Capt. Rickey's Custom Chum Grinder-Capt. Rickey
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Fall Brawl 2016 Real Time Rankings
Last Updated - 10/15/2017 06:07:26 PM
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Sandy's initial passing had very little effect on us here at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The winds stayed mostly out of a Northerly direction not stirring up the beach. The jet stream on the other hand that steered Sandy North of us brought on a Westerly wind that has chopped up the surf. Despite both occurrences we have faired extremely well and the fishing has survived. Keep folks to the North of us in your prayers as Sandy did not show them the kindness she showed us. I fished on Wednesday 10/24/12 for just a few hours around midday to see if I could find a few trout. The trout have started to get into their late fall pattern. Here is a video of what I found before Sandy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6UYzNGKsSY&list=UUkSpU7T2RycHDa2Idh1iSzA&index=1&feature=plcp Today Jack and Ned joined me for a half day of backwater fishing. Suprisingly the water clarity was better than before Sandy's passing. I started to get confident that we would find some fish today. Water temperature has dropped from 68 to 60 in just a few days. That is the right temperature for some serious trout action, but it was a quick drop. Have the fish had time to adjust? We got our answer with in the first 10 minutes of the trip as three keepers were put into the livewell. I can't say it was an all out bite, but we ended the day with our limit of 4 fish a piece. The conditions are only going to improve from here and expectations are high. I would expect the Kings are not going to be far from where we left them either. Lighthouse Rocks and Shark Hole areas should be a good place to start if you are fishing the Fall Brawl. Stay tuned for updates on conditions. I am sure someone will be doing a little recon to check out the water clarity soon. See ya on the water!
To be sure, this is a full fledged mullet blow we're having, and in an effort to see something good out of it in terms of the fishing world after it's over, here's what I see:
-our winds have mostly been northerly so our waters hopefully won't be as stirred up as waters on otherside of Frying Pan Shoals that is not protected by north wind like our waters are
-the winds will stay out of the north this week and begin laying out Thursday. The weekend looks great with lite northerly winds saturday going to lite southeasterly winds Sunday
-if the water is "hurricane stirred", it will clear up first in the river channel as the tidal flow is so strong it will cleanse itself quickly
-any spots that have been hiding out in Pamilico or Albermarle Sounds should have been blown south so they are right outside our door
-the water temp was in the low 70's before the storm so hopefully it will still be warm enough for the kings to be on the beach after the spots and mullets for the Fall Brawl next weekend. If it has cooled, the kings should be at the 90's or Lighthouse Rocks. We'll keep an eye on conditions this week and keep everyone informed, but to be sure, after it calms down, the fish should be hungrey.
Capt. Jeff Beck of the OIFC/Do Work, took a couple of friends out for a few hours of fun fishing. They said the mullet and blues were thick at Hogs Inlet and the pogies were just off the beach at OIB.
Aboard the OIFC/Do Work were Jon Hayes, Douglas Bowman and Tylor Watson all of the Taylorsville area. Tyler was in charge of chumming.
Capt. Brant made the right decision. Ya' think?
*** WEATHER ALERT *** It is possible that the Fall Brawl's originally scheduled dates will have to be postponed due to unsuitable weather conditions forecast during the tournament's originally scheduled fishing dates of Oct 27 & 28. If it is decided the event will be postponed, an announcement will be made by Wednesday, Oct 24th, 2pm. If the Fall Brawl is rescheduled, the new dates will be the following weekend, Nov 2-4; same schedule of events and format, just one week later. If anyone has preregistered and cannot participate due to rescheduling, a full refund will be available.
Both of the OIFC Cat boats struck pay dirt today when king fishing. They found ample pogies then hammered the kings at the Shark Hole and the Youpon Reef. They caught 14 kings ranging in size from 14 to 26 lbs.
Aboard the boats were a group from Winston Salem, Robert and Gabrielle Vanderpool, Randy and Dana Foster, Sammy and Lana Phillips, Gerard and Glenda Perreault.
Our crews consisted of Captains Steele, Chris Dew, Chris Dawson and 1st Mate Derreck.
Report filed by Dr. Terry of the OIFC Staff
BB Lewis and Ron Binetti fished the Lighthouse Rocks aboard the "Its O.K. using Ribbonfish and caught this19 lb 7 oz King at 2:30pm today. They noted pogies deep on their way back in.
Thanks for the report.
Report filed by Dr. Terry OIFC Staff
Below is a picture of a good friend of the OIFC's, Howard Cheek of Walnut Cove and a flounder he caught while fishing in the surf in front of the Ocean Isle Inn with mullets. Howard also caught a drum. The other picture is of his office.
Thanks for the pix Howard.