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"Pix from the Nationals Sat." | Do Work / OIFC | 10/24/15
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Nationals, Team Do Work" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/24/15
 

Team Do Work/OIFC didn't set with world on fire, only weighing in a 17.48 lb king.  But it was a learning day for the youth aboard.  Jacob Utley fought the fish and Camdyn actually gaffed it.....her 1st.   I hope they get the big one today.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"SKA Nationals report" | | 10/23/15
 

Team OIFC is in the game going into day 2. We had one of those days when it alL went right. We tripled up first thing in the am with thee fish from 32-38 pounds then set back out and had our big fish, 43.93. We are currently in second but we have to back it up tomorrow or all is for not. A great day in the water with good fishing and good weather. Today is why we do this!
- Brant McMullan
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"King bite" | | 10/23/15
 

In case you haven't heard there has been a pretty good king bite at yaupon reef the last few days. Pogys are going to be hard to get so you will need an OIFC Heavy or Stealth cast net to have any chance. Bluefish will work well and they are schooling outside inlet mouths now. The Kings up that way have been good size! Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Big flounder" | | 10/23/15
 

Just got this message- Just weighed this today for the fishing rodeo. 6.80#. Caught in Little River. Good luck in nationals. Jim Heine . And the fish was released!
- Brant McMullan
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"Team OIFC" | | 10/23/15
 

Tune in to fishska.com to watch team OIFC weigh. About 15 mins to dock Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"SKA Nationals Start" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/23/15
 

The 1st 2 pictures are by Ryan Stevens.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"From the Nationals" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/23/15
 

I am proud to day the top 4 Jr. Anglers are from Brunswick County.  Three of the four attend Union Elementary School, one of the four just graduated from Union and attends Shallotte Elementary School and three of the four are on Team OIFC!!!!! 

They are, left to right.:

Cayson Coley 2nd place

Brayden McMullan 3rd Place (tie)-Team OIFC

Caroline McMullan 3rd Place (tie)-Team OIFC

Camdyn Beck 1st Place Team Do Work/OIFC

Congratulations.  And grown ups, get your children fishing!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Morehead Action" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/22/15
 

The 1st two pictures are of Courtney Ripple Gray and her husband, the studly Tim Gray of Team Beeracuda.  One is Courtney with her king she caught at Morehead and the other is with her driver.  The final pictures are of Team Get Floor'd with some wahoo they caught Wednesday up there.  By the way.  The spot are running in Morehead.

Had to add Ryan Stevens and his king in the last picture.  They are there folks!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Nationals" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/21/15
 

Capt. Jeff and Capt. Rickey arrived in Morehead with the Do Work/OIFC Sunday afternoon just in time for the leaderboard posting of the Troopers Assoc. KMT.  Along with Timmy Clemmons we went bait catching Monday and were joined by team mate Jay Utley Tuesday for some more bait catching.  Pofies are thick along  Emerald Isle beach in 8 to 20 ft. of water.  You better have a good net.  Theses boys are big and fast!!!   Today (Wednesday), Capt. Rickey had to make an appointment in Wilmington while Jef, Jay and Jon Hayes did some fishing.  They didn't fair too well but some other boat who were scouting did.  The ocean about 20 miles out was a little bumpy.

I saw a ton (a NC Unit of Measurement) of boats on 17 headed to Morehead as I was leaving.  Looks to be a good crown.  I will be back up there tomorrow for the Captains' Dinner and hope to have some pics. 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Chatles 10/22/2015

I know you guys are busy catching fish in Morehead for the nationals any word about what's going on around Ocean Isle area this weekend I've heard tell of a good king mackerel bite on the beach between Oak Island and Lockwood Folly ??





"King Mackerel National Championship this weekend" | OIFC | 10/21/15
 

Congrats to all the teams that qualified to fish the SKA King Mackeral National Championship this weekend in Morehead City. Teams from all over the southern US will be participating and hopefully a NC team will continue the domination of this event. Brant and Amy are running the OIFC World Cat up there this morning[our Yellowfin got sold] and Rube/Barrett/Caroline/Brayden will join this evening. Our team is comprised of Grandpa Rube, sons Brant and wife Amy and Barrett, 10 year old Caroline and 6 year old Brayden; and cheerleaders Barretts wife Stephanie and kids Blakley and Annabelle.. This is the team that has won this thing 3 TIMES!. Wish us and all the other local teams luck!


- Rube McMullan
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Karen Ryan 10/21/2015

Good Luck to you all!!!! You are a winning team and family!!!





"Pork Chop Wins the 1st High Sch Assoc Fishing Event" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/18/15
 

West Brunswick High School Fish ing Team Members Joseph Holden and Joseph Robbins took 1st Place in the Trout Division with 3.10 lbs.  The young men were fishing with Clay Morphis aboard the "Pork Chop".  Congratulations!!!!!!  History is made


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Team Get Floor'd/OIFC" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/18/15
 

Congratulations to Team Get Floor'd/OIFC for their 10th Place in the in Swansboro 50 KMT!!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Benjy Faulkner 10/19/2015

Austin Aycock won 1st place Jr. angler also.





"Pole Bending Fun" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/17/15
 

Below are pictures of Chad Rowe fishing with Brandon Sauls today.  Note the NICE trout.  Brandon said it was low tide at Georgetown, but this trained reporter thinks it was high tide at Little River.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"High School Fish Event" | | 10/17/15
 

The first event of the new High School Fishing Association; a saltwater onshore tournament trail. We had 20 students and 10 boats competing in the Flounder, Trout and Redfish divisions. Weigh results: Lillian Benton/ Noah Quaintance Trout- 1.55 +.5 live = 2.05 Raegynn Wright / Kayla Crouch Flounder- 1.40 + .5 live = 1.90 *** WINNER FLOUNDER DIVISION Joseph Holden / Joseph Robbins Trout- 3.10 *** WINNER TROUT DIVISION Jacob Cheers / Tyler Price Trout- 2.5 + .5 live = 3.0
- Brant McMullan
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"Coming In Hot" | Hail Yeah / OIFC | 10/16/15
 

~~~~This weekend is the last chance qualifier for many SKA teams hoping to be able to fish the National Championships this year.   Division 1 wraps up with the North Carolina Troopers Association’s tournament in Morehead City, NC.  None of the teams in division 1 has 3 fish on the board, so it is really wide open and should be an exciting weekend.   We wish all the teams the best of luck this weekend.


One division 1 team that not sweating qualifying this year is currently sitting in 2nd place and just 6.55 pounds out of 1st is Coming In Hot.  This team is led by Ashley Widenhouse and his crew consists of his son Blake, his brother Gary,  Gary’s son Keaton and a family friend Bryan Russell.  This team started in 2013 after buying a Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 with twin 250 Yamaha's.  In 2014 the team made their first trip to the National Championships and finished 27th in the open class.   The most impressive part of being currently 2nd is that it’s the team’s first year fishing in division 1.   The team is sponsored by Sea Hunt Boats, Simrad, Frigate Gear, Yeti Coolers, Ocean-Tamer Bean Bags, Saltlife Optics, Surf Monkey Wear, Yamaha Outboards.  Of course Ashley says that none of this would be possible without the support of his wife, Kelly.   Be sure to check out Coming in Hot on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Coming-In-Hot-Fishing-Team-643508309006559/photos/ and on Instagram @coming_in_hot_fishing_team.  Stay tuned in this weekend to see how the division 1 race ends up.

2015 SKA Stats
4th place       SNEADS FERRY ROTARY KING MACKEREL
2nd place Jr. SNEADS FERRY ROTARY KING MACKEREL
5th place  BONE SUCKIN SAUCE KING OF THE CAPE OPEN KMT

 


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"The Backwater Captains" | Tiberias - 22' | 10/16/15
 

The north winds have allowed the backwater captains here at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center to hit the beach several times this past week. We have enjoyed days with multiple hook ups on giant bull redfish. Some large sharks are in the mix and even a surprise 36 pound cobia showed up this week. Fishing in the bait pods can be very exciting as you just never know what might end up on the end of your line. Don't keep watching from the side lines. Give us a call today and lets go get in on the action! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Surf Fishing" | N/A | 10/15/15
 

Tim Sawyer caught and released this 40" redfish off the surf this morning. Good way to spend a beautiful morning!


- Shannon Reel
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"Stream Trip " | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/14/15
 

On Monday 10/12 Richard and John Billings, Nicholas and Henry Miller, Captain Chris Dew and I made the trek out to the Gulf Stream in search of wahoo, blackfin tuna and anything else that decided to bite that day. We arrived just inshore of the black jack hole around 9:00 am and boy did it feel great to finally swing are outriggers out to start fishing. One can only take so much of sitting in front of Ocean Crest Pier hoping for a king mackerel bite. Right off the bat we hooked a bonita on our long line for our first bite of the day. Seven-year-old Henry made short work of the fat albert as we continued to troll to the main black jack numbers. Once I reset the shotgun bait I told Chris I was going to put a one of my favorite lures (purple/black mold craft little super chugger) on the flat line. I deployed the bait, turned around and walked to set the short rigger back when I heard the vicious sound of a Shimano Tiagra 30W drag humming. John Billings made short work of this fish as we put a forty-pound wahoo in the boat. We trolled back through the numbers where we had hooked the wahoo and immediately caught a small blackfin tuna. Thinking we had found some fish, we continued to troll through those numbers without a sniff. In search of another screamer, we pointed the world cat towards deeper water and found A LOT of scattered grass and current – no bites. Back to the shallower water we went when finally, the planer rod goes off, then the long rigger, then the short. The rigger bites weren’t exactly the screamers we were looking for yet we managed to sling two more nice size blackfin in the boat. Nicholas went to work on the planer rod as the other two fish were being pulled in and up came a nice forty pound hoo. Once again our hopes were through the roof as we trolled through the spot we got our bites at. Pass after pass was made with no more bites. We then decided to pack the trolling gear up and try some bottom bouncing for the remainder of time we had left. Young henry once again put on a clinic as he pulled up some of the biggest vermillion snapper I have ever seen. For his age, I was amazed at how well he handled himself on boat. Our total count was two wahoo, three blackfin, four-teen beeliners, three triggerfish, and a caught and released one hogfish. Our trolling bites came on blk/purp mold craft little super schugger, blk/purp sea star, pink sea witch, and blue/white iland lure. Hope this helps anyone going to the blue water in the next couple days. Great to be back near the stream. 


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"World Class Redfish update" | OIFC | 10/14/15
 

Yesterday the wind blew hard out of the SW so water stirred and no beach fishing. It layed out last night and this morning out of West. So water should be settling down, and pogy schools should be regrouping. Wind will then move to NW which is perfect to lite up another round of our world class red drum fishery right off the breakers along our south facing beaches at Ocean Isle/Holden/Long Beach. This afternoon should start it, but tomorrow and Thursday should be great. Wind then goes SW Friday afternoon and then back to NW for the weekend. Between this amazing fishing event going on our beaches and the Oyster Festival this weekend, it will probably look like July 4th on land and sea.

Technique is a simple Carolina rig with a live or dead pogy, lite spin or bait casting tackle, 6 feet of 20lb florocarbon leader and a 3-5/0 circle hook. Pitch your bait in middle of pogies and hang on. Come join the fun!


- Rube McMullan
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Jamie 10/15/2015

I'd recommend using the Owen Lupton rig to reduce gut hooking the fish and up your tackle to facilitate landing them quicker and improving survival on release. 8/0-10/0 inline circle such as the Owner Tournament Mutu that OIFC sells, 3-5 inch leader and 3 ounce egg sinker locked in place. Use the front 2-3 of a pogy (just cut the tail off). http://www.ncangler.com/images/articles/luptonrig/therig.jpg

Jamie 10/14/2015

Silly question- That carolina rig has a weight on it, correct? Seems like you wouldn't use a weight with this technique? Did the storms mess up the inlet? That "new" path on west side was great! Thank for all you do!





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