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"This Week In Fishing " | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/16/11
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"S. Brunswich High Sch. Students Raise and Release Flounder" | Get Busy | 09/16/11
 

I found a story in today's Star News about an aquaculture program at S. Brunswick High School.  If you're interested click on this link.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"weird things are starting to happen with northeasterner" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/16/11
 

As a follow up to my opinion this cool windy weather change is going to ignite the fish...... this morning, I witnissed an unexplainable site. At the entrance to the concrete canals, I saw a large school of 8-12 inch mullets, balled up tight like pogies. Something was blasting thru the school with mullets basically jumping out of the water. These were 8-12inch mullets; what feeds on that size mullets that would be inside the intercoastal? They wern't porpoises as they would have surfaced. Sharks? Tarpon? Giant Redfish? I don't know, but just goes to show the magical fishing conditions that are due to come as we change seasons from summer to fishing season. Come on down!
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Prince Edward Island Recap" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/16/11
 

Finally catching my breath after several weeks of travel which concluded with an unforgettable trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada as part of the OIFC's Traveling Fisherman program.  What an adventure it was!

On board for this expedition were:
Barrett McMullan
Chris Eckert (OIFC Mate/Capt)
Zach Faulkner (OIFC Mate/Capt)
Kyle Hughes (OIFC Capt)
James "Big Chief" Hammonds (Holden Beach Charter Capt/Tournament Fisher)
Chris Blackwell (Ft Pierce, FL Capt/Tournament, Commercial Fisher)
Mark Blackwell (Ft Pierce, FL Capt/Tournament, Commercial Fisher)
John Langel (Ft Pierce, FL Commercial Fisher)

I've been fortunate and had the opportunity to travel to many remote and exotic fishing locations around the world.  I've pretty much determined that Venice, Louisiana is located on the very edge of Earth.  After arriving to our most recent destination in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, I believe I've found the other edge of the Earth!  We flew into Charlottetown, PEI, rented a couple of vans and headed east Saturday evening.  We figured we would get to our motel, pick up supplies for the next day of fishing and then go have dinner at a local restaurant.  Upon arrival in North Lake we quickly figured out this was no metropolis as the only sign of life we could find was the motel attendant.  Fortunately we were directed to the one restaurant within 20 miles which happened to be in walking distance from the motel where we would have every one of our meals over the next 3 days.  The weather in Charlottetown was a pleasant and refreshing 60 degrees.  When we got to North Lake that evening and stepped out of the van the 45 degree cool air combined with the 25 knot north wind took our breath away. North Lake fits the exact description of the small quaint fishing village.  There is a small harbor with about 50 commercial lobster boats, a seafood processor, lobster traps scattered everywhere, a motel, and one eatery.  It is perfect.

The next morning we woke up to perfect conditions.  The air temps were in the high 40's and the wind was near calm.  We all had high hopes of the fishing as we've heard stories of the monster tuna that live nearby, but nobody really knew exactly what to expect.  It wouldn't take long to figure it out.

We split up into teams of 4 and met with the crews of the two boats we had chartered around 7:30am at the wharf.  The wharf was really unique.  It's basically a man-made canal about 60 feet wide and the 40 to 50 ft lobster boats line up two deep along the sides from one end of the wharf all the way to the inlet.  It was a little strange really.  There was a good number of boats there but only a very few were fishing.  I think most of them focus on the lobster fishery in the early summer.  The boats that were fishing that day all departed about the same time in a single file line out the inlet which is a man made bulk head about 30 feet wide.  I was fishing with Chris and Mark Blackwell and John Langel with Capt.'s Darren, Greg and Spencer.  I was all set in for a long ride on the slow lobster boat that seemed to have a top end of 7knots.  About the time I got comfortable, Capt Darren says "ok boys I think we're close".  We had traveled maybe 1 mile from port and I'm thinking, ok I've seen this before, it's going to be one of those kind of charter where you shoulda been here yesterday.  We stopped the boat and began jigging sabikis and immediately were bringing 1lb Tinker Mackerels over the side 3 at a time.  We had expressed interest in trying live bait so the crew was willing to give it a shot.  It's easy to see why the tunas are so big and plentiful up there, the bait is THICK.  About the time we put a dozen baits in the well, Capt Greg says, "hey boys, look over there I believe those guys are hooked up".  About a 100 yards away I see a boat making way with a rod doubled over.  Halfway stunned, and in true tourist fashion I say, "hooked to what"?  I'm quickly reminded by the crew with mild grins, "you'll see".  So, with a livewell full of beautiful tinker mackerels Capt Darren steers us offshore and he studies the depth machine.  About that time, I see explosions going off about a half mile from us like somebody was dropping school busses into the ocean from an airplane.  "Oh, there they are" said Capt. Greg, "who is up first".  I can't believe their confidence.  Surely it's not that easy.  I've been tuna fishing for 15 years and can think back to all the pain, misery, suffering and endless hours of monotanous trolling, freezing with no bites.  Chris Blackwell was up first and got suited into his harness.  We got about half way to the busting tunas and Capt Darren began getting a strong mark on his bottom machine.  "Ok fellas, ready when you are.  There are several under us right now".  Capt Spencer chunked up a bunch of herring he already had on the boat and started a chum line.  Chris was now geared up and Capt Greg hooked up a live bait.  He warned Chris to hold on and that it shouldn't take long.  We all stood bye with cameras and video cameras not believing it could really be this easy.  The bait hit the water, Spencer gave it 5 pulls of free-line, held onto the line and it came tight. "There he is"!  We were hooked up less than 1 minute into fishing. 

Stand by for the rest of the story.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Northeasterner opens door for fall King season to begin" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/16/11
 

Everyone who fishes knows what a bad King Mackerel bite we have had this season. However, my experience is the harder mother nature is on us, the easier she will be in the future. What we need is a jump start to get her waken up so the fish will start doing what they are supposed to do. I had hoped Irene was the answer, but all we got our of her was a mullet blow. Maybe the solution is the northeastern we got blowing this weekend. There is a small low off the coast this morning, and combined with the cold front that came thru last night, maybe the forces will join, and we'll get a weather event that will finally wake up the fish. It is definitley been weird thus far this fall. I have never seen more bait along our beaches than this year....pogies/mulletsgreenies/glass minnows, and now here come the spots. Surely the Kings will see whats going on and maybe a good northeastern will blow them in. My forecast is it's going to happen, probably mid week when the high pressure lets up a little and things calm down. It looks like late in the week a weak front will pass and give us perfect conditions for the weekend.

For all the tourney fishermen, next weekend starts a string of King tourneys for every weekend thru October, leading up to the SKA National Championship in Biloxi, Mississippi. This is the first year the championship returns to Biloxi since the oil spill[and the first year back since Team OIFC won the national championship with our 74.1lb monster]. For all the teams thinking of going, I can assure you Biloxi offers the most amazing King fishing in the world. Basically you have to cull thru the 30's and 40's to get to the 50's which is what you need to win. Anybody needing any info on fishing the championship give us a call.

Locally, standby, the bite is about to be on! Let er blow!


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Secret Hole" | Get Busy | 09/15/11
 

Tim Gallimore, inventor of Captain Tim's Channelside Rig, fished a secret hole, he and Daniel Simmons discovered.  Tim and Daniel were using Tim's now famous Channelside rig on a full moon and falling tide when they caught their fish, some of which are pictured below.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Sea Conditions/Bait Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/15/11
 

The Carolina Cat with Captains Steele and O.C. are on an 8 hr charter.  They reported at 8:40 am that the bait was just off the Shallotte Inlet in @20ft. of water.  The sea is slick.

A customer had reported the markers in the Shallotte Inlet were gone.  The Carolina Cat advised they are all there, just "hug the Green".


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"On the Edge" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/14/11
 

The inshore bite was on fire just before the full moon and has slowed just a bit with its passing. The redfish are still biting really well. Live shrimp and mullet on a carolina rig is getting the job done around hard structure. Rod and Bill joined me yesterday afternoon, we found several short flounder with only one keeper in the bunch. We switched gears and started to target the redfish. We had lots of opportunities, but pulled hooks, bent hooks, and broke a few lines. We finally landed a couple of nice reds for dinner. Andy and Alan join me this afternoon and the action was pretty much the same. We landed several flounder, baby gag grouper, and some nice reds. Thank you guys for fishing we me! See ya on the water!

The water still needs to cool down a bit for an all out Fall bite! A cold front is supposed to pass this weekend and should help us out a bit. I expect the bite will be great around the new moon phase late next week. Stay tuned....


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Fall Brawl Classifieds section" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/14/11
 

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY !

I am working on putting together my Fall Brawl program.  Last year I started a Classified section that resulted in 100% sales success.  No telling if the Fall Brawl section was the reason, but it cetainly did not hurt. 

I currently have 6 spots open to advertise your "marine" related goods- boats, trailers, engines, equipment........

Cost is $200 - EMAIL captbrant@oifc.com a picture and short description and contact information- if you would like to advertise your goods in the Fall Brawl tournament program -- deadline is 9/15



- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Tubbs Inlet Drum" | Get Busy | 09/14/11
 

Reggie Gaddy Jr. stopped by the OIFC shopping for hooks.  He told me about some red drum he's been catching.  Reggie was fishing from the beach on the west end of OIB and was catching drum with @4" mullet he been catching in his cast net.  He said he was fishing on a rising tide just inside the mouth of the inlet and there was a 30 minute window when he was tearing the red drum up.  He said he comes down here from Weddington, N.C. about this time of year, every year, with the same results.  As is my general practice, I asked Reggie to get me a picture.  Here it is:
- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Drum At The Jetties" | Get Busy | 09/14/11
 

Todd Helf and Robert Hughes fished the Jetties Saturday using pogies.  Todd Caught and released this 46" red drum.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Fresh Fish" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/13/11
 

If you decide to dine at The Mid Town Bistro in N. Myrtle Beach you'll be treated to fresh wahoo, tuna and possibly mackerel.  Jeff Martini headed to the blue water..the scarp, with friends and family.  The crew landed 4 wahoo, 6 mahi and a king.

Also Captain Brant, Captain Steele and Captain O.C. fished with Captain Wall Trayah aboard his boat out of Southport today.  They went to 150 ft deep water and caught wahoo and king.

The wahoo bite is most definitely on!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Near Shore Flounder" | Get Busy | 09/13/11
 

Woody Wooten and Tommy Helms fished together at some near shore reef numbers Tommy has plugged in his head.  The guys stopped by the OIFC late this afternoon to show us some of their fish.  The last picture is of the fish he didn't show us!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Full moon blues" | Get Busy | 09/13/11
 

Not sure what happened but we are going to blame it on the full moon and east winds Sunday into Monday morning. Monday afternoon the fish licked thier lips and started to bite again. Red Fish ,Black Drum and even a few Flounder. Had a great time with Josh and Byron English fishing the ICW.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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"I've Seen The Future" | Get Busy | 09/12/11
 

Not only was Camdyn catching fish Sunday, so were the Sauls twins, Sloan and Sydney, Caroline McMulllan and Sydney Jones....all about the same age.  These young ladies also do Crossfit together.  The boys better up their game!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Tuna Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/12/11
 

Just figured out Internet access up here in the booming metropolis of Prince Edward Island, Canada.  I'll keep it short until I get back home and am able to upload pictures.  The story is, this is an adventure that every serious big game fisherman needs to experience.  PEI truly is the "land of the giants".  We have literally hand fed 1000+lb giant bluefin tuna and did our best to stand behind rods as these Buick sized fish toyed with us.  Several giants were subdued up to 850lbs. I firmly believe, however there are many tunas up here that simply can't be caught on standard rod and reel gear.  The size of these critters is unimaginable.  I know the picutres won't do it justice but seeing it firsthand is something I doubt any of us will forget.  We've had a great time up here in the small quaint fishing village and everyone has pulled on giant tunas until their hearts were content.  We head home tomorrow with great stories, great memories and sore muscles.  Stand by for the full report coming soon.
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Striper Trawling" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/12/11
 

I received this report from N.C. Sportsman this morning.  It is of interest to all anglers.  Click on this link to read.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"She Can Do It All" | Get Busy | 09/11/11
 

Sunday, Capt. Jeff Beck, his daughter, 1st Mate Camdyn and myself, all members of Team OIFC decided to do a little back water fishing.  Jeff said he'd been working with Camdyn on throwing a cast net.  But I had no idea she could throw it as well as she did.  Camdyn caught shrimp and mullet on almost every throw, and her net opened nicely.

After getting some nice bait we elected to anchor off at the Sunset Bridge near Bonecrusher and his family.  No more than Camdyn cast her Barbee rod, the tip took several nice hard dips and the fight was on.  What appeared to be a 3 lb flounder was striping line faster that she could reel.  Once she got the fish along side, it decided to run and snapped her line.

Jeff put her another bait on and bam!!!  It was me this time.  I brought in a record setting toad fish, causing Camdyn to laugh  at my lack of fishing skills.  Right after that she landed a 1.4 lb flounder  all by her self.

We pulled anchor and changed to a location near Daniel Simmons' house.  We poped our baits under a dock.  And you guessed it, Camdyn hooked a 2.7 lb black drum.  She fought it all the way in all by herself.

The crew cleaned the fish at the OIFC and after cleaning the boat and taking her bath she was ready to have a great dinner of fresh shrimp, flounder,  black drum, cole slaw and hushpuppies.  Country girl can survive!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"PEI Bluefin report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 09/11/11
 

Report from the OIFC Traveling Fishermen team Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing in Price Edward Island, Nova Scotia....Barrett says they are in an all out bite; basically hand feeding 1000+lb Bluefins. Everybodys hooked up, have caught several over 1000lbs.
- Rube McMullan
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"Under pressure" | Get Busy | 09/11/11
 

I met Bob and Terry at the fish cleaning station on the dock at OIFC about a month ago. Bob had an uneventfull day on the water and said when I come back we will go fishing. Fishing we did this day. Not sure what has happened to the flounder bite we hit some great mud flats alone the ICW and found acouple of short fish. The docks did us well on the falling tide.
- Capt. Jeff Williamson
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