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"Fwd: May 8 Gulf Stream" | Real-Time Update | 05/14/13
 

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Chris Dew" Date: May 9, 2013 10:26 PM Subject: May 8 Gulf Stream To: "Fish Report" Cc: We started out heading toward the Blackjack Hole. With about 15 miles to go we began seeing a lot of flying fish and good water temps. After a few more miles we pulled back and Capt. Derek began deploying our spread. I sent a cedar plug way back as he dropped a blue/white rigged ballyhoo on the left long rigger. Before he could complete the spread we had our first Mahi on. From that point we had a consistent bite for the remainder of the day. We worked on toward the BJ and fished 78 degree water with several more mahi paying us a visit. At 1 o'clock we switched tactics and jigged along the ledge. Both wind and seas had picked up just enough to make jigging a challenge. We did manage a few AJ's. I decided to move inshore to about 120-130 feet and bottomed fished there. We were rewarded with a mixed bag of grouper,snapper, and triggerfish. To Russ Hayes and friends,we thank you for choosing us to be your charter crew. A great group of guys and we look forward to fishing with you again.
- Chris Dew
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"" | Real-Time Update | 05/14/13
 

Butch Myers displaying the Black Bart RPP & Bluewater Candy that brought him great success with mahi &wahoo at the 100/400 yesterday
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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""We Waxed 'Em"" | Real-Time Update | 05/14/13
 

As Captain Jacob Frick is famous for saying, *"We Waxed ‘Em." * Two small-boat class left from OIFC dock at 6:00AM Friday May 10th, and here are the details: *22WA SeaFox (Yamaha 150) – 1 Blackfin Tuna, 6 Mahi boated* · Terry’s boat, fishing with Chris Chambers of Fayetteville and his dad Steve of Spokane, WA · First line in (9:00) Blackfin (11.8lb) on Purple Cedar Plug (130lb mono) 4miles short of Blackjack · Six Mahi on a mix of cedar plugs (purple, mahi) and Pink/White Jet-head CLJ25 (select Ballyhoo) · Largest female Mahi (16.8 lb) on planer-downrigger on pink/white jet-head CLJ25 35 ft. down · Majority of Mahi caught on long-lines, but created problems getting “doubles” boated · Unsuccessful casting about Noon into schooling Mahi surrounding the boat, but they “nibbled” · Fished mostly *on* Blackjack mark, and then 3 miles along the ledge in 200-240 ft. of water · Water temps ranged from 76.4-78.00 degrees, about 3 hours out and in, 70 gallons of fuel · No attempt to catch Wahoo, too busy with Mahi and Tuna and using lighter remaining tackle · Wind picked up at 1:00, we left at 2:10PM, got back to OIFC dock at 5:20, 18-25 knots · Problems: early and late rough water, reel failures, break-offs, tangled lines, no auto-pilot *22.5CC Sea Hunt (Yamaha 150) – 2 Wahoo, 1 Mahi, 1 Tuna boated* · Mike Lee’s boat, fishing with his friend Justin Privette, both from Mint Hill, NC · Tuna caught on Green Machine · Mahi on Black/Purple Tuna Feather · Wahoo on Ballyhoo using a planer and one on orange/black marauder · Burned 53 gallons, running about 25-38 knots · Problems: Wahoo broke the planer (welds on brace), several lost fish Twice now I’ve been to the Gulfstream (64 miles) in my own boat, using my own rigs, and it has been very memorable and intense. This time, I drove out and back, did all set-ups, some reeling, and gaffing all day. “Yes,” Corey, “I got blood all over me *and* my boat.” I did a lot of planning on this one, but *my “hats off” to Team OIFC *for all the help and encouragement, and a special thanks to Captain Brant, mentor *par excellance *! OIFC Staffer, Dr. T, reporting [image: Inline image 10][image: Inline image 9][image: Inline image 11][image: Inline image 13][image: Inline image 14][image: Inline image 15] [image: Inline image 16]
- "Dr. Terry H. Johnson"
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"" | Real-Time Update | 05/14/13
 

Capt Steele has been on the water all day. He should b in soon. Come on down to check out the catch. It's a beautiful afternoon
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Corey 05/14/2013

He will have a boat load I bet !!!





"" | Real-Time Update | 05/14/13
 

Hot Off The Press!!! Come and get yours $16.95 s-xl. $18.95 xxl
- Capt. Amy McMullan
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Libby Carroll 05/17/2013

I need a large NCSU - will see you the week of 5/26!





"Flatfish King" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/14/13
 

Captain Tommy Helms of flounder catching fame submitted this report on the 13th....
First of 300 , I hope ! Bill and myself went to C G today and caught a few small ones , not too much going on . (By Tommy's definition).
 
Thanks Tommy and I am sure this is the 1st of many reports from you.
 
Send your reports & pictures to me at sunset69@atmc.net

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"Getaway Why Waste Fuel" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/14/13
 

Captain Michelle Drake and 1st Mate Billy Berg decided to kill 2 fish (birds) with one stone today.  They took the Dolphin Tour Boat the "Getaway" out for a shake down run and decided to pull for spanish mackerel at the same time...Why waste fuel?   They caught some spanish and an Atlantic Bonita while pulling Clarke Spoons in 20 ft of water.

Captain Drake said she did not see any bait while making their run off Cherry Grove Beach.   Getaway Adventures is a proud supporter of Team OIFC.

Thanks for the pictures guys.


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Nelson Applegate 05/15/2013

They look like little tunny to me or albacore which is the same

capt dave williams 05/15/2013

looks like a fat albert to me

John 05/14/2013

It looks like our size/creel limits may stay the same but season open all year???????? The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council approved measures to increase the Annual Catch Limit (ACL) for black sea bass in the South Atlantic region during a special one-day meeting held yesterday. In a compromise vote, the Council approved an increase from the current limit of 847,000 pounds (all measures in whole weight) to 1,814,000 pounds. The increase would be effective for 2013, 2014, and 2015. For 2016 and beyond, the ACL would be 1,756,450 pounds until changed. The meeting, held via webinar, was called by the Council to help expedite the proposed increase for the 2013 fishing year. A recent stock assessment shows that the black sea bass stock in the South Atlantic is no longer undergoing overfishing, is not overfished, and the stock is rebuilt. The assessment, as reviewed by the Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee, allows for an increase the ACL. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, the changes would be implemented through Regulatory Amendment 19 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. The amendment initially included three alternatives, a "no action" alternative leaving the current ACL in place and a second alternative to increase the ACL to 2,133,000 pounds in 2013, a value equal to the Acceptable Biological Catch as recommended by the Scientific and Statistical Committee, with a decrease in catch limits in subsequent years. The third, more conservative alternative would have allowed for an increase to 1,756,450 pounds per year for 2013-2015. After reviewing public comment and discussing the three alternatives, a fourth alternative to increase the ACL to 1,814,000 pounds was introduced and approved by the Council. The alternative represents a compromise between the two initial values considered by the Council in alternatives 2 and 3. During the meeting, Council members acknowledged the need to provide fishermen an opportunity to maximize harvest of the recovered stock given hardships experienced by both commercial and recreational fishermen. Harvest levels for black sea bass have been reduced since 2006 to end overfishing and rebuild the stock. The current ACL has severely restricted fishing seasons as the stock recovered. Fishermen have consistently expressed frustration in limited seasons while seeing increases in the number and size of black sea bass. However, Council members also expressed concerns that allowing the maximum harvest of over 2 million pounds could allow overfishing to occur in the future, given that the value is above the Maximum Sustainable Yield for black sea bass. The compromise alternative was approved by the Council by a 10 to 3 vote, with Council members agreeing that an update to the black sea bass stock assessment will be needed by 2016. The Council's intent is to have the increase in place in 2013 in order to help extend this year's fishing season, which begins June 1st for both commercial and recreational fishermen. The ACL is currently divided between the two sectors, with 57% allocated to recreational fishermen and 43% to the commercial sector. The Council also approved an action in the amendment to implement a seasonal closure (November 1 through April 30) for the commercial black sea bass pot fishery. The seasonal closure would address potential gear interactions with large whale migration and right whales during calving season. Measures approved by the Council in Regulatory Amendment 19 must be reviewed by NOAA Fisheries before final approval and implementation. In addition to black sea bass management, the Council addressed proposed measures affecting Gulf of Mexico for-hire Federal permit holders due to joint management plan requirements. Additional details about the meeting, including a copy of Regulatory Amendment 19 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan, are available from the Council's website at www.safmc.net. The Council will receive an update on the status of the amendment and the Secretarial review process during its next scheduled meeting June 10-14, 2013 in Stuart, Florida.





"Dr. Lendall Suh Report" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/13/13
 

 I wanted to share some fishing phots. I will be unable to fish the Far Out Shoot Out because I am back in Cincinnati and preparing for a medical mission to the country of Jordan. Nevertheless I wanted to share some info to help the tournament participants.

We fished the area of 100/400 and Blackjack on Thursday and caught 8 Dolphin and 2 Wahoos both under 35 pounds. We had better weather on Friday at the Winyah Scarp area (we were able to run home in 1 hour and 25 minutes at 50+mph comfortably). We caught 8 Dolphin and 2 quality Wahoos which measured 56 inches and 59 inches and produced citations for my out of town guests.
The size of the dolphin and wahoo were better in the southern areas. If I were fishing the Far Out Shootout, I would fish the Winyah Scarp area.

Attached are some photos.

Thank you for your report and good luck on your mission Dr. Suh.

As always, if you have a repor with picturest you would like to shar email them to me at sunset69@atmc.net.


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Stick Slinger 05/14/2013

Nice report and nice looking ride Kendell!

wmr 05/13/2013

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wmr 05/13/2013

kings on the beach

wb 05/13/2013

thanks for report


wb 05/13/2013

thanks for report




"Off Shore of the Tower" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/13/13
 

Pictured is Rob Ferris of Charlotte and a big wahoo he caught "off shore of the Tower".  Thanks for the picture Rob.


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"Far Out Shoot Out" | OIFC | 05/12/13
 

So far we have 6 boats entered to participate.  They are:

BOAT NAME CAPTAIN TWT HRTWT DOLPHIN WAHOO TUNA Endurance Terry Hart x x       Shock Wave Milton Via x x       Sea P.A./OIFC Ken Ritch x x       7th Heaven Larry Spainhour x         Choice of Two/OIFC Corey Bellamy           Black Dog Bob Newell x x      

ENTRY REMAINS OPEN THRU THIS FRIDAY THE 17TH.  Many are watching the weather to see if it will break before they enter.  At this point, it likes Tues or Weds are good days, but it is hard to put much stock in forecasts.  The good news is boats that have fished the Stream over the past week have done very good, so it is not the fish that are holding back. 

Join the 2013 Far Out Shoot Out.  It has always been about the bragging rights, and now we have come back full cirlce- IT IS ALL ABOUT THE BRAGGING RIGHTS.  You can register at the OIFC or ENTER ON-LINE.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Capt. Brant 05/12/2013

8am lines in / 4pm lines out. You have to be at the OIFC dock by no later than 8pm. All details at www.OIFC.com/FOSO Come on join us Wydell. You send in all those pictures with big fish, now put them on the board when the money is on the table. Oh yeah -- you have to catch them all in the same day. You can't lump 3 days worth of fishing into one photograph! Where are all our Little River fishermen at? It's time to get back into the game.

wb 05/12/2013

what time are lines in water in the morning and take out in afternoon and weight in time thanks





"Terry's Report" | OIFC | 05/12/13
 

As Captain Jacob Frick is famous for saying, "We Waxed ‘Em."   Two small-boat class left from OIFC dock at 6:00AM Friday May 10th, and here are the details:

22WA SeaFox (Yamaha 150) – 1 Blackfin Tuna, 6 Mahi boated

·         Terry’s boat, fishing with Chris Chambers of Fayetteville and his dad Steve of Spokane, WA

·         First line in (9:00) Blackfin (11.8lb) on Purple Cedar Plug (130lb mono) 4miles short of Blackjack

·         Six Mahi on a mix of cedar plugs (purple, mahi) and Pink/White Jet-head CLJ25 (select Ballyhoo)

·         Largest female Mahi (16.8 lb) on planer-downrigger on pink/white jet-head CLJ25 35 ft. down

·         Majority of Mahi caught on long-lines, but created problems getting “doubles” boated

·         Unsuccessful casting about Noon into schooling Mahi surrounding the boat, but they “nibbled”

·         Fished mostly on Blackjack mark, and then 3 miles along the ledge in 200-240 ft. of water

·         Water temps ranged from 76.4-78.00 degrees, about 3 hours out and in, 70 gallons of fuel

·         No attempt to catch Wahoo, too busy with Mahi and Tuna and using lighter remaining tackle

·         Wind picked up at 1:00, we left at 2:10PM, got back to OIFC dock at 5:20, 18-25 knots

·         Problems:  early and late rough water,  reel failures, break-offs, tangled lines, no auto-pilot

22.5CC Sea Hunt (Yamaha 150) – 2 Wahoo, 1 Mahi, 1 Tuna boated

·         Mike Lee’s boat, fishing with his friend Justin Privette, both from Mint Hill, NC

·         Tuna caught on Green Machine

·         Mahi on Black/Purple Tuna Feather

·         Wahoo on Ballyhoo using a planer and one on orange/black marauder

·         Burned 53 gallons, running about 25-38 knots

·         Problems:  Wahoo broke the planer (welds on brace), several lost fish

Twice now I’ve been to the Gulfstream (64 miles) in my own boat, using my own rigs, and it has been very memorable and intense.  This time, I drove out and back, did all set-ups, some reeling, and gaffing all day.  “Yes,” Corey, “I got blood all over me and my boat.”  I did a lot of planning on this one, but my “hats off” to Team OIFC for all the help and encouragement, and a special thanks to Captain Brant, mentor par excellance!                            

         OIFC Staffer, Dr. T, reporting


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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corey 05/13/2013

way to go man nice work !!!

Terry 05/13/2013

Thanks, Ken, that would be nice! I feel like I could catch 'em up right now!

Larry 05/13/2013

Great Day Terry. Congrats!

Ken 05/13/2013

Congratulations Terry - time to put your hat in the FOSO - you have an awful hot hand right now!


Ken 05/13/2013

Congratulations Terry - time to put your hat in the FOSO - you have an awful hot hand right now!




"Baffin BayTexas" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/12/13
 

Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphes gave our fish a break while away fishing in Texas.  These are his pictures and his short description:

Awesome Trip! We caught 100's of trout and had 18 Trout over 25 inches!Baffin Bay, Texas - 2013 (13 photos)


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"Gulf Stream Action" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/12/13
 

Butch invited me to fish with him in the gulf stream this past Friday. It has been awhile since I have been in action out there. We headed for the 100/400 area and had our spread set just short of the mark. We ran a spread of 9 lines including teasers. We had a mix of daisy chains, cedar plugs, tuna feathers, sea witches, and ballyhoo rigged on a planer rod. The tuna feather on the long line produced our first mahi. The planer rod produced both wahoo and a nice mahi. We continued to work the area tightening up our spread with each pass fine tuning our game plan. We stayed busy with several short strikes, knock downs, and the planer rod tripping. We watch mahi check out the teasers and bump the daisy chains. As always it was very exciting to be out there in that situation. We made one last pass over the hot spot and all seven lines got knocked down in a hurry. Only two lines stayed tight though, the inside rigger blue and white and the planner rod. I so wanted to stay, but we had a long ride ahead of us. We feel that we ended the day respectable. Two wahoo and 4 mahi with one being a beautiful 20# bull. Plenty of great eating! Thanks Butch for getting me back out there! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Tripp Blazer 05/15/2013

Jacob buddy youre becoming an internet sensation.. :) http://www.thehulltruth.com/carolinas/507672-scrounged-couple-friday.html





"Backwater Report" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/12/13
 

I fished all day with Frank and Mack from the windy city of Chicago on Saturday. The action in the backwater has been sluggish. We headed back towards Tubbs lnlet to drift for flounder. We found a few short fish, but nothing too impressive. We started working the grass line edges with mirrolures looking for trout. We got a really good bite, but the trout some how escaped from three treble hooks. We worked the bridge area and found two rather large stingrays. We moved into the cement canals and never got a significant bite. We decided to try our luck up the Shallotte River, it couldn't get any worse, right? We found a sheepshead and a black drum very quickly, but that was it. I have talked to several folks over the last few days and the bite has really been tough inside. It appears that most of the action is happening around the low tide period in the afternoon. The water temperature is getting right for the action to bust loose anyday now. We are going to stick with it and we will report the action when it happens. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Empty Pockets" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/11/13
 

Below are pictures of Wendell Barnett and 36 Mahi he caught May the 9th and 19 mahi he caught May 10th.  Wendell fishes aboard his Sea Hunt the "Empty Pockets".

Thanks for letting us share your pictures Wendell.

If you have a report & pictures you would like to see on the fishing report email them to me at sunset69@atmc.net.


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"Downrigger 101" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/10/13
 

Click on this link to our Facebook and watch the  2nd installment of Captain Chris Dew's "Tip of The Week".  In this video Captain  Chris is explaining what we need to have to put together a top notch downrigger.  Assisting Capt. Chris is 1st Mate Katelyn Kincer.


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"Everything U Need..." | Tiberias - 22' | 05/09/13
 

Fill the boat up with an inshore slam...Speckled trout, red drum, flounder, and black drum have all been caught the past couple of weeks. Things are only going to get better from here. Gulp baits on a light jighead is surely to get the bite!

Keep the family and kids from getting crabby...blue crabs are great eating and they are getting thicker in our waterway each day.   A throw line and a chicken neck is all you need to fill up a cooler of great eating.

Kings and Spanish are moving into our nearshore waters. We have custom made live bait and dead bait rigs already tied for you that will help catch your limit of kings. Pre-rigged spanish leaders, paired with a #1 planer will stack the deck full of spanish.

Ya'll come on by the store this weekend. I have got all this great stuff on an easy to find end cap. Any questions? Holler at the staff and they will gladly help you out! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Flounder Due south" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/09/13
 

Captain Jason Burton of Murrells Inlet reports a strong flounder bite in Murrells Inlet.  That can only mean the flat fish will be firing off here shortly.  We are keeping an ear out for the Cherry Grove bite which means ours is only a few days away.

 

Thanks for the report Jason and good luck down south.  Remember you can email your reports with pictures to sunset69@atmc.net and I'll do my best to post them.


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John 05/10/2013

Mullet and BSB-- and one 20" flounder near Shallote Point today,,, so they are on the way here.





"The Jack O Latern" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/08/13
 

Dr. Terry lights up as his new Jack O Latern lure is looking good! Dr. Terry hopes to push his little 23' Sea Fox to the edge of the stream Friday. I hope the weather holds and folks can get out on the water.

Some body let the dogs out? Capt. William Parker found a nice citation flounder this afternoon just before low tide. The water temperatures are still below normal for this time of year. The weather and temperatures appear to be more stable in this week's forecast.

Another good friend of mine reported getting a few nice black drum and two keeper flounder this afternoon as well.

The Little River Jetties were hot this morning, but the shallow creeks are where most of the action is still happening.

I am looking forward to an increase in the action. As always stay tuned as we will most definitly keep you posted. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Corey 05/10/2013

I know that one right there will catch you a wahoo !!!

Jay 05/09/2013

Nice Dr Terry! That sucker will catch 'em and it can double as a chandelier in my house! Good luck tomorrow.





"Parrot Party" | OIFC | 05/07/13
 

This Thursday evening at the Carolina Wing Co. in Shallotte there is a "Parrot Party". All you Jimmy Buffett followers out there come out to the Wing Co. and enjoy the Buffett tribute band led by Randy Knight. We'll have Buffett inspired food and drink specials. We'll be there hopefully swapping fishing stories from tomorrow's adventure. The festivities begin at 7pm. See you there.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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John 05/07/2013

Sounds like fun!





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