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"Who Let the Dogs Out?" | Tiberias - 22' | 12/07/12
 

Capt. Parker and I escaped the dog pound for just a few hours Wednesday afternoon in hopes of finding a few trout. It did not take us very long to start fine tuning our presentation and start putting trout in the box. I worked several colors of Bass Assassins with many of them getting short strikes, but Albino ghost was getting the hook to them. Capt. Parker and I managed to put a nice limit together for dinner. The trout continue to hang around and are biting a variety of baits. I believe presentation is just as important as choice of bait. Key points to remember...the water is cold, so slow it down...the water is clear, so be quiet...live shrimp or gulp shrimp are working well under a float...key is to make sure your bait is close to the bottom. Slip floats work best so you can adjust your depth from one location to the next. I still prefer working soft plastics slowly feeling the tell tell thump of a fish! I love that feeling! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"" | Real-Time Update | 12/07/12
 

Fin waiting for you to visit
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 12/07/12
 

I talked to a local in shore expert yesterday. This man is a tournament winner who grew up on these waters. He told me Berkley Gulp by far out fished any other bait when he is targeting trout. He said he puts it on a jig head casts and let's it sit on the bottom for a while the her retrieves it slowly. He also fishes it under a popping cork using treble hooks
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bluefin Tuna fever" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/05/12
 

I know there are lots of fishermen out there hopeing to get a case of Bluefin Tuna fever in the coming weeks. I can tell you when we fished the other day, I don't think I have ever seen better looking conditions. We were at the Knuckle buoy area and there were massive schools of pogies[you could even see where they had stirred up the bottom and colored the water]. There were porpoises and a huge right whale who surfaced close enough to us we could smell his bad breath exhale. The Tuna should have been there but we got no bites in the 2 hours we put into it. Another boat did hook up before we got there but broke off. Seems to me if the pogies are there, and the porpoises, whales and Mary Lee got it figured out, the Bluefin will surely get the message. It's got to happen.

So, as for a commercial message, anybody who has interest in learning or gearing up for our NC coastal version of elephant hunting, come see Capt Brant or Capt Barrett. There aren't many fishermen on the water with more expierence and success at catching these monsters than them and they will happily share with you whatever you need to know.


- Rube McMullan
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"Trout and Peanuts for Dinner" | Tiberias - 22' | 12/05/12
 

Wade and Bert joined me yesterday in hopes of getting on the fish. We started off hitting some close to home spots, but only had one short red drum to show for our effort. We decided to make a long run East fishing towards the Lockwood River area. We again fished several areas in search of speckled trout, but only found one keeper fish. It was looking like my long run was not going to pay off. We rounded the bend running into clear green water and a nice little rip line. Two other boats were on the lower end floating shrimp. I said lets give it a try right here fellows. We managed to pick off several trout in about 45 minutes adding 8 more keepers to the box. I had live mullet in the livewell and was itching to put them in front of some redfish. We headed to a known redfish spot and deployed the arsenal. We had one fish hit hard and pulled the hooks. Second fish appeared to be another nice hook up, but wasn't coming out from under the dock. We only manged to get 4 or 5 small reds to the boat. We headed on back being satisfied with our livewell full of trout. As always  I enjoyed my time on the water with Wade and Bert. It was great catching up from last year's trip. I hope we can do again next year! Thanks again guys! See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"" | N/A | 12/05/12
 

Joined Bonecrusher yesterday afternoon for a few hours of inshore cork watching.  Beautiful day on the water and the fish even cooperated.  We managed to scare up 15-20 fish; a mixture of red drum, black drum and trout.  Running and gunning from spot to spot was the technique using either live shrimp or artificials.  Both produced equally well.  I don't get to inshore fish as much as I used to but it sure is a tranquil environment.  Getting the fish to bite on top of scenery and smooth ride was icing on the cake.   Bonecrusher knows his way around these waters.  Running 50 mph in 1' of water either takes, well you know, you better know where you are going!
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Fresh Fillets" | Tiberias - 22' | 12/04/12
 

Dr. Terry and I got out yesterday afternoon to check on the bite. Really my main objective was to look for a school of finger mullet for my next charter. While we waited for the tide to bottom out we tossed artificials in a few choice places. Our first area only produced one short strike. We moved to a seconday spot and caught about a dozen trout in a hurry. Most of them were on the small side, but lots of fun feeling that headshake. The tide had all but quit so I moved into a shallow creek looking for the mullet. Holy smokes! One cast produced nearly 50 mullet. Perfect size! Terry and I hit a near by hole and pulled out a decent red drum. Moved to the docks and worked on several more drum. Darkness ran us off the water! Forgot to take pictures before preparing our catch for the frying pan. Dr. Terry was happy to provide him and his wife with a great fresh meal last night. See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"The Law" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/04/12
 

Jeff Drake and Ben Conner embarked on an offshore adventure today, producing 2 wahoo,  weighing 44 and 42lbs, half of a blackfin tuna and multiple trash fish.The ride was good for the first 45 miles out. They fished the scarp.   The biggest wahoo hit a green machine behind a bird, the other wahoo hit blue and white ilanders and the tuna hit a pink and blue.  The crew had several other short strikes and cut offs. The water temp was 77 degrees and had the consistency of a commercial washing machine!

Thanks to Michelle Drake for the report.

*****For some reason I was unable to upload the pictures so please visit our FaceBook page to see them.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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wb 12/05/2012

thanks for report glad hear there some action down there





"Mary Lee" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/04/12
 

Mary Lee has made her way down to the Carolina's, poked her head in the Cape Fear River and now looks to do the same in Murrels Inlet SC.. This is the best reality show ever.
A picture of Mary Lee when she was tagged off Cape Cod on Sept. 17, 2012.

- Capt. Rickey Beck
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MDavisJr 12/06/2012

Now someone needs to tag a King and see where she goes!

Matt Sobota 12/04/2012

She's coming around again. For some reason this scene from Jaws keeps popping into my head as I watch the track of this Shark. Really amazing that we can watch this sharks track and even more amazing where she is going. Gonna be hard to get the kids in the water next summer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsdls9VHCjE





"Choice of Two At The Blackjack" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/04/12
 

Corey Bellamy, Eddy Jones, Terry Frink and Forrest King fished aboard Corey's Donzi, "The Choice of Two today".  They fished the 100/400 and the Blackjack.  Cory said the water at the 100/400 wasn't good but was perfect at the Blackjack.  The crew caught 'em up using black and purple Sea Witches and Yozuri Bonita, which, by the way, he purchased at the OIFC and would make an excellent stocking stuffer for your favorite angler.

Thanks for the pictures and the report guys.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Corey 12/06/2012

Thanks guys .... And thanks OIFC anyone wondering what lures tackle to use don't go to the big named stores come see the crew at the fishing center they stock only lures that CATCH fish .. Close your eyes and pick off the shelf put it in the water and hold onn ...

Terry (OIFC Staffer) 12/05/2012

Way to go, guys! I knew you were gonna catch the BIG'UNS! Terry

Darrell Starnes 12/04/2012

Great job Guys!!!!! Fishing Too..





"" | Real-Time Update | 12/04/12
 

Capt Chris Dawson with a 35 lb king caught while fishing with Brad Stevens and his dad at the tower
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Stickslinger 12/05/2012

Awesome fish guys!

barry 12/04/2012

Nice King Chris. To bad its not in a tourney.

W. Parker 12/04/2012

Thats awesome, Dawson!!!!!!!!!

Steele 12/04/2012

Nice fish brad and dawson...


Steele 12/04/2012

Nice fish brad and dawson...




"Reel McCoy's Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/04/12
 

Friday Nov 30 late report:
Daniel Simmons and a few buddies ran offshore and found dirty 72 degree water at the 100/400. The decision was to either run back in to the pretty water at the 18 fathom or up to the Blackjack. Off to the Blackjack we went, and found decent looking water and a huge school of false albacores. Working the albacores resulted in 5 wahoo bites of which only a couple successfully found the gaff. A sailfish piled on the longrigger and made for some excitement. Out of all the albacores, there was one nice blackfin. Plenty of big triggers on the way in. Fun day on the water. Still waiting for the motherlode of wahoos to arrive.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 12/03/12
 

Pictured is Bob Newell with a wahoo he caught on a purple and blue jet head he bought from the OIFC 24 hrs ago.-Capt. Rickey
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bob newell 12/05/2012

I should have said purple/black anyway, the other one(red/black jet head) got taken off the flatline by a hungy hoo, so those lures are hot! We also had a massive bite on a hi speed trolling set up, lost him to a bad uni-knot between the braid and the mono, oh well, it was a helluva fish! Thanks Terry!

Terry 12/03/2012

Bob, How do you like that? PURPLE is good! I know how exciting catching Wahoo is; great work, Bob! Terry Johnson (OIFC Staffer)

josh 12/03/2012

STUD





"Inshore Video Report" | Tiberias - 22' | 12/03/12
 

Got out after work late yesterday afternoon. Scott and I worked a few areas over picking up all kinds of action. We started off using artificials which produced several strikes from all four inshore species: black drum, trout, flounder and red drum. As we continued to beat the banks we noticed live mullet working the shallows. They were perfect size! We got out the cast net and had about 30 finger mullet in the livewell. We headed for the ICW to fish some docks. The redfish were all over it! The majority of the reds were 15 to 19 inches. The tide went completely slack so we made a move to another area and managed to pick off 3 more reds with artificials. We decided to try a few more docks once the water got moving again. First mullet in the water got drilled. We went 4 out of 5 and the bite slowed. We moved down to the next dock and hooked up hard only to loose the fish to the dock. Weeded through a couple more small ones and finally got a nice 25 incher. It was dark by this time and our ladies were burning up the phone. Here is a rough dark video of yesterday's results. See ya on the water! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI-8OmPT-GI&list=UUkSpU7T2RycHDa2Idh1iSzA&index=1&feature=plcp
- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"A Fishin Daddy's Dream" | Get Busy | 12/02/12
 

Brandon Sauls and his twin daughters Sydney and Sloan fished the Little River Jetties today for about 5 hours.  The girls hung tough and had and caught between 25 to 30 trout and reds.  The future of salt water fishing is in good hands!!!!

Congratulations ladies!!!!!!

BTW don't forget the Christmas Trout Tournament Dec 26th


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Joe Seegers 12/03/2012

This is what fishing should be all about!

Brandon Sauls 12/03/2012

I will be sure to have one to stuff your Christmas Stocking with!! Sloane is going on to become the spokeswoman for the product - look at that shear excitement in those eyes!

Clay Morphis 12/03/2012

I love the "Bonecrusher Orange Fish Grippers" Are you and the girls by chance promoting these over the BOGA





"A Fishin Daddy's Dream" | Get Busy | 12/02/12
 

Brandon Sauls and his twin daughters Sydney and Sloan fished the Little River Jetties today for about 5 hours.  The girls hung tough and had and caught between 25 to 30 trout and reds.  The future of salt water fishing is in good hands!!!!

Congratulations ladies!!!!!!

BTW don't forget the Christmas Trout Tournament Dec 26th


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"A Tuff Gig" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/02/12
 

Working at the OIFC can be a tough gig.  Especially if we can find something to pick on each other about...all in good sport mind you.  Recently we've be riding Captain about his "bill fish cut offs".  Just the other day I was picking at him and told him seeing was believing.

DUH..In my face!!!!  Check out Steele's white marlin he caught today at the Knuckle today.

But not to be out done....Steele you spell Knuckle with a K..not Nuckle.  Haha

Like I say, all in fun.  It makes the Fishing Center a great place to work.  Congratulations Steele! 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Today's Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/02/12
 

Wish I could report better, but I did not get too much good news today.  Again, a Bluefin was possibly hooked near the Knuckle buoy, but again it was lost before scene.  I am hoping the hookups are Bluefin, but I really want to see one of these fish to prove they are in fact here.  The reports from the guys who did try Bluefin were of incredibly good conditions, with whales, bait, birds....... conditions seemed perfect.  Yesterday there was a strong King bite NE of the Tower, but it slowed considerably today.  There were Kings to be caught at the Tower and near the Navy Wreck area.  Team OIFC also gave it a couple of hours at the Black Jack in hopes of a Wahoo, but no luck there.  Deep jigging resulted in a couple of Grouper and big B-liners.  For Team OIFC it was just one of those days when nothing seemed to cooperate.  But, that does not mean tomorrow won't be a great day, or for that matter, another team could have had a banner day just miles away.  It is a huge ocean and the oasis in the vast desert can often be hard to find.  Several boats are headed offshore tomorrow.  We will try to post a report. 
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Barrett McMullan 12/03/2012

Tough day on the catching side for sure. If there is any glimmer of hope to take away from our day, the bluefin tuna deal sure looked promising. In 15 years of bluefin fishing every time I've seen a combination of whales, bait stacks, and clear 60 degree water the tuna have not been far away. Only one bite I heard of yesterday but maybe it's about to happen. In year's past it was usually mid December before they got going in our area.

Ray Del Pezzo 12/03/2012

Fishied sat. in stream lots of boneheads some skip jack 1 wahoo 45lbs and a large sailfish.

Tim Lowry 12/03/2012

Fished the area NE of Tower on Saturday. Caught one nice king and lots of bonito and a cobia off the bottom. Also saw the bait, birds and whales @ Knuckle Bouy but only had king rigs no heavy equip. Good day on the pond !!





"December Trout" | Tiberias - 22' | 12/02/12
 

Brent and son Matt joined me yesterday on the water to get December started off right. We started our day with a nice little boat ride. The weather was absolutely incrediable for this time of year. The trout bite still continues to have its strong points, but a little more searching is required. Our first couple of fish yesterday were short of the mark, but gave us confidence that we were doing something right. As we dailed in on the pattern we started moving and picking the banks apart. We finally got a keeper to the boat and started working the area over pretty hard. Another keeper, then another, then a redfish...I think we got something going here! We weeded through some small reds and short trout to end up with a nice 12 fish limit for the day. Everything was caught using Bass Assassin's 4" Sea Shads in the sand trout color. It was another great day to be on the water. Thank you guys for going fishing with us! See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Brandon Sauls 12/03/2012

Tommy - have you ever attempted to target flounder offshore in 60+ feet of water this late in the year? I have thought about it, but I don't know how you would keep the black bass off your line.

Steve Chase 12/02/2012

Hi Jacob, Tried the spot we discusses and fished it hard for 5 hours, on 11/30, with not one strike. To complete our fantastic day we manage to get stuck on a sand bar and had to get into the water to get the boat off of it. I think I should sell my boat and just fish with you!!!

Capt. Jacob Frick 12/02/2012

Tommy...we have suprisely caught a few flounder our last couple of times out. They have all been just short of the 15" mark. We had one today that was right on the 15" mark, but I won't keep them unless they are a good quarter of an inch over the mark. You are right...most of the bigger ones have headed offshore for the winter.

Tim Jones 12/02/2012

Very nice... Was the water clear or what????

Tommy Helms 12/02/2012

Great catch Jacob ! I think the Flounder have left the building


Tim Jones 12/02/2012

Very nice... Was the water clear or what????

Tommy Helms 12/02/2012

Great catch Jacob ! I think the Flounder have left the building




"OIHC" | Get Busy | 12/01/12
 

The Ocean Isle Hunting Center? It has a ring to it. Somebody better call me to go fishing or the deer population is going to be in trouble. I did take some time out to catch some beautiful speckle trout this week but when Will King asked me to run up to Orange co. and knock out a couple of deer off the family farmand put some burger and steaks in the freezer, I had to go. Will gave up his favorite tree to me the first day and it payed off with a nice 9 point droptine buck.That makes 2 at the taxidermist this fall. I gotta get back to work.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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Timbo 12/02/2012

Great buc!





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