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"S.H.A.R.E . Tournament" | | 07/23/14
 

As Colonel Hannibal Smith from the TV Show the A-Team always said, "I love it when a plan comes together." That's exactly what happened this past weekend when The Mr. Goodhands Team fished the 4th annual S.H.A.R.E. tournament out of Wrightsville Beach. Myself and team mates Jeff McDonald, Andy Russ, and Dur Thomason had discussed all week our plans of catching and penning up bait before our declared fishing day of Sunday. We caught bait Friday and Saturday and had enough, providing they all lived for Sunday. Part one of our plan was a success and we loaded seven dozen lively pogies into the livewell on Sunday morning. Part two of our plan was to depart the dock early enough to put lines in at Christmas rock as soon as lines in time of 7am as we could. We departed the dock at 5:40am and headed towards Lockwood Folly inlet. Once we broke the inlet we were greeted with flat seas. I pushed the throttles up to 4800 and we were cruising at 36 knots on our way to our destination. We crossed the shoals as the Sun was coming up. We pulled the throttles back at 7:15 and were the 5th boat there. Part two of the plan was complete. Once we arrived Jeff and Andy put out the spread and now its time to find an ole Mossy Back. For the next hour an a half we proceeded to catch sharks at every depth we set our down riggers. At 8:30 the downrigger popped and Dur grabbed the rod to what we all thought was another shark until it got close to the boat and then the fish decided to let us all know that it was not a shark and just about melted the Torium 30. We got the lines cleared and started to run the fish down. For the next 15 minutes it was a battle of up and down until we saw the flash of Silver. We took our time and as soon as the big girl gave us a shot, Jeff stuck the gaff into our king and she was in the boat. After high fives all around the boat we put her in the bag and iced her down good. We felt good about our fish and decided we would be at the scales when they opened at 3pm. We continued to fish until 1:30 without another strike. Once we got to the scales our fish would weigh in at 32.48lbs. We finished 7th overall and our Junior Angler Grayson Russ finished 3rd. We had a great weekend of fishing. Congrats to Capt. Brant and family for their 2nd place finish and to all the OIFC fishing teams that weighed a fish this past weekend. Hope to see everybody at the Rumble in the Jungle in late September. In case you have not seen the info on this tournament this year, first place is $35,000 guaranteed on one boat entry. Until next time, tight lines everyone. Captain Toby Russ Mr. Goodhands Fishing Team
- William russ
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"6hr on Carolina cat" | | 07/23/14
 

We ran into a school of big red drum in 70' of water. They were surrounded by a school of 60-80lb Blacktip sharks. It was pretty wild. We did not see any bites from Kings but gave it a good shot Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
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"Big Blacktips" | | 07/23/14
 

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"Red drum offshore" | | 07/23/14
 

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"Redfish Frenzy" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/23/14
 

After dealing with heavy rains from a hurricane, more rain from cold fronts, and windy conditions stirring the water. We have finally found a large school of redfish feeding in the backwater. It is about time they showed up! Baitfish are thick in the waterway from Little River to Shallotte River. Redfish should continue moving in and out with the tides feeding on the large pods of mullet minnows. My last few trips have enjoyed catching several redfish in the 24 to 30 inch range. I am looking forward to more and more of these great fighting fish to show up for the mullet run. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"More S.H.A.R.E." | Do Work / OIFC | 07/22/14
 

 

Marcus Dening and the crew of the "Screaming Decon" caught this nice king in 80 ft. deep wated.  The fish swam up to check the boat out, they tossed it a pogey and he jumped all over it.

Thanks for the report Marcus

The other picture is of Jonathan Staley and his king taken during the SHARE Tournament

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- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Great day with the Wilsons" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/22/14
 

The day started off absolutely gorgeous with light winds and cooler than normal weather. By the end of our trip the East wind was blowing near 20 kts. making things difficult. Ronnie landed our first keeping flounder first thing in the morning along with a few short fish. Sandra found our first redfish and some more short flounder. As the conditions got worse the fishing seemed to pick up. Sandra busted another nice flounder while Ronnie struggled to get two really good bites to the boat. Ronnie finally stuck the hooks in a short fish. We made our final move and found some trout to complete the Carolina Slam. Sandra also found another nice flounder, bluefish, and a ladyfish. It was great just spending time on the water and catching a few fish with these folks. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Team OIFC 37.14" | | 07/21/14
 

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"Brayden's first sail" | | 07/21/14
 

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Cane Faircloth 07/22/2014

Beautiful sail Brayden congrats!!!





"Hammer time " | | 07/21/14
 

Graham just captured a nice hammer head shark!
- "Treffinger, Derek James"
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"Team OIFC follow up" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 07/21/14
 

Our King Mac that we were headed to the scales with yesterday ended up weighing 37.14 pounds. We finished 2nd behind Intercoastal Angler who won the event with a 37.4. Congrats to their team. Also great job to all the OIFC team boats who weighed-- Toby Russ and the Mr Goodhands/OIFC crew finished 7th with a 32.5, Do Work/OIFC had a 23.5, Choice of Two/OIFC had a 24 and Sea PA/OIFC had a 21.9-- great job and thanks for the strong effort. Brayden caught his first Sailfish yesterday. He is fired up. He has been all over me for the past month about wanting to catch a Marlin. This wasn't an exact fix, but it did simmer down the fire a little. While catching the Sail he made sure to remind his mother and I that his birthday was coming up and he was told he could have a Marlin necklace if he caught one- not much gets by him. Yesterday was one of those magical days that keeps you coming back. We have been beat, soaked, wind burned, skunked...... many trips. However on this one we hit it just right with weather and incredible fishing luck. And thus through all the trials and tribulations of fishing, particularly competitive fishing, the highest high, is just slightly higher than the lowest low and so we will go back again in search of that feeling. Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center


- Austin Aycock
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Capt. Rickey 07/21/2014

Team Do Work was proud to have Austin Aycock of Team Hail Yeah/OIFC join us. I can see this young man as Captain of an OIFC Charter Boat in the very near furture.





"The Wrong Flatfish? Fun?" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/21/14
 

When the action is slow thank goodness for a stingray or two. Stingrays aren't the most glamorous species, but they sure will tug on your line. It is just plain fun to tangle with one of these to test your arm strength and your gear. We did find a few of the right flatfish for the dinner table and released a few reds. Live mullet on a carolina rig is getting done. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Team OIFC adventures" | | 07/20/14
 

Brant, Barrett, Amy, Caroline and Brayden joined forces again this weekend to compete in the SHARE King Mackerel tournament out of Wrightsville Beach. The weather was as good as we have seen this year- slick calm seas. And..... We had a good day of fishing. 4 year old Brayden released his first Sailfish and we are headed to the scaled now with a decent fish. It may not be a winner but it's a good fish and we are proud of it. Stay tuned for the final report on how we do. Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- "Capt. Brant McMullan"
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Joe Seegers 07/20/2014

Congratulations, Brayden! I hope it is the first of thousands of billfish for you.

Joe Seegers 07/20/2014

Congratulations, Brayden! I hope it is the first of thousands of billfish for you.

Jeff malpass 07/20/2014

where did you guys catch that sailfish

Jeff malpass 07/20/2014

Where did you guys catch that sailfish.

Rube McMullan 07/20/2014

Just heard from them...37.14 currently in 2nd place. Brayden caught his first sailfish[at age 4!]. Congrats Team OIFC!!


Jeff malpass 07/20/2014

Where did you guys catch that sailfish.

Rube McMullan 07/20/2014

Just heard from them...37.14 currently in 2nd place. Brayden caught his first sailfish[at age 4!]. Congrats Team OIFC!!




"Working Hard for those Smiles" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/20/14
 

Plenty of small nibblers out there to keep you busy baiting hooks. Flounder have been providing some good action. Redfish have been hard to find at times, but once you do it is game on! Speckled trout have also been scattered around providing some headshaking action at times. Mullet minnows are thick as fleas in the waterway. Pogies have made a better showing the last few days as well. The bait is thick and the predators can't be too far away. Some trips we find a few, others we don't find them at all, and then others we can't shake them off the hook. Live mullet have been my favorite bait on a carolina rig lately. Soft plastics in white and chartreuse colors will also work well. Gulp 4" mullet cruly tails and Bass Assassins sea shads are great alternatives to live baits. See ya on the water!  


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Mayson" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/19/14
 

Mayson is a young man who is a great and loyal customer of the OIFC.  He lives on and fishes Wilmington St canal regularly.  He sent me this picture of 2 flounder he caught on Capt. Rickey's Custom Flounder and Red Drum Rigs on a recent outing.  But, he also caught a keeper flounder in an empty crab cage too.

Thank you for being an enthusiastic angler, & a loyal customer.

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- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Happy Girls" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/19/14
 

Bonecrusher Sauls says his girls seem happier than him about catching a red drum and fishing than he was.


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"Facebook" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/19/14
 

Folks don't forget to take a look at our facebook page and like us for additional pictures and reporting. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Return of the reds" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 07/19/14
 

Since the hurricaine  came thru I have been scratching my head wondering what happened to the redfish. Well I keep looking and found the in a creek down south and some docks in the ICW. We even caught on with a SCDNR tag. Awaiting news back to see when and where this one was tagged.


- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"week of the doormats" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 07/19/14
 

What a great week to land a trophy flounder. It is still a thrill for me to take someone that doesn't get the chance to fish but maybe once a year and catch them a citation size fish. Check out these two the 8.20 and the 6.30 doormats these guys landed this week. I can honestly say it never gets old.


- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"SHARE King Mackerel Tournament" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/18/14
 

Below are a couple of pictures from tomight's Captaains Meeting as shared by the "Final Approach" fishing team.  Good luck everyone and tight lines.

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