This link to the Star News On Line tells the story. I wish I could have copied the story but copyrite laws prevent it.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Page 184 of 426
Here is a post from Michelle Evans Drake of "The Law" Fountian.
Here are some pics from a very rewarding day of fishing! We took our friend's little boy, Nolan Long who is 6 on his first trip offshore. We may not have caught a tournament winner but we gave him a day to remember, he gave us a day to remember as well! Nolan also made a testimonial for E Sea Rider bean bags. He allowed me to share it with him on the ride out, after that I was on my own.
And I give props to all parents and grandparents for taking little ones fishing!
Thx for the picturs and the report-OIFC
Scott, Alan, and myself did some serious fishing Thursday morning and Saturday. Thursday was a less than favorable day to be targeting some of the nearshore structures, but we were pretty set on getting out there. We braved a hard ESE wind to push on out. We dropped anchor and yes, I had the rope tied to it this time. We were immediately hooked up with toadfish and a few blues. Things were not looking too promising? Then Scott hooks up hard...our first flounder of the day a solid 4 pounder! The action heated up and we were all catching flounder. We ended up landing 15 to 20 with 9 solid keepers. The seas were getting very sloppy, so we headed for the safety of the backwater. Saturday the seas were very cooperative making it much easier to do some reef hopping nearshore. It was Alan's turn to bring the first fish to the boat. Alan hooked up hard! Drag screaming of the reel. At first we were all worried that a large toothy critter might be on the line. Then after several minutes it came apparent that it must me a nice red drum. Sure enough Alan landed a beautiful 35" red drum. Awesome! We continued to look for the flounder, but could only muster up three solid keepers. In the meantime, bluefish and gray trout kept us very busy. We must have caught close to 20 trout and kept three nice ones for the dinner plate. All and all not bad action the past few days! It was just great to have a couple of stress free days of fishing with friends. I love it! See ya on the water!
Below are pictures of John Pavy, of Myrtle Beach with his 6.1 lb, 24 in. flounder he landed while fishing the Ar 460 aboard Jeff Wallen's Triton with Jeff. They were using large mullet and landed several more flounder in addition to the one in the picture.
Pictures and story courtesy of the OIFC's Terry Johnson.
I did a short report on Chris Campbell's trip yesterday during which he caught a nice kink, mahi, grouper and snapper. Here is Chris's account in his own words:
We got our you know what beat by mother nature all morning trying to find bait and running offshore....had to jig cigar minnows, sardines, and blue runners up till 11:30, then headed out to 130ft of water and started kite fishing since it was too sloppy to troll....we got lucky when a school of 200+ dolphin showed up about 5 minutes after putting our first line in the water and they didnt leave for 3 hours while we picked them off one by one with live sardines on spinning rod....we rigged one of the smaller dolphin up on a rod and let him swim behind the boat which seemed to keep his buddies around all day.....caught 16 of them until we ran out of bait (lost about 10 also from spitting the hook)....while I was busy catching the dolphin on top, my buddy Andy Justice (capt of The Reel Justice) was busy bottom fishing for snapper and grouper....then late in the afternoon around 4:30pm, the long line went off on a live cigar minnow w/ green skirt....after 4 nice runs I finally got our eyes on the broad side of a nice king as it laid up next to the side of the boat.....Andy tail grabbed him and brought him into the boat for a few pictures and GoPro video before releasing him back into the ocean to fight another day....Our rough estimate on size was between 30-34lbs....
it was one of the sloppiest days ive been out in a long time, but the fishing was great and we were rewarded for our effort....it finally laid down with a nice sunset for a boat ride back to the docks .
Capt. Chris Dew and Capt. Chris Dawson took a charter near shore fishing Thursday. They caught 55 Spanish Mackeral and several blues trolling with spoons between the Youpon Reef and the Lockwood Folly Inlet.
Better yet Capt. Chris said the bait was holding thick right off Holden beach, the water was 80 degrees and king green.. The kings should be near shore in the next couple of weeks. For now, Captain Brant says we should fish in 80 ft. of water depth and suggested the Atlantic Ledge area. I'll get an update from Capt. Chris Dew in the morning and will post it.
FRI NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. FRI NIGHT NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SAT NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SAT NIGHT E WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SUN E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SUN NIGHT SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
MON S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
People asked me today where to catch flounder and I told them the artificial reefs. Little did I know that at about 8pm Todd Helf and his wife would come to the OIFC and ask me to weigh a flounder he had just caught at the Sunset Bridge using tiger minnows. That flat fish came in at 8.2 lbs!!!! In kidding, I asked Mrs. Helf if she felt bad about catching some baby's momma and her response was "heck no..I'm gonna eat the b#$*h!!" I told her I was going to post her quote.
Thank ya'll for thinking enough of the OIFC to let us weigh and take pictures of your fish. Also thanks to Jeff Beck for taking the pictures. Now go eat the.......!