Emma Rose- 28 Mahi and 3 Wahoo. A great day of fishing! Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- Austin Aycock
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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!!!
It's that time of year, the time beween Easter and Mothers day when the water is heating up bait starting to show themselves and small flounder in big numbers. Crusing the ICW small schools of small pogies are popping up everywhere. We hit several spots from the SC/NC line to the Shallotte River and found small 13 inch flounder on all of them. Redfish are still around on the oyster rocks and docks.
I am selling a set of the F300 Yamahas off a charter boat. I sold one set over the Winter and have one set left that I'm ready to go ahead and move. Engines are 2013s with warranty April 20, 2016. 1000 hours, well maintained and serviced and in good working condition. Deal is for engines only- no controls or props. If you have an older boat and are looking repower, you will have to upgrade to the electronic controls which usually run around $4000. Selling price is $28,500. EMAIL Capt. Brant if you have interest or pass this along if you know anyone who might be looking. Engines are ready to go- instant repower!
Flounder are getting thicker by the day. We should start to see more fish reach the keeper size soon. Live mud minnows and soft plastics have been the most assessable baits to target flounder lately. We should start to see a few menhaden show up any day. If you don't mind a boat ride to get bait, a few live menhaden have been flipping in the waterway about half way between the Shallotte River and Holden Beach Bridge. Redfish are scattered all over place as they stay on the move to find a good food source. Crabs are molting so redfish should be up on the flats looking for a easy meal. We fished hard yesterday on one of my favorite flats and only saw a few singles. We never found that wolf pack, but we did get a 15 minute flurry with 5 opportunities. See ya on the water!
Pat Prince submitted these pictures and write up over the course of the past 2 days. His crew caught 10 mahi and a 35 lb wahoo. Pat was fishing with his son Peter and Capt. Jay and his son Jude in 350 feet deep 72 degree water.
Pat said he was beat down from having fun catching 2 at a time. He said they got into them so thick he caught one on a chicken bone. Serious, that's what he said. Barrett caught a king on a pickle...sooooooo. The crew couldn't resist a selfie at the Frying Pan Tower.
Thanks for the report Pat.
I'm not sure that I can put my weekend into words, but I'm going to give it my best attempt. Here it goes. I was invited by Team Do Work member Dr. Jeremy Phillips to fish The Reelin’ for Research Tournament out of Morehead City this weekend. I went into the event not knowing much about Reelin’ for Research or what this Tournament really meant. Really, all I knew was that all the money raised goes to benefit the UNC Children’s Hospital. Friday afternoon after Camdyn got out of school, Courtney, Camdyn, Roxy (K-9 angler) and I got on the road and headed to Morehead. We arrived Friday evening and settled in. Base camp for the weekend was one of our best friend’s house in Beaufort on Taylors Creek. Camdyn made herself right at home in the hammock watching the wild horses on Carrot and Sand Dollar Island. We then meet Jeremy and Ashley for dinner, and I was told to be at the Dock at Atlantic Beach at 5:30 a.m. In typical tournament fashion, I got zero sleep due to being too excited and worried I would over sleep.
Saturday morning the clock went off and Courtney, Camdyn and Roxy gave me a ride to the dock where I could meet my teammates and board the boat. They told me to have fun and they would see me at the scales. When I boarded the boat, I was greeted by a group of the nicest people I’ve ever met. The team consisted of Mike, Pete, Mark, Dr. Jeremy and Dr. Sam. I was then handed a tournament t-shirt and a orange t-shirt. I was told the orange t-shirt was our team shirt and was what we would wear to weigh in. This is where the importance and the real meaning of this tournament set in. I unfolded the shirt and saw a picture of a young boy walking down the beach and a fishing boat in the background, with the words “ Reelin’ for Dylan”. I then asked, “What does our team name mean?” Everyone then explained that Dylan was a young boy who was diagnosed with luekemia and had just passed away 7 months ago. Pete told me that Dylan was his neighbor and was his son’s best friend and that Dylan’s dad was on the other boat that was also Team Reelin’ for Dylan.
We then pulled out of the dock and set our sights on the Gulf Stream hoping to catch a good showing of fish. The rules of the Tournament were weigh your heaviest three fish. You could weigh Mahi, Wahoo or Tuna. We ended up having a blast on the water. We had several Mahi to bring back to the scales. We had a great First Mate named Donnie, who I was able to learn several tips and tricks from. I don’t have much to report on the fishing side due to I was only a passenger. From what I hear the bite was a lot better down here.
We weighed our catch and headed in to get cleaned up for the awards dinner. At dinner, the purpose of this Tournament really sank in. We sat down and had a great meal of BBQ, Chicken and all the fixings. As each speaker presented, you could just see, hear and feel the passion they have for the event. Reelin’ for Research began in 2009 and has been going each year since. The speakers told how each year the fund raising has increased and how the Tournament has grown. The tournament director then called two representatives from UNC Hospital to the stage and told the crowd that the committee has checked the amount over and over and it’s really true. He then turned a check around and the amount raised was $429,000! The place went wild and the room was filled with cheers, high fives, hugs and tears! This is the point when I knew I would be coming back with my rig next year. I couldn’t even tell you where we finished or what our total weight was. Scales really don’t matter in this tournament. What I can tell you is that between the two Reelin’ for Dylan teams there was about $30,000 raised. I encourage and challenge each and every one of you out there to add this event to your schedule next year. It’s a true family event that supports one hell of a cause. Here is the website, www.reelinforresearch.org The website doesn’t do this Tournament justice, but it can give you some background information. The tournament is always held the first weekend of May. Hope to see you there next year!