Pictured is Rob Ferris of Charlotte and a big wahoo he caught "off shore of the Tower". Thanks for the picture Rob.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Pictured is Rob Ferris of Charlotte and a big wahoo he caught "off shore of the Tower". Thanks for the picture Rob.
I wanted to share some fishing phots. I will be unable to fish the Far Out Shoot Out because I am back in Cincinnati and preparing for a medical mission to the country of Jordan. Nevertheless I wanted to share some info to help the tournament participants.
We fished the area of 100/400 and Blackjack on Thursday and caught 8 Dolphin and 2 Wahoos both under 35 pounds. We had better weather on Friday at the Winyah Scarp area (we were able to run home in 1 hour and 25 minutes at 50+mph comfortably). We caught 8 Dolphin and 2 quality Wahoos which measured 56 inches and 59 inches and produced citations for my out of town guests.
The size of the dolphin and wahoo were better in the southern areas. If I were fishing the Far Out Shootout, I would fish the Winyah Scarp area.
Attached are some photos.
Thank you for your report and good luck on your mission Dr. Suh.
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I fished all day with Frank and Mack from the windy city of Chicago on Saturday. The action in the backwater has been sluggish. We headed back towards Tubbs lnlet to drift for flounder. We found a few short fish, but nothing too impressive. We started working the grass line edges with mirrolures looking for trout. We got a really good bite, but the trout some how escaped from three treble hooks. We worked the bridge area and found two rather large stingrays. We moved into the cement canals and never got a significant bite. We decided to try our luck up the Shallotte River, it couldn't get any worse, right? We found a sheepshead and a black drum very quickly, but that was it. I have talked to several folks over the last few days and the bite has really been tough inside. It appears that most of the action is happening around the low tide period in the afternoon. The water temperature is getting right for the action to bust loose anyday now. We are going to stick with it and we will report the action when it happens. See ya on the water!
Butch invited me to fish with him in the gulf stream this past Friday. It has been awhile since I have been in action out there. We headed for the 100/400 area and had our spread set just short of the mark. We ran a spread of 9 lines including teasers. We had a mix of daisy chains, cedar plugs, tuna feathers, sea witches, and ballyhoo rigged on a planer rod. The tuna feather on the long line produced our first mahi. The planer rod produced both wahoo and a nice mahi. We continued to work the area tightening up our spread with each pass fine tuning our game plan. We stayed busy with several short strikes, knock downs, and the planer rod tripping. We watch mahi check out the teasers and bump the daisy chains. As always it was very exciting to be out there in that situation. We made one last pass over the hot spot and all seven lines got knocked down in a hurry. Only two lines stayed tight though, the inside rigger blue and white and the planner rod. I so wanted to stay, but we had a long ride ahead of us. We feel that we ended the day respectable. Two wahoo and 4 mahi with one being a beautiful 20# bull. Plenty of great eating! Thanks Butch for getting me back out there! See ya on the water!
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)
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
So far we have 6 boats entered to participate. They are:
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.
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to post them.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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!