Fishmongers Seafood Market is open and in full swing at the OIFC. The Market offers the fresh catch of the day, caught by our own fleet. Also be sure to drop by with the kids and try one of the Sunset Slush's.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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The World Cat with Capt. Chris Dew and Capt. Zach Faulkner headed to the Stream today and found the mahi bite in full swing. They pulled Islanders and Ceder Plugs and caught a dock cart full of dolphin fish.
Aboard the charter were Rick McCorkle, Jonathan McCorkle, Jake Rigsbee and Nick Appenzeller, all from Charlotte. Nick had the honors of landing the biggest mahi.
Been getting lots of emails and calls about status of Shallotte inlet. I am happy to say that through the concerted effort of the Town of Ocean Isle, Army Corps, NC Wildlife and the OIFC we now have a VERY nice channel THAT IS MARKED correctly and wide open for business. The channel is currently 12 feet at low tide. I will continue work with NC Wildlife to insure the buoys stay accurate as they mark a safe path to the deep water. Good luck to all, Shallotte inlet should be very navigable for the coming year.
On the fishing scene, I'm taking the new Yellowfin offshore tomorrow in search of glory- weather permitting. Planning on running 80-100 miles offshore in search of BIG Dolphin and Blue Marlin. I'm attempting an experiment to see if I actually solely target BIG fish in parts unknown if success is likely. We will see- stay tuned for a report. Our other charter boats will be trolling the edge of the Stream and be Kingfishing, so give us a call on VHF 11 all weekend. Kings currently in 50-65 feet of water- the 65-100 foot depth range will not see near as much action-- get over 100 feet and you'll find them again -- Cobia in the 40-65 foot range as well and Mahi are scattered all over with main concentration in 150+ feet -- good luck to all, stay tuned.
Started early this morning looking for a trout bite...caught one keeper flounder and one red barely in the slot on artificial bait. As the tide started to pull out I went to live bait looking for a flounder bite. The flounder are still cooperating pretty good and a nice trout also hit one of my menhaden. Decided to take a rest for some lunch. Waited for my three year-old son to get home from school. We took him out for his first spanish trip. Jake had a blast! Hopefully, June will jump start a better weather pattern. The fish have been tough so far this year, but they are definitly here! See ya on the water!
Kevin Sneed sent these great pictures of a trip this weekend which started out as a mahi hunt. On they way to the stream he decided to stop and do some jigging. They got into some amberhjacks, when someone yelled "grouper!". To their pleasure and amazement what they were looking at was a 39.9 gag grouper! Next they hooked up on this 30+ lb african pomano. The "Feedin Frenzy" group were using a 7 oz Blue Water Candy pink and white Roscoe Jig.
After the bottom fishing battles they elected to start trolling which yielded 7 mahi. They finished the day off with some near shore bottom fishing which resulted in beeliners, black bass, grunts and pinkys. Now that's a day's worth of fishing.
While heading out for some in shore fishing with my son Sunday I stumbled upon Ken Rich and his son fueling up at the OIFC docks. As always I asked if they'd done any good. Ken said they had only 2 real small mahi. I asked to get a picture for a "slow report day". He laughed and said "let my son hold them, we were just out having fun."
We show pictures of big catches all the time. But it dawned upon me that one of the most important things about fishing is the quality time we spend with our families...just having fun. So, congratulations to the Rich duo for a successful fishing trip.
Yesterday Captain Chris Dew and Will King, aboard the World Cat fished with Christopher Harich, Jennifer Workman, Christy Workman and Jeremy Lee, all of Morgantown, W. Va.
They found king fishing sized pogies in the ICW just past the Shallotte River and headed to an AR about 8 miles out. While there Christy and Jeremy tag teamed this 31.8 lb cobia on a pogey. While they were jigging for more bait the smaller cobia hit..and on a light weight spinning reel. They lost one cobia in the props and hooked up with a couple smokers.
Jake and I got in just a few minutes of fishing right before dark today. Jake had a blast fishing in the livewell full of pogies. Then while helping me reel I felt a flounder tap the bait, we gave the flounder a few seconds and then dotted his eyes! A fresh flounder makes a great midnight snack. See ya on the water!
The words in the title are those of Brian Aycock after he was kicked to the back of the boat by his son Austin and friend Tripp Hooks Saturday. He is just finding out what all us older dads learned a while back. Brian, pour yourself a stiff Geratol, kick back and stay the @#$% out of the way!!!!
Check out these pictures..That's an idea Brian, make yourself useful and take pictures.
William Parker sent this picture of the fish he and Cale Boxley caught at Christina's yesterday while fishing aboard William's "Hound Dog". They were using quality frozen cigar minnows from the OIFC.
The ocean was beautiful yesterday. The only problem is the pogies have not shown up along the beaches yet. There are plenty flounder fishing sized pogies in the waterway.
Great friends of the OIFC, Zach and Mary Beth Hayes have sent pictures of their honeymoon fishing trip in Mustique, which is part of the Grenadine Islands. They fished near the island of St. Vincent which is closest to where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet. The captain showed them the contour of the ocean floor which goes from 100 ft to several thousand feet quickly. The currents were rough but the fish and birds were everywhere. All in all they caught 12 blackfin, 8 barracuda and 2 kings. They were having double blackfin hook ups on birds they were trolling right behind the boat.
This sounds like a great honeymoon trip! Congratulations, we hope ya'll have a long and wonderful marriage and we'll see you soon at the OIFC.
Captain Jeff Beck landed this 36.6 lb. cobia while fishing with Steve Lanier and Toby Russ aboard Toby's "Mr. Goodhands". The guys laid a chum slick at an AR about 8 miles out and caught the cobia after a 25 minute fight jigging with pin fish. They saw several other cobia but couldn't get them interested enough to bite. They also caught a few sharks and left when a school of amberjacks showed up as they were targeting cobia. Captain Jeff now takes 1st place in the cobia division of the OIFC Rodeo.
The Coast Guard wants ya'll to file an environment impact statement for the huge chum slick you left.