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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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"Pro Staffer's Report" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/04/13
 

Last year at the First Annual Cy's World Tournament my boat was raffled off and bought by Liz and Bob Newell.

Today I took them on their trip and we managed to catch 4 - 5 trout at the jetties before running offshore flounder fishing.

Within 1 1/2 hours we had 7 keeper flounder  - top three fish were 5.4, 4.7. and 4.6 pounds.

-By Capt. Brandon Sauls

 

The 5.4 was caught by Liz Newell

4.7 by Bob Newell

4.6 by me


- Capt. Jeff Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 08/03/13
 

Had a good bite in 65 feet today, headed home. Will post report later.
- Jeff Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 08/03/13
 

Chris Campbell with a king he caught while fishing 65 ft of 82 degree water on pogey with. Green skirt
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"LIVE update - BLUE MARLIN at AR 445" | Real-Time Update | 08/03/13
 

Just got this video text from Pat Prince who landed a feisty Blue Marlin on a dead Cigar Minnow 16 miles offshore! Check out the video from just minutes ago! Dr. T reporting for OIFC ...
- "Dr. Terry H. Johnson"
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Capt. Brant 08/08/2013

where's the video ?????





"At Last!!!!!!" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/03/13
 

At last, great weather and beautiful seas with some fish added in.  This is the 1st time the OIFC/Do Work has made it out without getting our"rear ends" handed to us by horrible seas.

Today we fished with the OIFC's 1st Mate and Dock Master Ben Morris.  Ben is a new addition to Team OIFC/Do Work.  Fishing along side us was Chris Campbell.  We started at the 90's but there wasn't a good bite for us.   We saw some boats hooked up,  problem was it wasn't our boat.  So, we changed locations to Christina's Ledge where Chris and the Do Work started slinging some fish.  The hot rigs today were green skirts and a double pogey rig.  Chris was having great luck on his down rigger set right at the thermoclin.


- Capt. Jeff Beck
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"Just When You Thought It Was Safe" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/01/13
 

Our Tuesday family fishing adventure was not in vain. 
 

It was truly a beautiful day at the beach.  Adam, our ten year old, had caught fresh mullet out in the canal that was the perfect teaser for a this five foot wonder! 


Right as the storm was brewing on the mainland and threatening to shorten our evening fun at the beach, our Beefstick Daiwa with its Penn Pursuit 6000 reel laid down triggering our adrenaline to shoot up!  The battle was on!  We only had about half a spool of line so Greg, our friend from our hometown, ran out with the rod into waste deep water running with the beast to make sure that all the line was not ripped from the spool.  A crowd was gathering and our anticipation was mounting as we hypothesized what would be on the other end of this line.  Shannon battled for awhile and finally we corralled the Black Tip Shark ashore.  The crowd gathered with smartphones and cameras in hand snapping shots as Shannon ran for his equipment to unleash the beast and set him free once again.
 
Although, toward the end, we did get drizzled on a little, it was well worth our trip!
 
--
Shannon Conrod

WOW..Surfing at the shallotte Inlet anyone?  Thanks for the report..I'll be sure to share it on Facebook


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Wahoo!!" | Real-Time Update | 08/01/13
 

Had a great trip yesterday morning aboard the Carolina Cat. We started our morning catching two live wells full of pogies east of the inlet. We then pushed out to an area that had been producing kings for us pretty consistent the last few days. As soon as we pulled up we noticed that we were not there alone and a couple of the boats already there were hooked up. We set our normal live bait spread and soon got a strike only to lose it after a short run. Our next bite came from the downrigger and ran hard straight offshore. Ms. Mary Kwiatkowski began to battle the fish for a while until her arms were about to fall off from reeling in the amount of line that had been taken off the reel. As the fish continued to head offshore we angled the boat toward him and played a game of give and take. He would give us a little line and make us feel like we were winning and then he would show us that we in fact were not winning at all and take another run. When Mary tagged out to Andrew Horbaly we had fresh arms on the reel and the tide started to turn in our favor a little. The fish settles in to a slow cruising speed about twenty feet below the boat and continued to head offshore. After about a half hour he settled in below the boat and began to plane toward the surface. At first glance we all thought It was one of the bigger kings we have been catching but when he got ten feet from the surface I noticed this king had stripes!! It was in fact a wahoo. He then came to the surface and laid up for an easy gaff shot. He was put on ice and high fives began. Definitely a welcomed surprise to come out of 65 feet of water.
- Stan Gurganus
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"Recent World Cat Action" | Real-Time Update | 08/01/13
 

Here is some of the recent action from the World Cat. Kings have been biting in the 65-70 foot range.
- Chris Dew
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"One more" | Real-Time Update | 08/01/13
 

Mary and Andrew with their 38 pound wahoo they caught aboard the Carolina Cat.
- Stan Gurganus
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"" | Real-Time Update | 07/31/13
 

New ice blue yeti coolers up at the fishing center. In 20 quart and 45 quart. -Capt. Austin Aycock
- 9102327604@mms.att.net
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"Bite at the shark hole" | Real-Time Update | 07/31/13
 

Jody Staley caught this fish at the shark hole today on a dead cigar minnow. Nice fish!
- Derek Treffinger
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Toes-Up 08/03/2013

I sure am glad that Jody is learning from Taterbug how to put a NICE king in the boat!! These are great folks and Toes-Up Fishing Team is glad to have them as friends!!!!!!!

Capt. Rickey 07/31/2013

I love to see the children being exposed to fishing





"Live Shrimp" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/31/13
 

The OIFC is suspending the sale of live shrimp until @ October.  The water in the tank is too hot to keep them alive.  We are sorry as we know how much the customers liked them..We'll let you know when the program cranks back up.

Please help spread the word.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Kings & Cobia" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/31/13
 

Pictured are Ronnie Joyce and son Harrison with a nice catch of Kings and Cobia theycaught on Wednesday


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Rube McMullan 08/01/2013

The Mt. Airy Joyce team is one to keep an eye on. Cousin Ronnie just graduated from a weekend excursion with Team OIFC to Lousiana and learned first hand from Capts Brant & Barrett & Rube everything not to do to win a tourney. Apparently he also learned what to do to have a great catch. Congrats Team Joyce!





"Poet & Didn't Know It" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/31/13
 

Uno, Dos, Tres…Lockwood is the place!!

We trolled for Spanish outside of the Lockwood sea bouy in 30’ of water today. Branson, Brian and Sandi Buchanan landed 14 keepers between 15 and 17 inch!

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Sail Fish Catch & Release" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/31/13
 

Misty Tucker fished aboard the Fineboy II with Capt. George Lepper on Saturday (7/27) at the 70 ft hole, hooked a 45#-55# range sailfish, it was magical to watch this fish dance 4-5 times across the water on its tail trying to shake the hook. After a 40 minute fight and retrieving 250-300 yards of line we successfully released this beautiful fish back into the ocean...this was the first sailfish catch and release for Team Fineboy II.

Thank you for the picture and the fine report.

If you have a report & picture send them to me at sunset69@atmc.net..Thx


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Quick Report" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/30/13
 

Benny Hipp set us this report from today:

  • Nice king caught today at the 70ft hole by Steven Wyatt from Charlotte; On board the MoJo.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Spade Fish" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/30/13
 

This is a picture of Brian Richard of Shallotte with a couple of healthy spade fish caught outside the Little River jetties w/ Robert Hughes & Todd Helf, aboard Todd's new 22' Panga "C Scout.

Anyone who knows about catching spade fish feel free to comment and share your methods.  I have tried and never caught one.  I do know that jelly balls will stain the mess out of your boat!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Rube McMullan 07/31/2013

Per Ask a Captain here's the how: net a couple jelly balls outside the inlet. Put them in a 5 gallon bucket. Go to artificial reef/wreck. Take a coat hanger and run it thru jelly ball[while ball is in the bucket]. Take out of bucket[use bucket to transfer outside of your boat] and attach to your downrigger. drop to bottom. When you see your downrigger bouncing, slowly raise it to surface. spades will follow it to surface. Take a small hook, small piece of jelly ball, 12lb floro, and place bait around floating jelly ball so your bait drifts toward ball. Hang on! Keep a couple to eat; release the rest as you can wipe out the covey if you don't restrain yourself. Great fight; great fun.





"Collin Noble's 1st King" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/30/13
 

Collin Noble of Ocean Isle Beach was born into a family of fishing.  He is destined to join the local group of youth to be, as THE Captain Brant would say, "a force to be reckoned with".

Collin fished aboard his dad's, Nesbitt Noble's Privateer, the Wide Spread with friends Trask Cunningham and Corey Bailey.  Among the sail fish and other species the crew caught and was reported on earlier, Collin caught his 1st king which weighed 28 lbs.

Congratulations Collin and I am sure we'll be seeing you fishing tournaments as the junior angler with your mom Beck and your dad.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"SAILFISH at the 90's. AGAIN ..." | Real-Time Update | 07/29/13
 

Captain William Parker and I headed out in my boat yesterday A.M. We caught Pogeys in 15 ft. water just off OIB East End. We kept some extra Pogeys for fresh chum, and headed off to the 90's in rough seas. We were targeting large Spanish using slow-trolling King lures, and sure enough, they were everywhere, but slow biting. We managed to boat some good-sized Spanish (5.1 lbs, 4 lbs, etc.). The first large one burned down the Speedmaster just like a King and fought all the way to the boat; it even looked like a King until we got it up. It will eat well, no doubt! A little later I was checking the lines, and with long-line (naked Pogey) in hand, a Sailfish hit hard and ran wild, putting on a spectacular made-for-TV show, skying back and forth across and behind the spread, and then a mad dash at the boat (me reeling fast!), and then back down under and out again! Amazingly, he stayed on, and then we maneuvered toward the mid-size Sailfish, getting camera ready, and even with lines tight and light-drag for ten minutes, I felt the fish jerk down below and "spit the hooks" (trebles 4x-6x, 20 lb. mono, 30 lb. fluoro, 40 lb. 7-strand). I wish the hooks were a little bigger; it was disappointing for us, especially not to get him up for a photo shoot, but - the good news - the action is out there, and not too far! Dr. T reporting for OIFC
- "Dr. Terry H. Johnson"
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Capt. Rickey 07/29/2013

Dr. T you've become quite the angler!!! I hate you didn't get the picture but I could just see that sail in my minds eye...Fantastic!!!





"Lady's trip" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 07/29/13
 

Amy McMullan, Katelyn Kincer and Debra Lathem made up the all ladies team today. My sole Job was drive the boat while Chris Campbell did the filming. I knew it was going to be a special trip when our first bite came only Minutes into fishing; a seagull hooked in the foot off the long line. The ladies did a good job and the kings cooperated. Good job ladies! Capt. Brant McMullan OIFC


- Anita Moore
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