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"Prefishing before the storm" | | 10/01/15
 

Brian Allen with a 30lb King he released this am while fishing in 60' of water. Too bad there's a hurricane coming. Maybe it will get on by and leave stable weather for next week's Fall Brawl. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Grey day redfish" | | 10/01/15
 

Dan Wines from Akron Ohio smoking the redfish on this beautiful day.
- Stan Gurganus
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"Fwd: Sailfish off southport" | | 09/30/15
 

Check out! I got this email report > > Captain Brant, > > I stopped by the OIFC today and they wanted me to email you this picture. Myself (chad Whitley) and my brother (Matthew whitley) were fishing with my dad on some live bottom in 35' off southport and caught this sailfish on a king rig and live pogie, it was caught today. Thought you might like to share it on the site and thanks for telling my brother we should fish up there! Good luck in Biloxi! > > Thanks > > Chad Whitley > > > > > Sent from my iPhone
- Brant McMullan
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"Wahoo bite ahead of storm" | | 09/30/15
 

Billy Berg of Murrells Inlet sent me this pic of his Wahoo catch today. This is from the scarp! 72 was biggest! What a catch! Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"U.S. open postponed" | | 09/30/15
 

Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"June at it again " | | 09/30/15
 

> Bryan Strickland of OIB sent this in > > > > Sent from my iPhone
- Brant McMullan
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"Rainbows on the fly." | | 09/29/15
 

People have ask had I lost my mind leaving town just as the big reds are starting to show? I booked this trip to Big Sky Montana 9 months ago. You kinda get in a comfort zone and I needed to experience a first. It is so beautiful out here and fly fishing the upper Madison River outside Yellow Stone. All I can say is WOW!!!

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone
- Jeffrey S Williamson
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"Be on the look out." | OIFC | 09/29/15
 

Sent in  from Team EfishNC:

This past week we were coming down to fish and discovered that our Lowrance HDS 8 with a Pro Chip inside and Yamaha Gauges had been stolen off our boat at the Omni Storage in Shallotte. Some low life stole them somewhere between the end of August and the 3rd of September. Interesting enough the cameras at the lot don't happen to go back quite far enough. If anybody knows anything or sees these come up for sale and it looks fishy please let us know.

-Team EfishNC


If you or someone you know has any info about this please contact us at OIFC--->email us : info@oifc.com or (910) 575-3474


- Katelyn Kincer
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"US Open this weekend" | OIFC | 09/29/15
 

For all the US Open fishermen coming to fish this weekend, here's a quick recap of whats happening on the water from this past weekend.

Most of the top fish came off of Ocean Crest Pier area in 35+- feet of water. It was not a good bite, just scattered fish. Those that got  bit caught good fish, those that didn't[like us] caught zip. Most boats that got a bite got just a bite. The water color was perfect and lots of bait marks. My guess is the fish were just moving onto the beach, and my guess is with the weather being stable this week, the fish should move in with more numbers. Of course, since there is a tourney , the weather may go to you know where, but if it stays out of the north, the beach bite should be good.

Best pogys were around Yaupon pier area. Blues were mixed in with the pogies and could be caught on planers/clark spoons. Several of the leader board fish were caught on ribbonfish which have been at Little River Jetties.

Good luck everyone, and if you need anything King, come on by OIFC. We will try to keep everyone dialed in as week progresses as to movement of the fish.


- Rube McMullan
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"Backwater School" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/29/15
 

Will Glover, Alex Sasser, and Will McKnight joined me for my first backwater school for the fall season. We met Friday evening for quick instruction on cast netting, casting, and techniques. We hit the water Saturday to see if the students could take what they learned in the classroom to the water. Will McKnight was the first to prove he had been listening as he landed our first flounder. We found enough flounder on a couple of stops for every angler to get a feel for the technique. We changed gears to target black drum and like most rookies they missed their first couple. However, the bite was strong and the students quickly grasped the technique putting some nice black drum in the boat. Some redfish joined the action while we were catching black drum and that pretty much covered the classroom materail. I took a few minutes to show my students where to locate bait. We quickly found plenty of live shrimp, big mullet, and a nice menhaden pod. With all livewells over flowing with bait and a fish box busting at the seams. It was time to head for the jetties to graduate these green horns. We were a little light on tackle for the big brutes, but we did manage to close our day out going 3 for 5 on the bulls. To sign up for one of our schools please call the Fishing Center 910 575 3474. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Dave gould 10/01/2015

I'm interested in your next backwater school, if your planning another one





"Rumble in the Jungle tournament winner" | | 09/28/15
 

Dr. Kendal Suh and team of the Fishin' Physicial from Ocean Isle wins 1st and David Hooks (Capt. Hook) from Ocean Isle wins 2nd. Way to go guys! Dr. Suh responded after an email of congratulations: Thanks for the congrats. Yep she burned it down heading offshore, so there was no question what I had on the end of the line. I was worried about it getting in to other boats. Yep I hope it holds up but at least we were first for a day. We were blessed to have one good bite! Earlier in the morning, we got swarmed with 30 pound Redfish that hit 5 out of 6 lines and messed everything up. It was like a school of amberjacks on attack mode they came up to the top to attack. Never had that happen before. It would have been great fun if we weren't fishing a King Tournament. Yesterday, we were trying to get blues and got absolutely smoked on a Clark Spoon on a planer. I was thinking Tarpon but there were no jumps so I eliminated Tarpon. Then, I was thinking smoker king but it didn't cut the line so I eliminated King. Then I was thinking False Albacore because it was darting all over the place. I had to get on plane to catch up to the fish! Then when we got him near the boat a giant Tarpon around 150 pounds jumped when it saw the boat. He jumped about 8 times right at the boat and put on an aerial show that would shame circus acrobats. Yep on a Clark spoon. We leadered him and were going to release him when the Clark Spoon hook finally straightened and released him. Capt. Brant McMullan www.OIFC.com (910) 575-3474
- "Brant McMullan"
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"Backwater Action" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/28/15
 

The bull redfish action is not the only action in town. I do wish I could have concentrated a little more on the bull reds, but the wind and wave action has been a bit much. I have run the majority of my trips in the creeks and the action has not disappointed. Black drum are hanging around the Sunset Beach area in the deeper holes and flounder are still biting in Tubbs Inlet. It is that time of year that no matter what decision you make you are bound to find some action. On a really good day you can catch a few in the creek to eat and then hit the inlet for a trophy. Bait is thick, you can just about catch it blind folded. Mullet and menhaden are all over the waterway. Shrimp is abundant at low tide in front of just about every little muddy cut in the grass. Lets go get them! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"1st Place Jr. Angler" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/27/15
 

Congratulations to Grayson Russ of Team Mr. Goodhands/OIFC for 1st place Jr. Angler in the Rumble In The Jungle.  Mr. Goodhands finished 9th overall with their king.

Congratulations to Dr. Kendell Suh winner of the Rumble and Capt David Hooks 2nd place.

Finally, Union Elementary School in Brunswick Co was well represented.  Grayson Russ was 1st place Jr. Angler,  Cayson Coley won 2nd place and Camdyn Beck place 3rd.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Reds Still Biting" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/27/15
 

The drum bite is still on at the Jetties.  So if you aren't into the king action give the drum a shot.  Reminder, be careful handling them.  Don't hol them vertically, just carefully in a horizontal position.

Below are Virginia Beckham, her boyfriendAndy Traynham, Eddy Jone and Brandon Sauls' girls and friend enjoying the day.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Sea Comditions " | Do Work / OIFC | 09/25/15
 

What weather reports do you believe?  Here are pix of the ocean from OIB at 10:30 am Friday


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"OIFC News &Events" | OIFC | 09/24/15
 

        

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                                    OCTOBER 9 - 11, 2015

Friday, October 9th

  • 12pm-9pm: On-site registration at OIFC
  • 6pm: Complimentary dinner by Guy C. Lee of Shallotte
  • 7:15pm: Capt. Meeting
  • 8pm: Spot Derby
  • 11:59pm: On-line registration closes

Saturday, October 10th  (optional fish day)

  • 7am: Lines in & Scales open
  • 5pm: Weigh-in line closes

Sunday, October 11th  (optional fish day)

  • 7am: Lines in & Scales open
  • 5pm: Weigh-in line closes
  • 6:30pm: Complimentary Dinner by Wing & Fish Company 
  • 7:15pm:  Awards

 FALL BRAWL KING CLASSIC ENTRY FORM, RULES & INFO

Tournament Must- Haves

  


- Katelyn Kincer
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"Rumble tournament report" | | 09/24/15
 

The decision has been made to make the tournament a Capt Choice- fish either Saturday or Sunday. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Late Season Sharks" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/24/15
 

The shark fishing behind shrimp boats the last couple months has been on fire. These pictures below are of David Walker, Ryan Walker and Ryan's friend Noah with a few of the sharks they caught this past weekend aboard the Carolina Cat. Great job guys!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Traveling Fishermen" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/24/15
 

I’m going to go ahead and let the cat out of the bag on this one – this fall I will be reintroducing the traveling fishermen program out of the OIFC. Scheduling and pricing are still being determined but some great destinations are being researched. Venice, LA, Guatemala, and Panama are just a few that are on the list to be visited. If you have any interest in fishing at these destinations please email me at djt3521@uncw.edu. As stated above, pricing and agendas have not been set in stone. However, I hope to have the first trip’s pricing ready for public interest by the end of this weekend. Stay tuned


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Bay Creek Flounder tournament last weekend " | | 09/23/15
 

Bad news for all you Flounder fishermen out there- Capt Brant has tasted Flounder tourney glory and now I'm thirsty for more! This past weekend i was the "celebrity" guest aboard Capt. Al Fulford's " Flounder Nutzs" along with his teammate Jeremy Ridenhour. Fortunately for me Theresa Fulford who is the normal third crew member was on duty back on land in expectation of a brand new grand baby (which was born the day after the tournament). Anyway as the story goes, Al and Jeremy showed me up all day as together they caught 8 Flounder to my none. It was a great learning experience as these guys know what they are doing. But most important and what I've found consistent with all of the most successful fishing teams; they work. All day from lines in until lines out they were fishing hard. We were fishing for the heaviest 5 fish aggregate as well as big fish. At 4pm we had 4 keepe Flounder in the box from 15-17". We worked hard but the conditions were very tough with 20 knots of north east wind. Anyway we made one last move at 4pm. We had 15 minutes to fish before making a dash to make the 4:30 weigh-in. Al pointed me in a direction and I finally redeemed myself, adding a 3.5 pounder to the ledger. We made the scales with minutes to spare and weighed up as the only team to post their 5 fish limit; 2nd overall aggregate and 6th big fish. Not bad in my world. I had a good time with Al and Jeremy and thank them for letting me come along. I don't think they have to worry about me as competition but at least I proved I can hang. Never give up! More important- this tournament is out on as a benefit and hosted by Brandon Matthews of Southport. Brandon is an inspiration to me and should be to anyone who thinks they have endured physical challenges. Brandon fell from a deer stand probably close to 10 years ago and was paralyzed and stricken to a wheel chair for the rest of his life. Brandon is a hard core fisherman and his love for fishing remains but certainly his ability to participate is impacted. Regardless, he and his family fight on to live a good life, raise their children and stay active within the community. The Bay Creek tournament raises funds that Brandon desperately needs to help his family. The tournament had close to 50 boats participating. Thanks to all who fished and I hope we can help propel this event even further with more support from the southern Brunswick County fishermen. Here are a couple of pics and the leaderboard. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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