The Do Crew had no problem finding bait just off the "High Hill" this morning. Also reported watching a couple nice cobia being caught. Bait =fish Sent from my iPhone
- Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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We have a little cold front moving thru this morning which will put us under a steady dome of high pressure for this next week. That means lite seas and considering where we are in the calendar it means this is the best opportunity to take advantage of our May gulf stream fishing for tuna/mahi/wahoo. Once the water warms the concentration of fish along the break will dissapate and they will be scattered. All this week is the time to go. Also I bet with the steady weather pattern, the beach King bite will continue off Ocean Crest as well as good kng action in the 65 foot water spots.
In the words of fishing guru Capt Lentz..."Boys, May only comes once a year and you don't know how many more May's you will have".
It appears the Town of Ocean Isle has been successful in getting approval to build the terminal groin system at the east end of the island at Shallotte Inlet. I don't claim to have any knowledge of the science of whether or how these systems work in terms of stopping beach erosion; HOWEVER I can spot a fishing hole when I see it. The groin should give us a fishing spot similar to Little River Jetties. Flounder/Trout/Redfish and who knows what else may be attracted to the rock structure. Congrats to the Town of OIB staff, Mayor and Council for their persistence in getting this approval.
2016 Far Out Shoot Out - RESULTS
27 teams competed in the 2016 event, and it was the last boat to weigh and possibly the smallest that took home most of the top honors- MacAttack, Capt. William McCann
1st Overall- MacAttack -89.0 - 58.5 Wahoo, 12.4 Tuna, 18.1 Mahi
* Interesting fact about the MacAttack team. They finished second in last year's Far Out Shoot Out and weighed a 58 pound Wahoo in that tournament as well- redemption*
* The team won the Big Fish TWT and Overall TWT in addition to the Overall and biggest Wahoo to take home $7950 in prize winnings*
2nd Overall- OIFC - 69.35- 29.55 Wahoo, 19.7 Tuna, 20.1 Mahi
3rd Overall- Contagious- 66.75- 26.35 Wahoo, 19.95 Tuna, 20.45 Mahi
4th Overall- The Law- 62.2- 44.4 Wahoo, 7.8 Tuna, 10.0 Mahi
5th Overall- Carolina Cat/OIFC- 60.55- 23.8 Wahoo, 17.7 Tuna, 19.05 Mahi
1st Mahi- Hail Yeah/OIFC- 25.15
1st Wahoo- MacAttack-58.5
1st Tuna- Reel Fast- 24.0
Reel Fast- 24.0 Blackfin / 21.05 Mahi = 45.05
Retriever- 17.4 Mahi = 17.4
Dirty Dog- 32.8 Wahoo / 23.15 Mahi = 55.95
Hail Yeah/OIFC - 8.25 Blackfin / 25.15 Mahi = 33.40
7th Heaven - 22.9 Blackfin / 20.9 Mahi = 43.80
Scale Bound - 25.9 Wahoo / 17.8 Blackfin / 15.45 Mahi = 59.15
Contagious - 26.35 Wahoo / 19.95 Blackfin / 20.45 Mahi = 66.75
MegaByte- 19.25 Wahoo / 19.25 Mahi = 38.5 ** Also released a Sail
Billie I - 23.85 Wahoo / 13.25 Mahi =37.1
Choice of Two/OIFC - 42.75 Wahoo / 17.25 Mahi = 60.0
OIFC- 29.55 Wahoo / 19.70 Tuna / 20.10 Mahi = 69.35
Mackerel Mafia- 21.6 Wahoo / 22.0 Mahi = 43.60
The Law- 44.40 Wahoo / 7.8 Tuna / 10.0 Mahi = 62.2
OIFC Carolina Cat- 23.8 Wahoo / 17.7 Tuna / 19.05 Mahi = 60.55
Get Floor'd- 14.95 Tuna, 21.9 Mahi = 36.85
Black Gold- 25.05 Mahi = 25.05
Raunchie Conch- 18.55 Tuna / 19.35 Mahi = 37.9
MacAttack- 58.5 Wahoo / 12.4 Tuna / 18.1 Mahi = 89.0
INSHORE- Capt. Jacob has added an inshore class- land class is Saturday, May 28th with fishing on Sunday, May 29th. He currently has 3 spots open. Call 910-575-3474 to book- CLICK HERE for class details
LIVE BAIT KING MACKEREL- Capt. Brant has 2 spots open for live bait class- land class is Sunday, May 22dn and fishing is Monday, May 23rd. Call 910-575-3474 to book- CLICK HERE for class details
Captain Ben Morris, Captain Sean Morris and crew just weighed in this 77# cobia. A remarkable catch to the least. These larger fish should continue to move nearshore as the water temperatures rise. Don't forget to get your entry in for this years Cobia Clash if you wish to compete for fish like this! CLICK HERE for the online entry link. CLICK HERE for the print out entry.
This is a picture of Radar when he was tournament fishing. I am sure many folks remember seeing the Chevy sponsored boat.
Radar was a good fisherman and a better man -- nice as they come. A lot of knowledge in that head. He was THE guy to get your trailer fixed with. Radar was also Anita Moore's father, who used to be the OIFC manager for many years. We keep her and family in our thoughts.
Tight lines Radar
Just to let all of our fisherman know we know have live shrimp! $6.00 per dozen!