Lucy's first redfish
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- Jeffrey S Williamson
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Last chance this spring to learn details from a guide about our backwaters, find the hot spots, and learn the techniques that put fish in the boat even on those tough days. 910 575 3474 See ya on the water!
Last chance this spring to join a fishing school that will teach you how to navigate our local waters, find the hot spots, and learn the techniques that guides are using to put fish in the boat even on the tough days. Call now to reserve your spot. 910 575 3474
Far Out Shoot Out 2016
Tuna,Dolphin &Wahoo Rodeo
Fishing is 1 out of 8 possible days
(Saturday, May 7 to Saturday, May 14, 2016)
-No OFFICIAL Captain's Meeting
- AWARDS BREAKFAST at the Ocean Isle Fish Company , Sunday, May 15th- @ 9am
- Registration will remain open through competition days. Entry fee is $300 if entered by Friday, May 6th. After Friday, May 6th, entry fee will be $350 and will be open through Friday, May 13th at 11:59pm. OR Register by dropping entry at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, mailing to: FOSO- PO Box 895- Shallotte, NC 28459 or Enter On-line CLICK HERE
-You have until 8am the same day you plan to fish to declare your fishing day. Call (910) 253-3474 to declare.
-$300 entry fee by 5/6, $350 by 5/13
-Meatfish TWT- $100 (based on largest fish weighed in tournament- 1st place only)
-High Rollers TWT- $250 (based on overall point total-1st thru 3rd awarded)
Oceancrest Pier reports:
John Mason 38.2 King all ready this morning way to go
There here and willing to bite. Boat is in the water. Just waiting for you to call. Lets go catch some fish! 910 575 3474 See ya on the water!
With folks coming out of their winter haunts and fishermen eager to hear a reel scream, calm hasn’t been the word to describe the atmosphere at the OIFC here recently. The gulf stream fishing hit a second gear this past weekend (4/29-5/1) as multiple boats littered the dock with impressive catches of mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna and even a few wahoo. Then in the 25-40-mile range, there were quite a few boats had success with schoolie kings and some cobia here and there. I’ve received multiple reports that there was a decent bite around the Atlantic ledge and the Bill Perry reef this past weekend as well. Hopefully the forecasted warmer weather for this week will bring a larger body of fish closer to local favorite spots such as the shark hole, Christinas ledge, and the 390/390. Typically, this action cranks up around the third or fourth week in May yet with how warm the weather has been, just about anything is possible.
In addition to the ongoing fishing buzz, don’t forget to enter the Far Out Shootout as well as the Cobia Clash. With how hot the bite has been near the stream lately and how many cobia have been caught, it’ll be interesting to see what weights are brought to the scales in both these tournaments. To enter online or print out an entry form for both these events, visit the two links below.
Jolly Mon VIP – The entry deadline has officially passed for those who have qualified. This evening I will be sending out invitations to those who will be selected from the waitlist to fill up the rest of the 60 boat field.
Below are pictures from the past two weeks of Gulf Stream fishing. From left to right is Youseff Wahba with a blackfin tuna and a wahoo. The second to last picture is Jacob Raynor with a mahi mahi and the last one is Jacob Raynor, Meaghan Keenoy, and Devrin Avant with their catch from (4/30).
Picture one is from this weekend at Ocean Crest Pier. Picture two was taken yesterday morning at the OIFC and is a king caught just off Sunset Beach Pier. I would say the kings have arrived!!
I think Rube was right.................
The Gulf Stream was on fire yesterday and will be for a while. With the exception of the red drum (picture courtsey Dennis Watson) all these fish were caught yesterday aboard different boats. I do believe the big bull drum bite near and in shore is on. I've heard a couple other reports of big bulls being landed. Please take note of the proper way this fish is being held. In addition to Dennis thanks to Billy Noble, Capt Brant, David Kiser & Kevin Sneed for use of these pictures
Ten teams entered Saturday's OIFC Mahi Challenge and one team emerged the victor. Captain Chris Dew and his Crew aboard the OIFC World Capt took top honors with a 71.20 # total. Their 34.15 mahi was the big plus for them. the finishing order was 1-OIFC World Cat 71.20, 2-Team OIFC 55.50#, 3-Off Limits-51.20#, 4-OIFC Carolina Cat 48.25, 5-Stream Line 43.15# and Dig It 39.10#. All the fish were caught in the Black Jack/100-400 area.
Our plan is to hold a flounder tournament the weekend of May 21st. We will watch the weather and make an announcement.
Well, Rube McMullan predicted that the king bite would be on the beach today and Charles Callahan from Laurinburg proved him right with this 47.60 king caught this morning.