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"Rigging Live Shrimp" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/28/14
 

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How to Rig Live Shrimp as recommended by the pros at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.
The lowly shrimp may be the most commonly used bait south of the Mason-Dixon line. Aside from being fairly cheap and easy to keep alive, these prolific crustaceans rank high on the menu of many popular inshore species, including grouper, bonefish, tarpon, snook, seatrout, redfish and jacks. Here are several ways to rig a live shrimp for fishing in different situations.


1. If you intend to drift your shrimp in the current or suspend it below a float rig or popping cork, you'll want to take advantage of its natural kicking action, which often pushes the strike button of many game fish. The best way to do this is to hook the shrimp through its carapace. However, it is important to avoid the shrimp's stomach and pancreas, which appear as two translucent dark spots. In version one, the hook is threaded crosswise through the carapace, just under the tip of the shell.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Trout in the Rain" | Tiberias - 22' | 11/27/14
 

We have said it time and again. The fish are already wet, so what do they care about the rain. No doubt lots of rain creates freshwater runoff, so it may move the fish from one area to another. Some fellows from Texas joined me Tuesday afternoon despite the threat of wet weather. We found a black drum and a trout pretty quick but the bite was sluggish. We made several moves and changes in technique to finally locate a good school of trout. Black drum and redfish were also in the mix. We caught about half our fish on soft plastics and the other half on live shrimp. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Backwater School" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 11/26/14
 

Our final backwater school was held this past Saturday. We discussed lures and techniques to catch speckled trout. We lost one student to a kidney stone attack early in the day. Finally found a couple of trout, but the water was super busy and getting in a good spot was tough. We made a big move and found vacant water. The trout were their as we quickly found five trout before losing our second angler. Loosing his balance and in the water. We fished him out of the 52 degree water and headed for the warmth of his home. After a warm shower and dry clothes we headed back to the trout hole. We quickly limited out on trout. We changed gears to redfish and found a few of those. Several flounder also joined the action and one was just big enough to add to the fish box. Fishing is often all about overcoming adversity. It was a great learning experience for us all and we stared the obstacles down finding success anyway. Thanks for fishing with me guys! See ya on the water!  


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"Trout Action" | Tiberias - 22' | 11/25/14
 

The trout bite has been good and steady. Brock and Philip joined me Friday for a half day. We had a whole lot of fun getting to know each other and we did catch a few fish. We hit several areas catching a hand full of trout in each spot before moving to our next. We switched gears to redfish after the fish box was full with a solid limit of trout. The redfish did not disappoint as we quickly caught a few. We also found a nice flounder to add to the box completing our Inshore Carolina Slam. Great day on the water with great guys. See ya on the water!


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"Big Trout" | Tiberias - 22' | 11/25/14
 

Daniel Fields sent me this picture of his buddy Taylor Stone. This was Taylor's first trout trip. Fishing with live shrimp Taylor landed his first trout around 2 pounds right out of the gate. The second trout that Taylor has caught in his life hit the scales at 7.95 pounds! Congratulations to Taylor Stone on an exceptional catch! See ya on the water!


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"Local Art At The OIFC" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/25/14
 

~~Guys y'all have seen the beautiful pictures I have posted by Brad PinFish Caudle. I am happy to announce we now sell them at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. These pictures are all of local scenes by a local photographer and would make a perfect Christmas gift. You may come to the OIFC or order online! — at Ocean Isle Fishing Center


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"Reel McCoy's Wahoo" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/25/14
 

~~Here is left to right Dr Bryan Freeman, Tim Gallimore & Daniel Simmons with a monster wahoo they caught near the Steeples on ballyhoo. The guys limited on the number of wahoo they caught and had several citation fish. They were fishing aboard Daniel's Contender the "Reel McCoy".  Click on the link to see a great video they  made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlpeVjJNn2c&feature=youtu.be

 


 


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"Warm Weather To Blame" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/24/14
 

~The following report is from Shane Britt:

~Still catching trout. It was a little bit slower then last week for me. I caught fish but not the numbers that I've been. I blame it on the warm temperatures not the rain usually nasty weather makes for good trout fishing. I threw everything you could think of bucktails, jigs, hard baits everything short of live bait it took thinking out the box and tying on a Alabama rig to start putting a nice stringer of fish together. Had 1 nice fat fish that could of been a citation but not real sure because I did not weigh it. Sometimes it takes experimenting with different stuff to get any results.

Yesterday the trout were hitting on live shrimp.  Capt. Brant replenished ours yesterday.  They are still $5 a dozen!!!!  The OIFC also carries the Alabama Rig which is a productive way to fish.

Also the OIFC and Shane are working together to make the OIFC a dealer for Britts Bucktails..Stay tuned!!!!


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"Special Hours" | OIFC | 11/24/14
 

We will be OPEN from 7AM-9PM on November 28th and 29th!!

Be sure to stop by and see us to get some of the BEST deals around on GoPro's, Yeti's and all of our Custom OIFC Products!!!


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"He So Crazy!!!" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 11/24/14
 

Jeff and I weaseled on trout fishing yesterday because of the weather.  However a little rain and cold doesn't deter Bonecrusher Sauls.  Armed with live shrimp Brandon slayed the the trout.  We have shrimp and if the creek don't rise we will have them as long as they are around.  We also have the cheapest shrimp. 


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"Miss Reagan Fishing Team" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/23/14
 

Below are some pictures from the Miss Reagan Fishing Team's awesome day on the water Nov 12th


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"Big Red" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/21/14
 

~~This is Doug Young of Salisbury NC with a 52" catch & release Red Drum. Doug was fishing off a dock near Southport on the ICW using a finger mullet when this big boy hit.


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"Black Friday Sale" | OIFC | 11/21/14
 


 
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"LIVE SHRIMP ARE IN STOCK:" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/20/14
 

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*WE HAVE LIVE SHRIMP*

$5/ Dozen

* SPECIAL DEAL*

From now (11/19) until Friday(11/21) @ 12PM

If you purchase 6 Dozen or MORE - Price will drop to $4/ Dozen!!!

Price will return to normal after 12 PM on Friday.

*WE HAVE LIVE SHRIMP*

 

~~In case you are not familiar with fishing with live shrimp below is a simple guid courtesy of Matt Lamb of Chasin' Tails Outdoors:
  1. Slide black plastic straw with bobber stop knot onto your fishing line. Slide knot off onto your fishing line then remove the black plastic straw. Next pull tag ends to tighten the knot onto your fishing line. Trim tag ends so you can re-tighten the knot as you use it.

 2. Slide the small bead onto your fishing line.

 3. Slide your slip bobber onto your fishing line.

 4. Tie your rod line end to one eye of your Bill Fisher size 12 barrel swivel.

 5. Tie your 12- to 24-inch fluorocarbon leader to the other eye of the swivel.

 6. Finally, tie a # 8 treble hook on the other end of the leader

 If you need help see our knowledgeable staff

 The most difficult part of using live shrimp is keeping them alive!

In our area there a two main factors that kill shrimp in bait buckets. Overcrowding,

Overcrowding

Many anglers will buy a large amount of live shrimp to last them the entire day and place them all in a small bucket only to find that with in a few hours they are all dead. To help avoid this it is best to keep large amount of shrimp in a large container or multiple small ones.

A good rule of thumb is to keep no more than one dozen shrimp per gallon of container for any long period of time. If all other conditions are met, 50-60 shrimp can live almost all day in 5 gallons of water.

Bait BucketLack of Oxygen

Shrimp in a small container will quickly deplete the oxygen in their water and die shortly after. A good solution to this is either a bubbler or a water circulation pump. Both of these disturb that water surface quite a bit and cause the water to absorb more oxygen. The more shrimp that are in a container the more water movement and oxygen that is needed.

Another simple solution for this is to use flow through bait buckets. These are the buckets that have holes in them and all the angler to lower them into the water so the bait always has a source for clean and aerated water.

The OIFC sells aireators, buckets with an aireator & Frabil flow through bait buckets.

 


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"Motivated" | Tiberias - 22' | 11/20/14
 

It is difficult to get motivated to go fishing when the temperature starts off in the 20's. I have talked to several folks who are wearing out the trout. I eased down to the dock this morning taking note of how clear and green the water has gotten. There was very little wind this morning and the tide was approaching dead low. I started to feel that itch! I just hope they continue to bite like this through the weekend. Some solid trout between 2 to 4 pounds are hanging around. All the usual places this time of year seem to be producing. From the Little River jetties to the Cape Fear river channel. White and chartruese colored soft plastics worked extremely slow with a little pro-cure scent did the trick today. I rather catch them on soft plastics myself. However, we have live shrimp available for $5 dozen. I don't expect they will last long, so come get'em. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Joey Dail 11/20/2014

Great Fish! See you on the water next week. Hopefully the bite will still be strong.





"The Trout and the Catfish" | N/A | 11/19/14
 

Tommy Helms had a good catch of trout and a geniune catfish yesterday!

 


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"$5 SHRIMP" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/19/14
 

~~The OIFC now has live shrimp for $5 a dozen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In case you are not familiar with fishing with live shrimp below is a simple guid courtest of Matt Lamb of Chasin' Tails Outdoors:
 1. Slide black plastic straw with bobber stop knot onto your fishing line. Slide knot off onto your fishing line then remove the black plastic straw. Next pull tag ends to tighten the knot onto your fishing line. Trim tag ends so you can re-tighten the knot as you use it.

 2. Slide the small bead onto your fishing line.

 3. Slide your slip bobber onto your fishing line.

 4. Tie your rod line end to one eye of your Bill Fisher size 12 barrel swivel.

 5. Tie your 12- to 24-inch fluorocarbon leader to the other eye of the swivel.

 6. Finally, tie a # 8 treble hook on the other end of the leader

 If you need help see our knowledgeable staff


- Capt. Jeff Beck
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"Ask and you shall receive- LIVE SHRIMP!" | OIFC | 11/19/14
 

*WE HAVE LIVE SHRIMP*

$5/ Dozen

* SPECIAL DEAL*

From now (11/19) until Friday(11/21) @ 12PM

If you purchase 6 Dozen or MORE - Price will drop to $4/ Dozen!!!

Price will return to normal after 12 PM on Friday.

*WE HAVE LIVE SHRIMP*

 

 


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"Holy Flounder" | N/A | 11/18/14
 

Jose Landa caught this 14 pound doormat in the Shallotte River last weekend. I bet there are alot of guys glad he isn't in the Rodeo!

 

 


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"Early Bird Gets The Worm" | OIFC | 11/18/14
 

Be one of the FIRST 50 People in the Door on BLACK FRIDAY

AND you will be entered to WIN a $50 OIFC GIFT CARD!

 


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