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"Oyster shucking tonight at Fall Brawl" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/24/10
 

All Fall Brawl participants and families; don't forget tonight at awards we will have the first eating of local steamed oysters. I sampled them, they are excellent. Also the 2010 NC amateur Oyster Shucking Champion will be on hand to sign autographed oyster shells. 
- Rube McMullan
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"More Fall Brawl Day 1" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/23/10
 


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"Fall Brawl 49 # Cobia" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/23/10
 

The Brothers In Law with Tim Wayt and Ted Hammonds weighed in a 49 lb cobia in the Fall Brawl which placed them in the lead on day one.
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"Day 1-Fall Brawl" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/23/10
 

The top 5 leaders on day one, from left to right:

Prime Time-37.45

King Machine -33.70

Whipsum Tail-32.35

Grace-32.30

Contend This 32.15


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"Fall Brawl Standings- Day 1" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/23/10
 

Current overall standings- King Mackerel

1 37.45 23-Oct 16:15 69 Jamie Milam_Jr Prime Time Rocky Point, NC 23 A.C..
2 33.70 23-Oct 15:46 210 Donald G Cyphers Jr King Machine Rocky Point, NC 24 A.... 3 32.35 23-Oct 14:44 33 Daniel D Snyder Whipsum Tail Southport, NC 22 A.C..
4 32.30 23-Oct 16:22 222 James W Hammonds Jr Grace Reidsville, NC 27 .....
5 32.15 23-Oct 16:48 220 Hunter Woodell Contend This Sanford, NC 31 AB...
6 28.75 23-Oct 17:07 244 A Thomas Vangritis I Let It Ride Wilmington, NC 31 AB...
7 27.65 23-Oct 16:36 3 James M Demyan Jr Final Approach Southern Pines, NC 31 A....
8 27.25 23-Oct 16:20 195 Todd Schad Diggin It Waxhaw, NC 35 A....
9 26.55 23-Oct 16:49 152 James T Turlington J Not Today Wilmington, NC 25 A....
10 25.80 23-Oct 15:55 160 Chris Cashwell Let'er Rip Roseboro, NC 23 ..C..
11 25.70 23-Oct 17:00 230 Scott Taylor Bone Collector Riegelwood, NC 28 A....
12 24.80 23-Oct 17:09 180 Neal Loman No Alibi Greensboro, NC 24 A....
13 24.75 23-Oct 15:52 27 Stan Hollingsworth Don't Bug Me Wilmington, NC 24 A....
14 24.65 23-Oct 17:05 95 Gary Pollard Wet Flash Clover, SC 31 AB...
15 24.10 23-Oct 16:28 31 Joshua Timbers 90 Minutes Southport, NC 19 .BC..
16 23.45 23-Oct 16:46 177 Dean Spatholt Fish Meister Calabash, NC 36 AB...
17 23.25 23-Oct 16:14 24 Michael B Newton Gotta Go Lillington, NC 22 ..C..
18 22.90 23-Oct 17:05 127 David Holland Deep End Raeford, NC 26 AB...
19 22.65 23-Oct 17:00 173 Steven Kyle Sears Wired-Up Southport, NC 20 ..C..
20 22.60 23-Oct 16:47 202 Blake Holcomb Salt & Battery Leland, NC 23 A....
21 22.60 23-Oct 17:00 136 Brett A Barnes Hot Rod II Wilmington, NC 19 ..C..
22 22.30 23-Oct 17:05 19 Cheryl Davis What Ever Greensboro, NC 21 A.C..
23 22.05 23-Oct 16:33 176 Lee Heath Never Enough II Greensboro, NC 20 A.C..
24 21.75 23-Oct 16:54 8 Grady Gaston Hughes Reel Music Wilmington, NC 23 ABC..
25 21.75 23-Oct 16:58 164 Ken Strickland All In Greensboro, NC 31 A....
26 21.65 23-Oct 16:05 56 Robert A Widenhouse Happy Jax Wilmington, NC 23 A.C..
27 20.60 23-Oct 16:52 143 David Tedder Team Zebra Colfax, NC 36 AB...
28 20.45 23-Oct 17:12 111 Brant McMullan OIFC Ocean Isle Beach, NC 31 AB...
29 19.95 23-Oct 16:35 243 Clark E Hales Mad Kat Dunn, NC 26 A....
30 19.60 23-Oct 16:12 129 David Kiser Tide 1 On Wadesboro, NC 23 ..C..
31 19.50 23-Oct 15:33 215 Michael Lucas No Plans Wilmington, NC 22 ..C..
32 19.40 23-Oct 16:41 1 Richard Alan Clark Reely Misbehavin Kernersville, NC 26 A....
33 19.15 23-Oct 16:39 214 Joseph Russ Russty Hook Bladenboro, NC 23 ..C..
34 18.95 23-Oct 16:32 186 Ted Hammonds Brothers in Law Wilmington, NC 22 A.C..
35 18.85 23-Oct 15:37 153 Jeff C Swart Trac Attack Hudson, NC 24 .....
36 18.55 23-Oct 17:08 93 Nesbitt Noble Wide Spread Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28 A....
37 18.50 23-Oct 16:52 101 Danny L Whisenant Venture Sum Aberdeen, NC 32 A....
38 18.20 23-Oct 16:19 134 Joey G Crisp Team McKee Craft Wilmington, NC 28 A....
39 18.00 23-Oct 16:53 79 Britt Butler Makin Bacon Aynor, SC 26 A....
40 17.90 23-Oct 17:01 14 Frank Byrum Wishful Thinking Monroe, NC 21 A.C..
41 17.05 23-Oct 17:02 198 Chris Denny Family Time Myrtle Beach, SC 28 A....
42 16.85 23-Oct 16:34 119 Ricky Joe Lefler Tricky Ricky Rockwell, NC 22 A.C..
43 16.65 23-Oct 16:24 82 J David Wicker Lucky Strike Castle Hayne, NC 23 .....
44 16.15 23-Oct 16:50 132 Michael B Davis Jr Silverspoon Wilmington, NC 21 A.C..
45 15.95 23-Oct 16:29 85 Justin Weaver Justin Time Oak Island, NC 23 ABC..
46 15.60 23-Oct 16:25 38 Jody Staley Salty Daze Burlington, NC 23 ..C..
47 15.45 23-Oct 17:01 172 Richard Hewett Kings Ransom Southport, NC 23 A.C..
48 15.40 23-Oct 15:44 30 Eddie Parrish Big Reel Kernersville, NC 27 .....
49 15.00 23-Oct 17:10 75 Dieter W Cardwell Tide Line Winston Salem, NC 35 AB...
50 14.60 23-Oct 16:43 64 M3 Advertising Team MacNair North Myrtle Beach, SC 18 A.C..
51 14.45 23-Oct 16:51 197 Huey Fann Makin Time Roseboro, NC 21 .....
52 14.35 23-Oct 16:38 35 Mike Smith Budfin Whispering Pines, NC 23 ..C..
53 14.15 23-Oct 17:09 37 Scott Bookout Shallotte, NC 23 .....
54 14.00 23-Oct 16:40 39 Richard L Boles Toes-Up Laurinburg, NC 23 A.C..
55 13.90 23-Oct 17:07 20 C Mark Henderson Liquid Fire Cape Carteret, NC 31 .....
56 13.85 23-Oct 16:31 118 John Starnes Beats Workin Albemarle, NC 23 A.C..
57 13.60 23-Oct 16:38 191 David Hooks Jr The Black Pearl Ocean Isle Beach, NC 31 A....
58 13.55 23-Oct 16:35 182 Joshua Baker Aqua Loco Camden, SC 23 .....
59 13.05 23-Oct 16:57 226 Brian Aycock Hail Yeah Ocean Isle Beach, NC 23 ABC..
60 11.50 23-Oct 16:59 59 Todd Vick Liquid Matters Murrells Inlet, SC 21 ..C..
61 11.35 23-Oct 17:02 201 Darren Stevenson Greedy Girl Troutman, NC 27 AB...
62 11.10 23-Oct 17:04 183 Ronald T Foster Tall Tails High Point, NC 29 .....
63 10.90 23-Oct 16:55 110 Christos Carroll Fish Hard Fear Nothi Forest, VA 31 .....
64 10.10 23-Oct 17:04 229 Glenn Bruce OIB Fishin Roseboro, NC 23 ..C..
65 9.80 23-Oct 16:54 169 Bobby F Watkins III Reely Shady Bethune, SC 23 A.C..
66 9.30 23-Oct 16:51 211 Chris Dawson Miss Janelle Tabor City, NC 22 ..C..
67 9.10 23-Oct 16:49 21 David C Locklear Dream Catcher Maxton, NC 27 .....

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TWTs
A = heaviest King
B = heaviest King - High Roll
C = heaviest King <= 23' boat

Jr. Angler Division King Mackerel
32.35 23-Oct 14:44 33 Whipsum Tail Trevor Snyder Southport, NC
27.25 23-Oct 16:20 195 Diggin It Kali Enoch Waxhaw, NC
27.25 23-Oct 16:20 195 Diggin It Laurin Schad Waxhaw, NC
23.25 23-Oct 16:14 24 Gotta Go Mackenzie Newton Lillington, NC
21.65 23-Oct 16:05 56 Happy Jax Blake Widenhouse Wilmington, NC
20.45 23-Oct 17:12 111 OIFC Caroline McMullan Ocean Isle Beach, NC
20.45 23-Oct 17:12 111 OIFC Cassie Dawson Ocean Isle Beach, NC
19.50 23-Oct 15:33 215 No Plans Austin Lucas Wilmington, NC
19.40 23-Oct 16:41 1 Reely Misbehavin Jerry Clark Kernersville, NC
17.90 23-Oct 17:01 14 Wishful Thinking Brice Byrum Monroe, NC
17.05 23-Oct 17:02 198 Family Time Jackson Denny Myrtle Beach, SC
16.15 23-Oct 16:50 132 Silverspoon Michael Davis III Wilmington, NC
14.60 23-Oct 16:43 64 Team MacNair Houston MacNair North Myrtle Beach, SC
14.15 23-Oct 17:09 37 Toni Bogan Shallotte, NC
13.90 23-Oct 17:07 20 Liquid Fire Lakota Waters Cape Carteret, NC
13.90 23-Oct 17:07 20 Liquid Fire Crockett Henderson Cape Carteret, NC
13.85 23-Oct 16:31 118 Beats Workin Jacob Starnes Albemarle, NC
13.60 23-Oct 16:38 191 The Black Pearl Zack Kinley Ocean Isle Beach, NC
13.60 23-Oct 16:38 191 The Black Pearl Tripp Hooks Ocean Isle Beach, NC
13.05 23-Oct 16:57 226 Hail Yeah Austin Aycock Ocean Isle Beach, NC
13.05 23-Oct 16:57 226 Hail Yeah Alex Mercer Ocean Isle Beach, NC
10.10 23-Oct 17:04 229 OIB Fishin Hunter Bruce Roseboro, NC

Lady Angler Division

28.75 23-Oct 17:07 244 Let It Ride Jodi Chilcote Wilmington, NC
24.65 23-Oct 17:05 95 Wet Flash Liz Elvington Clover, SC
22.60 23-Oct 16:47 202 Salt & Battery Kellie Goodson Leland, NC
22.30 23-Oct 17:05 19 What Ever Cheryl Davis Greensboro, NC
18.50 23-Oct 16:52 101 Venture Sum Ann Wood Aberdeen, NC
18.20 23-Oct 16:19 134 Team McKee Craft Jamie Crisp Wilmington, NC
17.90 23-Oct 17:01 14 Wishful Thinking Caroline Byrum Monroe, NC
16.65 23-Oct 16:24 82 Lucky Strike Stephanie Ferrell Castle Hayne, NC
14.60 23-Oct 16:43 64 Team MacNair Debbie Locke North Myrtle Beach, SC
14.15 23-Oct 17:09 37 Susan Williams Shallotte, NC
13.85 23-Oct 16:31 118 Beats Workin Nita Starnes Albemarle, NC
13.55 23-Oct 16:35 182 Aqua Loco Sarah James Camden, SC
11.35 23-Oct 17:02 201 Greedy Girl Tracey Smith Troutman, NC
11.10 23-Oct 17:04 183 Tall Tails Dana Meads High Point, NC

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Fall Brawl Info" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/23/10
 

Right now, there is a 37 and change fish in the lead with 107 boats anticipated to fish tomorrow.  Specific standings for today's activity will be posted by 10pm tonight.  Good luck to all the boats fishing tomorrow.  I will see you out there.
- Capt. Steele
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"Inshore Report" | Speckulator - 22' | 10/23/10
 

Fall is finally here, and the cooler air and water temps are heating up the inshore fishing.  The redfish bite has been very strong, starting with the our run of bull reds a couple weeks ago, which has tapered off now that the water temps have dipped into the mid 60s.  Since the fishing for the big ones has slowed, we have focused more on fishing for reds in the backwaters, and have found plenty of them there as well.  There are a lot of fish in the 15-18" range around, but we have caught some nice ones up to 30" in the shalllows recently as well.  Next, we have experienced an awesome fall flounder bite this year, as we have run up some big numbers of flounder in the past week or two.  However, some days it has seemed like we were stuck in an april flounder bite as most were throwbacks.  But on other days, the fish averaged a little bigger, and we have managed a couple around 4lbs recently, and a 5.5lber yesterday, so there are still some good ones around.  Finally, I have spent some time looking for the trout this week, and have had some success, but the best trout fishing is certainly yet to come, and the fishing will continue to improve over the coming weeks.  So now is the time to get to the beach, as the best fishing of the year is here now.


- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"Drum At The Jetties" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/23/10
 

This picture is of a red drum caught by my friend and insurance agent Ryan Neuwirth and Linds yesterday.  Richard Boles was out there looking for Bait for the Fall Brawl and caught a drum on a sabiki rig.  Honest...he showed me a picture which I hope to post soon.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Fall Brawl Pics" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/22/10
 


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"Fall Brawl Pictures" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/22/10
 

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"Fall Brawl Capts. Meeting" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/22/10
 


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"Fall Brawl report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/22/10
 

wow- 243 boats have entered to fish.  Approx 50/50 fishing Saturday and Sunday.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  See you at the weigh-in- good luck!
- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"In Sight of Land" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/22/10
 

Here is a picture of a 30 lb. king caught on live mullet within sight of land Sunday by by Laurie Chestnut of Conway, S.C.  A great day fishing!  This ought to get you fired up for the Fall Brawl if your not already!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Chad and Kimberly's King" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/22/10
 

This is a picture of a king Chad Millard and Kimberly Britt landed near shore while pulling cigar minnows aboard the "Gotta Hit It".  Thanks for the picture.


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"In Shore Detonation" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/21/10
 

Tuesday, Captain Jeff Williamson did a guide trip aboard the OIFC rental Penn Craft with Dave from Juno, Alaska.  They spent the majority of the day drum and trout fishing the backwaters without any spectacular results.  For a change of pace, Captain J. Dogg decided to reach back into his old bag of tricks and try some top water fishing using a Zara Spook top water plugs.  There was a trout detonation almost immediately.  Before it was over the top water appeared as if they were in a trout war zone.   With most everyone's focus on king fishing, be sure not to overlook the fall in shore bite.  And the next time you stop by Juno, just ask for a knife shop and you'll be immediately directed to Dave's.
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"Fall Brawl fishing report update" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/21/10
 

Just came in from a recon mission. Heres what I see. The water from 30 feet on out is as king green as king green gets. Pogies pods are up and down the beach; saw kings skyrocketing on pogy school just outside Shallotte Inlet. A mile offshore, glass minnows are thick, and blues and spanish are busting them. Rode up to river channel, and big schools of blues feeding on glass minnows. Lighthouse Rocks had pretty good King bite this mornining. We put one bait out and caught a mid twenty. A mid 40 caught there and several in 30's.

Weather looks perfect; weak front coming tonight, shifting to north tomorrw, and then laying out tomorrow night. Saturday going from north to souoth, lite, so will probably go flat. Sunday, lite south winds; very stable barometer.

Bottom line.....suggest gets lots of hooks, rigs, baits as all out bite should develop after front passes tomorrow. The bad news is the fish are everywhere. Deciding where to fish is a challenge. Heard of fish also being caught at the 90's today.

Come join us tomorrow evening for Fall Brawl registration. We'll be able to update where things stand at the capt meeting. 


- Rube McMullan
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"Oyster Shucking Champ" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/21/10
 

Congratulations to Rube, the 2010 Ocean Isle Beach Oyster Festival Oyster Shucking Champion.  After a disappointing 3rd place last year, Rube vowed to train hard in the off season.  He was determined to become the best oyster shucker in all of Ocean Isle Beach  His hard work and dedication paid off when he shucked a dozen oysters faster than any of his worthy opponents.  This title ranks right up there with his SKA National Championship title.  Perhaps we can get him to demonstrate his skills the weekend at the Fall Brawl.
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"One More On the Schedule" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/20/10
 

We all have our eyes on the Fall Brawl this upcoming weekend, making preparations, trying to figure out what the fish are doing ect. Typically by this point it's cold enough that the fish are either right on the beach or they have already left the beach in search of warmer water. This year however the extended summer weather has the typical fall fishing pattern in disarray. The good news is the fish are everywhere; the bad news is they are not concentrated anywhere- if that makes any sense. Don't worry, we'll get our fall fishing yet. Which brings me to my next reminder. Despite Rube's proclamation of the Fall Brawl being the last Carolina Kingfish tourney this year, don't forget about the new North Carolina Kingfish Championship taking place November 13th-21st. The purpose of this tournament is two-fold. First, for some reason this sport is one of the very few that does not crown a State Champion. Well, this is it. This year the winner of the NC Kingfish Championship will be crowned with the prestigous title of being the first NC Kingfish State Champion. The second motivation behind this event is by creating a very fishermen friendly format (pick 2 out 9 days) and by having the event in middle November on the Carolina coast tournament fishermen will finally have an arena to compete in when king mackerel fishing is at its peak along our coast. This tournament is not based out of Ocean Isle but instead from Morehead City and Hatteras. The reason being during November the waters between Morehead City and Hatteras offer some of the most amazing king mackerel fishing anywhere. 40lb, 50lb, 60lb and even bigger fish are possible and frankly are common. It's the only king mackerel fishery I'm aware of that can compete with Biloxi on both numbers and size of fish. This tournament is a reward to hard working fishing teams who spend all summer chasing a very few king mackerel bites in a tournament day. If you'd like to get in on what is sure to be once again an epic kingfish bite and at the same time want to compete for the NC State Championship come join us in November. There is no captains meeting as everything including registration is handled online at www.oifc.com. In late fall weather can be a concern and that's why there is a period of 9 days to choose just 2 days to fish. This will give teams ample opportunity to find good weather for fishing. If any kingfish teams from the Brunswick County area are interested but hesitant to travel to unfamiliar waters use this as an opportunity to learn new fishing grounds. Contact me, captbarrett@oifc.com, and I will share all the info I can about how to successfully fish the Morehead and Hatteras area. If you're a Carolina tournament angler you owe it to yourself to experience the incredible fishery we have in November. I will announce here on the fishing report when registration is open. Currently you can view tournament details on the tournaments page. For now though, it's FALL BRAWL TIME!
- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Fall Brawl fish forecast" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/20/10
 

Our late summer fall continues and the conditions continue to confuse the fish[and anglers]. The water temperature is approx 6 degrees higher than normal, thus the typical late fall migration of massive numbers of kings to the beach continues to be delayed. The fish don't seem to know what to do; move to the beach to feed on massive schools of greenies/glass minows/pogies/spots/mullets; or stay in deeper water and feed on cigars/sardines. What we are seeing is the fish are scattered everywhere. There are Kings being caught along the beach in the Yaupon area, kings in the river channel, kings at the Jungle, and kings even further offshore. All this leads to a very interesting Fall Brawl King Classic, as without a doubt, they can be anywhere. In past years, timing has worked out that the beach bite would go off at Shallotte Inlet for the Fall Brawl. Unless something magical happens, doesn't appear to be coming together. This week a weak cold front comes thru, but basically the weather pattern is pretty stable, thus unless the Kings are looking at the calendar, not much happening with the weather to cause them to make the move to the beach. The good news is the sea conditions look perfect, so any of the offshore spots will be easily reachable[Jungle/Shark Hole/ect]. However don't discount the beach as this is late October. Truthfully, I don't have a clue. They can be anywhere and everywhere!  If anything more definitive changes we'll let you know. Come join us at OIFC for the last Carolina King tourney of the year.
- Rube McMullan
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"Carl Chmielewski's king" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/20/10
 

Carl's son, Adam, both from Durham,N.C. stopped by the OIFC and showed me pictures these kings.  Carl and Adam caught them at the Jungle pulling pogies. One of the kings was 22 lbs and the other was 18.  In between they were getting nailed by sharks.

On the way back in they stopped at the 460 to sea bass fish.  They caught several keepers, but put back many more that were just under size.


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