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"NEW OIFCo Restaurant" | OIFC | 01/24/15
 

Time to put the rumors to rest.  After many years of discussion, I can officially announce The Ocean Isle Fishing Center is expanding next door to take on the restaurant business.  The Giggling Mackerel restaurant has been owned and operated by the Myers family for the past 12+ years.  Beginning Spring of 2015, we, along with the team from the OIFC Wing and Fish Company will begin operating the new Ocean Isle Fish Company Restaurant Featuring the Giggling Mackerel Tiki Bar.  Our plan is to bring the energy, creativity, quality food and service that we have provided at the Wing & Fish Company to the Ocean Isle Fish Company for all of our locals and visting guests.  We will focus our menu on fresh seafood and fresh catch straight off our boats and other day boats in the area.  The atmosphere will be flip flops, beer and grouper sandwiches.  

For as long as I can remember our family has traveled the coast both in the US and abroad taking notes on our favorite on the water dining establishments.  The Fish Company will now give us an opportunity to share our vision with the public which was built from all the years of traveling, cocktail napkin plans and red whiskey campfire discussions.  Truth be told, there are so many ideas and eccentric plans that we are being forced to temper many of them in order to be open by this spring.  There will be many changes upon our re-opening and many more to come as time permits.  

NOW HIRING FOR SEASON
We are now hiring for all positions.  Kitchen, servers, ect.  If you have interest please email oceanislefishco.atmc.net 


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"Happening Now" | | 01/24/15
 

Capt. Amy on stage with George Poveromo
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"OIFC in the house" | | 01/23/15
 

Brant and Amy are fired up and ready for tomorrow's seminar at the Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series in Cary, NC. If you aren't tied up, come watch the show as we razzle and dazzle. OIFC in the house!
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"Mark Your Calendar! " | OIFC | 01/21/15
 

Mark Your Calendar!

Here are the 2015 Tournament Dates!

 

Far Out Shoot Out

May 8- May 16th, 2015

 

Jolly Mon King Classic

June 17-June 21, 2015

 

Fall Brawl King Classic

October 9- October 11, 2015

 


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"Rodeo" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/20/15
 

I apologize for the delay in the Rodeo trophies and winnings.  As many know my wife is in the hospital and is pretty sick and the OIFC is undergoing renovation.   Bottom line I've been pre-occupied, there's a delay in the summary and quite frankly when I do have time I'm tired and am just not into the paperwork.  Lame excuses I know but please bare with me.  Thank you

To the many in the fishing community who have kept up with my updates on Facebook and have expressed their well wishes thank you very, very much.  Y'all mean a great deal to the Beck "Team Do Work/OIFC" family.  Fact is the entire fishing community means a lot to us.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"High School Fishing Association" | OIFC | 01/17/15
 

More details on The High School Fishing Association

Our plan is to work within the Brunswick County high-school system to
ultimately make fishing a sanctioned school sport. Each team will consist of
two fishermen and there will be a total of 6 events in the year:  1 Saturday
in each of the following months- Sept,Oct, Nov, March, April, May. Event 6
held in May will be the championship event to determine overall season
winner.  No team will fish with the same coach/boat more than once during
the year. Also, the fishing will take place inshore with the target species
being Flounder, Trout and Redfish. 
In order for this to be possible we need coaches/ boats to volunteer. A
coach can participate in only one event or all six and may opt in or out
with relatively short notice.  If you are interested in volunteering your
time and boat to carry a team for a fishing event please contact Capt. Brant
- Email: captbrant@oifc.com .


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"HELP REQUESTED to Launch High School Competitive Fishing Series" | OIFC | 01/17/15
 

Fishermen in Brunswick County, We need your help!

 

January 2015

 

From: Brant McMullan, Ocean Isle Fishing Center

 

Help us help youth character development via fishing

 

Most of us who fish have seen and experienced first-hand the power of fishing as a vehicle in character development in youth.  Look around you and note the kids who have the fishing bug, and almost without exception, you see youth that are happy, confident, energized with life; all important elements to positive character development and a future of following the proper path in life.

 

We are delighted and excited to introduce to you a program we are working on with The First Tee of Brunswick County, an organization that uses golf as a youth character development vehicle in the same way fishing does.  The First Tee of Brunswick County (founded by Carol and Rusty Petrea) is one of the most successful and significant programs of The First Tee in the United States.

 

Through the joint efforts of OIFC and The First Tee of Brunswick County, we intend to create a fishing club format in the Brunswick County School System.  In order to accomplish this, we need volunteer boat owners who agree with the importance of the objective we are working on, and can  offer their time and boats for the project.

 

Details of the program are below.  Please review and let me hear back from you as to your ability to participate.

 

Thanks.  Capt Brant

 

1.  The purpose of this letter is to ask you to consider becoming a coach and boat provider for the newly formed Brunswick County High School Fishing Association.  We anticipate needing 20 boats per tournament.

 

2.  The fishing venue will be inshore (not ocean) saltwater fishing, with weigh-ins at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.

 

3.  We expect to have a year-long series of 6 events/tournaments during the 2015 – 2016 school year.  All tournaments on Saturdays.  One in Sep, Oct, Nov, Mar, April and May.  Please let us know how many Saturdays you can support. 

 

4.  Each Brunswick County High School will have a Fishing Club, with an in-school advisor, and one angler coach per tournament.  Student fishing teams will consist of two students, who remain as a team for the entire series, but their angler coach varies per event.  We expect several teams per High School.

 

5.  We are in the midst of working on all aspects and details, such as tourney fees, bylaws, schedule, etc.  We are meeting with leaders of Brunswick County Schools in February.

 

6.  First, in all this planning, we need a sense of how many of you we can expect to volunteer to be an angler/coach with a boat.  Gas for each boat will be provided, with the angler/coach providing bait and tackle.

 

7.  Background.

 

A.  We want to create opportunity for our High School students to participate in and learn about the life-long sport of fishing, with its inherent values, character and life skills.  We need angler/coaches with a boat to volunteer for one or more Saturdays.

 

B.  Southeastern Texas has recently established the Deep East Texas High School Fishing Association.  www.deepeasthighschoolfishing.com  We are in dialogue with the leader of this organization, and we are modeling our Brunswick County High School Fishing Association after what has been done so successfully in Southeastern Texas.

 

Earlier this month, they had a tournament with 370 teams/boats!  All the boat owners are volunteers.

 

20 to 30% of their participants (High School anglers) are girls!

Formed in 2013, the association is a testament to the growing popularity of the Student Angler Federation’s High School Fishing program. Thanks to a partnership between FLW and The Bass Federation, SAF offers opportunities nationwide for high school-aged youths to experience the thrill of competitive bass fishing.

Encompassing 41 school districts and spanning a swathe of Texas stretching from Houston to the Louisiana line, the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association serves more than 1,000 budding tournament anglers. The group’s first event, held Dec. 14, 2013 on Sam Rayburn, drew 262 registered teams.

8.  Please respond with your commitment to our youth, 100% of our future!

EMAIL CaptBrant@OIFC.com with the below requested personal contact information and availability to join in launching this new program. 

Name

Address

Phone#

Email

**Number of Saturdays that you can commit to participate


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"Off-Season" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/16/15
 

Austin Aycock is spending his off-season time with his Dad Brian in the woods. 

Meanwhile Bonecrusher Sauls and comrades are on their annual fishing/camping and WW II ammo locating trip


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"OIFC Floor At Brunswick Novant Hospital" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/15/15
 

I guess it is a good thing the OIFC is closed for a month. Shawn Latham, our Do It All man and Pam Beck, one of the many folks who are key to the success of our tournaments, are both on the same floor of the same hospital. They will soon part company with Shawn going to Atlanta & Pam to UNC Chapel Hill. Everyone get all your ailments over this winter and join us at the Ocean Isle Fish Company & the OIFC, Don't forget The OIFC Fish & Wing Co and the Shallotte River Swamp Park which will be in operation by the spring.  You can watch No Limits Fishing on ATMC-TV.


- Capt. Jeff Beck
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Capt. Brant 01/16/2015

Get well everyone. We are thinking of you.





"CHARTER CAPTAIN WANTED" | OIFC | 01/14/15
 

CHARTER CAPTAIN WANTED-

Capt. Brant is seeking to add an additional part-time offshore charter captain to the charter fishing crew.  The following are requirements to apply:

  • Be available to fish from June through August as a captain for 2-3 days/week
  • Have a current 6-pak USCG licensed
  • Have extensive local area offshore fishing knowledge and experience in a variety of fishing styles
  • Be able to communicate effectively with adults and children
  • Have a very friendly and patient demeanor
  • Be able to maintain full control through adverse situations

If you fit these requirements and you have the availability and interest in working with the Ocean Isle Fishing Center charter fishing crew, please call or email Capt. Brant immediately:  (910) 367-2945, captbrant@oifc.com

 


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Capt. Brant 01/14/2015

And you can thank me for all those days of abuse as it taught you the value of the now cushy desk you sit behind and woman soft hands you peck on that keyboard with!

Brandon THE BONCRUSHER Sauls 01/14/2015

Fish 2 - 3 days per week??? Come one!!! What kind of light weight are you looking for? Bring me out of retirement. I used to run 14 days in a row with 4 - 5 gulf stream trip back to back to back. Some how a full day would constitute me running a 3/4 day on top of a 1/2 day or a full day and then a 1/4 day. My math skills are still confused from this. Where are the real captains that used to run like we did?? Put me in coach - I'm ready to play!





"Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar " | OIFC | 01/14/15
 

Be sure to make plans to attend the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series in Cary/Raleigh, NC on January 24,2015 from 9:00 AM-3:00PM. Capt. Amy McMullan and Capt. Brant McMullan will be serving on panels discussing topics from offshore trolling to how to use electronics to catch fish!!


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"CCU Spring Seminar!" | OIFC | 01/13/15
 

Coastal Carolina University's Saltwater Fishing Club is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Seminar. The topics include: bluewater, bottom, king mackerel, inshore/nearshore, and flyfishing!

The seminar will be held at 10AM (doors open at 9AM) on February 21,2015 at CCU Brittain Hall - 23 Chanticicleer Dr. Conway, SC. Admission is only $10 and it includes lunch!

Raffle Prizes include a YETI cooler and Ocean Tamer sea bags!

 


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"Mayor Keith Hardee" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 01/12/15
 

The Ocean Isle Fishing Center extends our sympathies to the family of former Calabash Mayor Keith Hardee who has passed away.  His family is our family, many of whom are members of Team Choice of Two/OIFC and members of Crossfit Ocean Isle Beach.

 


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"Capt. Hook's Update" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/12/15
 

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Sunday Jan 11, 2015

Dina has just returned home from spending the weekend with David in Florence. She reports the new facility is small, but efficient. The respitory therapists are working with David a few times a day. Working towards getting his lungs and diaphram muscles stronger. They have had him off the ventilator for short periods to a couple hours at time throughout the day. He is getting stronger and working hard with the therapists. His Physical Therapy continues daily also. They have been sitting him up in a chair for a couple hours a day to try and strengthen his core muscles.


We will continue to post as we get information and updates. Keep The Hooks' in your thougths and prayers daily!

Keith Berciunas


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"OIFC is EMPTY!" | OIFC | 01/09/15
 

Are you guys as excited as we are about Ocean Isle Fishing Center getting a makeover?! It is officially EMPTY and we can't wait for you to see what we have in store! February 10th is right around the corner...


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"Yamaha F300s FOR SALE" | OIFC | 01/06/15
 

If you are considering repowering, I will be selling the Yamaha F300s off of both of our World Cat charter boats within the next month.  The motors have 900 hours with warranty until Spring 2017.  They are 25" shaft and DO NOT INCLUDE props or shift controls.  The motors will be available for install or pick up from Marine Service Center in Little River.  EMAIL captbrant@oifc.com or call 910-367-2945 if you have interest.  Asking $30,000 for pair. -- Capt. Brant McMullan


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"More wahoo! " | N/A | 01/05/15
 


Scott Hamilton, (OuttaLine Fishing), Brent Elliott and Matt Elliott fished near the 100/400 Friday in 74 degree water.  Landed 4 Wahoo in the 38-43 lb range, with 2 more wahoo strikes.  Fish were caught using Black Bart San Sal Candy,  YOZURI Bonita, and Skirted Ballyhoo both high speed and regular trolling.

Extra thanks to Brant for accommodating us after hours at the OIFC !!


Thanks for the report!! As always, send us your fishing reports with photos and we will post them for you! Email: info@oifc.com or katelyn@oifc.com

 


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"Annual Trip" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/04/15
 

~~Brandon Sauls, Clay Morphis, Capt. Mark Stacy and Capt. Mark Dickson make an annual trip down towards Georgetown to red drum fish.  This is Brandon's facebook post: "Whacked the reds down in North Inlet! We caught 50+. That is truly an awesome place".

Might I add we opened the OIFC for Brandon on New Years Day so he could get needed supplies.  Customer service comes 1st with us.
 


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kenny jacobs 01/15/2015

Hey Brandon remember me and wyatt? if you get this in time can you give me a call Friday jan 16th my # is 910 318 5269 thanks! I see those twins are growing up and fishing too good boy.cherish these times they go by to fast.





"Finally, Back in Town" | Tiberias - 22' | 01/04/15
 

After a few weeks on the road visiting family I have arrived back to the fishing world. As expected the bite is a little sluggish here in North Carolina waters. Redfish, black drum and trout are hanging around, but strike netters are keeping them scattered and I am sure getting their share as well. Despite the obstacles that we face here in North Carolina waters hook and line anglers are still connecting with a few trout, black drum and redfish. It just makes my stomach crawl when I see a net stretched down a bank where I saw 40 or 50 trout a day earlier. In my opinion this sort of practice needs to stop in our shallow creeks to insure a future for our young anglers. See ya on the water!


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Casey 01/19/2015

Really sorry to hear that tim should have ventured down to the Lockwood , southport and bald head area we limited our boat every trip and plenty to cull with flounder drum and trout this summer... And there are a lot more commercial guys down our way and the fishing is still great in the cape fear area.. Caught three over 7 pounds this fall. Flounder bite was phenomenal up our way! The southport water front area is a great area to take the kids, easy fishing with tons of docks to beat up and plenty of mullet..should try it this year, really worth the ride think you will be happy with the out come

Tim 01/19/2015

Sorry late to comment. I used a 17 foot Key West Boat with a 9 inch draft and all the correct rigging and fished for two years as hard as I could inshore including all the holes, hot spots, creek mouth, and inlets with 2 boys that love to fish. We trolled docks, marsh,s , mouths, holes and in two years of fishing probably 30-40 times until boredom set in or Sunburnt beyond belief we never caught more than 4 fish in an 6-8 hr fishing trip. I do blame netting because there is no way anglers are catching them all. There are not enough people in Sunset Beach, OIB, Shallotte that fish. Maybe July 4th I might see 20 boats fishing between Calabash crossroads and oib bridge. Needless to say we sold the boat and went out in the Big water to actually catch fish. It's sad I would rather Inshore fish. It's cheaper! I hate regulation by gov't but this needs some attention.

Robert L Simmons 01/12/2015

When you're on top of the Hill, everyone wants to knock you down. When you're down in the valley everyone wants to stomp you down deeper. But we all need to look up and Thank God for all that we have been Blessed with. If we can't get along here, then? how are we going to fish together in Heaven. God Blessed all and this country!

Zack Shack 01/11/2015

Yall are a bunch of whinning babys. I am a commercial fisherman here in brunswick county and I am the one messing the trout up gigging and netting them. I go to work everyday just like yall do. I pay my bills fishing just like everyone of you pay your bills doing what you call work! If anyone wants to bash a commecial fisherman come on and do it to my face ill be happy to meet with anyone of you! Yall should worry about learning how to catch fish instead of bashing the ones that can!

Jonathan ward 01/07/2015

If yall don't know nothing about commercial fishing hown can you say it's bad my family been in the business for over 70 years and what yall are saying is a bunch of lies.I have been netting and caught over a thousand pound of red drum and let everyone go but yall say there no fish that commercial fishing is killing everything maybe you just can't catch them what's the difference in me setting a net and making a living and yall taking a group of people in the ocean and catching 20 some mahi and a bunch of bottom fish is that good for the fishery.

Hounddog 01/06/2015

Netting on any scale is bad for inland waters. Why ? Putting back Bi-catch doesn't work if everything is DEAD !

Don Snider 01/06/2015

The CCANC is getting stronger and stronger. If you want your voice heard I strongly urge you to seek out the nearest chapter and join asap. There is strength in numbers!!!

Nick 01/05/2015

So do you guys think that all local restaurants can be supplied with "local".... Seafood by hook and line or have me and the wife been getting imported for years and didn't know it? At the age of 72 we might have the Indonesia import plague and don't even know it!!!! Haha hope my insurance is payed up..

Casey 01/05/2015

I thought While flounder gigging, taking red drum was illegal in N.C?

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

I have already made one comment about fishing and forgot to mention another thing.What is the difference in Spot lighting deer and shooting them or flounder gigging. Same thing one is legal and the other is not

Nick 01/05/2015

Live down in myrtle and all the netting is illegal down here to the best of my knowledge? And Have always thought the samething brian, Why dont N.C adopt the same program we are under down here...but it does make me wonder when me and the wife order that flounder plate with four fillets the same exact size like they came out of a cookie cutter just how "local and fresh" they are? Never thought about it the way Casey put until now... It would be pretty hard to supply just the restaurants that me and my friends and family eat at with fresh local on hook and line

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

That is why we have different size and quota differences. for example N.C. flounder size 15" limit 6 Our neighboring state S.C size 14" limit 20. N.C trout size 14" limit 4 S.C.size 14" limit 10. N.C. red drum slot size 18"-27" limit 1 S.C.Slot 15"-23" limit 3.I was tough growing up that every body is not wrong.May be we can learn from outer states I have no problem with shrimp trawl or commercial fisherman because I love seafood. Just keep them out of inland water.There is plenty of seafood in the big ocean North Carolina has the best hatchery in our sounds and rivers than any outer state.

Greg 01/05/2015

In regards to "supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops without pulling a shrimp trawl". Doesn't farming shrimp make so much sense! One would not be controlled by weather, tide or weekend closures. If Brunswick High School kids can raise flounder, fish farming should be expected. Let's also toss in flounder gigging along with inshore gill nets as a means of depleting recreational size trout, red drum and flounder. Southport has now lost three tackle shops to no fish. How many pounds of inshore fish does one have to sell to recoup loss of those jobs and sales tax revenue. Commercial fishing is a long standing North Carolina heritage, but as the old song goes "the times they are a changing".

Brian 01/05/2015

I guess we could use the all other coastal states (with the exception of VA) as models. It would seem that no other coastal economy was shut down by lack of gill nets or trawls on inland waters.

Tripp 01/05/2015

Agreed Jacob - inshore netting is killing our resources. I fish often in SC and FL and their fishery blows ours away. It cant be a coincidence that they also have outlawed inshore netting.

Casey 01/04/2015

Understand completely Capt. Frick I grew up here in Brunswick county on the water as well, and have seen family's make there living on both commercial fishing and as guides, and anytime I have brought up the question about nets....I have always been challenged with the question...Do you feel like you can supply every restaurant and fish house with fresh local seafood on hook and line....or can you supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops with out pulling a shrimp trawl in the inland waters... Don't really have a answer but completely understand..


Zack Shack 01/11/2015

Yall are a bunch of whinning babys. I am a commercial fisherman here in brunswick county and I am the one messing the trout up gigging and netting them. I go to work everyday just like yall do. I pay my bills fishing just like everyone of you pay your bills doing what you call work! If anyone wants to bash a commecial fisherman come on and do it to my face ill be happy to meet with anyone of you! Yall should worry about learning how to catch fish instead of bashing the ones that can!

Jonathan ward 01/07/2015

If yall don't know nothing about commercial fishing hown can you say it's bad my family been in the business for over 70 years and what yall are saying is a bunch of lies.I have been netting and caught over a thousand pound of red drum and let everyone go but yall say there no fish that commercial fishing is killing everything maybe you just can't catch them what's the difference in me setting a net and making a living and yall taking a group of people in the ocean and catching 20 some mahi and a bunch of bottom fish is that good for the fishery.

Hounddog 01/06/2015

Netting on any scale is bad for inland waters. Why ? Putting back Bi-catch doesn't work if everything is DEAD !

Don Snider 01/06/2015

The CCANC is getting stronger and stronger. If you want your voice heard I strongly urge you to seek out the nearest chapter and join asap. There is strength in numbers!!!

Nick 01/05/2015

So do you guys think that all local restaurants can be supplied with "local".... Seafood by hook and line or have me and the wife been getting imported for years and didn't know it? At the age of 72 we might have the Indonesia import plague and don't even know it!!!! Haha hope my insurance is payed up..

Casey 01/05/2015

I thought While flounder gigging, taking red drum was illegal in N.C?

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

I have already made one comment about fishing and forgot to mention another thing.What is the difference in Spot lighting deer and shooting them or flounder gigging. Same thing one is legal and the other is not

Nick 01/05/2015

Live down in myrtle and all the netting is illegal down here to the best of my knowledge? And Have always thought the samething brian, Why dont N.C adopt the same program we are under down here...but it does make me wonder when me and the wife order that flounder plate with four fillets the same exact size like they came out of a cookie cutter just how "local and fresh" they are? Never thought about it the way Casey put until now... It would be pretty hard to supply just the restaurants that me and my friends and family eat at with fresh local on hook and line

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

That is why we have different size and quota differences. for example N.C. flounder size 15" limit 6 Our neighboring state S.C size 14" limit 20. N.C trout size 14" limit 4 S.C.size 14" limit 10. N.C. red drum slot size 18"-27" limit 1 S.C.Slot 15"-23" limit 3.I was tough growing up that every body is not wrong.May be we can learn from outer states I have no problem with shrimp trawl or commercial fisherman because I love seafood. Just keep them out of inland water.There is plenty of seafood in the big ocean North Carolina has the best hatchery in our sounds and rivers than any outer state.

Greg 01/05/2015

In regards to "supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops without pulling a shrimp trawl". Doesn't farming shrimp make so much sense! One would not be controlled by weather, tide or weekend closures. If Brunswick High School kids can raise flounder, fish farming should be expected. Let's also toss in flounder gigging along with inshore gill nets as a means of depleting recreational size trout, red drum and flounder. Southport has now lost three tackle shops to no fish. How many pounds of inshore fish does one have to sell to recoup loss of those jobs and sales tax revenue. Commercial fishing is a long standing North Carolina heritage, but as the old song goes "the times they are a changing".

Brian 01/05/2015

I guess we could use the all other coastal states (with the exception of VA) as models. It would seem that no other coastal economy was shut down by lack of gill nets or trawls on inland waters.

Tripp 01/05/2015

Agreed Jacob - inshore netting is killing our resources. I fish often in SC and FL and their fishery blows ours away. It cant be a coincidence that they also have outlawed inshore netting.

Casey 01/04/2015

Understand completely Capt. Frick I grew up here in Brunswick county on the water as well, and have seen family's make there living on both commercial fishing and as guides, and anytime I have brought up the question about nets....I have always been challenged with the question...Do you feel like you can supply every restaurant and fish house with fresh local seafood on hook and line....or can you supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops with out pulling a shrimp trawl in the inland waters... Don't really have a answer but completely understand..




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