This is the OIFC's own Capt. Jeff Williamson returning from another successful in shore charter Sent from my iPhone
- Capt Papa D
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Dennis and Colleen joined me yesterday for a early morning trip. We started off drifting for flounder and quickly went to work landing short flounder. We changed technique by anchoring and slowly dragging live menhaden, but could not get a flounder to commit. We made a move and changed our target. Two chunks of fresh crab and it was redfish on! While taking pictures of our first fish another rod got hammered. I quickly made another cast just behind the fish Dennis was hooked up with and Colleen was hooked up almost immediately. It was double action, double fun, and my crew was exhausted. It was time to head for the barn and get some grub. Thanks Dennis and Colleen for a great day! See ya on the water!
Bon Newel of the "Black Dog"l reported there was pretty good action at the Same Ole Hole. They went off shore looking for a blue marlin most of the afternoo. He said the blue water was 78 degrees with lots of bait but no wahoo, I apologize for not having your name in my phone Bob. I do now :).
Then Sid Cauble reported he and his brother Jamey (Total Chaos) caught 2 nice kings Sunday. They found bait west of the inlet. They caught their kings on the top in 74 degree 80-90 ft deep water. The big fish was 36.5 and the smaller king was 30.
The shark picture was taken today by Karen Jones, wife of "OIFC/Choice of Two" Eddy Jones as they fished aboard the "OIFC/Do Work" Contender today with their daughter Sidney & the Beck's minus Capt. Papa D.
The backwater/inshore guys have been absent from reporting lately. I apologize as the schedule has been pretty tight lately. We have you guys to thank for that and we really appreciate the business. The skinny water has been a little slow at times. Plenty of small flounder hanging around to jiggle a line and some nice redfish that will eventually bend a rod. We have shuffled around this weekend in an attempt to find action. Spanish mackerel and sharks provided the best action on Sunday. Trolling 00 clarkspoons at 7mph around the inlet mouth between 18 to 25 feet of water should load the boat with Spanish mackerel. Drift a big menhaden on the bottom to find the sharks. Inside, the flounder are hitting mud minnows pretty good with only a few keepers in the mix. Plenty of peanut menhaden around the Ocean Isle Marina, but the flounder have not really warmed up to them for some reason. We had several good flounder bumps today on menhaden, but they would not fully commit to eating them. They will come around. The redfish finally cooperated today, crab chunks and menhaden were working good. The season is upon us and the fishing action should continue to heat up. See ya on the water!
I'm sitting here writing this report at my home away from home, my happy place, The Golden Nuggett in Biloxi, MS. The influx of Memorial Day visitors sent me running for the high country! It's been a busy a couple weeks. Birth a baby- check; stock up the Wing & Fish Co with fish- check; survive Memorial Day Weekend madness- check. I'm outta here!
I hate leaving OIB when the fishing and weather is so good but the second event in the HT Redfish Elite Series is this week out of Biloxi so it was time to head south. I checked out of OIB this morning and met up with Gu Rube outside ATL. We continued on and made it to Biloxi in time to eat dinner at Michael Patrick's bar and pay homage to our 74lb Kingzilla that resides at the bar. Tomorrow begins prefishing. Rube has been hearing my stories and had to get a first hand experience so he is on board for the prefishing. Our plan is to leave out of Biloxi in the morning and then fish our way across to Venice. We'll stay in Venice tomorrow night and fish from there on Tuesday. Wednesday we'll come back across Mississippi sound and end up in Biloxi. I'll be back on my own for the tournament which is Thursday and Friday.
Oh boy, here we go again. It's a process. Got to find fish then got to find the right size fish. One step at a time.
By the way, for you SKA guys reading this, I know I may be partial, but you guys are going to be pleasantly surprised with the transformation of the Golden Nugget. This place has received an incredible makeover since we were here last. It is now a true destination. Several new restaurants, new design, new staff, new pool area. This place is awesome.
Capt. Jeff of the OIFC/Do Work is throwing a Capt. Brant's Custom Pogey net I know Jeff is a big man, but this 62 yr old was throwing the same net today & floated it
Brandon Sauls and Kyle Hughes took advantage of todays flat seas and ventured out in a bay boat. Theier efforts were repayed with 2 cobia and some Jacks.
Meanwhile the Team OIFC/Do Work went shark fishing at the 460. The pogies were thick between the OIB water tower on the west end and the high rise. We found them in 10 feet deep water by locating a dirty spot on water and our side scan sonar. Unlike yesterday there were no birds working. But one throw of a Capt. Brant's Custom Cast Net filled the bait well.
A great job by one of our Brunswick County beauties Miss Jessica Hayes.
The picture below is OIFC Pro-Staff Member Brandon Sauls showing his respect for those who made the unlimate sacrifice protecting our freedom.
Reports state there have already been 14 deaths on N.C. waters so far this year. This figure is equal to the total for last year. All the evidence is not in but it is felt by officials alcohol was involved in many of these deaths. PLEASE BE CAREFUL and remember not to drink and boat!
Stop by and say hello!!