One of a bakers dozen. Beautiful day on the water
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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One of a bakers dozen. Beautiful day on the water
The gulf stream bite has been incredible and the weather looks great for the next few days. Who wants to go fishing?? We have availibity for a make up trip on Wednesday 5/17. FOUR SPOTS LEFT. $425/person. Call 910 575 3474 to reserve your spot today
HALFTIME UPDATE - FAR OUT SHOOT OUT- Tuna, Dolphin & Wahoo Rodeo
As of Saturday, May 13th, halfway through eligible competition days -
1st overall- Sea P.A- 70.25, 2nd overall- Reel Fast- 58.35, 3rd overall- OIFC Carolina Cat- 55.8
1st Mahi- Get Floor'd- 33.25, 1st Tuna- MacAttack- 25.3, 1st Wahoo- Wasted Time- 25.45
For all weigh-in results and to see whose in and whose not- go to www.OIFC.com/FOSO
-ENTRY REMAINS OPEN THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 19th- Enter On-Line www.OIFC.com/FOSO or visit the Ocean Isle Fishing Center
-Fishing is 1 out of 15 possible days (Saturday, May 6 to Saturday, May 20, 2017)
- AWARDS BREAKFAST at the Ocean Isle Fish Company , Sunday, May 21st @ 9am
- Register by dropping entry at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, mailing to: FOSO- PO Box 895- Shallotte, NC 28459 or Enter On-line CLICK HERE
-You have until 8am the same day you plan to fish to declare your fishing day. Call (910) 253-3474 to declare.
-Meatfish TWT- $200 (based on largest fish weighed in tournament- Pays 1st-3rd)
-High Roller TWT- $500 (based on overall aggregate of one fish per species- Pays 1st-3rd)
-Lines in 8am- Lines out 4pm -- Must be to scale by 8pm
AVAILABLE OIFC FISHING SCHOOLS
** Call 910-575-3474 to book **
Inaugural Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament Slated for Memorial Day Weekend
North Myrtle Beach, SC— The Inaugural Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament, a fundraising fishing tournament honoring North Myrtle Beach businessman and avid fisherman, Ron McManus, is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2017, at Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach.
The Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament, whose major sponsors are Sandhills Bank, Sportsman’s Choice, Mama Jean’s, Captain Archie’s and the City of North Myrtle Beach, is the first of what will be an annual mixed species fishing tournament and fundraiser that attracts fishermen from all over the United States. This two-day tournament will also feature the 2017 Flounder Frenzie sponsored by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Entry fees for the Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament are $100 for the Inshore Division, and $200 for the Offshore Division, with additional fees for the Flounder Frenzie. The event features over $20,000 in cash and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Ron McManus Artificial Reef Foundation which supports PA-04, the Ron McManus Artificial, located five miles from the Little River Inlet’s south jetty.
When Ron McManus organized the Dixie Chicken Funament in 2000 to honor his friend and fishing buddy, Jim Caudle, he had no idea that it would become one of the East Coast’s most popular fishing tournaments. Nor did he realize the impact that the tournament would have on South Carolina's economy and its ecosystem. In less than a decade, the proceeds from this small but powerful tournament turned the Little River Inshore Reef, renamed the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef, into South Carolina’s second largest and most visited artificial reef, a ranking still maintained thanks to Ron.
The Dixie Chicken ran for 10 years cut short by Ron’s illness and subsequent death.
Now, it seems only fitting that the tournament be reintroduced--this time as the Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament honoring Ron and the good work that he has done. While the name has changed, some things remain constant--take for instance the fun and comradery, not to mention the excellent fishing.
“Nothing would please Ron more than to know that this tournament is being held in his honor,” said Chip Floyd, Tournament Director. “Ron’s spirit lives among us.”
For details on the Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament visit ronmcmanusreef.com/fishingtournament or call Tournament Director, Chip Floyd at 843-597-3479
The gulf stream action is officially in full swing off our coast. On wednesday 5/10, a warm water current finally decided to push closer to spots we normally fish and with it came dolphin, blackfin tuna, and wahoo. Pictured below on left is long time customer and friend, John Holmes and his crew. On right is Jim Hutchinson's crew from Monday 5/8. Great job crews.
Puctured is a beautiful 33lb magi caught br Capt Zach Faulkner and the crew of the "Ge Floor'd" Cobtender in the stream Thursday
Looking for the perfect Mothers Day gift? How about a new rod and reel from OIFC? Or maybe a better idea would be a OIFC gift card.
Far Out Shoot Out leader board update. 4 boats fished today, but only one boat chose to weigh-in. The Wasted Time weighed a 25.45 pound Wahoo to take the lead in that division, 5.8 Blackfin Tuna and 16.0 Mahi for a 47 pound aggregate. So far 3 boats are declared to fish tomorrow. 17 boats are in the tournament and prize monies are building. See ALL STANDINGS and ENTER the Far Out Shoot Out at www.OIFC.com/FOSO - The wind forecast for Saturday is looking good and the love it when it rains!
We have 16 boats in the Shoot Out as of now and new entries coming in daily. Today there are 4 boats fishing. Stay tuned for leader board updates this evening. Go to www.OIFC.com/FOSO to enter. Fishing days extend until May 20th with registration open through May 19th.
The forecast looks great tomorrow - add some spice to your fishing trip and fish the Far Out Shoot Out
I'm back on the blue water circuit! My first trip of the year with Nesbitt Noble, Blake Stone and Gary resulted in catching a ~450lb blue marlin! Fought the fish for over 2 hours on a 30 Tiagra. 13 dolphin and a handful of trigger fish. Not a bad day.
4 boats fished today:
Reel Fast: Mahi 14.4, Tuna 21.95, Wahoo 22 = 58.35 *new leader
Reel Exterminators: Mahi 14.15, Tuna 4.05 = 18.2
Timber Sails: Mahi 29.35, Tuna 23.35 = 52.7
Get Floor'd: Mahi 33.25
Go to WWW.OIFC.COM/FOSO for complete leaderboard
13 boats now entered in the Far Out Shoot Out. Entry remains open for another 10 days. Last fishing day is May 20th.
The crew on Retriever had 14 gaffers and slingers today offshore of the Winyah
Larry Spainhour, Chris Eckert and Jason Gore with Bob Newell And they released a blue marlin!!!
Here is what leaderboard looks like. Also, why am I getting so many people calling wanting to know how many boats are in the Shoot Out? Are you trying to determine if the prize money is enough that its worth your while to fish the tournament? If you call and you are waiting for the next guy to get in, and then he's on the other line asking the same thing about you, are we ever going to have a tournament to amount to anything? I have no idea how much the payout will be as its based on you and all the other people who are calling to see how many people are entered, actually getting in the tournament. I know the winner has walked away with multiple thousands of dollars for the 20+ years the Shoot Out has been running. The biggest winner I recall won over $15,000 a few years back. Last year, we had 15 boats going into Thursday of the fishing week, but by Saturday, we had 39 entries. If you are wanting to fish the Stream for Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo and plan a trip in the next two weeks and you want to add a little spice to the trip by competing while having a good day on the water, then enter the Shoot Out. We have 10 boats signed up now and I passed two more guys walking into the store this evening to enter as I was headed out. The Mahi are showing, so prepare for a good day.
Capt. Roger Gales and Brian Richard caught this Striped Bass using live shrimp today at the Crossroads in Calabash. And yes, I had to check my spelling so it wouldn't look like they caught a dancer. ;)
So far we have 8 boats registered to fish the Shoot Out. Entry remains open for another week and half as fish days go all the way until May 20th. But, as the weather windows show themselves, teams are steadily joining the Shoot Out. Monday, 5/7, we thus far have three boats declared:
Brad Wood - Rats Azz
Chip Smith- Blue Eyed Lady
Julian Lennon- Max'd Out
One intesting note is that many boats are choosing to go ALL IN for the full $1200 buy in -- "if you ain't in it, you can't win it"
Stay tuned to www.OIFC.com/FOSO as we fill the leaderboard and keep you posted on whose in, whose in what, what days they are fishing and what they are catching. You need to enter! The numbers are going to continue to climb as teams enter and then fish.
Go to www.OIFC.com/FOSO to enter-online or visit the OIFC and enter in person.
Some of the Team Do Work crew took a road trip to the Ft. Myers area of Florida this weekend for some tarpon fishing. The three, Jon Hayes, Jeremy Phillips and Jeff Beck all played college football together and have remained tight since. They report they have a fantastic guide, but the weather there was about like the weather here making fishing tough. So far they haven't caught much, but their guide is working hard and smart plus they've had a ball. They have one more day so perhaps they'll hit pay dirt. Below are a couple snook the guys caught.
I don't know if y'all remember the heating problems Capt Jeff Beck and I had las year. A big, big part of the cure was using "Salt Terminator". I. Relieve in this product and we have it at the OIFC
The picture does not do justice but it is slightly bumpy today at OIB. The second picture is courtesy WECT-TV and was taken this morning from the Fort Fisher Ferry. There was rotation to the cloud
The picture below is of some Gulf Stream action with Jeff Martini and the crew of The Dirty Martini
For as many years as I can remember, there has been a King bite at Ocean Crest the last few days of April. it kicked off this year in mid April due to the above normal water temp. The Kings are still there as Capt Kendel[Fishin Physician] caught a mid 20's this past weekend. Last fall there was a great late fall bite at Shallotte Ledge/Milliken Rocks and it appears the Kings remember that from last year and are back now. Good action before wind kicked up on Kings and Cobia. It should kick back in tomorrow as wind lays and goes to the north.
Brian Walker went hunting table fare with the Game Hawg crew Sunday. It Was a little sporty but always worth it.