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"Inshore Report" | Speckulator - 22' | 07/29/09
 

Hi folks, sorry its been a little while since I updated you on the inshore action.  Between charter fishing, taking of some time off to chase some billfish, and then being sick the past few days, I haven't spent a lot of time on my computer.  The good thing though is that the fish had continued to bite well, even though we are certainly in the midst of the "dog days" of summer.  The pattern lately has been a "mixed bag" type of deal, as we have managed to catch an inshore slam on probably 75% of my recent trips.  No huge numbers of any one species, but a few of each adds up just the same.  In addition, the fish have been mostly nice ones, as is the norm this time of the year.  Less in numbers but but bigger fish...not to bad of a trade-off at all.  The only downside lately has been our unstable weather pattern,  the persitent SW winds have things a little stirred up right now, which could make things tough, but the water actually looked much better than expected this morning...and the fish were still biting.
- Capt. Kyle Hughes
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"HELP WANTED" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/29/09
 

We are about to lose our Summer help as they head back to school- thanks to Maggie, Cameron, Viriginia, Will, Adam and Morgan- good luck in school this year.  As such, we are looking for someone(s) to fill a full/part-time positionI(s) to work in the shop as clerk/greeter/phone answerer/t-shirt folder.......  The pay isn't good, but you can hang out with some terrific folks in a good working environment and learn alot about fishing- perks include:  your own parking space, fishing trips and fishing tips-

contact Capt. Brant at captbrant@oifc.com if you have interest- apply immediately

FISHING NEWS:

I guess saying nothing says a lot.  I haven't had much to say lately as there really hasn't been much going on.  I was bragging too much about the good weather, good fishing and easy bait and all of it went away- figures!  The winds have been SW 15-20 for a while and we've slipped out a few times, but if you don't get to 80 feet of water, you can hang up catching a King Mackerel.  We caught some Kings and Mahi on Sunday and Tuesday when we made it out -- We seem to be stuck in this "Summer dog day" pattern and until we get a weather change, the winds aren't forecast to let up -- HOWEVER remember, fishing and weather are a balance.  The fish can't bite all the time or they'd all be dead and the wind has to blow some or the scientists will cry global melt down- so, it is our turn to wait it out ----- stay tuned


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Davie County Sailfish" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/28/09
 

Zach and Doug Illing joined Mike and Carson Herndon aboard Mike's Sea Hunt, the Got A Clue for a successful trip today to the Raitan.  They caught 3 dolphin, a king and most importantly a sailfish! (naturally the sail was released)  Carson caught the sailfish and received the traditional "throw in the water" by his shipmates off the OIFC dock.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"At Last, Able To Fish" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/28/09
 

Today was still windy, but around 11 am our Cat Boats stuck their nose out of the Shallotte Inlet and decided to make a run.  Captain Chris Burrows and 1st Mate Mitch took a group of friends from Cincinnati, Ohio, Tim Braddick, Andy Sevachko, Drew Hayslip, Garth Lieb and Jordan Mansour to the Raritan.  They used  dead Cigar Minnows and landed Kings, Dolphins and Sneakerheads.  I KNOW nobody targets Sneakerheads but the name is funny.

Andy was the fortunate one to catch the sneakerhead, which they stuck to the boat, then released.  Drew caught the Mahi.  I give them props for giving us something to report other than the wind. 

After the boat returned Mitch gave a demonstration on how to break 80 lb. mono with his hands.  The young bull teaching the old bulls.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Still At The Dock" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/28/09
 

Our boats didn't go out this morning.  They are waiting for the ocean to settle for a while and I think they'll try about 11:00 am.  Check out the pictures from yesterday at about 6:00 pm and you'll see how rough and dirty the ocean was.   There were two shrimp trawlers about a mile offshore and they were "rockn' and rolln".  Hope we have some action to report later.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"First Fish" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/27/09
 

Dear Capt. Brant,

My name is Brice Byrum and I recently got back from our first fishing trip to OIB with our new/used boat. We had a great week thanks to your fishing reports. My Dad and I have been reading them for the last few weeks and they have proved a great help. We are just beginning to learn about saltwater fishing and we are hooked. We are thinking of trying the Fall Brawl to get the experience of fishing a tournament.

Below is a picture of my mom's first king. She caught it at the 90's on Monday 7/20/09. We arrived there around 9:00 and were there only ten minutes when the fish hit on the downrigger.


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"First rate first mate" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/27/09
 

Happy birthday to Aaron Dew, who turned 12 years old this week.  In case you didn't know, "Double A Ron," (young OC) is the most popular first mate on the OIFC charter docks.  Here he shows off a nice grouper he caught while jigging near the Shark Hole with Brian Allen, who sent me these pictures.  We have noticed that the It Works charters are usually more successful when Aaron is the first mate for his dad.  I'm not saying anything, OC, but you guys can figure it out.  This kid can fish!!!


- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Thar She Blows" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/27/09
 

It's 6:35 am, and the wind  is blowing about 20 mph out of the south west.  Our Captains canceled their trips and if a man who gets paid to fish cancels a trip then you know it's bad.  This is probably the report for the day.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Reporting Burden" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/26/09
 

Brandon Sauls and Clay Morpheis came to the OIFC for supplies to go inshore fishing.  As both of them comprise some of the areas primo flounder fishermen I informed them that the burden of me having something to report laid squarely on their shoulders.

Today I received information from Brandon via Facebook that Clay landed a 4 lb'er and they lost a BIG one!  So, we know there is a BIG flounder hiding out in our waters just waiting to be snagged. 

Today Capt Jeff Beck and Brian Aycock, two more very accomplished inshore anglers hit the flats.  Bait was found in fair numbers in the concrete canals at low tide.  They then headed to the Shallotte Inlet and had less than moderate flounder action.  What they did score was several ribbon fish.....one of the king mackerel's favorite foods, and an expensive treat if bought in bait stores.  We have them in frozen form at the OIFC, at competitive prices I might add.  Anyway they have to be specially prepared to be frozen and they are going to do just that as both fishermen are good offshore anglers.  This is the action up to this point.  Our boats went out, but they are again battling the winds, so I'm not sure how productive they will be.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Live Update" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/25/09
 

Real time report at 7 am Saturday.  Boats haven't located pogies, some are electing to use dead bait.  Captain Zach reports seas "a little sporty" , 2-4 feet near shore with some chop.  Fishable, but not the most comfortable.  He's headed to the 90's.

8:30 am update.There were no pogies located this morning.  The OIFC 2 returned to the docks due to rough conditions and a charter group who had never been out.  Our Cat boats were making around 17 mph heading out.  But I did hear them talking about a couple of hook ups, so maybe things will be looking up.

Afternoon...the wind kicked up causing the seas to get  rough.  One Captain canceled his trip, the other went out as his charter wanted to even enlight of the less than comfortable conditions.  At 11 pm tonight we have a strong on shore wind.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bummed..Sort Of" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/24/09
 

The past couple of weeks have made writing the Fishing Report fun and easy if not repetitive, you know.  pogies off OIB and Kings at the 90's.  Well things have slowed the past couple of days.  Inshore there are still reds and good size flounder being caught.

Jeff and I made a short inshore trip today and to be honest, we got skunked.  I don't feel too bad though because everyone I talked to were having the same misfortune.  Bait was easy enough to find, with the best place being the beach at the campground at Shallotte Inlet.  Not to make excuses but the water was very murky probably due to the wind and extremely high tides.

I've written a lot, to say there is really nothing to report....sort of like a politician.  But I'm not giving up, with your help we'll find the fish and the reports will be easy to write.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Traveling Fisherman Next Trip" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/24/09
 

For those not familiar with OIFC's Traveling Fisherman program, essentially it is meant to be an opportunity for fishing friends of the OIFC to travel together to unique and extraordinary fishing destinations around the world.  Captain Brant and I are fortunate to have made many contacts in the fishing industry over our careers through the Ocean Isle Fishing Center platform and thus we have access to information that allows us to distinguish quality fishing adventures from potential disappointments and unmet expectations. 

It's hard to imagine right now in the middle of summer, but come January many of us will be ready for a trip to the lower latitudes in search of sun and fish.  I'm happy to report we have found the next destination for the Traveling Fisherman in 2010.  After significant research, we have decided to put a trip together to head back to Panama and fish the world renown Hannibal Banks and Montosa Island.  Different from our trip in 2008, this time we will be stationed landside at the Paradise Fishing Lodge.  Check out www.paradise-fishing-lodge.com to see more details about the location and fishing options.  The resort sits on the side of a mountain over looking Coiba National Park and the river that feeds out to the Pacific.  The name of the town is Quebrada de Piedra GPS N 08.06.410 W 081.41.778.  This trip can accomodate up to 15 fishermen and fisherwormen.  Fishing is done from 25'-30' center consoles with between 2 to 4 people per boat.  The dates are not set in stone, but currently it looks like the trip will take place March 4th, 2010 thru March 9th, 2010, 5 nights and 4 days fishing.  March 4th is a travel day.  March 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th are all fish days and the 9th is a travel day home.  Rates for this trip will vary depending whether you would like to fish 2, 3, or 4 to a boat.  I am recommending 3 per boat at the request of the camp operator and thru personal experience. The fishing is typically phenomenal during this time in Panama.  You will have the option to throw popping plugs to yellowfin tuna up to 200lbs, troll live tunas for giant black marlin, throw jigs and topwater plugs to rooster fish and snapper, or sit at the pool and drink margaritas!

This trip will accomodate 15 fishermen and yes this a fisherwomen friendly adventure.  For those that have interest please email me captbarrett@oifc.com and I will answer all the questions I can and get answers to the rest.  I will drop reminders over the next few months in the OIFC fishing report.  Thanks and let's go fishing!


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Name That Baby" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/23/09
 

Most of you know that my wife Amy is due with our 2nd child- a boy.  She has 3 weeks left and we STILL do not have a name.  Names such as Jackson, Benjamin, Griffin have come from her side and names such as Mackerel (call him Mac), Penn, Knot..  have come from my side- but nothing has really popped.  I'd like a name that is original, says I'm a man's man, but not too stuffy -- and be nice if it has some sort of nautical conotation was involved.  So, I am reaching out for help.  EMAIL ME your idea and if we pick your name, I'll send you some OIFC stuff -FREE --

On the fishing scene- the bite has slowed down the past few days.  This is due either to the East wind or the fact that the Kings typically slow down this time of year- we'll see.  Still been catching a Mahi or two on every trip while fishing in 65 feet and a few Sails to boot.  Pogys still plentiful, but I think they may be thinning as well -- we'll see, not quite as optomistic today as early in the week.  I"ll keep you posted on the fishing and prospective baby names.

Capt. Brant


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Wed.'s King Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/22/09
 

Captain Jeff Williamson and Captain Turtle Patterson took a charter made up of Andy Hart, Jordan Hart, Tim Tyo, Jake Tyo of Massena, NY and Marty Ziarko of Rochester, NY to the 90's on a half day charter.  While there they caught several Kings and had some break offs. Andy landed the biggest King, weighing 22.9 lbs.

Meanwhile Captain Chris Dew also went to the 90's with Todd Tharpe, Eddie Tharpe, Nathen Bell, and Ryan Hayes  all from western N.C.'s Wilkes County.  They are pictured below with their catch.

Meanwhile, William and Pat Parker headed to the Atlantic Ledge.  William said the cigar minnows were thick enough to walk on.  While there they caught dolphin and lost a sail fish.  Sounds like the Ledge may be a good place to try.  Unfortunately, William's camera failed him.  Perhaps we should take up a collection and get William a new camera.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Kenzie Hill's Flounder" | OIFC 1- 36' | 07/22/09
 

WOW!!!  Check out Kenzie's flounder!  She was fishing in Tubbs Inlet Saturday with her Mom Daniele, Dad, Kennon, and friend Thomas Willis when she landed this 4.2 lb. Flounder.  The doormat hit a mullett on Kenzie's kiddie Zebco rod and reel.  Great job and keep it up!
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Stud mackerel" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/22/09
 

Check out this silver missle, weighed in Sunday in the OIFC Rodeo.  I will have to get with Rear Admiral Rickey Beck to get the weight and current standings, but it's safe to say that this one is near the top.  Neal Loman and Kathy Davis (both pictured) along with Robin Loman were the ones that put this smoker on ice.
- Capt. Chris Burrows
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"Tuesday's Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/21/09
 

Captain Turtle and Captain Zach had a charter to the 70 ft. Hole today.  They found their bait just west of the Shallotte.  On the half day trip they landed a alf dozen kings, dolphin and they caught and released a sail fish.

Also Captain Chris Dawson of the 22 ft Sea Hunt, Miss Janelle stopped by the scales and weighed in a citation 32.3 lb king.  Chris was fishing with the Cauble's of Salisbury, N.C., Miss Stacy, Travis, Steve and Jason who landed the king.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Chase Downing's Trip" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/21/09
 

Below are pictures sent to me by Clark Downing of a charter he and his brother, Kyle and Kyle's son 7 yr old Chase had on the World Cat with Captain Chris Dew  Monday.  As Clark said,  "there's nothing better than watching a child catch their first huge fish".  The Downings came and visited us from Columbus, Ohio.
- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Report" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/21/09
 

pictured below:

top- Mackelfresh family from Charlotte, nice AM trip with me on Sunday- big fish 26+ pounds

2nd to top- 6 year old David Ratley got some help from grand dad Dan Ratley, Tommy Helms and captain Tommy Litton of the Superficial in catching this citiation size 34 pound King at the 390/390.

The offshore fishing this Summer has been nothing short of phenomenal.  The weather has been cooperative and the Kings, Mahi and Cobia have been available for anglers live bait fishing from 5-20 miles offshore.  As I said last week, I think a key ingredient to the exceptional fishing this Summer has been the abundance of Menhaden along the Brunswick County beaches.  If the food is present, the fish will not be far.  Beyond this, the availability and ease to which you can find and net Menhaden to use for fishing is at historic levels.  For over 15 years I have operated a charter fishing business from Ocean Isle, and never have I seen Menhaden so plentiful.  Having live Menhaden to use for bait almost always makes a day of fishing more successful and certainly it increases the size of the fish you will catch.  Charter fishing has been great for our customers and satisfied customers equals returns visits, which means more visitors to the area.  Our fishing has always been good, but I am sincere in saying it has gone to another level.  Hopefully it will continue and area visitors and home owners can partake in this great fishery that is once again developing off our beaches.
This past week saw the return of the Mahi and Cobia.  We had a great June and early July for catching a mix of Mahi, Cobia and Kings while fishing the 50-70 foot depth range, but the last couple of weeks, the Mahi and Cobia pretty much disappeared the Kings were left to rule.  However, I won’t go further without mentioning the influx of Sailfish that also began around this time.  Just last week, I know of a dozen Sailfish hooked by live bait fishermen, including Yorke Pharr of Ocean Isle who released two Sailfish over the weekend while live bait fishing in 60 feet of water.  Midweek last week the Mahi and Cobia began to show again and not a day has gone by that one of our charter boats has not brought back at least one or both species, as well as still releasing the occasional Sailfish amongst the red hot King Mackerel bite.  Hot fishing spots have been the Shark Hole, 65 foot hole, 70 foot hole, 390/390, and Jungle.  I personally haven’t been off to the 100 foot depth range to do any Grouper fishing , but I understand they are biting pretty good around the southwest Tower bottoms in 95-120 feet of water.  In addition, the Gulf Stream trolling will still produce Wahoo and Mahi.  From now through September is your best chance to find Sailfish and White Marlin in the Stream as well.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"New Week" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 07/20/09
 

A lot of fish were caught  last week, and this week is starting off with a bang.  In the first picture are Jeremy and Andrew Walling from Virginia.  Andrew is holding a Cobia, while Mike, the third angler caught a Dolphin, which had already made his way to Captain Jeff Williamson's cleaning table.

In the next picture are Spencer Young family, from Lynchburg, Va. along with Dominic Esposito of Va. Beach, Va.  They caught their fish fishing with Captain Chris Dew.  All  the charters caught their fish using pogies which were caught just off OIB.

The last picture is of Capt.  Matt Owens holding a 51 lb. Cobia he caught while fishing the 70 ft hole Saturday at about 8:30 am.  Capt. Matt said the Cobia was caught in the prop wash after several attempts to get him to bite.  He bit a pogy to start with, spit the hooks, then four tries later he swallowed a double pogy rig and the fight was on!  Matt won.  Captain Matt got his pogies in the ICW just beyond the Shallotte River.  He said for the most part they were about hand sized.  Matt fishes a 1970's Parker that he has reworked and re powered.  He fishes inshore shallows as well as off shore.  This is a sweet all around boat and is named the Mac Solo. (I hope I got the spelling right..I'll double check).


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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