We stopped on way in from the stream and found some willing Cobia. Getting them in the boat is usually the interesting part as greenhorn mate Ben has learned Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
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Members of Team OIFC/Do Work, Capt. Jeff, 1st mate Camdyn and I were thrilled to be invited to fish the Far Out Shoot Out with Mike Kennerly of Ocean Isle Beach aboard his 31 ft Cape Horn "The Blue Pearl". Like everyone else we fished 65 miles off shore in the 150 to 168 range of water depth. We used small ballyhoo fished with different colors of Blue Water Candy lures. There was no special color.
What made us proud was Camdyn reeled a 17 lb mahi in by herself, as she did several others, she gaffed her 1st fish and caught her 1st black fin tuna. Tuesday looks good so I'd plan on going then. We had fun and hope you are too..
The picture below is from a friend Sean Conley. Sean wrote...This is what ethanol based gas does to the fuel lines in a boat. The inside of the pump bulb is disolving and pieces of it stopped up all but one cylinder in my dad;s outboard on his pontoon boat.
Redfish action has been steady over the weekend. We landed a few reds yesterday along with trout and flounder to complete Carolina slams for both anglers on board. Today the redfish had a serious attitude making it difficult to wrangle them out of the oyster beds. We managed to get one good fish out of about 7 opportunities first thing this morning. We made a move to our second spot and landed a double right out of the gate. The redfish are all over the crab right now, but so are all the other little bottom feeders. You can burn through lots of crab chunks if you are not careful. See ya on the water!
Emma Rose- 28 Mahi and 3 Wahoo. A great day of fishing! Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
The Ocean Isle Fishing Center Charters had a magnificant day at the Gulf Stream. The 1st 4 pictures are of Captain Chris Dew and Captain Derek Treffinger's charter. Aboard were Donald Bean, Robert Hill, Richard Pratt, Eric Smith, Jim Farson and Bill Hayward all of the Sunset Beach area. The heaviest wahoo weighed 59.20, the biggest mahi weighed 23.60 and the largest king was 25.65 lbs.
The last picture is of Capt. Steele Park's group made up of Gary Geig his son Pierce and relatives Jake and Eddie Mayer. (I hope I spelled that right. I couldn't read my own writing..lol). Please correct it in the coments section.
The Emma from Ocean Isle Beach was the 1st to weigh fish for The Far Out Shoot Out. The crew consisting of Rachel Wordsworth, Dan Myers and Capt. Brody Heath weighed a 39.1 wahoo and a 28.5 mahi. GAME ON!!!
All off bucktails and Gulp. Shane makes his own bucktails thaat in my opinion ought to be in a show case instead of fished with. A good 2nd choice, unless you are tight with Shane is Spro. They are made from authinic deer tail fur and work great. We happen to sell a varity of sizes and colors at the OIFC.
Currently 14 boats are registered in the tournament. Entry remains open thru next Friday. One boat has declared to fish tomorrow.
**** NOTE *** In an email sent this past week, I incorrectly noted the declaration hotline phone number. It is-- 910-253-3474
**** Tournament VHF channel will be 65 - monitor or at least scan in when competing to communicate with other boats
Tomorrow two wonderful people will exchange vows and begin a new chapter in thier lives. Capt. Chris Borrows and Sarah Parker Lesley will be married!
We "old timers" remember Chris as the OIFC Store Manager, Charter Captian and accomplished writer. He now is the manager of the OIFC Wing & Fish Co. in downtown Shallotte.
Good luck to you both and remember we all love y'all
As the title says the Far Out Shoot Out Captains' Meeting held at the OIFC tonight. The folks enjoyed seeing each other after a long cold winter, Capt. Amy whipped up some great food, Capt. Brant covered the rules then everybody dug in! Keep a close check and hopefully there will be some good pictures posted. Everyone, whether in the tournament or not, have fun, be safe and TIGHT LINES <*(((((><
Rode out the inlet the other day and boy does it look King fishy right on the beach. Big school of pogies at the last set of cans, water crystal clear, could see the bottom and the pogies AND 2 30lb Kings working the schools. Only had a cobia jig but snagged a pogy and dropped it in the school. Got bite, no wire leader, end of story. But very cool to see water so clear, big pogy schools already and big kings right on the beach. I hear there has been a good king bite at Ocean Crest pier. Reminds me of the old days of pulling a pogy around the sea buoy on a late afternoon. Time to go fishing!
I was looking through some old pictures and found one of a past Far Out Shootout Victory aboard the MacMarlen. Thought it was appropriate to post on this throw back Thursday Far Out Shoot Out EVE. Not sure what I miss more, my weight or the yellowfin!
This picture got me thinking about the "old days"- 90's and early 2000's and the gulf stream fishing out of Ocean Isle. In those days on any given good weather morning from April through July and then again from September through November you'd see a minimum of 20 boats heading out to the break. I can remember the excitement surrounding the new "Gulf Stream" fishery back then as we all felt like explorers traveling to the edge of the world. The anticipation and passion for fishing offshore on the break back then was justified by the catches of yellowfin tuna, wahoo, monster mahi and occassional blue marlin. I can remember being so fired up about gulf stream fishing we'd do back to back to back trips, which now seems crazy.
Granted, things have changed since then. In particular fuel prices make the trip more expensive. Nevertheless, the bluewater off Ocean Isle can still be a magical place especially this time of year. This year in particular has gotten off to a great start with awesome wahoo fishing in the early spring and now mahi catches rivaling those of the old days.
For those who were around back then, you can remember the excitement of the fishery and even moreso the excitement surrounding the Far Out Shoot Out tournament. It was the only and premiere offshore tournament in our area. At the peak of the fishery, the tournament would have 50+ boats competing for big $ and bragging rights all headed 60 miles offshore together. The rigging preparation, Captain's meeting, dock talk, radio chatter, fishing, weigh in and awards were intoxicating venues injected with a feeling of camraderie that was truly unique to the time and place. I miss those days. With the Far Out Shoot Out beginning again this weekend, and with the great offshore catches of late, I hope a spark of that old excitement still exists and we can re-energize this tournament. It was a special event for our area and can be again.
The Captain's meeting is Friday evening at the Fishing Center and I look forward to seeing everyone there. To further enhance the camraderie and atmosphere of the event, I along with several other Captains will be at the Wing & Fish Company Saturday evening from 7:30 until either talking about the fishing we did or will be doing. There might even be an old FOSO story or two told. Come join us for the tournament and at the Wing & Fish and let's get this event back to where it used be.
Toby Russ and his son Grayson, (Mr. Goodhands) along with their friend took a stream trip yesterday and landed over a dozen mahi. The ocean is on fire and the weather looks accomodating. Come get you some!!!