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- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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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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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.
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
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
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!
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.
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
Captain Zach Faulkner took a few days off from his new career on a tugboat to hit the blue water with Richie Heycock. The tug life must have made Zach hungry for the deep water because they put the hurt on some mahi!!!! Poor Richie was wishing the spring away and yearning for June 1st. NOAA said put that fish back Richie!!!!!
Captain Chris Dew took some folks out for a short near shore trip Wednesday. The weather was perfect, with a light breeze to keep the no-see-ums away. While the group worked around the 90's an Atlantic bonito hit a frozen cigar minnow on the long line.
I could tell it was an Atlantic Bonito, because it was in the Atlantic. Had it been in the Pacific, it would most likely be a Pacific Bonito. A further dead give away was that it had no upper teeth. These little tips will help you discern an Atlantic Bonito from it's cousin in the Pacific and will help you tell the difference between it and a tuna.
Members of the charter were Tim and Melissa Lesher, Billy Mitchem, and Justin Crawford of Seymour, Tenn., along with Bill Wood of Winston Salem.
Thanks for fishing with us and we hope you enjoyed your charter!
Cary and Scott joined me for a half day backwater trip this morning. Cary is an offshore fisherman wanting to learn a little more about the backwater. Little did we all know that we would be fishing in Cary's backyard this morning. We landed several flounder just mere yards from Cary's dock this morning. I think he was a bit suprised! Scott just came along to catch some fish! Both angler's caught their fair share of flounder, but the trophy size reds and blues were not to be landed today. We are confident we had at least two great opportunities at landing a nice redfish. The bluefish moved in and we could only watch in amazement as we watched huge bluefish boil on 14 inch mullet. Cary was the first to hook up! The fish was 30yds under the boat before he could catch up. Drag screaming to the point of reel explosion! The monster blue finally cut the line on his third burst of energy. Scott hooked up! Scott got about 5 solid 20 to 30 yards of blistering drag screaming runs before the monster blue jumped nearly 5 feet into the air breaking the line upon entry back into the water! Awesome show though! We made a few more stops picking up a couple of nice flounder to round out the day! I really appreciate Cary and Scott for choosing to go fishing with us! See ya on the water!
Chris Campbell sent a report on a scouting mission he went on Sunday. Here it is:
"I know it looks like the Lochness monster, but unfortunately The camera I was using isn't that good at a distance from far away. I worked around a couple of buoys off Tubbs (bigger one and smaller one). There were tons of birds working and thick bait along bottom. The big cobia looks "small" from the wide angle lens but this was the first pass of the bigger cobia I saw on top....he was at least a good 30-35+, other one was about half that.....
He came back up and nabbed the back of my prop wash cigar minnow and then spooked off. The wind kept picking up so I decided to call it a day...
But if anyone is wondering about cobia moving in yet (cause i haven't heard any reports) - this is about all the blurry physical proof I have."
With Cris' fishing and photo skills, I have the cobia are here. Add that to the king that have been seen (and caught), the spanish, trout, catch and release sea bass, with the awesome in shore and Stream bite, there is little reason not to fish!
I love photographic evidence and Chris is the best. Click this link for the coolest fishing video I have seen lately!