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- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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It's December 31st and Captain Chris Dew said the water at the Shark Hole was 74 degrees. He had a charter and caught 7 kings on dead cigar minnows. Capt Chris will post pictures but in the meantime here are some pictures Patrick Prince posted from his trip today.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
The fog was thick, storms were near, and the sea conditions weren’t the best but with a determined crew, we made it happen. The Spreen crew – Paul, Jack and Will Spreen along with Jack’s friend Forrest accompanied captain Ben Morris and I on a 10-hour trip yesterday in search of a grouper, snapper, or anything else that decided to bite. With excellent angler skills onboard, we managed to bag both grouper, snapper and quite a few other bottom fish. Almost 90% of our keeper bottom fish came on squid or live pinfish in 90 feet of water. Hopefully with the cooler weather approaching, the bottom and top water fishing should only get better. Our prime trip this time of year is the 12hr gulf stream. To compliment the good fishing in this 12hr range, we are running a $200 discount for this trip. $1500 for a trip to the Gulf Stream. Weather looks great for Sunday (1/3) - call (910) 575-3474 to book your trip today!
http://forums.noreast.com/17-inshore-tackle-techniques-lep/163398-flounder-length-age-weight-chart.html (This is a link to one of MANY sites on determining the age of flounder). Clay's flounder MAY have been around 8 yrs old. Feel free to comment.
Here is a picture of me holding Clay Morphis' 13 lb flounder. This Floundilliza not only takes 1st place in the OIFC Rodeo, but takes the leaderboard as the heaviest flounder weighed in at the OIFC. It was caught on a VuDu Shrimp, the same lure that won Clay the Trout Tournament. Congratulations !!!!!
I just got this from Clay Morphis. He & "Bonebrusher" Sauls caught this and it's somewhat smaller relatives in the river. They haven't headed to the scales but estimate it to weigh 12 lbs. this "Southern Halibut " was caught on Vudu Shrimp Sent from my iPhone
~~No luck on the blue fin today! Little fog delay tis morning; got one hook up and good screamer and you know the rest of the story.....-Patrick Prince
~~Well tuna fishing today! Had bluefin in the middle of our spread breaching the water and one knockdown. Was a very exciting day out there today. There's always Tom......
Billy Noble (Pack Man)
For the 3rd year in row "Team America", Clay Morphis and Brandon Sauls won the Tournament. This years fish weighed 4.85 lbs, with Steve Fennell placing second with a 4.45 and Brody Hughes placing 3rd with a 3.85 lb trout. Clay was the angler of record and poscketed $500 in the winner take all event. Most fun was the crowd we had and the great bar-b-que served by Clay. Hope we do it again next year!!!!
The top lures fit the Captain Rickey's Annual Christmas Spectacular Trout Tournament was the Vudu Shrimp followed by the MirrOlure Sent from my iPhone
This trout was caught today in a canal at Ocean Isle Beach on a MirrOlure from a dock while the angler was "dock hopping". He told me he had caught several in the 22" range Sent from my iPhone
We still have a few 20oz YETI Ramblers IN STOCK
If you want one, come get one today before we sell out!!
"THIS SATURDAY!!!" Capt Rickeys Annual Christmas Trout Spectacular Tournament.!!!!!
The tournament will be held the Saturday after Christmas, which is the day after Christmas, December 26th to be exact. Lines in at 7am and weigh in at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center at 4pm. You must be at the scales at 4pm. Entry fee is $50 per person. It is an ARTIFICIAL BAIT only tournament!!!! Clays famous BBQ will be served at the OIFC right after the weigh in. There will be NO Captain's meeting so if you want to compete contact Clay at 803-600-6321, Brandon Sauls at 910-443-1786 or advise me (Capt. Rickey by 7am Dec 26th. This has always been a fun and very competitive tournament. By being artificial bait only the playing field should be leveled. It is a winner take all tournament!!!! Let the smack talk begin!!!!
BACK IN STOCK!
YETI 20oz Tumbler
Come get yours before we sell out!
Gavin, Noah, Steve Rulli, and Kim Shelton accompanied first mate Will Warner and I yesterday on a 4-hour charter. We fished in the 10-mile range for most of the day and had nonstop action from black sea bass. With Gavin and Noah’s help this group managed to keep nine keeper bass including a hefty 17 incher. Great job guys!
At birthday's I've often lamented age as a caculated by numbers is not nearly as telling as age calculated by miles. For you, I'm fairly certain the odometer has exploded. Nevertheless, let this day be a mark in the sand of a momentous accomplishment in your life with wishes for many more miles to come. Hoping you celebrate by drawing blood on a Giant today.
Here's wishing Captain Brant a happy 40th birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!