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"Continued Success" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/08/09
 

 Dr. Jeff Wallen sent an email to the OIFC regarding his, and his son's success while in shore fishing this weekend.  Saturday they caught several flounder, with one being 21 inches and weighing 4 pounds.  They also had a slam Sunday. Two of the trout were 18-19 inches and a red that was 31 inches and weighed 10 pounds.

Dr. Jeff used mullet which were 4-5" and his catches were all on a rising tide.  Unlike some of the guys he didn't get any action on a falling tide.  He further reported the mullet being so thick that his son was loading up a 3 ft. cast net.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Life Saver" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/07/09
 

Rainy, travel days often make for slow days for the Fishing Report. However it never fails that good friends and excellent fishermen save the day.

That's exactly what happened when Tommy Helms contacted me with a story and photographic evidence of a trip he and another good friend Tommy Lytton had Friday.  The bait was thick and they had all intentions to go drum fishing.  But for some reason they decided to give flounder fishing at an AR a shot.  Good decision!!! 

 Tommy said they were drift fishing and discovered a spot where the flounder were stacked on each other like roofing shingles.  He said that in total they caught about 50 fish, and threw back more flounder than he'd ever thrown back in his life.  They had a friend with them who'd never flounder fished.  I hope he doesn't think this is the norm.  Check out the picture...it looks like someone tiled a floor with flounder.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Kings Again!!" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/06/09
 

First I'd like to welcome Captain Chris Dawson as the latest member of the OIFC  Fleet's roster.  Chris has been around the area for quite awhile and is a very accomplished charter fisherman.  Another Chris is what we really need.

As you can tell by the pictures the OIFC docks were bustling with activity as our boats came in with catches of spanish, blue fish, and the prized kings!  The king fish are beginning to migrate near shore as the water has begun to cool and the bait fish are continuing to be thick.  The last couple of days have found them haning out around the Youpon Reef.  They are chewing on pogies, which are pretty thick off Holden Beach in 20-30 ft. of water

Check out Captain Jeff Williamson's catch aboard the Carolina Cat with Raymond Shi, James Ma, Jon Zhaah and Wei Ye from Raleigh, N.C. and Dallas, Tx.  The charter boats all use the OIFC Kingfish Combo.  This set up has withstood the test of charter fishing and is the same combo I use as well as the other captains on their own boats.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Family Day" | OIFC 2- 27' | 09/05/09
 

Capt. Brant took my boys & I out for a day of fishing today. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day. Flat seas, mid 80's temps, nice breeze, & a few bites.

We've done our fair share of king fishing in the past, but today was the first time we used a kite. We meaning Kevin, Levi & I. We really enjoyed it. You can get your own kite fishing gear HERE. (Hey, I've got to plug my online store if I'm doing the fishing report right?)

Kevin caught a net full of pogies with the first throw this morning off of Holden Beach. We were fishing at Lockwood Folly. I caught one small king that we kept for dinner tomorrow, & one small shark. We had a few bites that got away. And our newly graduated USMC Pvt Moore caught a nice sized teenager that he realeased after a short photo shoot.

Thanks again Capt. Brant, it was a great day & will make for a nice memory after our Marine leaves next week for more training.          Anita


- Technical director-Anita
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"Thanks" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/05/09
 

Thank you, USMC Pvt. Levi Moore for the sacrifices you and the rest of the members of our Armed Forces make for us.

Now, the seas were glass slick today, with a NNE wind and water temp. of @75 degrees.  The bait was found east of the Holden Beach Pier in 20-30 ft. of water.  Finally...the kings were found  near shore around the Youpon Reef.  Several were caught by our charter boats and I heard other boats reporting hookups on the radio.  The catches of the day were spanish, blue fish and kings.  Perhaps we've turned the corner towards our famous fall bite


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"An Event" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/04/09
 

Captain Jeff Williamson (Get Busy/OIFC Charters) experienced something that most anglers only dream of.  At low tide, using mullet minnows "near" the Shallotte Inlet, he and his charter caught 40, again 40 red drum.  Jeff also had a massive flounder they caught at an off shore AR.  This is no fish story, and hopefully I'll have pictures to prove it.  Captain Jeff is one heck of an angler!  He can put you on the fish both inshore and off.

Today was "take your no fishing dad fishing day".  I had my trusty  OIFC Custom Inshore Combo and Jeff along with Justin Brown took me up and down the ICW.  Personally speaking, I caught 1 undersized flounder.  On the other hand Jeff managed to get into the reds.  Justin had his own game on using a buck tail.  I guess if you can't do it you write about it.

The bait was thicker than I'd ever seen it, especially around the Shallotte Inlet.  At  times the mullet were in schools over 30-40 ft. wide.

Our tackle was not an issue.  I'm extremely pleased with my In shore combo and Justin says he most always has success using buck tails.  There is an art to artificial fishing.

Near shore, Captain Chris Dew reported the spanish are still hot around the Youpon Reef.  He also watched as a fisherman fought a tarpon for about 30 minutes just off the mouth of the Lockwood Folly Inlet.  The wind was north north east which made the ICW and the near shore ocean flat.  With the cool nights and plenty of bait I suggest you give it a shot.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Happy Birthday!!!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/03/09
 

Happy 30th birthday to our own Captain Chris Burrows!!!  How much you want to bet this report get edited?

The red drum are still at it.  Captain Jeff (Get Busy) Williamson and Captain Jeff Beck again slayed the drum today.  The flounder also decided to get in on the action.  They were not the only ones getting in on the bite and their not so secrete secrete hole was not the only location of the bite.  Locals attribute this hot action to the recent mullet run.  Also, shrimp are again plentiful in the creeks and natural canals.

Off shore, I received a reliable report of a strong mahi bite near the Steeples.  However the predicted north east wind may shut this bite down.  The weekend prediction indicated the off shore seas to be bumpy.  But the very near shore will probably be protected from the north wind by the islands.  Often you can get a clear shot of the sea conditions by taking a look when crossing the Ocean Isle Bridge.

None the less, if you can't get off shore, the in shore action promises to be hot.  Note: Captain J. Dogg Williamson should be sending me pictures of today's action and I'll post them when they arrive.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Morning Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/02/09
 

Captain Jeff Williamson aboard the Carolina Cat just reported the following:  The wind is out of the north causing a 1ft. chop.  Pogies are thick enough to walk on between the Holden Beach Bridge and the Holden Beach Pier.  He said there are acres of them.  The bait mullet are thick around the Shallotte Inlet.  Jeff further reports birds working the Lockwood Inlet and he just saw spansh mackerel  jumping in that area.

We have 2 boats working the in shore area and I hope to have an update around noon.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Spanish Near Shore" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/02/09
 

Captain Jeff Williamson spent the midday working the Youpon Reef with the Day family catching their limit of spanish mackerel.  I  outlined where he caught bait, etc. in this morning's report.

Meanwhile, back at the ICW, Captain Jeff Beck and angler extraordinaire Brian Aycock found a new red drum hole and successfully caught and released a boatload of drum.  They used mullet minnows, which weren't easy to come by because of the wind and high tide.  It's a good thing Capt. Jeff W. is a builder and charter captain and not a policeman because he passed by these two rather large men twice and still doesn't know where they caught the drum.  Maybe a trip to Pearle Vision is in order.

Captain Kyle on the OIFC Speckulator, also had a good day with the flounder and drum as shown in the picture.

The forecast for the weekend is for winds out of the north and low temps. in the 60's, which should make for good fishing conditions both in shore and off.  


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Reel Heat" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/02/09
 

Check out this nice sail released by junior angler Griffin Canady on Sunday in the Brunswick Islands KMT.  Griffin was fishing with his dad Sam on Jimmy Hall's Yellowfin, the "Reel Heat."  Jimmy and son Jerry started king mackerel fishing last year and are already on to it--the team finished 5th in this past weekends event.   They were fishing in about 100' of water on a tip from a friend.  Look for them standing on top of the podium again real soon.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"New Boaters Laws" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/02/09
 

Effective May 2010 a new law goes into effect in N.C. requiring boat operators under the age of 26,to have completed a boater's safety course, under certain circumstances.  Check out thislink.
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"Cool Front" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/01/09
 

The weather has turned cool overnight.  It was 68 degrees this morning.  If this trend continues the fishing should pick up even more.  Two of our boats went out today.  Again pogies were located just off Holden Beach.  However, now they are holding in  balls and you have to look for the concentrated dark colored water.  The pogies were numerous in the waterway and were a great size for flounder fishing.

The captains directed their efforts on spanish mackerel, but got into blues as well.  Though many don't like to eat blue fish, they make great king mackerel bait.  I assume where there are blues, there are kings.  Captain Chris Dew hooked up with a king at the Youpon but got cut off.  Captain Chris Burrows reported seeing kings sky at some of the near shore reefs.  So, with the cooler weather in the offer, the near shore king bite should be heating up.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Team OIFC wins Brunswick KMT" | OIFC 1- 36' | 09/01/09
 

I had Barrett, Brian and Austin Aycock on board the Ocean Isle Fishing Center boat to fish the Brunswick Islands King Mackerel Tournament on Sunday, and darn if we did not win. Knowing that the local water conditions were bad, we ran 60 miles south off of Georgetown where we caught several nice Kings in the 20+ pound range including a 29.11 pounder that was good enough for the win. Traditionally it takes a much larger King to win a tournament, but the King Mackerel fishing has been so poor, this was enough. And as is the case in any tournament, it’s not about how big your fish is, it’s about how big everyone else’s fish are, and ours was big enough.

Wind went hard north today and Mullet were running.  Charters caught spanish and blues off Ocean Crest and had 1 King at Yaupon Reef.  The wind is going to blow this week and its supposed to be cool- the weekend is looking good, so keep your fingers crossed.  It could be great- stay tuned.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Yesterday" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/31/09
 

Captain Jeff Williamson (Get Busy & Carolina Cat OIFC) sent in these pictures of Jenn Parker and her 9 lb 10 oz  citation flounder she caught yesterday.  Thanks for bringing your catch to the Fishing Center. 
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"Inshore Report" | Speckulator - 22' | 08/31/09
 

Well folks, August is finally over, and hopefully a cool-down is on the way.  We have a front coming through as we speak, which will should begin to cool things down a bit.  The redfish and flounder fishing continues to be good, as we have manage to catch some of each on every trip recently.  The trout have also made somewhat of a showing the last few days, with a few being caught.  They will begin the school up and become more prevalent as the water cools though.  So everyone get ready, fall is right around the corner, big drum, big flounder, and lots of trout...I can't wait.
- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Just In!!" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/30/09
 

The Fishing Report ticker tape has been abuzz in the past few minutes with the latest fishing information:

Congratulations to Team OIFC Yellowfin for winning the South Brunswick Islands King Mackerel Tournament with a 29.11 lb king.  The fish was caught on live bait in about 90 ft of water.

Also congrats. to Captain Jeff Williamson for an inshore slam on a charter today.  He caught several flounder, red drum and a trout.  Below is a picture of Jeff's slam.

An additional shout out for a very accomplished OIB fisherman, Dr. Jeff Wallen for his inshore slam yesterday.  He had 9 flounder, with the biggest being 20 inches, 2 red drum in the 7-8 lb. class and a 17 inch trout which was released.  His fish were caught at the end of a rising tide on mullet minnows.

Expert  OIB fisherman Brandon Sauls has posts on his Facebook page chronicling a great day of fishing.  Check it out!

By all reports from our off shore and in shore anglers the fishing is right on the razor's edge of taking off!

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Our neighbors to the north" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/29/09
 

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Oregon Inlet is a special place.  For a final group trip for the summer, Capt. Brant took us up to Manteo for a day of fishing on the "Sea Toy," an immaculate 60' Paul Spencer that charters out of Pirates Cove.  The "Sea Toy" is captained Bull Tolson, a native of the NC OBX who has had his share of tournament victories, including this year's Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament.  Mating for Bull was D.J., who was equally dialed in on what can only be described and phenomanal fishing.  Our crew was made up of Brant, OC, Lug Nut, Jeff Williamson, Mitch, and myself.  We left the dock early and made our way to 55 fathoms, where the mate and captain deployed two large dredges (one mullet and one ballyhoo), two squid chains, and seven naked, circle hook baits.  It didn't take long for the sailfish to come calling.  There were free jumpers galore, and more than a few found our way to the baits.  We caught six sails to begin with, and then the day got really interesting.  A massive blue marlin showed up behind a teaser chain, then slowly swam around to investigate the rest of the spread.  The sheer bulk of this fish moved what seemed like a mountain of water as she showed little interest in the hookbaits.  She finally decided to eat the left long rigger bait, and a short dropback from Capt. Bull got the circle hook squarely in her mouth.  With light tackle, we didn't have much time, so backing down aggressively was in order.  Somehow, it worked out to be Brant's turn on the rod.  We got one beautiful jump out of the fish just behind the transom, which revealed just how big of a beast we were dealing with.  D.J. touched the leader for an official release and just like that, we were two thirds of the way from the ultimate billfish fantasy.  As luck would have it, it wasn't long before a white one showed up on the right teaser (once again, a pink squid chain with a blue/white Ilander proves effective) and was switched to a hookbait.  Jeff Williamson got busy on the rod, and we were able to release this fish to compete the slam.  I don't ever expect to be a part of another billfish slam as long as I live,  and the law of averages says I won't be.  What a day, and what an experience.  You gotta love Oregon Inlet and the fishing that goes on out of there.  Congrats to Capt. Bull Tolson, D.J., and everyone on the boat that day.  Check out some of these video clips.  I have some longer compilations in the works, but this will be a nice taste for now.

***If you are having trouble viewing these clips, or your computer does not have a Flash Player installed, here are the links to the clips on YouTube.  Enjoy***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vceB9OCwLzo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bk8UA78G_M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RUVxgRUmSM


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Country Fishing" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/28/09
 

As was briefly touched on in yesterday's report, country recording  artist Trent Tomlinson joined his wife Jessica, father-in-law David Loman of Lake Norman and OIB, and friends aboard David's Robalo for some fishing.

On Wednesday the crew went to the 90's where they caught some spanish and a half dozen dog sharks.  There was a big 'cuda hanging around the boat all day but they couldn't get him to bite.

Thursday they again tried their hand at the 90's.  They were rewarded with a 25 lb. king Trent caught and a nice cobia landed  by Jessica.  Jessica also landed some more spanish.  This adds to my theory that women out fish men. 

Here goes another cheap plug by me, but as with the others it's worth it.  You need to check out Trent's music.  I got turned onto it when I saw him in concert with Montgomery Gentry at Myrtle Beach.  It rocks!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Fish Everywhere" | OIFC 1- 36' | 08/27/09
 

Inshore, Captain Jeff Beck and I elected to go south to try our hand.  Bait, mullet minnows and shrimp were easily found in the canal at the OIFC.   We found flounder in the backwaters around Calabash/Little River.  Later we went to the jetties where we caught spanish mackerel.  Also for you king fishermen we caught a bunch of ribbon fish.

Offshore, Captain Brant landed several AJ's with pogies he found in the ICW.  Captain Chris B.found grey trout at the 455 while Captain Jeff Williamson said the spanish were thick at the Youpon.

At the 90's David Loman of OIB and Lake Norman was joined on his Robalo by his daughter, Jessica and and her husband Trent Tomlinson.  Trent landed a 25 lb. king, using cigar minnows, and they also boated a cobia.

I'd like to note that Trent is a country music star who has a new CD due out shortly.  He is performing in Myrtle Beach tonight.  Check out his music, you'll like it. 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"R&R" | OIFC 2- 27' | 08/25/09
 

Captain Chris Dew aboard the OIFC 2 caught a bunch of AJ's and False Albacore (Little Tunny, Bonito) depending on where you're from in 80 to 100 ft of water.  He said he couldn't escape the Jacks.  Captain Chris was using pogies which are more than abundant.

Now the Charter Captains and 1st Mates have escaped to parts unknown for much needed R & R.  Could they be at Martha's Vineyard with the Prez?


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