmed and many fishermen headed out to test the waters. In the Gulf Stream fishermen found mainly wahoo with the occasional scattered dolphin and tuna. The fishing was good, but not as incredible as the previous week, mainly due to the full moon phase. I have found that fishing within 3 days on either side of the full moon can be pretty tough, particularly for Gulf Stream and Bottom species. There are certainly exceptions, but if you choose to fish within this time frame, try to be there early and stay late. As we are now coming off the full moon phase, I am looking forward to heading offshore to do some wahoo fishing. I haven?t been in quite a while, and my plans are to actually mix a fishing trip for wahoo and an overnight trip for swordfish into one mission. Swordfishing is a virtually unexplored fishery off our coast, although it is known without a doubt that they are present in good numbers off our coast. The only problem, is they swim some 70-100 miles offshore and thus are a bit difficult to get to. I have fished for them from Ocean Isle a couple years back and did catch one small fish in the 50 pound range that was released. I?ve gotten a few more tips from experts in Florida and hopefully if the weather cooperates, I?ll soon be reporting on great Wahoo AND Swordfish action. Stay tuned.
The big news in the Fall fishing has been the king mackerel. They have been biting good along the Brunswick beaches for the past two weeks as well as at normal offshore spots such as the 390/390, Shark Hole and Jungle. However, this week we?ve had a mean northeast wind that has been blowing no less than 20 knots every day. Any other time of year but now, this wind would pretty much render any ocean fishing trip a dud. But, in Brunswick County the South facing beaches offer fishermen protection from North winds and thus the ability to catch king mackerel when they holding close to shore. And thus, that is exactly what my crew and I have been doing all week. Capt. Chris Burrows and first mate Rudy Upton of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center guided Ulf Rieber and family from the Raleigh area aboard the OIFC World Cat on Saturday, and despite 25+ knot winds, boated a 25 pound king and an awesome 44 pound king. This is the biggest king put on the Ocean Isle Fishing Center docks this year. Chris and Rudy found and caught live pogies off of Ocean Isle, then ran down to Oak Island where they caught the monster while drifting down the beach in 35 feet of water. Today (Tuesday) as I?m writing, Ocean Isle Fishing Center Captain, Lyndon Carter is reporting he has caught live pogies off the Ocean Isle pier and is drifting down Ocean Isle Beach in 35 feet of water. As of 10am when I talked to him, he had two kings in the boat and had what he thought was a good one on right now. And all this while the wind is still blowing 20+ knots from the north. This beach bite comes at a very favorable time as this weekend is the annual US Open King Mackerel Tournament. Hundreds of boats from South East will congregate on Southport for their chance to win the $50,000 first place prize. The weather forecast is calling for the North winds to subside to 10-15 knots which should send the fishing into supersonic overdrive. Stay tuned for reports from this next week?s fishing as there?s a lot going on. If you have ever had any ambition to go deep sea fishing, October is the month to come out of your shell and give it a try. See you on the water!
Below pics are of trip last week with friends Ricky and Lisa Danford. We spent a 1/2 day at Yaupon fishing my absolute favorite way- anchored, chumming and flying a kite. I think we had great success relative to other action I saw, and I can't say enough about kite fishing. I think Chris reported on kite fishing kings, but you owe it to yourself to learn the deal-- it is a ton of fun and very effective. We have all the stuff you need to get into here and plenty of expertise to advise on how to get going.
Capt. Brant McMullan
"It's US Open time!" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 10/01/07
Today is October 1, and as the wisest soothsayer that ever spoke stated..."October only comes once a year and you don't know how many more Octobers you will have." No statement could be more fiting than that one, particuliarly as relates to fishing on our Carolina coast. So for all you inlanders, you need to get here and get here fast. The beach bite is on, and whether you're fishing the US Open King tourney this week or not, October is not the month to be doing honey do's. Here's what's happening and what you can expect for the weekend.
The weather? Perfect of course. The hard northeast winds of early week will be followed by lower winds toward the end of the week, but still dominate high pressure will keep the winds in the northern quadrant; which just happens to be perfect for the beach bite.
It began several weeks ago with the mullet run; then the rains that got the pogys moving out of the river and back to the ocean; now the greenies are all over the beach, ribbonfish are filling up the shrimpers nets, and next the spots will show up in force. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the Kings are on the beach and every drop of water from the River Channel to the beach umbrellas is a likely spot to catch the winning fish. It should be a classic weekend of extroadinary fall fishing within a 9 iron of the land. Come on down, and check with our charter fleet as they will be on the fish all week.
"The cat's meow" | World Cat- 33' | 09/30/07
Team World Cat struck again on Saturday. We had heard forever that Scandinavian countries produce the finest, toughest fishermen in the world. Think about Sig on the Northwestern for all you "Deadliest Catch" fans out there. Surely Norway, home of Mustad hooks, would have some of the best in the business. The crew of Paal Kaperdal, his wife Angela Scenna, Ulf Rieber, his wife Trine, their son Tord, and daughter Vilde certainly lived up to the billing, proudly representing Norway, NC, and the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. We left the Fishing Center at first light and easily caught bait just to the west of Shallotte Inlet. With a northeast wind blowing steadily in the 20 knot range and gusting well past 25, we ran up to Yaupon Reef in the lee of the beach, where all we had to deal with was a moderate chop. We anchored and immediately deployed the kite. The kite flew well for about forty five minutes, but as the wind began to increase, it became impossible to keep baits in the water or even hold the kite with our 4/0 Senator. It was also starting to get uncomfortable, even on the hook and as close to shore as Yaupon. We changed plans and pulled anchor, moving slightly inshore and up the beach until we marked one of the many masses of bait. Our backup plan was to drift back downsea with a spread of our largest and friskiest pogies, all running naked behind the boat. We had baits in the water for maybe 45 minutes when king number one skied on our left line and ran offshore. We pulled up gear, knowing for certain that we had a decent fish on, and chased him down. Twenty minutes later a twenty five pounder was in the box. I turned the boat back upsea and ran back past where we had started. We redeployed and started our drift again. I was amazed at the bait that we marked the entire way down the beach--it was everywhere! We had just gotten past the point of our initial strike when something piled the long line. I was pretty certain that the fish's first run would destroy the reel, but somehow everything held together. The fish immediately went offshore, so we had an idea what we were dealing with. Again, we pulled up the rest of our gear and gave chase. First Mate Rudy Upton did an excellent job of helping our angler Ulf Rieber stay on the fish--he had to work around the anchor on the bow probably half a dozen times as the fish cut back and forth, doing everything it could to get free. Ulf kept constant pressure on the fish and was able to get him to the surface. When we realized the size of the fish we were dealing with, and that he was still somewhat fresh, we backed away to keep him free of the props. I repositioned the boat, and lined it up so the fish would slide alongside slowly. The fish stayed put, and Rudy hit him with a gaff shot that was nothing short of perfect. We now had the OIFC's largest king of the year, and should have been content to go home. But as we were running past the Lockwood's sea buoy, something silver and huge exploded a few yards behind a skiff. We immediately realized that the OIFC's own Zach Faulkner, fishing with his cousins David and Luke Faulkner, and father Benjy, had just hooked a giant tarpon. We kept our distance as they began battle with a most unusual fish for our area. Capt. Lyndon pulled up on the Carolina Contender and we worked together to keep the other boats in the area from getting too close to the line or the fish. Benjy did an awesome job of staying on the fish as he tried to curl around the buoy and back out to sea as David kept pressure on the fish. The odds of keeping such a fish (I would estimate him at 150 pounds) hooked are very poor, but after about 90 minutes Zach was able to touch the leader for an official release. Wow. What a day. Not to mention that Luke was able to reel in a king that weighed over 20 as well! Way to go Team Kaperdal/Scenna, TeamRieber, and Team Faulkner! I was kind of skeptical of the World Cat when it first got here, but having fished it hard this week, there are no longer any doubts in my mind. This boat is starting to re-write the OIFC record book! Can't wait to take it to the Gulf Stream to chase after wahoos.
Capt. Chris Burrows
"Welcome to the jungle" | World Cat- 33' | 09/28/07
We've fished the Jungle and surrounding areas for the past two days, and the results have been pretty good. With the full moon, the bite has fired off pretty quickly in the morning, but you can pick at the fish for most off the day if you hang around. There is plenty of bait on the beaches, today we caught all we wanted near the watertower on OIB. We also caught a 63# cobia today that we had to chase for 3.5 miles when we hooked him on a live bait rod. Cobia aren't usually around in fall, but Capt. Roger had pair of them the other day as well. Looks like it will blow tomorrow and Sunday out of the northeast, but no worries, that just puts Yaupon and the McGlammery reef in play. Time to break out the SFE kite. Catch 'em up!
Capt. Chris Burrows
"Mixed bag of bottomfish" | World Cat- 33' | 09/26/07
Jason Pike, Jody Thompson, and Snoop had a great day on Saturday 50 some miles offshore while it seemed like the rest of the world was tournament king fishing. The crew of the Fishbonz caught 7 scamp grouper, black sea bass, beeliners, white grunts and a knobbed porgy. Seems like there are opportunities to catch just about everything right now. Gotta love it. Kings on the beach and offshore... Good numbers of wahoos and tunas in the Gulf Stream... Grouper in 80 odd feet of water... Fall fishing is getting hot.
Capt. Chris Burrows
"Panama- Fishing Abroad" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/24/07
Fall fishing is just hitting its stride off the Carolina coast and it's time to take revenge after all those hot hot summer dog days where the fish were less than lathargic. Whether you chase tuna and wahoo in the Gulf Stream, king mackerel and grouper nearshore or prefer dangling a blood worm for spots the next month is the time to be on the water in North Carolina. With all the excitement in the air for Fall fishing it's easy to forget what comes after Fall on the Carolina Coast- a long cold winter. If you're not a bluefin tuna fisherman or you just don't do cold weather fishing, it's a long tough road until spring. While most here at the OIFC fish during the winter we've come to learn that even the hardiest of anglers need a reprieve. Thus we have designated February the exotic fishing excursion appreciation month! As you may have read by now this year we have set up a true fishing adventure. Together with Coral Star Fishing Expeditions the OIFC will be hosting a trip fishing the remote and pristine waters of the Hannibal Banks off the coast of Panama in Central America. This is a mothership expedition where a group of anglers will use a 130 + foot cruiser as home base and fish each day from one of the six 30-34 foot sport fish boats. The mothership is equipped with all the creature comforts needed including individual bedrooms, bathrooms, dining room, onboard chef, and an upper viewing deck where you watch sailfish crash bait pods in the evening while enjoying cocktails. The trip consists of 4 full days of fishing and 2 half days. Species likely encountered includes blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi, grouper, snapper, roosterfish and much more. This adventure is a great opportunity to experience big game fishing at its finest with multiple shots per day at a variety of incredible fish. It is also a great opportunity to bust out of the winter blues and catch some fish! We still have several slots remaining and we need to fill them asap. The intention when setting up this trip was to fill all the slots with OIFC "fishing friends" thus there would be a connection between everyone which is comforting when taking a trip abroad. In order to keep this option on the trip we must have our slots filled by October 1st. In order to hold your spot there is a $1,125 deposit required. This trip is for all anglers male and femal no matter experience or age. We hope you will join us on this trip of a lifetime. For more information please contact us immediately at email@example.com or 910-575-3474 ext. 4. Thank you.
Capt. Barrett McMullan
"Team OIFC Wins" | Stori Teller-24' | 09/23/07
Team OIFC was victorious in the Flounder division of the Long Bay Artifical Reef Flounder and Mackeral Tournament winning both the overall flounder division and the largest flounder caught. The tournament was held this Saturday. This was only the second year Team OIFC has participated in the LBARA event. OIFC beat out perennial powerhouse Charlotte Offshore Fiching Club, Winston Salem F.C, Oak Island F. C. and Holden Beach F. C. The team consisted of Captain Tommy Helms, Charlie Pistolis, Jeff Beck, Ryan Mattingly and myself. We were outnumbered but still brought home the hardware with Captain Helms winning the biggest flounder award. The very fogggy day started with my team fishing the Sunset Beach Bridge, while Capt. Tommy went offshore. We came up dry so we joined Tommy and Charlie at the Jim Caudle Reef. Both team members battled with sharks, with Tommy winning the most sharks caught. We were able to bring in the winning flatties in the midst of the sharks' feeding frenzy. FYI, Jeff had great success with a mullett minnow on a buck tail. The rest of us were using the standard carolina rig with lively mullett minnows. All of our flounder were brought back alive and turned over to the aquaculture students of South Brunswick High School for their pilot program of spawning flounder in captivity and then releasing them. The LBARA folks put on an excellent meal and Captains' meeting Friday night giving away tons of raffle prizes. The awards banquet was again filled with good food and prizes. We were also able to witness Bob Black being honored by the state of N. C. officially naming the Frying Pan Tower Artifical Reef the Bob Black Artifical Reef, recognizing him and the LBARA for their hard and dedicated work in saving this valuable reef. The LBARA brought in around $8,500 to be used in their projects. Captain Brant and the OIFC were recognized for their work and contributions to the LBARA. Congratulations Team OIFC and all the particapamts as were are all winners!
First Mate- Rickey Beck
"CCA Rodeo Final results update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/23/07
The last day of the tourney finally produded the perfect weather and all out bite that we had been hopeing for all week. It took 8 days to finally get a good weather day[there's no rhyme or reason to hurricane season], and with the stable weather, we knew the fish had to be hungrey, and were they ever. The King bite contined good at Yaupon for good sixe fish, the Jungle lit up like a firecracker with Kings biting as fast as you could put a bait in the water. Offshore, the Wahoo bite went nuts for boats in the Scarf area with double diget wahoo catches. Also boats reported seeing Yellowfin busting. The gulf stream is on and this week the weather looks excellent to get into the fall blue water bite. The bigest news has to be the inshore division, where Brandon Sauls on the Bone Crusher absolutely crushed them. He added a 9.40lb flounder to his already impressive catch and blew away the field by 7 pounds! His point total would have put him on the leaderboard in the King division! I saw his live well, and he had another flounder close to 8 pounds. Tricky Rickey added his 8.10 flounder and several others in the 5+ range.
We thank everyone who fished the event and came out to support the CCA and their plans for attacking fishery issues in our Brunswick County waters. True, the turnout was very disappointing and unfortunately that effected the prize money paid out. But hopefully, many of you can understand what we are trying to develop with the CCA folks as we attempt to strengthen our voice in attacking important fishery issues. If you will consider joining CCA, go to www.ccanc.org and print out a application. Be sure to mark "Brunswick County chapter" on your application. Again, thanks to all the participants and congrats to the leaderboard winners.
32.45 Coon Dog
31.65 Reel Music
31.00 Thats My Dog
29.55 Mr. Goodhands
27.35 No Alibi
27.15 Not Today
26.95 Simply Storage
26.95 Reel Salty
26.05 Miss Janelle
25.95 Reel Buzz
25.10 Liguid Fire
25.00 All In
24,45 Team Addiction
23.55 Bout Time
23.20 Wild Ride
22.95 Howg Daddy
22.55 Hot Rod
21.75 Capt Choice
Inshore Diivision[Combined weight Flounder/Trout/Redfish]
22.10 Bone Crusher
15.80 ASS Boat
15.40 Tim Parnell
11.70 Top Priority
Biggest inshore fish:
10.15 Bone Crusher
6.55 Jeff Taylor
5.70 Tim Parnell
5.35 Team Husqvarnah
3.85 Tim Parnell
3.55 One Shot
3.55 Casual Water
3.35 ASS Boat
2.95 Top Priority
9.40 Bone Crusher
8.10 Tricky Rickey
5.85 Tim Parnell
5.35 ASS Boat
5.10 Causal Water
[Combined weight Tuna/Dolphin/Wahoo
45.25 Crowd Pleaser
28.65 Top Shelf
45.25 Crowd Pleaser
14.55 Top Shelf
""I love to fish"" | Stori Teller-24' | 09/22/07
Dell Williamson came to the OIFC along with his future father-in-law and friends bright and early yesterday morning to load up on on Gulp and other artificial bait. He came back a short time later with a six pound trout, which won a friendly side bet. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention Dell got married yesterday! What's the Brad Paisley song about fishing......"I'm Gonna Miss Her"? GOOD LUCK TO MR. AND MRS. WILLIAMSON!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be fishing the flounder division of the LBARA Mackerel and Flounder Tournament along with Tommy Helms of the Tini Tuna and Brant and Barrett on the World Cat. More later.
First Mate- Rickey Beck
"A Day Late" | Stori Teller-24' | 09/19/07
Talk about a day late!!!!! It was a good luck/bad luck day for Odell Williamson of the El Patron II. First thing this morning Odell came to the OIFC where Captain Roger and I weighed a 4 pound trout and a 7.75 pound Red Fish, which he released in good condition. That would have made it a 8.75 pounder as per the CCA Rodeo rules. Only problem was that Odell had already fished his declared day, which he knew, but just wanted to get a weight on the fish. Was he broken hearted or what? Also Captain Stan of the Stori Teller had a half day charter during which he bagged several nice Flounder. The weather is cool, the bait is THICK, making for perfect conditions to catch your limit of fine reds, trout and flounder. Don't forget the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association's 2007 Club Challange, flounder, king mackeral tournament this weekend. The same fish can be weighed in at the OIFC for the CCA Rodeo AND at the LBARA weigh-in at Southport Marina giving you the opportinuity to participate in and win in both events. Live flounder weighed in for the LBARA event will be given to the aquaculture students at South Brunswick High School for spawning, thusly helping to increase the flounder population in our area. As a reward, all flounder weighed in alive and in good condition at the LBARA weigh-in location will be given an additional 10% weight in that tournament. Visit Long Bay Artifical Reef Association on the web for entry form and information. Join Team OIFC and fish this worthy event. It will be a rare occasion to fish as a team. Call me at the OIFC 910-575-FISH Thursday or Friday between 7am and 2pm and join our team. Good Fishing!!
First Mate- Rickey Beck
"On second thought" | World Cat- 33' | 09/19/07
Hmmmm... Maybe that winning king in the CCA tourney is going to come from a little closer to the beach. Bernie Sanchez at Marine Max sent in this picture of his customer's catch from the past weekend. He didn't say exactly where it came from, but hinted that it was a lot closer to shore than we've been thinking. With this cooler weather and rain earlier this week pushing the bait out of the creeks, that may be the winning combination. Either way, there are some good fish on the leaderboard, but with everyone getting two days to fish, the tourney is still wide open.
Capt. Chris Burrows
"Lucky Two" | World Cat- 33' | 09/19/07
Larry Fanella on his boat "Lucky Two" had the hot hand last Saturday at the Jungle as he caught these kings and a pile of spanish. As thick as the spanish were out there, it's hard to believe that there aren't some monster kings mixed in as well. Might be the place that the CCA tourney winner comes from. It's going to heat up for the weekend as the wind dies down so get ready.
Capt. Chris Burrows
"CCA Auction Sneak Peak" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/14/07
Brunswick County Anglers,
Our Captain?s Party and Banquet will be held this evening at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. The Captain?s meeting is at 6:00pm, and the banquet with live auction will be held at 6:30pm.
Admission to the banquet is included with your tournament registration. If you would like to attend, but are not fishing the tournament, admission is $10.00 and includes dinner.
Join us for a great event! Below is a preview of the live auction items that will be up for bid starting at 6:30pm tonight.
- Bryan Stange
Brunswick County CCA
Item#1____ Museum Marlin: This Bronze Sculpture of a Marlin would be the perfect addition to your beach home, office, mantle, or REALLY big boat. Donated by CCA.
Item #2____ Bristol Clean: Ocean Isle Fishing Center employee and mediocre saltwater angler Nolan Newell will wash the purchaser's boat, up to 28 feet, in the vicinity of Ocean Isle Beach by appointment. Call Nolan at 919.818.9685 to arrange redemption. Donated by Nolan Newell.
Item #3____ His and Her Ocean Waves Sunglasses: Choose your favorite style of polarized Ocean Wave Sunglasses. You get one $179.00 gift certificate and one $139.00 gift certificate to purchase the Ocean Waves shades of your choice. Donated by Ocean Waves.
Item #4____ High Speed Waterway: Enjoy a jet ski rental for four compliments of Captain Brant and the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Bring a few friends or your whole family. This rental is good for four people, May 15 ? June 15th 2008. See the Intracoastal in a whole new way. Contact the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Donated by Capt. Brant.
Item #5____ Ideal Reels: Due for some new offshore gear? This is your opportunity. Up for bid are these matching pair of Penn GLD 20 Graph-Lite lever drag reels. With four, shielded and sealed aircraft grade aluminum ball bearings, and stainless steel gears, these reels will take on smokers for years to come. Donated by Penn.
Item #6____ Captain Brant?s Live Bait Fishing School: Captain Brant will teach one angler the secrets of live bait fishing. Start catching more kings, and take advantage of this great learning experience. Must attend October 4-5 2008 and must RSVP for the trip. Contact the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Donated by Capt Brant.
Item #7____ Bustin? Kings Like a Champ: SKA National Champion Forrest Taylor takes two anglers live bait fishing for kings on his boat, ?That?s My Dog.? This is sure to be a trip you won?t soon forget. Expires 9/14/2008. Donated by Forrest Taylor.
Item #8____ Hand-Crafted Rocking Chair: This child?s rocker will make the perfect birthday or Christmas present for one lucky youngster. Get them into the greatest American sport at an early age. This rocker is hand pained by Holly Rinker of Rinker boats. Donated by CCA.
Item #9____ Go After Grouper with a Pro: SKA Angler of the Year Dean Spatholtz takes two lucky anglers for a full day of grouper and king mackerel fishing on the ?Fishmeister.? This trip is sure to be action packed, and you will certainly learn a thing or two from spending the day on the water with Dean. Expires 9/14/08. Donated by Dean Spatholtz.
Item #10____ Sweet Success! This cast bronze statue depicts two billfish on a wave. This is one fishing-related item that your wife will actually be glad to see you bring home. Donated by CCA.
Item #11____ Flounder Poundin? Captain Woody Wooten (this guy?s good?he?s sponsored by Modern Lighting Systems and World Cat Boats) takes two anglers on a full day trip after big flounder. Learn the techniques that put the doormats on the dinner table. Donated by Captain Woody Wooten.
Item #12____ WOLF?PACK!!!! You and three of your friends will enjoy the NC State basketball game of your choice during November and December of the fall 2007 basketball season from your lower level, courtside seats. RBC Arena Parking Pass is included. Call Edwin at 919 345 8978 to select game and arrange to receive the tickets. Donated by Edwin Newell.
Item #13____ Arrrrrrr We Going Fishing!?!? Captain David Hooks gives you your choice: Inshore angling on a ?Trippin,? a 22-foot Nautic Star bay boat, powered by a 225 Mercury, or live bait fishing for kings on ?The Black Pearl,? a 2006 31-foot Contender powered by twin 275 Verados. Whether you catch fish or not, there?s no question that you?ll definitely be riding in style. Contact Capt Hook through www.captainhookoutdoors.com. Expires 9/14/2008. Donated by Captain Hook Outdoors.
Item #14____ Captain Brant?s Fishing Adventure: This is your opportunity to learn, first hand from the best. This trip is for two anglers for a full day lesson offshore, learning the ins and outs of grouper/snapper fishing with Capt. Brant and Capt. Lyndon. Bring a notepad and good set of biceps. Expires 9/14/08. Contact the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Donated by Capt. Brant.
Item #15____ Treadbrite Steamer: Make your house the neighborhood gathering place when it comes to oyster roast time. This full-sized treadbrite steamer can cook an entire bushel of oysters at once. Donated by CCA.
Item #16____ Bird?s Eye View of Brunswick County: This is the best way to get well above sea level while still enjoying the beach. The Flying Fish will provide you will an exceptional view of the Brunswick Beaches. See your beach house from a new angle, or get a pinpoint location on the pogies for your next day of fishing. Donated by Capt. Barrett. Expired 9/14/08.
Item #17____ Waterdog: Captain Tom Roller takes two anglers for a full day of inshore fishing for drum, flounder and trout in beautiful Beaufort, NC. Don?t have a beach house in Carteret County? We provide it for you. Your package includes a two nights stay at an upscale condo in Morehead City. Captain Tom is one of North Carolina?s premier inshore guides, and he will treat you to a wonderful day on the water. Schedule on a mutually agreeable day. Expires 9/14/08. Donated by Waterdog guide service and Dave Hawkins. 252-728-7907. Dave Hawkins (accommodations) 919-971-3665.
Item #18____ Trout Tackler: This matching pair of trout combos will be perfect for fall spec fishing. The CCA Special Edition G-Loomis rods have the perfect action for slinging light baits, but have the backbone to take any trout you may come across. They are perfectly paired with Penn Captiva reels, with 11 ball bearings for ultra smooth operation. Donated by Penn.
Item #19____ Inshore Slam: You and a friend will spend a full day (6 hours) fishing with Captain Brandon Sauls. Brandon has been fishing the waters of Myrtle, Ocean Isle and Little River for years (he?s even the back to back, defending champion of the Dixie Chicken Funament!). The two lucky anglers who win this trip will be targeting flounder, trout and drum. This is a sportsman?s trip?all fish will be released. All you need to bring is your sunscreen, camera, sunglasses, and drink/lunch. Schedule on a mutually agreeable date, Sunday through Friday. Donated by Captain Brandon Sauls: 910-443-1786. Expires 9/14/08.
Item #20____ Cape Lookout: This limited edition piece of art was sanctioned especially for CCA by North Carolina artist Bob Pittman. It is framed, matted, signed and numbered. Donated by CCA.
Item #21____ Red Drum Artwork: This painting was done by North Carolina artist and CCA supporter Mark Ray. It would look great in a beach house, home or office. Donated by Mark Ray Studios.
*** There will be sure to get in the gun raffles, which will be held at the banquet.***
Capt. Barrett McMullan
"CCA Tourney weather update" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/14/07
Although the concept of the extended 8 day fishing time frame for the CCA North Carolina Rodeo was intended to accomodate fishermen who might want to fish multiple divisions[King; Flounder/Trout /Redfish; Tuna/Dolphin/Wahoo], probabaly the biggest benefit is to take the weather man out of the equation. If it doesn't look good one day, you've got 7 more days to work with, thus insuring you can pick the ideal conditions to fish the days you choose.
Looking at the forecast, it looks like Saturday is good, the cold front comes thru late Saturday with strong north winds Sunday and Monday. High pressure builds in, doesn't appear there is another one coming, therefore everything should stabalize and flatten out beginning Tuesday thru the rest of the week.
We hope you will come join us in introducing CCA to Brunswick County and promoting the fishery conservation agenda of CCA. Capt meeting is this evening, dinner, and CCA benefit auction[open to the public]. Hope to see you at OIFC!
"Mullett" | Stori Teller-24' | 09/13/07
I talked with a local fisherman Dwayne Ward tonight who told me the Mullett were thick today around the Tubbs Inlet area in and just beyond the breakers. He did not see any pogies. I'll keep you updated.
First Mate- Rickey Beck
"CCA Kingfish Clarification" | Carolina Contender- 36' | 09/13/07
Once again this is a clarification on the rules/scheduling of the kingfish portion of the CCA tourney taking place this weekend and coming week. If you are fishing the kingfish division of the CCA event, you may fish ANY 2 days starting Saturday the 15th and concluding the following Saturday the 22nd. You must declare your fishing day by 6am of the day you are fishing. Again, you have a choice to fish any 2 out of the 8 available days for the kingfish division and all divisions. You may also fish multiple divisions on the same day if you choose.
Capt. Barrett McMullan