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"HELP REQUESTED to Launch High School Competitive Fishing Series" | OIFC | 01/17/15
Fishermen in Brunswick County, We need your help!
From: Brant McMullan, Ocean Isle Fishing Center
Help us help youth character development via fishing.
Most of us who fish have seen and experienced first-hand the power of fishing as a vehicle in character development in youth. Look around you and note the kids who have the fishing bug, and almost without exception, you see youth that are happy, confident, energized with life; all important elements to positive character development and a future of following the proper path in life.
We are delighted and excited to introduce to you a program we are working on with The First Tee of Brunswick County, an organization that uses golf as a youth character development vehicle in the same way fishing does. The First Tee of Brunswick County (founded by Carol and Rusty Petrea) is one of the most successful and significant programs of The First Tee in the United States.
Through the joint efforts of OIFC and The First Tee of Brunswick County, we intend to create a fishing club format in the Brunswick County School System. In order to accomplish this, we need volunteer boat owners who agree with the importance of the objective we are working on, and can offer their time and boats for the project.
Details of the program are below. Please review and let me hear back from you as to your ability to participate.
Thanks. Capt Brant
1. The purpose of this letter is to ask you to consider becoming a coach and boat provider for the newly formed Brunswick County High School Fishing Association. We anticipate needing 20 boats per tournament.
2. The fishing venue will be inshore (not ocean) saltwater fishing, with weigh-ins at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.
3. We expect to have a year-long series of 6 events/tournaments during the 2015 – 2016 school year. All tournaments on Saturdays. One in Sep, Oct, Nov, Mar, April and May. Please let us know how many Saturdays you can support.
4. Each Brunswick County High School will have a Fishing Club, with an in-school advisor, and one angler coach per tournament. Student fishing teams will consist of two students, who remain as a team for the entire series, but their angler coach varies per event. We expect several teams per High School.
5. We are in the midst of working on all aspects and details, such as tourney fees, bylaws, schedule, etc. We are meeting with leaders of Brunswick County Schools in February.
6. First, in all this planning, we need a sense of how many of you we can expect to volunteer to be an angler/coach with a boat. Gas for each boat will be provided, with the angler/coach providing bait and tackle.
A. We want to create opportunity for our High School students to participate in and learn about the life-long sport of fishing, with its inherent values, character and life skills. We need angler/coaches with a boat to volunteer for one or more Saturdays.
B. Southeastern Texas has recently established the Deep East Texas High School Fishing Association. www.deepeasthighschoolfishing.com We are in dialogue with the leader of this organization, and we are modeling our Brunswick County High School Fishing Association after what has been done so successfully in Southeastern Texas.
Earlier this month, they had a tournament with 370 teams/boats! All the boat owners are volunteers.
20 to 30% of their participants (High School anglers) are girls!
Formed in 2013, the association is a testament to the growing popularity of the Student Angler Federation’s High School Fishing program. Thanks to a partnership between FLW and The Bass Federation, SAF offers opportunities nationwide for high school-aged youths to experience the thrill of competitive bass fishing.
Encompassing 41 school districts and spanning a swathe of Texas stretching from Houston to the Louisiana line, the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association serves more than 1,000 budding tournament anglers. The group’s first event, held Dec. 14, 2013 on Sam Rayburn, drew 262 registered teams.
8. Please respond with your commitment to our youth, 100% of our future!
EMAIL CaptBrant@OIFC.com with the below requested personal contact information and availability to join in launching this new program.
**Number of Saturdays that you can commit to participate
Capt. Brant McMullan
"OIFC Floor At Brunswick Novant Hospital" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/15/15
I guess it is a good thing the OIFC is closed for a month. Shawn Latham, our Do It All man and Pam Beck, one of the many folks who are key to the success of our tournaments, are both on the same floor of the same hospital. They will soon part company with Shawn going to Atlanta & Pam to UNC Chapel Hill. Everyone get all your ailments over this winter and join us at the Ocean Isle Fish Company & the OIFC, Don't forget The OIFC Fish & Wing Co and the Shallotte River Swamp Park which will be in operation by the spring. You can watch No Limits Fishing on ATMC-TV.
Capt. Jeff Beck
"CHARTER CAPTAIN WANTED" | OIFC | 01/14/15
CHARTER CAPTAIN WANTED-
Capt. Brant is seeking to add an additional part-time offshore charter captain to the charter fishing crew. The following are requirements to apply:
- Be available to fish from June through August as a captain for 2-3 days/week
- Have a current 6-pak USCG licensed
- Have extensive local area offshore fishing knowledge and experience in a variety of fishing styles
- Be able to communicate effectively with adults and children
- Have a very friendly and patient demeanor
- Be able to maintain full control through adverse situations
If you fit these requirements and you have the availability and interest in working with the Ocean Isle Fishing Center charter fishing crew, please call or email Capt. Brant immediately: (910) 367-2945, firstname.lastname@example.org
Capt. Brant McMullan
"Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar " | OIFC | 01/14/15
Be sure to make plans to attend the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series in Cary/Raleigh, NC on January 24,2015 from 9:00 AM-3:00PM. Capt. Amy McMullan and Capt. Brant McMullan will be serving on panels discussing topics from offshore trolling to how to use electronics to catch fish!!
"CCU Spring Seminar!" | OIFC | 01/13/15
Coastal Carolina University's Saltwater Fishing Club is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Seminar. The topics include: bluewater, bottom, king mackerel, inshore/nearshore, and flyfishing!
The seminar will be held at 10AM (doors open at 9AM) on February 21,2015 at CCU Brittain Hall - 23 Chanticicleer Dr. Conway, SC. Admission is only $10 and it includes lunch!
Raffle Prizes include a YETI cooler and Ocean Tamer sea bags!
"Capt. Hook's Update" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/12/15
Sunday Jan 11, 2015
Dina has just returned home from spending the weekend with David in Florence. She reports the new facility is small, but efficient. The respitory therapists are working with David a few times a day. Working towards getting his lungs and diaphram muscles stronger. They have had him off the ventilator for short periods to a couple hours at time throughout the day. He is getting stronger and working hard with the therapists. His Physical Therapy continues daily also. They have been sitting him up in a chair for a couple hours a day to try and strengthen his core muscles.
We will continue to post as we get information and updates. Keep The Hooks' in your thougths and prayers daily!
Capt. Rickey Beck
"OIFC is EMPTY!" | OIFC | 01/09/15
Are you guys as excited as we are about Ocean Isle Fishing Center getting a makeover?! It is officially EMPTY and we can't wait for you to see what we have in store! February 10th is right around the corner...
"More wahoo! " | N/A | 01/05/15
Scott Hamilton, (OuttaLine Fishing), Brent Elliott and Matt Elliott fished near the 100/400 Friday in 74 degree water. Landed 4 Wahoo in the 38-43 lb range, with 2 more wahoo strikes. Fish were caught using Black Bart San Sal Candy, YOZURI Bonita, and Skirted Ballyhoo both high speed and regular trolling.
Extra thanks to Brant for accommodating us after hours at the OIFC !!
Thanks for the report!! As always, send us your fishing reports with photos and we will post them for you! Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
"OIFC is getting a makeover!" | OIFC | 01/03/15
We will be temporarily closed from January 7- February 10th.
If you have any questions, fishing reports,comments, etc... Call us: (910)575-3474 or email us: email@example.com !
"Wahoo Bite" | N/A | 01/02/15
Bryan Hagler, DB Grantham, and Tommy Gibson went fishing in the stream today. Seas were beautiful with a few light showers. Only one fish was caught but it was a 65.15 inch Wahoo. Congrats!
"Final OIFC Year Round Leaderboard" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/01/15
This picture of the OIFC Rodeo Leaderboard is the updated version. Any questions or comments please email me at rickey@OIFC.com. I will have the earnings and trophies ASAP. Thanks for fishing the Rodeo and I hope you enjoyed it.
Capt. Jeff Beck