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~~Me, Sydney and Clay Morphis went jigging this morning. I looked over and Syd was bowed up coming tight on this fatty flatty!! Girl has her priorities straight.-Brandon "Bonecrusher" Sauls.
This is Dr, Jeff Wallen and his 5.4 and 5.7 lb flounder. The bigger flounder is a gulf flounder, a rare catch. Dr. Wallen caught 5 total all over 3 lbs.
Thanks for the report Dr. Jeff
Below is Carlton Pittman of Raleigh, NC and his 45.40 lb 50" Cobia he caught at the 445 today. Carlton said he fished the 18 mile rock today without any luck. He came in to the 455 and this Cobia showed up in his prop wash he pitched a bait with his king set up and the rest is history. Sent from my iPhone
Anyone who comes to or follows the OIFC's Fishing Report knows 1st Mate Aaron Dew. Aaron is one of the most squared away young men I have ever met. He is also a ranking officer in the West Brunswick High School ROTC. Today he had a thrill.
I if you visit our area you have seen the restored Russian Mig that zooms around. Today Aaron flew in it. Below are some pictures he took.
Just too cool Aaron!!!!
We have learned that a great friend, Boo Hodges has passed away from cancer. We always enjoyed Boo coming to the OIFC and having endless chats. Such a good man taken way too soon. This is Boo's Life Legacy:
Edward “Boo” Ferrell Hodges III, age 51 of Fairmont died Saturday, July 26, 2014 surrounded by his family.
He was born November 5, 1962, the son of Ed Jr. and Donna Hodges.
He was President of Ed. F. Hodges, Inc. of Fairmont, NC and was a member of Baltimore Baptist Church. Boo was known for his smile and love of his family and friends. He never met a stranger and was an inspiration to all. His faith never waivered in his courageous battle against cancer. He won the fight because he is now in heaven. Well done our good and faithful servant. Some of his happiest times were spent hunting, fishing, and being at the beach.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Devon; daughter Bishop; sister Rose Simmons and husband Gary; brother Jim Hodges and wife Julie; father and mother-in-law, Lyndell and Brenda Bullock; sister-in-law Dahlia Hunt and husband Ozro; brother in law Clay Bullock; nephews Hamilton and Matt Hodges, Dawson “Boodro” Hunt; nieces Brianna, Kaylee, and Grace McMillian; aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends
Rest in peace my good friend. :(
Please see the below recent communications we have had with the NCDMF regarding the buoys on our area Artificial Reefs. In a short, they are going to be removed because the USCG has deemed them not necessary. NCDMF is seeking public response. Read below:
On Monday, August 25, 2014 12:38 PM, "Jensen, Chris" <email@example.com> wrote:
Real time update: pictured is Clay Morphes and among other flounder a 6.9 lb OIFC RODEO leader. I am proud to say Clay caught his fish on a combo of Capt Rickey's Invisa-Line Carolina Rigs & Snag-Less Rigs. These are the same ones Bonecrusher Sauls & Capt Jeff won $1,800 last weekend! Sent from my iPhone
This is a call to the OIFC Fishing Report readers. We hope our OIFC TV show, No Limit's Fishing, is providing an entertaining look into some of our fishing adventures. Currently the show aires on ATMC tv here in our local Brunswick County market. Next on the agenda is to broaden our coverage. We are striving to have this show broadcast throughout the Carolina’s. The only problem is we aren’t familiar with how the TV programming industry works. Anyone out there have any contacts or information on how we achieve this goal? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thank you.
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The Snead family fished with me last year in the pouring rain. We picked up several redfish last year despite the conditions. This year the conditions were beautiful and we couldn't ask for better weather. We headed for a flounder hole. Mom and Dad were on fire with the short fish, but their son Logan stayed patient pulling in two 16 inch keepers. We hit another flounder hole as the tide ran us out of our first spot. Not much more going on with the flounder for us. We headed for a red drum/black drum hole finding one 21 inch redfish. It was time to move on looking for better action. We headed to an area that I have caught just about everything at some point. I pulled out the small hooks and ultra light gear. We worked the croakers and black drum over pretty hard. Charles was fishing with my 5 foot ultra light outfit when something larger than expected hammered a live shrimp. It was awesome to see such a little rod bend to its limits and line screaming off this small reel. All at the same time nerve racking as all Charle's could do was hang on. After seeing the fish roll several yards from the boat and watching the fight unfold, I knew Charles had a nice redfish on the end of the line. Charles landed a solid 23 inch redfish several minutes later with a sigh of relief and then celebration erupted. Every one on the boat will remember that fight for years to come. After seeing that fight, Logan and Aimee just had to get another one for themselves. Logan got a solid 26 inch fish and Aimee polished our day off with a 22 incher. Great day on the water! First picture is our bounty from last year, note the ponchos. No ponchos this year! See ya on the water!
Capt. Jim Bowen submitted this picture of the seafood buffet he and his crew of the "Stick Slinger" caught. Jim called & I missed the call. Soon as I talk to him I'll add the particulars. That is unless Jim wants to do it in the comment section.
Delane and Jessica joined me for a day of fishing this past Friday. We started off looking for flounder. We got a few bites and landed a solid 17 incher for the dinner table. Delane really wanted his wife Jessica to catch a redfish. Delane said that he had caught plenty of reds in the low country of South Carolina, but has struggled to catch any reds in our area. We made our move to find a few redfish. It didn't take long for a redfish to bend one of our rods. Jessica made quick work of a nice 22 inch red. The action was pretty steady in that area with us finally picking up a couple of upper slot reds. We made a move to another redfish hole, but the black drum were thick. Few large black drum have been around so far this year. Most of the black drum were around 13 inches. We did finally put a 14 incher in the boat for the dinner table. These fish are supper fun on ultra light tackle. See ya on the water!
~~Good times fishing this past weekend. Luke came fishing for a few hours Friday and was rewarded with this jewel Saturday-Jason Tierney
This picture is of Shane Britt (Britt's Bucktails) with one of the seven reds he caugh on the topt before, during and after the storm. The drum's spot is shaped like a heart...awwww
Jack and Emma both got there slam with several bonus species. Nothing like seeing two young adults enjoy our fishery. See ya on the water!