Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphes had 20 trout on a 2 hr outing Sunday
- Capt. Rickey Beck
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphes had 20 trout on a 2 hr outing Sunday
The wahoo have been biting and Sunday (4/2) is looking good for some trolling in the Gulf Stream. $425/person. We need four people to make the trip. Call Capt. Derek at (704) 616-1615 to reserve your spot.
Chai Lee, Joe Bode, Jeff Edwards, and Chase Edwards joined me for my first backwater school of the year. We only offer a few of these each year and they fill up fast. These schools give anglers new to the area or just new to backwater fishing opportunities to learn techniques and skills directly from a guide with 8 hours of on the water instruction after a 2 hour land class discussion. The weather was near perfect yesterday with winds so light the no-seeums dang near carried us away. It was aggrevating for the first few hours as we moved a few times just to get away from the no-seeums. We managed to catch fish in every area we went to yesterday despite some nasty looking water in the bonaparte creek area. My class members where very gracious letting go all but one redfish yesterday even though we easily put a limit of keepers in the livewell. We even let go a few trout, no need to keep what you are not going to eat. Thank God for true sportsmen that understand the need to leave some for next time! The next school is scheduled for April 14th and 15th hosted by Capt. Jeff Williamson. My next school is scheduled for April 21st and 22nd. You can see all school dates and information listed under our Fishing tab and scroll down to fishing schools. See ya on the water!
Here are a few pictures from day one of our very successful Spring Kick Off and Boat Show. Join us Subday for more boat rides and classes. Also grab a meal at the Fish Company. I did
we are ready for the boat show Saturday
Below are some pictures I took today (Friday) of the dredging operation at the ICW & the Shallotte Inlet
we are putting the finishing touches on the OIFC getting ready for the Spring Kick Off this weekend!
The weather looks great, come on down to the beach and get yourself ready for the 2017 fishing season by visiting the OIFC Spring Kickoff and in-water boat show. Entire store 20% off, Free seminars and a lineup of awesome boats to see and ride -- it will be a great event!
This is a great example of why water temp shots are so critical, particularly early Spring. This pic is from Hilton's Realtime-Navigator which is what I use. See how the warm water is pushed offshore of MacMarlen. Notice the good water north of the Steeples, near Nipple and Same Ole. If you go to normal places like MacMarlen, Winyah, 100/400 or Black Jack you will likely not find much. If you burn a few extra gallons and go to Same Ole and North your chances should be better. And that's why satellite temp shots are so critical. Capt. Brant McMullan
This weekend we will be hosting our first hands on learn how to on the water with a guide fishing school of the season. We only do a few of these each year, so this is a huge opportunity for someone looking to learn the area. Still looking for a couple of brave souls to join the school this weekend. It is going to be beautiful! Trout and redfish will be the main targets in this class. Fishing for black drum will also be covered and it wouldn't suprise me to luck up on a flounder. Make that phone call today! 910 575 3474 See ya on the water!
MUCH NEEDED sand being placed east of Shallotte Boulevard on Ocean Isle Beach from Army Corps of Engineers AIWW Inlet Crossing Project.
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Saturday, March 25
10:30am – Al Fulford- Flounder
Back to back and current champion of the Fisherman’s Post inshore series
12pm - Capt. Brant McMullan
Introduction, Q&A regarding new Kingfish Cup tournament series
1:30pm – Clay Morphis – Trout & Redfish
5 time defending Inshore Challenge champion
3pm- Jacky Dufour – Swordfish
Recognized authority on Swordfishing, based from Morehead City
Sunday, March 26
12:30pm – Mark Henderson – Kingfish Mackerel
Past SKA Angler of the Year and Carolina professional
2pm – Ricky Kellum- Trout
Recognized authority on Speckled Trout fishing, based from Sneads Ferry
3:30pm – Joe Seegers – Mahi
AIWW Dredging Project
Beginning this Weekend – 3/17/17
The dredge (Southwind) is mobilizing to Ocean Isle Beach this weekend in conjunction with the AIWW crossing project. This project will remove approximately 35,000 C/Y of material from the inlet crossing and place the material on the east end of our island. Material will be placed on the east and west sides of Shallotte Blvd. for a distance of up to 800 feet on each side depending on quantity removed.
The pipe line for this project will be placed on the beach from the inlet side. Work should be completed within a two week period.
Daisy L. Ivey
Town Administrator/Finance Officer
Captain Brant is pulling out all stops improving the water depth around the OIFC dock for our boating customers and the Kingfish Cup Series. Check us out. We have a lot of improvements and a fantastic, knowledgeable staff!
Prospective King Cup Fishermen,
The time is almost here to enter. Registration will open at 9am, GPS time, on Wednesday, March 15th. The first 100 teams to register will be competing in the 2017 Kingfish Cup series.
We are recieving a lot of positive feedback regarding the Kingfish Cup, and many have suppositioned that the 100 boat field will fill quickly. As such, below are a few notes that will help you in your entry on Wednesday morning.
This is a very exciting time to be a competitive King Mackerel fisherman. Payout opportunities are expanding as new events and new formats have been introduced. The root of the reason for this increase in payout moneys is quite simple; the marine industry is finally recognizing how valuable our little piece of coast is. Consider that from Little River, SC to Carolina Beach, NC you have five of the largest King Mackerel tournaments in the entire country. We should all be thankful and be proud. We are driving our own opportunites to compete in these big tournaments with big payouts through our dedication and love of the sport of competitive King Mackerel fishing; and when I say "we" I mean us fishermen and I mean tournament organizers. Thank you fishermen, thank you tournament organizers and thank you sponsors for making southeastern North Carolina the hub of the competitive King Mackerel fishing world.
ONE FINAL WORD - If you plan on entering multiple Levels in the Kingfish Cup, and if you can afford to do so, please go ahead and enter optional Level 2 and Level 3 when you register. More teams entering the higher money optional Levels will encourage other teams to do the same, which will snowball into a payout never before seen in competitive King Mackerel fishing. That is where we hope the Kingfish Cup will take all of us! Good luck and thank you for your participation.