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"Baffin BayTexas" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/12/13
 

Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphes gave our fish a break while away fishing in Texas.  These are his pictures and his short description:

Awesome Trip! We caught 100's of trout and had 18 Trout over 25 inches!Baffin Bay, Texas - 2013 (13 photos)


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Terry's Report" | OIFC | 05/12/13
 

As Captain Jacob Frick is famous for saying, "We Waxed ‘Em."   Two small-boat class left from OIFC dock at 6:00AM Friday May 10th, and here are the details:

22WA SeaFox (Yamaha 150) – 1 Blackfin Tuna, 6 Mahi boated

·         Terry’s boat, fishing with Chris Chambers of Fayetteville and his dad Steve of Spokane, WA

·         First line in (9:00) Blackfin (11.8lb) on Purple Cedar Plug (130lb mono) 4miles short of Blackjack

·         Six Mahi on a mix of cedar plugs (purple, mahi) and Pink/White Jet-head CLJ25 (select Ballyhoo)

·         Largest female Mahi (16.8 lb) on planer-downrigger on pink/white jet-head CLJ25 35 ft. down

·         Majority of Mahi caught on long-lines, but created problems getting “doubles” boated

·         Unsuccessful casting about Noon into schooling Mahi surrounding the boat, but they “nibbled”

·         Fished mostly on Blackjack mark, and then 3 miles along the ledge in 200-240 ft. of water

·         Water temps ranged from 76.4-78.00 degrees, about 3 hours out and in, 70 gallons of fuel

·         No attempt to catch Wahoo, too busy with Mahi and Tuna and using lighter remaining tackle

·         Wind picked up at 1:00, we left at 2:10PM, got back to OIFC dock at 5:20, 18-25 knots

·         Problems:  early and late rough water,  reel failures, break-offs, tangled lines, no auto-pilot

22.5CC Sea Hunt (Yamaha 150) – 2 Wahoo, 1 Mahi, 1 Tuna boated

·         Mike Lee’s boat, fishing with his friend Justin Privette, both from Mint Hill, NC

·         Tuna caught on Green Machine

·         Mahi on Black/Purple Tuna Feather

·         Wahoo on Ballyhoo using a planer and one on orange/black marauder

·         Burned 53 gallons, running about 25-38 knots

·         Problems:  Wahoo broke the planer (welds on brace), several lost fish

Twice now I’ve been to the Gulfstream (64 miles) in my own boat, using my own rigs, and it has been very memorable and intense.  This time, I drove out and back, did all set-ups, some reeling, and gaffing all day.  “Yes,” Corey, “I got blood all over me and my boat.”  I did a lot of planning on this one, but my “hats off” to Team OIFC for all the help and encouragement, and a special thanks to Captain Brant, mentor par excellance!                            

         OIFC Staffer, Dr. T, reporting


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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corey 05/13/2013

way to go man nice work !!!

Terry 05/13/2013

Thanks, Ken, that would be nice! I feel like I could catch 'em up right now!

Larry 05/13/2013

Great Day Terry. Congrats!

Ken 05/13/2013

Congratulations Terry - time to put your hat in the FOSO - you have an awful hot hand right now!


Ken 05/13/2013

Congratulations Terry - time to put your hat in the FOSO - you have an awful hot hand right now!




"Far Out Shoot Out" | OIFC | 05/12/13
 

So far we have 6 boats entered to participate.  They are:

BOAT NAME CAPTAIN TWT HRTWT DOLPHIN WAHOO TUNA Endurance Terry Hart x x       Shock Wave Milton Via x x       Sea P.A./OIFC Ken Ritch x x       7th Heaven Larry Spainhour x         Choice of Two/OIFC Corey Bellamy           Black Dog Bob Newell x x      

ENTRY REMAINS OPEN THRU THIS FRIDAY THE 17TH.  Many are watching the weather to see if it will break before they enter.  At this point, it likes Tues or Weds are good days, but it is hard to put much stock in forecasts.  The good news is boats that have fished the Stream over the past week have done very good, so it is not the fish that are holding back. 

Join the 2013 Far Out Shoot Out.  It has always been about the bragging rights, and now we have come back full cirlce- IT IS ALL ABOUT THE BRAGGING RIGHTS.  You can register at the OIFC or ENTER ON-LINE.


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Capt. Brant 05/12/2013

8am lines in / 4pm lines out. You have to be at the OIFC dock by no later than 8pm. All details at www.OIFC.com/FOSO Come on join us Wydell. You send in all those pictures with big fish, now put them on the board when the money is on the table. Oh yeah -- you have to catch them all in the same day. You can't lump 3 days worth of fishing into one photograph! Where are all our Little River fishermen at? It's time to get back into the game.

wb 05/12/2013

what time are lines in water in the morning and take out in afternoon and weight in time thanks





"Empty Pockets" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/11/13
 

Below are pictures of Wendell Barnett and 36 Mahi he caught May the 9th and 19 mahi he caught May 10th.  Wendell fishes aboard his Sea Hunt the "Empty Pockets".

Thanks for letting us share your pictures Wendell.

If you have a report & pictures you would like to see on the fishing report email them to me at sunset69@atmc.net.


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"Downrigger 101" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/10/13
 

Click on this link to our Facebook and watch the  2nd installment of Captain Chris Dew's "Tip of The Week".  In this video Captain  Chris is explaining what we need to have to put together a top notch downrigger.  Assisting Capt. Chris is 1st Mate Katelyn Kincer.


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"Flounder Due south" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/09/13
 

Captain Jason Burton of Murrells Inlet reports a strong flounder bite in Murrells Inlet.  That can only mean the flat fish will be firing off here shortly.  We are keeping an ear out for the Cherry Grove bite which means ours is only a few days away.

 

Thanks for the report Jason and good luck down south.  Remember you can email your reports with pictures to sunset69@atmc.net and I'll do my best to post them.


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John 05/10/2013

Mullet and BSB-- and one 20" flounder near Shallote Point today,,, so they are on the way here.





"Everything U Need..." | Tiberias - 22' | 05/09/13
 

Fill the boat up with an inshore slam...Speckled trout, red drum, flounder, and black drum have all been caught the past couple of weeks. Things are only going to get better from here. Gulp baits on a light jighead is surely to get the bite!

Keep the family and kids from getting crabby...blue crabs are great eating and they are getting thicker in our waterway each day.   A throw line and a chicken neck is all you need to fill up a cooler of great eating.

Kings and Spanish are moving into our nearshore waters. We have custom made live bait and dead bait rigs already tied for you that will help catch your limit of kings. Pre-rigged spanish leaders, paired with a #1 planer will stack the deck full of spanish.

Ya'll come on by the store this weekend. I have got all this great stuff on an easy to find end cap. Any questions? Holler at the staff and they will gladly help you out! See ya on the water!


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"The Jack O Latern" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/08/13
 

Dr. Terry lights up as his new Jack O Latern lure is looking good! Dr. Terry hopes to push his little 23' Sea Fox to the edge of the stream Friday. I hope the weather holds and folks can get out on the water.

Some body let the dogs out? Capt. William Parker found a nice citation flounder this afternoon just before low tide. The water temperatures are still below normal for this time of year. The weather and temperatures appear to be more stable in this week's forecast.

Another good friend of mine reported getting a few nice black drum and two keeper flounder this afternoon as well.

The Little River Jetties were hot this morning, but the shallow creeks are where most of the action is still happening.

I am looking forward to an increase in the action. As always stay tuned as we will most definitly keep you posted. See ya on the water!


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Corey 05/10/2013

I know that one right there will catch you a wahoo !!!

Jay 05/09/2013

Nice Dr Terry! That sucker will catch 'em and it can double as a chandelier in my house! Good luck tomorrow.





"Finally Going Fishing" | OIFC | 05/07/13
 

Team OIFC is finally going fishing-- or at least we will make it as far as the boat in the morning.  Barrett and I are headed out with a few friends to see what is beyond the horizon.  As is normal, the "usual" will not be on the menu.  Something between Mahi, Marlin, Swordfish, Tilefish and Snowy Grouper -- go deep or go home.  Stay tuned. 

The weather is looking good thru Saturday.  The Far Out Shoot Out tournament starts fishing Saturday.  Capt. meeting is Friday, 7pm at the Carolina Wing Company.  Come join the fun.


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Capt. Brant 05/09/2013

Killing you? How bout me? I'm stuck with one foot in a cast, non-weight bearing for 6 weeks- Praying for the weather to lay enough to go fishing. We arrived to the sea buoy at 6:15am and I made the no-go call. The wind was SW at 12kts with a south swell that was tight and steep. It was doable for sure, but not in my condition. OC went ahead on his Stream charter and boated a dozen or so 10-12lb Mahi, couple Blackfin and then did some bottom fishing the second half of the day. He said the Mahi were not bunched up, scattered steady. He fished the Black Jack area. Once again the weather has gone to poop and what was looking like good conditions is no more. Such is life I guess?

Matt Sobota 05/09/2013

You know your killing us not getting the update to this report up. Hope you had a good day yesterday.





"Parrot Party" | OIFC | 05/07/13
 

This Thursday evening at the Carolina Wing Co. in Shallotte there is a "Parrot Party". All you Jimmy Buffett followers out there come out to the Wing Co. and enjoy the Buffett tribute band led by Randy Knight. We'll have Buffett inspired food and drink specials. We'll be there hopefully swapping fishing stories from tomorrow's adventure. The festivities begin at 7pm. See you there.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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John 05/07/2013

Sounds like fun!





"Taking time to smell the roses" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 05/06/13
 

I took some time to pick the brain of life time friend Milton Williams. Many of you may remember Milton as that skinny fella with the funny laugh that ran the pier at OIB.  Milton knows the water ways and creeks as good as anyone around. While there I took a moment to admire the roses around the yard. With the 20 mph east winds that have blow for the past 10 days fishing has been tough to say the least. With that said we have not given up. The beauty of inshore is there is always somewhere to hide from the winds. With a bag of freshly caught shrimp and some jumbo mud minnnows from the OIFC. I hit the holes in the back waters and found some willing to chew.


- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Saturday- Make-Up Charter" | OIFC | 05/06/13
 

Saturday the weather is looking good.  We have a charter boat open.  If you want to get on board a make-up charter with us the cost is $400 per person.  The trip leaves Sat at 6am and returns at 6pm. 

Call 910-575-3474 to make a reservation.


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"Report Shy..." | Tiberias - 22' | 05/04/13
 

I think Capt. Jeff and myself have been a little shy to report on the backwater fishing. The conditions have been tough to say the least. We have been catching fish, but our fingers have been crossed on each trip. The weather has been unseasonable and inconsistant making it tough to get into any kind of routine. Black drum, red drum and speckled trout have been the action providers this week with a couple of flounder in the mix. The water has really cooled down again killing any hopes for a great flounder bite. We need the water temps to reach the lower 70's for the flounder to get turned on. The water temp this morning had fallen to near 60 degrees. Mother nature needs to put away her long sleeves and bring out her flip flops already! I have a feeling when things finally get right the fishing is going to be off the charts! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Capt. Rickey 05/10/2013

Like that white shirt!!!!





"Far Out Shoot Out- Early Entry Deadline May 10th" | OIFC | 05/04/13
 

You can enter on-line or at the OIFC for the Far Out Shoot Out.  Early Entry deadline ends on May 10th- $300.  If you enter between May 11th and May 18th, the entry fee is $350.  You can ENTER ON-LINE or PRINT AN ENTRY FORM to mail or turn in at the OIFC or at the Capt. Meeting, Friday, May 10th, 7pm at the Carolina Wing Company on Main Street in Shallotte.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND ENTRY INFORMATION ON THE 2013 FAR OUT SHOOT OUT- TUNA, DOLPHIN & WAHOO RODEO


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Capt. Barrett 05/04/2013

Team UBS/OIFC will be back in town this year from Atlanta to defend the title. Let's get it on!





"More Striper Action" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/02/13
 


I saw the pictures of the Striped Bass (Rockfish here in Maryland), and I thought I'd send you a couple of pictures from Maryland. We've been tearing them up too!! See you guys this summer, and at the Jolly Mon. Hope all is well.

Paul McIntyre (Tiger Rag)

Thanks Paul.   I  used to fish Kerr Lake and we called them Rock Fish too.

Guys..keep the reports and pictures coming..We all enjoy them...Email them to me at sunset69@atmc.net


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Doug 05/06/2013

Looking to get on one of those Rockfish trips, do you have any guides up there you can recommend?

John 05/03/2013

Great pictures,,, brings back memories! Nice job.





"Preseason Bait Pen Order" | OIFC | 05/02/13
 

The OIFC stocks Rob's Reel Bait Pens.  These are mesh pens that are the best I've seen.  Team OIFC and many other SKA pro teams travel with these pens as they are light, easy to handle and keep bait great.  Locally, they are excellent for holding Bluefish.  We get one shipment every year as Rob travels up this way to see relatives- shipping them makes them too expensive.

Visit www.robsreelbaits.com and take a look at the pens he offers.  If you are interested in any of the pens, EMAIL me and I will put your order in:  DEADLIINE is May 10th.  The shipment usually arrives the first week of June.  The cost of the pens you get through the OIFC will be less than you can get them off the internet as there will be no shipping.

Let us know.  The season is almost here!


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"Sea Bass deal coming together" | OIFC | 05/02/13
 

As we have discussed on OIFC.com, we have been in heavy communication with the marine fisheries folks in NC/SC and Florida regarding the closure of sea bass fishing in our waters. There is unamious agreement, the Fed policy is a mess. Here's where it stands:

Dr. Louis Daniel has told us if SC votes to go "non-compliant" with the Fed rules he will immediatley request the MFC allow him to do the same, thus immediately opening NC waters. The SC legislature[House] voted 100-1 to go non-compliant. The bill now goes to the Senate, and if the Senate votes in favor, which is expected, then the Legislature will have agreed to give the authority to the SCDNR to go non-compliant. Dr. Daniel is watching this closely and as I said, if SC goes non-compliant, then he will do the same in order to protect the rights of NC fishermen to have a shot at the allocation{ACL]. HOWEVER; in the mean time, the Feds authorized the SC DNR to do a new study of the status of the sea bass population. The results of that study are in, and it says sea bass are at a "sustaniable level". On May 13, the Feds will meet, and it is believed they will open the season and extend it so that it will be open from now till the end of the year, with the 5 fish/person limit. It is expected they will close Jan-March as this is identified as the breeding season. SO..whether the SC votes to go non-compliant or not, it appears the Feds are looking for a way to avoid a civil war[as every sourthern state except NC has basically declared war by going non-compliant], thus likely the above senario is what will happen. HOWEVER, if it doesn't, SC will go non-compliant, and then NC will follow.

WHEW...... everyone understand that? Sorta, it appears we will win, as the Feds are backing off their unsupportive position that has been burdening us for too long.

Thanks to Dr. Daniel. Director of NC Marine Fisheries for stepping to the plate and applying his pressure to the Feds; thanks to the SC DNR for their study that confirms to the Feds that there is no problem; thanks to the SC Legislature and thanks to everyone out there for pounding away at everyone that is part of the decision process.


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Capt Charles Osborne 05/06/2013

With the recent bill for gamefish status for redfish ,speckled trout and seabass ,can you guys please contact the local tv channels and give them an accurate report , they make it sound like Recreational fisherman get a fair hand , they never say I can keep five seabass at 13 inches and commercial guys get a 1000 pounds gutted weight per trip at 11 inches

Rube McMullan 05/05/2013

Thanks for your comment Stick Slinger; but here is a very important point. When we built OIFC, one of our goals was to create a "platform" that could be built into a powerful voice that we could use to try to impact fishery issues. I can tell you, as a result of the loyalty and committment many thousands of folks have shown to OIFC, it worked! OIFC is not about me or any one person...it's about all of you. When we go after a politician on a issue, it's not me that gets their attention; it's the power of the voices of the many supporters of OIFC. For that, we thank you and all the others out there, and certainly ask for your continued support; as one thing is for certain....there will be more battles out there for us to fight. On behalf of OIFC...THANKS to everyone for your support!

Stick Slinger 05/04/2013

Rube, thanks for always being a voice for us all. You have contacts with people we can only email and get a response from a secretary... We all appreciate the work you do. Most of us in Little River / North Myrtle Beach SC also have NC license as well. Never know when I may need to come in your inlet to get home when it starts blowing. We need to all work to get sea bass open. Thanks again!!!

John 05/03/2013

Agreed Rube -- and KEEP it open.

Rube McMullan 05/03/2013

I know there are many different perspectives on this issue, but for me, I paint with a big paint brush; just get the damn thing open.

John 05/03/2013

Rusty - N of Hatteras the limit is 20 and opens for recs May 19. Comms there open sooner and are permitted 100# daily with a 1500# cap until May 31 when the federal season opens for everywhere south of Hatteras. Let's see what happens on the 13th. There will never be a net invented that is species selective. There is no way comms can not catch BSB while doing their job. Dennis - those going out on a 1/2 day inexpensive headboat trip are looking for something to do and gather a meal- 5 BSB will do that. A family of 4 can bring in 20 in a short trip and still spend time on the beach. A year round season as FL has makes more sense. During winter there are few tourists looking for BSB, they will be warmer inshore ( 1/2 or full day ) or going for the big species offshore. May 1 grouper opens- BSB, grouper, spec, blues, redfish, and as the water warms flounder will draw more tourists. A year round season will catch some golfers looking for something different to do. No one takes a cooler of fish home by air and even those with a long drive can have a problem during the warm months. Just my $0.02 but year round makes the most sense. When I take my grandsons out they just want to catch fish and are proud to have them for dinner. We let them fish as 10 BSB is enough for a meal or two. Much more fun to go out often than to load up once. However, the days I go alone a 10 fish limit would be nice.

Bryan 05/02/2013

"Thanks to Dr. Daniel. Director of NC Marine Fisheries for stepping to the plate and applying his pressure to the Feds; thanks to the SC DNR for their study that confirms to the Feds that there is no problem; thanks to the SC Legislature and thanks to everyone out there for pounding away at everyone that is part of the decision process." Rube, a lot of thanks to you for spearheading this. You're the man.

John 05/02/2013

Rusty -- the 20 BSB limit begins N of Hatteras on May 19. The comm season there opens soon. They have a 100# per day, 1500# max until June 1 when the federal season opens. Comms S of Hatteras are in the same boat as recs on dates unless there is a change. Dennis - I believe a longer season, year round like Fl, is better for locals and those taking tourists out. During dead winter few come to fish and could go even near shore to catch BSB and dogfish. Other than an inexpensive headboat trip few target BSB only and how many can they eat? May 1 grouper opened and many would like a few BSB meals as a bonus fishing for those and have the chance at specs, redfish, and as the water warms flounder too. When I take my 2 grandsons out I don't fish as 10 BSB is enough. Tourists rarely take fish home as most drive and keeping them frozen is a problem, flying makes it nearly impossible to take their catch home. I would like to see a 10 fish limit, but year round is much better in my opinion.

dennis c. 05/02/2013

I would just be happy if they would increase the daly creel limit to 15 or 20 and leave the closings the same.thats alot of $$$$ to go out and catch 5 fish when you are a visitor down for vacation and to stimulate the economy in the brunswick county each areas. the rules and regulations / creel limits alt to be the same up and down the east coast.its not the every day fisherman that has hurt the populations of this fish in the past, its the commercial industry. who do you know that can go out daily and catch 1700 to 2500 lbs.of these fish legaly in a day!!!!! so cut them off early and let the rod and reel people continue fishing for this great speicies of fish and that goes for the same of all the other fish stocks. ps. from my trips last year this fish has deff repopulated and stocks are at its best. you know its good when you catch these guys and a grouper in the waterway.......

Rube McMullan 05/02/2013

Nothing I say is official; I am only speculating/demizing, based on best available information, derived from best available sources; not to be confused with best available science[kinda like my weather reports]. The guess is since they say the study shows sea bass are at a "sustainable level", that suggest the 5 fish limit they had proposed is what they will go with. I'd also guess commercial will also open. May 13 should be an interesting day.

Rusty 05/02/2013

why just a five fish limit? Is the commercial fishery going to open as well

John 05/02/2013

Just like 150 years ago NC has to wait on SC to lead ...... those N of Hatteras season begins on the 19th with a 20 fish limit. We need to find a fish like R Regan that can demand "tear down that fence" in the ocean.


John 05/03/2013

Agreed Rube -- and KEEP it open.

Rube McMullan 05/03/2013

I know there are many different perspectives on this issue, but for me, I paint with a big paint brush; just get the damn thing open.

John 05/03/2013

Rusty - N of Hatteras the limit is 20 and opens for recs May 19. Comms there open sooner and are permitted 100# daily with a 1500# cap until May 31 when the federal season opens for everywhere south of Hatteras. Let's see what happens on the 13th. There will never be a net invented that is species selective. There is no way comms can not catch BSB while doing their job. Dennis - those going out on a 1/2 day inexpensive headboat trip are looking for something to do and gather a meal- 5 BSB will do that. A family of 4 can bring in 20 in a short trip and still spend time on the beach. A year round season as FL has makes more sense. During winter there are few tourists looking for BSB, they will be warmer inshore ( 1/2 or full day ) or going for the big species offshore. May 1 grouper opens- BSB, grouper, spec, blues, redfish, and as the water warms flounder will draw more tourists. A year round season will catch some golfers looking for something different to do. No one takes a cooler of fish home by air and even those with a long drive can have a problem during the warm months. Just my $0.02 but year round makes the most sense. When I take my grandsons out they just want to catch fish and are proud to have them for dinner. We let them fish as 10 BSB is enough for a meal or two. Much more fun to go out often than to load up once. However, the days I go alone a 10 fish limit would be nice.

Bryan 05/02/2013

"Thanks to Dr. Daniel. Director of NC Marine Fisheries for stepping to the plate and applying his pressure to the Feds; thanks to the SC DNR for their study that confirms to the Feds that there is no problem; thanks to the SC Legislature and thanks to everyone out there for pounding away at everyone that is part of the decision process." Rube, a lot of thanks to you for spearheading this. You're the man.

John 05/02/2013

Rusty -- the 20 BSB limit begins N of Hatteras on May 19. The comm season there opens soon. They have a 100# per day, 1500# max until June 1 when the federal season opens. Comms S of Hatteras are in the same boat as recs on dates unless there is a change. Dennis - I believe a longer season, year round like Fl, is better for locals and those taking tourists out. During dead winter few come to fish and could go even near shore to catch BSB and dogfish. Other than an inexpensive headboat trip few target BSB only and how many can they eat? May 1 grouper opened and many would like a few BSB meals as a bonus fishing for those and have the chance at specs, redfish, and as the water warms flounder too. When I take my 2 grandsons out I don't fish as 10 BSB is enough. Tourists rarely take fish home as most drive and keeping them frozen is a problem, flying makes it nearly impossible to take their catch home. I would like to see a 10 fish limit, but year round is much better in my opinion.

dennis c. 05/02/2013

I would just be happy if they would increase the daly creel limit to 15 or 20 and leave the closings the same.thats alot of $$$$ to go out and catch 5 fish when you are a visitor down for vacation and to stimulate the economy in the brunswick county each areas. the rules and regulations / creel limits alt to be the same up and down the east coast.its not the every day fisherman that has hurt the populations of this fish in the past, its the commercial industry. who do you know that can go out daily and catch 1700 to 2500 lbs.of these fish legaly in a day!!!!! so cut them off early and let the rod and reel people continue fishing for this great speicies of fish and that goes for the same of all the other fish stocks. ps. from my trips last year this fish has deff repopulated and stocks are at its best. you know its good when you catch these guys and a grouper in the waterway.......

Rube McMullan 05/02/2013

Nothing I say is official; I am only speculating/demizing, based on best available information, derived from best available sources; not to be confused with best available science[kinda like my weather reports]. The guess is since they say the study shows sea bass are at a "sustainable level", that suggest the 5 fish limit they had proposed is what they will go with. I'd also guess commercial will also open. May 13 should be an interesting day.

Rusty 05/02/2013

why just a five fish limit? Is the commercial fishery going to open as well

John 05/02/2013

Just like 150 years ago NC has to wait on SC to lead ...... those N of Hatteras season begins on the 19th with a 20 fish limit. We need to find a fish like R Regan that can demand "tear down that fence" in the ocean.




"Sharpen Your Hooks" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/02/13
 


LaBreeska Hall Holtsclar caught the 1st Spanish of the season. — at Ocean Crest Fishing Pier.

A king at Apache Pier and this spanish at Ocean Crest yesterday.  Get ready..it's going to be on!

Thanks Butch Foster & Ocean Crest Pier.


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Capt. Hounddog Parker 05/02/2013

I would bet the Spanish are thick at Yaupon , now, if the wind would lay down some,this old man would find out.

John 05/02/2013

great news-- now if only the wind would participate in the program!





"Bryan Freeman's Yellowfin" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/01/13
 

Bryan reports:49 fathoms... not the other side of the gulf stream this time! I know this is up the line from you, but there were plenty of yellowfin caught waaaay to the southern of us too... within range. Anyway, here are a couple action photos from a really fun day.
 

Thanks Bryan!!!

 

Reminder, if you have a report with pictures you would like to share email them to me at sunset69@atmc.net.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Bryan 05/02/2013

Just above Swansboro Hole on Sunday.

Matt Sobota 05/02/2013

Where was this fish caught?





"A Great Sign!" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/01/13
 

Thanks to Capt. Jeff Beck, who told me that Capt. Kevin Sneed shared a picture from Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach we have some good news!  Lisa Austin caught a 16 lb king  there today.  When they show up at Apache Pier they show up here.  It's on!!

Congratulations Lisa!!!

You gottta love the fishing communications grape vine.

Thanks Apache Pier (I hope ya'll don't mind me posting your picture), Facebook, Kevin Sneed & Jeff Beck.

A follow up brom Big Kev. :They will be here in a few days. The menhaden are thick on Holden beach and a Spanish mackerel was caught on ocean crest pier today.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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