I found a story in today's Star News about an aquaculture program at S. Brunswick High School. If you're interested click on this link.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Captain Chris "O.C." Dew of the Carolina Cat took the OIFC's Gaff Cam with him on his charters and brought back all the following pictures. Chris reported on the trip where his crew caught the wahoo, they were headed to the McMarlin Ledge when he spotted birds working and the water alive with action about 3 miles out from the Ledge. He and the crew put out lines baited with ballyhoo. Then all the lines went off! The sad thing was false albacore is what was making them sing.
The Carolina Cat's Captain decided to work around the birds and bait. Their lines screamed again. Again..hard heads. Figuring all they were doing was wasting ballyhoo, Chris decided to work along the ledge on the way to another spot. It was along here that a weed line was located. Out went the lines and they once again fired off....Peanut dolphin this time.
To make a long story short, they continued to troll, boated 2 nice mahi, a black fin tuna and a real nice wahoo.
So much for keeping a report pithy!
The Carolina Cat with Captains Steele and O.C. are on an 8 hr charter. They reported at 8:40 am that the bait was just off the Shallotte Inlet in @20ft. of water. The sea is slick.
A customer had reported the markers in the Shallotte Inlet were gone. The Carolina Cat advised they are all there, just "hug the Green".
DEADLINE IS FRIDAY !
I am working on putting together my Fall Brawl program. Last year I started a Classified section that resulted in 100% sales success. No telling if the Fall Brawl section was the reason, but it cetainly did not hurt.
I currently have 6 spots open to advertise your "marine" related goods- boats, trailers, engines, equipment........
Cost is $200 - EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org a picture and short description and contact information- if you would like to advertise your goods in the Fall Brawl tournament program -- deadline is 9/15
The inshore bite was on fire just before the full moon and has slowed just a bit with its passing. The redfish are still biting really well. Live shrimp and mullet on a carolina rig is getting the job done around hard structure. Rod and Bill joined me yesterday afternoon, we found several short flounder with only one keeper in the bunch. We switched gears and started to target the redfish. We had lots of opportunities, but pulled hooks, bent hooks, and broke a few lines. We finally landed a couple of nice reds for dinner. Andy and Alan join me this afternoon and the action was pretty much the same. We landed several flounder, baby gag grouper, and some nice reds. Thank you guys for fishing we me! See ya on the water!
The water still needs to cool down a bit for an all out Fall bite! A cold front is supposed to pass this weekend and should help us out a bit. I expect the bite will be great around the new moon phase late next week. Stay tuned....
If you decide to dine at The Mid Town Bistro in N. Myrtle Beach you'll be treated to fresh wahoo, tuna and possibly mackerel. Jeff Martini headed to the blue water..the scarp, with friends and family. The crew landed 4 wahoo, 6 mahi and a king.
Also Captain Brant, Captain Steele and Captain O.C. fished with Captain Wall Trayah aboard his boat out of Southport today. They went to 150 ft deep water and caught wahoo and king.
The wahoo bite is most definitely on!
Sunday, Capt. Jeff Beck, his daughter, 1st Mate Camdyn and myself, all members of Team OIFC decided to do a little back water fishing. Jeff said he'd been working with Camdyn on throwing a cast net. But I had no idea she could throw it as well as she did. Camdyn caught shrimp and mullet on almost every throw, and her net opened nicely.
After getting some nice bait we elected to anchor off at the Sunset Bridge near Bonecrusher and his family. No more than Camdyn cast her Barbee rod, the tip took several nice hard dips and the fight was on. What appeared to be a 3 lb flounder was striping line faster that she could reel. Once she got the fish along side, it decided to run and snapped her line.
Jeff put her another bait on and bam!!! It was me this time. I brought in a record setting toad fish, causing Camdyn to laugh at my lack of fishing skills. Right after that she landed a 1.4 lb flounder all by her self.
We pulled anchor and changed to a location near Daniel Simmons' house. We poped our baits under a dock. And you guessed it, Camdyn hooked a 2.7 lb black drum. She fought it all the way in all by herself.
The crew cleaned the fish at the OIFC and after cleaning the boat and taking her bath she was ready to have a great dinner of fresh shrimp, flounder, black drum, cole slaw and hushpuppies. Country girl can survive!!
Friday was a beautiful day in S. Brunswick County. The morning started off cooler than normal and the fishing was hot. Captain Jeff Williamson was joined by Shelly and Mark Laws of Johnston City, Tn., and Mike Hall and Gary Cooper of Collinsville, Va.
When they returned to the dock they said they had limited out on Red Drum and had a couple of flounder too boot. 1st Mate Brayden McMullin welcomed them back to the OIFC and inspected their catch.