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START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

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"Today's Action" | Real-Time Update | 03/30/13
 

Here are a few shots of today's action aboard the World Cat from the stream. More to follow.
- Chris Dew
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"Pre-Rodeo Fishing" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/30/13
 

Brandon Sauls push polled his way to the reds today.  He said he caught and released a total of seven.  I especially like it when they are released to fight another day.  I'm sure he's warming up for 2013 edition of the OIFC Year Around Rodeo.

By the way, if you haven't picked up your trophy and money, both are ready at the OIFC


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Cuddled up headed offshore...." | Real-Time Update | 03/30/13
 

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- Steele Park
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Capt. Rickey 03/30/2013

There is no better sleeping thn on a boat headed out, or there, or returning for that matter.





"Started Off Slow and Tapered Off..." | Tiberias - 22' | 03/30/13
 

The Full moon this morning had the tide way back in the grass. The winds were light enough to search out the schools of reds in the shallow grass. We headed way back into the grass looking for any signs of life. No mullet, no reds, no trout, no life on this planet...we were down by 10 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning looking for a miracle. Dragging the boat over one sand bar to the next testing each little pot hole with live mud minnows. I believe I saw that rod tip jump a bit there. Go down baby, please go down! Nothing...we pulled in both lines to check for signs of a bite. Cabbage! Green cabbage is everywhere! We got the lines reset, the rod tip was bouncing again with just a few seconds in the water. Thats him! No doubt! Bust'em! Nicholos drags our first lower slot red to the boat. He's on base...Kerry is up to bat...hard swing and he connects...its way back, way back...close to foul territory...get'em out of the pilings...Home run baby! Kerry lands a solid 25 inch brute! We landed a few more lower slot reds and headed for the dock. I'll bet Kerry is still given them fellows a hard time about his awesome angling skills. Hey! We all had fun and everyone did a great job angling. I don't think we lost any solid hook ups today. A huge thanks to Chris, Kerry and Nicholos for getting out on the water with me this morning! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Capt. Jacob 04/01/2013

Thanks Chris!

Chris 04/01/2013

You are right about Kerry, he won't stop talking about his angling skills. If you have never gone out with Capt. Jacob you have to try it. He knows his stuff and will do whatever it takes to find the fish.





"Spring Fever" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/29/13
 

If today didn't give me Spring Fever, nothing will.  It was nice to just sit around the OIFC and watch all the boats come in for fuel as they prep for their offshore adventures tomorrow.  Watching the kids run and play in the grass as the dogs ran along with them.  What's gonna make it worse is when all the boats return tomorrow with their catch form their offshore adventure.  Make plans to be at the OIFC docks tomorrow evening to see what comes in, I promise that I will have my crew there. 


- Capt. Jeff Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 03/29/13
 

Chillin at the OIFC sandbox! Amy McMullan
- Amy McMullan
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"March Fishing" | Real-Time Update | 03/29/13
 

Beautiful conditions today as Capt. Stan works at keeping everyone baited up. Sea bass, two at the time. Come join us.
- Chris Dew
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Capt. Rickey 03/30/2013

Those pesky "endangered" sea bass are as thick as fleas on a dog's back. I'd love to see the scientific study the government did.





"Jeron with a stud sea bass at the 10 mile reef" | Real-Time Update | 03/29/13
 

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- Steele Park
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"Bryson doubled up on sea bass...." | Real-Time Update | 03/29/13
 

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- Steele Park
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"Gulf Stream time" | OIFC | 03/29/13
 

Weather looks perfect tomorrow for trip to gulf stream. Boats leaving from OIFC at 6am. Come join us in search of tuna/dolphin/wahoo and everything in the world bottom jigging[cobia/african pompano/aj's/ect]. Seas 2 foot or less.


- Rube McMullan
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"" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/29/13
 

Miles McAliney, Scott McAliney,Harrison Bancroft Ken Bencroft and John Harrison on a 6hr trip with Capt Chris and Capt Stan aboard the World Cat. Also fishing a 6 he trip but aboard the Carolina Cat with Capt Steele and Capt Brad are Brian, Conner & Bryson Traywick along with Heron Ware & Stepen Muscarey


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 03/29/13
 

Daylight breaking at the OIFC


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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bill klinesmith 03/29/2013

watch this morning as ya;ll loaded up and headed out, wishing I was down there ..tight lines and have a safe trip !!





"Test" | Real-Time Update | 03/28/13
 

Test
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"Full Moon Trout" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/28/13
 

Brian Richard of OIB caught the two nice 4.5 and 5 lb trout in the Shallotte River.  Brian was using 1/4 oz jig heads and grubs.

Thank for the report Brian.

Remember, the Rodeo fires up the 1st of April.  These two trout would have been contenders.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Cold Bite" | Real-Time Update | 03/28/13
 

The Fisher family braved the cold to enjoy a morning of fishing on the World Cat with first mate Derek and me. Sea Bass are thick in 40ft which helped warm things up. Stay tuned.
- Chris Dew
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"2013 Rodeo" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/28/13
 

The 2013 OIFC Rodeo will begin at 12:01am on April 1st!!!!  There are a few changes...the entry fee per species is reduced to $20, the blanket fee per boat per species is $60 and there will NOT be a clean sweep 1st, 2nd,3rd place per species  In other words if you have the 3 biggest trout, you can only place 1st, not 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Next, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules, especially if you are shooting for Angler of the Year.

Good luck and have fun..


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Facebook Page" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/27/13
 

The Ocean Isle Fishing Center's Facebook page reached 65,655 this week. We owe it all to ya'll...Thank you for supporting us!

If you haven't joined our Facebook page you don't know what you are missing.  For example I posted over 100 pictures of our blue fin tuna adventure this past weekend.

And by-the-way..If you take any pictures of your fishing adventures send them to Info@OIFC.com or my email, sunset69@atmc.net.  I post my fishing reports from home and would love to have ya'll share your adventures.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Capt. Rickey 03/30/2013

Rube..there were so many pictures (182) that I couldn't get them on here. Caroline or Brayden can get you in the 21st century and on Facebook! lol

Rube McMullan 03/29/2013

Hey Rickey. For all those of us who are "non-facebookers", how about sharing your pics with us on this OIFC site?





"Its go time !!!" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 03/27/13
 

Alright it's looking good Saturday .. Light winds finally so the fish should be hungry ... Team Choice of Two/Oifc will be out there and on channel 11 give us a shout . Check out the new high speed wahoo lures at the fishing center they are deadly ... 


- Capt. Corey Bellamy
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Capt. Rickey 03/27/2013

Break the Cape Horn in right! Ahow her how it feels to hook up!!!





"Tuna Time" | Hail Yeah / OIFC | 03/26/13
 

As many people have seen on the fishing report, Austin and I recently traveled to Oregon Inlet with team OIFC to fish for Bluefin tuna.  We had a blast and really got to see some awesome sights.  Whenever I get to fish out of town, I find myself analyzing the trip to determine if this is a trip that could be made in a 23’ and under boat.  A trip out of Oregon Inlet during the winter definitely will give a “small” boat person the chills, but it is doable.  We hear the talk about how nasty that inlet is, but in reality, it is no different than trying to get out of Shallotte or Lochwood Folley.  We got in a line of boats around 6:00 am and followed them out.  This was not a line of skiffs and flat bottom boats.  There were 10+ boats ahead of us that were 50+ footers.  No way, this would go down at Shallotte inlet.  If you are tired of sitting at home watching “Wicked Tuna”, then plan to head up to Oregon Inlet and experience it live.  You need to watch the weather, get a group of buddies together and head up.  It is an easy weekend trip.  The drive will take 5-6 hours from Ocean Isle.  There are plenty of hotels in Nags Head and the boat ramp is right behind the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.   One thing to consider is that HWY 64 will be closing April 2 to allow for repairs to the Alligator River Bridge, so plot a route in from the Kitty Hawk area.  The charter boats leave around 6:00 am, you will need to follow them out of the inlet to see where the channel is on that particular day.  The charter guys up there have the tuna dialed in, so you may want to even follow them to the grounds?  I’m sure they would love to read that little bit of advice.  I would probably stay out of throwing distance from them.  Stop by the OIFC and ask Capt. Rickey, Capt. Brant or Capt. Barrett any questions you may have about making a trip up there.  They will be able to fill you in on all the needed tackle.  It is easy and I will hopefully be hauling the “Hail Yeah” up there before the end of the season. 

Good Luck


- Brian Aycock
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Corey Bellamy 03/27/2013

Great report Brian





"Where did the Yellowfin Go? A Scientific answer..." | OIFC | 03/26/13
 

We had Michelle Duval of NC Marine Fisheries at the OIFC Spring Kickoff last week to answer questions regarding fishery management in our state.  The question was asked, "Where did all our Yellowfin Tuna go?"  Michelle does not work with HMS species, but she promised to take the question back to the home office and get a response.  Here is what she supplied:

I wanted to follow up on a question that was asked regarding yellowfin
tuna - basically, why have there been none around for the past five years?
Apparently, this has been the case up and down the coast, not just in NC.
I checked in with Randy Gregory, who sits on the HMS Advisory Panel,
and he stated that the fish have just started to show up again in the
Gulf of Mexico.  However, it was discovered that there is a purse
seine fishery for skipjack in the Gulf of Guinea (Africa), which is a
major spawning area for yellowfin and unfortunately this fishery was
catching a lot of 6 and 7 inch bigeye and yellowfin tuna.  Regulations
to control this fishery were just put in place last year, so hopefully
we will begin to see some benefits in the not too distant future.
 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Barrett 03/29/2013

Yes Ricky you are exactly right. Not sure if I totally buy the explanation on yellowfins, but something certainly changed. The bluefin deal is pretty simple. The US is over here taking protection measures to the extreme. There appear to be more bluefin around now than I've ever seen in the northern part of the state. However, those tuna while protected here, leave and head across to the Mediterranean and get absolutely hammered with no enforceable regulations to put an end to it. It's an impossible situation due to the politics. Heck we can't even agree on fish regulations between states here in the US. Imagine the complexities of telling someone half way around the world they need to stop catching the fish they've been catching for the last 100 years. But hey, if the regulators can stop a Brunswick County man from bringing home a sea bass I guess anything is possible on that front.

Capt. Rickey 03/27/2013

I may be mistaken but it's the same type of thing that affects our blue fin tuna fishery. The United States regulates it's fishery and the rest of the world does not.

Corey Bellamy 03/27/2013

They need to do something fast .. That being a major spawning area will certainly wipe out our fishery for yellowfin ... Purse siene fishing should be closed during the spawning months especially.. ...





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