Below is a a quick picture I was able to get of our morning charter at the OIFC with a nice catch of cobia and king
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Below is a a quick picture I was able to get of our morning charter at the OIFC with a nice catch of cobia and king
The committee to re-elect Sherriff Ingram is hosting a Flounder Tournament on August 22nd. Click on the PDF below to view the brochure. The OIFC has donated a 45 YETI for raffle, so I know that's up for grabs !!
Proud to say I have been asked to be the weighmaster. More info to follow
The flounder bite has been pretty good this past week. There has been a steady flow of nice size finger mullet coming right down the middle of the waterway on the rising tide. I like to use a 6 foot 3/8th inch cast net to fill my live wells with these lively little minnows. Drifting these live baits on Carolina rigs near the inlets should get you a few bites from flounder. I personally like to anchor near creek mouths using a Carolina rig to slowly drag one of these live baits across a flounder's path. When the flounder are really on their game it is a great feeling to feel that thump from one. Don't set the hook immediately! Give the flounder some time to swallow the bait. I like to wait about 15 to 30 seconds before slightly tightening up the line to make the flounder move a bit. Once feeling the flounder slide across the bottom and give you a slight tug that is when you dot his eyes. I takes a bit of feel, but I love the challenge. Give us a call and lets go fishing! See ya on the water!
Kirk Myers hammered a 30 inch redfish this morning and then followed it up with a 5 pound flounder. We didn't catch a bunch of fish this morning, but we caught the right ones! Gil Carroll finished our Carolina Slam off by landing a nice trout and even found a black drum for the Grand Slam. Another great day on the water! Thanks for fishing with me guys! See ya on the water!
Live finger mullet is the choice bait right now. Where can you catch them? Look for them running down the middle of the waterway around the Ocean Isle Beach bridge area. Cement canals and natural canals are also holding some nice finger mullet. Carolina rigs drifted or dragged from an anchored position should get you in on the actioin. Drifting around the inlets have seen some good action. Anchoring up hitting little cuts in the feeder creeks has also been productive. Give us a call and lets go get some!
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After spending Thursday and Friday assisting Bobby Lovinggood repairing the Do Work, the crew and I were ready for redemption. Bobby was as anxious as we were. In case you didn't read my adventure, I thought I had damaged the lower unit on the Do Work messing with a shark. When Bobby and I got into the motor we found a hairline crack in the oil pan. We worked feverishly Thursday getting her ready to go. The only problem was, there was not an oil pan to be be found. SOOO..believe it or not we JB Welded the crack. I ran the Contender through her paces Friday afternoon and she held. Poor Bobby was on pins and needles all day waiting for me to call him. End of story, thank God and JB Weld she held!!!
The crew was minus Jon Hayes but we were joined by Courtney who has an eagle eye for finding bait. Scary thing was she spotted it in less than 4ft of water, in the breakers off Holden Beach with ME at the helm. I stuck our nose in, Capt. Jeff made one throw with our Capt. Brant's Heavy net and I was throwing the 225's in reverse and getting out of there. The whole time I was making diamonds, if you get my drift.
Jeff had a game plan and we stuck with it. The ocean was beautiful so we hauled the mail to the 17 mile rock and were immediately covered by amberjacks. The decision was made to push out. The next stop was unplanned and was a mark Jeff had made a while back on the machine in about 90 ft of water. As we passed over it the machine lit up with bait so we decided to give it a try. I am glad we did. Camdyn hooked up with a 24# king on her pink custom rod which always seems to be the hot stick. I don't know how long she fought that king but when her Dad sunk the gaff and flipped it in the boat, that 9 yr old was shaking she was so excited. We hung out for a few hrs longer and caught another, bigger king and even a mahi. Then the bite stopped.
It was getting late, so we held a team meeting. Do we push a little further out and cut our fishing time or jump the shoals and fish our way towards the scales? The decision was made to push out to a nearby mark named "Rickey" on our machine. This was a spot where we'd had luck in the past. We were not there 10 minutes when a long line screamed. Jeremy Phillips snatched the rod and went to work. It was obvious we'd hooked a nice king. After a while Dr. Jeremy gave the PINK rod over to me. I think my years as a flounder fisherman has instilled some light touch skills that work well on a king that is being difficult to gaff. The water was clear and we could see only one hook was holding him. Everytime he'd see Jeff with the gaff he'd run. Finally, Jeff grabbed our 12 ft gaff, that combined with is monkey arms proved too much for the biggest king of the day.
We put him on ice and put the Do Work in the wind. At 4:45pm Camdyn held up our number for the check in boat. WHEEEW!!!!! We decided to weigh our 2 bigger fish today. There is no guarantee of tomorrow. We weighed a 24.56 & a 25.28 for a total of 49.84 lbs.
Team Do Work is pleased. Good luck to everyone fishing Sunday. Stay safe and tight lines.
Heading in from a 10 hr trip with Jake Spears and family. Come down to OIFC to check out our catch.
Looks like Liz and Lia Newell had a big day fishing with Brandon "Bonecrusher" Sauls.
OK - Progress is back underway on the High School Competitive fishing program that I talked about a couple months back. The school board approved the program and an email was sent out to the principals of North, South and West Brunswick seeking a volunteer for in-school advisor to head up the fishing club at each school. The only teacher to come forward was Sheila Gerald from West Brunswick. And thus, the inaugural year for the High School Competitive Fishing Association will begin with West Brunswick High School. That is not a bad thing as this will be a season to work out kinks and determine the best way to conduct events etc..... And so, there will be teams of 2 which will compete in a Flounder/Trout/Redfish tournament one Saturday in October, November, December, March, April & May. A pool of volunteer boat owners will be drawn from to provide boats, chaperoneing and on-water advisement for the competing teams of two.
We currently have 21 boat owners that have volunteered to join the program, but we need more. A boat owner DOES NOT have to be available for every tournament. A boat owner can be availabel for just one tournament. We just need a good size pool of boat owners to draw from so prior to each event we can be certain to have enough boats. At this point we are looking at a field of around 20 boats. Thus, if you owne a boat suitable for targeting Flounder, Redfish and Speckled Trout and you are willing to volunteer your time and your boat to host a team of two high school students in competition, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NAME, CELL & EMAIL so we may follow up and add you to our pool of boats.
There are certainly lots of details to be worked out as far as event format, exact dates, fund raising for students..... all of that is in the works, but at this time we need more boat owners to join our pool of volunteers.
One final note is that this new program has been accepted by the Board of Directors of the First Tee program which will allow it to also earn 501C-3 tax status making all donations tax deductible.
I hope to hear from boat owners willing to volunteer their boat and time for one Saturday from Oct to May 2015/16 to help get this program off the ground.
Thanks also to Sheila Gerald of West Brunswick who responded to the request for a club advisor which allowed this program an opporutnity to get off the ground. Below is a flyer that is in the works that will be posted in the schools and on-line. If you are a West Brunswick student and you want to join the club- email Sheila Gerald. She will need help in establishing the club and maybe you can help?
NEW FISHING CLUB FORMING!
WBHS FISHING CLUB
Boys and Girls
In-school Advisor Ms. Sheila Gerald.
Saltwater fishing for trout, flounder, and redfish in creeks, waterways, rivers, and inlets.
Fishing tournaments once a month beginning October 2015, Saturdays, using volunteer boats.
Two person teams (boy-boy, girl-girl, girl-boy).
All club members will become members of the Student Angler Federation ($25 annual membership).
Club limited to first 30 members.
Sign-up deadline is September 4th.
Club meetings will be twice a month on Thursdays right after school in rm 416.
Contact Ms. Sheila Gerald, rm 416; email@example.com
Patrick Prince sent this picture of a cobia caught at the 70 ft. Hole Sunday. He said the fishing was a little slow for him and the bait was holding on the Holden Beach side of the Shallotte Inlet.
Picture one is Lauren Peyton Wheatly by Jef Reid. *We could have used that fish yesterday lauren!
Picture 2 is Sidney Sauls with her 3.65 lb flounder she caught while taking her daddy to school.
Picture 3 is Bobby Lovinggood trying to figure out what I did to the "Do Work" and hating he signed on as a sponsor.
#4 Is by Richie Heycock of the Get Floor'd/OIFC this morning. Looks like the water was a little better. Also Richie is an Ocean Isle Beach Police Detective and busted the sorry thiefs who have been stealing Yeti's from Ocean Isle. Thanks for aa job well done Detective Heycock!!!!!
And the best for last... Tuis is Timmy Clemmons and his son on their 1st Father Son Tournament. THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!!! They fished the small boat class and I think they had a nice fish.
Team Do Work decideded to fish yesterday as did seceral others. There were some good fish caught, mostly on the other side od the shoals. I know Billy Nobles, Team Zebra and Shock Wave weighed in som nice ones. The sun didn't shine on us though. But that's King Mackerel Tournament fishing.
We found bait fairly easily right off the "high hill". They were flipping but were making mud balls in 5-7 ft. deep wated. Shock Wave located them 1st, threw once loaded up. They pointed to their starboard side, we slid in threw and loaded up.
The wind picked up just as predicted so we had just a wonderful day trying to stand up in the boat. I've been under the weather the past couple of weeks so I contributed exactly nothing to the effort except chuming over the side and holding down a bean bag.
Twice we had massive cut offs. I cannot say they were kings but I can say there are some monsters swimming in that ocean. To top our day off we hooked up with a big ole shark. Folks who know me understand I am bound and determined to get my picture made either rubbing or kissing a shark. He had other plans and promptly wrapped a prop. So those who saw us limping in on the starboard motor now have the reason why. Please don't mention it to Jeff. It gives him blood pressure problems. Good luck to everyone today. The water was beautiful and there ought to be some nice fish weighed in.
Clay Morphes, Rick Corron and Edward Jullian put the smack down on some flounder late this afternoon!!
It is safe to say that the fishing has picked up over the past week. King mackerel, mahi-mahi and a few cobia have been caught around the local 20 mile hot spots. Shark hole and rocks around that area have been producing these species consistently. In the past three days, I have been lucky enough to spend around 40 hours charter fishing in this range and was surprised to see all the baitfish and life in these areas. For those of you fishing the tournament this weekend, the size of these kingfish has yet to increase in the 20 mile range. Out of 15-20 kings brought to the dock, my biggest has been 18 pounds which was also caught near the shark hole. The pogies have still been hard to find over the past week. Fishermen from Little River, SC up to Holden Beach have had tough luck trying to find these illusive baits each morning. However, even when using live cigars or sardines, most of my bites have come off dead bait surprisingly. Good luck to everyone fishing the tournament this weekend. The weather seems to be shaping up for the weekend and the fish are biting.
Let the adventures begin!