Happy Thingsgiving! Look what we're getting where the old Swing Bridge was!!! I drove up on this today. We'll see if we can find out more after the Holidays!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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The 2nd Place Wahoo in Martini's Hook A Hoo was not caught. The 46.05 lb 'hoo was swimming in the ocean, looked up and saw a boat crewed by Bryan Freeman, Daniel Simmons, Brian Robbins and Tim Gallimore, it feared a fate worse than death with this cast, thrust itself on the nearest gaff and put itself out of it's misery.
Bryan was correct when he said that he knew of a dozen or more wahoo bigger than theirs caught this week by people not in the Tournament. Problem was Byran, they didn't enter! Congratulations!
Meet the Plyler's. Or at least half of them anyway. Derrick and Erik Plyler sent 2 pics of kings they caught at the tower. Sad thing is I could only get one pic to upload. I contended it was a format issue. Brant said I was standing too close to magnets and needed to step back. (My bionic brain is magnetically powered) Since only one uploaded it may be a little of both.
Sorry about the 2nd pic folks, it was of a nice king.
The good news is we've been having quite a few folks asking if we are going to be holding our annual Thanksgiving Trout tournament. The bad news is that because of low participation for the past several years, we decided not to host the tournament this year. However, we want to have it and if everyone that has expressed interest would participate, the event would be a great success. We'll look to bring it back next year, so keep it in mind.
The OIFC Rodeo has Trout as a category and the perennial winner, Brandon Sauls is once again on top -- make this your challenge for the weekend. Enter the Rodeo for $20 and get on the OIFC Rodeo leaderboard -- See you this weekend.
Captain Michelle Drake and Jeff of "The Law" fishing had watched the weather for a couple of days. Finally, they got a good report. Michelle checked all the gear and set the alarm for 5:30 am Sunday morning. After missing the alarm, they didn't get a line in until 10:55. A black fin was on before they got the 2nd line deployed. Then with 4 lines out, a 2nd black fin hit. There were a few more strikes, then the big one hit.
That is when things got interesting. Michelle fought the wahoo to the boat. When the fish surfaced she looked for Jeff. He was looking for gloves. So Michell wrapped the rod between her legs, held it against the combing pads, and began leadering the fish. The gaff was in the rod holder. The with the leader in the right hand, the gaff in the left and the rod wrapped around her legs, Michell gaffed the wahoo! Jeff came just in time to help hoist the fish in the boat. Michelle was shaking as hard as the wahoo.
Michelle can brag about being the 1st mate, the angler and catching the wahoo on a rig Jeff had complained about from the time Michelle made it until the fish hit it.
The Law crew headed to Doc Holidays with tuna, Bonita and a 65+ pound 66 inch wahoo. The downside is they weren't in the Hook A Hoo or in the Rodeo.
Congratulations to The Law.
Just in case you've been asleep at the wheel, this coming weekend's weather is looking AWESOME. The Wahoo bite was good off our area, but ridiculously good from the Same Ole to the north -- these fish usually push in our direction, so I'm looking for crazy hot Wahoo fishing from the Steeples to the Black Jack this weekend. You may remember this time last year we had an epic wahoo bite. It could be this weekend, don't miss out !!!!! If you prefer Kings, they are in the vicinity of the Frying Pan Tower and thick as fleas.
Come on down and get on the water -- while you are here you can redeem some of your Capt. Club points -- see you at the OIFC
BLACK FRIDAY SALE- Nov 25 & 26- All clothing, wall art and gifts 50% OFF and all fishing & marine supplies 30% OFF- open to anyone and everyone -- 2 days only!
The OIFC is getting in on the Black Friday hoopla -- Friday and Saturday, November 25th and 26th the OIFC will be offering 50% OFF on ALL clothing, gifts and wall art and 30% OFF on ALL fishing and marine supplies.....
REPEAT--- Friday and Saturday, November 25th and 26th the OIFC will be offering 50% OFF on ALL clothing, gifts and wall art and 30% OFF on ALL fishing and marine supplies..... this sale is open to everyone, no exclusions....
Nov 15-Jan 1: The OIFC is hosting its annual Capt Club sale. Throughout the year club member's purchases have been tallied and now it's time to get some rewards for your committment to the OIFC. Receive 50% on ALL clothing, gifts and wall art during the Capt. Club sale: total allowable savings based on yearly purchases, see clerk for your total.
*** A great way to save money while shopping for VERY COOL Christmas gifts ***
PRIZE BOAT, NEVER BEEN IN THE WATER, BRAND NEW!
21' Contender Center Console
Power: 200 hp Mercury Opti Max (0 Hours)
LOA: 21' 8"
Beam: 8' 3"
Weight (DRY): 2,300lbs
Ready to Fish: 3,550lbs
Hull Design: Deep V 24.5
Fuel Capacity: 90 Gallons
Maximum H.P. Rating: 300
This is the prize boat from the 2011 SKA National Championship. Contender makes a great boat, but no room for it right now in our fleet. We're letting it go well below any dealer prices, which around 50k for the same boat. Great deal and great boat!
Quick Sale: $39,995
Captain Chris Burrows, former charter captain and tackle shop manager had some words to say at a public meeting of the South Atlantic Fisheries Council in Myrtle Beach.
You go Capt. Chris!!
In the hoopla of Team OIFC winning the Nationals, I forgot to report the year-end divisional awards the team received.
Caroline (6) won the division 9 Jr. Angler title for the second year in a row and Team OIFC won division 9 with a 76 point total.
The team is very proud of these accomplishments.