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"stream report" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 05/28/13
 

Left out yesterday in hopes of putting Kristin white who is like a sister to me on her first dolphin.. We arrived at the 100/400 and saw Capt Nesbit Noble on the Wide Spread hooked up... we set lines out and it was'nt too long before we hooked up to a nice dolphin . Kristin fought the fish to the boat and I Gaffed it for her first ever dolphin .She was like a kid in a candy store smiling ear to ear. We worked our way over towards the blackjack and picked at them all day including a wahoo and a blackfin in the mix .. we had a complete siren alarm with 4 rods going off at one time as we hit a number just inshore of the blackjack.. With plenty of meat in the fishbox we left around 3 pm and headed in to some bottom in 100ft and landed a nice 40lb cobia to end the day.... Great day on the water.. My wife and I are going out Thursday for cobia and to find the kings.. Fishing is good now so get out there. HOT LURE today was the fishizzle brass head red and black skirt and the fishfinder tackle 3 oz lantern...green and orange colors


- Capt. Corey Bellamy
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mike bochino 05/28/2013

If you find the cobia and the kings thursday let me know where you found them. I am going fishing saturday sunday and would love a shot at a few !





"Local Action" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/28/13
 

A few pictures I received of local action the past few days....Fishing in the Long Bay area has been hot to say the least.

The 1st picture is of  Nesbit Noble who is an excellent tournamant fisherman from Ocean Isle Beach.

The second picture is Chris Johnson who reported: In keeping with the chatter on the fishing report website, we {Chris and Clark Hammock} also had a big time with the Cobia at 390/390 yesterday. 90lbs in the box by 11AM. One citation at 41.5, a 30 and a 20. All caught on dead bait king rigs from with cigar minnows from OIFC.

The third picture is from the Salty Daze who reported:  Salty Daze headed to the 90's today because of a report the OFIC put out a few days ago, and as always they were right on the money, the Cobia were there. Thanks for all of ya'lls help and keep up the good work. Pictured,Tater Bug and Christy Staley and a cobia

The inshore guys are not going to be left out of the action.  In the fourth picture Tommy Helms reports: 

It aint a record but i'st a start ! Went to catch some tiger minnows yesterday, and afterwards Greg and myself were able to snag a pair of flounder, trout and a blue or two Inside. Fishing has not realy turned on inside like I would like and the reefs are smothered with sea bass ( The indangered spcies ) . We will keep trying inside and maybe they will turn on.

The fifth picture is Michelle Drake & "Little" Billy Berg, 1/2 of Team Snooky's/The Law and a mahi they caught Monday.

Thanks to all for the reports!!!  Keep them coming.  You can email them directly to me at sunset69@atmc.net

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Brent Stewart 05/28/2013

Three of our family members attended Brant's king fishing school this past weekend. We have been king fishing the past four years with some success. Brant told us the focus of the class was to improve on our techniques and hopefully, come away with a better understanding of what it takes to prepare and fish with confidence. Captain Brant did a great job of teaching and keeping us all busy and involved. We had a great experience. Many thanks to Captain Brant and Derrick of the OIFC staff.





"Lucky Sweatshirt" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/28/13
 

 

Kurt Schanck sent this picture of this 45" musky he caught recently in Central Wisconsin..  Check out the sweatshirt...we're everywher!! :).

If you have pictures & a report email them to me at sunset69@atmc.net...Thx Kurt


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Backwater Mack Attack" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/27/13
 

The backwater fleet got out on the calm seas this weekend avoiding a busy waterway catching spanish mackerel right off the beach. The wind picked up this afternoon running us back to where we belong. Capt. Jeff Williamson and myself were greeted with a nice flounder bite inside today. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"World Cat Action" | Real-Time Update | 05/27/13
 


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Brett K 05/29/2013

We had a fun time fishing Cobia. Alao Caught two small shark, saw a huge one check out the chum slick. Thanks to Capt. Chris and Derek for a great time fishing.

Brett K 05/29/2013

We had a great time fishing. Thanks to Capt. Chris and Derek for providing a great trip.

Kipp Krenz 05/28/2013

Thanks for the fun trip OC. We will definitly do another trip the next time we are down from Michigan. Thanks also to Derek you both did a wonderfull job.





"Tiger again." | Real-Time Update | 05/27/13
 

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"" | Real-Time Update | 05/27/13
 

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"El Tigre'" | Real-Time Update | 05/27/13
 

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"Big tiger shark..." | Real-Time Update | 05/27/13
 

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"Cobia on fire" | OIFC | 05/27/13
 

This is the first year I can remember in years[and maybe ever] that the cobia are so thick you can actually target them rather than incidental catch. Two best techinques:

[1] go to any of the wrecks/reefs/king mackeral rocks and anchor and chum. Put one chum bag on bottom and one on top. The cobia will come to you. From there pitch a live pogy or pinfish or anything you have alive[crabs/eels/ect] and they will eat. Or you can tie a balloon onto your rig and float it behind your boat. They will also eat a jig tipped with a squid or gulp. You may also catch kings/big spanish doing this.

[2] fish the pogy schools. We are seeing more pogy pods than I can ever remember seeing. Congrats to the NC Marine Fisheries guys for finally closing netting throughout the state and thanks to the NC Legislature for showing the MFC the way by passing legislation several years ago to stop netting in our Brunswick County waters. Net some pogies from the school and then take a spinning outfit with a standard king rig and pitch the bait into a pod. Freel spool the reel and the pogy will swim with the school. Since he is "injured", he will be the target of a predador fish; cobia/king/shark/spanish/bluefish. Somebody will eat your bait. We are seeing the cobia working the pogy pods so give this a shot for cobia.


- Rube McMullan
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"Inlet buoys" | OIFC | 05/27/13
 

Boaters using Shallotte Inlet, beware the green cans going out the inlet have moved and are in the wrong place. Best to use the reds as your guide as they appear to be ok. As soon as we can, we will try to move the greens back where they belong.


- Rube McMullan
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Tobaccoroadfishing 05/27/2013

Lockwood has a green buoy in the center that looks out of place. You guys would know better than us weekend guys. Best the inlet has been in years. Would think this would be a priority over the random boat safety checks.....which seemed to be in full go mode this weekend. Thanks for all you guys do.





"Fresh Fish @ Carolina Wing Co." | OIFC | 05/26/13
 

Great day offshore with Team OIFC...10 dolphin, 11 snowy grouper, 3 scamps, & 1 tile fish. Eat it fresh tomorrow at Carolina Wing Company-Capt. Barrett


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"90's cobia" | Hail Yeah / OIFC | 05/26/13
 

As Rube mentioned yesterday, there are a lot of cobia around right now, so Austin, Brandon and I decided to give them a try. 

This is a really fun and fairly easy trip.  We stopped by the OIFC and picked up 3 blocks of tournament masters chum, chum bag, a pack of ballons and some rubber bands.  We caught a net full of pogies between the inlet and OIB pier and headed out to the 90's.  When we arrived, we put the anchor out, started chumming and the fish soon followed.  We fished the pogies on regular king rigs.  Finished up the day with 3 cobia (lost a 4th at the gaff), 4 kings and an encounter with the two large tiger sharks that call the area home.  We also jigged up a good number of greenies out of the chum slick.  Sounds like tomorrow will be another perfect day for this type of trip. 

Good Luck


- Brian Aycock
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"Cobia bite is on" | OIFC | 05/25/13
 

We weighed more Cobia at OIFC than I can ever remember in a day. They are being caught everywhere from the sea buoy on out to the king mack rocky areas. Best bets will be artificial reefs/wrecks/ect. Either use a cobia jig tipped with a squid or a gulp tail of some sort. If you have pinfish or pogies; either will work. 50lb Mono leader[floro best]; 5/0 live bait hook or circle hook.

Few kings at the 90's and big spanish. Tomorrow winds lay and it's a gulf stream kind of day. See you there. Boats will return to OIFC tomorrow evening 6:30-7. Come on by and hopefully see some big fish.


- Rube McMullan
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"" | Real-Time Update | 05/25/13
 

Doug and Grace Straining with Grace's first cobia aboard their boat Ratical in 60' on a buck tail with squid. They also caught another one on a fly rod
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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grandma and pawpaw 05/25/2013

yum yum - looks like there's enough for all of us! So glad you're having fun.





"King beach bite" | OIFC | 05/25/13
 

Pogies all over the beach; bluefish all over the pogy schools; spanish mixed in; wind out of the north; the Jolly Mon is coming; What does that tell you? Answer is the King beach bite should be on...Yaupon area, Apache Pier area, Myrtle Beach Rocks. Give it a shot, today is perfect day to try as winds will be laying out tomorrow and thru next week and it will be perfect conditions to go to the gulf stream for mahi and/or  grouper in the 90-100 foot range[Atlantic ledge area should be good]. Get some live pogies and go get em!


- Rube McMullan
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"Fisherman's Post Flounder Tournament" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/24/13
 

The full moon has brought some more flounder into the backwater. It is looking like things are going to be just right for the flounder tournament. I sure hope I can find a few of these on the day it counts. Red drum, black drum, flounder and trout are all here somewhere in the backwater. Flounder should be the main target right now as more and more start to filter in from the ocean. Red drum are always hanging around somewhere, but have been stubbornly hard to find lately. Trout are scattered all through the backwater and tossing a 1/4 red jig head tipped with your favorite soft plastic just might catch a few.

Live bait report...the menhaden have shown up in front of Ocean Isle Marina...they have been a little bit larger that I would like, but great big flounder bait and perfect for cobia. If you like smaller ones you will have to catch several net fulls and pick out the smaller ones.

Be safe out there...its going to be a busy waterway this weekend! See ya on the water!

 


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Recent Local Action" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 05/23/13
 

Picture 1:  Craig Russell of Abacos reported:  Just got back from 3 days of fishing. Finally tally was 47 mahi from 12-41 lbs. 2 wahoo to 44 lbs and tons of yellow eyed snapper deep dropping in 700 ft. See y'all June 10.

Picture 2:  The Undertaker Capt. Jeff McDonald caught these fish Friday at Steeples

Picture 3: Hey Rickey I thought this would make for an interesting post on the report. This is a shot from my office window in north myrtle. Think the bait is thick yet???????  I think I'll get Doug to be my spotter during the Jolly Mon!!!

Picture 4:  Is Billy Noble with one of the many Mahi he caught.  He gave the others away.

Keith Bercuinas sent this report.  He also included pictures but they wouldn't open.  I'll get them up later..A great report non-the-less:  Mr Rickey,

A little more stream news ... Sunday May 19 Eddie Julian and his sons, Edward and Davis, Myself and my son Hunter decided to take a trip and see if we could fill the freezer with some good table fare. We ALL had MAHI on the mind and wanted to hear the scream of a drag. So we set the Furuno on the numbers on Nesbitt Nobles boat "WIDE SPREAD" and broke the inlet at 540am. With the boys all sacked on the bean bag Eddie and I managed to have a pretty good ride out and some good conversation. Its nice having the opportunity to talk about "stuff" with no worries of work on the mind.. We hit a nice area of scattered grass and tons of flying fish about 3 miles shy of the number so we set our spread and started the troll. Within 10 minutes we had our first fish on and it was consistent action all day long with Mahi in the 20-30 lb range. We managed a couple really nice fish probably 30+. We ended the day with 12 fish in the box and what we will call "friendly boat side visit releases" of 3 more... It was a BIG TIME FOR ALL OF US. The boys did all the angling of fish while Eddie and I handled leadering and gaffing duties. Cant wait to get back on the water. Thanks to Nes for the opportunity to run the boat.

 

Thanks to all who sent these reports..I'm sorry about the delay in posting but the FOSO took center stage.  Please keep them coming.  If anyone has a report with pictures please email them to me at sunset69@atmc.net...Thanks


 


 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Today's Action" | Real-Time Update | 05/22/13
 

Both cat boats headed out this morning. Capts. Chris Dawson and Derek were on the Carolina Cat for a six hour adventure in search of kings. First Mate Matt Ritch joined me for a four hour shark hunt. Capt Dawson fished the 90's and reported lots of cigar minnows and other life in the area. They ended up with catches of kings and a cobia. Our four hour group went 4 for 6 on sharks near Shallotte Inlet. Both boats caught bait just west of the inlet in 15 feet of water before venturing out. A great day and things will only get better by all indications.
- Chris Dew
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Harry smith 05/23/2013

Where around the inlet for sharks?





"42 lb Cobia" | Real-Time Update | 05/22/13
 

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