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"New Stock!" | N/A | 01/24/13
 

We are starting to get our new stock in every day. I just checked in these really nice iphone wallet cases. I also checked in a few new Guy Harvey items. Come on in the store this weekend & check them out.
- Store Manager- Anita
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Capt. Rickey 01/24/2013

I want the tie dye...It matches my ditch bag!!!

Courtney Beck 01/24/2013

Super cute! Do they fit other smart phones, too?





"Offshore report from sunday" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/21/13
 

Capt. Chris Dew and I had an opportunity to get offshore Sunday with the Richardson Clan from Charlotte.  The weather forecast was WRONG... Forecast was for 10kts or less, actual conditions, 20kts plus... Thanks NOAA, we enjoyed that little trick... We made the decision to fish south as there was some good water down there a few days prior and we had not been able to get a good sat shot before leaving.  Fishing ended up being fun, with a mixed bag of fish.  We managed 2 Wahoos, both citation fish, one on the planer, one on the shotgun, both on big illander style lures.  Normally, I like to fish a cedar plug on the shotgun position for tunas but the wind was suspending the cedar plug in the air so we went with something heavier.  Glad we did because our biggest wahoo ate that bait. 
Throughout the day we picked at a variety of fish including several doubles and triples of Amberjacks and bonitas.  Despite the conditions we had a really fun day with steady action.  Got word after we got back that one boat to the east had gotten into a really hot bite just inshore of the 100/400 and had a limit of Wahoos(8), all of them good sized.  The fish are still out there and will be out there, all you have to do is go out there and find'em... We got some really good video while out there that I will be editing over the next few days and will get it posted on our youtube channel, this time with no Bob Marley... Apparently, postumously, he is really strict on licensing...


- Capt. Steele Park
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"" | Real-Time Update | 01/21/13
 

What does the Jr Angler for Team OIFC/Do Work do in the off season?  Learn how to shoot and learn gun safety from Dad and team Capt.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Capt. Jacob Frick 01/21/2013

Thats what I call good gun control right there!

Courtney beck 01/21/2013

She was so excited to blow up a can of soda!





"Inshore bite" | Tiberias - 22' | 01/21/13
 

The weather made an extreme change on Friday evening. The weekend still turned out to be beautiful. A quick weather change always seems to make things difficult on the fishing front. As usually though, beautiful weather brings out the fishermen and naturally someone will find them. The jetties are still producing trout with live shrimp. The Sunset Bridge area has been producing a nice black drum bite with a few reds in the mix. You have got to be in the right spot at the right time! Live shrimp or fresh shrimp will catch them there. The shallow water is producing a good mix of reds and trout. Light jigheads tipped with your favorite soft plastics working them slowly will get an aggressive bite. Our best trip for this long weekend was this morning. We ended up getting 16 reds and 1 flounder to the boat. We saw several schools of reds with a few black drum and trout in the mix. I was shocked at how one trout hung out by the boat for several minutes. I believe the crew enjoyed seeing and catching. Conditions could not have been better today. It could be our last for a while. Middle of the week is going to be COLD! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Tripp Blazer 01/25/2013

Thanks Jacob! Looking forward to going out with you again soon. Also, I'm going to book your guide service to help me learn how to fish my new Scout. Tight Lines Brother!

Capt. Jacob Frick 01/24/2013

Thanks Mason! I enjoyed celebrating with you guys! Glad the fish excepted our invitation!

Capt. Jacob Frick 01/24/2013

Tripp- I use a variety of jighead sizes from 1/16th to 1/4oz...I mostly use the 1/8oz red jighead tipped with a variety of soft plastics...my favorite soft plastics are made by Bass Assassin...4" sea shads in a variety of colors...Green moon, Albino ghost, Limetruese Ghost, and Sand trout have been the hot colors this year. Albino ghost has been producing the best results the last few weeks. If you must fish gulp baits...New Penny gets the nod by most anglers that use gulp baits. I hope you and Jenn are doing well! Thanks for the comment!

Mason Atwell 01/23/2013

We had a fantastic trip with Captain Jacob! I could not have asked for a better 12th birthday! Tight lines!

Tripp Blazer 01/23/2013

Hey Jacob - hope all is well buddy. What size jighead do you like for trout/reds and whats your favorite color and size for GULP! shrimp? Thanks again -


Mason Atwell 01/23/2013

We had a fantastic trip with Captain Jacob! I could not have asked for a better 12th birthday! Tight lines!

Tripp Blazer 01/23/2013

Hey Jacob - hope all is well buddy. What size jighead do you like for trout/reds and whats your favorite color and size for GULP! shrimp? Thanks again -




"Capt. Brant and Family" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/20/13
 

Always an interesting day with Brayden around. He spent most of the day with his pants around his ankles as he thought was just too funny. Meanwhile, Caroline was busy jigging bait and I tangled with a Goliath Grouper that wore me out. Tomorrow we will put in a full day- hopefully of fun and learning for kids. Life is good.-Capt. Brant
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RONNIE Crossland 02/13/2013

Good Read, This is the best way, but I do suggest fishing tackle which is very useful when it is of best quality and gives fishermen an ease to work in an efficient way.

Courtney Beck 01/22/2013

Love to see that smile on your face, Capt Brant! Family fishing at its finest!





"" | Real-Time Update | 01/20/13
 

The boats slips are empty. One boat is "on the hill". One boat headed to the Gulf Stream. Update around 6pm
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 01/18/13
 

Anyone check on Mary Lee the Great White lately? I hear she is cruising Lighthouse Rocks today.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Terry 01/18/2013

Looks like Mary Lee is BACK! She is just off of Carolina Beach now; surfers beware!





"gaff shot" | Real-Time Update | 01/18/13
 

Check out newly ordained Capt Derek with the gaff shot on a lit up wahoo las t Sunday.
- Barrett McMullan
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"LAST DAY- Nominate the Jolly Mon King Classic BEST COUNTY EVENT" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/18/13
 

The Brunswick Beacon newspaper has an annual  contest whereby people get to vote for "THE BEST" in many categories from the local community.  One of the categories is "BEST EVENT" . Please CLICK HERE to go to the survey.  You may have to go through a few pages to get to the "BEST EVENT", but please take a few minutes and help establish the Jolly Mon as a major community event -- Thank you for you help- Capt. Brant
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"" | Real-Time Update | 01/18/13
 

It's cool but clear. No snow or sleet at the OIFC
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 01/18/13
 

Good morning America!!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Doug Montgomery's Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/17/13
 

After a late morning shower I was able to steal Capt. David Cutler from low country
fishing away from the boat show and he and my brother (Boomer)went "scouting". I
work at an oceanfront resort and have been seeing pogies all winter but nobody
believed me. So we headed towards Hog Inlet in my new 25 gamefish and found a
football field full of bait. It was everywhere!!!!!! We headed offshore to an
undisclosed location and caught a ton of fish. Even some "almost extinct seabass".
Just wanted to share the info on the bait with the upcoming weekend of great
weather. Get on the water.....the fish are here!!!!!!

-Doug Montgomery


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Capt. Rickey Beck 01/18/2013

I spoke with Capt. David Cutler this evening. He said at 1st he was unsure of the report from his friend Douglas Montgomery. Douglas works at the Windham Resort in N. Myrtle and told Capt. Dave that he had been seening them from his view on the top floors at the Windham. Capt. David said they went out and sure enough pogies were flippping in about 13 ft deep water. He said they covered an area from Hog Inlet to the pier and he filled his net on one throw. He also reminded me of the Pogy kill recently a Pawley's Island where massive amounts of Pogies washed up on the beach. Capt. David said the S.C. DNR thinks the pogies found a deep hole to stay warm and died of lack of o2. Many thanks to Captain David Cutler for taking the time to talk with me

Capt Brant 01/18/2013

I know this could b hard to believe, but Pogys r actually abundant in the Winter. But normally they are further offshore. This is a great report. Thanks for the report





"Children, Our Future! " | Tiberias - 22' | 01/17/13
 

Don't forget to visit our youtube channel as we continue to add videos and slide shows. These videos are great entertainment when we can't get on the water!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2GxLO-mMZo&feature=youtube_gdata

 


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"Gagzilla" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/16/13
 

Thanks Tim Gallimore for sharing his story of the capture of the NC State Record Gag Grouper -- in his words:

Brant,

 

It was good to see you the other day at Castaways.  I'm sure I can speak for many and say that I'm glad to see you back on the water and recovering so well. 

 

As for the grouper, Todd Helf, Brian Richard, Robert & Tony Hughes, and myself struck out 60 miles S of OIB on May 1, 2011 (opening day for Grouper Season) on Todd's Boston Whaler, the "Almost There".  For once the weatherman was correct and we were greeted with calm seas and gorgeous weather.  With a boat load of live pinfish and heavy leads, we were in search of a bag limit of grouper and whatever other tablefare we could find on the bottom.  We stopped on some live bottom/ledges in 200 ft. and started hammering the seafloor with grouper candy. The morning started fairly slow, but we did manage a mixed bag of bottom feeders, including one nice hogfish caught by Tony.  Around lunchtime, my TLD 25 loaded with 80 lb. Power Pro got pounded by what I thought was a pretty large Amberjack.  Most of the grouper I have caught over the years have gotten hooked and headed straight for the bottom.  This fish decided to make a blistering run straight away from the boat, leading me to believe that I had laid into a huge Reef Donkey.  I'm not sure if he couldn't find a rock big enough to hide under, or had strayed too far away from his den, but fortunately he never piled me up in the rocks.  The first 100' from the bottom was a full on war, but the remaining 100 or so feet was a breeze.  We really didn't get a very good look at this fish until he was right beside the boat.  This fish came to the surface belly up, and just before Robert sunk the gaff in him, my circle hook fell right out of his mouth.  The only act of heroism that day was the quick reflexes of Robert Hughes and his gaffing skills.  I definately owed Robert a huge "Thank You" that day, but not quite enough to share the profit of a previously agreed upon fishing pool for the first and largest grouper.  Aside from the one Grouper and Hogfish, this was not a particularly stellar day.  

 

I weighed my fish that day and received my citation from Marine Fisheries a few months later.  At this time there was no Gag Grouper State Record and I was unaware that a category could be started.  As I was looking through the September 2012 issue of NC Sportsman Magazine for a write up about Jeff Williamson, I stumbled across an article about a gentlemen named David Abernathy in Morehead City that had caught a 43lb 6 oz. Gag Grouper and was awarded an official State Record.  I knew that I had Mr. Abernathy beaten by over 2 1/2 lbs, but debated whether I should try and pursue his record.  After talking to a buddy of mine, I was convinced that records are made to be broken and I would be foolish not to try and attain the State Record.  I filled out all of the paperwork and sent numerous photos to the DMF.  Five months later, the postman showed up at my front door with a padded envelope with a return address of Marine Fisheries.  I had no clue what was being delivered to the house, but once I realized that they wouldn't be sending an "Your Out of Luck" letter in a picture frame, I knew that Gagzilla had finally been recognized.  This fish makes the 2nd State Record caught on the "Almost There."  Todd holds the State Record for a 6 lb. 9 oz. Vermillion Snapper that he caught a few years ago.

 

Hopefully we can get out and chase those wahoos again really soon buddy.  I wish you a full and speedy recovery, my friend.

 

See you soon,

 

Tim Gallimore
Breakwater Building & Design, LLC
NCGCL # 70476
P O BOX 246
Shallotte, NC  28459
(910) 367-0345  (Mobile)
(910) 575-2495  (Fax)


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Brian Richard 01/19/2013

Great story Tim. Pleasure to be on board.

Tim Gallimore 01/18/2013

150 lbs. Let me know when we set sail.

Capt. Brant 01/17/2013

Tim- thanks so much for telling us the story. Next state record-- Wahoo?? 125+ pounds I think? Anyone know what the actual NC state record is?





"Redfish X by Capt. Jeff Williamson" | Get Busy | 01/16/13
 

Alright, here we go! Capt. Jeff has asked me to edit and post a video for him on our youtube channel. Keep your eyes on the video! The action is hot and heavy...fish coming to the boat at a very fast rate. Captain is trying to play several roles...talk about multi tasking. Cameraman, net man, bait man, casting, instructing, cheerleading...and they said fishing was easy! This video is just one example of the action we all enjoyed this summer with our redfisher! Thanks for sharing with us Capt. Jeff! See ya on the water!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxpWTlEEViA


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"New video from Sunday's trip" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/15/13
 

Here is a link to our video from sunday... Simply love those GoPro Cameras....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJDIUqhF9e4&list=UUkSpU7T2RycHDa2Idh1iSzA&index=1


- Capt. Steele Park
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jamie 01/18/2013

Can you make it available on mobile? Thanks!

Capt. Brant 01/17/2013

Nice job Steele. Either that camera has a serious stabilizer or it was one beautiful day! I like the overview from cam on hard top then switching to underwater- view of what's happening above and below. You see the smirk that Blackfin had when he noticed OC had the leader? classic.

Jamie Blue 01/17/2013

Doesn't work for me either Steele. Your music caught the copyright police I think.

steele 01/16/2013

Ok folks, think it is fixed.

Lamar 01/16/2013

Capt Steele, I'm having issues also. I'm seeing a note about music rights infringements.

steele 01/16/2013

Katelyn, It works just fine... Check your folder at OIFC. I will put a DVD in there.

Katelyn Kincer 01/15/2013

Hey Steele, Repost the video, because it got taken off due to copyright issues or email it to me! :)


steele 01/16/2013

Ok folks, think it is fixed.

Lamar 01/16/2013

Capt Steele, I'm having issues also. I'm seeing a note about music rights infringements.

steele 01/16/2013

Katelyn, It works just fine... Check your folder at OIFC. I will put a DVD in there.

Katelyn Kincer 01/15/2013

Hey Steele, Repost the video, because it got taken off due to copyright issues or email it to me! :)




"Ty Berry's Drum" | Get Busy | 01/14/13
 

Pictured is Ty Berry from Mt Holly with the 10lb black drum he caught in the Intracoastal Waterway behind Holden Beach January 12th.  Ty also caught 12 black drum and six red drum.

Thanks for sharing the report with the OIFC.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Jeff Dotson 01/17/2013

I taught him everything he knows.

Jeff Dotson 01/17/2013

I taught him everything he knows.





"Jolly Mon 2013" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/14/13
 

I am working on coming up with a theme for the 2013 Jolly Mon logo.  Every year the Jolly Mon parrot is in some sort of scene with the King Mackerel.  In years past it has been everything from the Parrot riding the King, to the Parrot cast netting the King, to spear fishing, to jet ski riding, to parasailing............ 

I am asking your help in coming up with ideas for this years Jolly Mon logo.  Email me your idea.  If I choose your idea, you will get recognition for the contribution. 

Thanks for your help- see you at the Jolly Mon in 2013
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Dustin Hamilton 01/16/2013

Parrot kite fishing for a king mack

Tracy Huggins 01/15/2013

The Jolly Mon parrot could pick up a King like an Osprey would.

Channelside Rig 01/15/2013

I must agree with Clay. The Parrot riding shotgun in the "Cheesy Poof" is a great idea!

clay morphis 01/15/2013

Capt. Brant if you really want to push Brandon Sauls over the top with his EGO...have the Parrot riding "The Bonecrusher" Like he really needs to have his ego stroked!


clay morphis 01/15/2013

Capt. Brant if you really want to push Brandon Sauls over the top with his EGO...have the Parrot riding "The Bonecrusher" Like he really needs to have his ego stroked!




"" | Real-Time Update | 01/14/13
 

I would like thank all you fossil fuel burners out there for your contribution to global warming. We may pay for it later, but it could not be any nicer at the beach. 75, calm and sunny!
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Is it really January???" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 01/14/13
 

Well, the crew of the OIFC loaded up the World Cat yesterday morning for a family trip/R&D mission to the gulf stream.  Before I get too far into this report, let me first say, this was truly a research mission so our expectation of catching fish was low as we left the dock.  We were so committed to testing out some new tactics that we did not even take a fall back plan. NO Ballyhoo, NO rig buckets, NO live bait... Who does that you may ask??? The team here at the OIFC. Our first goal was to test some of Capt. Joe Seegars high speed lures.  First bait in the water, a Jumbo Cedar plug, designed to troll at high speed from the shotgun position got smoked about as quickly as we put the rod in the holder... BIG wahoo peeling line followed by a cut off about a minute into the fight.  R&D note #1, design a wire leader for a cedar plug... Finished deploying the high speed spread and the lures seemed to track very well and most importantly they stayed deep in the water, very important when high speed trolling for Wahoo.  We tested them at 9 kts, 11kts and 12-14 kts.  The most exciting thing about these lures is that they require no trolling weights which means switching from regular trolling to high speed is as easy as uncliping your baits and clipping the high speed lures on.  VERY efficient as we all know how time consuming adding lengths of leader, trolling weights, lures can be.  Around the Blackjack area, steaming east, Capt. Chris Dew(OC) found a weedline, and by found a weedline, he drove us through said weedline.  Time to check lures.  R&D note #2- Double hook rigs with 2 plastic skirts on these lures cause the skirts to foul.  We realized that if we simply trim the inside skirt a bit, the problem is resolved... We High Speed trolled from inshore of the 100/400 to the steeples working inshore and offshore.  never marked any significant bait to speak of.  We pulled off a couple of Blackfins and had a few shortstrikes.  Ended the day with a 35 lb Wahoo, Katelyn Kincers first... and a nice blackfin fought and caught by Brayden and Caroline McMullan... I was beyond impressed with Brant's kids and how well they did on the boat all day... These little ones have salt in their veins... The weather was incredible all day, with light winds, it was almost 80 degrees offshore and the seas were simply amazing... It was one of those trips where you simply didn't care what was caught. It was all about the experimenting and spending quality time with great friends and family a special treat in early January.  As for the catch, the OIFC's main goal is to put you on the fish and give you the tools to allow you to catch the fish of a lifetime. Sometimes it means that WE have to go out there and test tactics to vet them.  Was our test yesterday a success, absolutely... We got some great takaways and will modify accordingly. When you ask a staff member at the OIFC for fishing advice, they can give you good advice because they have likely seen the  techniques in action.  Trust that they are giving you good advice.  MOST importantly, take kids fishing and teach them... They are the ones that will be taking us fishing before we know it...
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