Headed offshore with the Diaz family. Weather looks decent at around 10-15kts. I got my mind on Kings and maybe a Grouper; will have to see what Mother Nature has in mind Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Jeff Wallen with a nice 10.55 lb striped bass and a 5+ lb trout he caught while fishing on Saturday! He said he was using LIVE shrimp.
We still have live shrimp in stock (for now).
LOTS of NEW Comfort Colors Long Sleeve Shirts have arrived just in time for our HUGE Black Friday Sale!!
(Captain's Club Members: Don't forget to come use your points, they do NOT roll over into the new year!!)
Stop in and check out all of the new merchandise!
You are not going to want to miss out on our
BLACK FRIDAY Extravanganza. (November 27,28,29th)
EVERYTHING in the store will be ON SALE!
ALL Clothing & Gifts- 40% OFF
ALL Tackle & Marine Supplies- 20% OFF (Includes YETI & Go Pro)
Join us for the Annual Flotilla!
We will be holding a Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest & Christmas Cookie Contest- Winners will receive a bag full of OIFC goodies!!
FREE TO ENTER :) Hope to see you all there in your tackiest attire!
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We were at it again this past Sunday. Since King Mac season ended a few weeks ago, I have been itching to get to the Bluewater to try and bloody the boat with a Wahoo. Sunday looked like it was going to be pretty good(weather man lied!!, but it wasnt intolerable). Hunter, good friend Matt Owens and his son Mason loaded the Get'n Bent around 6 am and we started our trek. This was Masons first trip the the stream, So I had my hopes high that we could get him on his first Pelagic species. I took it easy running out trying not to stir the boat to much with the lil man on board. We arrived around the Blackjack 9 ish and deployed lines. It was a slow start for bites, but the ocean was very alive, so I was hopeful. We seen a pod of Dolphins jumping and playing, a couple massive Sea Turtles, an acre long school of jellyfish, a couple Man-O-Wars, and more tiny little flying fish than I have ever seen. We crossed a small mark way down and a little patch of grass and finally the long line started to pull, ever so gently.... It wasnt the blistering screem of the reel I was hoping for, but after a minute or two the acrobats started from a spunky peanut dorado(mahi). Mason got to handle the reel first and made pretty quick work of it, getting the fish in the box after a quick pic. We redeployed lines and started circling the bait. Not long and the rigger line went off and the reel screamed-- WAHOO... We had to put Mason back on the reel for this fish. Making his first stream trip awesome for him(HE IS HOOKED!!). Mason did work with the rod in the holder for 10-15 minutes and then the fish came to the surface behind the boat. We let him work the reel all the way to leader, then sunk the hook in the HOO. A respectable first wahoo for a 9 year old, Mason was lit up as bright as the 30lb fish. It was high 5s and I think a little tear in Dad Matts proud eye. We set the spread and in short order were hooked up again. Matt angled a nice 57 lb wahoo that made a long agressive run away from the boat. Once boat side, we all got a excited to see the bright stripes of another beauty-- I sunk the gaff in and in the box he went!! We had a couple short strikes and one fish that skied on the long line 6-8' out of the water. He was HUGE and nothing less, made a screaming run and then the rod straightened and line went limp..... reeled it up and the fish broke the crimp on the rig, taking a piece of lip jewelry from the Get'n Bent back into the wild deep blue. We reset lines and figured we would give it a few more minutes before taking the long ride back. It wasnt long and we had a double up of screamers. I cleared lines and had mason slinging ballyhoo rigs all around as Matt and Hunter cranked to keep the fish on. A true chinese fire drill ensued..... The fish crossed eachother, anglers were swapping and lifting rods over and under, passing and straightening lines out. We finally got both fish straight out behind the boat and it looked like the boys may manage the fish. Then Hunters fish ran right back across Matts and the lines got together. Within just a few seconds Matts line went limp..... Hunter continued to fight the fish on his line. Matt got his line back and we seen it was cut off. Hunter angled his fish to the boat and Matt sunk the steel in the biggest Hoo of the day. A nice 60 lber. On that note we cleaned up and pointed the boat to the inlet. A great ride and beautiful sunset on top of an awesome day in the stream... Sundays cant get much better!!!
-Report by Keith Bercuinas
2015 Annual Captain's Club Sale
November 15, 2015- January 3rd,2016
It is now time for you to come and redeem your points that you have accumulated all year long! You may use your points to purchase Clothing & Gifts at 50% off.
EXAMPLE: You bought $1000 worth of goods from OIFC in 2015. You have 100 points. You may buy $200 worth of Clothing & Gifts for $100.
You may use your Captain's Points if you ORDER ONLINE!
*Please leave a comment if you would like to redeem your points on your Online Order*
NEW for 2015
This year your points have TRIPLED in value-
Brand names such as Southern Tide, Hey Bo and Live Oak are available as well as custom Swamp Park wear and accessories. Same deal as OIFC- You may use your points to purchase Clothing & Gifts at 50% off.
You may use your points to receive 50% off Entrees (excludes drinks and appetizers). Enjoy Grouper, Mahi, Sea Bass, Tilefish and other high-end, fresh catches that are often featured at the Fish Company for half the cost. EXAMPLE: You bought a beer $5, Pepsi $2, Grouper entree $20 and Key Lime Pie dessert $5. You use 10 points towards the Grouper entree and thus instead of the meal costing $32, it costs you $22.
Head on over to the Webstore to get some Christmas Shopping Done!
Saturday the OIFC hosted the 2nd leg of the 2015-16 Brunswick County High School Fishing Association tournament series. Each month students who attend West Brunswick and BCA who are in the fishing club and who have formed their two-person teams compete in a fishing event on local waters. The target saltwater inshore species: Flounder, Speckled Trout and Redfish. Prizes are awarded to the the team weighing the heaviest fish from each species as well as an overal prize for the team posting the heaviest combined weight of the three species. This past Saturday's event went off great as 9 teams from West and 4 teams from BCA competed.
Weigh-in Results as follows:
Roy Simmons / Tyler Long / Capt. Roy Simmons
Speckled Trout- 2.45- live = 2.95
Wil Warner / Davis Julian / Capt. Dan Ratley
Speckled Trout- 1.0 - live = 1.5 / Redfish- 2.30 - live = 2.80
4.30 Overall points
Kaitlyn Miller / Savannah Wright / Capt. Jon Fields
Jackson Goodman / Jaquan King / Capt. Ron Binetti
Redfish- 6.50- live = 7.00
Dillon Walston / Danny Walston / Capt. Clay Morphis
Redfish - 2.4 live = 2.90 / Trout - 4.10 live = 4.60 *** WINNER
Overall points- 7.50
Joseph Childers / Joseph Holden / Capt. Robert Hughes
Redfish 6.55 - live = 7.05 *** WINNER / Flounder- 3.85 - live = 4.35 ***WINNER / Trout- 3.40 - live = 3.90
Overall points - 15.30 *** WINNER
Zach Rubio / Capt. Derek Treffinger
Austin Aycock / Edward Julian / Capt. Brian Aycock
Trout- 1.95 - live = 2.45
Tripp Hooks/ John Cook / Capt. David Hooks
Trout - 1.05 - live. = 1.55
Overall Team of the Year standings after 2 events:
1- Joseph Childers / Joseph Holden - WBHS- 15.30
2- Dillon Walston / Danny Walston- BCA- 7.50
3- Wil Warner / Davis Julian- WBHS- 4.30
**NOTES- - teams must weigh at least two out of the three eligible species in order to earn overall points (in the 1st leg of series in October no team qualified for overall points) - team of the year will receive "continuing education" scholarship
*** Be sure to visit and LIKE the new Brunswick County High School Fishing Association FACEBOOK page for updates ***
Clay Morphis fished with the OIFC's Will Warner and Davis Julian, a 2nd gen. awesome OIB angler. They said the bite was hot on OIFC live shrimp
~~What a day! To start with the weather man is a LIAR! Fished down south and went 4/4 on wahoo, 5/5 on black fin tuna and 2/2 on king mackerel, we released one to fight another day and had a few short strikes! All in all, a FABULOUS day!
--Michelle Evans Drake
Congratulations to the Blue Water Candy Team for winning in steller fashion!!!
Lots of boats on the water this past weekend. Most boats reported action from speckled trout and black drum. Most anglers reported that many of their black drum and specks were on the smaller side not making the keeper mark. The OIFC hosted its second high school tournament this weekend and some solid fish were found. I don't think anyone got into a hot bite, but I believe a solid trout around 4 pounds was caught. Another boat found a solid 4 pound flounder and another boat found a solid redfish going over the 5 pound mark. The fish are here, but the darker water has made it more challenging than past November's. Black drum have been my primary target on my charters with some speckled trout fishing in the mix. Black drum have been chewing on live and fresh cut shrimp. Lots of smaller black drum from 6 to 8 inches keep the action going until some grown 3 to 5 pounders show up. Put a few solid black drum in the box and we start throwing soft plastics for trout. Trout fishing has seen about the same result with lots of smaller fish 11 to 13 inches keeping the action going until you find some solid keepers. I expect that the speckled trout fishing will get stronger as Thanksgiving approaches. We have openings this coming weekend and I will be glad to take folks out Thanksgiving weekend. So give us a call and lets go have some fun! See ya on the water!