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"Jolly Mon TAKE TWO" | OIFC | 08/24/16
 

 Jolly Mon King Classic 2016

TAKE TWO- This Weekend

 Here' the plan:

Friday:  We are having the Jr. Jolly Mon tournament just like normal.  See rules and entry form and such at www.OIFC.com/jrjollymon -  Registration will open at 2pm on Friday.  We will be having a complimentary shrimp boil provided by the Ocean Isle Fish Company at 6pm.  The Capt. meeting will be at 7pm and YES, WE WILL BE DOING POGY BOBBING AGAIN!  ******  Also, Pelican Sno-balls will be on-site with FREE sno-cones for all junior anglers.  This is the last hoorah before school starts back for many of you, so please involve the children.  

 CAPTAIN'S CHOICE FORMAT-  Fish 1 out 2 days- EITHER Saturday, August 27th or Sunday, August 28th. 

-Declare your intended fish day on your registration form or you have until 7:00am on Saturday, August 27th to call (910) 253-3474 and leave a message declaring your fish day. 

-If you do not declare a fish day, Saturday, August 27th, will automatically be counted as your fish day.   

ENTRY FORM- CLICK HERE

RULES- CLICK HERE

  • $250 Entry Fee
  • Prizes for top 25 heaviest King Mackerel
  • Prizes for top 15 Jr. Angler's heaviest King Mackerel-
  • Prizes for top 5 Lady Angler's heaviest King Mackerel- 
  • Prize for Capt. Scott Hewett memorial Senior Angler heaviest King Mackerel   
  • Prizes for top 3 in the small boat division
  • Prize for the top boat in single engine division
  • NEW TWT level:  Break the Jolly Mon Record TWT.  $20 per boat, annual accruing pot that will continue to build until someone wins.  OIFC is seeding with starter $500 to get the pot going.  Current record set in 2004 by Talkin Trash- 46.65lbs
  • TWT levels-  Whale- $500, Small Boat (27' 11" and less) - $100, Single Engine(max 300hp, outboards only)- $100, Lady- $50, Cobia- $50
  • Fishing Family Award awarded to any team who weighs an eligible species and has a Jr., Lady and Sr. on board
  • Wheel of Fishing- spin to win $1000 bonus if you can spin your fish's weight.

 


 

Bait Report -- Pogies have shown back up as of last week.  The most recent reports were of bait off Holden and Long Beach in 20-30' of water.  The bait is big and a bit harder to catch than normal so carry a fast sinking net.  Also, the OIFC has hand-caught Ribbonfish.

Kingfish Report -- It has been a really tough Summer for King Mackerel fishing locally.  This past week it has been better than it has been, but not where we want it to be; but its moving in the right direction!  There were some good size fish caught this past weekend around the SW Tower bottoms.  The Tower itself is loaded with bait and there have been a lot of smaller Kings in that area.  I have not heard much from the Shark Hole or Jungle as of late, but our charter boats will be fishing this week, so stay tuned to the OIFC Fish Report.  The water clarity is good on the beach, there is bait and we have our first cool front North wind of the year; lots of variables in motion.  Stay tuned.

 


 

CURRENT MARINE FORECAST

 

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

SAT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Carolina Slan" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/23/16
 

The water is warm (87+-) inshore but the bite is still on as demonstrated by Sunset Beach's Larry Spainhour's Carolina Slam today


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Carolina Slan" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/23/16
 

The water is warm (87+-) inshore but the bite is still on as demonstrated by Sunset Beach's Larry Spainhour's Carolina Slam today


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Jolly Mon special" | | 08/23/16
 

Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"conditions report" | OIFC | 08/23/16
 

Rode around this morning. Here's what I saw.

-water color ok, off ocean crest real pretty

-honker size pogies off OIB and also lot of pelican action off Long Beach

-good bait marks off ocean crest pier

-fished yaupon and ocean crest for couple hours, nothing but big spanish

standby for more info as we get it


- Rube McMullan
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"Bottom school success" | | 08/22/16
 

My class did a good job today learning tips to be better at bottom fishing. We had nice seas but fought a strong cross current which made for good anchoring education. Thanks guys and good job Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"seasons first cold front" | OIFC | 08/22/16
 

This morning we are enjoying the first north wind of the summer, signaling the coming change of seasons. This "cold front" [high today is 90] hopefully is the catalysit to change the crazy world of fishing we have had this summer. There's been a lot of weirdness in the fishing world.

-virtually no King Mackeral in our waters

-so many juvenile kings that you can't hardly spanish fish

-tiny baby sailfish being caught on clark spoons while spanish fishing[NEVER have seen that one]

So today is a new beginning. North winds today going to north east. Will the magic switch go off and kings will be caught at Yaupon the next couple days? Will they appear at Myrtle Beach Rocks, the 90's/ect?

Standby, we will see, certainly the conditons are right. And hopefully we can report that is exactly what happens in lead up to the rescheduled Jolly Mon King Mackerel Clasic this weekend!


- Rube McMullan
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"Sheriff Ingram's Flatfish Round Up" | Catch All | 08/20/16
 

Congrats to 1st Place Winners JC Loomas & team for total grand prize with TWT's/Lady (Teresa Toomas) & Senior Angler $3400    Also a shout out to Team OIFC members Toby Russ of Mr. Goodhands for second place, his son Grayson for winning Junior Angler and Team Do Work, Capt. Jeff Beck, Steve Lanier, Brandon Sauls and Clay  Morphis who finished fourth place.   Can't wait until next year!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Mini sail " | | 08/17/16
 

This sail decided to eat our clarkspoon while Spanish fishing today. Nice surprise today with both the Carolina cat and the world cat catching one of these guys. Capt. Derek Treffinger
- "Treffinger, Derek James"
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Toes-Up 08/18/2016

Is that not COOL, goes to show that you never know what is on the other end of the line!!!!!!!!





"Fishing Report" | | 08/17/16
 

The Pogies show and instantly the fishing begins to improve. The weather has also been stable and we are on a full moon, so who's to say what is the exact reason, but things are beginning to look up. Pogies have been from Little River to Southport all week and the Spanish have been on the beach. I am seeing a few more Kings, still not normal levels though. This AM both Capt OC and Capt Derek are running 4 hour nearshore Spanish trips and both have released Sailfish so far- Check these pics out! Flags are flying at the OIFC Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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Xplosive 08/17/2016

About time...been wondering when the bite would come back. Looks like just in the nick of time for the Jolly Mon. Can't wait for next weekend to get here!





"Fishing schools and such" | | 08/16/16
 

-I have one opening for bottom school this Saturday. -I have one charter boat open for anyone that wants to fish the Jolly Mon 8/27 or 28. - I have 3 spots open for live bait school 9/3 Call 910-575-3474 or email captbrant@oifc.com for details or to book Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"What are these??" | | 08/15/16
 

A glimmer of hope? Pogies off OIB this AM in 16' Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Bottom fishing school" | | 08/14/16
 

We r hosting a bottom fishing school this Saturday. I have one spot open - Cost is $400. The class will focus on anchoring, rigging, gear and techniques for snapper and grouper. Call 910-575-3474 to book Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Flounder" | | 08/14/16
 

4.4 Flounder by Derek Rukenbrod Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Fun at the Frying Pan Tower" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/14/16
 

Billy Noble had a big day at the Tower Friday  By 2:30 he'd gone through a box of cigar minnows.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Kingfish" | | 08/13/16
 

31.4 pounds from dead bait in 65'- High Cotton - Neill Newton Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Sea ya later alligator. " | OIFC | 08/12/16
 

After 6 years of "fun in the sun" this girl is heading back to college (again). This time I am going to nursing school! I am looking forward to this new adventure but I am definitely sad to be leaving my home away from home. I just wanted to take a quick second to say thank you to ALL of the awesome customers that I have had the pleasure of meeting over the course of the past few years. This experience has been wonderful for so many reasons... from catching my first offshore fish to learning how to change the oil on an outboard (haha). I can't thank "my" McMullans enough for everything that I have learned and had the opportunity to experience by being a part of Team OIFC. All of the life lessons from Grandpa Rube and the fun family fishing trips will forever hold a special place in my heart. I love y'all and I will "sea" you soon. (You know I can't stay away for too long) 

 

XOX,

KK


- Katelyn Kincer
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Rube McMullan 08/12/2016

Katelyn. You have been one of the most extraordinary persons to walk across our dock from day 1. Sorry to see you go, but glad to see you go, as the world is out there awaiting your limitless talents. Go get em girl!! GPR





"Team OIFC update" | | 08/09/16
 

I've been lax in reporting but this week Team OIFC is competing in the White Marlin Open tournament on Ocean City, MD. The tournament is the largest and richest Billfish tournament in the world. This years tournament has 328 boats competing. There are payouts for the largest White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin and Shark. The biggest $ is in the White Marlin category. A White has to be 67" and over 70 pounds to be eligible for weigh-in. After two days of fishing and over 700 White Marlin releases, only one legal 76 pound White has been weighed. IF this were the only eligible White weighed in the tournament (there are still 3 more fishing days) then it is worth $2.4 million! Yesterday a 790 pound Blue Marlin was weighed and today a 233 pound Bigeye Tuna. This tournament has the best of the best on all the biggest and baddest sportfishing boats and teams in the world. BUT, because it is a big fish event and winners are decided by largest fish and not most releases, anyone can win- EVEN US! We went 1 for 3 yesterday, raising three and hooking and releasing one that was too small to weigh. Today we went 3 for 5, raising 5, hooking 4 and releasing 3- our biggest was 65", not quite big enough. We will use our last fish day on Thursday so wish us luck. We just need one White to come into the spread and take our circle hooked ballyhoo to change our fishing world forever! Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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Capt Mark 08/10/2016

Good luck guys! Positive vibes, the fish can feel them.





"WMO" | OIFC | 08/09/16
 

Capt. Brant and team are up in Ocean City Maryland currently competing in the largest billfish tournament in the world, the White Marlin Open.  The total purse is $4.4 mil!  This is primarily a white marlin tournament but there are prizes for blue marlin, mahi, wahoo, and tuna also.  I only got a brief report from Brant yesterday but I believe they fished there first out of three possible days and managed to go 1 for 3 on whites.  The objective is to catch a white marlin large enough to bring to the scales.  Not 100% sure what the minimum size is but I believe it to be around 70lbs.  The fish yesterday was released.  There were over 500 whites released on day on amongst the 300+ boats in the fleet.  One blue marlin was decked on a center console and dragged back to the scale that eventually weighed in at 790lbs!  Team OIFC is back at it again today.  Stand by for more.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"IFA Houma, LA" | OIFC | 08/06/16
 

Along with partner, Jay Cedotal, I fished the Inshore Fishing Association's Houma, LA redfish event today.  Apparently fishing with a partner is the influence I need to not get myself into the crazy situations that always seemed to find me in my past redfish tournaments.  Today was relatively uneventful.  No long runs, no mechanical issues, no almosts but not quites.  We fished very hard today and had a pretty slow day by Houma, LA standards catching around 8 fish and seeing in the neighborhood of 50.  For whatever reason today the fish were just not aggressive.  Down here we are sight fishing 100% of the time meaning we don't cast until we actually see a redfish.  It's a very fun way to fish but can be maddening when they don't eat.  It's a combination of hunting and fishing as you have to stalk the fish and then make a perfect cast to for optimal presentation.  Our best two fish of the day went 15.3lbs and landed us in 19th place out of 92 teams.  Nothing special but a decent day.  It's always great to fish with top level anglers like Jay.  I took close notes and tried to absorb as much knowledge as I could.  One take away I immediately noticed is that apparently I fish very fast.  It seems like slowing down while on the trolling motor and really picking a piece of marsh apart is more effective than spot hopping like I'm used to in king mackerel fishing.  Headed back home tomorrow but leaving my boat down here in Louisiana for the next few months.  Hopefully will get an opportunity to come back down for a couple more tournametns or just fun fishing.  Who wants to go?


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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