OIFC Charter Captain Jeff Williamson on the job
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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OIFC Charter Captain Jeff Williamson on the job
Pleased to report there will be a Day Three for me for the first time ever on the HT Elite Series. I will save the play by play report for my trip home but the short story is I made the cut and will be competing again tomorrow. I moved from 12th to 8th place today with an almost identical day one and day two weight. There were some hiccups and hurdles like usual today but I made it back almost in one piece by a whisker and put 3 decent fish on the scales. The win is out of reach but I'm going to give it a full effort and see where things fall. My fish are getting tougher to catch each day so I'm hopeful I can squeeze a few more tomorrow. It'll be another 130 mile run one way. Thank goodness it's over after tomorrow. My body feels like I've been in the Octagon with Rhonda Rousy. Detailed blood, guts and glory report will be coming tomorrow or Sunday. As always there is an adventure story to tell.
Judging from the pictures I'm seeing and the stuf I'm reasing the wahoo bite is on. I sold a customer a case of ballyhoo yesterday. When we checked them out I noticed they were some of the best looking ballyhoo we've had in a while. I'd suggest fishing to the south.
~~Sydney Sauls coming tight on a late afternoon high tide grass bite. Great times with father and daughter!
Judging by the inactivity on the fishing report page either everybody is too hot and fishing is terrible or we're all catching so hard there's no time for a report! I'm out of touch this week with fishing scene at OIFC but I can report in on my latest excursion on the redfish trail.
Today was the first day of The Elite Redfish Series Galveston, TX event. I'm a LONG WAY FROM HOME! This is my first time in Texas hunting redfish, or any fish for that matter. But just like everywhere else I go, when it comes tournament time I pack as much fuel on board as possible and get as far away from the check out as possible. Never fails. After scouting all week in the marsh around Orange, Texas off Lake Sabine I was left with no choice but to go back for tournament day. I wasn't on much but it was the only option I had that I felt like I could put 3 fish together. I'm allowed to weigh one redfish up to 28" and two up to 27". What I thought was going to be a piece of cake 100 mile run turned into about 130 miles with all the twists and turns. I figured out that I ran for 6+ hours today and fished for just over 2. Makes perfect sense right? Wonder how many redfish I passed over today.
Anyway, in my brief time fishing I was able to find the fish again and worked through several overs to finally get my 3- 24.5", 26" and 27.5". Really needed to upgrade that one. The fish are very skinny right now which is odd. I weighed 19.62lbs and am currently in 12th place. The mission for this event was to have a respectable showing so that I would qualify for the Championship tournament held in March. I was 7th in points coming into the event and need to stay in the top 10 to qualify. So as much as I'm not looking forward to retracing my footsteps from today, I'm left with little other choices. This is the last event of the year for me so it's time suck it up and go for the gusto. Day two weigh in will be around 4:15pm eastern at www.theredfishseries.com.
Flounder fishing and came tight on this Cobison! Not bad for by catch! Dinner tonight.
Nice gaff head shot there Clay Morphis! The boat is yours to clean!
I passed Dave an hus famaily today in Tubs.
And you have just got to watch out for Team Beeracuda. (2nd pic)
Team Choice of Two/OIFC weighed in this 55.4 lb wahoo at the OIFC. They caught it during the S.H.A.R.E. Tournament
The 1st picture is of one of the best in shore fishermen in our area Clay Morphsis. Also one day I will remember the proper spelling of my good friend's last name..lol
Pictures 2 & 3 are of Donna Gurganus.
Picture 4 is Mrs. Christy Hanson of the Calabash Creamery.
Picture 5 is Judy Helms and 5.2 ln flounder she caught aboard her new skiff the TNT.
Team Do Work/OIFC Jr. Angler Camdyn seems to be putting on a clinic as the loads and throws the cast net on some pogies in the Eastern Channel today. Camdyn was fishing with her dad Jeff and friends Jay and Jacob Utley. They caught some small trout but said they saw some huge red drum. The lunar tide allowed the team to navigate way back up the channel, but Capt. Jeff Beck said when the tide started falling the back waters disappeared.
Judging from the pictures the Choice of Two/OIFC SKA Team would make a formidable in shore flounder team. Way to go Ella and South Bellamy!!
Congratulations to The Ocean Isle Fishing Center's own Katelyn Prince for catching her 1st king Friday!!!!!! he king weighed 28 lbs and was caught at the Jungle on a pogey netted near the Ocean Isle Pier.
WAY TO GO!!! Thanks to her proud dad, Patrick for the story!
Look what Becky found on the end of her line!!!!
Beautiful spot tails caught by Bonecrusher and Clay today. Then to end the day beach style. NICE
~~Ricky this is a friend of mine duck grisby he bought my old sea fox level5 a nice King yesterday said it weighed close to 40
I got this report from an old friend, Robbie Dial. Made me think that he and I go way back with Capt. Brant and the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Mack ia 10 yrs old and I recall fishing with Robbie on the "Carolina Contender" way before then. Good folks come to the OIFC!
Below is a a quick picture I was able to get of our morning charter at the OIFC with a nice catch of cobia and king
The committee to re-elect Sherriff Ingram is hosting a Flounder Tournament on August 22nd. Click on the PDF below to view the brochure. The OIFC has donated a 45 YETI for raffle, so I know that's up for grabs !!
Proud to say I have been asked to be the weighmaster. More info to follow
The flounder bite has been pretty good this past week. There has been a steady flow of nice size finger mullet coming right down the middle of the waterway on the rising tide. I like to use a 6 foot 3/8th inch cast net to fill my live wells with these lively little minnows. Drifting these live baits on Carolina rigs near the inlets should get you a few bites from flounder. I personally like to anchor near creek mouths using a Carolina rig to slowly drag one of these live baits across a flounder's path. When the flounder are really on their game it is a great feeling to feel that thump from one. Don't set the hook immediately! Give the flounder some time to swallow the bait. I like to wait about 15 to 30 seconds before slightly tightening up the line to make the flounder move a bit. Once feeling the flounder slide across the bottom and give you a slight tug that is when you dot his eyes. I takes a bit of feel, but I love the challenge. Give us a call and lets go fishing! See ya on the water!