So far there are 16 entries in the Rodeo and 16 fish have been weighed in. The prize money is $800. Check the tournament information for more.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Captain Chris Dawson was joined by the Martin family from Lake Erie today. The weather was perfect for a charter and they decided to fish the General Sherman. That was a good decision as they brought 3 cobia and a spanish back to the dock.
Speaking of spanish, it appears this weekend is shaping up to be beautiful so don't forget about the Ocean Isle Fishing Center Facebook Challenge this Saturday. " Like" us on Facebook, weigh in between 5 and 6pm and have a chance to win a $100 OIFC Gift Card!
Capt. Tim Gallimore hit the water Monday and sent the following report.:
These fish were caught on Monday afternoon after all the jet ski terrorists left the water. My l'il lady out fished me once again. Courtney Waddell caught 2 keepers in Tubbs using Pogies on Channelside Rigs.The biggest fish was 19" other one 15.5" .
I hated to break the news to Tim but I bought one of Capt. Brant's rental skis and am now what we fishermen used to fuss about. I did put a rod mount on it and slip up places where boats can't get. I'm not ALL thst bad.
I'd been wondering where my buddy and angler extraordinaire Tommy Helms had been. I haven't heard from him because he's been struggling catching flounder this spring. Tommy reported that the bait was the best he's seen in years but as far as he was concerned the flounder in shore had caught lockjaw. So he had to slip outside to catch these "carp".
The question of the spring is...Has Tommy lost his touch?
Saturday, June 2nd is the date for the Ocean Isle Fishing Center's Facebook Winner Take All Challenge. The rules are simple. The heaviest Spanish Mackerel wins a $100 Gift Card to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. There is NO entry fee. All you have to do is "like" us on our Ocean Isle Fishing Center Facebook page. Your Spanish must be caught from a boat by hook and line in North Carolina or South Carolina on the day of the Challenge. Weigh in will be at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center on Saturday from 5pm until 6pm. The fish must be brought to the OIFC by boat on the water. If it is rainy, or the weather is otherwise snotty the Challenge will be rescheduled. Check the Ocean Isle Fishing Center's Facebook page Friday night June 1 if the conditions look questionable. Only 1 prize..the $100 gift card,along with bragging rights will be awarded. "nuff said about rules.
This is meant to be a fun time. Remember, Neptune will be watching!!!
I had the great priviledge in taking Ty and Pat out fishing today. We started off pretty quickly landing several reds in the lower slot 19 to 22 inches. The bite slowed on the redfish, so we got after the flounder. The flounder were suprisingly a little bit more stubborn that I would have expected today. We did find two nice keepers for lunch. The best excitement was again the monster bluefish. We had three opportunities to land another 10lb+ bluefish today. The first one made several strong runs...Pat managed to stick with it and get the monster boatside. The bluefish made several more burst just out of reach of the dip net. I made two attempts to net the fish, but both times he was able to jump over the net. The next hard head shake and the line was cut. Ty hooked up almost immediately after us missing that fish. Ty's fish ran off some serious line as it was riding the swift current. After about 100yds. the line finally was cut. I changed some rigs over to wire and set some large baits out. We hooked up! Pat was back on the rod...she battled with the fish for a bit...the fish was headed right at us and staying deep...then straight up out of the water. HUGE BLUEFISH! He spit the hook at us. Dang it! Wow! It sure was exciting, but a picture sure would have been nice. We will get'em next time. I enjoyed fishing with Ty and Pat today. Thanks for fishing with us! See ya on the water!
Jim Bowen sent this report in of a 36 and 40 lb cobia caught on the CutN'Loose Captained by David Cutler in 60 ft. of water. They got one hooked out of a school of 8-10. When this one came by the boat they pitched a bait. After about 45 minutes they had two very nice cobia in the boat.
Wee appreciated the report Jim.
Below is a picture of Geoffrey Kotlarsic with his first redfish. He caught it within 500 yards of the OIFC. Caught on a live pogy with a Carolina Rig, on a kayak. We had a couple break offs but this one managed to find his way to the house. This 25" fish pulled this fella's kayak all over the place. Its amazing how strong a 6# redfish is when you are in a kayak. Geoffrey just caught his first flounder just 2 weeks ago. This guy is hooked!
Thanks to Tim Gallimore for the report and the picture.