Check out this website for a good story done by the Sun News http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/11/14/3838052/outdoors-column-mcmullans-make.html Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
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Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Today starts the Capt. Club sale. Use your points you have accumulated through the year to buy clothing/gifts at 50% OFF. We have a ledger with your point total at the OIFC, so come in or shop-online and we will automatically apply your points to your purchase.
The national championship in Biloxi Mississippi was a clean sweep for the Carolina boys with the first second and third spots all coming from N.C. The week started of with bad weather which kept our team stuck on land basically from Tuesday to Friday catching mullets and ribbonfish daily just to pass time .. The. Fish weren't at the usual spot or spots rather during the pro tournament ans had our team scratching our heads on weather to run 130+ miles to the west delta or fish some of the rigs that have been holding fish for the pro tournament .. We decided after looking at the sat shots and currents wind etc . That the fish just had to be at the horseshoe so we elected to start there despite the pro tournament results .. Well we arrived at 9 am 80 miles offshore and were the only boat there .". Oh No maybe we made a mistake boys " . Put out our spread and immediately had a fish hit and bite through the rig . Next line fires off and again bit through 60 lb wire . After missing another fish we switched up the rigs and hooked up to a solid 35lb fish .. It was at this time I see the windy conditions boat roll up as well as a few others .. We kept working a small pod of hard tails just under the surface and were rewarded around 11 clock with a monster . The fish ran like a wahoo and had us stretched out running toward the crowd of boats not to mention we are hooked up with another fish on the bow of the boat .. We focused on the fish that was making crazy wahoo like runs and after about a 10 minute balttle the fish showed his shoulders and I got a gaff in him . 58.lber .. High fives and a few choice words were yelled on the boat and we went back to work .. We worked hard and caught a bunch of 30+ lb fish that we released and just could never get the next big bite we were hoping for and finally at 2 clock we were out of bait and out of time realistically with the weather as rough as it was .. We decided to head to the scales where our fish took over the lead but , the lead didn't last long when the ocean isle fishing center boat rolled up . They took over the leader board and bumped us into second place .. The boys know what they are doing is all I can say .. It was nice being in the same bracket with these guys along with the 3rd place boat from nc the Windy Conditions Team .. I saw these guys at work and they are a force to be reckoned with as well .. Congrats to all the guys and especially the N.C boys that represented so well ..
This is another way the OIFC is helping our community.
This is the OIFC Crew's small way to show how proud we are of Team OIFC!!!!
We did it- Again! Team OIFC- Brant, Barrett, Rube, Amy, Caroline and Brayden won the SKA National Championship King Mackerel tournament for the 3rd time in 5 years. We scaled a 48+ and 56+ for a 105 pound 2 fish aggregate. I will follow up with a more detailed report, but the short version is we again got onto the red hot Salt Dome bite that yielded our previous championship winning fish. We fought fish all day and through the mass of 30 pound Kings we plucked a few monsters to take the victory. This was not as "clean" or "efficient" victory as our 2011 championship, but we got it done --- there is a story, I just need to reflect and think about all that happened.
Just as awesome as our success, Corey Bellamy and his team Choice of Two/OIFC finished second place with the tournaments biggest fish, a 58+ and a 36+ for a 94 pound aggregate. As mentioned they caught the event's largest King. I'm very happy and proud of these guys.
And...... 3rd place was taken by Wilmington, NC based team Windy Conditions who it just so happens is crewed by OIFC charter captain Steele Park.
So- Southeastern NC took top 3 AND the OIFC took the top 3 in the 2013 SKA National Championship.
Way to go everyone!!! Here a couple of prelim pictures
With the weigh ins completeTeam OIFC is the SKA National Champion for the 3rd time!!!!!! with a total of 105 lbs. The fish they are holding weighed 56.28 lbs. The Team is comprised of Rube, Brant, Amy, Barrett, Caroline & Brayden McMullan.
Team Choice of two/OIFC, Captained by Cory Bellamy is 1st runner up!!! Choice of Two/OIFC is crewed by Captain Corey Bellamy, with Eddy Jones, Trask Cunningham & Ryan Stevens. More to come!
Below are some pictures from this morning at the Nationals. They were taken by Team Get Floor'd/OIFC members Richie Heycock and me..Hope to have more....
What do you do when the wind is blowing at the SKA Nationals? Camdyn Beck of the "Get Floor'd" went trout fishing. Camdyn was right at home walking through Contender Row as she was with Capt. Zack Faulkner of the 36' Contender OIFC/Get Floor'd, and is the Jr Angler of the 27' Contender the OIFC/Do Work.
OIFC Elves Shannon and Amanda have been super busy decorating the Fishing Center hoping eberyone will drop by and enjoy our Christmas spirit. Come see the beautiful work these lovely elves have done.
The trout action seems to be picking up. The wind is blowing hard and the mercury dropped slam out the bottom of the thermoeter today. Believe it or not that will most likely get the trout biting even stronger as the water continues to cool down. My favorite water temperature for trout is between 55 and 60 degrees. Yesterday's water temperature was still in the mid 60's and I rate the bite as fair. Again, these next two cold nights should get the water right and the trout should start to bite! See ya on the water!
Congratulations to the OIFC's own Dr. Terry Johnson. Dr. T was just elected Town Counciman with the Town of Sunset Beach!!!!!
The OIFC has got the Christmas spirit thanks to the OIFC Elfs under the direction of Head Elf Miss Shannon. We'll be expanding our decorations throughout the season in anticipation of the Black Friday Sale and the Captains Points Sale.
Oh yes, don't forget we have live shrimp and some feisty mud minnows.
Congratulations to OIFC 1st Mate Aaron Dew. Aaron is the ist mate for and son of Capt. Chris Dew. Aaron was promoted to Captain of his JROTC Unit at W. Brunswick High school.