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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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"More Pics " | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 04/10/08
 

So far I have been posting pictures from the Panama trip that I had taken with my camera and also pictures from Yorke Pharr's camera.  I just got in a whole new set with pictures from Brian Richard. Brian fished with Todd Helf and Robert Hughes all week and had a variety of catches.  I'll continue to post pictures as I receive them.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"More pics" | Get Busy | 04/10/08
 

So far I have been posting pictures from the Panama trip that I had taken with my camera and also pictures from Yorke Pharr's camera.  I just got in a whole new set with pictures from Brian Richard. Brian fished with Todd Helf and Robert Hughes all week and had a variety of catches.  I'll continue to post pictures as I receive them.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"More Pics" | Get Busy | 04/10/08
 

So far I have been posting pictures from the Panama trip that I had taken with my camera and also pictures from Yorke Pharr's camera.  I just got in a whole new set with pictures from Brian Richard. Brian fished with Todd Helf and Robert Hughes all week and had a variety of catches.  I'll continue to post pictures as I receive them.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"More Pics" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 04/10/08
 

So far I have been posting pictures from the Panama trip that I had taken with my camera and also pictures from Yorke Pharr's camera.  I just got in a whole new set with pictures from Brian Richard. Brian fished with Todd Helf and Robert Hughes all week and had a variety of catches.  I'll continue to post pictures as I receive them.
- Capt. Amy McMullan
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"More Pics" | Get Busy | 04/10/08
 

So far I have been posting pictures from the Panama trip that I had taken with my camera and also pictures from Yorke Pharr's camera.  I just got in a whole new set with pictures from Brian Richard. Brian fished with Todd Helf and Robert Hughes all week and had a variety of catches.  I'll continue to post pictures as I receive them.
- Capt. Amy McMullan
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"Family Day on Saturday" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/10/08
 

Don't forget this Saturday is the 1st annual OIFC Family Day-- bring the wife and/or kids and come have a nice day at the beach. There will be instruction all day long for kids on net throwing and knot tying as well as for moms, dads, women..... seminars on various topics including fishing together, trailer backing, cast net throwing..... in addition, the OIFC will be hosting a large yard sale as we clean out the closets to make way for the new. Lots of clothing and home decor items at cheap prices. The day's schedule starts at 9am and runs to 4pm with a lunch break around noon. We hope to see you here.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Changes in latitudes, Changing in attitudes" | Get Busy | 04/10/08
 

The time has finally arrived.  We're out of here!  This evening, along with 14 other OIFC'ers, I'll be heading south to Panama City in Central America on our first Traveling Fisherman excursion.  By this time tomorrow we'll be making 6 knots and keeping watch for lurking billfish underneath teasers.  It's my understanding that so far this year aboard the Coral Star operation the marlin fishing has been excellent.  Both Brant and I are equipped with all kinds of electronic media devices so that we're sure to bring back evidence with our stories.  I will be keeping a day by day journal of the expedition and will post that journal on the Traveling Fisherman link off our website upon our return next week.  Wish us luck.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Things to come..." | World Cat- 33' | 04/09/08
 

The weather that has landlocked us for three or so weeks is finally starting to lift. Brant and Barrett fished today in Jeff Martini's tournament, and I'm waiting to see how they fared. I got this picture from Edwin and Nolan Newell, who had a great day fishing out of Key West on Nolan's spring break. They went 3/3 on sails along with some dolphin and cobia. It won't be long before we start seeing fishing like that right here in the Carolinas. Any body out there ready?
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Name Withheld" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/07/08
 

Congratulations to Barrett and Scott.  Yesterday was the first decent fishable day in our area.  But as I am writing this, the wind has picked up again from the north east.  I didn't take advantage of the weather as my partner was working, I went to church and NASCAR was on.  But I did talk to a local angler (name withheld to protect his reputation) who told me he fished the backwaters of Sunset Beach.  As he got to some real skinny water he decided to walk and stalk some reds.  He was using a Gulp New Penny on a quarter ounce jig and was able to land several reds, of which he kept one which was just short of the upper slot.  He also hit some flounder, which he said were small and black as the mud they were in.  When he returned to his flats boat, he found it sitting high and dry.  There was no breeze and the no see 'ums were eating him up.  He found some Skin So Soft after a frantic search of his boat.  He had a couple of adult beverages in his cooler, so he kicked back and waited for the tide to float him out.  I don't condone boating while drinking, but it does make a good fish story.  The weather is supposed to get better and I am going Wahoo fishing with Roger Thursday, so stay tuned.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"IFA Redfish Tourney" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/06/08
 

Last Thursday local fisherman and boat builder Scott Quaintance called me up and asked if I wanted to go fish the IFA redfish tournament in Charleston on Saturday. Seeing as how I've been begging Scott to tag along on an inshore fishing trip I jumped at the chance. Scott is an accomplished inshore and offshore angler and on this occassion we would be fishing his absolutely incredible 24' Yellowfin Bay Boat. This thing is awesome! We made quick plans, put his boat on the trailer and headed south towards Charleston around 10:30am on Friday. Scott wanted to check a few spots he'd fished in the past on the way down so we stopped around McClelanville and dropped the boat in for a short pre-fishing mission. I have been extremely interested in the redfish fishery for a long time, but do not have as much experience as I'd like and certainly a lot less than Scott. So, I was like a kid in a candy store eating up every piece of information I could and taking it all in. The weather was pretty tough. When we put the boat in the wind was blowing about 20-25knots which makes casting and more importantly seeing redfish difficult. We made a short run up the waterway and through a system of creeks and into an open bay with numerous fishy areas. We concentrated on fishing banks with oysters. We also focused on fishing banks that had land protection from the wind which made it easier to see fish, cast, and the water was cleaner. We fished for about an hour with no sign of fish. Finally on our last stretch of oyster bank before we had to head back to the ramp we began seeing lots of mullet. Soon after we spooked a redfish which is when you're moving slowly along in this case with the trolling motor and a redfish darts off leaving behind a cloud of mud. We were fishing about water about 2 feet deep. A few minutes later I made a long cast ahead of the boat with a gulp bait on a jig head and a couple twitches later I had him on. I fought the red for about 5 minutes and during the fight noticed several other mud clouds where other fish had been startled when we hooked this fish. I brought the fish along side and Scott handled the netting. The fish was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. The South Carolina slot or size limit is 15-23" and this fish was 22 1/2 inches and healthy. We snapped a quick picture and sent him on his way. The tournament we would fish the next day is won by the team that weighs the heaviest 2 redfish in the slot and they must be alive to receive full points. Knowing we had found a school of fish Scott and I headed back to the ramp and eventually down to Charleston. Although we didn't exactly fit in with the high powered sponsored fishing crowd at the Captains meeting we did get some looks of approval when we pulled up in Scott's 24' Yellowfin. There was close to 70 teams competing in this event and they were in boats from 15 to 24 feet. Some are more geared towards skinny water fishing and draft less than 6" and others are made for rough water running and draft closer to one foot. We fall into the second class. The Captains meeting was like any king mackerel tournament Captains meeting with everyone sizing eachother up and discussing that they hadn't caught anything this week but "you should have been here last week". All of this is of course standard for pre-fishing tournament discussions. Most of it is not exactly a lie, but I would call it a fish story. The next morning we checked out as boat number 14 and put the afterburners on as we walked down the rest of the tournament boats with ease. We had to cross Charleston harbor to get where we were the day before which wasn't a lot of fun with 3 footers stacked close. We arrived to our area of flats and started fishing. It was high tide and we had no success. The fish were likely way up in the grass and out of our reach. We knew we needed to be back at the same spot we were the day before when the tide fell out of the grass so we positioned ourselves a little early and started working that bank. For the first hour we did nothing. We started over on the same bank and this with the tide out of the grass and the oysters starting to show, so did the redfish. We initially were using the trolling motor to work the oyster bank but Scott noticed a lot of mullet activity and thought he saw a redfish boil so we put the power pole down which acts like an anchor but is silent. We started to cast from the stationary position and just seconds later Scott hooked up on our first red. He quickly brought the fish boatside and I netted. He measured about 16 inches. Not great but at least we were in the game now and maybe there were other fish around. While I'm messing around with the fish and trying to get my backlash out Scott hooks up again. This time the fish is much larger. Unfortunately we get him in and he is 24 inches just a little too big to weigh. By this point I decide I better start pulling my weight or risk being left on the oyster flat with an incoming tide. Over the next hour Scott and I catch another 6 redfish and lose one more. The hot bait was a dark colored gulp jerk bait. The last fish we caught before having to leave in order to make the weigh in and not get stuck in the low water was the perfect fish. I got him in the boat and he measured 23" on the dot. With our two largest slot fish in the livewell we headed for the scales. We ended up weighing a 17" 2lb fish and our 23" 4.2lber for a total of 6.2lbs. Not bad for a couple of no name non sponsored guys from North Carolina. We ended up in sixth place overall and had the 2nd largest single fish. Ours was a bit skinny. The winners had over 8lbs between two fish. What a great experience and fun new competitive fishing arena. This type of artificial bait only, live weigh-in redfish events have not arrived to our area yet. I'm working to change this as I believe our area has potential to be a great redfish tournament destination. On a final note I would like to thank Scott Quaintance for an awesome fishing experience. Unfortunately though we did win money at this event, thanks to Scott he just cost me a whole bunch more than we won. I've got the redfish tournament bug now which means the new boat is on the way.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"OIFC family Day" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/04/08
 

In case you missed the postcards we mailed out a few weeks ago I would like to remind everyone of the upcoming event we will be holding here at the Fishing Center on Saturday April the 12th. Our goal is that this will be a fun filled day for the entire family.  This event will give the women and children an opportunity to become more involved in the fishing scene. We will be holding several seminars that will help to explain fishing from the basics of boating to fishing for different species such as king mackerel and sea bass. I am sure at one time or another frustrion has set in when trying to explain to your wife how to tie a rig on the line or hook a pogy, thus causing a fight and ultimately leads to a miserable day of fishing. Perhaps you are tried of having to get your wife to hold the boat while you get the truck at the boat ramp. Bring her to the trailer backing class! This is your opportunity to let us help teach your wives and children some basic skills that will help you to fish together. Don't forget the kids, we will have fun activities just for the minnows - cast net lessons. knot tying , fish bobbing for prizes and free face painting. In case you just want a few minutes to relax we are offering free 20 minute waterway cruises. In addition we will be having a huge yard sale, raffle drawings and store specials. The fun will begin at 9:00am end at 4:00pm...    

 

 


- Capt. Amy McMullan
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"Tournament Preparations" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/03/08
 

It's windy and cold and fishing is out the question, so what do I do? Work on fishing to come! Been hard at work on preparations for the Far Out Shoot Out and Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl tourneys. Plans are coming together and I'd like to announce some our 2008 sponsors: Far Out Shoot Out It is now: the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out tournament. Many of you know the GPS Store and recognize their involvement in many of the area's tournaments. They have come forward and committed themselves as the sole title sponsor of the Shoot Out and will help in boosting prizes and adding to the venue quality. Gregory Poole CAT and Mercury Verado have again committed to the Shoot Out as has Town Creek Marina- your area World Cat boats dealer. Town Creek will have boats on-site and available for demos during the tournament if you have interest in their boats. Also supporting the Shoot Out are Sea Tow, Outback Steakhouse and of course, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Thanks to all these sponsors for the committment and hope that as you conduct your business and recreation in the future, you will at least give these sponsors an opportunity to win your business. Jolly Mon King Classic It is now the: Yellowfin / Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic presented by Sea Tow, BBT and Magic Tilt trailers. You will immediatly notice Yellowfin boats as the new player. Yellowfin has come forward with a committment to both the Jolly Mon and the Fall Brawl. Yellowfin has become well known as the premier hi performance fishing boat and I am happy to announce that I too will be a customer soon as I have a 32 Yellowfin with twin F350 Yamahas on the way. As for Yamaha, Sea Tow, BBT and Magic Tilt- what more can you say about these companies. They have been supporters of the Jolly Mon for years and continue to come back as thanks for your support of their products. Again I ask you consider all these sponsors when making purchases in the future. Thanks and stand by for fishing reports- weather looks to be clearing after the weekend.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Student of History" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/03/08
 

The wind is killing us here at Ocean Isle Beach....that's the bad news. However, the good news is that Saturday should see the calming of the seas, just in time for Jeff's Martini's Wahoo Rodeo.  Speaking of that, the bad weather has given me time to check my notes and read the OIFC Fishing Reports from last year. History shows that the Gulf Stream Fshing , the Frying Pan Tower as well as the Steeples were getting hot  this time last year, with  Kings, Wahoo, Tuna and Dolphin hitting.  On the inshore scene, the flounder were picking up, with a 9.5 lb. flounder caught in April of '07.  Also mixed in were trout.  I recommend that you take a little time and read our past reports for the hot bite locations, what was biting and just what they were hitting.  On another subject, I accompanied Captain Roger and Rube on the OIFC 2 in the ICW for what was the first "in water" run of a new lure Rube is working on.  It's still in the R & D stage, but may see action under fire soon.  I'll let Rube unveil the project when he is ready.  Don't forget the OIFC Year Long Rodeo.  You can sign up on line, by phone or snail mail.  Also Captain Kyle has his tournament comming soon, and I'm told that Austin Aycock and Trip Hooks are working on one of their own.


- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Martini Wahoo tourney" | OIFC 1- 36' | 04/02/08
 

Jeff Martini had a great showing and now has 30 boat entries-- per our previous posts, he decided to hold off on fishing and that will start this Sunday and run the following week through Friday- Registration is still open and I know many more folks, including myself have not even turned in entries yet. I bet he'll end up with 40+ boats and he just called me to tell me there was over $5000 in the Wahoo calcutta alone and with more boats, the primary prizes + the calcuttas could bring winnings over $15,000 !!! The weather looks like it may finally break at the end of the weekend with the following week looking nice. Stay tuned- I'm starting to feel it now-- the bite is about to be ON !
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Martinis tournament update" | Show Time- 34' | 03/31/08
 

I JUST TALKED TO JEFF MARTINI ,HE HAS SUGGESTED THAT    HE WAS GOING TO CHANGE THE FISHING DAYS  FOR  HIS WAHOO TOURAMENT FROM APR 5 -APR 13 . DUE TO THE FORCAST MODELS ARE SHOWING WINDY  CONDITIONS AND ROUGH SEAS  .WHICH  IS  A GOOD THING  FOR THOSE PEOPLE WITH SMALLER BOATS .THE CAPT MEETING IS STILL BEING HELD  TONIGHT at 6 pm ON THE MENU IS PRIME RIB , SHRIMP  AND VEGGIES . YOU CAN STILL ENTER THE TOURAMENT TONIGHT . HOPE TO SEE  THERE .                                                                                                                                       


- Capt. Roger Gales
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"Local Happenings" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/30/08
 

The World Cat, Captained by Roger and First Mate Zach took the Dixon family on a 1/4 charter Saturday. The weather wasn't great and the charter short so they decided to stay near shore. A good decision too! The group found some awesome sea bass action about 3/4 miles from shore just east of the sea buoy. At first I thought they were telling a fish story, but they all swore that they were pulling bass in one after another with a LOT of keepers. Not bad for a 1/4 day's action. The bait of choice was squid on the usual rig. The weather went down hill after that with a strong blow out of the east. Today it feels like a North Carolina winter. But this is the end, by tomorrow we'll be climbing back in the seventies and the rest of the 10 day forecast is beautiful. Just in time for Jeff Martini's Wahoo Tournament and a great next weekend. Don't forget to enter the OIFC Rodeo, we've got 10 species and no telling what you might catch while trying to win Jeff's money. Finally, congratulations from the OIFC family to first mate Zach who just passed his Captain's test.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Today's Report" | Speckulator - 22' | 03/29/08
 

I'm pleased to report that I had another good day with the redfish yesterday. We fished down towards to Little River area, and managed to boat a handful of nice reds in the 16" - 18" range. Once again these fish were caught in shallow water (3' or less) and respond best to live mud minnows suspended just off the bottom with a float. I also tried flounder fishing for a while but had no luck. There are a few being caught, so it shouldn't be long before the spring flounder bite kicks off. The water temperature seems to be hanging between 57 - 60 degrees. I feel that a few more degrees of water temp. should really get the inshore fishing fired off, so lets hope that happens soon!
- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"OIFC Fishing Rodeo" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/28/08
 

The Rodeo is gaining steam with more anglers signing up each day. Right now flounder and trout are leading in interest. I've talked with Jeff Martini and I'll be at his captains meeting with sign up forms. You can fish Jeff's Wahoo Tournament and if you are signed up for the rodeo you can bring your fish, by land or sea to the OIFC to be weighed and be eligible to win the Wahoo division of the Rodeo. Hope to see you in The OIFC Rodeo and good luck!!!
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Kayak" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/28/08
 

We fished inshore today without any luck. The wind was our enemy as was a ripping current. So we decided to play with the kayaks. As I'm still on injured reserve I was relegated to taking pictures while Jeff and Camdyn paddled around. The kayak they were out on is the Wilderness Pamlico 100, which is a sit in, light weight, very maneuverable kayak. It comes in as the least expensive kayak in the Wilderness line. Come see us at the OIFC and try out the Wilderness System line of kayaks. They are great for folks of all ages and sizes as see in these pictures.
- First Mate- Rickey Beck
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"Martini's Wahoo Hook A Hoo Rodeo" | OIFC 1- 36' | 03/28/08
 

Don't forget that the capt. meeting and final sign up for Martini's Hook A Hoo Wahoo tournament is next Monday at 6pm. The tournament offers you the chance to pick 1 out of 6 days to fish, starting Tuesday and ending on Sunday- which will take the problem of weather out of the equation. Entry forms are at http://www.martinisfinedining.com/about.html and can be dropped off at Martini's restaurant in N. Myrtle through Monday or here at the OIFC as I will be going to the Capt. Meeting on Monday and can take your info down-- there will be a folder at the OIFC front desk labeled WAHOO TOURNEY and be sure to tell clerk to put money and entry there-- however remember, if you do not attend the Capt. Meet you are responsible for rule changes. I'll try to keep things updated on our site here and I'm sure tourney info will stay current on the above web site. This is a great tournament to kick off the season, so I encourage you to enter and then pick the right day to fish for the big hoo-- my guess is that it will take a 70+ pounder to win the event. We'll see-- Also, Capt. Roger has been fishing the OIFC World Cat the last couple of day on 3/4 and 1/2 day trips. If you had any questions about the boat, they have been answered as the steady 15-20 knot winds have brought a constant 3-5 foot sea, and the boat has been great. It isn't the boat to get you there first or fastest, but if 30kts at smooth and steady is your game, the boat is very versatile and come recommended. As for the fishing, that has been pretty tough. Bottom fishing is the only game and offshore in the 80 foot range Roger found some larger Sea Bass as well as a few keeper Genuine Red Snapper--- these Snapper are common during the early Spring over bottom in the 80-100 foot range and if you want to target them, fish "Grouper" style, except use lighter (50-80#) fluorocarbon leaders that are 6-10' long with a sliding egg sinker set up-- live cigar minnows or small pinfish are the best baits, but a dead cigar minnow is also good. Snapper are more weary than Sea Bass and thus the traditional Chicken rig doesn't usually work too good. Inshore, Roger has found lots of Bass, but mostly in the 10"-11" range, just short of the required 12"-- anyway, the water is still cool at 58-60 degrees, but it is starting to rise and things will begin happening. Stay tuned.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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