Jim Bowen sent us these pictures of some wahoo he caught while high speed trolling with some friends Friday.
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Jim Bowen sent us these pictures of some wahoo he caught while high speed trolling with some friends Friday.
Captain Kevin Sneed posted this on his Facebook page today. If you scroll down you will see how my motors looked while flushing them with Salt Eliminator. I strongly recommend you flush your motors regularly with Salt Terminator. I appreciate when someone posts pictures that give credability to my reports. Thanks for sharing Kevis.
A weeks worth of salt, salt away, lots of fresh water. Going to let her run in the tank (horse trough) tomorrow. I love the salt water, just don't want it in my engine! —
The 2nd pic is my moto on the Do Work while I was flushing it. That is not smoke. It's 100% salt build up. The motor was not running
I was privileged to be the weighmaster at the Tournament in Southport yesterday. What a success..58 boats in an inshore flounder/red tournament!!!!!!!! Below are a couple of pictures.
The 1st pic is Kala Brurer 1st place and 1st place lady Angler. Picture 2 is TEAM AMERICA, featuring the Do Work's, Captain Jeff and OIFC Pro Staffer Brandon Sauls Picture 4 is Roman Hewett, winner of the Jr Angler aboard the Finfever. Picture 5 is the leaderboard.
George, Sam, and Max joined me for a half day charter just looking to find some kind of action. They explained that they had been out several times and had struggled to find any good action. They had tried offshore a few times in the past but one of the boys struggles with sea sickness. We elected not to try for the hot spanish bite because of that. The tide was high and finding good mullet minnows was a bit of a challenge. We found a good school of menhaden and caught a net full of those. We kept looking for the finger mullet and did finally find a few dozen. We headed for a flounder hole and quickly got a few bites. They were all short of the 15 inch mark. The next hour or so went completely dead. It was looking like a few short flounder was going to be it for our trip. I was getting a bit fustrated to say the least. Finally, a small red hit and gave us some hope. We stuck around for a little while with only bluefish and pinfish nipping at our baits. I decided to make one more short move to check out an area that usually holds redfish. First cast we were hooked up! I couldn't get another bait in the water quick enough. We ended up tripled up on solid over the slot reds between 28 and 30 inches. We hooked up several more times and landed a few more with a couple of keepers in the slot. It is the kind of action a guide enjoys seeing and wishes all his clients could enjoy each time out. Fall fishing is just around the corner and now is the time to reserve your spot. Come on down and go fishing with us! See ya on the water!
The spanish mackerel bite has fired back off along the beachfront. The bait is thick between 25 and 33 feet of water. Spanish are jumping all through the silver sides in this area. Small Clarkspoons trolled between 6 and 7 miles per hour on #1 planers has been the ticket to loading up the fish box with these great tasting mackerel. The hot spots seem to be East heading toward the Lockwood Folly area. Lets go get some! See ya on the water!
~~Count down to Flatfish Roundup Sat @ Southport Marina get your teams ready!
Anyone who CANNOT make it to registration in Southport tmrrw night but would like to enter a team in the tournament please email Laurie Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org to register by phone.
Thanks hope to you see there. Lots of prizes & fun for the whole family!!!!
~~Weather looks great for the tournament!! Hope we have a record number of boat entries this year. If you're not fishing come to weigh ins to see all the excitement! Remember $1000 guaranteed first place for largest flounder!! Lots and lots of door prizes and raffles!!
Tell me you have never had a booger waaaayyyyy up you nose and you never thought you'd get rid of it! Bahahahah! That's what Bobby Lovinggood of Bobby's Mobile Marine Repair said it felt like in trying to correct a heating issue we have had on the Do Work's port motor. We have done everything and STILL got the heat alarm when trolling at 600rpm. After replacing everything we could think of Bobby said I needed to flush the cooling chambers with CRC Salt Terminator. I used to do it a loooong time ago with other boats, but with the past couple of boats I thought flushing it with fresh water would do the trick.
At Bobby's suggestion I flushed both motors several times because to my knwledge they had never been treated with a salt treatment. The motors are NOT running in the pictures below. That is not smoke, That is 100% salt build up being flushed from the engines. The final picture of the rear of the boat shows no salt in the water at all. We are not declaring total victory because we were able to MAKE the alarm come on once the other day. But in the past we were having to troll with one motor because the alarm ALWAYS came on. However I think we have finally got that pesky booger picked.
Also Camdyn and Caroline are modeling our new shipment of CRC Salt Terminator at the OIFC. I seriously recommend you treat your motors.
BTW//Bobby is a proud supporter of Team Do Work/OIFC
We hit several spots looking for redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. While looking for bait we actually spooked a few lower slot redfish. After catching bait we set out a spread of live mullet and live shrimp in that area. Bluefish were the only fish chewing in that area. We made a move to another redfish hot spot that did not produce a single bite. Slid around the corner to a trout hole and found a couple of keepers. The pinfish quickly honed in on our shrimp forcing us to make yet another move. We hit a few muddy points and some creek mouths finding several flounder, but only 2 keepers in the mix. The action is a steady grind with a few chaotic moments between the constant pinfish nibbles. See ya on the water!
The tournament is at Southport Saturday the 22nd. I am the weighmaster and I'm getting nervous. The OIFC has donated a Yeti Cooler..I hope not to pt me on ice
~~Had a great opportunity to put my cool cousin on some incredible redfish. Putting the brakes on them wasn't easy in 16" of water. @plfmartin67 ?#sunsetbeachnc? ?#oceanislebeachnc? ?#summertideadventuretours? ?#hurricanekayaks? ?#goodcleanlivin
Thank you for the report Rip Van Winkle
~~Caught this 35 pound hoo on a blue white islander trolled with a ballyhoo near Winyah Scarp pictured is Edwin Newell the angler aboard Retriever with Bob Newell.
Action was fairly slow but there were at least 8 local boats out on the Scarp
We went 1-4 on the hoos
Thanks for the report Bob
This report is late in posting. Many may have heard but in case not, see this link: http://theredfishseries.com/tour-loses-top-angler/
Surreal situation. Around 1pm on Saturday on my way back to the weigh in approximately 115 miles from Galveston in Sabine lake I saw two tower boats congregated and a third boat off in the distance. This was unusual seeing boats together so I ran to them and what I saw next will be etched in mind for a long time. One boat had three men in it. The angler, the camera man and another man laying on the deck of the boat. At first I thought there must be a mechanical problem and he is laying down trying to fix something. This was quickly dispelled as I saw the man laying there motionless. Just minutes before my arrival another tournament angler had been running across the lake and saw Manny's boat stopped. He ran to it and saw there was no one on board. He quickly called the tournament director and asked if Manny had called in to say he was riding in with someone else. The director informed this angler he had not. The angler immediately proceeded up wind of the boat and within minutes found Manny Perez face down in the water. The angler and camera man brought him on board and began CPR. I'm not sure the time line but at this time another tournament angler pulled up and supported the effort. A couple minutes later I pulled up and at this time it was evident there was nothing else to be done. There is no official word on what happened to Manny to cause him to come out of his boat. He was wearing a kill switch and a life vest and that's how he was located. He was brought into a marina nearby and met by paramedics where they once again tried to revive but to no avail.
We all three proceeded back to Galveston less Manny. At the tournament site the field of top 10 anglers, tournament staff and cameramen were in a state of shock. We had all spent time with Manny that morning and now he was gone. When they brought Manny into the paramedics the angler that found him asked the wildlife officers to weigh his catch as this is what Manny would have wanted. He had 24.07lbs, one of the biggest bags of the week. Manny went out smiling after a great day of fishing. Back at the tournament site the remaining 9 anglers quietly and independently released their fish back into the water. No weigh in was going to happen today except for Manny's fish.
Please read the link I posted to learn a little about who Manny Perez was.
As always I anticipate time will heal the wounds of all of us anglers. At somepoint I will be struck with the motivation to recap my experience on the Elite Series One Man event in Galveston and the year in full. For now, it just doesn't seem to matter much.
I have recieved a few phone calls wondering about my long absence from reporting. I am still here, it has just been a tough few weeks with my son making it to the Dixie Youth World Series and trying to make it to his games. I have also been plagued by mechanical problems with both my boats therefore reporting was put on the way side. The fishing has been sporadic on the days that I have fished. One day you will catch a few speckled trout along with a bunch of croakers. The next day a few black drum along with a bunch of croakers. The next a few flounder along with a bunch of croakers. I don't won't to even discuss our redfish fishery right now. Thier are a few small pockets of reds hanging around, but you better hit them just right. Hopefully, more redfish will start to move in around the inlets with the movement of the fall mullet run. It is getting that time of year. The bottom line is fishing is just that, FISHING. You just never know until you go. You might wax them or barely catch a few for the dinner table. I will say that we have ran very few trips without catching something lately. It might be a bunch of croakers, but that is good action when nothing else is going on. See ya on the water!
I believe Jim Bowen had a pretty good day. More as I get it.
OIFC Charter Captain Jeff Williamson on the job
Pleased to report there will be a Day Three for me for the first time ever on the HT Elite Series. I will save the play by play report for my trip home but the short story is I made the cut and will be competing again tomorrow. I moved from 12th to 8th place today with an almost identical day one and day two weight. There were some hiccups and hurdles like usual today but I made it back almost in one piece by a whisker and put 3 decent fish on the scales. The win is out of reach but I'm going to give it a full effort and see where things fall. My fish are getting tougher to catch each day so I'm hopeful I can squeeze a few more tomorrow. It'll be another 130 mile run one way. Thank goodness it's over after tomorrow. My body feels like I've been in the Octagon with Rhonda Rousy. Detailed blood, guts and glory report will be coming tomorrow or Sunday. As always there is an adventure story to tell.
Judging from the pictures I'm seeing and the stuf I'm reasing the wahoo bite is on. I sold a customer a case of ballyhoo yesterday. When we checked them out I noticed they were some of the best looking ballyhoo we've had in a while. I'd suggest fishing to the south.
~~Sydney Sauls coming tight on a late afternoon high tide grass bite. Great times with father and daughter!
Judging by the inactivity on the fishing report page either everybody is too hot and fishing is terrible or we're all catching so hard there's no time for a report! I'm out of touch this week with fishing scene at OIFC but I can report in on my latest excursion on the redfish trail.
Today was the first day of The Elite Redfish Series Galveston, TX event. I'm a LONG WAY FROM HOME! This is my first time in Texas hunting redfish, or any fish for that matter. But just like everywhere else I go, when it comes tournament time I pack as much fuel on board as possible and get as far away from the check out as possible. Never fails. After scouting all week in the marsh around Orange, Texas off Lake Sabine I was left with no choice but to go back for tournament day. I wasn't on much but it was the only option I had that I felt like I could put 3 fish together. I'm allowed to weigh one redfish up to 28" and two up to 27". What I thought was going to be a piece of cake 100 mile run turned into about 130 miles with all the twists and turns. I figured out that I ran for 6+ hours today and fished for just over 2. Makes perfect sense right? Wonder how many redfish I passed over today.
Anyway, in my brief time fishing I was able to find the fish again and worked through several overs to finally get my 3- 24.5", 26" and 27.5". Really needed to upgrade that one. The fish are very skinny right now which is odd. I weighed 19.62lbs and am currently in 12th place. The mission for this event was to have a respectable showing so that I would qualify for the Championship tournament held in March. I was 7th in points coming into the event and need to stay in the top 10 to qualify. So as much as I'm not looking forward to retracing my footsteps from today, I'm left with little other choices. This is the last event of the year for me so it's time suck it up and go for the gusto. Day two weigh in will be around 4:15pm eastern at www.theredfishseries.com.
Flounder fishing and came tight on this Cobison! Not bad for by catch! Dinner tonight.
Nice gaff head shot there Clay Morphis! The boat is yours to clean!