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START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

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"Another Gulf Stream School Success" | Catch All | 04/27/17
 

The Gulf Stream action was red hot yesterday for our second Gulf Stream School. Ed Smith, Randy Cavender, Greg Wellen, and Bob Savage experienced first hand how great the Gulf Stream can be this time of year. While learning how to rig baits and setting lines, the school ended up getting 7 blackfin, 4 wahoo and 3 dolphin to the boat. After the dust settled the crew confirmed that they took every bit of it in and how beneficial the class was. Great job guys!

We have one opening for this Monday’s (5/1) Gulf Stream School. Call 910-575-3474 to reserve the last spot today!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Pagliardi's at it again" | Catch All | 04/22/17
 

Kevin and Alex Pagliardi have been fishing with us for many years now. Yet from reel screaming action to slower days on the Ocean, their attitudes are always positive. Waiting for the next bite or the next experience with a new fish. Luckily, this past trip on 4/20 I got to take part in Alex’s (pictured below) first experience with a wahoo. Great job guys!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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Keith Berciunas 04/25/2017

#SLOB!!! Great Job Guys.. I cant wait to hear a reel scream and "GET BENT"





"One way to celebrate 60" | Catch All | 04/22/17
 

The only thing Mark Wilcox wanted for his 60th birthday was to go offshore fishing. On 4/18 I was lucky enough to take him and his family on an 8-hour trip. Between live bait king mackerel fishing and pulling up jumbo sea bass, the crew went home with a cooler full of fish and stories to tell about Mark’s birthday. All fishing was done in 90 feet. Great job guys! 


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"First Mate WANTED" | OIFC | 04/21/17
 

We are looking for a young, clean-cut, GOOD first mate with experience in a variety of deep-sea fishing styles-- Nearshore Spanish, Bottomfishing, King Mackerel live bait, Stream trolling, Shark fishing.... pretty much all of it.

The opportunity is to fish full time June-August with the OIFC charter crew.

If you have experience and skill, email captbrant@oifc.com - serious inquiries only, you will be tested!


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Terry Frink" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/21/17
 

Terry was at the store yesterday buying bait and said he was going to give it a try today. Seems to have worked out well for him


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Wahoo" | | 04/20/17
 

Congratulations to David Hartman, Steve Thurston, Steven Thurston ll, Marty Dupree of Salisbury, NC who boated this 76lb Hoo while fishing with Capt Brant and Capt OC today on the OIFC World Cat. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Not So Far Off Shore & On Shore" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/19/17
 

team Beeracuda came home with a box full of some of the best eating in the Ocean proving you don't have to go to the Stream for goood fish   Meanwhile the OIFC's Austin Aycock shot this turkey so hard in the head it knocked his feet off for some more good eating


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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04/22/2017

Bonito

Gary Locklear 04/20/2017

Fish:Bonita or False Albacore?





"Gulf Stream School" | | 04/17/17
 

We have one spot left for Gulf Stream school on 4/22-23. Land class is the eve of 4/22 with fishing all day the 23rd. Call 910-575-3474 to reserve the last spot. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Early King" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/16/17
 

This 44 lb was caught today at the Ocean Crest Pier.


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"Big Blue" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/14/17
 

Check out this Blue Fish caught in Wildlife Creek, Southport, NC on Saturday afternoon 4/8/17 by Michael Fowlkes.

 


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"Charter Availibilty" | | 04/13/17
 

The fishing is heating up and we have availability all this weekend for a trip offshore. The Gulf Stream bite should be hot as well as the vermillion snapper fishing in the 40 mile range. Call 910-575-3474 to reserve your spot today. Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Gulf Stream" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/12/17
 

Travis & Bobby Ketchie along with Lee Frick limited out on wahoo at the Stream today. Let's hope the weather holds. There have also been a couple of sightings of sailfish in our area.


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"Gulf Stream School" | Catch All | 04/11/17
 

With all the spring break commotion going on this week, I lacked to report on this past weekends Gulf Stream school. On Saturday 4/8 the class spent about two hours learning about our gulf stream fishery on land. We covered quite a bit of info including local hot spots, tying rigs, and analyzing sea surface temperature charts. Then on Sunday we ventured out to an area near the Same Ole Hole to put all the info into play. The entire day the class did a great job rigging baits, managing lines and finding fish. Bites from average size wahoo were consistent yet like anyone new to wahoo fishing, the crew was having a hard time keeping fish hooked. After some angling adjustments we got the right bite and executed when it mattered the most with an 83-pound wahoo coming over the rail. The fish was not only a personal best for the crew but also proved that with a little instruction and experience, big gulf stream dreams can be achieved. Great job crew!


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"Stick Slinger" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/11/17
 

The crew of Jim Bowen's Stick Slinger went sea bass fishing Sunday in 65-70 ft of water


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"Spring season is happening" | OIFC | 04/11/17
 

In the fishing world, history will normaly repeat and so it is that the April Wahoo bite is on with multiple Wahoo bites occurring to most offshore anglers. The key to make the "catch" vs just getting the "bite" is getting a good hookset. That can best be accomplished by having a heavy drag setting on the strike and then relaxing the drag some after the hookup. Heavy means as heavy as your line test can stand without breaking. As April progresses, Mahi will start mixing in with the Wahoo and come May, Wahoo/Mahi and Blackfin Tuna will be on fire. No rocket science with this fishing forecast, just history.

Closer in the Kings are showing around the Tower and at SW ledges. Look for them to begin the move inshore to the 30 mile range soon, and then look for the first {big} kings of the year to show up off Long Beach Pier area the last few days of April and first days of May. Magically when our charter boats start catching Grey Trout at close in reefs, the beach Kings will appear soon thereafter. Again, it's history.

Inshore Trout/Reds and a few Flounder are showing.

Come on down and enjoy this magical time of the year when fishing is at it's absolute best. In the words of famous fishing legend Lentz...May only comes once a year and you don't know how many more Mays you will have.


- Rube McMullan
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"Reel Rescue" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/10/17
 

the Reel Rescue caught this 27.9 king today at the Tower. The picture is by Capt. Jeff Williamson of the OIFC


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David 04/13/2017

Way to go Brad, Nice fish!





"Retriever" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/10/17
 

Bob Newell, Chris Eckert, Scott Hamilton and Raleigh Davis fishing aboard the Retriever went 4 for 6 on the wahoo just west of the Same Ole today. The heaviest was 52.8 lbs with the others in the 40's. Austin Aycock of the OIFC weighed them in. Thank you for letting us report on your trip and for choosing the OIFC as your weigh station


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"NautiDreams" | Do Work / OIFC | 04/09/17
 

Jason Delong & crew of Team NautiDreams out of Winston Salem were cleaning these wahoo they caught at the OIFC this afternoon. Jason said he jumped the shoals and joined a fleet of boats who were catching a lot of wahoo. Jason said the seas were fine until you got about 10 miles out. Thanks for coming to the OIFC and for sharing the report Jason


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"IMG_7823.JPG" | | 04/08/17
 

Landon had the hot hook today aboard the OIFC Carolina Cat. He's pictured below showing off his first grey trout. Great job today guys! Capt. Derek Treffinger
- Derek Treffinger
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"Stream Class THIS WEEKEND- 1 spot open" | OIFC | 04/06/17
 

The weather looks great and April is here -- We have 1 spot open in the Gulf Stream Class for this weekend.  Land Class will be Saturday 5pm-7pm with fishing all day Sunday 6am-6pm.  This class will teach you new skill and provide confidence to take your own boat offshore and have success Gulf Stream trolling for Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo.  

We have dozens of success stories from past participants.  You can be one of them.  


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Douglas Cross 04/09/2017

Top right photo shows a picture of my son and I in the middle (Doug & Daniel Cross). We took your class 2 different times to learn how to fish in the Gulf stream. We learned a ton. I have my own boat and I can't remember the last time I went offshore and didn't come home with a boat load of fish. These guys are professionals at what they do. Great photo and thanks again for teaching us the right way to get it done.... Douglas Cross.





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