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"They Exist!" | OIFC | 03/03/15
 

They exist!  Yes, there are still fish in the ocean.  I had to go verify for myself yesterday after having been landlocked for way too long.  With the pressure of keeping the Wing & Fish Co stocked with fresh fish and now the opening of the new Ocean Isle Fish Company restaurant, I made a decision to disregard the forecast and head offshore.  Unfortunately this time, the weatherman hit the nail on the head.  Capt. Zach Faulkner and I left out just before day break and beat our way 80+ miles to 700 feet of water.  Successful deep dropping in itself is a challenge.  Add 5 foot seas into the equation and now you have a challenge I like.  It took a little while to get dialed in but eventually we struck gold in the way of Golden Tilefish and Snowy Grouper.  The goldens were up to 35 lbs and snowies 25lbs.  With the weather and the long ride ahead and frankly the pain in my brain from trying to figure out a plan of attack, we opted to pack it in early and made the trip home.  At 40 miles from the hill it laid out slick.  So there you have it, proof that there are fish out there.  Spring is supposedly right around the corner.  I don't think mother nature has received the memo yet, but when she does we'll be ready and the fish should be too.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Shallotte River Swamp Park" | OIFC | 03/03/15
 

More info on the Shallotte River Swamp Park

Watch the video clip: http://www.wect.com/clip/11181001/shallotte-river-swamp-park-plans-to-open-in-time-for-summer


- Katelyn Kincer
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"OIFC Rodeo" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/02/15
 

~~King:

Corey Bellamy $65

Tim Gray $39

Camdyn Beck $26

Dolphin

Camdyn Beck $110

Wahoo

Brayden McMullan $70

Camdyn Beck $42

Daniel Simmons $28

Flounder

Clay Morphes $115

Tommy Helma $69

Jeff Wallen $46

Trout

Clay Morphes $30

Brandon Sauls $20

Jeff Wallen $20

Redfish

Jeff Wallen $45

Brandon Sauls $30

Scott Rivers $20

 

Finally, the OIFC Year Around Rodeo Trophies have made it to the OIFC.  Thank you everyone for participating and for bearing with me in my tardiness in getting the checks and trophies ready during Pam's hospitalization.   Now she is better, spring is springing and we are ready to start the 2015 Edition of the OIFC Year Around Rodeo!  

Drop by the all new renovated OIFC & pick up your trophy and check if you haven't already.  Please remind the clerk the trophies are upstairs and the checks are in my folder.

Congratulations to last year's winners, good luck for this new year and thanks from the bottom of our hearts for your thoughts, prayers and understanding.   Now let's catch em up!!  


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 03/02/15
 

     OIFC Spring Kickoff 2015

SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 2015

Don't miss out on this fun family event! Lots of sale merchandise, FREE fishing seminars and new products!! We are excited for everyone to see the renovations and to dine at the NEW Ocean Isle Fish Company!

 


- Austin Aycock
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"Mexico" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/01/15
 

Team Do Work/OIFC member Dr. Jeremy Phillips enjoyed fishing in Mexico today.   He went after tuna and got a marlin as a bonus!


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"2015 Fishing School dates set" | OIFC | 03/01/15
 

Live Bait King Mackerel Fishing

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King Mackerel fishing 101- This class is guaranteed to make you a better  fisherman.  Spend 2-3 hours one evening tieing rigs, cast netting and learning other technical skills to becoming a better King Mackerel fisherman.  Then fish with Capt. Brant aboard the Team OIFC 32 Yellowfin as you go through all the motions from catching bait, to picking a spot, to setting the lines to gaffing fish.  It is a hands-on classroom on the high-seas. 

$400 per person 

 

2015 CLASS DATES:

June 12-13 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, June 12 at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, June 13 from 7am-5pm.  Sunday, June 14 is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.  4 SPOTS OPEN

July 3-4 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, July 3 at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, July 4 from 7am-5pm.  Sunday, July 5 is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.   4 SPOTS OPEN

 ***Custom dates available if you have a group of 3 or more***

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WITH INTEREST or CALL 910-575-3474

Backwater Fishing- CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

COST:
$300 per person

2015 CLASS DATES:

APRIL 2015:  Land Class will be held at the OIFC from 5-7pm on Friday afternoon. (Six foot cast net throwing lesson and rigging).
We will meet again at the OIFC on Saturday morning around 8am to fish a full day of approximately 8 hours. Our target species will be speckled trout, red drum, black drum, and flounder. We will cover natural bait, live bait, and artificial bait techniques to tempt our targets into biting. We will cover 4 popular presentations during this class that include jigging plastics, floating a cork, Carolina rigging, and a little trick.  

April 17th-18th, Capt. Jacob Frick-   2 SPOTS OPEN

April 24th-25th, Capt. Jeff Williamson-   3 SPOTS OPEN

MAY 2015:   Land Class will be held at the OIFC from 5-7pm on Friday afternoon. (Six foot cast net throwing lesson and rigging).
We will meet again at the OIFC on Saturday morning around 8am to fish a full day of approximately 8 hours. Our target species will be red drum, black drum, and flounder. This class will cover dead sticking for drum, dragging Carolina rigs from an anchored position for flounder and drifting Carolina rigs for flounder. Jigging soft plastics for red drum and flounder will also be covered during our day of fishing.

May 8th-9th, Capt. Jeff Williamson3 SPOTS OPEN

May 15th-16th, Capt. Jacob Frick3 SPOTS OPEN

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WITH INTEREST or CALL 910-575-3474

GULF STREAM TROLLING & VERTICAL JIGGING

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Learn how to become a more effective Gulf Stream trolling; targeting species such as Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Billfish.  NEW-- learn how to vertical jig the edge of the Gulf Stream to catch Grouper, Amberjack, Tuna and more....Capt. Brant invites you to join him as he provide hands-on lessons on how to catch more fish while Gulf Stream trolling and jigging.  The class includes a 2-3 hour "ground" school at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center from 6pm-8pm where skills such as tieing rigs, rigging baits and more will be learned.  The following morning you'll leave the Fishing Center at 6am and head offshore aboard the Team OIFC 32 Yellowfin for a full day of Gulf Stream fishing.  Catching fish is certainly a desire, but the main focus of the day will be for you to learn and become comfortable with everything from setting your spread to landing the big one.  This class is guaranteed to make you a better fisherman.

COST:
$500 per person 

2015 SCHEDULE:

April 17-18, 2015 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, April 17th at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, April18th from 6am-6pm.  Sunday, April 19th is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.  4 SPOTS OPEN

May 1-2, 2015 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, May 1st at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, May 2nd from 6am-6pm.  Sunday, May 3rd is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.  4 SPOTS OPEN

*** Custom class dates available with groups of 3 or more***

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WITH INTEREST or CALL 910-575-3474


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"2015 Fishing School dates set" | OIFC | 03/01/15
 

Live Bait King Mackerel Fishing

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

King Mackerel fishing 101- This class is guaranteed to make you a better  fisherman.  Spend 2-3 hours one evening tieing rigs, cast netting and learning other technical skills to becoming a better King Mackerel fisherman.  Then fish with Capt. Brant aboard the Team OIFC 32 Yellowfin as you go through all the motions from catching bait, to picking a spot, to setting the lines to gaffing fish.  It is a hands-on classroom on the high-seas. 

$400 per person 

 

2015 CLASS DATES:

June 12-13 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, June 12 at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, June 13 from 7am-5pm.  Sunday, June 14 is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.  4 SPOTS OPEN

July 3-4 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, July 3 at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, July 4 from 7am-5pm.  Sunday, July 5 is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.   4 SPOTS OPEN

 ***Custom dates available if you have a group of 3 or more***

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WITH INTEREST or CALL 910-575-3474

Backwater Fishing- CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

COST:
$300 per person

2015 CLASS DATES:

APRIL 2015:  Land Class will be held at the OIFC from 5-7pm on Friday afternoon. (Six foot cast net throwing lesson and rigging).
We will meet again at the OIFC on Saturday morning around 8am to fish a full day of approximately 8 hours. Our target species will be speckled trout, red drum, black drum, and flounder. We will cover natural bait, live bait, and artificial bait techniques to tempt our targets into biting. We will cover 4 popular presentations during this class that include jigging plastics, floating a cork, Carolina rigging, and a little trick.  

April 17th-18th, Capt. Jacob Frick-   2 SPOTS OPEN

April 24th-25th, Capt. Jeff Williamson-   3 SPOTS OPEN

MAY 2015:   Land Class will be held at the OIFC from 5-7pm on Friday afternoon. (Six foot cast net throwing lesson and rigging).
We will meet again at the OIFC on Saturday morning around 8am to fish a full day of approximately 8 hours. Our target species will be red drum, black drum, and flounder. This class will cover dead sticking for drum, dragging Carolina rigs from an anchored position for flounder and drifting Carolina rigs for flounder. Jigging soft plastics for red drum and flounder will also be covered during our day of fishing.

May 8th-9th, Capt. Jeff Williamson3 SPOTS OPEN

May 15th-16th, Capt. Jacob Frick3 SPOTS OPEN

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WITH INTEREST or CALL 910-575-3474

GULF STREAM TROLLING & VERTICAL JIGGING

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Learn how to become a more effective Gulf Stream trolling; targeting species such as Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Billfish.  NEW-- learn how to vertical jig the edge of the Gulf Stream to catch Grouper, Amberjack, Tuna and more....Capt. Brant invites you to join him as he provide hands-on lessons on how to catch more fish while Gulf Stream trolling and jigging.  The class includes a 2-3 hour "ground" school at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center from 6pm-8pm where skills such as tieing rigs, rigging baits and more will be learned.  The following morning you'll leave the Fishing Center at 6am and head offshore aboard the Team OIFC 32 Yellowfin for a full day of Gulf Stream fishing.  Catching fish is certainly a desire, but the main focus of the day will be for you to learn and become comfortable with everything from setting your spread to landing the big one.  This class is guaranteed to make you a better fisherman.

COST:
$500 per person 

2015 SCHEDULE:

April 17-18, 2015 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, April 17th at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, April18th from 6am-6pm.  Sunday, April 19th is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.  4 SPOTS OPEN

May 1-2, 2015 - Capt. Brant McMullan- land class Friday, May 1st at OIFC from 6-8pm+/-, fishing Saturday, May 2nd from 6am-6pm.  Sunday, May 3rd is alternate fishing day in the event of inclement weather.  4 SPOTS OPEN

*** Custom class dates available with groups of 3 or more***

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL WITH INTEREST or CALL 910-575-3474


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Ska Championship news" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 02/27/15
 


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"Jolly Mon VIP" | OIFC | 02/27/15
 

NEW 2015 Tournament --> Jolly Mon VIP

For More Info Click Here!

$200 ENTRY FEE

$10,000 FIRST PLACE WINNER TAKE ALL

LIMITED TO 50 ENTRIES.  **THE TOP 25 CAPTAINS FROM THE 2014 JOLLY MON AND TOP 25 CAPTAINS FROM THE 2014 FALL BRAWL WILL RECEIVE INVITATIONS.  THESE "VIP" CAPTAINS HAVE UNTIL MAY 1, 2015 TO SUBMIT ENTRY PAYMENT.  AFTER THE MAY 1 DEADLINE, ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN BASED ON A FIRST COME WAITING LIST INVITATION.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WAITING LIST

Waiting list will be updated every FRIDAY!

2 FISH AGGREGATE COMBINED WEIGHT WINS

CHECK-OUT AT OIFC

STRICT FISHING BOUNDARIES WHICH REMAIN UNKNOWN UNTIL CHECK-OUT.

** $100 BIG FISH TWT (CASH ONLY) CAN BE ENTERED WHEN YOUR BOAT CHECKS OUT **


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"Video to Warm you Up" | Tiberias - 22' | 02/26/15
 

Attached is a video from this past summer when the redfish were chewing. We have all been stuck inside way too long this winter. It has been cold and wet! Warm air is forecasted for us this coming week and will hopefully send Ole Man winter packing. Come join us this year! See ya on the water!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocj1DE9f_Yc


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Ground breaking RESCHEDULED" | OIFC | 02/26/15
 

Due to the large amount of rain the past couple of days we are having to CANCEL the Shallotte River Swamp Park Ground Breaking Ceremony today.

We will let everyone know when we decide on a new date & we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause!


- Katelyn Kincer
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"NCDMF Flounder Stock Assessment" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/24/15
 

http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=4823


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"Shallotte River" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/22/15
 

Below are pictures of the Shalotte River on a falling lunar tide today.    The pics were shot by Clay Morphis


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"Capt. Hooks Update" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/20/15
 

~From Keith Berciunas~


Friday Feb 20, 2015

Sorry it has been a while since updated.

David is doing really well with his physical therapy and rehabilitation. He is enjoying his therapists. David has said they aren't big as a minute but are strong as bulls. They have been pushing him hard and he has been responding well and trying to do a little more than they ask him to do daily. He is really pushing himself to get stronger.


This past couple weeks have been big ones. David was assisted in standing for the first time in over 2 months last week. He stood for almost two minutes with assistance. Through the week and weekend he continued to work on his standing and balance. Over the weekend the nurses removed his lift assistance from his room and worked him into using a board slide to get out of bed and into his chair. He is doing this on his own and is really showing strength improvement.

Tuesday was another big step. David used a walker to take a couple steps. He felt good about it as did his therapists. They worked him out Wednesday, then on Thursday he took 42 steps using his walker. He is making good progress with his leg strength and core. He will continue to work with the walker and therapists on walking in the coming weeks. The staff also mentioned having him workout in the swimming pool with therapist/trainers once he has enough balance to stand without assistance. David is excited about this and the progress he is making.

This Saturday is sure to be a happy and emotional day for the Captain. He is being granted a 8 hour day pass to go home. This will be the first time David has been out of the hospital since Dec 7th when he was admitted. This will also be the first time David and Freddie will see eachother. I am positive this is gonna be an exciting and needed reunion and positive incentive for David to push himself to a speedy recovery. We will post as the progress continues.

David is appreciative if all of your love, support and prayers. Keep it coming.

Keith

 

 

 

 

 


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"OIFC Rodeo" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/20/15
 

Attention all rodeo winners, the checks are ready.  If you pick your'r up at the store tell the clerk the checks are in my folder.  I am waiting for the trophies to be completed


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"CCU Saltwater Seminar" | OIFC | 02/19/15
 

CCU Saltwater Seminar:

When: February 21, 2015

10am, doors open at 9

Where: CCU Brittain Hall,

23 Chanticleer Dr. Conway, SC

Admission $10, Includes Lunch!

If you are unable to attend the seminar but are interested in learning more about king mackerel, inshore, bottom, bluewater fishing then tune in ONLINE!

click here ----> https://new.livestream.com/coastalcarolinauniversity/saltwaterseminar


- Katelyn Kincer
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""Record" Bluefin" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/17/15
 

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Aquaflauge added 2 new photos.

January 28 at 12:01pm ·
Record Bluefin Tuna Caught in North Carolina

Beaufort, North Carolina is home to the new record bluefin tuna.
 The record bluefin tuna, which reportedly weighed in at 1,005 pounds, was hooked on Tuesday, Jan. 13th at around 6:45 a.m. It put up a struggle that lasted over three hours and dragged the boat almost 10 miles across the ocean, before being finally landed and brought back to land. This record bluefin tuna will remain an unofficial record because the fishermen who caught it are commercial fishermen. This did work in favor of the fishermen since they were legally allowed to keep the fish. The record bluefin tuna was an astonishing 113 inches long, which is 40 inches over the legal limit for recreational fisherman. The fish weighed 200 pounds over the current official record bluefin tuna which belongs to Corey Shultz from Oregon.


Capt. Herb Sheades was glad to tell all about the experience that he and his mate Jonathan Anderson went through to haul in this huge fish. Sheades says; It was right off the beach in 35 feet of water. There’s tons of menhaden out there for them to feed on, and the gill-net boats are working close to shore, creating a chum slick that attracts the tuna. Sheads also says that the fish was caught around 3.5 miles southeast of Beaufort Inlet and that he and Anderson were trolling with a blue and white ballyhoo skirt when the record bluefin tuna struck. Joe Shute, who makes and sells these lures in Morehead City says that blue/white, pink/white, and candy apple red lures have all been very productive in the area lately.

This hot streak of big fish in the Morehead City area is likely to continue well into the winter, so get your rods out of storage and head to the coast to try your luck. Who knows, maybe you can land the next official record bluefin tuna.

I cut and paste this article from the Aquaflauge site on my Facebook Page.  I thought it would make good reading for these cold winter days.  Don't know about y'all but I'm ready to get on the water!!!


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"CCU Saltwater Seminar " | OIFC | 02/17/15
 

Here is the CCU Saltwater Seminar Schedule

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

10AM- King Mackerel: Capt. Brant McMullan & Austin Aycock

11AM- Blue Water: Fathom & Capt. Joe Shute

12PM- Inshore: Capt. Jason Burton & Capt. David Cutler

*LUNCH*

2PM- Bottom Fishing: Capt.Keith Logan & Capt. Brody Heath

3PM- Fly Fishing: Orvis


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"Welcome to Ocean Isle Beach!" | | 02/17/15
 

32 degrees..... With rain Please excuse the brief response. Sent from my phone. Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Come See Our NEW Look!" | OIFC | 02/16/15
 



Come see our NEW look &
Our NEW merchandise is arriving DAILY!

Email: info@oifc.com for an application!


6th Annual Saltwater Seminar
Coastal Carolina University's Saltwater Fishing Club is hosting their 6th Annual Seminar

on February 21st, 2015 at 10AM (Doors open at 9AM)


 


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