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"Top 5 Stories" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/28/13
 

Once again Team OIFC gets 1st place,  This time as the Myrtle Beach Sun New's top outdoors story.

The top outdoors stories of 2013 as ranked by the Sun News outdoors writer Gregg Holshouser:

•  1. McMullans Do It Again | The McMullan family of Ocean Isle Fishing Center once again ventured to the waters of the giant kings off Biloxi, Miss., in November and continued their rule over the Southern Kingfish


Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/12/26/3924599/outdoors-column-top-5-stories.html#storylink=cpy

 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Triple T" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/27/13
 

Tomorrow's Trout Tournament's field is set! Fishing are:  Edward & Eddie Julian, Daniel Fields Brian Richard, Todd Helf, Clay Morphis, Bryan Graves, Wyatt Clark, Austin Aycock, Brandon Aycock, Brian Aycock, Brandon Sauls, Jeff Beck & Chris Sasser.  The winner will walk away with $700!!!

The weigh in will be promptly at 4pm at the OIFC so come up and see what the fishermen bring to the dock.   As soon as the weigh in is complete everyone, whether you fished or not is invitated to Clay Morphes'  house at 1306 Riverbend Dr., SW Shallotte (near Shallotte point) for formal presentation of the $700 prize money, as well as great food and fellowship.

Good luck guys, be safe, have fun and see you at the OIFC Dock.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Tournament party" | OIFC | 12/27/13
 

Awards dinner at Morphis house at 6:30pm on Saturday night- Clay said it was OK to give out his address and that he had bought more food than people could show up- so, come and enjoy a great dinner and celebration in honor of Capt Rickey trout tournament winner and the end of 2013.  And of course thanks to the Morphis/Pork Chop family for the hospitality.

1306 riverbend dr SW

Shallotte, NC


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Looking for catchers" | OIFC | 12/27/13
 

Planning on a Sea Bass trip tomorrow to stock up the Wing and Fish Company with fresh fish.  Looking for 1-3 people to catch all the fish they can stand, take home their legal limit and buy the fuel for the trip.  As we are now supplying the Wing and Fish Co in Shallotte with all their fish, this is a new program I am hoping to offer more.  You win- catch fish, take home fish to eat and learn: We win- fresh fish customers

late notice but if u want to get on call me- 910-367-2945

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- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"SHRIMP" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/26/13
 

As the Bait Commander it is my duty to notify everyone that the shrimp season is over.  WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY LIVE SHRIMP.  Our shrimper made 4 pulls today and got 6 shrimp.  He said the water was too cold.  As soon as the season returns we will have shrimp again.  Thanks to everyone for purchasing them and bearing with me as we fine tuned the operation!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Trout Tournament" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/26/13
 

Here's the deal on the Trout Tournament.  There will be a Captain's meeting in the parking lot of the OIFC at 6:30 pm Friday night.  You don't have to be there but I need $50 per person  before the tournament and as always you will be responsible for any information covered.  You can fish from a boat or from a bank.  Lines are in at 7am Saturday and weigh in is at the OIFC Dock AT 4pm.  The heaviest trout wins and it's winner take all.  Your name will be placed on the Tournament Plaque at the OIFC.  Clay Morphes is putting on a spread at his house on Riverbend Rd. at the Shallotte River.  You can start showing up as soon as the tournament is over.  Clay will have Bar-B-Que, fixin's and berverages.  Everyone is invited, fishermen, wives and/or girl friends or both, hisbands and children.  Clay would like to have a crowd for fellowship in the fishing community.  You don't have to fish to come.  Clay is a great cook and loves to entertain in a family atmosphere.

This isn't a Fishing Center Tournament.  So PLEASE don't call and wear the employees out with questions they can't answer.  You may leave $50 in cash in a sealed envelope with the clerk at the OIFC, but again they can't answer any questions.  I think I covered everthing in this and previous reports.  It's a friendly competition with someone winning some money and bragging rights. As Clay put it "It all about the food and beating Brandon".  Let's keep it simple & fun.  If  you have any questions ask them in the comments section of this report that way I can answer them for everyone.

Let's fish, eat and enjoy each other's company..Thanks.  FISH ON!!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Yeti Christmas" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/24/13
 

The OIFC and Team OIFC/Do Work's Amanda must have been a good girl this year...Santa brought her a Yeti full of coal.  Hmmmmm, maybe he knows her better than we thought.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE OIFC CREW!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Headed South" | Real-Time Update | 12/23/13
 

This past week first mate Ben Morris and my self had the luxury of fishing the pristine inshore waters around the west central coast of Florida. The trip was designed to target redfish, speckled trout and snook. We packed our bags and made the 10hr drive down to Clearwater, FL. Upon arrival, we were greeted with cool temperatures from a cold front that had just moved over the region that day. We both knew that this cold front could make or break the inshore fishing. Nevertheless, we packed our inshore gear into a leaky Jon boat we had borrowed and went fishing. We decided to focus on throwing artificials' at dock lights that people installed to attract fish at night. This tactic produced countless amounts of speckled trout. However, we couldn't find that redfish or snook we were searching for. That next morning first mate Ben, gave one of his old fishing buddies a call to see if he was catching anything about 30 miles south of us. Ben confirmed that he was and insisted that we travel down to fish with him. So off we went down to Tierra Verde, FL. This trip consisted of a total opposite approach compared to our first trip. We used live bait, fished in extremely shallow water, had a boat that didn't leak, and we caught a variety of fish. To start the day off, we caught big bluefish and small jacks. These were fun, but we were really looking for that targeted inshore species we set at the beginning of our trip. After losing hooks to toothy bluefish and getting wrapped up around pilings by jacks we decided to go look for some redfish on the flats. We arrived in the skinny water and started chumming some of our live baits out to determine if there were fish in the area. Huge splashes and boils on the surface clearly indicated that there were redfish here and they were hungry. We pitched live baits to them for a little over an hour catching 7 nice, healthy redfish. After that battle we decided to reload our live wells with bait and go target those bigger speckled trout and snook. We once again arrived in very shallow water and began live chumming baits out. Ben and I were both hooked up to 4 pound trout within minutes. As we kept catching bigger and bigger trout we could see off in the distance large splashes from where snook had began to eat our live baits we threw out. Quickly Ben made the long cast out to where the snook were feeding and hooked up. On a side note, for anyone who as ever king mackerel fished, snook fight similar to a big king. The fish has a hard first bite then makes a long run away from the boat. Then it almost wears it self out and you play the fish gently back to the boat. After Ben and I caught 3 more snook. We decided to pack it up and head in. That trip basically concluded our fishing travels besides a few more short trips in the leaky Jon boat. Once again packed our bags, said our goodbyes and made the 10 hour drive back to Ocean Isle. There was one thing that I really took away from this trip though. To all you guys and girls out there that target inshore fish, more power too you. I learned that it requires an immense amount of skill to catch your desired species no matter where you are. Everything from tide, moon phase, water temp, air temp, water clarity and salinity. On another note, for any of you last minute Christmas shoppers there is plenty of gifts at the OIFC just waiting to be purchased. Come on by and take a look. Happy Holidays Capt. Derek Treffinger
- Derek Treffinger
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Rickey Beck 12/24/2013

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"Happy Birthday!!!" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/22/13
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN BRANT FROM EVERYBODY AT THE OIFC!!!!!!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Doug - Toes Up 12/23/2013

Happy Birthday Capt Brant from the Toes Up Fishing Team!!





"It's that time of year" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 12/22/13
 

December rolls in and that means two things, speckle trout and in-laws. If you've had all the Christmas shopping you can stand or the in-laws wearing on your last nerve, get out on the water with some of Capt. Ricky's mud minnows and some Gulp baits. I had the pleasure of fishing with Dr. Jeff Wallen his son Josh yesterday. We hammered the L.R. jetties and scored a big fat zero. I knew of the Shallotte River bite so we ran north and started catching. No big trout but 73 degrees on the first day of winter catching trout. Not too shabby.


- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Fwd:" | Real-Time Update | 12/21/13
 

Chris and Candy just left the store with a large bag of OIFC apparel and gifts. Now, I can finish my spooling of the Tiagra 50W, which needed the extra room with the straightened Armature on the spooling machine. Small Christmas miracle! ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: <9102282241@mms.att.net> Date: Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 7:19 PM Subject: To: livingbird777@gmail.com Chris Rivenbark of Bolivia used a hammer and file and fixed our Spooling Station Armature tonight! He and Candy Faulk (fiance) were shopping at OIFC, and he offered to straighten the Armature! THANK YOU CHRIS Dr. T
- "Dr. Terry H. Johnson"
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"Not So Empty Pockets" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 12/21/13
 

The ocean has been slick as grease the past few days and Wendell Barnette of the "Empty Pockets" took advantage.  I do not know any more details but he has wahoo, bonita and blackfin in his pictures.  These 70 degree December days are great! 


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"Live Shrimp" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/20/13
 

I am sorry to announce we are out of live shrimp & they are nowhere around here to be found.  Our shrimpers made four pulls Thursday and yeilded 12 shrimp, a ball cap and an old rod and reel.  Three pulls were made today yeilding 5 shrimp, 3 abandoned crab pots and a horseshoe crab shell that the shrimper found last week.  All that is true.  We will keep trying.  I am told there is a man who pulls in the Cape Fear and there may be some shrimp for sale in Southport.


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"December Play" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/17/13
 

While poor Capt. Rickey stays at the coast of N.C. holding down the OIFC with other members of the crew, Capts. Brant, Barrett & Amy headed off to Fla. to pick up the new Yellowfin, Miss Amanda is in the Bahamas with her brother Noah and family, and Capt. Derek Treffinger along with OIFC 1st Mate Ben Morris are in Fla. red drum fishing.  We  I was on the water with Capt. Roger and we ran up on Robbie Roberts trying out new props on his twin 150 Mercs mounted to his 23 ft. Contender.  It was beautiful on the ICW and the ocean was slick flat.  It's not a bad life.

Don't forget the Captain Rickey's Annual Specktacular Tournament the Saturday after Christmas.  Capts. "meeting" will be in the parking lot of the OIFC Friday night the 29th and "feed" at Clay Morphes' house Saturday night.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Only 9 Days Left" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/16/13
 

If you are gettng in that last minute crunch and need some ideas a couple of things I would suggest are a Sea//Tow package or a chart..even better a Pro Chip for your boat.

You can't do wrong with OIFC apparel!!!  Drop by or order on line.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Rube McMullan 12/18/2013

How about using OIFC gift cards as currency? Want to give someone a tip for good service? A OIFC gift card is perfect. Stocking stuffer??





"Lockwood Folly Trout" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/15/13
 

 
  • Shane Britt who was fishing the Lockwood Folly River today said the trout were biting on artificial bait.

    Also, don't forget our Trout Tournament Saturday Dec. 30th with a fun dinner and get together at Clay's house on the Shallotte River.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Custom Rigs For Stocking Stuffers" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/14/13
 

Santa Rick is tying on line order stocking stuffer OIFC Flounder/Drum Rigs


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bluefin Hype" | OIFC | 12/14/13
 

I just happened to notice my calendar today read December 14th.  Why is this siginificant in our fishing world?  Well, I'm not usually the one to start the speculation and hype that surrounds the giant bluefin tuna fishery in our area so I'll just stick to facts and let yall decide.  It's true over the last few years the bluefin have not shown up in good numbers off our coast like they did in the mid 2000's.  However, every year multiple reports come in of "sightings" from net boats, airplanes, or fishermen heading to the Gulf Stream.  This year is no exception as rumors began at the end of November of giant bluefin harrassing the whiting netters off Topsail Beach.  To my knowledge, there has not been a confirmed bluefin hookup this year off our coast but if it's going to happen the time is now.  History says that from December 15th to January 15th is the peak time when the bluefin would normally show up in our waters.  There has been very little effort to find the bluefins in the last couple years which is likely one reason they haven't been located.  This could be the year.  You never know.  So, if you're headed offshore over the next month keep your eyes open and your guns cocked.  Carry a pack or two of horse ballyhoo, a couple 50 wides and a strong back just in case you stumble across paydirt.  In year's past the bluefin would typically be found within a 10 mile perimeter of Frying Pan shoals but truthfully they can be anywhere.  We've seen them in water 10 feet deep to 3000 feet deep.  One variable will always be consistent, where there is tuna there will be bait and sometimes vice versa.  If you see big bait marks out there this time of year it's a reasonable bet there could be tuna nearby.  So, the time is right and now we just need somebody to be a hero.  A fun trip this time of year is to leave early, troll for bluefin for a couple hours near the shoals and then depending on what you are seeing, either catch giant tunas or run another 30 miles offshore and catch wahoos.  If anyone wants to give this a try and needs more information, come by the Fishing Center and we'll happily tell you everything we know.  Getting the bluefin madness cranked up again around here sure makes for an exciting winter.

Here a few pics from the glory days of bluefinning out of OIFC


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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Rube McMullan 12/18/2013

Look for group of Gannets diving. If you see them diving, that means a large fish has schooled up bait so gannets can catch them by diving on them. More gannets more bait schooled up, more bait schooled up, more likely Bluefin. If you see 10+ gannets diving together, very good chance that is Bluefin that has schooled up the bait. Let us know if you see that on the water.

Rube McMullan 12/18/2013

Look for group of Gannets diving. If you see them diving, that means a large fish has schooled up bait so gannets can catch them by diving on them. More gannets more bait schooled up, more bait schooled up, more likely Bluefin. If you see 10+ gannets diving together, very good chance that is Bluefin that has schooled up the bait. Let us know if you see that on the water.





"A Cold Day On The Water...." | Do Work / OIFC | 12/13/13
 

I think what the OIFC's Amanda said was a cold day on the water is better than a cold day on land..Anyway, Amanda, Capt. Roger Gales & I decided we'd had enough of the dry land and needed some time on the water.  Roger is home for a couple weeks before he heads back to the tug so we took his 23 ft. Contender and messed around on the Intracoastal.  We caught skate, Roger showed Amanda how to hold it without hetting stung, some small black drum. a very small flounder and a toad fish.  Above all. Amanda showed the guys she's not too sissy to go out and fish in the cold.  A big thanks to my good friend and former OIFC Captain Roger for taking us out and teaching Amanda manny great lesssons.  Anytime I am on the water with Roger I learn also.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Hand Fed Shrimp Go National" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/10/13
 

Here's the proof!!!  Our live shrimp has done so well we've made the big time!  We still have live shrimp which were hand fed by Captain Brant.  Enjoy trout season with the OIFC's live  hand fed shrimp.


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