Richard Boles "Toes Up Fishing Team sent these cool pictures he took on a fishing trip they made on the 30th. Nice looking king they caught also.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Bryan ran off shore aboard Danial and Amber Simmon's Contender the "Reel McCoy". Along with Bryan, Amber and Daniel were Tim Gallimore and Courtney Waddell.
The group bottom fished and got their limit of gags and scamps, some trigger fish and 6 small mahi who had to check the action out. Daniel got the big grouper of the day with a 21.6 lb. gag. They also caught a couple of blue spotted cornet fish and had plenty of amberjack action.
In the picture is Mike Trost of N. Myrtle Beach and a 9.2 lb flounder he caught at Cherry Grove this weekend.
I just learned that Mike followed up his flounder fishing with an excursion to the Gulf Stream where he caught 18 Mahi. Pretty exciting Memorial Day weekend if I say so myself.!
Capt. Jeff "J. Dogg " Williamson (Get Busy/OIFC) fished Tubbs inlet and the mouth of the Shallotte River this weekend and had great fortune. Capt. Jeff said he was using OIFC Premium Mud Minnows.
Fishing along with Capt. J. Dogg were John and Ross Porter and friend Conrad Cutler. The beauty on the paddle board is the lovely and gracious Virginia Beckham a former employee of the OIFC.. Virgina and her dad are excellent in shore anglers. This picture has absolutely NOTHING to do with fishing, Jeff just wanted everyone to know there's more beauty in our area besides fish and goats.
Sea Bass season opens tomorrow. Limit is still 12" and 15 fish per person. I'll be there !! They will be thick !!!! 80-100 feet is where the real golly whoppers are hiding.
What do you get when you cross the OIFC's 27' Contender, the It Works with the OIFC's fishing team, Do Work? You get a fairly good king fishing team aboard a boat that knows how to fish. We shouldn't become the OIFC/It Do Work instead of just going as "Do Work" do you agree?
Our day started by us finding a BIG school of pogies almost at the Coast Guard Station/light house. We got enough bait to share, which we did, Then we shot out to The Lighthouse Rocks". There was absolute nothing going on. OIFC Captain Dawson call us to meet him at the 90' Once there we pulled pogies on a green skirt, and pink skirt. While we were getting rigged, Captain Dawson hooked with a nice cobia. Mrs. Jannell fought the cobia while Miss Cassie took pictures.
We had 2 kings break off and a nice ciobia cut the line on a prop. But we landed 2 kings and a 24.8 lb cobia before heading in so Coach Steve Lanier could coach his champion youth baseball team!
While the OIFC Charter Captains were running charters, I was at Tubbs Inlet on a play day with Camdyn's jet ski which I bought from Capt. Brant at the end of the season a couple of years ago.
While there I met Joey Holden who was spending the afternoon with Captain Jamie and Missy Millikin of Shallotte Electric and the new Beach Hardware on 179. Joey had just landed this flounder and was preparing to release it when I snapped this photo. Good job Joey!!!
Captains Chris Dew and Zach Faulkner headed to the Gulf Stream with Dana Walker, Phil Walker, Mark Swisher and Scrogg Wood, all of Tenn. These guys raise Russian Jammer dogs in the Volunteer State They fished the Black Jack area using OIFC ballyhoo. Below is a picture of a grouper and a mahi they brought back.
The Memorial Day weekend is drawing to a close, but it's been a fish filled active weekend at the OIFC. Let's hope the remainder of the season gets even better.
Dr. Jay Murphy, DVM, Patrick Hobson, Dan McArdle, all of Charlotte, N.C. went fishing aboard Dr. Jay's Regulator boat today. The crew went to the Black Jack Hole and caught, not a school, but a family of mahi. They had a big ol' bull, a cow and a small dolphin who must have been the kid! Jay said the water at the Black Jack was 75 degrees, not much of a change from the beach water temps.
While Jay was refueling the boat, Captain Jeff Williamson (Get Busy/OIFC) cleaned the fish. Not a bad deal.
Captain Steele took a trio from Wilmington, Chad Ludeig, Jamie Kubrock, and Richard Chandler to the Horseshoe yesterday. Steele said they fished ballyhoo in the 76 degree water. The group returned to the OIFC around 5:45 pm with several mahi and teenage kings.
This past week has been a productive week from the inshore to the blue water. The wind blew a couple of days, but the ocean really started to flatten by Saturday afternoon. The kings are playing games with us right now but based on past history that ought to be changing shortly. We have a boat in the Gulf Stream today. I hope to have some good reports by tonight. Right now I'm jumping on one of Brant's referbed jet skis and headed to Tubbs Inlet for a day of fun with the fam!
Capt. Brandon Sauls weighed this 4.2 lb tree shaker in at the OIFC Saturday after noon. This was one of several flounder he caught that day. His goal was to knock Clay Morphis off the oIFC Rodeo Leader Board. It was not meant to be yesterday. But the Rodeo is far from over and the big flounder are starting to appear.
Brandon said the flat fish are best caught on the in coming tide. The baits of choice are, in order right now, pogies, most often found in front of the Ocean Isle Marina, and then mud minnows. Captain Jacob of the OIFC has fantastic luck with Berkley Gulp artificials.
Saturday Captains Chris Dew and Chris Eckert, two of our veteran Charter Captains took the Bob Davis crew on an 8 hr charter. Their search for bait came up empty, so armed with pin fish and frozen cigar minnows they headed to the Jungle. No one was at home. They went to the Bill Perry Reef and caught sea bass after sea bass, which thanks to the U.S. Government they had to put back. Thankfully this foolishness ends June 1st!! After that they steamed to the 90's (steamed, old boat captains lingo). Once there they hooked up with some teenager kings which the group elected to release.
The ocean was beautiful, and will only get better as time goes on which made for some great fishing and boating times.
Best action yesterday from our charter fleet and other boaters sounded like the Horseshoe. Mix of Kings/Dolphin/Cobia. Pogies were at the hot hole off Yaupon. Kings are following their normal pattern where there is a good bite late April early May at Yaupon/Lighthouse Rocks area, and then they disappear for few weeks, and then re-appear at the Horseshoe/Jungle. With Kings showing yesterday at Horeshoe, they should show at Jungle any day[probably today].
One other observation: seems each year a "hot spot" emerges in early spring, and although it cools off as mentioned above, come Jolly Mon time, that same spot will heat back up and be the hot spot for the tourney. Not forecasting here, but history is history. This year that "hot" spot has been Lighthouse Rocks.