World Cat headed offshore today. Bait in 30ft. East of inlet. Back about 5pm
- Chris Dew
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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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!
Report by Timothy Gray:
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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.
Bob Newell sent us this report:
//We had a good crew for Sunday, Ian Ballantyne and Will Michalove aboard, bumped our way out to the 100/400, found the break of water changing from blended to blue around 160 feet and a fair amount of bait. Right short exploded with a big mahi on the Lil Stubby lure and after a nice 10-15 minute fight we brought the bull to the boat for gaff, only to be disappointed when the 100 pound leader broke off and the fish got away with a gaff hole in his back, 30-35 pound fish. Later we were rewarded with this teenager cow, she also bit a Lil Stubby, and finally at 2:00 pm another big strike on the blue/ white Lil Stubby, brought the fish to the boat where yours truly planted the gaff pulled him up over the gunnel and when I turned the handle to plant him in the box the gaff hook backed right out, and back to the water he went immediately snapping the leader . So the day was both rewarding and disappointing, we laughed that we were "tag and release old growth dolphinfish" that's about the only thing that saved us from crying in our beers! These were 2 "rodeo leader" class fish and they are still out there! Beautiful day, great to see blue water and get out of the dirty tea colored water we saw as far as 25 miles offshore . No billfish seen but we spent a fair amount if the mid day over the 100 fathom break dragging plugs and some dink baits rigged in circle hooks for whitey or the sail we hoped to find. Bob
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These ladies sure can fish, Oh yeah Mike he was there but he is camera shy. LOL Not sure what happened to the other photos.
So Mike Campbell called me from Wilmington and wanted to spend a little quality time with his two daughters. I did'nt know what was in store. I thought guys trailed me to find my fishing spots. This day well, I'll let you decide.
This is from their Facebook page:
http://East Coast Got Em On King Mackerel Tournament about an hour ago. I know you may think the weather does not look "ideal" but we are moving forward with the tournament schedule as planned! Let's hope the weather holds out and some big fish are brought to the scales. I want to hand out some BIG checks on Saturday! Who wants one??