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"New SKA Record" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/31/15
Below is the 78.86# king mackerel caught in the Key West tourney. Congrats to the "3 of a Kind" fishing team, tournament and SKA record fish!!!!!!!!
Below is Michelle & Jeff Drake's king caught in the same tournament.
Report courtesy of Michelle Evans Drake of "The LAW" fishing team
Capt. Rickey Beck
"SALE" | OIFC | 01/30/15
Shimano Torium Reel SALE
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"Heading out" | | 01/29/15
Capt Rube with OIFC staffer Paul Eagle along with Brant, Barrett and Tom Roach of OIFC in search of Sea Bass.
Please excuse the brief response. Sent from my phone. Capt. Brant McMullan
"Not a political Commentary" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/27/15
From the News Tribune
This report is not a political commentary. It is a thought of how oil rigs will improve our fishery.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to open the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, beginning a mammoth battle over the environmental effects and raising the question of how much oil and gas lies under the sea and whether it’s even economical for it to be drilled.
The Interior Department announced Tuesday that it was proposing a lease sale off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia as part of its new offshore leasing plan, which covers 2017 to 2022. At the same time, the department said it would ban drilling in some environmentally sensitive areas off Alaska.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell called it a balanced plan that allows energy development “while protecting areas that are simply too special to develop.”
The proposal will incite a furious debate over just what American places are considered too special for drilling rigs – pitting environmental groups against industry as well as some coastal towns against their state leaders, who see jobs and the potential for billions in revenue.
“It will be a battle royal,” said Charles Ebinger, a senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the left-leaning Brookings Institution in Washington.
Ebinger expects lawsuits to rage for years. Jewell said the Atlantic drilling lease sale won’t happen until 2021 and could change or even be scrapped.
Sierra Weaver, an attorney at the nonprofit Southern Environmental Law Center, said she hopes communities along the Atlantic seaboard will band together against the drilling plan, which goes to public comment before being finalized. Weaver argued that Obama’s proposal sells out the Southeast, putting at risk the tourism and fishing economies of coastal communities that rely on having clean beaches and water.
“The Obama administration just made the point that these special areas of Alaska are too special to drill,” Weaver said. “The same goes for the Southeast.”
The proposed lease area is a huge swath from Virginia to the southern border of Georgia, but it could be narrowed. So it’s not clear whether drilling might happen off the beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the Charleston waterfront in South Carolina, or the port of Savannah in Georgia.
Mayors of coastal towns including Charleston, Beaufort, S.C., and communities on the Outer Banks have spoken out against Atlantic drilling.
The governors of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, though, pushed hard for the drilling to be allowed, and Jewell said that made a difference.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called the plan “a step in the right direction to help North Carolina become a significant energy-producing state.” But McCrory criticized as too limiting a 50-mile buffer between drilling and the East Coast that’s included in the proposal.
The Atlantic Ocean has been off limits to drilling for decades, and it’s a mystery just how much oil and gas actually exist off the East Coast.
The federal government estimates 3.3 billion barrels of oil and 31.28 trillion cubic feet of natural gas along the entire Atlantic seabed. That’s hardly the makings of a boom, and it’s nine times smaller than estimated oil reserves off the Arctic coast of Alaska, if the numbers are right. But those estimates date from the 1970s and 1980s, and industry and other drilling supporters consider them too low.
James Knapp, a professor of earth and ocean sciences at the University of South Carolina, said far more advanced seismic surveys have been developed
Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/01/27/3608786_obama-to-open-atlantic-to-drilling.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
Capt. Rickey Beck
"OIFC IS HIRING!" | OIFC | 01/27/15
If you are interested in becoming a part of the OIFC Team be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an application!
We will be accepting applications until Feb 15th, so get yours in today!!
"NEW OIFCo Restaurant" | OIFC | 01/24/15
Time to put the rumors to rest. After many years of discussion, I can officially announce The Ocean Isle Fishing Center is expanding next door to take on the restaurant business. The Giggling Mackerel restaurant has been owned and operated by the Myers family for the past 12+ years. Beginning Spring of 2015, we, along with the team from the OIFC Wing and Fish Company will begin operating the new Ocean Isle Fish Company Restaurant Featuring the Giggling Mackerel Tiki Bar. Our plan is to bring the energy, creativity, quality food and service that we have provided at the Wing & Fish Company to the Ocean Isle Fish Company for all of our locals and visting guests. We will focus our menu on fresh seafood and fresh catch straight off our boats and other day boats in the area. The atmosphere will be flip flops, beer and grouper sandwiches.
For as long as I can remember our family has traveled the coast both in the US and abroad taking notes on our favorite on the water dining establishments. The Fish Company will now give us an opportunity to share our vision with the public which was built from all the years of traveling, cocktail napkin plans and red whiskey campfire discussions. Truth be told, there are so many ideas and eccentric plans that we are being forced to temper many of them in order to be open by this spring. There will be many changes upon our re-opening and many more to come as time permits.
NOW HIRING FOR SEASON
Capt. Barrett McMullan
We are now hiring for all positions. Kitchen, servers, ect. If you have interest please email oceanislefishco.atmc.net
"Happening Now" | | 01/24/15
Capt. Amy on stage with George Poveromo
"OIFC in the house" | | 01/23/15
Brant and Amy are fired up and ready for tomorrow's seminar at the Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series in Cary, NC. If you aren't tied up, come watch the show as we razzle and dazzle. OIFC in the house!
"Mark Your Calendar! " | OIFC | 01/21/15
Mark Your Calendar!
Here are the 2015 Tournament Dates!
Far Out Shoot Out
May 8- May 16th, 2015
Jolly Mon King Classic
June 17-June 21, 2015
Fall Brawl King Classic
October 9- October 11, 2015
"Rodeo" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/20/15
I apologize for the delay in the Rodeo trophies and winnings. As many know my wife is in the hospital and is pretty sick and the OIFC is undergoing renovation. Bottom line I've been pre-occupied, there's a delay in the summary and quite frankly when I do have time I'm tired and am just not into the paperwork. Lame excuses I know but please bare with me. Thank you
To the many in the fishing community who have kept up with my updates on Facebook and have expressed their well wishes thank you very, very much. Y'all mean a great deal to the Beck "Team Do Work/OIFC" family. Fact is the entire fishing community means a lot to us.
Capt. Rickey Beck
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"High School Fishing Association" | OIFC | 01/17/15
More details on The High School Fishing Association
Our plan is to work within the Brunswick County high-school system to
ultimately make fishing a sanctioned school sport. Each team will consist of
two fishermen and there will be a total of 6 events in the year: 1 Saturday
in each of the following months- Sept,Oct, Nov, March, April, May. Event 6
held in May will be the championship event to determine overall season
winner. No team will fish with the same coach/boat more than once during
the year. Also, the fishing will take place inshore with the target species
being Flounder, Trout and Redfish.
In order for this to be possible we need coaches/ boats to volunteer. A
coach can participate in only one event or all six and may opt in or out
with relatively short notice. If you are interested in volunteering your
time and boat to carry a team for a fishing event please contact Capt. Brant
- Email: email@example.com .
"HELP REQUESTED to Launch High School Competitive Fishing Series" | OIFC | 01/17/15
Fishermen in Brunswick County, We need your help!
From: Brant McMullan, Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Help us help youth character development via fishing.
Most of us who fish have seen and experienced first-hand the power of fishing as a vehicle in character development in youth. Look around you and note the kids who have the fishing bug, and almost without exception, you see youth that are happy, confident, energized with life; all important elements to positive character development and a future of following the proper path in life.
We are delighted and excited to introduce to you a program we are working on with The First Tee of Brunswick County, an organization that uses golf as a youth character development vehicle in the same way fishing does. The First Tee of Brunswick County (founded by Carol and Rusty Petrea) is one of the most successful and significant programs of The First Tee in the United States.
Through the joint efforts of OIFC and The First Tee of Brunswick County, we intend to create a fishing club format in the Brunswick County School System. In order to accomplish this, we need volunteer boat owners who agree with the importance of the objective we are working on, and can offer their time and boats for the project.
Details of the program are below. Please review and let me hear back from you as to your ability to participate.
Thanks. Capt Brant
1. The purpose of this letter is to ask you to consider becoming a coach and boat provider for the newly formed Brunswick County High School Fishing Association. We anticipate needing 20 boats per tournament.
2. The fishing venue will be inshore (not ocean) saltwater fishing, with weigh-ins at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.
3. We expect to have a year-long series of 6 events/tournaments during the 2015 – 2016 school year. All tournaments on Saturdays. One in Sep, Oct, Nov, Mar, April and May. Please let us know how many Saturdays you can support.
4. Each Brunswick County High School will have a Fishing Club, with an in-school advisor, and one angler coach per tournament. Student fishing teams will consist of two students, who remain as a team for the entire series, but their angler coach varies per event. We expect several teams per High School.
5. We are in the midst of working on all aspects and details, such as tourney fees, bylaws, schedule, etc. We are meeting with leaders of Brunswick County Schools in February.
6. First, in all this planning, we need a sense of how many of you we can expect to volunteer to be an angler/coach with a boat. Gas for each boat will be provided, with the angler/coach providing bait and tackle.
A. We want to create opportunity for our High School students to participate in and learn about the life-long sport of fishing, with its inherent values, character and life skills. We need angler/coaches with a boat to volunteer for one or more Saturdays.
B. Southeastern Texas has recently established the Deep East Texas High School Fishing Association. www.deepeasthighschoolfishing.com We are in dialogue with the leader of this organization, and we are modeling our Brunswick County High School Fishing Association after what has been done so successfully in Southeastern Texas.
Earlier this month, they had a tournament with 370 teams/boats! All the boat owners are volunteers.
20 to 30% of their participants (High School anglers) are girls!
Formed in 2013, the association is a testament to the growing popularity of the Student Angler Federation’s High School Fishing program. Thanks to a partnership between FLW and The Bass Federation, SAF offers opportunities nationwide for high school-aged youths to experience the thrill of competitive bass fishing.
Encompassing 41 school districts and spanning a swathe of Texas stretching from Houston to the Louisiana line, the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association serves more than 1,000 budding tournament anglers. The group’s first event, held Dec. 14, 2013 on Sam Rayburn, drew 262 registered teams.
8. Please respond with your commitment to our youth, 100% of our future!
EMAIL CaptBrant@OIFC.com with the below requested personal contact information and availability to join in launching this new program.
**Number of Saturdays that you can commit to participate
Capt. Brant McMullan
"OIFC Floor At Brunswick Novant Hospital" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/15/15
I guess it is a good thing the OIFC is closed for a month. Shawn Latham, our Do It All man and Pam Beck, one of the many folks who are key to the success of our tournaments, are both on the same floor of the same hospital. They will soon part company with Shawn going to Atlanta & Pam to UNC Chapel Hill. Everyone get all your ailments over this winter and join us at the Ocean Isle Fish Company & the OIFC, Don't forget The OIFC Fish & Wing Co and the Shallotte River Swamp Park which will be in operation by the spring. You can watch No Limits Fishing on ATMC-TV.
Capt. Jeff Beck
"CHARTER CAPTAIN WANTED" | OIFC | 01/14/15
CHARTER CAPTAIN WANTED-
Capt. Brant is seeking to add an additional part-time offshore charter captain to the charter fishing crew. The following are requirements to apply:
- Be available to fish from June through August as a captain for 2-3 days/week
- Have a current 6-pak USCG licensed
- Have extensive local area offshore fishing knowledge and experience in a variety of fishing styles
- Be able to communicate effectively with adults and children
- Have a very friendly and patient demeanor
- Be able to maintain full control through adverse situations
If you fit these requirements and you have the availability and interest in working with the Ocean Isle Fishing Center charter fishing crew, please call or email Capt. Brant immediately: (910) 367-2945, firstname.lastname@example.org
Capt. Brant McMullan
"Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar " | OIFC | 01/14/15
Be sure to make plans to attend the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series in Cary/Raleigh, NC on January 24,2015 from 9:00 AM-3:00PM. Capt. Amy McMullan and Capt. Brant McMullan will be serving on panels discussing topics from offshore trolling to how to use electronics to catch fish!!
"CCU Spring Seminar!" | OIFC | 01/13/15
Coastal Carolina University's Saltwater Fishing Club is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Seminar. The topics include: bluewater, bottom, king mackerel, inshore/nearshore, and flyfishing!
The seminar will be held at 10AM (doors open at 9AM) on February 21,2015 at CCU Brittain Hall - 23 Chanticicleer Dr. Conway, SC. Admission is only $10 and it includes lunch!
Raffle Prizes include a YETI cooler and Ocean Tamer sea bags!