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"A Little Help Here!!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/06/12
 

Art Jordan  went to the stream Monday and caught some Grouper and other things but doesn't really know what this is. He cleaned it and it’s in the freezer but wants to make sure its edible before he Poisons his family. Art also attached a photo of one of the Grouper they picked up in 380’…Can one of our O-fish-en-atos id this red fish?

You may post your answer on our Facebook page.

Thanks Art, and thank ya'll for your help.

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Afternoon Heat!" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/05/12
 

Andy Barge and his boys joined me this afternoon for a half day backwater trip. After a tough morning I had some serious concerns on our chances of success. Why worry? The anchor had not even settled in the mud good before Daniel pulled the trigger on a nice 3.1 pound flounder. That kept us in our first spot for about 30 minutes without another bite...hmmm? We slid down the bank a piece and started floating live shrimp. That produced two small reds and a sheepshead. We changed gears back to flounder fishing. Phillip got in on the action quickly landing back to back flounder, 3.8 and 4.1 pounds. We landed a couple more shorts there before the tide sent us on the move. We went back on the search for the redfish. It was Daddy's turn! Andy drilled a solid 25 inch redfish to polish off our afternoon trip! Awesome! Thank you guys for fishing with me! See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Act One, Take Two...and Action" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/05/12
 

Tripp and Jenn joined me for a half day backwater adventure this morning. Our first stop produced two lightning fast runs, but both were very long releases. We struggled to find anything quite like those first two bites. Jenn landed a flounder and a bluefish. Tripp saved the day by landing a nice 6.5lb sheepshead in the last 5 minutes of our trip. Awesome young couple! I wish the best for you guys in the future! Jenn don't forget to send me that autographed picture... Thank you guys for fishing with me! See ya on the water!
- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Culinary report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/05/12
 

For your culinary delights, the Mex joint[Las Palmeras] is finally open in Oceanside Landing Shopping Center, OIB, [behind gas station on corner]. They say they will have whole bee liners and whole seabass Costa Rica style[flash fried covered with garlic/butter sauce] soon as we can go catch them some.
- Rube McMullan
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"" | Real-Time Update | 07/04/12
 

Jake and Maddie came down on vacation and caught their very first king mackerel !! Thanks for fishing with us :) 
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"" | Real-Time Update | 07/04/12
 

Brad Yovanovich Matt Anderson Scott Bogue Alex Starnes from Raleigh,NC had an 8 hour trip with Capt Steele and Mate Ben Rucker today. & OC is heading to the dock now, stay tuned 
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"July Inshore Bite" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/04/12
 

Happy 4th of July!!! As expected this time of year it is rather warm. On the inshore scene we are welcoming the breezy conditions that help keep us a few degrees cooler. Yesterday morning the winds were just calm enough to reach some nearshore structures to try for some flounder. We caught some of the biggest toadfish I have ever seen! After a few adjustments we finally landed three keeper flounder, but the white caps ran us back inshore. We floated several grass lines looking for the redfish. I decided to throw a carolina rig in the deeper water while we floated corks and set it in the rod holder. It was not long before I saw it bounce a bit, then it started to slowly bend. Jace picked up the rod and set the hook. Game on! The rather large flounder came up to the surface and gave a hard headshake! Jace landed the 5.6 flounder just seconds later. We also finally found a few reds with Jace again landing the biggest at 28 inches and some change. It took some patiences to get the bite, but well worth it! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"A Good Uncle" | Get Busy | 07/03/12
 

Wow..Did I say something nice about Capt. Tim Gallimore?  I am slipping..Capt. Tim took his nephews Zach and Hayden Lewis fishing and using his now famous Channelside flounder rig put the young men on some nice flat fish.

I salute Tim and other adults who take children fishing..It's a great family activity.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Red Drum" | Get Busy | 07/03/12
 

Tameron Sealy sent this picture of 2 red drum he caught on minnows while fishing Holden Beach on 6-30.  One drum is 26 inches and the other is 26.5 inches.

Thanks for the report Tameron


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Nervous " | Get Busy | 07/02/12
 

After that crazy storm passed Sunday night. July came in with a bang. The tide was extremely high and we started out on the hunt for a flounder. We found a couple of short fish. I ran to a favorite creek mouth when the rip showed up and banged out a handfull of speckle trout. Time to anchor up on the redfish hole and wait them out. It was worth the wait. Did I mention that is another inshore slam.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Follow up to the Sunset Ramp story" | Get Busy | 07/02/12
 

Yesterday I mentioned that while fishing near the Sunset Bridge I noticed that the ramp is useless during low tide. I know that many of you thought that  there was NO WAY that after the state spent thousands of dollars and monthes to build this new ramp that Capt. J-Dogg must be crazy. Well today I took some pictures of this as a boat pulled in  and ran aground throwing the lady off the front of the boat.. The boat and docks are sitting in the mud. The no wake bouys are laying on thier side. The bouy to the south cannot be seen even during high tide because they placed it behing the concrete block of the bridge. REALLY??????
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Live Bait School" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/02/12
 

It has been a long time since I've gotten to fish specifically for Kings.  It is hard for me to direct/manage the Jolly Mon for everyone else to go catch Kings, while I'm at the dock waiting for reports.  It certainly gives me the "itch" to go.  Yesterday I hosted my annual live bait class and the object is to specifically target Kings.  Class members learned to tie rigs, throw a cast net, set spreads, angle fish, gaff fish and clean fish- with lots of "kingfish philosophy" thrown in the mix.  I knew the waters were still a bit stirred up inside of 80', so we headed out to the 100' depth range and began working various hard bottoms.  We had a great day catching a little of eveything, but not too much of anything.  The class members did very good and by the end of the day were finely tuned and running the show on their own.  As for missing the Jolly Mon- my class and I put our "pretend Jolly Mon" day fish on the scale and unofficially tied for third with a 33.9 pounder- nice fish!  Good job class!

As for state of fishing right now.  Just talked to charter boats and this is the first day in over a week the Spanish Macks have started biting again.  That is big news and good indicator of water conditions improving.  Next we will see Kings back in the 50-65' depths.  Pogys are thick all around Shallotte inlet.  Looks like a typical Summer SW wind flow this week, seas 2-4'- not terrible, but not great.  You can't have it all.  OIFC charter fleet will be at them every day Mother Nature willing- stay tuned.

Pics below:  Randy with Mahi, class with 33.9 King and Bo with a Cobia (notice spinning rod and jig in Cobia's mouth- perfectly executed pitch and jig of 2 oz bucktail tipped with Sea Rind)
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Bait Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/02/12
 

Just heard from Michelle Evans Drake of "The Law" and Getaway Adventures..sea is flat and pogies everywhere.  Time: 10:54 am
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"Dylan on Fire!" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/01/12
 

They are all around us...Little River Jetties, Calabash crossroads, Tillman's Wall, Sunset Bridge area, Carven Street Docks, and the Shallotte Inlet have all been great places to find the bite. Live shrimp has been hard to beat catching everything from pinfish to 30 inch reds. Live mullet and mud minnows continue to work on the flounder. Use carolina rigs to hit deep holes as we approach low tide to find the fish. Float corks near the grass edges as the tide rises to get the bite. Good luck! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Helping hand" | Get Busy | 07/01/12
 

 This story started over a year ago when this young man was sitting in a little blue boat named the "Reel Cheap" he had the cutest girl nt here with him. Well he was reel close to where I wanted to fish. I eased in there and dropped the anchor. After about the 5th redfish we boated he said to me. I was'nt going to say anything about you fishing that close but I'm tired of watching you catch those reds. We have been here for 2 hours without a bite. After hooking them up with the proper tackle he too caught his girlfriend a nice redfish or two. Today Claytons dad  Leonard Eudy from Mt. Pleasant N.C.in the same boat was sitting in that spot in the same boat when I pulled up and dropped anchor. Again after about the 4th redfish I offered up some advice and tackle.He would throw me his line and I would bait it. he would cast out and catch a redfish. This went on 3 times and he landed 2 of them and released one. he keep this nice 24 inch for dinner. The Get Busy boat never too busy to help out. Next time bring Channing and leave Clayton at home.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Live Bait School" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/01/12
 

The crew of Captain Brants Live Bait School fished 100 ft deep, 84 degree water using pogies they caught just outside the Shallotte Inlet and brought back quite a catch.

Pictured below are John Hess, Randy Kirkman and Bo Eagle of Rockwell, N.C. and Lamar Singletary of Huntersville, N. C. 

Bo caught the 33.9 lb king and made most of us Jolly Mon anglers sick.

We thank ya'll for participating in Capt. Brant's School and hope you enjoyed yourselves.

A special thanks to our lovely dock reporter Miss Madeline for the pictures and interview.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Plumb Crazy" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/01/12
 

Below is a picture of Ray Labonye and friends with a 30 lb cobia they caught Saturday inshore of the 100/400 aboard the Plumb Crazy out of Oak Island.  They also caught 13-14 mahi and a limit of sea bass.

Thanks to our good friend Joe Seegers for the report. 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"The HEAT is ON" | Get Busy | 07/01/12
 

The drag washers that is. Man it has been hot the past few days. It's crazy that the fishing has been as hot as it has been. The water temp today was 85.6 degrees. We caught fish under docks and the deep water hole at Sunset. The fish only bit in the shade of the bridge. I do love how Government works. They had the GRAND OPENING for the Sunset boat ramp Saturday at noon. It was low tide. There was not enough water to launch the boat they brought down there for the "1st launch". Today the tide was so low the new dock was sitting on the mud and the boats could not even pull up to it. Great job to all the thousands of dollars spent on planning a boat ramp that cannot be used at low tide.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Schrimp" | Get Busy | 07/01/12
 

Live shrimp is the ticket!!!!  This is further displayed by the slam Todd Helf got while fishing the Calabash area with Brian Richard.

Congratulations Todd and Brian.  Looks like a Carolina Slam with extra credit.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"In His Own Words" | Get Busy | 07/01/12
 

Story telling is a dying art, but Tommy Helms keeps the tradition alive.  That's why for the most part I just cut and paste his reports.  Not many people can tell a story like Tommy.  Except maybe the OIFC's Capt. Jeff (J. Dogg) Williamson.   Here's Tommy's...
Good Morning Dude ! I wanted to tell you this fish story . Started Sat. morning early , fell in the ocean trying to catch bait.  With salt water in my eyes and no towel I could not see so I tried some blind cast and mustered up a few.  Thank goodness I had some tiger minnows left from the day before . We headed out to a wreck not far from the beach and by 11:10 we had 7 fish in the boat. At that point June Bug said we had one dead tiger minnow left and he was going to arrange funeral service for it. I said give it to me and I would feed it to the sea bass , We caught the biggest fish of the day on that dead minnow , We were back home by 12:00 and had Flounder ,tomatoes and fried squash for dinner.
Thanks Tommy..You Da Man!

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