Here are a few pics of the action we had today.
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~~Fished the Fisherman's Post Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge today with Clay Morphis We were not the champs, but we were not losers either. We landed a 5.71lb redfish and a 3.08lb flounder for a total aggregate weight of 8.79lbs which was good enough to place us 3rd overall in the aggregate division! I take that for a fun day of Saturday fishing!
--Thx for the report Brandon
The weather is heating up and so is the OIFC! Come by this weekend and check out our new tank tops!
Friday some of our OIFC store staff went out in search of bait. While the crew was out store team member Emily Heeseman caught her first black drum!
Now this is heading out in the morning. May 5th caught eight nice dolphin and two wahoo
Former student of yours
26 ft Glacier Bay
Thank you John. See what happens when you pay attention in class?
This article is about approved Sheepshead regs and possible future flounder regs.
The tournament field is finally set. Capt's that have entered - please visit http://www.oifc.com/tournaments#T4 to read over all the rules, and checkout time. Thank you all for your particpication and cooperation thus far. Now all we need is some fish to show up!
~~For years, a friend from years ago has been trying to arrange a trip with me. Life catches up with us all and sometimes other things take priority over fishing. Joe Collepardi finally got to get on the water with me this past weekend as things lined up perfectly. Joe is a great man with a big heart and the trip really had very little to do with him. Joe has been taking care of a young lady for years and see has become more like a daughter to him. This young lady will be getting married in the near future and asked Joe to walk her down the aisle. What an honor! That says a lot about a man's character. Joe's soon to be, sort of son-in-law is what this trip was all about. Andrew Dodson drilled some nice flounder and hammered a North Carolina Citation trout. Not a bad day! See ya on the water!
It is flounder time! I struggled last year to even catch a keeper before the tournament. We did well last year in the tournament despite not having much confidence. This year I have caught plenty of keepers and even some nice ones in the mix. Honestly, that scares me a little bit. However, with that said, the flounder bite seems to be spot on right now and some really nice fish are hanging around. If the stable weather forecast holds together things should be really good this year. Come on out and join the tournament. You can enter in person at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center or go online to www.fishermanspost.com to enter your boat. Best tournament advice that anyone can give you is to go ALL IN, enter all the categories. I see it every year, someone catches the big fish, but did not get in the TWTs (Tournament with in a Tournament) and 2nd or 3rd place goes home with more money. See ya on the water!
Below is Tim and Courtney Gray's son Trey and the 1st spanish he's ever caught. He said it weighed 30 lbs. Trey was fishing his new Cape Horn the "Beerauda" off the Shallotte Inlet There go the record books
The redfish have been giving me the cold shoulder for the last few weeks. I was finally able to make a couple of teenagers happy with a few line screaming reds yesterday morning. It appears that the bite is pretty good around the Little River jetties and towards the Cape Fear river area. Our area should start to fill in as that is the usual progession to our area. The fish always show up to our South and North first. Crazy! but that is just the way it is. See ya on the water!
~~Windy, but a good day of fishing! Clay Morphis and I had a dozen trout biggest 5 pounds, couple reds topping 10 pounds, couple sheepshead right at 8 pounds and 1/2 dozen flounda. I'll take that!!
***** Brandon said pogies are in the ICW for flounder and he used VuDu baits for trout.
Below are a couple pictures by Trask Cunningham aboard his Contender the "Scale Bound" The kings are in close, this one was caught near Oceaan Crest reports are bait was off Youpon.
The 3rd pic is of Joe Seegers Jr.'s son. Let's not forget the spanish are here too.
The fourth picture is Brad Snider who was spanish fishing with his father and grandfather.
We have one boat open to do some offshore fishing this Sunday 5/24. The Gulf Stream fishing has been on fire the past two weeks. Mahi mahi, blackfin tuna, and wahoo have made up most of our trips to the stream. Call (910) 575 3474 to book your charter today!
Thoughts and prayers to the Beck family. Pam "Bird" Beck, wife to Rickey Beck, mother to Jeff Beck/Courtney Beck and grandmother to Camdyn Beck passed away night before last. Pam has been sick for a while and together both Pam and her devoted husband Rickey have been battling Pam's sickness. Many of you likely know Rickey, Jeff and the Beck family from their relationship to the OIFC. Rickey is the official, unofficial local news caster for the OIFC and Jeff captains one of the Team OIFC boats. But, you may not have known Pam, or as we called her Bird. I asked my wife this morning why they called her Bird? I had just always known her as that. Amy said that granddaughter Camdyn began calling her Nanny Bird when she was little and it just stuck- go figure. That's a good grandma for you. Anyway, even if you didn't know Bird personally, you were likely affected by her as she was in charge of hot dog cooking and prep for the Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl tournaments. How many times did you come to the scales starving, only to have your day saved by a barrage of fresh, hot cooked hot dogs available at the dock? That was Bird. She never could be the one handing you the hot dogs as she was busy manning the cooker, but she knew how much those hot dogs meant to tournament participants. And thus Bird made sure she fed all the hungry fishermen. And that's the Bird I knew. She will be missed. Please extend your condolences to the Beck family in their time of loss. Fly away Bird R.I.P.