I received an unconfirmed report at 11:00 am of an estimatd 45# king and a smaller king caught at the Youpon Reef. A customer who just left said he caught several small kings there this past weekend.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Mahi: 1) Katelyn Kincer, 14.4 lbs 2) Amy Mcmullan, 13.4 lbs
Wahoo: 1) Daniel Simmons, 45.1 lbs
Flounder: 1) Jacob Frick, 5.9 lbs 2) Ron Binetti, 3,5 lbs
Trout: 1) Clay Morphis, 3.9 lbs 2) Brandon Sauls 3.1 lbs
Red Drum: 1) Jacob Frick, 6.9 lbs 2) Ron Benetti, 6.8 lbs
Inshore Angler: 1) Clay Morphis
Offshore Angler: Brant Mcmullan
***The person in charge of the Rodeo Book made an error in computing the winnings. I will personally see that I am severely punished. Update to follow.
Just a reminder: 1/2 of the pot goes to the top 3 anglers in each division. The rest goes to the costs if the trophies. Capt. Rickey is the administrator of the Rodeo under the supervision of Capt. Brant. This is a fun tournament for the customers and the OIFC makes no profit from it. Join in and have some fun!!!
Pretty cool – they load well with pilchards, head to break and troll until they see birds and topwater action – pull into area of activity and throw scoops of live baits out and then free line single baits on small circles on 30’s, one on downrigger- and drift – Once Tuna get on bait and start busting you can watch as they work their way to boat and then its on – landed 7 whole YF 45-60 pounds, 3-4 Blackfin – lost 2 YF to sharks and missed probably 3-4 more – 6 hour trip. 20 mile run.
Pictured are Robin and Chris Campbell with one of their Yellowfin Tuna; wouldn't it be nice to have that fishery!
There is also a story that involves the marina Tarpon (schooling and ravenous by the dozens) and a certain $1000, Orvis, 11 weight fly rod. You can't buy that kind of entertainment. Let's just say that Orvis will soon be making another sale and there's a herd of Tarpon laughing like Hyennaes.
There are a lot of us who enjoy the thrill of Spanish Mackerel fishing. They are good eating, make great bait for king fishing and are near shore for those who don't have a boat big enough to feel comfortable going way off shore.
Today, the OIFC's own Terry and his friend from Lake Norman Captain J.T. trolled for Spanish using #1 and #2 planers with gold, then silver-pink 00 Clarke Spoons and caught the Spanish you see in the picture. They were fishing just off Tubbs Inlet in 24 feet of water.
Thanks for the pic and report Terry.
Captain Brant and Captain Amy joined Robin and Chris Campbell for a yellow fin tuna trip. They proved that if you were willing to travel far enough you could hit the jackpot!
In this case they traveled to St. Thomas, The Virgin Islands...That was really uncalled for on my part wasn't it?
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Trask Cunningham sent these pictures of the weekend fishing to the Georgetown Hole he took aboard Corey Bellamy's sweet looking Fountain the "Choice of Two". Also along were Richard Boles (Toes Up) and Briggs Badurski. If that is Briggs' real last name, it is too cool.
Trask said the black fin bite was hot. I've pulled tuna feathers before, but I've never plucked them from a live bird. Trask, you better watch out, some bird lovers might be hot on you trail.
Jim Bowen said the Stick Slinger cleared the LR jetties around 0400 this weekend and headed out searching for warm water more than he was trying to locate structure. The Stick Slinger had to dodge storms on the way, and the seas were a little worse than forecast. When they got to 650' deep water they came across a weed line and jumped on it. The crew headed East on a weed line for 10 miles boating 16 nice Mahi. It took about 3 hours to get back in. The action was great but the trip out and back was a little sporty. All in all an awesome day aboard the Stick Slinger.
Thanks for sharing your bumpy trip Jim!
Captain Chris Dawson had the thrill of taking 9 year old Tyler Lambiasi on his 1st saltwater fishing trip. Along with Tyler were Will Patterson, Jonn Smith and Warren Thompson. Tyler is pictured below with a spanish mackerel he caught on the 4 hr. charter.
Also on the dock was Michael Goodwin, Mitchell Hough and Brian Locklear with the 12.7 lb and 17.6 lb grouper they caught southwest of the tower.
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Pic's and report by KK
Had the priviledge of guiding Papa G and Momma G deep into the backwaters this morning. We started off quickly with a 3 pound flounder! The bite was pretty steady for the first hour with several 14" fish. We made a move to find something with some shoulders. We quickly had our hands full with a fish on and fast moving current due to the full moon. Papa G did great work angling and landed a nice redfish. Quick picture and released to fight another day. Two more lively mullet minnows loaded and fired into the hole. The bait was nervous...very nervous....zzzzzzzzzz....
The fish made two or three really hard runs before releasing itself. We had two more hard hits and quick releases. I really wanted to hang around to see if we could get another chance, but store duty at the OIFC was calling my name. I had a great time with the G's! Thanks for going fishing with us! See ya on the water!
Captain Steele an 1st Mate Derek caught several mahi and an amberjack on a Stream trip with Tom Wildeman and brothers Greg, Rob and Mike Chandler.
The wahoo bite has slowed, but the mahi have certainly picked up the slack. What are they hitting? Almost everything. As most of ya'll know, mahi are ferocious feeders and are not known as the brightest light in the Gulf Stream.
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Pictures by Kit Kat
Both OIFC Cat boats were chartered by one group for a full days fishing. Among the plethora of fish caught was a " f-i-n-e" cobia.
Aboard Captain's Steele boat were Paul Taveira, Scott Pearce, Mike Stoneman, Mike McClung and Eric McManus
Aboard with Captain Dew were Jeff Sturgeon, Dan Martin, Mike Griffin and John Ruggiero.
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Special thanks to our lovely On Dock Reporter Katelyn Kincer
Fin said it was HOT outside today, so he came in to get an ice cold drink. He also wanted one of those t-shirts with his picture on them but those haven't come in yet. LOL.