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"Tarpon release" | | 09/23/15
 

Wayne Honeycut of Supply, fishing with his wife, Virginia, caught this monster Tarpon off Lockwood Folly/Long Beach area inlet ... Capt. Brant McMullan
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wayne 09/26/2015

thanks KG imo. there are not enough tarpon in this area to really target,but I will say I was king fishing with smaller pogies than normal and no skirts.I was trying to hold him high enough to get a good picture when he decided he wanted a selfie lol.and then he swam away.

Tarpon girl 09/24/2015

Definitely not a healthy release if it was brought into the boat. Sad...

KG 09/24/2015

Can you through a newby a bone and tell us how to fish for tarpon around the inlets? Bucket list fish for sure.





"HUK now at OIFC" | | 09/23/15
 

OIFC is now stocking product from the new and growing outdoor apparel company HUK. Come check out some of their gear including their Kryptek fowl weather bibs and jacket (might need those this weekend). Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"FALL BRAWL SHIRTS" | OIFC | 09/23/15
 

The 2015 Fall Brawl King Classic Long Sleeve Shirts Have ARRIVED!

They are NOW available ONLINE!

A lot of people get very upset when we run out before they are able to stop by the tournament tent- avoid the disappointment of us running out of your size by ordering online :)

 

 


- Katelyn Kincer
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"How To Win The Rumble" | OIFC | 09/23/15
 

Video Clip 1


How are you planning to win the Rumble this weekend?

Capt. Brant thinks that his kite fishing technique is the best way to go.

What do you think?


- Katelyn Kincer
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"Year end maintenance " | OIFC | 09/23/15
 

I'm adding an internal salt cleanse to year end clean up jobs for rental boats. Capt Rickey said it helped his boat to allow better internal engine cooling- makes sense. Like an enema for your engine!

Available at the OIFC

-Capt. Brant McMullan


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"2015 Hook-A-Hoo" | | 09/21/15
USCG Licensed Master, 50 Tons > Cell: 910.612.1938 > > Fishing for the kids at Shriners > www.hookahoo.com > " data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="none">
 

Capt. Brant McMullan Begin forwarded message: > From: Christopher Critz > Date: September 21, 2015 at 5:39:50 PM EDT > To: Christopher Critz > Subject: 2015 Hook-A-Hoo > > Hey All, > > The 2015 Hook-A-Hoo will be held October 12th thru the 31st. Early entries must be received by October 1, at 5:00pm, and standard entries must be received by October 11. The Captain's meeting will be held October 8, at 6:00pm, at Fathom Offshore in Wilmington. I have attached the Rules and Entry Forms for your convenience. Please visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Martinis-Hook-A-Hoo-Rodeo-1530905663806211/timeline/?ref=hl, and our webpage, www.hookahoo.com, for updates. > > We appreciate everyone's support last year and we look froward to seeing everyone again! > > Chris > > > Captain C.G. "Critter" Critz > USCG Licensed Master, 50 Tons > Cell: 910.612.1938 > > Fishing for the kids at Shriners > www.hookahoo.com >
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"Jetties Drum" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/20/15
 

Clay Morphsis fished with Davis Julian and wor the big reds out at the Jeties this morning while Eddie and Edward fished for blues.  My crew headed out but the bite had shut down.

****Word to the wise.  Be sure to have your S. C. Fishing License if you fish there.  The DNR was checking today in an unmarked boat that looked like everyone else.  Got to give them respect, they are protecting our resource.

Meanwhile, Back at the dock, Capt. Papa'd and Brian Lovinggood were installling the new sound system on the Do Work/OIFC Contender.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bulls R Showing Up" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/19/15
 

Thanks for the Report Joe!

~~Cpt. Jacob, you were right! Z breeze hit it again around noon time today...dale & I each caught our first bulls of the season. Fished it the way you showed me 2 years ago in the penny pincher! I appreciate it! Joe, z-breee....

It is going to be a bit breezy over the next few days, but once it calms a bit the bite is going to be on fire folks. Joe and Dale braved the wave action yesterday and pulled a few out. We need more North in this wind and no East winds so we can get after them. I am chomping at the bit myself and can't wait. Come on down! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"All Alone" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/19/15
 

~~Daniel Simmons, Mike Ashburn, and I took off for a late afternoon recon mission looking for big drum. We pulled up to the rocks with a boatload of bait and were all alone. After a few hours of bent rods, the tally was at least a dozen safely released with half of the fish measuring over 40".  It's on!!
--Report by Tim Gallimore


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"Drum bite heating up" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 09/18/15
 

Corey Bellamy with a big Drum he just sent me a pic of from this morning. He's at Little River jetties and they have also been biting under Pogy loss off Long Beach. Game on! Capt. Brant McMullan


- Austin Aycock
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"Limited Availability!!!" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/18/15
 

Act Now! One slot left open for my backwater class on Sept 25th and 26th. Students will meet Friday afternoon the 25th at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center around 5pm for a quick lecture, Q & A, and cast net lesson. We will fish for 8 hours on Saturday targeting flounder, redfish, black drum, and speckled trout. It is a great time to be on the water as the success rate should be high. Many of our predator fish are showing up and actively feeding on all the shrimp, mullet, and pogies in our water right now. Call now...910 575 3474...See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Flounder tourney this weekend" | | 09/17/15
 

The OIFC is supporting this event as it helps local fisherman Brandon Matthews. I'm actually gonna dust off my Flounder reeling pole for this one. So watch out all you heavy hitters! I encourage all you inshore guys to come and take my entry $. It's there for the taking. Come fish this one with me.
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"Ribbonfish" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/15/15
 

Team Do Work/OIFC met up with Team Mr. Goodhands/OIFC at the jettties on the perfect tide and wore the ribbonfish out.  This is perfect timing with 3 major King Tournaments just around the corner.     I don't know about the Goodhands Crew but we ended up with 27 in a short period of time.  The best way to fish for them  is Voo Du Shrimp or Rapala Gotch plugs.   Be sure not to touch them and mix a batch of brine to drip them in.  They are a blast to catch!  Unless you are flounder fishing.  Then they become a pain.


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"New State Record Jolthead Porgy" | | 09/14/15
 

Randy Brock weighed this fish at the OIFC a while back but it finally made it through the system. He writes, "I finally got all signatures on the state record forms to fisheries dept . Offically the new state record Jolthead porgy I sent a link from ncdnr fisheries news release that has photo link that has the ocean isle fish center sign in the back ground thanks for your help weighing fish- Randy Brock _____ No virus found in this message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 2015.0.6086 / Virus Database: 4419/10638 - Release Date: 09/14/15
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CaptainChris 09/18/2015

That is an impressive Jolthead! Congratulations on your exceptional catch!





"Ocean Drum" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/14/15
 

Tim Gallimore (Galimore Building Co, Shallotte, N.C.) and his bride to be sunk out Sunday afternoon for a little red drum action.  After floating the net with pogies near the OIFC we they followed the Do Work/OIFC crew southwest to the Jetties.  With a WNW breeze and calm near shore conditions we decided to run outside the inlet and try our luck with some ocean reds.  We picked up this pair, a 36" & 37" with in an hour.  Both were safely released to bend a rod another day.  The bite slowed and we headed back to dry land.  Always a pleasure seeing the Beck crew on the water.

Thank you for the great report and kind words my friend.  May I add, Jeff threw our big pogie net in the Waterway and loaded it with mullet minnows and shrimp.  Also the Jetties were full of ribbon fish and mullet.  I got pictures of Camdyn catching the ribbon fish but non of the ribbon fish.  We were using silver and blue, silver and red Rapala and Voo  Du Shrimp.  We tore the ribbon fish up!


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Steve Chase 09/16/2015

Tim, Nice red drum, however, your bride to be is far too pretty for you!!! Glad to hear you are finally getting hooked but i sure hope your bride to be likes to fish. Went fishing yesterday (9/15). Ran all the way to Yaupon Reef but no flounder and only one blue fish. On the way back, we trolled off the Holden Beach Water Tower and managed to catch 2 Spanish Mackerel with no birds showing. Good luck to you and your bride to be!!! Steve





"Bait Pens and High School Fishing League" | OIFC | 09/14/15
 

Rob's Bait Pens-  IS COMING TO OIFC!!

 GET ONE BEFORE TOURNAMENTS

ORDER NOW- ROB CAN ONLY BRING 10 AT A TIME- 5 SPOTS LEFT ON THIS SHIPMENT- EMAIL TO ORDER

 

 The "Rob's Bait Pens" is planning a trip to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center to deliver a load of his top-notch custom bait pens.  I am trying to get him here before the tournaments start the last week in September:  Rumble, Open, Fall Brawl, Nationals....... The pens are incredibly effective for keeping but, but they are $$$$ to pay shipping on.  Thus, Rob makes a couple trips each year to bring a load of his bait pens to OIFC customers so they can skip the shipping cost.  Below is his list of available pens.  For Bluefish and Pogys, most get the round 48" x 48" or the oval 60 " x 36" x 36".  EMAIL or Call Brant at 910-367-2945 if you want to order one of these.  ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, 9/14.

 ROUND PENS:

  •  48" x 48" x 36" with 1" x 1/2" mesh-  $320
  • 48" x 48" x 48"  with 1" x 1/2" mesh-$350
  • 60" x 60" x 48" with 1" x 1" mesh-$480
  • 72" x 72" x 48" with 1" x 1" mesh- $600

OVAL PENS:

  • 60" x 36" x 36" with 1" x 1/2" mesh- $300
  • 60" x 36" x 36" with 1" x 1" mesh- $250

 ****  YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE OF THESE PENS IF YOU PLAN TO FISH NATIONALS- A MUST! *****

 Capt. Brant


BOAT AND BOAT OWNERS NEEDED TO GET NEW HIGH SCHOOL FISHING LEAGUE UP AND RUNNING

Brunswick County High School Fishing League is established and up and running.  This year West Brunswick High School and Brunswick County Academy opted into the inaugural year of this one-of-a-kind, never-done-before, high-school, saltwater fishing league.  Currently faculty leaders have been established at both schools and fishing clubs have been formed and officers elected.  Student club members are working to form their two-man teams and reports at this point are that both schools are seeing strong interest and participation. 

EVENTS:  They will be inshore fishing events targeting Speckled Trout, Flounder and Redfish.  Prizes will be awarded for the largest single fish from each species with the overall winner being determined by the heaviest combined weight of one fish from each species.  *In order to qualify for the overall win, a team must weigh at least two of the three eligible species.  Teams must leave from any port/ramp/dock with Brunswick County and may travel to fish anywhere they want by boat, no overland transport.  No fishing lines may touch the water until 8am (cast netting is allowed) and all boats must travel by water, no overland transport, to the OIFC for weigh-in dock and present fish between 3pm and 4pm.

FIRST EVENT:  Saturday, October 17th

WE NEED HELP:  The premise by which this program will succeed is through fishing community involvement and support.  We need people with boats suitable to target Speckled Trout, Flounder and Redfish and with time to give up a day to captain/chaperone fishing teams of 2 high-school students for their day of competition.  We currently have 11 boats verified for October 17th, but we need 20 boats.  When I announced the concept of this program months back there was a ton of "lip service support", but now its time to commit.  There are kids wanting to participate but not enough boats committed to be able to accomodate.  This program is the first of its kind to introduce competitive saltwater fishing as a sanctioned high-school sport.  Brunswick County can set the standard for what is sure to be a growing program. 

IF YOU HAVE THE BOAT AND A DAY TO GIVE, EMAIL CAPT. BRANT BY CLICKING HERE.  YOU WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FOLLOW UP INFORMATION AND COORDINATION.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Kings Moving Near Shore" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/12/15
 

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Dennis Lee Reynolds and his first ever king. Off surf city ocean pier. 31.6 lbs. 48 in. 20 " around.


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"Redfish on TV" | | 09/11/15
 

Tune in tomorrow morning or record The Elite Redfish Series on Discovery channels Destination America at 6am. It's on every Saturday morning at 6am. Set your dvr. Sent from my iPhone
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"High School Fishing League" | OIFC | 09/10/15
 

Brunswick County High School Fishing League is established and up and running.  This year West Brunswick High School and Brunswick County Academy opted into the inaugural year of this one-of-a-kind, never-done-before, high-school, saltwater fishing league.  Currently faculty leaders have been established at both schools and fishing clubs have been formed and officers elected.  Student club members are working to form their two-man teams and reports at this point are that both schools are seeing strong interest and participation. 

EVENTS:  They will be inshore fishing events targeting Speckled Trout, Flounder and Redfish.  Prizes will be awarded for the largest single fish from each species with the overall winner being determined by the heaviest combined weight of one fish from each species.  *In order to qualify for the overall win, a team must weigh at least two of the three eligible species.  Teams must leave from any port/ramp/dock with Brunswick County and may travel to fish anywhere they want by boat, no overland transport.  No fishing lines may touch the water until 8am (cast netting is allowed) and all boats must travel by water, no overland transport, to the OIFC for weigh-in dock and present fish between 3pm and 4pm.

FIRST EVENT:  Saturday, October 17th

WE NEED HELP:  The premise by which this program will succeed is through fishing community involvement and support.  We need people with boats suitable to target Speckled Trout, Flounder and Redfish and with time to give up a day to captain/chaperone fishing teams of 2 high-school students for their day of competition.  We currently have 11 boats verified for October 17th, but we need 20 boats.  When I announced the concept of this program months back there was a ton of "lip service support", but now its time to commit.  There are kids wanting to participate but not enough boats committed to be able to accomodate.  This program is the first of its kind to introduce competitive saltwater fishing as a sanctioned high-school sport.  Brunswick County can set the standard for what is sure to be a growing program. 

IF YOU HAVE THE BOAT AND A DAY TO GIVE, EMAIL CAPT. BRANT BY CLICKING HERE.  YOU WILL BE CONTACTED FOR FOLLOW UP INFORMATION AND COORDINATION.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Rob's Bait Pen order" | OIFC | 09/10/15
 

Rob's Bait Pens-  IS COMING TO OIFC!!

GET ONE BEFORE TOURNAMENTS

ORDER NOW- ONLY AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

 

 The "Rob's Bait Pens" is planning a trip to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center to deliver a load of his top-notch custom bait pens.  I am trying to get him here before the tournaments start the last week in September:  Rumble, Open, Fall Brawl, Nationals....... The pens are incredibly effective for keeping but, but they are $$$$ to pay shipping on.  Thus, Rob makes a couple trips each year to bring a load of his bait pens to OIFC customers so they can skip the shipping cost.  Below is his list of available pens.  For Bluefish and Pogys, most get the round 48" x 48" or the oval 60 " x 36" x 36".  EMAIL or Call Brant at 910-367-2945 if you want to order one of these.  ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, 9/14.

 ROUND PENS:

  •  48" x 48" x 36" with 1" x 1/2" mesh-  $320
  • 48" x 48" x 48"  with 1" x 1/2" mesh-$350
  • 60" x 60" x 48" with 1" x 1" mesh-$480
  • 72" x 72" x 48" with 1" x 1" mesh- $600

OVAL PENS:

  • 60" x 36" x 36" with 1" x 1/2" mesh- $300
  • 60" x 36" x 36" with 1" x 1" mesh- $250

 ****  YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE OF THESE PENS IF YOU PLAN TO FISH NATIONALS- A MUST! *****

 Capt. Brant--  CLICK HERE TO EMAIL AND ORDER YOUR PEN


 

  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)

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    • 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

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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