Richard Boles "Toes Up Fishing Team sent these cool pictures he took on a fishing trip they made on the 30th. Nice looking king they caught also.
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Bryan ran off shore aboard Danial and Amber Simmon's Contender the "Reel McCoy". Along with Bryan, Amber and Daniel were Tim Gallimore and Courtney Waddell.
The group bottom fished and got their limit of gags and scamps, some trigger fish and 6 small mahi who had to check the action out. Daniel got the big grouper of the day with a 21.6 lb. gag. They also caught a couple of blue spotted cornet fish and had plenty of amberjack action.
The husband/wife fishing team consisting of Amber and Daniel Simmons fished aboard their Contender, the "Reel McCoy" with Tim Gallimore and Courtney Waddell on May 30th.
The crew had a productive day bottom fishing all be it they had to drown a few baits in order to locate the hot spot. They proceeded to make their limit within an hour. The gags and scamps weighed in the 14-22 lb range. The crew saw a full days action, catching 2 cornet fish, and 6 mahi by light lining behind the boat, not to mention the herd of reef donkeys.
Thanks to the crew of the "Reel McCoy". I can always count on ya'll for great fishing reports.
Sea Bass season opens tomorrow. Limit is still 12" and 15 fish per person. I'll be there !! They will be thick !!!! 80-100 feet is where the real golly whoppers are hiding.
Capt. Jeff "J. Dogg " Williamson (Get Busy/OIFC) fished Tubbs inlet and the mouth of the Shallotte River this weekend and had great fortune. Capt. Jeff said he was using OIFC Premium Mud Minnows.
Fishing along with Capt. J. Dogg were John and Ross Porter and friend Conrad Cutler. The beauty on the paddle board is the lovely and gracious Virginia Beckham a former employee of the OIFC.. Virgina and her dad are excellent in shore anglers. This picture has absolutely NOTHING to do with fishing, Jeff just wanted everyone to know there's more beauty in our area besides fish and goats.
In the picture is Mike Trost of N. Myrtle Beach and a 9.2 lb flounder he caught at Cherry Grove this weekend.
I just learned that Mike followed up his flounder fishing with an excursion to the Gulf Stream where he caught 18 Mahi. Pretty exciting Memorial Day weekend if I say so myself.!
What do you get when you cross the OIFC's 27' Contender, the It Works with the OIFC's fishing team, Do Work? You get a fairly good king fishing team aboard a boat that knows how to fish. We shouldn't become the OIFC/It Do Work instead of just going as "Do Work" do you agree?
Our day started by us finding a BIG school of pogies almost at the Coast Guard Station/light house. We got enough bait to share, which we did, Then we shot out to The Lighthouse Rocks". There was absolute nothing going on. OIFC Captain Dawson call us to meet him at the 90' Once there we pulled pogies on a green skirt, and pink skirt. While we were getting rigged, Captain Dawson hooked with a nice cobia. Mrs. Jannell fought the cobia while Miss Cassie took pictures.
We had 2 kings break off and a nice ciobia cut the line on a prop. But we landed 2 kings and a 24.8 lb cobia before heading in so Coach Steve Lanier could coach his champion youth baseball team!
I had some nice pictures left and hated not to share them withe the less fortunate land locked people. We experienced some windy days over the course of the last couple of weeks, but look at the ocean in these pictures and you can see how beautiful most were
Best action yesterday from our charter fleet and other boaters sounded like the Horseshoe. Mix of Kings/Dolphin/Cobia. Pogies were at the hot hole off Yaupon. Kings are following their normal pattern where there is a good bite late April early May at Yaupon/Lighthouse Rocks area, and then they disappear for few weeks, and then re-appear at the Horseshoe/Jungle. With Kings showing yesterday at Horeshoe, they should show at Jungle any day[probably today].
One other observation: seems each year a "hot spot" emerges in early spring, and although it cools off as mentioned above, come Jolly Mon time, that same spot will heat back up and be the hot spot for the tourney. Not forecasting here, but history is history. This year that "hot" spot has been Lighthouse Rocks.
Saturday Captains Chris Dew and Chris Eckert, two of our veteran Charter Captains took the Bob Davis crew on an 8 hr charter. Their search for bait came up empty, so armed with pin fish and frozen cigar minnows they headed to the Jungle. No one was at home. They went to the Bill Perry Reef and caught sea bass after sea bass, which thanks to the U.S. Government they had to put back. Thankfully this foolishness ends June 1st!! After that they steamed to the 90's (steamed, old boat captains lingo). Once there they hooked up with some teenager kings which the group elected to release.
The ocean was beautiful, and will only get better as time goes on which made for some great fishing and boating times.