Dredge working hard in commercial canal. Looking good!
- Capt. Brant McMullan
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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The Ocean Isle Beach Regatta was held on a cold Saturday night. The almost freezing temperatures didn't deter a crowds of people from the Inlet View Restaurant all the way down the Intracoastal Waterway to the commercial canal past The Ocean Isle Fishing Center. The water parade of over a dozen beautifully decorated boats was lead by the OIFC's own Capt. Jeff Beck aboard the Brunswick County Sheriff's new boat. His helpers were his wife Courtney and of course Team OIFC/Do Work's Jr. Angler Camdyn who manned the air horn, siren and wished everyone "Merry Christmas" over the P.A. Santa, Mrs. Clause and a helper arrived aboard the Brunswick Co. Sheriff's center console Parker.
The OIFC has mega plans for next year's Regatta. I'm in hopes he will let us "Griswald" up the place. We will see!!!!
The following report was sent to us by Capt. Chris Critz and we are very happy to pass it along.
2012 Fall Hook-A-Hoo Rodeo
Congratulations to Robert North, and his team aboard North Offshore, for their 70.70 pound Wahoo caught during the Fall Hook-A-Hoo! The fish was caught be Ren Fortier, age 9, and won First Place, the Wahoo TWT, and the Junior Angler for the 2012 tournament. John Munroe, and crew aboard the Office II, caught a 50.75 pounder to win Second Place. Cindy Early was the angler and took home the Lady Angler award this year. Third Place was won by Joe Elphick, and crew, aboard the Box Office, with a 46.80 pounder. This was Joe’s second year fishing the tournament and his second year on the Leaderboard. The Tuna TWT and the Dolphin TWT were won by Justin Huntley, aboard the High Expectations, and Gene Long, aboard the Reel Long, respectively.
We greatly appreciate those Fishermen and Sponsors supporting this year’s Fall Hook-A-Hoo and the children at the Shriners’ Hospitals. Thanks to all of you. I hope everyone has a great Holiday season and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you next year to once again fish for the kids at Shriners!
Come watch the boat parade from the OIFC. We've got plenty of prime viewing space. Dr. Terry will be at the helm of the Fishing Center. Mrs. Anita has restocked from our highly successful Black Friday sale. Come in warm up and check out our line of fishing needs, clothing and wall art.
We hope to see you tonight.
I proudly announce the 2nd edition of our Trout Tournament. It will be held December 26th..same as last year. The rules are the trout must be caught the same day as the tournament and must be weighed in at the OIFC. In the event of a tie the 1st fish will win. The weigh in time will be from 3-5 pm..subject to change. The $50 entry fee must be paid in cash.
This is a winner take all tournament. Last year Clay Morphes put on one heck of a feed the night of the tournament. The OIFC has nothing to do with the tournament but I thank them for the use of their dock and scales. Any questions ask the Executive Committee.. Me, Brandon Sauls or Clay Morphes. It's a laid back tournament meant for fun money and bragging rights. Clay has provided us with a plaque.
Everybody join in for a fun time and some pretty big bucks!
Mark Edge submittted the following report on the trout bite:
They were all over our area... . creeks and even Calabash creek. Creek intersections with fast moving water... fish hanging on the edges of the currents.
Thanks for the report. We are always having people asking where to find the trout. Remember to get a S.C. license if your fishing Bonaparte Creek and down folks.