This is Crossfit Ocean Isle Beach Coach Kerri Hardee, also of Ella's Seafood of Calabash, both proud sponsors of Team OIFC, demonstrating her home grown skill of cast net throwing.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Capt. Jeff Williamson reported a good flounder bite inside this morning. A glimmer of hope that things are picking up for the flounder on the backwater scene. The redfish bite remains steady and are the #1 target on our charters. We have boated some nice flounder and trout as we have been searching for the reds. The backwater is still dirty from freshwater runoff, wind blown surf, and constant boat traffic making the bite difficult at times. Regardless of these conditions, this is what we do for a living and we work hard to find the fish. Here are some of the highlights from the last few days of action. See ya on the water.
Just wanted to remind everyone know that Sheriff Ingram's 2nd Annual Flatfish Roundup is just around the corner. The tournament is August 10, and will be held at Southport Marina. This tournament allows inshore and ocean fishing. For further information, check out the tournament website. www.sheriffjohningram.com/flatfishroundup.
Last year at the First Annual Cy's World Tournament my boat was raffled off and bought by Liz and Bob Newell.
Today I took them on their trip and we managed to catch 4 - 5 trout at the jetties before running offshore flounder fishing.
Within 1 1/2 hours we had 7 keeper flounder - top three fish were 5.4, 4.7. and 4.6 pounds.
-By Capt. Brandon Sauls
The 5.4 was caught by Liz Newell
4.7 by Bob Newell
4.6 by me
This jack crevalle was caught at the 70ft hole along with five kings. The angler was Holden DelosSantos of Inman SC. The other youth angler is Boyce Waters of Wellford Sc. The boat was captained by Frank Waters. This jack was Holdens first and the battle lasted upwards of an hour and has the blisters in his hand to prove it. It was the first kings caught by Boyce and the boat, Frank Waters owner of the new 2013 Sea hunt. Thanks to OIFC for the info to where the fish were holding. Thanks from Renny DelosSantos, captain of the Dirty Girl, Jolly Mon regular.
Two out of the 3 lovely Sauls' ladies pictured flounder fishing with their husband/dad , OIFC Pro Staffer Brandon Sauls today.
At last, great weather and beautiful seas with some fish added in. This is the 1st time the OIFC/Do Work has made it out without getting our"rear ends" handed to us by horrible seas.
Today we fished with the OIFC's 1st Mate and Dock Master Ben Morris. Ben is a new addition to Team OIFC/Do Work. Fishing along side us was Chris Campbell. We started at the 90's but there wasn't a good bite for us. We saw some boats hooked up, problem was it wasn't our boat. So, we changed locations to Christina's Ledge where Chris and the Do Work started slinging some fish. The hot rigs today were green skirts and a double pogey rig. Chris was having great luck on his down rigger set right at the thermoclin.
It was truly a beautiful day at the beach. Adam, our ten year old, had caught fresh mullet out in the canal that was the perfect teaser for a this five foot wonder!
WOW..Surfing at the shallotte Inlet anyone? Thanks for the report..I'll be sure to share it on Facebook
Misty Tucker fished aboard the Fineboy II with Capt. George Lepper on Saturday (7/27) at the 70 ft hole, hooked a 45#-55# range sailfish, it was magical to watch this fish dance 4-5 times across the water on its tail trying to shake the hook. After a 40 minute fight and retrieving 250-300 yards of line we successfully released this beautiful fish back into the ocean...this was the first sailfish catch and release for Team Fineboy II.
Thank you for the picture and the fine report.
If you have a report & picture send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org..Thx