More great King fishing today in 65' of water.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Congratulations to all the OIFC Fishing Teams for their success at the Got em On King Classic this past weekend.
Team OIFC Toes Up finished 8th overal with a 33.15 lb king.
6yr old Camdyn Beck of Team OIFC/Do Work finished 4th place jr. angler in the Got em On King Classic and earning herself $100 plus 16 SKA points.
Mrs. Tiffany Aycock won 1st place Lady Angler fishing with team OIFC/Hail Yeah.
We kinda like this team concept!!!
From Michelle Evans Drake of "The Law" telling about their (miss)fortune during the Got 'em On King Classic:
Ok Rickey here is the saddest, most depressing story ever.
As usual we were running late, we didn't leave the dock until 730, we got to the ocean and had trouble finding bait, and ran from Sunset pier back south to the Cherry grove pier, it's been over a year since I've thrown a cast net and Jeff started with, "I'll throw if you can't!" oh boy was that a mistake. I threw what felt like 500 pounds, the net flattened out like a pancake and began to sink, the cone barely disappeared and it started to shake. First throw and I floated the net! It was 8:37 when we headed out, I nominated a spot in 65' of water and he agreed and we were off. A 34' Fountain with no trim tabs and head sea = no fun. We had lines in the water about 9:45, a little after 10 the long flat line peels off, I grabbed the rod while Jeff an Billy Earnhardt, no relation to Dale, cleared lines, I was losing line at a rapid pace, Jeff turned the boat and began to chase the fish, after a short battle she was rolling under the boat, Jeff sank the gaff and over the side she came, decent fish, 25 pounds. Not exactly what we hoped for, we turned the boat and headed back, I put the same Fishizzle skirt in the same place.....WAYYYYYYY BACK! And at 10:30 the same flat line screamed off, there she was, Billy grabbed the rod that turn and I cleared lines, she made two long runs and stayed deep, I saw the fish first and can't repeat my exact statement, but we similar to WOW, Jeff sees the fish second and says "you can't gaff that fish..." again dont tell me I can't do something, billy worked her up nice and easy an had her close and I sank as much of the 8' gaff as I could deep an missed, Jeff is livid, Billy is sweating bullets as we've all seen her up close and personal, so I now begin to shake, Billy worked her back to the top, Jeff was giving me careful instructions on what to do, I said calmly, "I've got this..." and in the back of my mind wasn't sure, she started her circle of death under the boat, I got behind billy and reached for every inch in my 5' 2" self and with one hand on the gaff I sank it deep in her head and then it happened, "oh crap....she's fat" Billy dropped the rod as he and Jeff grabbed the gaff and over the side she came, when she hit the deck there was silence followed by lots of high fives, cheers and big smiles!!!! We cut the rig and slid her in the box to cool off, not one drop of blood. We reset lines, not really sure why... we had a fish that was definitely scale acceptable even with a 56 lb on the board. It was a little after 11, when Billy and I moved the fish to the fish bag and she barely fit. I said "ok I'm ready to head to Carolina Beach!" and for the first time of the day my vote was denied, we agreed to leave at 12, which turned to 1230, at 1230 we were running. It was all smiles, we aimed for Shallotte Inlet, if you've ever fished a boat with a trim tab stuck down you know how comfortable of a ride we were having, we cleared Shallotte Inlet and we're north bound, a 2 x 4 couldn't knock off our smiles! We slowed for the no wake zone at Holden beach cleared through went to throttle up and wahhhhhh, the starboard engine lost power! I steered the boat while Jeff and Billy did everything under the sun to bring her back to life. With no such luck we continued north at a screaming 10 knots, we moved every item on the boat to the bow that was not bolted down, nothing seemed to help. We knew it would be close on time but continued on, this fish was 59.9" inches long and as fat as I used to be, we crossed the river an were greeted with a falling tide and east wind! Still continuing on, and at 5 minutes to 5:00 Jeff pulled the throttle back and said "we tried," we were still two miles from Snows Cut. We turned around and just idled....we called TowBoatUS, we had been hard on the engines, time for them to have a break! We arrived back to Dock Holidays at 8:00PM an got the weight of our could've should've would've been 2nd place fish....52.4lbs!
That's the story...sad but true.
Codey Prince reports that bait was thick off the Shallotte Inlet this morning. Not a bad fish either.
Sean, aka Josh, aka Clerk Boy Morris of the OIFC's dad, Ed, Derrick Pannell and G'Momma (Sean/Josh/Clerk Boy's) Grandmother hit the backwaters armed with some OIFC Select Mud Minnows Saturday and did pretty good. This after Capt. J. Dogg saw them Friday and their fortune wasn't quite as good.
I should not that Sean is the Asst. Aquatic Engineer In Charge of The Mud Minnow Environment at the OIFC so his family may have had an inside advantage.
Congratulations to "Team OIFC/Hail Yeah", Austin and Brandon Aycock, Alex Mercer, Edward and Davis Julian and Mrs. Tiffany Aycock (minus the team Capt. Brian Aycock) for their 17th place in the Got 'em On King Classic. Tiffany won 1st place overall!!!!
I understand Grandma took a picture of the "little fish". Grandparents...what are we gonna do with THEM?
People who fished Saturday were in for a big disappointment when it came to the bite. Right now a 56# fish is in 1st.. The 56#'r is said to have come from to 30/30's as well as some of the other bigger fish
Below is Camdyn Beck with her Jr. Angler 16# king
Captain Chris Dew and 1st Mate Derrick Treffinger had a 6 hr charter today with The D'Imperio's, Dennis, Courtney, & Morgan as well as the Epstein's, Darren & Grace all of Lancaster Co., Penn.
The group fished in 65 ft deep water using pogies which are plentiful in 30 ft deep water. Below is a picture of their catch.
The inshore bite has been tough, but patience and persistence continues to pay dividends by the end of our trips. I was joined by the Howard group yesterday morning. We worked on a few small flounder, but never could find a keeper. We started working grass edges and docks to find a couple of red drum. My afternoon trip was cancelled due to mother nature's light show. We will get them Friday morning!
This morning I was joined by Rob, Ken, and Bill. We started this morning working the docks and found three hard fighting reds right off the bat. Problem? We broke two off in the pilings and pulled the hooks on the third at the boat. We made some adjustments and went to work...We ended up landing several more reds, trout, and black drum. Floating live shrimp under a cork was getting it done.
I was joined my Dale DeRemer and his crew this afternoon. We bottom bounced a few areas looking for a flounder bite...no such luck. We moved around and found some serious action! The red drum bite was on fire! We started hooking up two over the slot reds at a time. The action got really serious on our third double hook up. We landed a 27 inch fish pretty quickly, but John was still working hard trying to turn his fish. After several minutes of battling and wondering if we actually had a redfish or a stingray the fish surfaced. A GIANT REDFISH! The red drum headed deep again giving us several more minutes of fighting action. John landed the 42 inch brute! A quick picture and a long revival process for the release. The bite slowed and storms were approaching so we headed towards the house. One more quick stop to try for a flounder. John proves himself once again landed a nice flat fish. Somebody is eating good tonight. A huge thanks to all you guys for fishing with me! See ya on the water!