Nov,13 and not saying we went Waaaaayyyyyy up the river but when this guy swam by I thought maybe we had gone to far up. Water temp is still 61 degrees. Sunday was a great day on the water.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Brian Allen aboard the Wall Hanger showed that kings were't the only bite going down at the SKA Finals with this snapper he caught on a ribbon fish.
Notice the angle of the horizon and you can tell how smooth the seas weren't.
Kevin Sneed took Nicholas to the Stream aboard his Rigged and Ready this weekend. Judging by the pictures the guys had a productive trip. I'd say it's time to take a Gulf Stream trip! Check with us at 910-575-3474! Or drop by the OIFC for all your Gulf Stream needs.
Bonecrusher Sauls went fishing this weekend with Nesbitt and Beck Noble's nephew Ian. Ian landed red red drum, trout and black drum. Judging by the background it would appear they were at the Little River Jetties. Although Bonecrusher has been known to take his photos at bogus locations.
I hope the 'Crusher isn't teaching Ian bad habits. Congratulations Ian. Great catch!
Captains Chris Dew and Steele Park have been to the gulf stream the last two days with a decent wahoo bite starting to materialize out there.
Saturday they had several good runs come unbuttoned, but finally managed to land a wahoo, dolphin, and an amberjack. They also did a little vertical jigging and caught two snowy grouper just short of the 24" mark, along with the usual amberjacks.
Sunday they tightened it up a bit and buttoned up on two citation wahoo! Thats right...48.3lbs and 52.8 pounds...They also had a blackfin tuna and a king mackerel on the troll. Did a little vertical jigging and found the amberjack again. The gulf stream action will only heat up from this point. It looks as though the wahoo are starting to show and will get thicker as November draws to a close. Look for the next good weather day and get out there! Need someone to take you. Give us a call...910 575 3474! See ya on the water!
Most king fishing teams recognize the Seahorse Fishing Team by their bright green Yellowfin. The team consists of Chad, Amy and Madison Morris, Scott Buff of Oak Island and George Metzger. However They brought the Division 9 Senior Angler Award. Amy is pictured with a king she caught during the nationals and Junior Angler Madison caught on in the 40 lb. range. The team finished 26th out of 107 boats in the big boat class with a total 80.02 lbs.
Way to go Seahorse for making N. C. proud!
Team OIFC..Captained by Captain Barrett McMullan, with Capt. Brant Capt. Amy, Rube and 1st mate Carolyn McMullan win the SKA Nationals with a 48.43+54.70=103.13 lb total!!
Now both Brant and Barrett are now National Champions, which is unheard of in the king mackerel fishing world!
Also pictured below is Blakely and her daddy, National Champion Captian Barrett.
All the OIFC sponsored teams worked together through out the season and are to be congratulated.
The picture was taken just after the fish were weighed by Stephanie McMullan.
I got these pictures of Capt. Jeff Beck and Alex Mercer aboard Brian Aycock's "Hail Yeah" while they were pre- fishing in the Gulf of Mexico today.
The 3rd pic is Brian getting rigged and ready for the big show Sunday.
Capt. Jeff said he'll send a full report later tonight.
Mr. Joe had family coming in from Cincinnati, OH last night and wanted to put them on a few fish. Mr. Joe's brother Bob and nephew Bobby drove all night arriving here at 4 a.m. this morning. They were on my boat by 10:45 a.m. ready to fish. A bit chilly today with a stiff North wind blowing, but the trout are bite'n! We started off with a few small fish and then found a few keepers. Mr. Joe's brother Bob was convinced that the bite was good enough he could catch one on the fly. IN THIS WIND? He caught one on the fly today! Unbelievable! Meanwhile, we kept picking away at them. Bob finally gave up on catching another on the fly and picked up a spinning reel. He made a few cast and caught our best trout of the day. Close to 4 pounds...I guess some people just have all the luck. Mr. Joe caught a nice red which peeled off several yards of 6 pound test line before surrendering. Awesome day on the water! I love it! See ya on the water!
Pictures below...First pic...Bob, Bobby, Joe...Second pic...4 keepers still in the livewell that we dicided to release...Third pic... What we kept for dinner!
The whole gang has made it to Biloxi to participate in the SKA Nationals. The scene is neat down here. Barrett and I tallied it up last night and between Tuesday and Wednesday we have run over 500 miles in the boat -- lots of looking and getting the lay of the land-- our choice, not a necessity. Tuesday we ran across the state of Louisiana to the famed West Delta (110 miles one way). The area is very neat and pristine. The really cool part is running through all the marshes and bayous of lower LA. It is a natural preserve of every variety and a great display of how nature and man interact (lots of oil industry down there). Trust me, nature is doing just fine. Anyway, we scouted out the West Delta, found some neat stuff and have that logged in the memory bank. Wednesday we ran due south of Biloxi and prodded around from 100 foot depths to 300 foot depths. The one way run to the farthest point was around 80 miles. We had a good day and found some some good info. The weather both days was very good. A strong cold front passed through Weds PM and its blowing Thursday but looks to lay out for fishing Friday and Saturday, Friday may be a little sloppy in the AM. Anyway, everyone is busy collecting bait and getting ready. I just hope the fish bite like they have been; for everyones sake, but especially the guys that have never been here before. To experience the Biloxi bite is just a requirement, it is awesome. Here are a few pics to wet your appetite from last couple of days. I'm posting a new video to our You Tube account too - pretty funny. Check it out - http://www.youtube.com/user/oifc1 - if its not up now, check back, uploading now.
The trout fishing remains steady. Fish are showing up in all the usual places. Docks, canals, and deep holes in the creeks are all producing fish. The deeper holes and dock pilings seem to be producing the larger fish. Lots of small fish showing up in the canals, both OIB and Holden. Docks along the ICW are producing some solid fish in the 2 to 4 pound range, with a solid 6.3 pounder coming out from one dock. Shoulda, coulda, oughta been in the rodeo!
Again, live shrimp is hard to beat, but even harder to get right now. Artificials are doing well as the bait has thinned out quite a bit. Gulp shrimp, DOA's, Bass Assassain Sea Shads, and C.A.L. soft plastics in chartreuse combinations have all been working well. Good Luck! See ya on the water!