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"Cool Fishing Adventure" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/13/12
 

Victor Jones sent the OIFC this tale of his recent fishing adventure.  It's well worth reading.

Captain and boat owner Richard Hodges, Birk Ayer, Alex Rodriguez and I took the BroadBlue 42 catamaran sailing/fishing south from NC to FL bucking the edge of the gulf stream. This is the reverse trip than we have taken in Mays past. We loaded supplies Saturday in Beaufort, NC and initially anchored nearby in the ocean about 1/8 mile west of the last dunes at cape point Cape Lookout, marginally protected from north and east wind. We were waiting on the wind to turn some and blow harder out of the north. In the mean time we took the dingy over to the beach to spend time on the beach with a bunch of our friends for the afternoon and great fireside dinner.

We pulled anchor Sunday at midnight to head south and east to be on the continental shelf edge by late morning. When daylight came we had 20+ kts out of the NW and 12ft following seas. We put lines in and fished anyway…….that’s why we were in that location. We caught the head of a Blackfin Tuna, the head of a large False Albacore, one half of a very large False Albacore ( it looked like it had been chopped in half with a meat cleaver) and we eventually boated two nice Wahoo about the same size (see picture one) both north and south of Steeples which is 50 miles or so off Cape Fear. When the Wahoo was being fought Richard would fire up both diesels in full reverse to slow the boat speed from 9kts down to around 3.5kts. Heavy two speed 50 wide reels with 100lb line set to maximum drag were the standard set up. Most fish were caught with 6 oz lead head dark skirted wire trace ballyhoo rigs pulled behind heavy trolling weights 32 or 48 oz. We barbequed Wahoo steaks Monday evening on the boat for dinner and knew on day one we would definitely not go hungry for the rest of the trip……….there would be no rice and beans only meals. We were headed for shelter at Raccoon Key, which is near Cape Romain to hide from north Gale Force Winds associated with the big Noreaster that came through after Hurricane Sandy.

After sailing through the night, we waited on anchor for a day off the south facing beach protected from the wind and far away from the center of the Gale. We set sail Wednesday before daylight headed back to the gulf stream. We caught about a dozen large False Albacore before we got to the stream and then picked up some Mahi Mahi and one more Wahoo (see picture two) near 226 hole off Charleston on Wednesday. Sailed through the night on Wednesday. Did not have much luck in Georgia and northern Florida on Thursday with sharks and one Mahi. While the fishing was skinny I feel confident we caught more Wahoo than anyone else on November 5. In 500 miles we did not see one sportfishing boat. Thursday night we made our approach to St Augustine arriving at the sea buoy at first light Friday morning. We drove back to Charlotte Friday afternoon.

We sailed hard and caught some nice fish. Had fresh fish everyday Wahoo steaks, Mahi fillets, Mahi sushi, Ceviche etc. And have some fish in the freezer. It was a pretty amazing.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Resurfaced" | Get Busy | 11/13/12
 

Our good friend and local in shore super angler Tim Gallimore has finally resurfaced.  And he did it in good fashion.  Attached are a couple photos from his Sunday's adventures. With Tim are Steve Miller and Ryan Boltz. We had a "load" of trout caught near Shallotte Inlet on his custom Tim's Chicken Woodpecker rigs.  Tim is forever finding innovative ways to adapt to the local fishing habitats.

For those who are trapped north of the sweet tea line, a "load" in a unit of measurement in the south.  It is just short of a "boat load".

Thanks for the report Tim and we expect to see you in the "Captain Rickey's Christmas Spectacular Trout Tournament."  We'd like to see as many people in it this year as possible.  Details will follow as soon as the Executive Committee finalizes the plans.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"MIA" | Get Busy | 11/13/12
 

Sorry I have not posted any fishing pictures or tall tales of 40 + trout trips. If you know me and have ever showed up to fish with me wearing an Ohio Buckeye or Iowa Hawkeye shirt you know the conversation at some point during the day we are going to end up talking hunting. I love to hunt deer. So when a guy I took 4 yrs ago said come on up and hunt with me in Ohio I took him up on it. Keep in mind this is public state land with a Mathews bow and arrow. I was unable to hunt with Rick Hughes during the week because of that 4 letter word W-O-R-K but he told me of this spot up on a hill that I needed to scout. It took me about 10 minutes to zero in on this 11 point 225 lb Ohio white tail. At first light I noticed a deer giving me the stare down at 40 yards. All I could see was ears it was so dark. 10 minutes we were locked up,could'nt move. The 11 pt walks up the same path I walked up and stopped at 12 yards in a shooting lane I had cut. Thank god a chipmonk ran behind the other deer which turned out to be a small 6 pt. long enough for me to draw my bow and make the perfect shot on the 11 pt. After a 3 hour wait we got on the trail and found my biggest buck to date with a bow. Thanks again Rick.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"Rainbow of Fish" | Get Busy | 11/12/12
 

Our friend and expert in shore/near shore fisherman Tommy Helms sent us this report:
Dan , Bill and myself had a lot of fun this week end we had Black Drum , Red Drum , Blue fish , Black fish , Lizard Fish Toad Fish , Puffers , octpus And the list goes on . What a year of fishing !

- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"SKA nationals champs" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/12/12
 

Also congrats to the NC team Bone Suckin Sauce for winning the small boat championship; their 2nd time to win!
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Team OIFC Nationals report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/11/12
 

Well, we gave it all we had, but we just did not get the opportunities to win.  We were in the right spot both days.  The way I can best rationalize it; last year we were in the right spot and everything went right.  We caught a ton of big fish.  Boats around us fished the same baits, but many got bites from much smaller fish.  Whatever it is, "mojo"??? or something else, some days you have it and others you do not.  We also were assigned boat number 13 and our boat slip number was 13.  Anyway, we did everything we know how and we had a good time; we weighed 38 pounders both days for a 77lb aggregate and finished around 25th place.  Congratulations to the Pennyless team from south Florida who weighed a 56 and a 46 to win with 103lbs aggregate.  Good news is that the second place team was local fishing team Fishmeister of Calabash who weighed a 55 and 41.  Carolina teams made their presence felt.  Thanks to all who rooted us on this year.  We competed with honor and are humble in defeat. 
Also, on a personal note- Only a day after the terrible accident that I suffered in late July, I lay in my hospital bead and worried about not making it to fish the SKA Nationals.  I made the goal to attend and fish in the event; and I did it!  It was a satisfying accomplishment.  again, thanks to all for your support during my recovery. 
Team OIFC is on the road in transit today.  We are looking forward to the holiday season.  We have serious plans to refurbish and upgrade the OIFC in celebration of our 10th year in business.
**Also, as you begin the tedious and often mind boggling task of giving holiday gifts, don't forget about the OIFC.  From a gift card to an OIFC T-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie ......... everyone looks good in OIFC gear.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Pictures From Biloxi" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/11/12
 

Thanks to Shaun Hardee Bellamy of "The Choice of Two"-Ellas and Becks, I am able to bring ya'll these series of pictures from the SKA Nationals.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Pictures From Biloxi" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/11/12
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Pictures From The Nationals" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/11/12
 


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"Red Drum At The 90's" | Get Busy | 11/11/12
 

Tim Green submitted the following report

:Big 42" redfish real close to 390's. That was the most schooling Redfish I've ever seen. Braden out fished his dad with this red by 4 inches. Great day


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Night Lights" | Tiberias - 22' | 11/11/12
 

A good friend and I finally got out on the water together. Brett and I use to fish often throughout the year, but conflicting schedules have made that difficult lately. Even this trip was short and very late in the evening. No worries we have caught a many of fish in the dark. This evening was no exception as we got into the trout fast and furious. As the sun started to set we started setting hooks on some nice trout. We caught about 30 trout in the first hour and said that was good enough. We headed for the house as it has been getting chilly when the sun goes down. Darker colors work great earlier in the morning or late in the evening. Chicken on the Chain is my favorite in low light conditions. See ya on the water!  


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"School of Excellence" | Get Busy | 11/11/12
 

The OIFC is proud to be a "Platinum Sponsor" of Union Primary School in Brunswick County.  Union was just selected as a School of Excellence" and is 1 of only 38 primary schools in N.C. to be recognized as a School of Excellence.

Congratulations to the entire school staff.  Also congratulations to the students and the parents, grandparents and care givers for their involvement in the education of our youth.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Santa Came To The OIFC" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/11/12
 

Paul Bennick, who has played Santa for the OIFC, Martin Almond, and Austin Almond brought in these kings they caught in 80 ft deep 68 degree water.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Saturday's Wahoo" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/11/12
 

Wayne Kinlaw, Rickey Rozier, Tom Coleman and Rick Rogers stopped by yesterday with this fine wahoo they landed in 190 ft deep water.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Kings At The Atlantic Ledge" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/11/12
 

I posted 1 pcture of these guys on the "real time" portion of the Report.  Here are a couple of more with better shots.  At least the best we could do with the subject matter...Just kidding guys.

This is of the father-son team of Timmy and Allen Hinon, fishing the "Miss Reagan".  They limited on kings by noon.  They were fishing the Atlantic Ledge in 66 degree water when they struck pay dirt.  It was good news to find out the kings are still around.

Thanks for dropping by and letting us get some pictures.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Choice of 2 To The Rescue" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/10/12
 

The following is from Corey Bellamy and the crew of the "Choice of Two" crew located at the SKA Nationals:

Crazy site to see this boat sink in about 5 minutes ... We picked up the crew and went fishing afterwards ... Crazy how fast something like that can happen


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 11/10/12
 

Timmy and Allen Hinson brought these kings to the OIFC (2pm). They limited out by noon with the biggest being 22+lbs. They were caught in 80ft deep water using dead bait. The water we'd 66 degrees.-Capt. Rickey
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"Keep Up" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 11/09/12
 

You can keep up with Team OIFC and your other favorates by clicking on FishSKA.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Real-Time Update | 11/09/12
 

Team OIFC is worn out. We spent the better part of the day hooked up to a variety of fishes. As for Nationals, we tried hard, but only managed to boat a 38. A 58 was the big fish today. It is a 2 fish aggregate event, so we will give it another go. The good news is the Carolina teams are doing well. Stay tuned.
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Jeffery Weeks" | Tiberias - 22' | 11/09/12
 

Jeffery Weeks unexpectantly passed away today. Jeffery has written numerous articles and his latest book has held the #1 spot on Amazon for several months. Jeffery's articles, reports, and personality will be missed greatly in the fishing world. Our prayers go out to his family and two children.

http://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-Weeks/e/B00448Z5FO


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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