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We did it- Again! Team OIFC- Brant, Barrett, Rube, Amy, Caroline and Brayden won the SKA National Championship King Mackerel tournament for the 3rd time in 5 years. We scaled a 48+ and 56+ for a 105 pound 2 fish aggregate. I will follow up with a more detailed report, but the short version is we again got onto the red hot Salt Dome bite that yielded our previous championship winning fish. We fought fish all day and through the mass of 30 pound Kings we plucked a few monsters to take the victory. This was not as "clean" or "efficient" victory as our 2011 championship, but we got it done --- there is a story, I just need to reflect and think about all that happened.
Just as awesome as our success, Corey Bellamy and his team Choice of Two/OIFC finished second place with the tournaments biggest fish, a 58+ and a 36+ for a 94 pound aggregate. As mentioned they caught the event's largest King. I'm very happy and proud of these guys.
And...... 3rd place was taken by Wilmington, NC based team Windy Conditions who it just so happens is crewed by OIFC charter captain Steele Park.
So- Southeastern NC took top 3 AND the OIFC took the top 3 in the 2013 SKA National Championship.
Way to go everyone!!! Here a couple of prelim pictures
With the weigh ins completeTeam OIFC is the SKA National Champion for the 3rd time!!!!!! with a total of 105 lbs. The fish they are holding weighed 56.28 lbs. The Team is comprised of Rube, Brant, Amy, Barrett, Caroline & Brayden McMullan.
Team Choice of two/OIFC, Captained by Cory Bellamy is 1st runner up!!! Choice of Two/OIFC is crewed by Captain Corey Bellamy, with Eddy Jones, Trask Cunningham & Ryan Stevens. More to come!
Below are some pictures from this morning at the Nationals. They were taken by Team Get Floor'd/OIFC members Richie Heycock and me..Hope to have more....
What do you do when the wind is blowing at the SKA Nationals? Camdyn Beck of the "Get Floor'd" went trout fishing. Camdyn was right at home walking through Contender Row as she was with Capt. Zack Faulkner of the 36' Contender OIFC/Get Floor'd, and is the Jr Angler of the 27' Contender the OIFC/Do Work.
OIFC Elves Shannon and Amanda have been super busy decorating the Fishing Center hoping eberyone will drop by and enjoy our Christmas spirit. Come see the beautiful work these lovely elves have done.
The trout action seems to be picking up. The wind is blowing hard and the mercury dropped slam out the bottom of the thermoeter today. Believe it or not that will most likely get the trout biting even stronger as the water continues to cool down. My favorite water temperature for trout is between 55 and 60 degrees. Yesterday's water temperature was still in the mid 60's and I rate the bite as fair. Again, these next two cold nights should get the water right and the trout should start to bite! See ya on the water!
Congratulations to the OIFC's own Dr. Terry Johnson. Dr. T was just elected Town Counciman with the Town of Sunset Beach!!!!!
The OIFC has got the Christmas spirit thanks to the OIFC Elfs under the direction of Head Elf Miss Shannon. We'll be expanding our decorations throughout the season in anticipation of the Black Friday Sale and the Captains Points Sale.
Oh yes, don't forget we have live shrimp and some feisty mud minnows.
Congratulations to OIFC 1st Mate Aaron Dew. Aaron is the ist mate for and son of Capt. Chris Dew. Aaron was promoted to Captain of his JROTC Unit at W. Brunswick High school.
The weather has been all over the place for the first week of November. The wind has been blowing 15kts plus on most days so far. The temperatures have been from 40 degrees to 80 degrees making a very unstable weather pattern. Despite the variations in temperature and gale force winds the redfish have been cooperating on most days. The speckled trout are here, but are not bunched up in any particular area yet. A few flat fish are still hanging around, but most are short of the keeper mark. If we can get some stable weather the speckled trout should come around and bite like bull dogs. See ya on the water!
The OIFC/Choice of Two has made it to Biloxi safely!!