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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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"1/2 Day On A Cat" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/06/10
 

Captains Chris Dew and Chris Eckert fished with Jeff Lane (Spartenburg, SC), Russell, Rusty and Jamie Wilson (Tifton, Ga) aboard an OIFC World Cat.  They fished in about 70-75 ft of water about 24 miles out.

Chris said that they caught the kings while fishing for AJ's on circle hooks with pogies.  Then they caught the AJ's on the top while trolling for kings.

Sounds like a fish story doesn't?  I made Chris cross his heart and hope to die if he was making this story up...I'm sure he was telling the truth.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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""Chasin Tail"" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/06/10
 

Garth McGillewie, his sons Brandt and Errol, neice Gabiella Carpenter and her BFF Margaret Wilkerson spent a beautiful day aboard the McGillewies' "Chasin' Tail" Fountain fishing.

They worked 62 ft of water with naked pogies.  Errol nabbed a 26.6 lb king in the prop wash and Garth caught the 14.3 lb mahi.  They said the mahi showed up and started eating the pogey oil.  They almost had to hit him over the head to get him to take the pogey.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"The Bite Is Back!" | OIFC 2- 27' | 07/05/10
 

It seems the front has passed, the east winds are laying down and the kings have decided to chomp again.

Captains Jeff Williamson and Zach Faulkner caught nice pogies just west of the Shallotte Inlet, then headed out  about 18 miles.  Along with them were Tom Antolini, Romeo Antolini of Huntersville, NC and Chad Bourgeois of Texas and Jeff Simmons of W.Va. Once there they got into the kings using naked pogey rigs.

Not to be done in, Capt Chris Dew worked the coastline and took advantage of the very plentiful spanish.  On the charter were Matt Floyd, Harry Myers and 9 yr old Jordan Floyd all of Thomasville, NC  Captain Chris said that Jordan was the real fisherman of the group.

Further action on the mackerel front was evident by the 32.4 lb citation king brought in aboard the "Wave Walker".  The angler was Gary Williams.  Also aboard were Ellen Williams, David Lambeth and David Lambeth Jr. This big king hit a naked pogey on the long line.

Captain Chris Dew had an afternoon trip during which his group caught a handful of excellent sized kings.

Not to be outdone, our inshore Capyain, Kyle Hughes aboard his 22' Century the "Speckulator" brought some first class flounder to the dock.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Hit or Miss" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/04/10
 

Today was one of those days where you either hit a couple of nice kings or missed the boat altogether.  The pogies were easy to find just off the Shalllotte Inlet.  Good bait does not always mean cooperative fish though.  Most folks I talked with struck out on the kings but were covered in spanish.

We did have a couple of nice fish come to the dock today though.  The crew of the GPS Store boat weighed a nice 23.5 lb king and had another good sized king to boot.  Aboard the GPS Store boat were Scott Hefferton, Aidan Hefferman, Kaylie Miller, Phillip Hooks, Brian Rock and Farah Arnette.  The big king was caught by young Aidan Hefferman and Kaylie Miller.  Way to go kids!

At about the same time Hal Moore, Bret Moore, and Josh Bailey of Lumberton weighed a 24.1 king in.  

Everyone I talked to said the bite was at the Jungle.   


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"What?" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/03/10
 

Does anyone notice something a little strange in this picture?
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Rodeo Action" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/03/10
 

Just as I was updating the OIFC Rodeo with Clay Morphis in 3rd place in the flounder division with a 5.6 lb fish, his partner, Brandon "Bone Crusher" Sauls weighs in a 5.8 lb'r.

Not only did he knock his buddy Clay off the board, but he also weighed in a 4.3 lb trout to kick Kyle Hughes to 3rd and remove Jeff Wallen altogether.  This just after Jeff and I wrote over Brandon's name in red marker as Jeff had taken 3rd and knocked Brandon off the board. 

So it goes, action heating up in the rodeo and fun rivalries ongoing.  Needless to say the flounder and trout bite is hot inshore  The king and mahi bite has been on the past week, so if your not in the Rodeo its not too late to get in on some of the fun.

The 2 pictures in between Brandon's flounder and trout are of Clay Morphis and a 148 lb tarpon he caught in Tubbs Inlet on a mud minnow...NOT!  He caught the monster on a recent trip to Florida and wanted to show that he didn't need Brandon along to catch fish.


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"What's Up" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/03/10
 

Best King bite of the year took place on Thursday, just before the passing of the cold front.  They were on fire everywhere from 50-65 feet of water.  We fished the Shark Hole and 90's and crushed them at both spots.  Pogies have been consistent right outside Shallotte inlet which has made fishing very nice.  Hopefully they will hang around.  The last couple of days the East wind has been tough.  We've eaked out a few Kings from the 90's, which is the furthest we've wanted to get out with the seas pretty choppy offshore.  The fact that we've caught any kings at all in these conditions indicates to me that they are still here, just holding off until they "feel" like biting.  Sunday winds are forecast to lay and be nice for several days.  We will see, my hopes are the bite turns back on.  I'm excited about the fishing for the coming few weeks as I"ve all ready pulled out my kite on a couple of trips.  Kite fishing is one of my favorites, so if you see a big World Cat with green kite, balloons and chum slick, good chance its me.  Hopefully we'll also be the ones with bent rods all around.  Tight lines, see you on the water.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Prayers" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/02/10
 

The OIFC's prayers go out to Andy Richmond's family. 

Please follow this link for up to date information.


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"In On The Action" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/02/10
 

Captain William Parker decided to get in on the king action while he could get to the boat ramp.  He took the "Hound Dog" to the Shallotte Inlet and caught some nice pogies, then boogied out about 8 miles.  As soon as he put his 1st line out he got a hit .   Twenty minutes later he boated this 28.2 lb king.  It was weighed by Captain Zach at the OIFC.

William caught yet another and had a cut off before being forced to duck in Tubbs Inlet on a high tide due to the north east wind which had kicked up.  It also shut down the bite.  It is a fortunate thing that William's boat can handle Tubbs and he's a local who is familiar with Tubbs Inlet.  If you don't know it, don't try it!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Cobia...Where?" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/01/10
 

Fished a half day with Mr. Miller and his girls. The day started off a little wet! Calm seas at first aloud us to spanish fish for a little while. The spanish did not cooperate...we caught two...so back inshore to find some fish. Mr. Miller hooked up twice on something of good size that striped off several yards of line before the line gave way. Tori hooked up with a large fish that spit the hook and then hooked another that finally came to the boat. Redfish! Then Lara hooked into something nice, which turned out to be a cobia. We caught a few small flounder and then gave it up to the east wind pounding us to death. See ya on the water!

 

- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"King Limit" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/01/10
 

While the "Get Floor'd" was headed back out for an afternoon charter, Captains Brant and Eckert were at the cleaning table cleaning their limit of kings.  Aboard the OIFC World Cat were 3 generations of the Carpenter family, granddad, Joe, dad, Walter, and grandson Pierce all of Hendersonville, N.C.

Brant was about 8-9 mile out in 65 ft of water

Captain Chris Dawson and 1st mate Mitch Stephens were also on the dock with a group from the Charlotte area.  These guys were Charles Smith, Paul Smith, Taylor Clark, Garrett Helms, Hunter Helms and Dillon Smith This charter was fishing the same area as the" World Cat" and the "Get Floor'd".  All the boats were trolling with pogies just outside of the Shallotte Inlet

Yesterday, Capt. Chris Dawson and Cap. Zach Faulkner fished with a group from Arizona, Mike Rosellini, his sons Matt and Jon and friend Randy Kennedy.  They to fished about 8-9 miles out with pogies and had a very productive trip.  


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"1st Indication" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/01/10
 

The first clue we had that the king bite was on was when Capt. Zach Faulkner of the 36' Contender "Get Floor'd" called to say he was on his way in with some nice kings.

Zach was fishing with pogies he and Capt. Steele Park netted just off the Shallotte Inlet.  They were trolling about 8-9 miles out in 65 feet of water.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Inshore Slam" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/30/10
 

Great couple from Tennesse enjoyed a little inshore action today. The fish were not cooperating quite like I expected. We did manage to find a couple redfish, trout, and flounder. Chad completed an inshore slam today by landing one of each major species...red fish, trout, and flounder...I must add that the trout and flounder were caught on artificials. See ya on the water!

  


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Mahi Close In" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/30/10
 

Are the mahi in close?  According to Chris Campbell they are.  Chris and friends caught a grand total of 6 mahi within sight of the high rises at Myrtle Beach.  He said they worked the Jungle and Christinas, pulling cigar minnows.

Thanks for the pictures and sharing the info Chris.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Saturday-" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/28/10
 

Grant Williams of Moore County caught his first spanish mackerel Saturday while fishing with his friend Richie Boles aboard Richard Boles Contender the "Toes Up".  Grant and Richie were fishing with the old folks, all of whom grew up together.

Richard is a great friend and customer of the OIFC who fishes most of our tournaments.  Richard provided us with the picture.


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"Saturday Grouper" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/27/10
 

The crew of the Fishmeister Yellowfin,  Dean Spatholt, Mike Kress, Dennis Watson and family headed east Saturday.  They began fishing in 85 ft of water and worked their way to 125 ft, handling 7 ft. seas.  They caught Gags, Reds, Pinkies, Sea Bass and released a monster American Red Snapper.

Many thanks to Laurie Hall for the picture and information.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Inshore Bite" | Speckulator - 22' | 06/27/10
 

Like Kyle said in his report yesterday, the inshore bite is still on.  This is a pleasant surprise because, especially with flounder, as the summer heat takes over a lot of flounder move to the near shore reefs.  But Kyle has had several successful charters as has Capt. "J Dogg" Jeff Williamson.

Not to be left of the mix is local inshore legend, Brandon "Bone Crusher" Sauls.  He and Clay Morphis, another inshore expert, hit the waters in our area yesterday and slammed the flounder and red drum.   Brandon said he had shrimp and pogies, which have been plentiful at the mouth of the Shallotte River and the Sunset Beach Bridge.  However the fish turned their nose up to the shrimp and hit on the pogies. 

 Perhaps if Brandon keeps trying, he can make the top of the Rodeo Leader board.  Also, don't pay any attention to the background in the picture, I'm sure that isn't where he caught his fish!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Inshore Update" | Speckulator - 22' | 06/26/10
 

Summer is officially here, and the inshore criitters have certainly settled into there typical summertime patterns.  I'll start with the flounder, which continue to bite very consistently, and while wading through throwbacks is often a chore when flounder fishing, there have been quite a few nice fish from 16 - 22' mixed in, and I've even recieved a few reports of some doormats over 5lbs in the past couple days.  All the typical spots have been producing, but the lingering soutwest winds the past few days have stirred the water in a few areas, so it has been important to fish in the areas with the cleanest water possible.  As for the trout, they too are on a summertime pattern, which unfortunately means they are somewaht unpredicatable.  They may bite in one spot one day and not the next, only to be right back the following day.  There have also been quite a few nice trout caught by fisherman targeting flounder recently, with is common this time of year, so you never know when a gator trout might deicide to bite.  One encouraging thing about the trout fishing though, is that there have been some really nice fish around.  I have caught a couple in the 4-5 pound range this past week, and have heared of a few more that size.  Finally, the summertime redfishing is also in full swing, which means just about any spot that you know of that has ever held reds is worth stopping a checking.  They to have been some unpredicatable, doing the ol' bite one day and not the next thing as well, but there seem to be fish in a lot of areas right now, so if you don't find them on one spot, keep looking, they might be snapping at the next spiot you try!


- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Offshore/Inshore" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 06/25/10
 

Captain Steele and Captain Chris Eckert were chartered by Joe, Erin and Morgan Tuggle.  After catching pogies near the Shallotte Inlet they proceeded to the Shark Hole area.  The group caught a citation 'cuda and brought a very nice mahi which Morgan caught, back to the dock.

Meanwhile Captain Jeff Williamson and his fishing pard' Jeremy hit the flounder jackpot in the Shallotte River.  They were able to "hold their flounder together" long enough for a picture


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"Jolly Mon Sailfish" | OIFC 1- 36' | 06/25/10
 

While fishing their first king tournament, The Jolly Mon, Joe Vasil, father in law William Bussie and brother in law Bill Bussie were pleasantly surprised by hooking up with a sailfish.  The group was fishing aboard their boat, the "Shin Dig" about 3 miles off of Southport.

The sail was released after the photo op.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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