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"Fall Brawl this weekend" | OIFC | 10/06/14
 

The Fall Brawl is this weekend at OIFC and if you're following our fishing reports the Kings continue to chew the bottom out of the boats[and piers]. We are seeing the best King fishing I can remember since I was a kid pier jockey at Carolina Beach Fishing Pier 50+ years ago. It's a all out bite from the beach to the normal 65 feet deep spots. Looking at the weather this week, it's looks pretty stable. A weak cold front comes thru late in the week but then goes back to lite south winds. In the words of King Mackerel fishing legend Stuart Ballard, "when the wind goes round and round, the fish go round and round". What I think that means for us is the wind will go from south to north back to south; and the interpretation I draw is the fish will end up this weekend back to where they are now...EVERYWHERE. So for all the King fishermen, the Fall Brawl is the last tourney opportunity in our neighborhood this year to experience the classic Carolina king bite. Come on down and join us.

Thanks. Rube McMullan


- Rube McMullan
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"" | | 10/06/14
 

Another great fall day. Capts. Stan and Zach on the Carolina Cat and First Mate Aaron with me on the World Cat enjoyed a fantastic day with the Vaughn party. Both boats fished 60-70 feet of water to produce these fish. The weather is great and the fish are hungry. Come join us.
- Chris Dew
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"Backwater Action..." | Tiberias - 22' | 10/06/14
 

The stiff westerly winds put a stop on the beach bite. We attempted to find bait on Friday, but it was well off the beach. We tucked tail trolling our way back for spanish. We found a few spanish, but quickly ducked back into the inlet finding calmer water. The backwater is still providing good action from flounder and some nice redfish are prowling around. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Redfish, Albacore, Spanish..." | Tiberias - 22' | 10/05/14
 

Thursday last week the winds were light and slight most of the day allowing smaller boats to fish along the beach front. We hit the first bait pod to the east of Shallotte inlet that allowed us to go 2 for 3 on bull reds right out of the gate. That bait pod was quickly surrounded by several other boats. We elected to move on down the beach hitting the next good bait pod. That bait pod provided one more bull red for us. After that we couldn't buy a bite, so we changed gears. False albacore and spanish were busting all over the place in 25 to 30 feet of water. Fat alberts on light gear will wear some elbows out! We worked on the schools for awhile before moving into the backwater. We went 1 for 4 on slot reds in the skinny water. We finished our day with a few more spanish and some hard fighting albacore. Not a stellar bull redfish day, but we found plenty of line stretching action. Sometimes you just have to take what the ocean will give you. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Fall fishing" | | 10/04/14
 

Two Fall highlights are Grouper and Kin Mackerel. The Grice Construction boys had a good day with both fishing aboard the Carolina Cat with Capt Brant. Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- Brant McMullan
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"" | Do Work/OIFC | 10/03/14
 


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"" | Do Work/OIFC | 10/03/14
 


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"" | Do Work/OIFC | 10/03/14
 


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"More King Action" | | 10/03/14
 

Today Capt. Stan and I ran another half day trip. We caught bait in Shallotte Inlet and headed offshore to 65 feet of water where the kings have been making their presence known the last few days. Almost immediately we hooked up and for the next couple hours we stayed busy. To top an already fabulous day as we were getting ready to clear lines and head in our medium bait was inhaled by another hungry fish. Only this time it acted like a much bigger fish than we had been catching. After about 25 minutes a 40 pound Wahoo showed himself just enough to allow me to get the gaff in him. Come join us while the long awaited fall bite is on.
- Chris Dew
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"" | Do Work/OIFC | 10/02/14
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | | 10/02/14
 

Wurtz party catch today on the World Cat
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"" | | 10/02/14
 

Capt. Zack joined me and the Wurtz party for a half day trip aboard the World Cat today. We fished 65 foot of water with pogies caught at Shallotte Inlet. The result was a limit of king mackerel. The fishing was what you expect in the fall. All boats in the area caught fish. Awesome group we had today and the fish made it even better. More pics to follow.
- Chris Dew
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"" | Do Work/OIFC | 10/02/14
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"OIFC/Choice of Two" | | 10/01/14
 

Attached are pictures of Corey and Shaun Bellamy catching bait for the U.S. Open this Friday and Saturday
- "Capt. Papa D"
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"Test" | | 10/01/14
 

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- Brant McMullan
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"Fishing crisis" | OIFC | 09/29/14
 

To add to Barrett's report; there is a legitimate fishing crisis going on right now right on the beach. Can you imagine a situtation where you can't catch a king mackerel feeding on a school of pogies within 100 feet of the beach because you can't get a bait past monster 20-40 lb redfish. That is what a number of anglers fishing the Rumble in the Jungle King tourney experienced this weekend. The Kings are right on the beach at the inlets and so are the pogies, and so are the giant redfish. I heard of one boat quading up on 4 giant reds while trying to catch a king that was skyrocketing on the same pogy school[in 15 feet of water!].

Congrats to all the local boats that did good in the tourney. The hot bite continues off Ocean Crest Pier, but after Team OIFC ran over 100 miles trying to invent a fish offshore, we stopped at Shallotte Inlet for one last gasp and immediately caught a nice junior angler fish that took us to the scales. The fish are wherever the pogies are at and right now they are everywhere.

Come on down folks, it don't get any better than this and should continue thru the month of October.


- Rube McMullan
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"Fish Fish Fish" | OIFC | 09/27/14
 

The only explanation for a lack of offshore reports lately is because everyone is too busy catching fish.  Got to keep this short right now because I'm headed out the door for some more as I type.  In spite of the hard wind and rain we've had the last few days, or maybe because of, the fish have shown up close to shore in a big way.  The giant red drum are thick within a 9 iron from the beach.  They are schooling underneath the large schools of pogies in 10-15 feet of water.  It's as good as I've every seen.  Cast net a livewell full of ocean pogies.  Stick one on a flounder rig with a larger circle hook.  Toss it in the school of pogies and hang on.  If it doesn't get eaten quick, move to the next school of bait. 

If red drum aren't enough to satisfy your angling needs, the king mackerel have officially arrived on their Fall migration.  Great catches of king mackerel are happening right along the beach front as well.  The inlet mouths and nearshore reefs are all holding king mackerel.  The Rumble in the Jungle king mackerel tournament is taking place today and tomorrow and 95% of the fleet will be fishing the beach.  Partly out of necessity and partly because that's where the fish are. 

If you're on the sidelines waiting for the Fall bite to kick off, wait no more.  It's on.  More reports and pics to come.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"BULL REDFISH! " | Tiberias - 22' | 09/25/14
 

We have patiently waited for their arrival. Redfish from 35 to 45 inches have started to show themselves feeding inside the menhaden schools along the beach front. The sharks are still pretty thick out there as well. We doubled up and tripled up at times yesterday. Unfortunately, we only had one true double on bull redfish. Our triple hook up was two 5 foot sharks and then a 40+ inch redfish. Kind of crazy that it appears the reds are right in there feeding with the sharks! Plenty of action out there to keep your lines tight right now. Come on down and let us take you fishing! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Toes-Up Fishing 09/26/2014

If these picture don't make you want to go fishing then you need to stay in the office!!!!!!!!





"A Little Flounder Action" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/25/14
 

Brian, Chris, and Gary joined me for a half day Monday morning. We targeted flounder first finding a few keepers for the dinner table. After that we bounced around trying to find some line stretchers. Trout were not cooperating, but some redfish did join the show. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"ON THEIR WAY..." | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/24/14
 

What a difference a few days of cooler weather can make.  This weekend the mullet run was in full swing.  These baitfish are making their migration south in search of warmer water.  Following these baitfish will be big red drum, sharks, Spanish and king mackerel.  Thus, the near shore fishing along our coast should begin to improve dramatically over the next week.  The king mackerel SHOULD begin to make their run in towards the beach and the larger Spanish mackerel SHOULD begin to bite aggressively around these schools of mullet and pogy pods.  This weekend these big Spanish mackerel did show up feeding on pogys in about 30 feet of water right outside Lockwood Folly inlet.  On a 6 hour charter we managed to bring 14 nice size Spanish mackerel.  Clarkspoons trolled on planers and trolling sinkers seemed to do the trick.  However I did notice that these Spanish would only bite if you trolled very close to these pogy pods they were feeding on.  Once you get them dialed in, it was like clockwork.  Two and three fish on a single pass was not uncommon.  Shark fishing is still going strong up towards Ocean Crest Pier.  They are biting pogys, grey trout, and bluefish on balloon rigs floated back behind the boat.  I did get an opportunity to do some King fishing yet came up empty handed.  I have a feeling that once we get clearer/greener water along our beaches, the bite will fire off just like it does every year.  Unfortunately with all the rain we have had, it has made it tough for the water clarity to improve.  The gulf stream fishing is progressively getting better as well.  Good catches of wahoo are still coming from well known spots in 120'-250' feet.  Thankfully the strong north winds we have had the past few days will begin to cool our near shore waters down which will improve the gulf stream fishery in return.  I have talked to quite a few captains that fish out of Wrightsville beach, Topsail beach, and Morehead city that are having extremely good luck while wahoo fishing.  Double digit catches are not uncommon for anglers fishing out of those areas right now.  Fortunately, these fish are going to continue to migrate south and eventually reside in our section of the Gulf Stream (steeples to winyah).  Sharpen your hooks and gaffs - the fish are on their way.
Capt. Derek Treffinger


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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