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"Red Drum" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/21/17
 

Ella Bellamy landed this nice drum a couple of days ago. The big bull drum are due anytime now. Come get you some.


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"Fishing Schools- UPCOMING " | OIFC | 08/21/17
 

OK we are bringing the Summer season to an end so its time to refire the FISHING SCHOOLS.  Here is what we have available this Fall.

We have a bottom school coming up THIS Saturday, August 26th and we have 1 spot left open.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON CLASS

Other classes take place in September, October and November

Backwater:  CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL DETAILS

Sept 8-9: Capt. Jeff

Sept 15-16:  Capt. Jacob

Sept 29-30:  Capt. Jeff

Bottom:  CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL DETAILS

Sept 23-24:  Capt. Brant / Capt. Derek

 

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS CALL 910-575-3474


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Salty Daze" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/20/17
 

Below is a photo of a 39.38 lb king our good friends the Stanleys caught at the Sneeds Ferry Rotary KMT. Congratulations!


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"Team OIFC Louisiana Redfish Tourney Adventure " | Catch All | 08/19/17
 

Day 1 prefish: Barrett and I are at the bottom of the world chasing Redfish for an upcoming IFA Redfish Tour event. We are staying at one of my favorite places, Port Eads, LA; the furthest South fish camp in LA. We just started fishing and have been on some fish, but there is still another day of prefishing before the event on Friday and Saturday. This is my first official Redfish Event, so I'm trying not to Googan it up too much for Barrett. Day 2 prefish: Well what started as fun and games ended with a reality check; or in this case a "Louisiana sleigh ride". Look at pictures and I think you will get the picture. Team motto: without risk their is no opportunity at greatness! Day 3 tournament day 1: We found nada prefishing so Barrett and I did what we normally do in fishing tournaments; we went the opposite direction of everyone else. It never fails. We are fishing a 30 boat event and when all checked out we were the only boat to take a right and never saw another boat all day. But, we stumbled onto some success with a 6.89 and a 8.88 pounder for a 15.74 aggregate and 4th overall and big fish of the day; first was 16.51 so we are within striking distance. Stay tuned. Day 4, tournament day 2. Well I was riding high yesterday after day 1 of the IFA Redfish Open; we had the biggest fish of the event and were sitting less than a pound out of the lead. Day 2 we actually saw and caught more fish, but we couldn't get the right size. We had two fish to measure 28", one inch oversized and they were FAT, but a centimeter over 27" and they don't count so we had to let them go. We had a 6.4 and 6.95 whereas yesterday we had the 6.98 but we also had that big 8.88 which actually held on for biggest fish of the tourney. That's the one we needed today to take home the first place trophy; so close. The winner ended up with a 4 fish aggregate of 31.95 pounds. This was my first experience Fishing a Redfish tourney and it was humbling and exciting. I'm going home and practicing my casting! That is critical in this game. Barrett is very good at seeing fish and casting accuracy and presentation. It's an art and he's on it, I was impressed. I'm not sure what the next OIFC adventure will be, but we are heading back to OIB to regroup and hug the family. Oh yeah, Barrett in his hockey mask: ran into a LA thunderstorm and that's his gettup to allow him to drive in heavy rain, the stinging kind. Capt. Brant


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"Lil' Scrappy" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/18/17
 

Thursday Capt Jeff Beck and I took our friends Brewer and his Grammy to the 90's for a little mackerel fishing. We took my new 21SE Parker named after Camdyn, Lil' Scrappy. On the way out we stopped at the Shallotte Inlet sea buoy and filled our Capt Brant's Custom  Pogey Net with one throw. The pogies were thick in about 17 ft deep water. When we arrived we put our lines out and immediately a reel went off. As Brewer fishes exclusively fresh water, Jeff coached him, he caught right on and boated and released his first saltwater fish, a Spanish. Shortly thereafter a king hit a skirted porgy and once again Brewer handled him like a champ. We were short on time and the clouds were stacking up onshore so we headed back to the OIFC with a thrilled 8 yr old and proud Grammy


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"Good morning from Port Eads, LA" | | 08/17/17
 

Barrett and I are at the bottom of the world chasing Redfish for an upcoming IFA Redfish Tour event. We are staying at one of my favorite places, Port Eads, LA; the furthest South fish camp in LA. We just started fishing and have been on some fish, but there is still another day of prefishing before the event on Friday and Saturday. This is my first official Redfish Event, so I'm trying not to Googan it up too much for Barrett. Beautiful morning.... Meanwhile back at OIB the charter team has been smoking the Kings. Capt Ben guided John and Tyler Dicks from Greensboro, NC to a couple in the mid 20s. He's been crushing them all week on dead Cigar Minnows fishing in 65' depth range. Traditionally August is a slower month for Kings but it is continuing strong thus far. The other boats were working on the Spanish Macks and Shark yesterday which are also chewing. Capt. Brant
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"8-Hour Success " | Catch All | 08/16/17
 

Long time returning customer Eric Miller and Nate Sherrin climbed aboard the OIFC Catch All for an 8-hour trip yesterday (8/15). We started our day off with slow trolling a few live baits in 80 feet and found plenty of short strikes from small king mackerel. After the second short king we opted to run a few miles offshore to anchor up and see what was biting on the bottom. At this next location the bites were plentiful and the fishing really started to heat up. Vermillion snapper, amberjack, black sea bass, and grouper made up our bottom fishing bites while we caught keeper king mackerel, and a surprise mahi mahi on flat lines. Great fishing with great returning customers. Can’t beat it during the dog days of Summer.   


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"Dock Flounder" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/15/17
 

Pictured is Jordan Wilks and a Flounder he caught using a mud minnow off the OIFC dock


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Erick Miller 08/16/2017

Captain Derek is the man! OIFC does not disappoint. There is not a better charter company out there. BOTTOM LINE! They will always be my only choice in NC/SC.





"Densmore Duo " | Catch All | 08/14/17
 

JD and Will Densmore from Davidson, NC, climbed aboard the OIFC Catch All with me today for an early 4-hour trip. Will started the day off right by bringing an 18” spanish mackerel in the boat for their first fish. Once the father and son duo had enough Spanish for dinner, it was off to Ocean Crest Pier for some shark fishing. With a dense chum slick behind the boat, the blacktip sharks kept us on our toes for the rest of the trip. Great job today crew!

 


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"UPDATE- OIFC Boat Fire" | OIFC | 08/13/17
 

I wanted to follow up to let everyone know that the two young men who were injured in the boat fire this early Summer are out of the hospital and doing much better.  David Martin and Jonathan Bicket both have spent weeks/months at the UNC burn center recieving treatment, but both have been released and are working to get back life as normal.  The recovery will take time, but they are thankful to be alive and thankful for all thoughts and prayers received.  Almost daily I have folks ask me about the young men, and after receiving their approval, I wanted to pass along the information.  

They are lucky to be alive.  They have made it past one difficult part, but the next phase of recovery is tough both physically and mentally.  They will need our support.  Wish them well and encourage them when possible.  

And to David and Jonathan, keep up the fight.  Time will be your best and worst frenemy; but give it a year and see where you are.   Give it two and you will be looking back at the anniversary.  Wishing you guys the best.  Stay strong and appreciate your family and  friends.

Capt. Brant


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"Mis's First Wahoo" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/11/17
 

Wendell Barnett of Cherry Grive and Mia Harrington fished today aboard Wendell's 2009 Sea Hunt with 4,000 hrs on the motor. They fished "blended" water and did well with the wahoo. Wendell takes care of his boat and fishes the mess out of it. Plus you can almost bet if he goes out he is going to catch fish. 


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"Team OIFC White Marlin Open day 3" | | 08/11/17
 

We gave it all we had but didn't win; guess I'll be back at work Monday am. Over $4mil in prize money is being awarded to a hand full of winning teams for White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo and Shark catches. Two teams won over a $million for White Marlin. And as much as I wish we were one of them, we leave with no regrets. This truly is an event in which you just need to get lucky and get a bite from the right fish; there is skill in hooking and landing the fish when it bites. We ended the event 2 for 6 on bites so that's where we have to improve; one of those 4 we missed could have been the big one?! So we are back to OIB tomorrow and back on scene at the OIFC. We will be back next year.
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"Thought Shark Week Was Over?" | Catch All | 08/10/17
 

Amidst the stormy weather the fish continue to bite. Dianna Martin, Kylyn Leach, and Gabi, Aubrey, Jeff Bartlett joined me on a 4-hour trip aboard the Catch All on Wednesday (8/9). We started the trip off Spanish mackerel fishing about two miles outside Lockwood Folly inlet.  Kylyn, Gabi, and Aubrey made short work of the Spanish as they put six nice mackerel on ice for their warm up. The next objective was shark fishing. Luckily the sharks finally decided to cooperate as the whole crew got to reel in a shark. Size of the sharks varied from three to seven feet yet Gabi ended up with an impressive 90 pound blacktip to end their day of fishing. Great fishing with a great crew!


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Jeff Bartlett 08/11/2017

Captain Derek provided a fishing trip that will forever be in our memories!The entire trip was flawless. While taking this picture of the three of us holding the large shark, one of my other daughters was realing in another. The highlight of our vacation!!!





"White Marlin Open day 2" | | 08/10/17
 

Well some days you win and some you lose and some days you just walk away shaking your head. This is REAL reporting, not just the good stuff. We went 0 for 4 on bites from White Marlin today. Each time the fish bit good but each time between the actions of the fish and inactions of crew, we swung and missed. And so we have one more day to be heroes. That's the good thing about this event; we aren't fishing for numbers. We simply need to be lucky enough to have a big White Marlin to find us and then skilled enough to hook him. Stay tuned. FYI we have been running to the various canyons to fish. Yesterday we fished the Poor Mans and Washington canyons which were 65 miles and today we fished the Wilmington canyon which was 85 miles. Sorry no pictures, no fish !
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Barrett McMullan 08/11/2017

Far greater is it to dare mighty things...... Keep at it.





"White Marlin Open day 1" | | 08/09/17
 

Team OIFC is in Ocean City, MD to compete in the largest and richest Billfish tournament in the world; $4.9 million in prize money! Team members- Brant and Brayden McMullan, Brody Heath, Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphis. Today the fishing was very slow for the fleet. We went 1 for 1 on White Marlin but we had to release the fish as they must be 67" to take in to weigh. There was an 86 pounder weighed which is set to win $2.6mil but we've got two more days to try to beat it. Stay tuned. I'm hoping we see more fish tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone
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"The fish are already wet" | Catch All | 08/08/17
 

Greg Righter, Sam Righter, Bob Howard, and Frankie, Sarah and Nancy Goodnight joined Capt. Brad and I on an early 4-hour on Friday (8/4). The ride in was a little moist but the fish actually bit better when clouds and rain showers were around. Sharks and plenty of Spanish mackerel kept us entertained for the morning. The fish are already wet. Let’s go fishing – call 910 575 3474 to book your trip today.  


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"OIFC Flounder" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/07/17
 

Brayden McMullen caught their Flounder today while fishing off the dock at the OIFC.   He said he caught him on a mud minner 


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"Flounder report" | OIFC | 08/07/17
 

Rex Steward sent me this email and picture- Saturday I caught a flounder limit fishing by myself in shallotte river. Flounder fishing is picking up. Size 15 to21 inch 

I will support his report by noting that the watersports staff has recently been catching quite a few keepers off the OIFC docks.  

And then here's a pic of the Bonecrusher Brandon Sauls who was fishing with Clay Morphis from yesterday. 

Flounder fishing is picking up.


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"Fish Fry" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/06/17
 

Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphes had four sweet Flounder today. They went straight to the fryer!


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"S.H.A.R.E Champs" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/06/17
 

Congratulations to the Grays and Team Beeracuda on their victory in the Share Tournament. The total weight of their fish was $32k


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