So hot Fin found some ice to lay in.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Captain Brant and 1st Mate Derrick were joined by Patrick, Lane (17), Patrick, Jr.(15) and Olivia (11) of Charlotte, N.C. on a 6 hr trip. As seen below they caught an amberjack, cobia, mahi and king. Somewhere in there is a spanish. It seems that Patrick had the hot hand landing the majority of the catch.
A charter trip is a perfect way to spend a part of your family vacation.
Capt. Chris Dew and Capt. Chris Eckert were the 1st to return to the OIFC after a 6hr trip fishing in 65 ft. deep water. Along on the charter were Alan, Emma and Like Stokes, with Harrison and Shannon Wynne and Marty Lovings of Cary and Atlanta. There were a lot of smiles under the OIFC sign!
Thank ya'll for joining us on our charters.
Take a look at Brian Robbins’ big 6.3 lbs flounder he caught Friday the 6th. Fishing that day were, Big Brian, Kennan's daughter Haedyn, Kennan's Dad & friend Jimmy Causey fishing that day. They caught one more 19 incher with 2 keepers for the day.
Here's a 26.5 inch red drum Michael Smith caught in the surf at Holden Beach. 10 minutes later he caught a 25 in red.
Good work and thanks for the picture.
Tim Reavis and Johnny Stewart of Mt Holly NC had a good morning flounder fishing in their secret hole inshore. 13 fish caught 8 keepers on bucktail jigs and gulp curly tails.
Art..We got a ton of responses regarding identifying and it seems your fish is an Atlantic Big Eye. You won't kill your family if you feed it to them, in fact it is supposed to be very good.
Bryan Freeman said::Ricky, that red fish in question is a Toro Snapper, otherwise known as an Atlantic Bigeye. They are quite tasty.
Daniel Simmons responded:I'm pretty certain they are called "bigeyes". Google it and see if that isnt the same species. I used to catch them nite fishing in the keys on the reef. Their eyes glow red at nite and look ferocious as can be. They are actually good table fare very soft, white meat
Scottie Richardson said:"Yep..thats a Short Bigeye."
And Joe Seegers responded:If that's a Rosefish, they're delicious, but I thought they had black bellies."
Many thanks to Bryan Freeman, Daniel Simmons, Scottie Richardson & Joe Seegers for your feedback!
P.S. I have no idea why some of the type is bold..DUH
I had to get out of the ICW this week to avoid getting run over and sea sick. Boat wakes have been killer.With water temps bumping 90 degrees even the fish have been sweating. Shaded docks and deep water. Slow down your fishing. I did spend some time down at the Sunset Bridge and would like to remond everyone to slow down for the new NO WAKE zone there at the ramp. Thanks.
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.
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!