Decent day today in the gulf stream. Nice class of dolphin out there. Thanks to capt oc and the world cat for putting me on the fish... Managed to find a wahoo in the mix too.... Sent from my iPhone
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I just talked to Capt. OC in the Stream. He is 5 miles West of the 100/400 in scattered grass and catching good Mahi. He reports 75 degree water, 3-4' seas. Both OIFC boats are in the Stream and will be back around 6.
So far we have 8 boats entered into the tournament. 6 of 8 are in the High Rollers TWT. There will be a little money to be won. BUT, the big deal is that the tournament has turned like years past -- there is one boat fishing today (Choice of Two/OIFC) and the remaining boats will all be fishing together on Saturday- like old times.
Entry remains open. Come join in the competition. I think there will be a lot of boats in the Stream tomorrow and I'm hoping more will choose to join the Shoot Out to be in the tournament. Base entry is $350 with optional TWT's. Bragging rights are priceless.
Good luck to all this weekend. Finally some good weather. We have 2 boats in the Stream today and I've talked to some friends fishing along the beach who report acres of Menhaden and Bluefish outside the inlets. Capt OC caught Kings at the 90s on Weds in bad weather. I bet they bite good there this Saturday and Sunday. It is finally time to enjoy being a fisherman. We hope to see you at the OIFC.
Boats from the Shoot Out will be weighin in between 6 and 7pm on Saturday. Come by and check it out.
Butch Myers, the resident OIFC Contractor and OIFC in shore Charter Captain Jacob Frick ventured off shore in between days of high wind and caught some nice fish as well as turned in these beautiful pictures.
The last picture is a tradition by Butch..a picture of the sunrise as he breaks the inlet.
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At the South Atlantic Fed meeting they did what was expected and almost tripled the allowable catch. However we hoped they would immediately open the seaon but they didn't and it is still a June 1 open. The further hope is with the significantly increased ACL the season will be able to be extended for a full season. Haven't been able to get the story behind the story yet, but will post when I get it.
Looks like a classic Saturday shoot out for FOSO as weather looks ideal for Saturday to go to the stream. The winds have kept everyone inshore this week so should be game on Saturday. The fish are there, time to go get them. Come join us for a chance to join a great competition for local bragging rights.
One of the OIFC's newest employees who is Mrs. Anita's "Girl Friday" is with Jordan Williamson, and several other friends aboard Don's Yellowfin "Black Gold" in the Bahamas. The group left Florida aboard the Yellowfin and headed to the Bahamas for some relaxation and fishing. Here is Liz's report:
Second day here and we are already catching fish! We went out about ten miles from Hope Town Light House. Today we caught three Dolphins and a Yellow Fin Tuna. I have attached some pictures and the GoPro took some good video. They are heading out tomorrow in hopes of catching a Marlin.
I can't say that I have been real happy with my productivity on may last few backwater trips. We have had lots of fun reeling in tons of pinfish, croakers, and spots. We have only managed the occassional short flounder and reds. I would expect better action with all the croakers and spots in the water. I can only hope that things will get turn on again just as quickly as it turned off. The weather is looking great this coming weekend and I may have an opportunity to stretch out into the ocean Saturday. Kings, Spanish, Bluefish and False Albacore have been providing some great action on top of lately. Black sea bass and gray trout have provided some action for bottom fishermen. I will keep you posted on the action once I am confident that I have found it. See ya on the water!
Joe Winslow and crew pictured, Austin Keener, & Zach Ryba, and not pictures Joe Winslow and Fletcher Bazemore hung tough with the wind aboard Joe's Yellowfin the Hooligan and came to the OIFC's dock with the bounty pictured below.
Oh yes, Nick Palombi was with them too.
Pictures courtesy Joe Winslow
Captain Michelle Drake and 1st Mate Billy Berg decided to kill 2 fish (birds) with one stone today. They took the Dolphin Tour Boat the "Getaway" out for a shake down run and decided to pull for spanish mackerel at the same time...Why waste fuel? They caught some spanish and an Atlantic Bonita while pulling Clarke Spoons in 20 ft of water.
Captain Drake said she did not see any bait while making their run off Cherry Grove Beach. Getaway Adventures is a proud supporter of Team OIFC.
Thanks for the pictures guys.