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"Team OIFC report" | Real-Time Update | 07/22/13
 

Well, you are only as good as your last tournament and we are now once again back to rock bottom again. We fished the Alabama Deep Sea Rodeo out of Dauphin Island this past weekend and what we hoped to be an all out assault on big fish turned out to be just an all out assault on us. Of course the weather was the culprit as we got beat for three days in a a row, traveling an average of 150 miles per day. We struggled as the weather was tough but also the fishing conditions were not anything like we had seen before. According to the locals "you should have been here last weekend." Go figure. We caught fish, but not to our expectations. Our biggest king was 36 pounds and we had Dolphin and Snapper and other odds and ends as well. On board were Brant, Barrett, Rube and guests were cousin Ronnie Joyce and OIFC long time staffer Sean Morris. Since Barrett and I have often too lofty expectations, I'm going to get Ronnie and Sean to give a report from a first time perspective. We are on the road back to NC but left the boat in the Gulf as we plan to head back for another crack in another event in August. I'll see you back at the OIFC. Capt. Brant McMullan OIFC
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Capt. Rickey 07/22/2013

It was all Josh's fault. Ya'll thought you had Sean on board but you had his evil alter ego Josh. Sean was found bound and gagged in the charter room.





"Fish report and Team OIFC recap" | OIFC | 07/22/13
 

Part of a fisherman’s job is to constantly complain about the weather.  The conditions are never just right.  If its not one thing, its another; and in the memorable words of my Alabama fishing friend Marcus Kennedy, “It seems like if a pelican craps off the wrong side of the piling it shuts the bite down.”  However, in those rare moments when the pendulum is swinging from its extremes, it passes the middle and conditions get just right.  And that’s what keeps us fishermen continuing to come back for more.

This week the weather conditions and the good fishing culminated to provide anglers with outstanding experiences.  Light to slight southerly winds, calm seas and good water conditions put the fish in the feeding mood.  Mid July is typically a month where we see good catches of King Mackerel with Dolphin, Cobia and Sailfish mixing in.  Fishermen have been focusing their efforts in the 65-80 foot depth range, where schools of bait fish have been holding near bottom structure.  The Jungle was the hot spot this past week for King action as anglers reported a great bite from above average size class Kings.  Local angler Chris Campbell sent me pictures on Thursday of a flat calm sea and big King Mackerel he had caught while fishing that morning.  He reported a steady bite from fish in the 20-30 pound class.  The Ocean Isle Fishing Center charter fleet has been giving similar reports along with mixing in some of the above referenced “bonus” species.  I also got a report last week of some improving Grouper fishing.  The Grouper bite has been slow thus far, and that is likely due to all the freshwater runoff.  Scuba divers had been reporting near zero visibility close to the bottom as the more dense freshwater would sink and thus affect the bottom conditions.  Most bottom fishermen don’t take this variable into consideration.  They pull up on some good bottom structure in 100 feet of water and the surface is blue and everything looks good.  However, as I diver myself, I can tell you that what is going on 30+ feet below the surface can be a whole other world.  I think that as improved bottom fishing reports are coming in, it is evidence that the effects of the rain are continuing to wear off.  The other fishery that has been hit hard by the rains have been the near shore bite from Spanish Mackerel.  They too are beginning to get their act together as reports are coming in of Spanish being caught in the 20-30 foot depth range.  All in all, you can see that fishing is continuing to get even better.  The one area that is struggling, which is typical for this time of year, is the Gulf Stream.  This time of year we typically see a lull in action as most of the Pelagic migrating fish have moved North or spread inshore.  The bite out there will start back up in late August with the arrival of the Wahoo.

As I left the report last week, my family and I were heading down to Alabama to fish in the “world’s largest fishing tournament”, the Alabama Deep Sea Rodeo.  I will say for certain it is a rodeo, but I’d deem it more like a goat rodeo.  I’m not knocking the event, it is a fishing tournament, and there are a lot of very good fishermen that fish very hard for top honors.  But as far as the format and organization, the name fits.  Sign up is on Thursday and after waiting an hour for the entry forms to arrive, and then waiting in three separate lines to enter the three different levels, we got out of there.  Fishing opened on Friday morning and the format says you can weigh Friday, Saturday or Sunday; but there is not rule that says you must weigh your fish the same day in which they were caught.  That is a foreign rule to our area, but it is understandable as many of the boats are fishing blue water species, which requires runs upwards of 100 miles offshore and overnight stays are the norm.  In addition to unusual, eligible species include:  King Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Marlin, Barracuda, Blue Runner, Shark (biggest one put on the dock of any species), Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Vermillion Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, White Trout, Yellowtail Snapper, Lookdown, Pompano, Grey Snapper, Speckled Trout, Redfish……………whew, I can’t type anymore, but I assure you there are more.  I thin you get the jist of where I’m going with this.  Anyway, we left out of Dauphin Island Friday morning and fished very hard for three days.  We were hoping the forecast of calm seas and the previous week’s reports of great fishing would hold; of course, they did not.  We got beat up for three days and struggled hard to catch fish.  Conditions were unfavorable and without great knowledge of the area and its fisheries, we were little more than out-of-towners fishing a locals event.  It was humbling.  But, as Lloyd Christmas once said, “So you’re saying there’s a chance,” and thus we gave it our all to try to produce that lightning strike bite.  Instead though, all we got was the lightning strike.  As is always the case, regardless of the success, we had good times and learned more about the fishery.  Thus, Team OIFC is back to rock bottom, and happy to be back in the Carolinas.  If you’ve ever wanted to fish in a goat rodeo, where basically the rules are there are no rules, I’d give the Alabama Deep Sea Rodeo a try.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Matt's King" | Sea P.A. / OIFC | 07/22/13
 

http://Caught in 65 ft Friday the 19 th on cigar" minner"-Matt Ritch


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Dad (Ken) 07/24/2013

Nice Matt - looking forward to this weekend!

Beeracuda fishing team 07/23/2013

Nice catch SEA PA!

Dr. T 07/22/2013

Way to go, Matt! Now, where was that water?? : )

Toes-Up 07/22/2013

Nice job Matt looks like the Sea P.A. is returning some fun for the family!!!


Toes-Up 07/22/2013

Nice job Matt looks like the Sea P.A. is returning some fun for the family!!!




"Gulp Ice Tea" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/21/13
 

OIFC Pro Staff In SHore angler Brandon Sauls fished with Edwin Newell today he said they finished off with a double header and a big gulp of Long Island ice tea!! 

Thanks for the report Bonecrusher, but I didn't know Gulp bait came in a Long Island Iced Tea.

Folks, Brandon is doing his best to win the In Shore Angler of the year award.  Ya'll need to get in the Rodeo and make him work for it

Pictured is Edwin Newell.


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"Backwater Report" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/21/13
 

The third week of July 2013 is now in the history books. We have put some memories on the wall and set the expectations mighty high for the future. I try to keep things in perspective as I know the peaks and valleys of fishing all to well. Thank you all for chosing the Ocean Isle Fishing Center and its guides to put you on the fish. We hope to see you all next year! Below are just a few pictures of this weeks action. Please check out our facebook page to see additional pictures. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"45 lb king" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/19/13
 

Below is a picture of Nick Palombi and the 45 lb king he caught today using a sea witch while fishing aboard the "Fish Screamer" charter boat out of Little River


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"WE HAVE LIVE SHRIMP" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/19/13
 

The OIFC received a shipment of live local shrimp this afternoon!!!!!!


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"Fishing with Terry and Matt" | N/A | 07/18/13
 

The pictures from The YORK Hole say it all ... It was a late call on Wednesday, but everyone switched their schedules to accommodate the spectacular weather conditions Thursday the 18th. With Matt Dowdy's Cobia 23', my gear and lures, and two guest fisherman with us (Tony Sawyer and his ten-year-old son, Cade of Richmond, VA), we found a plethora of Turbo Pogeys in 8 ft. of water just off East End OIB. An hour later, and the bite was "on." It was Cade's first King, and it was a fine one at 20 lbs.! He grabbed the rod out of the downrigger and kept the tip high; fish boated ... Then, the Cobia were swimming all around our heavily chummed waters, and we landed one. Next, we were re-rigging our two long-lines with Mahi lures (Lil Stubbys), when suddenly before we could even get it out of the prop-wash, a huge bite was on and reel screaming (blue Lil Stubby with Ballyhoo). Surprisingly, it was a large King (31 lbs.) making the big run. Tony landed the 31 lb. King after we chased it down. Since we could only fish a half-day, we decided to leave the hot King bite and go after some Mahi in the grass-laden waters (flying fish everywhere) just short of the Atlantic Ledge just a few miles away. We fished a couple of hours, but no luck. Nonetheless, it was a great morning for everyone, and especially for our Virginia guests, Tony and Cade. Congratulations on Cade's first King and Tony's Citation! Dr. T reporting for OIFC P.S.


- Dr. Terry Johnson
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"Big Whiskey" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/18/13
 

/Chris Campbell of the  Big Whiskey fished a couple hours this morning - along with good friend Andy Justice. It  was too beautiful not to.They ended up with.9 kings & 1 Spanish in 60ft water...couldn't ask for a nicer day.

 

Thanks for the report Chris.  By the way Chris is the photographer for "No Limits Fishing" starring Capt. Brant and Capt. Barrett and seen on ATMC and Youtube.


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"" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

Sent from my iPhone
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"" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

Sent from my iPhone
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"Pics from trip aboard the over equipped" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 


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"Fun fishing on a beautiful senc day... " | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

Had a great time fishing with mike lappin and crew aboard his 34 yellowfin, the over equipped. Started in 100 feet slow trolling and were instantly rewarded with a decent king and an african pompano... From there it was on with multiple bites from ap's,nice kings, a 35 plus lb cobia and jacks. Had 1 king that went 30 easy... Lots of fun on a gorgeous day...all kings released to fight another day. It was a super nice day on the water. If you missed this one, im sorry. Pics in a following post. Sent from my iPhone
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"Chris Campbell report today" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

Chris reported a Good bite of big kings in 65' today. Capt. Brant McMullan OIFC Capt. Brant McMullan OIFC
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"" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

90+lb caught by the Drakes today aboard "The Law"
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Brenda 07/19/2013

Awesome Wahoo!

Michelle Drake 07/18/2013

She topped the scales at 84 lbs and was caught at the Atlantic Ledge on a double pogie behind the great and amazing ice colored Fishizzle skirt.

Michelle Drake 07/18/2013

She topped the scales at 84 lbs and was caught at the Atlantic Ledge on a double pogie behind the great and amazing ice colored fishizzle skirt. Jeff drake, Pete Fickling and Donald Walton were all on board for the epic catch.

Jeffrey Dotson 07/18/2013

That is a hugeeee Hoo!!!!!

wb 07/18/2013

great job , who caught that beast

Jai Beecy 07/18/2013

Where was this fish caught and what bait was used? Jai

john 07/18/2013

WOW! thats a big WAHOO. Where and what did you catch that big boy on?

Jim 07/18/2013

Nice Hoo!!!


Jeffrey Dotson 07/18/2013

That is a hugeeee Hoo!!!!!

wb 07/18/2013

great job , who caught that beast

Jai Beecy 07/18/2013

Where was this fish caught and what bait was used? Jai

john 07/18/2013

WOW! thats a big WAHOO. Where and what did you catch that big boy on?

Jim 07/18/2013

Nice Hoo!!!




"" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 


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"Scenes from the World Cat this morning. Had a limit of sea bass and jacks. Earlier a nice king managed to free himself before he got into gaff range." | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

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"" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

This picture was just taken right off shore by Capt. Michelle Drake of the dolphin watching boat The Getaway. If you and your children would like to see this in person book a trip with the OIFC or Getaway Adventures
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"Ann Marie" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/18/13
 

This report was sent by Allison Hinson & Donald Clifton/We had a good of day fishing these were caught by Miss Reagan & Carolina Cat in 75 ft of water. 

Thanks for the report guys!


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Beeracuda Fishing Team 07/20/2013

Nice catch for Allison Hinson too!

don trott 07/19/2013

way to go don and cat. you 2 have always been catching machines!





"" | Real-Time Update | 07/18/13
 

World Cat headed out this morning. What a beautiful day.
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Charles Osborne 07/19/2013

Did you ever make it back in ???? You posted a pic leaving the inlet but no post trip report!!! did someone already report you guys overdue???





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