Dale Hall, Joe Zurad and Mike Bonner sight fishing with Capt Britt Ordes this week in St. Bernard, La. This picture of one of three "triple hookups". Thanks to Barrett McMullan for referring us to Capt Ordes!
- "Brant McMullan"
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7pm tonight, the OIFC will have its official lighting cermony. Over 10,000 lights and 1/2 mile of lighting wires have been strung. Come see the illumination extravaganza at the official lighting ceremony tonight at 7pm.
All Ocean Isle Fish Company appetizers half-off tonigth!
If you haven't been tuning in, the Kingfish Cup culminated this past weekend with the 25 boat Champioship event in Ocracoke, NC. 25 boats competed for a $192,000 payout.
Liquid Fire Fishing Team came out on top with a 61 pound, two fish aggregate to take home a cool $96, 410 in prize money!!!!
If you weren't following this year's Kingfish Cup, it was very exciting as teams fished to win big $ but also to qualify to fish the Championship. Check out this year's Championship final standings and Qualifier standings. Also, be sure to join the email list and visit the Kingfish Cup Facebook Page to follow and stay in-tune. 2018 is going to be a very exciting year!
The last backwater school of the year is scheduled for this weekend. Land class November 17th 5:30 pm and Full day of fishing on November 18th. This class will focus on tossing soft plastic lures to target trout, but flounder and reds may also be caught during this class. Call soon book your spot. 910 575 3474. Hal Blackmore and his crew fish with me earlier in the week and found the trout biting well. All trout were caught using a variety of soft plastics. Come on down and lets go fishing! See ya on the water!
Been in and out of town hiding in the woods trying to find a deer for my 10 year old to shoot. We have seen a few deer and been successful putting some meat in the freezer for the winter. Meanwhile, I have tested the waters and found that the trout are actively feeding in many areas throughout our waterways. Many of the usual places are producing like docks, oyster bars, and the river channels. Live shrimp will most definitely get a bite floating them under a cork, but artificials of all sorts are also working. Hot lures have been vudu shrimp, bass assassin swim baits, and gulp swimming mullet. Come on down and lets go fishing! See ya on the water!
Congratulations to Whit Swain catching a 6.3 pound citation trout last week. The big ole girl bit a live mullet on a carlina rig while dragging for the last few flounder of the year. Still some flat fish around as well, but keepers a few and far between. Trout bite has been good with live shrimp and soft plastics. Weather is windy and chilly making the trout difficult to persue, but they love to bite in those conditions. Come on down and lets go fishing! See ya on the water!
Just a reminder for they 7th annual Cy's World Inshore Tournament coming up. Come out and support this great cause! Details below.
7th ANNUAL FLOUNDER, TROUT AND REDFISH RODEO 2017
Date: NOVEMBER 25, 2017 (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
Entry Fee: Minimum donation of $50 per boat
Boundaries: Lockwood Folly to South Port, no ocean fishing. NEW
Time: Lines in @ 7 am. Be in weigh-in line at OIFC by 4 pm
Awards to follow weight in at Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Cy’s World 50% (Thank you)
Junior Angler: Participating Junior Angler, 15 years and younger, with heaviest combination will win a OIFC inshore spin combo, courtesy of OIFC.
Beat the Champs: Five repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat Champs Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphis of the Bonecrusher are putting up $500 to any boat that can take them out of 1st Place. The challenge is set.
Beat the Bonecrusher TWT: $20 entry.
If…..that is a big IF, you can beat the “BONECRUSHER” (Brandon Sauls & Clay Morphis) you get 50% of the pot. Much thanks to Brandon & Clay for agreeing to put himself on the (hook and) line.
Duck Award: no entry fee
In honor of Cy, who loved to shoot ducks at OIB, we will have a rotating trophy for the most legal Ducks shot on the day of the tournament. All legal shooting times and species to be observed, bring your ducks to the weigh in for bragging rights. Same boundaries apply.
Please send entries (Boat name and donation) to:
Please note on entry if you have a Junior Angler Participating
Ned Garber, P.O. Box 188, Fayetteville, NC. 28302, email@example.com: 910-237-2586
We will be at OIFC on Friday 11/24/16 from 3 to 5pm accepting entries. Look for the Cy’s World Logo.
Much thanks to Brant and the crew of OIFC
A good watch on a rainy day. Just found this link from the Elite Redfish Series from a tournament I fished last summer in Biloxi. Gives a pretty good perspective on what this one man redfish series is all about. Enjoy.
Pictured below, Dale Hall holds up his first gag grouper he’s ever caught on his boat. Dale was a student in my August 24th bottom fishing school and man did he take notes! Can’t be happier for him as he’s been honing his grouper skills ever since he completed the school. Dale said he caught four gags, two being keepers, in 65-feet around a ledge he found west of the shark hole. Great job on getting that 36 incher in the boat Dale!
If you aren't here fishing now, then you are missing out. It gets no better than we are experiencing. The weather has been great all week and is forecast to continue through the weekend.
The Stream is red hot with big Wahoo. The Winyah Scarp area has been the hot area.
The King Mackerel fishing is red hot for quality size fish in the Cape Fear Ship Channel.
The Grouper and Red Snapper fishing is very strong in the 60-85' depth range. And Red Snapper season is open!
You can't be a fan of fishing in this area and not be here now! As a wise man once said to me, "Some will make excuses to go fishing and some will make excuses not to go fishing. Which one will you be?"
We have open charter boats as well for the weekend if you need a ride. Call 910-575-3474
** These are all pictures from the last 2 days **
Read the story on how Team OIFC captured the Team of the Year title in the 2017 Kingfish Cup- CLICK HERE -- Also see a recap of the Fall Brawl and Rumble tournaments and other Kingfish Cup news
The Championship tournament will be held in Ocracoke the weekend of 11/9-12
The fishing couldn't be any better and the weather is gonna get really nice this Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday- Gulf Stream Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna- $400 per person, min 4 required, max 6. They are biting! Forecast calls for 2' seas. (12 hour day)
Thursday- King Mackerel- $250 per person, min 4 required, max 6. They are biting like crazy in the 10-25 mile range. (8 hour day)
Call 910-575-3474 to book a trip