Here are a couple of pics from our first charter of 2014. More detailed report to follow.
- Chris Dew
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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This is not an older picture. It as posted later this afternoon by Jeff Martini of The Midtown Bistro in North Myrtle Beach. More info as it comes in. Seems the guys had a little hammerhead action too.
Chris Campbell, owner of Campbell Photography Studieos fished aboard The Bigger Whiskey reports a beautiful day on the water...calm seas and 70 degrees...will have plenty of wahoo, dolphin, and sea bass to last until the next trip.
Austin Keener got in on the action and said a Sailfish a 60 lb wahoo and a blackfin ain't nothing better that a blue water fix
I guess the good thing about this time of year is that it gives us all an opportunity to get our gear ready for the upcoming fishing season. I'm sure everyone has been through their tackle two or three times by now. Be sure to also take a good look at your boat. We had a few issues in Biloxi and when we started looking around, things were a little worse than originally thought. The main fuel tank had broken loose from the stringers and caused several various issues. Fortunately, the small problems led us to find the big problems. I would have never taken off all the hatches and access panels otherwise. So, spend a couple of days really going through the boat. Take all the inspection hatches out and look under the deck for any hidden suprises, make sure the fuel tanks and lines are not cracking or leaking, check all the plumbing and through hull fittings and inspect the wiring and all electrical connections. Don't forget to give the trailer a little attention. There is time to take care of most issues before you miss out on all the great fishing to come. Hopefully , Hail Yeah/OIFC will be back on the water in time for Jolly Mon.
Redfish are still hanging around our area. Early in the week the water clarity was good enough to see a few schools of fish. Sunday I located a large school of reds, but when I checked on them Wednesday I only spotted a hand full. I really look forward to scouting this time of year as the water is usually clear enough to see the fish. The water conditions have been really inconsistent with the erractic weather pattern. Picking pretty days and the right tide have allowed me to get a few bites. I have kept one in the live well each day to share a photo and release opportunity with my boys. Trying to get them exciting about going fishing. Scented soft plastics worked slowing across the bottom on a light jig head should draw some interest. If you have the patience to sit and wait on a bite...live mud minnows and fresh cut mullet will also attract some action. Remember my advice from last year and put two mud minnows on your hook. This trick will keep the minnows aggrevated and create movement that will attract more strikes. The last few days suggest that Spring time fishing is on its way. See ya on the water!
Flounder Friday - This is from a few guys reminiscing about a day this past summer where it looks like they got real lucky on the REEL WET - Trent Little, Tommy Helms, Michael "Decoy" Lee, and Jamie Watts
Flatfish Friday - Awesome day back in October...11 flatfish over 4 pounds. Biggest was 9.2 lbs and 7.9 lbs! Come on summer time!-Brandon Sauls
Travis Ketchie of Ketchie Outdoors adds to Flatfish Friday!!!
It's almost Friday and I just saw where I missed Capt. Tim Gallimore's Wahoo Wednesday. My apologizes!
Lynden Lee, Lady Jr Angler of Streamin' Live from OIB is ready for summer and to get back to some fishing action!
The OIFC and Team OIFC/Do Work are very proud of Team member Amanda Bennett for the Citation she received for the 35 lb 7 oz King she caught in the Fall Brawl. This was Amanda's 1st year of King fishing and her 1st Tournament season.
Yaaayyyy, Rah Rah..that's history...How arre you going to top it this season?
Brandon Sauls has trout Tuesday with a 9lb+ trout
Steele Park has a trigger fish Tuesday with a Go-Pro pic (we sell Go Pro's at the OIFC.
Zach Faulkner, Steele's often time 1st Mate has tuna Tuesday with a bluefin tuna.
Brian Williams has tautog Tuesdar
Kevin Smith with Tuna Tuesday. Note: A big THANK YOU to Kevin and his fellow power linemen who came to all our rescue during the recent snow/ice storm
Kimberly Munley (The Police Officer who was wounded at Ft. Hood) Posted this picture of her brother and his girlfriend. They are fishing in Coasta right now with Kimberly's parents. Her dad and Kimberly fish the SKA Circuit and he owns Island Tackle in Carolina Beach.
Kimberly is spearheading the movement assisting the victims of the terror attack on Ft. Hood.