There are definately kings at the shark hole. Had a decent bite this morning with the Rucker father/son team. Guys, it was a pleasure for Derrick and I to take you fishing. Hope to see you guys again in the future.
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Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Captain Chris Dew and 1st Mate Derrick Treffinger had a 6 hr charter today with The D'Imperio's, Dennis, Courtney, & Morgan as well as the Epstein's, Darren & Grace all of Lancaster Co., Penn.
The group fished in 65 ft deep water using pogies which are plentiful in 30 ft deep water. Below is a picture of their catch.
The inshore bite has been tough, but patience and persistence continues to pay dividends by the end of our trips. I was joined by the Howard group yesterday morning. We worked on a few small flounder, but never could find a keeper. We started working grass edges and docks to find a couple of red drum. My afternoon trip was cancelled due to mother nature's light show. We will get them Friday morning!
This morning I was joined by Rob, Ken, and Bill. We started this morning working the docks and found three hard fighting reds right off the bat. Problem? We broke two off in the pilings and pulled the hooks on the third at the boat. We made some adjustments and went to work...We ended up landing several more reds, trout, and black drum. Floating live shrimp under a cork was getting it done.
I was joined my Dale DeRemer and his crew this afternoon. We bottom bounced a few areas looking for a flounder bite...no such luck. We moved around and found some serious action! The red drum bite was on fire! We started hooking up two over the slot reds at a time. The action got really serious on our third double hook up. We landed a 27 inch fish pretty quickly, but John was still working hard trying to turn his fish. After several minutes of battling and wondering if we actually had a redfish or a stingray the fish surfaced. A GIANT REDFISH! The red drum headed deep again giving us several more minutes of fighting action. John landed the 42 inch brute! A quick picture and a long revival process for the release. The bite slowed and storms were approaching so we headed towards the house. One more quick stop to try for a flounder. John proves himself once again landed a nice flat fish. Somebody is eating good tonight. A huge thanks to all you guys for fishing with me! See ya on the water!
Keith Williamson sent these pictures of a great trip he took to the Tower the other day aboard his Cape Horn the O-Sea-D before the windy weekend kept us all in port.
My apologies to Keith for the delay in the report.
Below is a picture of a Sheephead Captain Helen Gabriel caught on Sunday in the Lockwood Folly area of Holden Beach using Gulp Bait-shrimp. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center recorded the weight as 10 lbs. 14 oz. Helen was fishing with Captain Toby Fulford.
Thanks for the picture and report Capt. Helen.
Captain Brant and 1st Mate Derrick were joined by Patrick, Lane (17), Patrick, Jr.(15) and Olivia (11) of Charlotte, N.C. on a 6 hr trip. As seen below they caught an amberjack, cobia, mahi and king. Somewhere in there is a spanish. It seems that Patrick had the hot hand landing the majority of the catch.
A charter trip is a perfect way to spend a part of your family vacation.
Capt. Chris Dew and Capt. Chris Eckert were the 1st to return to the OIFC after a 6hr trip fishing in 65 ft. deep water. Along on the charter were Alan, Emma and Like Stokes, with Harrison and Shannon Wynne and Marty Lovings of Cary and Atlanta. There were a lot of smiles under the OIFC sign!
Thank ya'll for joining us on our charters.
Take a look at Brian Robbins’ big 6.3 lbs flounder he caught Friday the 6th. Fishing that day were, Big Brian, Kennan's daughter Haedyn, Kennan's Dad & friend Jimmy Causey fishing that day. They caught one more 19 incher with 2 keepers for the day.
Here's a 26.5 inch red drum Michael Smith caught in the surf at Holden Beach. 10 minutes later he caught a 25 in red.
Good work and thanks for the picture.