Amanda and Saralyn,. OIFC staff. Come wish Saralyn happy birthday!
- Anita Moore- OIFC Manager
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Are you kidding me Kevin???? Just saw this picture on Kevin Sneed's facebook page. It seems he caught this stud King Mackerel while shark fishing near Yaupon Pier.... Way to go Kevin. I guess the Kingfish have given up trying to avoid the pond water out on the beach....
Ben Rucker sent us this picture of a king he caught just prior to the storm. I'll let Ben fill in the details in the comment section...Thanks Ben!
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Our team opted to fish Saturday which did not start out too bad - we had great bait form Friday thanks to Matt & Jack and found pogies fairly quick Saturday morning. We had decided Friday evening to fish on the Carolina Beach side of the shoal for no real reason other than to go where no one else was considering. Historically this area has produced some very nice fish and we felt like it could be our turn. We cut through the shoal at an area called the slough and began fishing at the cucumber where we marked bait all through the water column as nice as I have seen all year but as has been our dilemma this year all we could muster was sharks. After a coulple of hours we ventured on further to the 30/30 where we caught more sharks, a nice spanish and a dolphin. At approximately 12 noon the ocean had gotten so impressive we decided to head back to our side of the shoal hoping the seas were a little less than what we had been encountering but at this point it was a mess everywhere and had basically become unfishable for us. We were truly happy when we cleared the inlet and could relax a little bit. I want to congratulate Brant, Barrett and the OIFC team for their showing and also Brian Aycock and the Hail Yeah team. I also want to thank Wes & CW at Angler's marine for keeping our Cape Horn in such great condition. Every team that fished this tournament today definitely earned their stripes. Here's looking forward to the next one.
First off let me congratulate Brant,Barrett and crew of the oifc for their win in the East Coast Got Em On . Awesome fish in not so great conditions .
We team Choice of Two/Oifc had an upsetting day. We elected to fish on saturday. We headed to 85 ft of water where we had caught some nice fish at earlier in the week and when we arrived it was not the same clear water we were fishing 3 days prior. We saw a few other really good fishing teams out there with us but we wanted to make a move to try and find some better looking water .. Made a move offshore and then back inshore after a quick look at another spot. Ended up in 75 foot of water which looked a lot fishier 10 miles west of where we started.. AT 12;00 We had a smoker hit our port downrigger.. smoked the reel down several times nearly spooling it .. We got the fish up close enough to see that he was a 30+ lb fish that was lonnnng and were almost within gaff range several times .. The big girl was stubborn and Eddy did exactly what he was supposed to do on the rod like always but as the fish was finally making her way back up to the boat a shark wanted it worse than we did and ate her head, half her body ,and her tail in a matter of seconds leaving us with 1/4 of a fish.. We were bummed for sure but put lines back out and immediately got a second chance the fish ran straight towards the boat and this time Ryan was on the rod and tightened down on the fish a little to try and get him to the boat without getting eaten again .We got to see this fish too just below the boat about a 20lber which pulled the hooks on his final run when he got to the boat. WAS NOT OUR DAY...Once again congrats to team oifc for an awesome fish .... 20lber
http://2013 East Coast Got Em On King Mackerel Classic ALL Fish 07/13/13 18:49:12 King Mackerel Day Range 1 to 3 page 1 =============================================================================================================================== Wt/pts Date Time B# Angler Boat Name City/State L TWTs ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- King Mackerel 1 39.75 07/13 14:48 59 Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing C Ocean Isle Beach, NC 32 AB... J 2 27.15 07/13 15:21 31 W Randall Edens East Coast Sports Hampstead, NC 23 ABC.. S 3 24.40 07/13 14:31 34 Joshua S Baker Aqua Loco Camden, SC 31 A.... 4 22.00 07/13 14:32 32 Chip Nifong Reel Buzz Hampstead, NC 23 A.C.. 5 15.40 07/13 14:54 36 Benson J Ybanez Open Wide Cedar Point, NC 35 AB.D. S 6 14.65 07/13 15:25 64 Brian Aycock Hail Yeah Shallotte, NC 23 ABC.. J 7 13.60 07/13 14:19 26 Cameron P Atkins Raunchie Conch Wilmington, NC 25 ..... 1 8 12.25 07/13 15:17 50 H Milton Via_Jr Shock Wave Madison, NC 33 AB... 9 11.90 07/13 16:48 23 Brandon Moore Slick Finish Benson, NC 23 ABCD. L 10 11.50 07/13 16:37 18 Michael B Davis_Jr Satisfied Wilmington, NC 31 AB.D. 11 9.60 07/13 14:17 9 Jody Staley Salty Daze Burlington, NC
I had the pleasure of fishing with Mike Campbell and his daughters Morgan and Brooke out of Wilmington NC this past week. This girls are are going to put a lot of gray hairs on Mikes head, not for the reason you're thinking. They have fishing skills. We started the morning floating live shrimp on the rising tide. Moved on to Tubbs Inlet for some flounder fishing. As the day heated up so did the fishing. We battled some really nice redfish to round out an inshore slam.
Despite all the rain we've had this month the fishing has'nt been bad. When they deside to eat they eat. Being in the right place at the right time can be tons of fun. Floating live shrimp down an oyster bar or bait shrimp in the middle of a creek for black drum provided lots of action for mine and Jacobs customers. In my seminars I preach about keeping blinders off about caring only the bait you caught them on yesterday. I was throwing live shrimp and mullet minnows at a school of redfish. I dipped into the back livewell and had 8 mud minnows left. They ate every one, go figure. practice what you preach I guess.
Got'em On King Classic changed to EITHER Saturday or Sunday format-- pick your day. Registration closes tonight at 11pm and you must declare by then. They will have entertainment as planned on Saturday evening and weigh and awards schedule Sunday is the same as was originally planned for Saturday. Please help to spread the word. I'll hope to see you at the weigh-in.
The annual Got'em On King Classic tournament is this weekend and Mother Nature AND NOAA forecasting is not being kind -- both of them have been very wishy washy.
The tournament director of the event has been very diligent in trying to talk to fishermen to discusss opinions and options. It can't always be a pretty picture, but the show must go on. If they reschedule, what are the chances the conditions are worse? Based on what I see, they could be a lot worse and then you are faced with a bigger problem. Good luck to all and be safe.