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START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

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"White Marlin Open day 1" | | 08/09/17
 

Team OIFC is in Ocean City, MD to compete in the largest and richest Billfish tournament in the world; $4.9 million in prize money! Team members- Brant and Brayden McMullan, Brody Heath, Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphis. Today the fishing was very slow for the fleet. We went 1 for 1 on White Marlin but we had to release the fish as they must be 67" to take in to weigh. There was an 86 pounder weighed which is set to win $2.6mil but we've got two more days to try to beat it. Stay tuned. I'm hoping we see more fish tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone
- "Capt. Brant. McMullan"
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"The fish are already wet" | Catch All | 08/08/17
 

Greg Righter, Sam Righter, Bob Howard, and Frankie, Sarah and Nancy Goodnight joined Capt. Brad and I on an early 4-hour on Friday (8/4). The ride in was a little moist but the fish actually bit better when clouds and rain showers were around. Sharks and plenty of Spanish mackerel kept us entertained for the morning. The fish are already wet. Let’s go fishing – call 910 575 3474 to book your trip today.  


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"OIFC Flounder" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/07/17
 

Brayden McMullen caught their Flounder today while fishing off the dock at the OIFC.   He said he caught him on a mud minner 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Flounder report" | OIFC | 08/07/17
 

Rex Steward sent me this email and picture- Saturday I caught a flounder limit fishing by myself in shallotte river. Flounder fishing is picking up. Size 15 to21 inch 

I will support his report by noting that the watersports staff has recently been catching quite a few keepers off the OIFC docks.  

And then here's a pic of the Bonecrusher Brandon Sauls who was fishing with Clay Morphis from yesterday. 

Flounder fishing is picking up.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Fish Fry" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/06/17
 

Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphes had four sweet Flounder today. They went straight to the fryer!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"S.H.A.R.E Champs" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/06/17
 

Congratulations to the Grays and Team Beeracuda on their victory in the Share Tournament. The total weight of their fish was $32k


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Good to be back on the water" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 08/03/17
 

Recently my wife Kelly and I were blessed with our first child, Heidi. After Heidi’s birth I decided to take a week off the water to take it all in and practice being a normal human with minimal sleep. It hasn’t been near as bad as people said it would be, but the sudden withdrawal of saltwater is what really got to me. Luckily yesterday (8/2), I was able to get back on the water to check the scene.  

Steve Carnes, Dyke Davies, Scott Wise, Demvs, Noah and Mandi Oxford came aboard for an early eight-hour trip. Despite hungry sharks and barracuda eating our fish, our crew battled king mackerel, big spanish mackerel and Amberjack. Once the dust settled, all arms were sore, the fishbox was full and the seas laid down to almost nothing for a nice ride back to the dock.

My two-hour trip provided non stop action from black sea bass, tom-tates, ring tails, and pinfish. We attempted to catch a flounder on one of the artificial reefs but came up empty.

Rachel Turkal and Dani and Joseph Herron joined me on an evening four-hour trip to target spanish and sharks. With high hopes and flat calm conditions, we bullseye’d our target with catching some nice spanish mackerel for dinner then fell into a shark feeding frenzy at sunset. Rachel even managed to reel in a nice keeper king mackerel while spanish mackerel fishing with a #00 clarkspoon with attached to #10 fluorocarbon – little sketchy on the leader. All in all, I was able to put fish in the boat for some great customers.

The bait has shown back up in the 25-mile range but it’s a lot smaller than it was three weeks ago – smaller bait yielding smaller fish. However, mixed in with the small mackerels, bonita, and barracudas have been huge Spanish mackerel. Dead cigar minnows pulled behind Bluewater Candy Wedgies produced the best for us yesterday. Especially the candy apple red head with a glow squid skirt – great lure, sold at the OIFC, Aisle 1. If fishing in this 25-mile range be on the lookout for the nonexistent Long Bay sailfish. They start to come in a little shallower this time of year and a ball of 3 inch sardines that’s currently out there is just ticket to keep them around.

The near shore action has been hot as well. Just like Brant’s recent fishing report, it’s Spanish for dinner and sharks for a show. Simple as that – call 910 575 3474 to book your trip today. 


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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Jeff Davis 08/05/2017

Fished with Capt. OC and Capt. Brad on Thursdaymon an 8 hr trip. Awesome guys to fish with. Caught Kings all day. We had a great time! They shared some tips that helped me catch my own the next day. Looking forward to another trip with them soon.





"4hr charters great family option" | | 08/01/17
 

Here's what we are doing on our 4hr charters. Spanish for food and Sharks for fun; a great recipe. Let's go fishing. Call 910-575-3474 to book your trip with the OIFC crew. Spanish biting great around bait pods in 20-30' on Clark Spoons but Sharkin ain't easy; fresh meat on 200# mono with 8/0 on 50# tackle will get it done. Capt Brant Sent from my iPhone
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Stephen bailey 08/03/2017

Were the Spanish along the beach (OIB?, Holden?) or near reefs and wrecks? Thanks

Troy Faulkner 08/01/2017

We had a wonderful day fishing with Captain Austin. We caught over twenty Spanish Mackeral and several nice Blues. The boat was clean and comfy and Captain Austin and his mate were very knowledgeable and friendly. We were able to fill our bucket with dinner and then we caught three nice sharks that provided plenty of excitement to end the trip. We pan fried the Mackeral with Cajun seasoning and we tried Captain Austin's bacon broiled recipe. Everything came out really good and we liked the blues too after soaking them in buttermilk for a couple of hours. Thanks again and we'll see you next year! The Faulkner's......





"Retriever's Report" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/30/17
 

Good day offshore Thursday on the Retriever with Will Newell and Chris Eckert .  They got 7 triggerfish and a dozen fat beeliners


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Redfish Elite Final" | OIFC | 07/30/17
 

The final regular season event for the Elite Redfish Series out of Biloxi is in the books.  And I for one am relieved.  3 days of the most intense competition and challenging conditions has me beat down and needing some recovery time.  I backed into the final 5 on day three despite dead fish penalties and a lackluster day one.  Day three the conditions totally changed and we were greeted by stiff west winds, clouds and rain.  No big deal just another 75 mile run aboard my piece of plywood with a 250hp strapped to the back!  Without being able to see the fish because of the dark cloudy conditions it made catching difficult.  Despite the conditions I landed in a good area where a few schools showed up.  The right fish were there, unfortunately my execution was poor.  When the dust settled I only was able to put together a 21lb and change bag. It did move me up to 4th place for the event but truthfully I had the opportunity to do much better.  

It's been a solid year on the trail for me.  I began to understand what it took to consistently catch the right fish.  3 top 5's out of 3 events is an accomplishment.  I finished the year in 4th place overall and have qualified for the match play championship in March.

Now time to get back to the east coast and a more reasonable lifestyle.  This one man tournament fishing is for the birds!


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Kings biting" | | 07/29/17
 

Sister family from Alabama with a nice catch of Kings on a 6hr fishing with Capt Brad on the OIFC World Cat; and of course, the big one got shark bit! - Capt Brant
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"Top 5 Bound" | OIFC | 07/28/17
 

be aIt's late, I'm beat up but I'm still in the game.  Will save the details for a later report.  The base facts are I squeezed into the top 5 again coming from behind today on the strength of a 12.05 29" redfish- the biggest fish of the event.  Tomorrow the top 5 go head to head to see who comes out on top.  The tally for the top 5 is 2 Louisiana, 1 Texas and 2 North Carolina anglers.  I'm just over 3lbs behind the leader I believe.  Two dead fish penalties really hurt my chances.  So far I've fished basically blind both days in two totally different areas.  Think I'll try that strategy one more time.  Awesome day of fishing today.  Nothing like seeing a pod of 30" redfish coming at you in 12" of water.  Tomorrow will be a big challenge outside of my competition.  Thunder storms and stronger winds are forecasted.  Oh boy, it's tournament time.

 

 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Tight Lines Boyce Broadwell" | OIFC | 07/28/17
 

Boyce Broadwell passed away unexpectedly yesterday morning after suffering a fall on the job.  

Boyce was a pioneer of live bait King Mackerel fishing, perennial tournament winner, father and grandfather.  He and family have fished the 31' Fountain Nauti Lady based from Oak Island for at least 3 decades; as long as I can remember.

Boyce was a very prominent and important member of our fishing community and his absence will be noticed.  Please think of Boyce and his family, but also know the next time you pull a live Pogy on a double treble King rig, Boyce had something to do with that.  

Tight Lines Boyce Broadwell


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Brant McMullan 07/28/2017

Boyce Broadwell service will be Mon, July 31. Visitation 11-1, funeral 1. First Baptist Church of Oak Island.

Malisa Bivins 07/28/2017

Boyce will be missed.





"Day 1 Biloxi Elite Redfish" | OIFC | 07/27/17
 

Wow, that was a tough one.  Much longer run than I was anticipating.  The weather was great as compared to what it could have been.  However even a 1' chop will beat the fillings out of you in my boat.  After all the twists and turns thru the marsh and the open water running it was over 100 miles to the fishing grounds.  I ran for 6 hours today and fished for 2.  Not exactly what I had in mind.  Slight miscalculation.  Good sunny conditions and fishing was decent for me.  In a couple hours I was able to sight fish and catch around 10 redfish.  One fish under 30" and 2 under 27" was our bag limit.  I weighed 24.5lbs but had one dead fish so that gave me a .75lb penalty.  Currently in 8th place.  Day two tomorrow. We are changing check out location so hopefully the run time is cut down some.  Here we go again


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"" | Catch All | 07/27/17
 

The junior anglers of Tge Beeracuda Fishing Team reeled them up until they needed a nap


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"Report today" | Catch All | 07/27/17
 

Tom Walcott and crew from Chicago, IL with a nice catch of Kings and a kicker Mahi on an 8hr with Capt Sean on the OIFC World Cat- pic 1. Brady group from VA with a nice King Mac catch off the Carolina Cat with Capts Brad and Austin on 6hr- pic 2 Capt Brant Sent from my iPhone


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"Fish report " | | 07/27/17
 


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"Elite Series Biloxi" | OIFC | 07/26/17
 

The last regular season Elite Series event begins tomorrow.  I've spent the last two days scouting the marsh over in Delacroix, LA.  From Biloxi, where check out is, Delacroix is about an 80 mile run.  Normally not a big deal.  However in my particular situation the hardest part of the entire event will be getting there and getting back.  I'm fishing out of my flat bottom tower boat and approximately 50 of the 80 mile run is in open water in the Gulf of Mexico.  Any type of wave action and things get dicey quick.  All the other anglers have shown up to this one with the larger bay boats prepared for the run.  Nothing like a little adversity right off the get go!

Fishing has been relatively slow as compared to how it is normally in this area.  Middle of summer patterns has the fish not moving much so seeing them without spooking them is difficult.  All the floating hydrilla grass is dying out which is causing the water to be dirtier than I'd like making seeing the redfish difficult also.  Nevertheless, it's southern Louisiana and there are still plenty of redfish.  The trick will be execution.

This is a 2 day event with the top 5 after two days fishing a third day.  We are fishing for 3 redfish each day and are allowed to have 1 fish up to 30" and 2 fish up to 27".  Weigh in will be around 3pm central time tomorrow and can be seen at www.theredfishseries.com live.  

I'm not on anything great but I've been in worse position leading into a tournament before.  As stated, first things first.  Make it across the Gulf then figure out how to catch a fish!


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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Rube McMullan 07/28/2017

Port Ends is the coolest fishing spot maybe any where at least in the US. Less than 5 minutes out the Mississippi River to the gulf. First class accommodations in a fish camp environment. Team OIFC can't wait to get back there!

Travis Yates 07/27/2017

If anyone is looking for accommodations further south feel free to contact me. Travis Yates High Adventure Company General Manager at Port Eads Office-504-308-1602 Cell-843-450-0564 travis@highadventurecompany.com www.highadventurecompany.com http://www.porteads.com/





"Catching Report" | Catch All | 07/26/17
 

Fishing continues really good. Spanish and King Mac bite has been great and we hope it continues. The Kaufmans, Horns and Hazeltons were a few groups that busted them today; with some nice bottomfish as well. Come fish with at the OIFC. Great job OIFC captains- getting it done! Capt. Brant Sent from my iPhone


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"OIFC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY" | OIFC | 07/26/17
 

OIFC seeking help to work as store clerk; sales of clothing, gifts and fishing supplies. Experience in any or all helpful but not required. Hard work, Dedication and Interest a must. Please email captbrant@oifc.com if you have interest. Pay rates vary based on experience and work load preferences.


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