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Last Updated - 10/15/2017 06:07:26 PM

START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

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"Bottom Fishing School" | Catch All | 09/23/17
 

Another bottom fishing school in the books. Scott and Colton Price, Greg McLaughlin and Keith Wood climbed aboard the OIFC Carolina Cat today for an all day trip to learn our coast’s bottom fishery. The day started with making bait and man was it everywhere. Big, fat pogies from 10ft of water outside the inlet to 45 feet in the river channel. Once we captured enough live bait, we made about a 40 mile run to a spot on the east side of frying pan shoals. Upon arrival, the class made their first few drops with decent results from vermillion snapper and black sea bass yet not the size we were looking for. Small adjustments were made and we were finally positioned close to the hard bottom structure at anchor. Once this adjustment was made, the keepers started rolling in. After the dust settled and everyone’s arms were tired we headed in a little early to try some king mackerel fishing along the beach. No love from the kings but the school went home with plenty of bottom fish for dinners to come. Great job guys! Class dismissed.


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Wwwaaahhhoooooo!!!!!" | Catch All | 09/23/17
 

Congratulations to Bill Creveling aboard the Fish Finder for a great Wahoo catch!  Bill reported that he hooked up on a king rig about 35 miles off of Ocean Isle Beach.


- Tiffany Aycock
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"Amy's Cover Girl" | OIFC | 09/22/17
 

Check out Capt. Amy as the new cover girl for RFA magazine -- 

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Hot King Bite" | | 09/22/17
 

Capt "Bad" Brad guided Brenda Turner, Chelsea Gautreaux, Jodi Clutts and Jeremy Morris from Arkansas, Missouri and VA to a red hot King bite yesterday morning. The beach bite has begun and fishermen can now enjoy great action from quality Kings within sight of land. These fish were caught just outside Shallotte Inlet in 40' of water **** we have a boat open tomorrow and it's supposed to be perfect weather. Let's go fishing! Call us at 910-575-3474 to book Sent from my iPhone
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"They Have Arrived" | OIFC | 09/21/17
 

What a fortuitous report by Capt. Derek yesterday.  Yes, they have arrived.  The king mackerel are here.  They are on the beach.  And from a first hand account, they are HUNGRY!  Got word the charter boys were wearing them out today so dropped the bay boat in on lunch break and it didn't take long.  Big bait right outside the inlet and the big king mackerel right outside the bait.  Fished for one hour and had 4 on at once and all 4 were sky rocketers.  Biggest was 31lbs.  It appears fall fishing has beaten the fall weather here.  Fine by me.  

Side note, we also weighed an 81lb wahoo today at OIFC from 85' of water.  Not bad.  Go ahead and put notice in at work.  It's fall fishing on the Carolina coast.  They'll understand....


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Fall Bite Firing Off" | Catch All | 09/20/17
 

In between dodging hurricanes, both the fishing and the weather have been very good this week. The fall run of big spanish mackerel is officially here and with them comes of course, big blacktip sharks. In the midst of this migratory, a few big king mackerel have started to show up as well. Last week, a few nice kings were caught around Ocean Crest Pier during the South Brunswick Islands King Mackerel Tournament. And with how stable and calm things have been the past few days, I bet there will be some really nice fish showing up in the river channel today, tomorrow, and Friday. Everything is right for an all out river channel bite. The time to go fishing is now! Call 910 575 3474 to book your trip today.  


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Backwater School September 16th" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/18/17
 

Tom, Kenny, and Mike joined me this past Saturday to learn a little more about our backwaters surrounding our immediate area. We met Friday afternoon for a couple of hours covering various topics like knot tieing, equipment, weather conditions, structure, technique, etc...We also worked deligently on learning how to throw a small cast net efficently. This time of year revolves heavily around catching and locating live bait. After getting everyone versed on what to expect we decided to meet back at the Fishing Center around 8am to get our day of fishing started. We hit a few flounder holes first and everyone picked up a few getting the feel for the bite. I also explained what to look for and why I was picking those particular areas for flounder. We moved to a few redfish spots finding everyone a nice redfish and again I explained why we targeted those particular areas. We then moved on to finding and catching black drum. We found plenty and even threw several back for next time. I feel that everyone did excellent and should see them on the water having success in the future. Thanks guys! See ya on the water!

My next scheduled backwater class will be geared towards finding and catching bull redfish, land class 5pm on Oct. 14th and full day fishing on Oct. 15th. My last class of the year will focus on casting soft plastics for speckled trout, land class 5pm Nov. 3rd and full day fishing Nov. 4th. If you are interested please sign up immediately, only 3 spots are available and they do go fast!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Flounder Tournament" | OIFC | 09/17/17
 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Capt Amy to the rescue" | | 09/17/17
 

The kids had soccer and dance and there was a tournament to fish. Luckily I have an awesome wife who stands by me and with me in everything! And she's also a good fishermen. Capt Amy (who actually is an official USCG captain) and I fished the Shallotte KMT and although all we could produce form Kings was a mid 20s, we had a good day all around with a variety of species. We fished the 80-100' depth range. Sent from my iPhone
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"OIFC Happenings" | OIFC | 09/17/17
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

  • $215 Entry Fee by 10/9/17, $250 after
  • Top 20 heaviest King Mackerel
  • Sea Tow Small Boat division, 1st- 500, 2nd- $400, 3rd $300
  • Cy's World Junior angler divsion, 1st-10th $$ payout 
  • Ocean Isle Marina Carolyn Black Lady angler divsion, 1st-10th $$ payout 
  • Sportsman's Choice Marine SPEEDY KING Award.  $500 paid to the first King weighed on Saturday and $500 paid to the first King weighed on Sunday.  Scales open at 7am and you can weigh-in and go back fishing as many times as you want.
  • Spanish Mackerel division, 1st-3rd prizes paid in OIFC gift card
  • OIFC Family Fishing Awards, ALL teams that weigh ANY tournament eligible species and have a lady, junior AND senior angler on board win a $100 OIFC gift card.
  • Wheel of Fishing.  Weigh any eligible species and spin the wheel.  If you hit your fish's weight, you win $100 on the spot 
  • CLICK HERE for entry form or to enter on-line

Fall Fishing Schools :

Learn to Fish from the OIFC Staff 

 

 Kite Fishing- September 22-23 (4 spots open)

Bottom Fishing- September 24  (1 spot open)

Inshore Fishing- Sept 29-30 (3 spots open), Oct 14-15 (3 spots open) 

These are the last OIFC fishing schools of the year.  Gain the knowledge you need to take full advantage of Fall fishing season 

 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS CALL 910-575-3474 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Post Irma Update" | Catch All | 09/14/17
 

Fall is an incredible time to go fishing off the Brunswick County Coast. Whether its catching big bull redfish on a 4-hour trip along the beachfront or running some 60 miles offshore on a 12-hour trip to find your personal record wahoo, fall is the best time to make it happen.  

After enduring a few small bands of weather from Irma, the seas have finally calmed allowing anglers to venture offshore and see what’s biting. Larger pogies have been between the big hill and Ocean Crest Pier in 15-25 feet. Larger mullet have made their way onto the scene as well with large schools making their migration south in 5-10ft. Once this bait is caught, lighthouse rocks has been holding some nice kings as well as the shark hole and 18-mile rock. Keep in mind the water temperatures in the 2-10-mile range are finally starting to cool down a bit. This decrease in temperature can only mean the larger, fall run of fish are on their way.

While fishing near or offshore of the Shark Hole don’t forget to drop down a grouper rig to see if the gags have moved into the shallows. Typically, these gag grouper will move into the 75-90 foot range the first week of October yet it is very common to catch one in mid-late September on your favorite dropper rig while fishing for black sea bass.  

Lastly, the wahoo fishing was really starting to heat up before Irma paid us a visit. I know a few boats are headed to the break today for the hoos. Stay tuned -


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Fall Brawl coming soon" | | 09/12/17
 

Programs are in the mail. Be on the lookout or stop by any area tackle shop or certainly the OIFC!
- "Capt. Brant. McMullan"
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"Fishing School" | | 09/09/17
 

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"Still searching" | | 09/04/17
 

Their boat was found a few mikes offshore of the jungle but we are still looking for Steve and David. If you find ANY evidence that could possibly help, please report it to the Coast Guard. Thoughts and prayers with family
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"Flounder!" | | 09/04/17
 

Jeff and Josh Wallen with 8.5 pound Flounder weighed at oifc yesterday. These two are master reef fishermen; They had a cooler with several nice fish. Interesting part of conversation with Dr Jeff was his belief that when you catch one you continue to fish that spot as the Flounder often congregate very close together, not spread across the reef. Sent from my iPhone
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"Wahoo report " | | 09/04/17
 

Email received from Jeff Duggins- "Service Call" - nice catch! "Capt brant bluefin rig put it on the wahoo today, caught 3 out of 4 in the black jack area" Jeff is showing a "secret" technique that I often employ for wahoo- using heavy 200-300# fluoro leader for wahoo instead of wire. It will occasionally get bit off but I have tested evidence that shows the technique gets more bites.- Capt Brant
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"Team Adventure" | OIFC | 09/01/17
 

Yesterday all the charter capts and mates jumped on board with fishing friend and captain Brody Heath on the Emma Rose boat -- The mission was to do a little Wahoo fishing, but mainly focus on trying to catch a Swordfish.  We ran to the Scarp area and had quite a few bites, landed a Wahoo and then headed off another 25 miles to 1300' of water in search of Sword.  That is feast of famine fishing, and unfortunately we stayed hungry despite giving it a sold 5 hours of fishing.  On the way home we got to go through a Hurricane Harvey feeder band, which was fun, and then made it back well past my bedtime.  The day was intended to be relaxing, no pressure, fishing with friends in an attempt at glory.   We fell short on the glory but the company was fun.  Our rookie mate this year Ty Starling caught his first Wahoo also; congrats.

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Missing Fishermen " | | 08/30/17
 

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"Fall Brawl King Classic- October 13-15" | Catch All | 08/29/17
 

All this cool weather has me thinking about Fall fishing.  The Fall Brawl event program will be out within a week and available.  This year's Fall Brawl will be held October 13-15, so mark your calendar.  Good times and Great fishing!!!

If you want to recieve a Fall Brawl program and have not been normally recieving them in the past, email captbrant@oifc.com with name and address and request a program.

* Payout to 20th place ($30,000 total payout)

*Top 10 Jr. Anglers ($1600 total payout) , Top 10 Lady Anglers ($1600 total payout)

*Spanish Mackerel division ($2000 total payout)

*Small Boat division ($1500 total payout)

Visit www.OIFC.com/FBKC for Fall Brawl 17 event details and entry forms


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Bottom Fishing School " | Catch All | 08/26/17
 

Another successful bottom fishing school is in the books. Dale Hall, David Lowman, Phil Hester and Aaron Hester climbed aboard the OIFC Catch All yesterday to learn how to bottom fish off our coast. Like most trips offshore, it started with catching some sort of bait. With scamp grouper in our sights, we loaded the Catch All live well with about 30 pinfish for bait. After brief instruction on where we were headed and why we were heading there we made the 48 mile run to a large hard bottom area in about 115 feet of water. Upon arrival, the school learned how to quickly tie chicken rigs, what bait to use, and most importantly that the weatherman is always wrong. Despite the bumpy conditions we caught fish all day long and managed three very nice scamp grouper. With everyone’s arms tired and some nice fish to clean, we packed it up and head home around 3PM. After careful evaluation, everyone got an A in the class. Great job crew!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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Dale Hall 08/28/2017

Bottom school was a lot of fun and we all learned a lot. Capt Derek was a class act and a great catch. We learned all about rigging, techniques and strategies for catching grouper. Since this was a "school" Capt Derek has given me advice and tips even after days after the school. One heck of an investment!! Now I feel like I can go out and have a good shot of catching grouper in the 20 mile range in my boat this Ovtober! Thanks Capt Derek!

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