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"Fishing Hub" | Show Time- 34' | 07/26/08
 

With all the fishing activity around the OIFC I felt like it was a fishing hub.  If you are an angler, or just like to see the boats bring in the fish, the Fishing Center is the place to be.

All  the action has run together especially since I dozed off in my recliner last night and didn't get a report done.  I'll start with yesterday.  The Showtime started the day on a half day charter with the Kremperts, Caden, age 4, Dennis, Charlie Tracy  Matt and 7 year old Isaac Byers  of Mooresville, N. C.  The crew  tried several locations, including the 10 mile rock and caught some keeper Kings, about a dozen throw backs and had about 20 short bites.  At the 445 they caught a 51" and a 39" barracuda.  Captain Roger said the 445 was loaded with barracuda.

The afternoon trip with the Sedwicks , consisting of Mike, Bob, Jason, Terri, Niki and Nikki from the Albany, N.Y.  area was not quite as productive in numbers but Mike managed to land an 18.30 pound King, which was the biggest King of the trip.  The fish were caught about 5 miles off shore on a down rigger set at 40 feet deep. 


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Good Fishing Time" | Show Time- 34' | 07/24/08
 

In a conversation with Captain Brant today, he shared his thinking as to why the bite  had picked up today. It was a mixture of science and old timers' experience.  He relayed that the bite would be hot at least through the weekend.  A great fishing report would be Brant's knowledge  of moon phases, winds, and storms affecting fishing as he relayed it today.

In shore, Jeff Beck joined some friends and worked on the flounder, landing seven keepers and a throw back Gag Grouper.  He said they fished mullet minnows while anchored and fan casting around docks and structure.

Off shore, Captain Brant had a bottom fishing charter yesterday and limited out on Grouper.  He said that most of the Groupers they caught  were in the 20-26 inch class.  Brant was in about 65 feet of water.  He said the Gags in the 15-25 pound range should be in in about a month and would be hot in the fall.

Today, Captains Roger and Zach on the Showtime and Captains Rudy and Chris B. on the World Cat both had 2-half day charters.

In the morning the Showtime was the hero. Along on the trip were Kimberly Allbritton, her dad, Tim of Swepsonville, N.C., Curtis Barker of Haw River, N.C. and Jerry Sparrow of Graham, N.C.  The group boated several Kings and Spanish.  The largest King weighed 31.5 pounds and was caught by Jerry.  Kimberly had the next biggest.  The Showtime was using a green Yeh Haw with a green skirt in about 65 feet of water.

The Showtime's afternoon charter was with Marcie Ciotoli,of Charlotte, who caught the biggest King, Kevin Cutaia, and his wife, Shana, of Rochester, N.Y., Wayne Bubb, Marcie's dad, and Calleen and her husband A J  Kapase of San Fransisco.  Marcie caught the biggest King.  The Showtime was fishing 65 feet deep using a green Smoker Choker.

Captain Chris and Rudy led the afternoon charters with the most Kings.  Word is that live bait was the key.  The bait was found east of the Shallotte Inlet and down by the Sunset Pier.  Regarding bait, Chris said if the pogies couldn't be found there was plenty of bait to be jigged in the 460 area.  Reports also said that the Jungle was on fire today.  The fishing should stay steady through the weekend.

There seems to be a pattern of the lady anglers landing the biggest fish, so guys you need to step it up.  Also, in writing this report, one had better be good at spelling last names!


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Boat Trailering bill" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/22/08
 

Spoke to the Governor's office and they say they are getting bombarded with calls/emails requesting the Governor not veto the trailer bill. Great job everyone! Keep it up. The way this works is they catalog the number of calls they get and that info is given to the Gov. More calls/emails, the more he gets the idea of where the public stands on this issue. I think he has until August 19 to veto or not.

 Granted, the bill is not everything we wanted, but if we can avoid the Gov's veto, it may be possible to go back to Legislature next year and amend it with the hope that whoever the new Governor is will be sensitive to the issue[i.e. campaign issue]. Keep the calls/emails coming! The public has power, we just have to exert it.


- Rube McMullan
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"Ocean Isle Melt Down" | Show Time- 34' | 07/21/08
 

The temperature at the bank  read 93 degrees.  The gauge on my car said 98.  No matter, the OIFC Dock Boys and Jet Ski Rental guys were burning up.  A customer walked up the metal ramp bare footed and then bought sandals.  Captain Roger sun burned his feet in the tower on the Show Time.  Get the picture....it was HOT today.

All of our boats had charters.  The World Cat had a quarter day, The OIFC 2 had a half day as did the Show Time.  The ocean was "snotty" this morning but calmed down as the day went on.  Our fleet caught a handful of Kings, and I talked to some other Captains on the radio (channel 11) and that's what they all did.  The storm has passed and the ocean is settling down so the fishing is destined to pick back up where it left off.  The bait is back and is hanging around the Sunset Pier and east of the Shallotte Inlet.  We've got a lot of charters booked, but quite a few dates left so come on down, book a charter and stop by the store to shop and "talk fish'n"


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"The report from Beaufort" | World Cat- 33' | 07/20/08
 

I have just gotten back to Ocean Isle from Carteret County, where neither high gas prices nor a tropical storm could slow down the 5th annual Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish tournament.  Capt. Dan Ratley, with his crew of Alan Murray, Bryan Aycock, Austin Aycock, David Ratley, and Tyler Holden represented Ocean Isle and the Fishing Center admirably on the "Quick Draw."  Ausitn won second place honors in the Overall Tuna and the Junior Anglers Tuna Division, David caught his first dolphin, and Tyler kept the two youngest fishermen in line as they fished hard for two days away from home!  Todd Schad fished the tournament on the "Diggin It," and reported a few billfish jumped off.  OIB local Eddie Julian also fished the tournament on the "Dancin' Outlaw" and his son Edward won first place in the dolphin division (Junior and Overall) with a giant 44 pounder!  Many thanks to Capt. Dan and crew, Todd, Eddie, Cynthia and David Barber (Cynthia is the tournament director whose year round, hard work makes this tournament and it's contribution to the Boys and Girls Club of Coastal Carolina possible) and to the other participants and volunteers who fished and worked this event.  I hope to see some more familiar faces from Brunswick County up there next year.


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"The Southport Way" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/18/08
 

It is always fun and educational to fish with anglers from a different area.  Today Jeff Beck, an OIFC guide was aboard his 24 ft Scout Bay Boat the "Hook 'm Up" fished with his coworkers, Eric Sykes, Justin Brown of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and Captain Zach of the OIFC.

The guys fished the Ocean Isle Beach area on both a falling, then rising tide and scored a Carolina In Shore Slam. Jeff had been wanting to fish with the guys from Southport because not only are they excellent anglers, but they fish a little differently there than we in the southernmost part of the county do. They use buck tails tipped with Berkley Gulp Fish Bites.  Their presentation is different in that work  a variety structure and water depth with great preciseness while anchored, though we sometimes anchor off, we do as much  drift fishing as anchor fishing.

Regarding our charter Captains, Captain Jeff Williamson  of the "Get Busy"had a good day though he had to battle pin fish and blue fish. through out the day  The man fished hard, and earned every dime he made on his charter.  Jeff always gives 110% when he fishes and is an excellent charter captain!!!

Our other in shore Captain Kyle Hughes , of the "Speckulator"also earned his keep today, boating several flounder.  Kyle too, like all our Captains give fishing their all, and I would stack them up against any angler in the area.

We've got a storm down south, with the center of circulation sitting off the Ga./Fla. boarder this morning.  It's just close enough to make today's off shore charters less than jet smooth.  For the sake of our all off shore anglers let's hope it makes up its mind and gets out of here.

For those folks wondering where Captain Chris Burrows is.  Chris is working the Tred Barta Tournament in Morehead City.  One of our local captains, Dan Ratley of the Quick Draw out of OIB,  has taken some kids up to fish the Tournament and I'm sure they will both have some excellent stories.

As for Clark Kent, I've had to go out of town for a wedding, (lucky me).  I'm relying on some ace cub reporters to keep me informed for the report.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Laying Low" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/18/08
 

They say you are only as good as your last tournament and thus the OIFC team has decided to lay low this weekend.  If we put off fishing another tournament for a week or two, then we are still winners- right?

East wind has been blowing and bite has been off- I think the fish are out there, but they are just  not biting. 

I went rogue yesterday and headed up to the Cape Fear to do some shark fishing.  It the Kings don't want to bite and its rough offshore- why not?  We caught 10 or more Blacktips from 50-80 pounds- the poor man's Blue Marlin-- run hard, jump and pull like the devil.  It was also perfect because I had 6 guys from 15-23 years old who were up to the task-- a nice half day trip.

Anyway, going to be hanging out this weekend.  Maybe some yard work, playing with daughter and getting in the mind set to hopefully get back after the fish next week.

Stay tuned.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"HOT BITE" | Speckulator - 22' | 07/17/08
 

Not only is the weather hot, but so is the in shore bite.  This morning, Captain Jeff Williamson chartered Scott Gavigla, Robert Hyde and David McMillian of Cincinnati, Ohio aboard the "Get Busy" .   Along with some Flounder the crew landed a citation 7.3 lb. Trout.  The biggest aggravation they had was Blue Fish taking their bait.  The charter fished mostly in the Sunset Beach area using mullet minnows.

Next in was Captain Kyle Hughe's Century bay boat the "Speckulator.  Along with Kyle were Randy and Ben Claninger of Mooresville and Josh Shepherd of Newton-Conover.  These anglers landed several Trout and Flounder.  They were fishing just west of OIB and were also using Mullet Minnows and Pogies.

There is plenty of bait in the ICW, canals and channels.  All you need is a cast net and accurate aim.  If you need a net we have them.  If you need instruction on how to throw one, stop by the OIFC and we'll gladly help you.

I also included a picture of Captain Roger and a young man checking out the tower on the Show Tme. You can't go just anywhere and climb aboard a sport fishing boat with a Master Captain.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Go Fly a Kite" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/17/08
 

Go fly a kite,  is what Captain Brant did yesterday. Brant headed out to sea armed with a SFE Kite and custom set up.  Kite fishing is an exciting way to go, you  get to watch the bait skip along the top of the water and see the fish clear the water and attack.  Sometimes it takes several tries before the prey is nailed   Brant and Captain Chris Burrows are our resisent experts on kite fishing. By day's end Brant had caught some King, Mahi and a treasure trove of other fish.  Our other boats also had charters and faired as well along with some good sized Amberjack included, which were absconded by Captain Tom of the Tide High Parasail Boat.  All reported plenty of bait, especially down by the Little River Jetties.  We were also informed of Blue Fish just off the piers, which make for excellent bait.

On the inshore note, Jeff Beck and some friends went Flounder and Red Drum fishing. Jeff reported plenty of mullet minnows and pogies.  He found most of his bait  in the concrete canals at OIB.

During the course of the day he limited out on Flounder, though a lot of them were small.   The Flounder were behind Sunset Beach. They also got several Red Drum in the 20 some inch range.  The Drum were caught on a falling tide, as the bait was being sucked out of the grass.  The guys used minnows and pogies.  The Drum bit better on the pogies.  Jeff further said the was better on bait tipped with buck tails.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"King Ethan" | World Cat- 33' | 07/15/08
 

Check out Ethan Brown's first ever king mackerel, caught this morning at Yaupon Reef on the World Cat.  The fish ate a live pogy in the propwash.  Congratulations Ethan--I'm sure there will be more to come!
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Club Challenge" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/15/08
 

I just received an email from Bob Black of the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association.  He was inquiring if Team OIFC was going to participate in the Challenge again this.  My reply was OF COURSE.  We took top honors last year with Tommy Helms and Charlie Pistolas bringing home the bacon and we know we're a target this year.

Some local flounder experts have already committed, but we still need more in order to increase our odds......more lines = better chances.  Contact me at the OIFC if you are interested in joining our team.

Even if you don't compete with us, I encourage you to participate as this is for a great cause that effects our fishery.  Check out their website at the above link.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"The One That Didn't Get Away" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/15/08
 

There’s a common saying amongst tournament fishermen, “I’d rather be lucky than good.”  If you are a fisherman you understand exactly what this means.  So much of fishing is about circumstance.  Right place, right time and then having the fish bite your line instead of someone’s beside you.  Also the factors that lead up to catching a particular fish can be a tangled web of fortune and misfortune, but somehow you end up where you are and then the fish bites.  As such, let me tell you the story of one of the most unbelievable days of fishing in my life, it happened this past Sunday.

My father, Rube McMullan and cousin, Brian Aycock joined me aboard the OIFC 1 to fish in the annual Got’em On King Classic tournament out of Carolina Beach.  I fish the tournament every year as it is well run and typically has a large number of participants and thus a substantial payout.  Also, I have historically done well in this event with several top 10 finishes, and it was my hope that this might be the year we crack into the top 5, who knows, maybe win it.  On Wednesday prior to the tournament fishing day, I had captured Menhaden and Mullet and pinned them up in a custom live tank I had designed.  The plan was to have good bait right off the bat and be fishing early.  Sunday morning I met Rube and Brian at the bait tank and we began loading the well.  Unfortunately, the Menhaden did horrible and they were not even worth using.  The Mullet were good to go and thus we still had confidence in our original plan to be fishing early.  We were clear of Shallotte inlet at 6:30am and fishing at the Jungle by 7:00am.  We were all alone at a spot that typically produces big fish, and I had confidence there was a big fish waiting for us.  By 8:30am we had not had a bite and few boats had moved in; confidence was slipping.  At 8:45am I turned around from the helm and said, “OK boys get them up”, and no sooner had I closed my mouth than the downrigger Ribbonfish went off with a fish that made a strong run.  I manned the rod and Rube steered toward the fish.  The fish made a good 200 yard run and I hoped it would be a good one.  Rube pulled up alongside the fish which I then presented to Brian who adeptly stuck home the gaff, pulling an estimated 28-29 pound King aboard.  We were all smiles.  We had a decent tournament fish that would at least have us on the leader board, now we just needed the big one.  We fished another hour or so before deciding to start looking at some areas offshore where a bigger fish might be holding.  We hit 3 or 4 spots from 75-110 feet of water but had no luck.  At around noon my brother Barrett, who was operating the parasail boat along Ocean Isle Beach, gave me a call on the VHF to let me know he had seen a nice King skyrocket on some bait along the beach.  We knew we could not run all the way back to Shallotte inlet to fish and still make the weigh-in at Carolina Beach, but it did give us the clue that there might be some fish close to shore.  We decided to run toward Carolina Beach and catch fresh bait and finish up around the inlet.  We caught fresh Menhaden along the Frying Pan Shoals and then stopped at a rock 2-3 miles away in 40 feet of water.  The area was loaded with bait and looked got, but after fishing there from 2pm to 3:15pm without a bite, we decided we’d run to Carolina Beach inlet to finish up.  We were fishing again by 3:30pm and the water really didn’t look that great:  it was kind of silty and there wasn’t much bait around.  We were basically killing time as the minutes passed and our enthusiasm for a miracle weaned.  I had trolled offshore of the sea buoy some ½ mile and at 4:15pm I turned the boat with the seas and put it in neutral.  I grabbed a scrub brush and started cleaning and told Rube and Brian to get ready to go.  Then it happened.  The downrigger Ribbonfish rod went down as a fish grabbed the bait and made a slow move back offshore while rising toward the surface.  My first thought was a shark but the fact the line was coming up gave me hope for a King.  Seconds later the run sped up past shark speed and then it went into supersonic gear as the fish smoked the reel, headed straight offshore.  There was now no doubt, we had a big Kingfish.  I spun the boat as Brian headed to the bow as we gave chase.  The King smoked off several hundred yards, a very impressive run.  We worked back toward the fish and it went deep, we still had not seen it.  The fish then made another lunge and surfaced in front of the boat before taking off.  Brian looked back at me and his eyes were big as he said, “Brant, it’s a hog.”  The actions of the fish all ready had me thinking this could be the one and the sight only confirmed that we were dealing with a fish that could potentially win the tournament.  We caught back up to the fish as it went deep again.  Brian began working it up, but we soon could see the big King was foul hooked in the stomach and any wrong move would tear the hooks from its flesh.  We were nervous!  Rube manned the wheel as I grabbed the 12’ gaff.  The King was easily in sight, circling below the boat.  I stuck the entire 12’ of gaff + my forearm into the water and swiped.  The end of the hook just grazed the fish.  Brian lifted and again I just bumped the fish’s tail.  I reached a little deeper and as the fish circled past the hook I eased the hook up and felt the oh so sweet “crunch” as the hook sunk into the fish.  I pulled her upward and over the gunnel and she was ours.  We were shocked.  The fish was big and were excited about that, but the shock of what just transpired left us in absolute disbelief.  We had just been struck by lightning.  The King was very long with a huge head, but we immediately noticed how skinny it was and then started worrying it wasn’t going to be big enough.  On another day, this fish was easily 40+ pounds, but at this stage in its life, I hoped it would be mid 30’s.  We packed up and headed only 15 minutes to the weigh-in at Carolina Beach.  We passed the check-in boat and they told us a 32 pounder was leading.  I was now very excited, I couldn’t believe it.  It normally takes a 40+ to win this event.  It was 4:45pm and there weren’t many boats behind us to weigh.  We might have a chance.  We came to the scales to cheers and camera flashes and posed with our fish before weighing it in at an official 34.15 pounds, the new leader!  We were very excited and nervous, but honestly I had still not gotten over the shock of catching this fish.  The last few boats weighed and our “miracle” fish held on to win the OIFC 1 first place honors in the 2008 Got’em On King Classic, defeating 186 other top fishing teams.  Now, analyze how we got where we were and you can quickly see that fishing is often about circumstance and timing and above all, LUCK.  We got lucky and as a wise fisherman once told me, “I’d rather be lucky than good any day.”

As for the fishing report, the fishing is exceptional right now.  As we approach the full moon cycle the fish are feeding strong.  On Friday, I hosted a live bait fishing school and we accomplished something I had never done before- we caught a near shore “trash slam” of Barracuda, Amberjack and Shark and then topped that with a near shore “superslam” of King Mackerel, Mahi, Cobia and Sailfish.  The Kings were caught in 65 feet of water and the Cobia, Mahi and Sailfish were caught in 80 feet of water.  We had an awesome day.  There are a ton of Menhaden on the beach and catching live bait to fish with is no problem.  The bite is red hot for Kings at the 390/390, Christina’s Ledge and Shark Hole and there are scatted Mahi mixed in and also a few Cobia and Sailfish as well.  It’s a great time to go fishing, so get on the water and see if luck will turn your way to bring home the catch of a lifetime.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Live Bait School openings this week !!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/15/08
 

I have a Live Bait school this Thurs PM and all day Friday with 3 openings.  The fishing is great, the weather looks good and if you are looking to hone your fishing schools to have more success on board your own boat, this will help-- ALOT- call (910) 575-3474 to make the reservation-- let's go fishing-- Capt. Brant--

I forgot to report on last week's school, but our class had the ultimate in live bait success.  Every member cast netted Menhaden for the day's fishing and then every member succeeded in catching mulitple fish-- at day's end we landed a nearshore "trash" slam (Barracuda, Shark and Amberjack) and nearshore super slam of fish (King, Mahi, Cobia and Sailfish).  All in one day of fishing. 

Give us a call- I have 3 spots open for this week- (910) 575-3474


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"Late Night Update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/14/08
 

Just talked with Johnny Calhoon, captain of the "Bad Ride" Sea Pro.  He and friends were fishing today and caught a slew of red drum.  Johnny was fishing grassy areas around structure in the ICW using mud minnows

Is this supposed to be the summer dull drums?  I've seen more fish, and bait both in shore and off shore caught in the last week than anytime this summer. Perhaps the winds have laid down, surely those who know more than I can offer reasons.  At any rate, if you keep up with the fishing report you don't need me to tell you that the fishing is hot.  Try to find a way around the fuel prices and come to the coast and  get into the action.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Flounder Update" | Speckulator - 22' | 07/14/08
 

Capt. Rickey failed to include the weight of Katie Warren's doormat flounder from earlier today in his report.  The fish weighed a whopping 7.70lbs!! I was very excited to see this young angler catch that trophy, and the only downside is that it may be a long time before she catches another one like that.  So congratulations to Katie for an exceptional catch.
- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Today's Action" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/14/08
 

Captain Chris Dew of the OIFC 2 had a half day charter today and reported catching several kings and dolphin.  One of the kings weighed 19 pounds while the rest were a little smaller.  The mahi ranged in the teens also.  Captain Chris was pulling dead cigar minnows in the Shark Hole area.  He said they hit on the top as well as on the downrigger.  Yesterday's charter was a carbon copy with the addition of a citation barracuda.

Captain Roger  was on the OIFC 1 and reported a buffet of cobia, mahi, and kings.  He worked the 65 foot area and pulled dead cigar minnows as well as live bait.  The bait was located about one half mile before the Lockwood Folly Inlet.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Team OIF Wins: followup" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/14/08
 

Captain Brant hasn't done a post on Team OIFC's victory in the Got Em On King Tournament.  Here's a couple of links that will  help tell the  story.  Check out  WWAY and the Got Em On 's web sites. Also, Austin Aycock and Tripp Hooks won the junior angler division.  Please check out the links and congratulations guys!!!!!!!
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Please Wipe Your Feet" | Speckulator - 22' | 07/14/08
 

That's what 7 year old Katie Warren  of Rock Hill, S. C. can say. Katie was fishing with her dad, Tommy, mom Holly and 9 year old brother Will  today with Captain Kyle aboard his 21 foot Century, the Speckulator.  They also had 8 or 9 other keeper flounder.

I asked the family where they caught the fish  and they wouldn't say.  Kyle had already schooled them.  Kyle did say that they were caught near OIB in 4 ft of water on mullet minnows.  Congratulations!!

Captain Jeff Williamson had a half day  in shore charter today on Jeff's boat the Get Busy. His group lander 9 flounder and one 21" red drum.  Jeff said he was using OIFC premium mud minnows.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Boat Trailering TRIPLE RED ALERT" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/14/08
 

On July 10th fishing report we reported possible action of the Governor to veto the boat trailering bill. Here's an update and an important call for help from everyone out there.

Yesterday the Finance Committe passed the bill WITHOUT removing the night time trailering provision. This was very courageus action by the committee. The bill will return to the floor next week and it is expected it will be passed. However, what appeared to be a clear path for solving this problem has now become clouded because the Governor has been influenced by the Highway Patrol folks to possibly veto the bill due to "safety concerns". So what we have is the Dems and Reps in the State Legislature coming together to pass a bill as a result of a tremondous level of public support and encouragement, and now, due to the HP guys wanting to protect their turf, somehow they have influenced the Governor to veto the bill. What I believe is the Governor just hasn't heard from the public on this issue and doesn't understand the importance of it to the fishing boating world as well as the economic impact to the boating fishing industry. All the focus of effort from everyone out there has been directed to the Legislature, and they listened and in an [unusual] bipartisian manner, approved the bill. They are to be commended for listening to the public.

Now, we get to fight the battle again. This time we need to let the Governor hear[over and over] how important this bill is. Please email/call the Governor ASAP and let him hear your request for him to support Bill #2167 and NOT VETO it! It is suggested your commuication be short, brief and to the point, and of course polite. My guess is the Governor just hasn't heard from the public how important this bill is and thus is only listening to the Highway Patrol guys who apparently are wanting to protect their turff without intervention from the Legislature/Public.

Contact info:

 governor.office@ncmail.net  800 -662-7952 or 919-733-5811 or 919-733-4240 or fax #919-733-2120

Thanks for your help. This is time critical as the bill will be passed first of week and then to the Governor where he can immediately veto it. Need action on this ASAP.


- Rube McMullan
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"NEWS FLASH" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/13/08
 

Team OIFC wins SKA Tournament.  More to come later...
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