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"Word is..." | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/11/10
 

I've heard a rumor that Capt. Brant, Rube & Caroline have caught a big king for the tournament.... stay tuned for more info!
- Technical director-Anita
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"Update " | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/10/10
 

These pictures are an update on Captain Jeff's Sunday charter.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Shane Britt Update" | Speckulator - 22' | 09/10/10
 

Below is a picture of the flounder Shane Britt that I reported on yesterday.  Shane can't get off work so he will not be able to fish the Bay Creek Classic..The OIFC hopes you will fish it.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Shane Britt's report" | Speckulator - 22' | 09/09/10
 

Shane fished the backwaters and some other undisclosed areas around Ocean Isle this weekend.  He reported that he used mullet minnows which, along with pogies are extremely plentiful.  Among other fish, Shane caught a 5.18 and a 4.3 lb flounder.

Shane will be fishing the Bay Creek Classic this weekend.

NOTE:  Shane, your pictures didn't come through.  Please resend, I'd love to put them on the Fishing Report.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Quickie" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/09/10
 

Captain Barrett and Rube bottom fished with pogies in water about 200 feet deep yesterday.  The seas were a little bumpy, but the catch was well worth it.  He's a picture of the last 2 fish that Barrett hadn't cleaned when I caught up with him.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Sunday=Funday" | Speckulator - 22' | 09/08/10
 

Captain Jeff Williamson of the "Get Busy"/OIFC was chartered Sunday by the Conrad family of Ocean Isle Beach as a 42nd birthday present for Shannon Conrad.  The following is what Shannon wrote to the OIFC.  He tells the story the best.

"Hey guys, just wanted to send a couple of photos that we took on Sept 5th of an inshore charter trip we took with Captain Jeff Williamson for my 42nd birthday (actually the 6th).  We were fortunate to be with Jeff as he put us on several nice reds at the Little River jetties.  We boated three, had a break off, and one other nice fish that got off right as the net was being lowered for the snag.  All in all it was a great birthday trip for me and to spend it with my dad (Vic Conrad-pocketbook for the trip), two of my four sons, Adam Conrad 7 and Thomas (Hardcore) Conrad 4.  We would recommend a trip with Jeff to anyone as we spent the day laughing and cutting up telling fish stories and having a great time.  My dad loves to hunt so he and Jeff had a lot in common".

"We felt pretty good when we got back to the docks at the OIFC and Rube commented that our fish were the first fish he had seen come in since the water got stirred up from the storm."

What everyone at the OIFC wants to know is, Shanon..did you really write this or did J. Dogg?

Thanks for fishing with the OIFC.  We're  all very happy you caught fish, and more importantly had a good time with your family.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Jolly Mon Racing- End of Season Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/08/10
 

The Jolly Mon Racing team ended the season on an incredible note.  After a rocky middle of the season with 2 DNF's and several 3-6th place finishes, something clicked and the team turned it on.  Over the season's last four races, driver Justin Millikin and Jolly Mon Racing team won all four races.  That is an incredible achievement.  The team finished up the season at 2nd place in the track championship race.  They needed one more weekend of racing to catch the track champion, Rick Smith, but the season ran out.  However, the "BIG" race is on Saturday, November 20th in which a full field of 43 cars will fill the .58 mile track and compete for the $10,000 first place prize. 

Congratulations again to Justin and the Jolly Mon Racing team for a great job.  Thanks for representing the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, the Jolly Mon King Classic and its sponsors.

If you didn't make it out to see a race, plan on the November race.  The Jolly Mon car will be there and racing for the lead.  For race details and schedule visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com or I'll be sure to keep you posted.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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""Inshore Bite"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/08/10
 

Fished this morning with the hopes of some explosive action...tons of bait in the waterway...wind started to blow a little harder than predicted...the fishing was a bit slow...We did catch some rat reds and lots of 13" flounder...two flounder did make the frying pan eventually...one 16" and another 18"...Not the bite I expected...

Here at the store for the rest of the afternoon...recieved a phone call from a gentleman who apparently found the bite this morning. Several flounder with one citation and another just missing the mark. He will be sending Capt. Rickey photos that will be posted soon. No doubt  the fish, bait, and all the other ingredients are here for some tremendous fall fishing. Don't miss it...Stop by sometime and get the rest of the story. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Flounder Dinner" | Speckulator - 22' | 09/07/10
 

Captain Tommy Helms and Mr. Tommy Lytton, both infamous inshore fishermen and tiger shark whisperers have been at it again.  This time they took Wayne "Paw Paw" Smith of Charlotte, N.C. out to catch dinner.  They caught plenty flounder for the main course.  As you can see they enjoyed an adult beverage prior to preparing the main entree.

Captain Tommy indicated to me that he and others will be fishing the Bay Creek Classic  Saturday.  I cannot  emphasize enough how worthy of a cause this tournament supports.  Were it not for an SKA points tournament this weekend we would be right in the middle of the competition.  The OIFC and others are supporting the Classic in every way we can.  We ask that ya'll help out by participating.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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""TroutKiller!"" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/06/10
 

Took a friend out this past Wednesday....we were looking for some red drum in the 25 inch range...I had located a school a few days ago and was eager to put my friend on them. We arrived at the area and immediately saw the bait scattering...it still looked fishy and hopes were high. We started working the area and it didn't take long, fish on! Problem? It was a trout, then another, and another trout...we caught several trout, but the redfish had not shown yet. We changed bait and tactics...redfish on! Not the size we were looking for, but a redfish none the less. Then a flounder to complete an inshore slam!

Took my mom back out and landed a few more trout on Sunday morning. We actually started off looking for spanish just off the beach. The water had a gray color to it...so we gave up on that idea pretty quick. We did land a bluefish...I would imagine once the water clears, the spanish bite will follow and kings won't be far behind. I can feel it...Fall is just around the corner...it is still warm outside, but the humidty has really dropped. The fishing should start to fire off any day now! See ya on the water!

 


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Labor Day Flounder" | Speckulator - 22' | 09/06/10
 

Below is a picture of Miss Lindsey Evans with a nice flounder she caught behind Ocean Isle Beach.  Lindsey was fishing with Ryan Neuwirth of Shallotte Point. They were using pogies.

The flounder bite has been excellent and consistent in shore, while the bite on the artificial reefs has not really fired off. It was just a few summers ago we were concerned about the lack of flounder being caught in our back waters, but it seems that with pogies being more plentiful the flounder population has increased.  That's my unofficial observation.

Also now is a good time to remind everyone of the Bay Creek Classic which is this weekend.  Please participate..it is for a great cause!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Fish are hungry" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/06/10
 

Watching the weather getting very stable after last weeks Weather Channel hurricane, and my bet is the fish will go nuts this week as they should be very hungry. Bad news is don't see any big cold fronts coming, but cooler weather or not, fall is approaching, and the fish will be moving. Tourist season ending today, so come this week plan is to go hurt some fish. Weather looks perfect. Come on down!
- Rube McMullan
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"Team Jolly Mon" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/05/10
 

Congratulations to Justin Milliken, driver of the 02 "Jolly Mon" Impala on his win last night at Myrtle Beach Speedway.  This made 4 in a row!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Be On The Look Out" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/05/10
 

Saturday, Captain Steele took a group of guys from Fayetteville, N.C. on a full day charter.  Earl still had the water stirred up so he headed to 100 ft of water depth, with a temp of 82 degrees for a little bottom  fishing.  The results were a 23 lb gag and 23 beeliners.

Captain Steele reported using live bait and Braid Jigs. 

Today's bait report was the pogies, blues and mullet are thick just west of the Ocean Isle Pier.

Also, be on the lookout for Captain Steele's personal livebait combo that took a trip to Davie Jones Locker. The same combo that tackled a 61lb Wahoo, just 4 days before.

"Dock Boy" Rube told me there was a boat at the docks today with some nice looking grouper.  He was gone by the time I found out about it.  But now we know the bottom fish are biting.  The feeling from some of the veteran fishermen is the king bite should be firing off within a few days. 

Inshore, Captain Jeff Williamson had a very productive day at the Little River jetties.  J. Dogg said he had several under slot and over slot reds along with some flounder.  Jeff was fishing with live shrimp and mullet minnows.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Fall Fishing" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/04/10
 

Most everyone was so preoccupied with hurricane Earl that we failed to think about the great fall fishing we have around here.  The water will start cooling soon and some of  the fish will be moving in closer.  Yet the stream will be warm and will offer great fall fishing.  I took the time early this morning to review the OIFC Fishing Report Archives, concentrating on September and October of the past couple of years.  It's amazing the info I picked up that I'd forgotten.  It is also amazing how fired up I got over fall and winter fishing.  Blue fin tuna fishing?  I remember 19 degree mornings wuth Captain Zach!

Below are a few pictures from last September and October.  Notice how people are dressed and how beautiful the ocean is, not to mention the quality fish being caught.  If this doesn't get you going I'm not sure what will!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bay Creek Classic Tournament Update" | Speckulator - 22' | 09/03/10
 

Brandon has updated his web page.  Please visit it at Bay Creek Classic.  Come out and support him on Sept 11th.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Pictures of OIB Surf" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/02/10
 

Below are some pictures taken by Dr. Ernie Ward  (Seaside Animal Care, Calabash, N.C.) taken this afternoon at the OIB pier.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Fresh Grouper!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/02/10
 

Enough about Earl.  It passed with good surfing waves and some flooding at the east end of OIB, but that was it.  The wind blew out of the north here just about the whole time, so there was no chop, just some good swells so the ocean shouldn't be dirty in our area.

Mullet, spanish and the blues have hung close enough to shore for the surfers to tell me they saw them jumping so I expect in addition to some great spanish fishing, the king bite should fire off soon.

Now is the time to think about fall fishing, and bottom fishing.  Speaking of which check out this picture of Cameron Sebastian of Coastal Scuba with a 29 lb grouper he shot TODAY!  This fish will find it's way to the Midtown Bistro via the proper channels. and Jeff Martini said there will be fresh fish this weekend at the Midtown Bistro.  We ate there last weekend and it was fantastic!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Thurs. 11:30 Earl Pictures" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/02/10
 

Here's some pictures of the ocean at Sunset Beach..so far, nothing.  Not even a Rube "mullet blow".
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Hang Ten" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/02/10
 

All is calm here in Brunswick County except for some good waves for the surfers.  We ought to have some pictures later in the day.

We have the entry forms for the Bay Creek Classic at the OIFC.  Try to fish this inshore tournament.  It's for a great cause and a much needed operation for Brandon Matthews.

Below is a picture from local angler/surfer dude Ryan Neuwirth of  a drum he caught behind OIB.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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