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"Fisherman's Post Flounder Tournament" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/27/15
 

It is flounder time! I struggled last year to even catch a keeper before the tournament. We did well last year in the tournament despite not having much confidence. This year I have caught plenty of keepers and even some nice ones in the mix. Honestly, that scares me a little bit. However, with that said, the flounder bite seems to be spot on right now and some really nice fish are hanging around. If the stable weather forecast holds together things should be really good this year. Come on out and join the tournament. You can enter in person at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center or go online to www.fishermanspost.com to enter your boat. Best tournament advice that anyone can give you is to go ALL IN, enter all the categories. I see it every year, someone catches the big fish, but did not get in the TWTs (Tournament with in a Tournament) and 2nd or 3rd place goes home with more money. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"30 lb Spanish" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/26/15
 

Below is Tim and Courtney Gray's son Trey and the 1st spanish he's ever caught.  He said it weighed 30 lbs.  Trey was fishing his new Cape Horn the "Beerauda" off the Shallotte Inlet  There go the record books


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Redfish Action" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/26/15
 

The redfish have been giving me the cold shoulder for the last few weeks. I was finally able to make a couple of teenagers happy with a few line screaming reds yesterday morning. It appears that the bite is pretty good around the Little River jetties and towards the Cape Fear river area. Our area should start to fill in as that is the usual progession to our area. The fish always show up to our South and North first. Crazy! but that is just the way it is. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Morphis & Sauls" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/24/15
 

~~Windy, but a good day of fishing! Clay Morphis and I had a dozen trout biggest 5 pounds, couple reds topping 10 pounds, couple sheepshead right at 8 pounds and 1/2 dozen flounda. I'll take that!!
---Bonecrusher

*****  Brandon said pogies are in the ICW for flounder and he used VuDu baits for trout.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"In Close" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/23/15
 

Below are a couple pictures by Trask Cunningham aboard his Contender the "Scale Bound"  The kings are in close, this one was caught near Oceaan Crest reports are bait was off Youpon.

The 3rd pic is of Joe Seegers Jr.'s son.  Let's not forget the spanish are here too.

The fourth picture is Brad Snider who was spanish fishing with his father and grandfather.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Stream Bound " | | 05/23/15
 


- "Treffinger, Derek James"
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"Swamp Park Zip OPEN" | | 05/23/15
 

The Shallotte River Swamp Park is open for business. Not all the venues are available yet, but the zipline is open for business. The official grand opening is June 13 but you can get a sneak peak. Www.shallotteriverswamppark.com or 910-687-6100
- Brant Mcmullan
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"Charter Availability" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/22/15
 

We have one boat open to do some offshore fishing this Sunday 5/24. The Gulf Stream fishing has been on fire the past two weeks. Mahi mahi, blackfin tuna, and wahoo have made up most of our trips to the stream. Call (910) 575 3474 to book your charter today!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Fly Away Bird" | OIFC | 05/22/15
 

Thoughts and prayers to the Beck family. Pam "Bird" Beck, wife to Rickey Beck, mother to Jeff Beck/Courtney Beck and grandmother to Camdyn Beck passed away night before last. Pam has been sick for a while and together both Pam and her devoted husband Rickey have been battling Pam's sickness. Many of you likely know Rickey, Jeff and the Beck family from their relationship to the OIFC. Rickey is the official, unofficial local news caster for the OIFC and Jeff captains one of the Team OIFC boats. But, you may not have known Pam, or as we called her Bird. I asked my wife this morning why they called her Bird? I had just always known her as that. Amy said that granddaughter Camdyn began calling her Nanny Bird when she was little and it just stuck- go figure. That's a good grandma for you. Anyway, even if you didn't know Bird personally, you were likely affected by her as she was in charge of hot dog cooking and prep for the Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl tournaments. How many times did you come to the scales starving, only to have your day saved by a barrage of fresh, hot cooked hot dogs available at the dock? That was Bird. She never could be the one handing you the hot dogs as she was busy manning the cooker, but she knew how much those hot dogs meant to tournament participants. And thus Bird made sure she fed all the hungry fishermen. And that's the Bird I knew. She will be missed. Please extend your condolences to the Beck family in their time of loss. Fly away Bird R.I.P.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Gary Reagan 05/24/2015

Prayers for the family of this wonderful lady.





"LIVE UPDATE" | OIFC | 05/22/15
 

Capt. Jeff says the Spanish Mackerel are biting East of the Shallotte Inlet - He is using Green&Silver Clarkspoons and #1 Planar


- Katelyn Kincer
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"New Shimano Toriums in stock" | | 05/21/15
 

Brand new redesigned Shimano Torium 20s in stock now. These new versions of the Torium address the exterior corrosion issue and the weak anti-reverse. They also have carbon fiber drag washers. These should be really nice kingfish reels which can also do heavy lifting of u spool them as such. Retail is $269.95. Torium 20 holds 400yds of 20#. Limited supply
- Brant Mcmullan
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"Are you catching Croakers?" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/21/15
 

If you have been fishing with fresh cut shrimp, chances are you have been wearing out the small croakers that have invaded our waters. What eats croakers? Big flounder love to eat a croaker. Big redfish like to eat croakers. Big trout also love to eat a croaker. So where are all the big predator fish? It appears their favorite food seems to be everywhere. Those are the questions I have been asking myself lately. Some nice flounder are hanging around, but the bite seems to be sporadic at best on the keeper size flounder. Redfish are also hanging around and we have managed to catch a few on several different offerings. Again, kind of confusing as the redfish don't seem to be keying in on any particular bait. Blue crab chunks should really be the bait of choice right now, but we have only caught a few on that bait. We have caught just as many on live mullet and even a few on a slimey mud minnow. It has been interesting so far this year with a tropical storm already slamming into our coast and more rain is all we need. This coming weekend and the following week looks really stable. Expect the action to really start firing off. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Joey Dail 05/22/2015

Jake knows his fishing! Great job Jacob in keeping us with high hopes! See you on the water. Joey





"Red Fish Action" | N/A | 05/20/15
 

Scott & Brandy Turbeville had some inshore action last Friday. Pictured below is the 32inch redfish they caught! Great job guys way to start the season off right!


- Shannon Reel
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"OIFC NEWS" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Free Spool / Hooked Soul
WINS 2015 Far Out Shoot Out

Wahoo- 72.7 *1st place Wahoo, *1st place biggest fish TWT

Mahi- 27.5 *1st place Mahi

TOTAL- 100.2 pounds *1st overall, *1st High Roller TWT

2nd overall- McAttack- 88.4 pound

3rd overall- OIFC Carolina Cat- 56.8 pounds

4th overall- Say Ah- 52.65

5th overall- Aqua Loco- 50.65

The 2015 Far Out Shoot Out hosted 39 teams that competed to weigh the highest aggregate weight of one Wahoo, one Tuna and one Mahi.  The fishing and weather proved to be very good for the event's last 2 eligible days, Friday and Saturday, May15th and 16th.  Thanks to all who participated and brought the Far Out Shoot Out back to its olden days of 30+ boat counts and great fishing. 
***  The top five overall finishing captains of the boats listed above have earned  an invite to fish the Jolly Mon VIP.  You will be contacted shortly to determine if you want to fish the  $200 entry, 50 boat, $10,000 winner-take-all event on June 17th.***

OIFC NO LIMITS FISHING TV Show Launches its 3rd Season
Capt. Brant and Capt. Barrett are back for another season of fishing adventure.  The season begins in Venice, LA for Yellowfin Tuna fishing action.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW SEASON'S available shows and then stay tuned bi-weekly as new episodes are released.As a side note, No Limits Fishing TV show is now showing in NC, SC, VA and TN on various local cable TV access channels.  If you like the show and you would like to see it available in your viewing area, please help us make contact with your local access cable TV provider. 

       ROB's BAIT PENS- NOW TAKING ORDERS

Rob of Rob's Bait Pens will be making  his annual trip to our area in early June.  He makes the finest wire mesh bait pens available.  The problem is he is in FL and shipping is super expensive.  Thus each year I take special orders for his pens that can be delivered to OIFC in early June (before the Jolly Mon) with no shipping cost.  Here is what he is offering for our area:

Goggle Eye Pen- 1" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $350

Goggle Eye Pen- 1/2" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $375

Sing Sing Round Pen- 1/2" mesh, 48" x 48" - $400

If you want one of these pens, EMAIL CAPT. BRANT before May 24th


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Rob's Bait Pen order" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Rob of Rob's Bait Pens will be making will be making his annual trip to our area in early June.  He makes the finest wire mesh bait pens available.  The problem is he is in FL and shipping one is super expensive.  Thus each year I take special orders for his pens that can be delivered to OIFC in early June (before the Jolly Mon) with no shipping cost.  Here is what he is offering for our area:

Goggle Eye Pen- 1" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $350

Goggle Eye Pen- 1/2" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $375

Sing Sing Round Pen- 1/2" mesh, 48" x 48" - $400

If you want one of these pens, EMAIL CAPT. BRANT before May 24th

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"A Mahi of a Day" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Zach, Meagan and Doug fished the Winya Scarp Saturday in flat seas. Let me tell ya- this girl Meagan can fish. Had several cutoffs throughout the day and the bite was steady.  Ended up with a bunch of really good Mahi. A  GREAT DAY!

 

Thanks Doug Illing for the report!


- Katelyn Kincer
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"Ian's First Flounder!" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Ian's First Flounder!!

Caught within sight of the OIFC on Sunday! Good Job Ian!


- Katelyn Kincer
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"Sailfish Saturday" | N/A | 05/18/15
 

Saturday store team member Taylor Henkel and his dad Hugh along with Sid Cauble and Charles McClure headed out to the Gulf Stream on the Total Chaos. When the crew hit the 100-400 they landed a sailfish. Pictured is Taylor and his dad Hugh.


- Shannon Reel
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"Follow up to am report" | OIFC | 05/17/15
 

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We left late and got back early but it was not without success. As we were running out to do some bottom fishing we stopped on a wreck to jig some grouper bait. It was flat calm and a school of Spadefish rose to the boat to check us out. The kids were very interested and I explained that we had to catch jelly balls to have any chance with the Spades. Well that itself intrigued Caroline and Brayden so they made the call to defer bottom fishing for Spadefish. We ran into the beach and the kids had fun netting up a dozen or so jelly balls. We then went back to the wreck and anchored. I threaded several jelly balls onto a heavy rod and let them float out behind the boat while also cutting and chunking jelly ball. Within 10 minutes the Spadefish were chummed up and ready for hooks. We kept a half dozen for dinner and let the rest go. Spadefish are schooling and residential. When someone sits on a school and loads their cooler they wipe out that population of Spadefish on that location for the year. Don't shoot all the birds out of the covey. It was cool to show the kids and wife a new style of fishing and add it to their fishing knowledge and experience portfolio. Hoping this video attached comes through - shows them chummed up.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"" | | 05/17/15
 

Capt Jeff McDonald and Johnathan Morton with thier catch on 5-15 on Jeff's boat "undertaker"
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