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"Backwater School was a Success! " | Tiberias - 22' | 03/26/17
 

Chai Lee, Joe Bode, Jeff Edwards, and Chase Edwards joined me for my first backwater school of the year. We only offer a few of these each year and they fill up fast. These schools give anglers new to the area or just new to backwater fishing opportunities to learn techniques and skills directly from a guide with 8 hours of on the water instruction after a 2 hour land class discussion. The weather was near perfect yesterday with winds so light the no-seeums dang near carried us away. It was aggrevating for the first few hours as we moved a few times just to get away from the no-seeums. We managed to catch fish in every area we went to yesterday despite some nasty looking water in the bonaparte creek area. My class members where very gracious letting go all but one redfish yesterday even though we easily put a limit of keepers in the livewell. We even let go a few trout, no need to keep what you are not going to eat. Thank God for true sportsmen that understand the need to leave some for next time! The next school is scheduled for April 14th and 15th hosted by Capt. Jeff Williamson. My next school is scheduled for April 21st and 22nd. You can see all school dates and information listed under our Fishing tab and scroll down to fishing schools. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Spring Kick Off" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/25/17
 

Here are a few pictures from day one of our very successful Spring Kick Off and Boat Show. Join us Subday for more boat rides and classes. Also grab a meal at the Fish Company. I did


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"We Are Ready" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/24/17
 

we are ready for the boat show Saturday 


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"Dredging" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/24/17
 

Below are some pictures I took today (Friday) of the dredging operation at the ICW & the Shallotte Inlet


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rickey beck 03/25/2017

Where the Inlet meets the Waterway. I THINK Inlet Dredging will begin later as they start the jetty

Jay 03/25/2017

Are they actually dredging the inlet or only where it meets the shalotte river (east west)?





"Finishing Touches" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/24/17
 

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we are putting the finishing touches on the OIFC getting ready for the Spring Kick Off this weekend!


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"THIS WEEKEND- Game on!" | OIFC | 03/23/17
 

The weather looks great, come on down to the beach and get yourself ready for the 2017 fishing season by visiting the OIFC Spring Kickoff and in-water boat show.  Entire store 20% off, Free seminars and a lineup of awesome boats to see and ride -- it will be a great event!

 

 


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"Water temp shot" | OIFC | 03/23/17
 

This is a great example of why water temp shots are so critical, particularly early Spring. This pic is from Hilton's Realtime-Navigator which is what I use. See how the warm water is pushed offshore of MacMarlen. Notice the good water north of the Steeples, near Nipple and Same Ole. If you go to normal places like MacMarlen, Winyah, 100/400 or Black Jack you will likely not find much. If you burn a few extra gallons and go to Same Ole and North your chances should be better. And that's why satellite temp shots are so critical. Capt. Brant McMullan


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"Backwater School" | Tiberias - 22' | 03/22/17
 

This weekend we will be hosting our first hands on learn how to on the water with a guide fishing school of the season. We only do a few of these each year, so this is a huge opportunity for someone looking to learn the area. Still looking for a couple of brave souls to join the school this weekend. It is going to be beautiful! Trout and redfish will be the main targets in this class. Fishing for black drum will also be covered and it wouldn't suprise me to luck up on a flounder. Make that phone call today! 910 575 3474 See ya on the water!


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Jack Keaveney 03/29/2017

I would be interested in the April 21st and 22nd class. Please give me some details if possible. Thanks

Capt. Jacob Frick 03/26/2017

Steve next class is April 14th and 15th with Capt. Jeff Williamson or April 21st and 22nd with myself. Sign up now for one those if you can! Thanks!

Steve Staley 03/24/2017

If you have any openings I'd be interested





"AIWW Inlet Crossing Project Underway" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/21/17
 

PROGRESS! 

MUCH NEEDED sand being placed east of Shallotte Boulevard on Ocean Isle Beach from Army Corps of Engineers AIWW Inlet Crossing Project.


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"Spring Kickoff- THIS WEEKEND" | OIFC | 03/20/17
 

ALL FISHING & CLOTHING- 20% OFF

FREE SEMINARS

Saturday, March 25

10:30am – Al Fulford- Flounder

Back to back and current champion of the Fisherman’s Post inshore series

12pm -  Capt. Brant McMullan

Introduction, Q&A regarding new Kingfish Cup tournament series

1:30pm – Clay Morphis – Trout & Redfish

5 time defending Inshore Challenge champion

3pm- Jacky Dufour – Swordfish  

Recognized authority on Swordfishing, based from Morehead City

 

Sunday, March 26

12:30pm – Mark Henderson – Kingfish  Mackerel

Past SKA Angler of the Year and Carolina professional

2pm – Ricky Kellum- Trout  

Recognized authority on Speckled Trout fishing, based from Sneads Ferry

3:30pm – Joe Seegers – Mahi

Hatteras first mate for 15 years and now locally recognized offshore captain

BOAT SHOW & DEMONSTRATION 

ON DISPLAY & AVAILABLE FOR DEMO:

Yellowfin 39 & 32, Sea Vee 39 & 27, Invincible 39, Contender 39, 32 & 25, Freeman 42, Onslow Bay 33 & 27


 

 

 


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"Waterway Dredging " | Do Work / OIFC | 03/19/17
 

AIWW Dredging Project
Beginning this Weekend – 3/17/17


The dredge (Southwind) is mobilizing to Ocean Isle Beach this weekend in conjunction with the AIWW crossing project. This project will remove approximately 35,000 C/Y of material from the inlet crossing and place the material on the east end of our island.  Material will be placed on the east and west sides of Shallotte Blvd. for a distance of up to 800 feet on each side depending on quantity removed. 

The pipe line for this project will be placed on the beach from the inlet side. Work should be completed within a two week period.


Daisy L. Ivey
Town Administrator/Finance Officer


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"Inshore Fishing" | | 03/17/17
 

I have high hopes today for our inshore captains!!! The weather lately has not been the most cooperative for fishing, so it has been kind of quiet. Both guys have charters this morning (no pressure Capt. Jeff and Capt. Jacob), but stay tuned...HOPEFULLY they will have a lot to talk about when they get back to the docks!
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"OIFC Improvements " | Do Work / OIFC | 03/13/17
 

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Captain Brant is pulling out all stops improving the water depth around the OIFC dock for our boating customers and the Kingfish Cup Series. Check us out. We have a lot of improvements and a fantastic, knowledgeable staff!


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"Kingfish Cup REGISTRATION TIPS" | OIFC | 03/13/17
 

Prospective King Cup Fishermen,

The time is almost here to enter.  Registration will open at 9am, GPS time, on Wednesday, March 15th.  The first 100 teams to register will be competing in the 2017 Kingfish Cup series.  

We are recieving a lot of positive feedback regarding the Kingfish Cup, and many have suppositioned that the 100 boat field will fill quickly.  As such, below are a few notes that will help you in your entry on Wednesday morning.

  • Registration Wednesday, March 15th will ONLY be taken on-line.  This is to keep things fair in case there is greater demand than availability.
  • The registration form is accessible from the menu across the top of the www.KingfishCup.com website.  

  • It is recommended you go ahead and take a look at this registration page.  You will notice the * before certiain fields.  Those are required fields to be filled.  Thus, you need to be sure you know the information that is to go in required fields or your entry won't go through.  

  • You will have the option to enter using VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER so be sure to have one of them available.  Be sure you key the information required accurately or your transaction won't go through.  This also includes the billiing address!
  • Level 1 entry is automatically filled.  You can choose to enter Level 2, Level 3 and/or any of the entry fees to the qualifying events at this time OR you may log back in to your entry at a later date using your Captain's last name and birthdate to add additional Levels or qualifying event entries.  
  • Finally, you will see at the very bottom of the Registration page a message.  At 9am on Wednesday, March 15th that message will disappear and a "SUBMIT" button will appear.  This is when the site is live and you can enter.  IMPORTANT - it will do you no good to enter all your information and then wait for 9am.  YOU HAVE TO HIT THE PAGE REFRESH at 9am, March 15th to be able to see the SUBMIT button.  Thus, any information you have pretyped will disappear every time you hit refresh and you have to start from scratch.  

This is a very exciting time to be a competitive King Mackerel fisherman.  Payout opportunities are expanding as new events and new formats have been introduced.  The root of the reason for this increase in payout moneys is quite simple; the marine industry is finally recognizing how valuable our little piece of coast is.  Consider that from Little River, SC to Carolina Beach, NC you have five of the largest King Mackerel tournaments in the entire country.  We should all be thankful and be proud.  We are driving our own opportunites to compete in these big tournaments with big payouts through our dedication and love of the sport of competitive King Mackerel fishing; and when I say "we" I mean us fishermen and I mean tournament organizers.  Thank you fishermen, thank you tournament organizers and thank you sponsors for making southeastern North Carolina the hub of the competitive King Mackerel fishing world.

ONE FINAL WORD -   If you plan on entering multiple Levels in the Kingfish Cup, and if you can afford to do so, please go ahead and enter optional Level 2 and Level 3 when you register.  More teams entering the higher money optional Levels will encourage other teams to do the same, which will snowball into a payout never before seen in competitive King Mackerel fishing.  That is where we hope the Kingfish Cup will take all of us!   Good luck and thank you for your participation. 

 

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"Windy Conditions Fishing Team " | Do Work / OIFC | 03/10/17
 

The Windy Conditions & their double catch at Harkers Isle. Had to be fun!!!


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jay 03/10/2017

Those 2 fish must be twins!





"OIFC Spring Kickoff- Reason 1" | OIFC | 03/09/17
 

 

LIMITED TO FIRST 100 ENTRIES


 

 


2017 Fishing Schools

 INSHORE:March 24-25, April 21-22, May 5-6, September 15-16, October 13-14, November 3-4

GULF STREAM TROLLING:   April 7-8, April 22-23

LIVE BAIT KING MACKEREL:  May 18-19, June 10-11, July 1-2

BOTTOM FISHING:  August 26

KITE FISHING:  September 4


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"Team Man O War/Angler's Marine " | Do Work / OIFC | 03/07/17
 

The team went out Monday   They were 3 for 6on wahoo, black fin tuna, 4 kings albacore and cuda.  They said they ran a little over 200 miles but enjoyed the beautiful weather. 


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"Groin at the Shallotte Inlet. Story by WECT-TV" | Do Work / OIFC | 03/05/17
 

Ocean Isle Beach receives final permit to build terminal groin

Jon Evans
Mar 3, 2017 09:43 AM

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - The town of Ocean Isle Beach has received the final permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with a terminal groin project, the next step in a process that began in 2002. The groin is part of the town’s Shoreline Protection Project

A terminal groin is a long, low structure, typically made of rock or concrete, which extends out into the ocean at the end of an island, and is intended to trap sand and prevent beach erosion.

 

According to a news release from Town Administrator Daisy Ivey, the town will move forward with plans to put the project out for bid and to select a contractor. Leaders expect construction to begin by November.

Plans call for building a groin 750 linear feet in length that includes a 300-foot anchorage system. The project will be located on the beachfront off East Third Street. The 3,214-foot section of shoreline directly west of the groin will be pre-filled with 264,000 cubic yards of beach-compatible material obtained from the Shallotte inlet through hydraulic dredge methods.

Copyright 2017 WECT. All rights reserved.


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"Fish School Dates & MORE" | OIFC | 03/02/17
 

 

2017 Fishing Schools

 INSHORE:March 24-25, April 21-22, May 5-6, September 15-16, October 13-14, November 3-4

GULF STREAM TROLLING:   April 7-8, April 22-23

LIVE BAIT KING MACKEREL:  May 18-19, June 10-11, July 1-2

BOTTOM FISHING:  August 26

KITE FISHING:  September 4

 


 

 

 


 

  

 Positions seeking to fill:

OIFC Store Clerk ($8-$15/hr pay range)

OIFC dock manager ($7.50/hr + TIPS)

Watersports ($8-$15/hr pay range)


 

 

  

  


  Far Out Shoot Out- Tuna, Dolphin Wahoo- May 6-13, 2017

 


 

 

 Jolly Mon King Classic- June 14-18, 2017


 

Fall Brawl King Classic- October 13-15, 2017


 

 

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"Hooker Electric" | | 02/27/17
 

OIFC now stocks Hooker Electric. We have the Tiagra 50w and 80w with detachable motor in stock. Swordfish and deep drop machines!! Capt. Brant McMullan
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matt nelson 02/28/2017

Any chance of putting a few of these on a rental program? Lot of money for a reel that your average guy will use 2 days a year.





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