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"Wknd continued" | Get Busy | 12/09/12
 

Scott and his two boys Jack and Will joined the Get Busy Fishing team today. We worked the Shallotte River hard for a hour and half only to come up empty handed. We went to my strong hold and my sweet spots in the past. With some live OIFC mud minnows and a lb of fresh Atlantic Ocean shrimp we started pounding docks and oyster bars. With double and triple hook ups I made up for the time spent in the river.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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Richard Boles (Team Toes-Up) 12/10/2012

How great it is to see young folks like this enjoying the great outdoors!!!





"What a beautiful weekend at OIB" | Get Busy | 12/09/12
 

A little foggy on Saturday but we made the best of it. Leaving Little River S.C. at before daylight with a livewell loaded with fresh shrimp from the Cape Fear River. We wanted to be the first on the jetties and we were other than a few duck hunters that is.Josh Wallen and his dad Dr.Jeff and I worked the jetties like a borrowed mule. It gave up some nice Speckle trout, Redfish and Black Drum.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Jersey Shore" | Get Busy | 12/09/12
 

Dwight and Alex McFadden from the Jersey Shore visited the OIFC today.  We struck up a conversation about Hurricane Sandy and the damage caused by it.  They do not live near the shore but shared the pictures of boats that had washed up in their neighborhood. 

They had many interesting stories about how it was during and after the storm.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 12/09/12
 

Pictured is Shelly Kress of Boiling Spring Lakes, N. C. with 2 of the trout she caught at the mouth of the Sasspan Creek. Shelly was using live shrimp she bought at the Tackle Box in Southport.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 12/09/12
 

This is Dana & Noelle Lutheran of Holden Beach, N.C with the drum they caught in the mouth of the Shallotte River using frozen shrimp.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Capt. Alex's Double Trout Rig" | Get Busy | 12/08/12
 

A young man and his grandad came in the OIFC today and it quickly became obvious to Capt. Brant and I that Alex was the real deal when it comes to inshore fishing.  The short story is Alex was kind enough to share his double trout rig with us and gave us permission to make and sell it.

I've tied a couple and we'll proudly be selling Capt. Alex's Double Trout Rigs in a couple of days.

There were also several  people in telling us they are catching trout almost every place,,,shallow creeks, the Jetties and around the docks on the ICW.  It seems the hot lures today are the Salt Water Assassin Sand Shad on an 8th oz jig head and the Gulp New Penny Shrimp and Grub on a jig head.  I was also given a report that flounder were still being caught. 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Where Is The Bite" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/08/12
 

Just incase you missed the write up in the Star News.
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"" | Real-Time Update | 12/08/12
 

SeaTow a Sea Tow membership would make a great Christmas present for the boater in the family. The "OIFC/Do Work" wouldn't leave the dock without it. We have the membership packets at the OIFC
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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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
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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
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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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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