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- Dick Belk
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Clay Morphes is the 1st on the Rodeo Leader Board with this 3.25 lb flounder he landed today. Clay landed his flat fish on a well trained OIFC Mud Minnow. I have indoctrinated these special minnows to understand that to give up their life as bait for a big flounder or drum is a noble thing. To make the OIFC Year Round Leader Board is a most noble sacrifice. They will work hard for you.
Speaking of the Leaderboard, 8 yr Camdyn Beck is in 1st place in the wahoo and mahi divisions. Are y'all going to let that stand?
The pictures below and of some of the cobia Jim Bowen and crew hooked with on the 20th. They weighed 36#, 42# 48# abd whopping 52# He also had some whopping sea bass.
I don't have a narrative, but it goes without saying the Dirty Martini worked the bottom today. If you are not at the OIFC Wing and Fish Company in Downtown Shallotte, you way want to try The Midtown Bistro in N. Myrtle Beach. Both establishments serve fresh from the local waters seafood.
After a long winter hiatus I finally got the chance to get back offshore this past Sunday. I joined Capt. Barrett and my brother in law, Shawn Lathem aboard the OIFC Yellowfin. We met at the OIFC around 6 am and started loading the boat with the required tackle for the day. With no particular species in mind, we just kept loading rods until every rod holder was full. Our first stop of the day was a wreck around 50 miles offshore. We did a little jigging in hopes of snagging a grouper or getting some interest from any cobia that may be around. We managed a couple of small jacks and decided to keep heading offshore. We pulled the throttles back again at the McMarlen Ledge. We managed a couple of blackfins, one wahoo and completely whiffed on a triple hook up. As we trolled down to the scarp we managed to pick up two more wahoo, the biggest 52#, and a mahi. The scarp showed some promise with a nice weed line and few flyers, but seems it may have been picked over by the 6 boats that were already there. Next, we decided to see if the grouper would cooperate. We put in a couple of hours on the bottom fish and were rewarded with grouper, golden tilefish, blue line tilefish and rosefish. The Wing and Fish Company is stocked up with fresh fish! Be sure to stop by and enjoy some of the freshest fish in the area.
Tommy Helms says "Watch out Shannon Reel here comes Brother Bill". Wapt. Rickey says talk is cheap, y'all both need to join the Rodeo and fight it out on the Leaderboard.
What say you Shannon?
What are they biting? A little bit of something and a whole lot of nothing. Everyday has been something different lately. We fished several of the usual places last week with fresh crab chunks, live mud minnows, and peanut menhaden with only a few bites. We switched gears to soft plastics hammering reds, trout, and flounder. Go figure! I got out Sunday afternoon catching a nice trout and several reds on soft plastics. Monday we drifted tubbs inlet with live mud minnows catching several short flounder. We switched gears to target reds with crab chunks and live menhaden without a bite. We went back to flounder fishing with mud minnows and peanut menhaden. Caught more flounder, trout and bluefish. Again, we switched gears to target redfish with crab and menhaden. We ended our day with a nice redfish and a black drum. So, what are they biting on? Throw the kitchen sink at them, something is bound to work. See ya on the water!
Scott Hamiliton along with Brent & Matt Elliott caught this fish near the 100/400. They weighed in at the OIFC with the wahoo coming in at 50.4 lbs
Thanks for the report Scott & thanks for your continued support of the OIFC.
I sent in an earlier picture but again wanted to congratulate the Liberty, NC Boy Scout troop who fished with the OIFC on Saturday morning. Good job- Logan West, Levi West, Alex Graves, Ryan Gerringer, Logan Shoffner, Dylan Gresson, Colton Woodard, Austen Cook, Jarrett Moser, Seth Fields and Hunter Clapp. All these young men successfully baited and hooked their own fish AND weighed-in to compete in their own Rock the Dock event. Thanks again guys and best wishes. Stick with fishing as it will be a lifelong sport you, your friends and family can do together.
Thanks to all 29 boats who competed in the 2014 Far Out Shoot Out. This year's tournament was a great success as the tournament is getting back to its participation of year's past AND the fishing was great. The prize payout was over $12,000 with the big winner being Capt. Brody Heath and the Emma Rose team who took home over $4000 for the overall victory. Patrick Bellamy and team of the Mining My Bidness took home several thousand dollars for the events largest Mahi and largest overall fish to the scales with a 42.85 pound Mahi. Zach Faulkner and team of the Get Floor'd/OIFC also took home several thousand with theBOAT NAME CAPTAIN FISH DAY TWT HRTWT DOLPHIN WAHOO TUNA TOTAL BILLFISH Scale Bound Jeff Cunningham SUN x 16.25 16.25 SAIL Nauti Hooker John Sims SAT x B & C Xpress D Brown SUN x x 13.3 13.3 Emma Rose Brady Heath SAT x x 28.5 39.1 67.6 Trampas Gray Gill Raker SUN x x That's My Dog Forrest Taylor SAT x x Sea P.A / OIFC Ken Ritch TUES x x 30.05 30.05 Pole Dancer Wesley Landreth TUES x x 13.85 15.25 29.1 7th Heaven Larry Spainhour MON x 19.4 8.6 28 Shock Wave Milton Via TUES x x Team Taylor Offshore/Big Whiskey Chris Campbell MON x Mining My Bidness Patrick Bellamy MON x x 42.85 42.85 OIFC Carolina Cat John Holmes MON x 19.35 19.35 Reel Relief Ken Dodson TUES Mr. Goodhands/OIFC Toby Russ MON x x 32 11.8 11.95 55.75 Casual Water John Richardson Jr SUN x 18.6 21.15 39.75 Salty Daze Jody Staley SUN 26.3 26.3 Mega Bite Paul Bendik MON The Blue Pearl Mike Kennerly MON 17.9 12.35 30.25 Salt & Battery Kenneth Holcomb MON x x The Law Jeff Drake MON 14.6 12.75 15.75 43.1 Salt Times Matt Sabota TUES x x Choice of Two Corey Bellamy TUES x Get Floor'd/OIFC Zach Faulkner MON x x 21.7 20.45 19.05 61.2 Dirty Martini Jeff Martini TUES x x Outrageous Terry Clinton TUES x Streamin Live Michael Lee WEDS x 10.75 39.7 50.45 The GPS Store Scott Heffernan SAT 17.5 12 29.5
largest Tuna and 2nd place overall checks. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all for participating. Below is grid of all who participated and what they weighed.
Below is a great picture of Courtney Ripple Gray, wife of Tim Gray of Team Beeracuda. I am truely happy to see more and more ladies taking part in our sport. Great mahi Courtney!
Not to be left out I found this picture of husband Tim Gray!!
I dare not leave Tyler Lancaster our. Tim's Cape Horn seems to know how the catch fish!
Get Floord / OIFC with 2nd overall catch
Congratulations to Captain Frank Johnson and crew of the Emma Rose who captured the overall win in the 2014 Far Out Shoot Out. The team fished the first day of competition and clung to the lead to the very end despite some serious challengers. Second Overall was taken by Zach Faulkner and crew of the Get Floor'd/OIFC and third overall was taken by Toby Russ and crew of the Mr. Goodhands/OIFC. First place wahoo at 39.7 pounds was won Michael Lee of the Streamin Live. First place Tuna was won by the Get Floor'd/OIFC with a 20 pounder. First place Mahi and the events biggest fish was won by Patrick Bellamy and crew of the Mining My Bidness with a 42.95 pound Mahi. Fishing was exceptionally good for all participants as Mahi were certainly the main course, but there were just enough Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna around to make the event a challenge. 28 boats participated in the tournament this year, which is pretty darn good. I am hoping the Shoot Out can grow again to the 30-40 boat tournament that it once was. We are not very far from it. We also had 2 Billfish releases- Scale Bound had a Sail and Reel Relief had a White Marlin. Both of these teams will have their names engraved on the memorial Don Leonard Billfish trophy which is on display at the OIFC.