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"Finally, Back in Town" | Tiberias - 22' | 01/04/15
 

After a few weeks on the road visiting family I have arrived back to the fishing world. As expected the bite is a little sluggish here in North Carolina waters. Redfish, black drum and trout are hanging around, but strike netters are keeping them scattered and I am sure getting their share as well. Despite the obstacles that we face here in North Carolina waters hook and line anglers are still connecting with a few trout, black drum and redfish. It just makes my stomach crawl when I see a net stretched down a bank where I saw 40 or 50 trout a day earlier. In my opinion this sort of practice needs to stop in our shallow creeks to insure a future for our young anglers. See ya on the water!


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Casey 01/19/2015

Really sorry to hear that tim should have ventured down to the Lockwood , southport and bald head area we limited our boat every trip and plenty to cull with flounder drum and trout this summer... And there are a lot more commercial guys down our way and the fishing is still great in the cape fear area.. Caught three over 7 pounds this fall. Flounder bite was phenomenal up our way! The southport water front area is a great area to take the kids, easy fishing with tons of docks to beat up and plenty of mullet..should try it this year, really worth the ride think you will be happy with the out come

Tim 01/19/2015

Sorry late to comment. I used a 17 foot Key West Boat with a 9 inch draft and all the correct rigging and fished for two years as hard as I could inshore including all the holes, hot spots, creek mouth, and inlets with 2 boys that love to fish. We trolled docks, marsh,s , mouths, holes and in two years of fishing probably 30-40 times until boredom set in or Sunburnt beyond belief we never caught more than 4 fish in an 6-8 hr fishing trip. I do blame netting because there is no way anglers are catching them all. There are not enough people in Sunset Beach, OIB, Shallotte that fish. Maybe July 4th I might see 20 boats fishing between Calabash crossroads and oib bridge. Needless to say we sold the boat and went out in the Big water to actually catch fish. It's sad I would rather Inshore fish. It's cheaper! I hate regulation by gov't but this needs some attention.

Robert L Simmons 01/12/2015

When you're on top of the Hill, everyone wants to knock you down. When you're down in the valley everyone wants to stomp you down deeper. But we all need to look up and Thank God for all that we have been Blessed with. If we can't get along here, then? how are we going to fish together in Heaven. God Blessed all and this country!

Zack Shack 01/11/2015

Yall are a bunch of whinning babys. I am a commercial fisherman here in brunswick county and I am the one messing the trout up gigging and netting them. I go to work everyday just like yall do. I pay my bills fishing just like everyone of you pay your bills doing what you call work! If anyone wants to bash a commecial fisherman come on and do it to my face ill be happy to meet with anyone of you! Yall should worry about learning how to catch fish instead of bashing the ones that can!

Jonathan ward 01/07/2015

If yall don't know nothing about commercial fishing hown can you say it's bad my family been in the business for over 70 years and what yall are saying is a bunch of lies.I have been netting and caught over a thousand pound of red drum and let everyone go but yall say there no fish that commercial fishing is killing everything maybe you just can't catch them what's the difference in me setting a net and making a living and yall taking a group of people in the ocean and catching 20 some mahi and a bunch of bottom fish is that good for the fishery.

Hounddog 01/06/2015

Netting on any scale is bad for inland waters. Why ? Putting back Bi-catch doesn't work if everything is DEAD !

Don Snider 01/06/2015

The CCANC is getting stronger and stronger. If you want your voice heard I strongly urge you to seek out the nearest chapter and join asap. There is strength in numbers!!!

Nick 01/05/2015

So do you guys think that all local restaurants can be supplied with "local".... Seafood by hook and line or have me and the wife been getting imported for years and didn't know it? At the age of 72 we might have the Indonesia import plague and don't even know it!!!! Haha hope my insurance is payed up..

Casey 01/05/2015

I thought While flounder gigging, taking red drum was illegal in N.C?

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

I have already made one comment about fishing and forgot to mention another thing.What is the difference in Spot lighting deer and shooting them or flounder gigging. Same thing one is legal and the other is not

Nick 01/05/2015

Live down in myrtle and all the netting is illegal down here to the best of my knowledge? And Have always thought the samething brian, Why dont N.C adopt the same program we are under down here...but it does make me wonder when me and the wife order that flounder plate with four fillets the same exact size like they came out of a cookie cutter just how "local and fresh" they are? Never thought about it the way Casey put until now... It would be pretty hard to supply just the restaurants that me and my friends and family eat at with fresh local on hook and line

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

That is why we have different size and quota differences. for example N.C. flounder size 15" limit 6 Our neighboring state S.C size 14" limit 20. N.C trout size 14" limit 4 S.C.size 14" limit 10. N.C. red drum slot size 18"-27" limit 1 S.C.Slot 15"-23" limit 3.I was tough growing up that every body is not wrong.May be we can learn from outer states I have no problem with shrimp trawl or commercial fisherman because I love seafood. Just keep them out of inland water.There is plenty of seafood in the big ocean North Carolina has the best hatchery in our sounds and rivers than any outer state.

Greg 01/05/2015

In regards to "supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops without pulling a shrimp trawl". Doesn't farming shrimp make so much sense! One would not be controlled by weather, tide or weekend closures. If Brunswick High School kids can raise flounder, fish farming should be expected. Let's also toss in flounder gigging along with inshore gill nets as a means of depleting recreational size trout, red drum and flounder. Southport has now lost three tackle shops to no fish. How many pounds of inshore fish does one have to sell to recoup loss of those jobs and sales tax revenue. Commercial fishing is a long standing North Carolina heritage, but as the old song goes "the times they are a changing".

Brian 01/05/2015

I guess we could use the all other coastal states (with the exception of VA) as models. It would seem that no other coastal economy was shut down by lack of gill nets or trawls on inland waters.

Tripp 01/05/2015

Agreed Jacob - inshore netting is killing our resources. I fish often in SC and FL and their fishery blows ours away. It cant be a coincidence that they also have outlawed inshore netting.

Casey 01/04/2015

Understand completely Capt. Frick I grew up here in Brunswick county on the water as well, and have seen family's make there living on both commercial fishing and as guides, and anytime I have brought up the question about nets....I have always been challenged with the question...Do you feel like you can supply every restaurant and fish house with fresh local seafood on hook and line....or can you supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops with out pulling a shrimp trawl in the inland waters... Don't really have a answer but completely understand..


Zack Shack 01/11/2015

Yall are a bunch of whinning babys. I am a commercial fisherman here in brunswick county and I am the one messing the trout up gigging and netting them. I go to work everyday just like yall do. I pay my bills fishing just like everyone of you pay your bills doing what you call work! If anyone wants to bash a commecial fisherman come on and do it to my face ill be happy to meet with anyone of you! Yall should worry about learning how to catch fish instead of bashing the ones that can!

Jonathan ward 01/07/2015

If yall don't know nothing about commercial fishing hown can you say it's bad my family been in the business for over 70 years and what yall are saying is a bunch of lies.I have been netting and caught over a thousand pound of red drum and let everyone go but yall say there no fish that commercial fishing is killing everything maybe you just can't catch them what's the difference in me setting a net and making a living and yall taking a group of people in the ocean and catching 20 some mahi and a bunch of bottom fish is that good for the fishery.

Hounddog 01/06/2015

Netting on any scale is bad for inland waters. Why ? Putting back Bi-catch doesn't work if everything is DEAD !

Don Snider 01/06/2015

The CCANC is getting stronger and stronger. If you want your voice heard I strongly urge you to seek out the nearest chapter and join asap. There is strength in numbers!!!

Nick 01/05/2015

So do you guys think that all local restaurants can be supplied with "local".... Seafood by hook and line or have me and the wife been getting imported for years and didn't know it? At the age of 72 we might have the Indonesia import plague and don't even know it!!!! Haha hope my insurance is payed up..

Casey 01/05/2015

I thought While flounder gigging, taking red drum was illegal in N.C?

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

I have already made one comment about fishing and forgot to mention another thing.What is the difference in Spot lighting deer and shooting them or flounder gigging. Same thing one is legal and the other is not

Nick 01/05/2015

Live down in myrtle and all the netting is illegal down here to the best of my knowledge? And Have always thought the samething brian, Why dont N.C adopt the same program we are under down here...but it does make me wonder when me and the wife order that flounder plate with four fillets the same exact size like they came out of a cookie cutter just how "local and fresh" they are? Never thought about it the way Casey put until now... It would be pretty hard to supply just the restaurants that me and my friends and family eat at with fresh local on hook and line

Jerry Potter 01/05/2015

That is why we have different size and quota differences. for example N.C. flounder size 15" limit 6 Our neighboring state S.C size 14" limit 20. N.C trout size 14" limit 4 S.C.size 14" limit 10. N.C. red drum slot size 18"-27" limit 1 S.C.Slot 15"-23" limit 3.I was tough growing up that every body is not wrong.May be we can learn from outer states I have no problem with shrimp trawl or commercial fisherman because I love seafood. Just keep them out of inland water.There is plenty of seafood in the big ocean North Carolina has the best hatchery in our sounds and rivers than any outer state.

Greg 01/05/2015

In regards to "supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops without pulling a shrimp trawl". Doesn't farming shrimp make so much sense! One would not be controlled by weather, tide or weekend closures. If Brunswick High School kids can raise flounder, fish farming should be expected. Let's also toss in flounder gigging along with inshore gill nets as a means of depleting recreational size trout, red drum and flounder. Southport has now lost three tackle shops to no fish. How many pounds of inshore fish does one have to sell to recoup loss of those jobs and sales tax revenue. Commercial fishing is a long standing North Carolina heritage, but as the old song goes "the times they are a changing".

Brian 01/05/2015

I guess we could use the all other coastal states (with the exception of VA) as models. It would seem that no other coastal economy was shut down by lack of gill nets or trawls on inland waters.

Tripp 01/05/2015

Agreed Jacob - inshore netting is killing our resources. I fish often in SC and FL and their fishery blows ours away. It cant be a coincidence that they also have outlawed inshore netting.

Casey 01/04/2015

Understand completely Capt. Frick I grew up here in Brunswick county on the water as well, and have seen family's make there living on both commercial fishing and as guides, and anytime I have brought up the question about nets....I have always been challenged with the question...Do you feel like you can supply every restaurant and fish house with fresh local seafood on hook and line....or can you supply all the fresh live shrimp to the bait and tackle shops with out pulling a shrimp trawl in the inland waters... Don't really have a answer but completely understand..




"Wahoo trip" | OIFC | 01/03/15
 

Yesterday we shot a new episode of No Limits fishing; targeting the strong Winter wahoo bite we have been having. Capt. Barrett, Caroline, Brayden and myself were on board as fishing team with Chris Campbell and his new filming assistant the giant tuna killer Katelyn. We fished the northern Winyah Scarp around the MacMarlen ledges for most of the day. The action was decent as we had 8 confirmed Wahoo bites and boated 3 of them in the 35-45lb class. There were also plenty of False Albacore to keep everyone busy. All in all we had a nice day as the wx was great and we had enough action to make a good show and fresh wahoo coming to the Wing and Fish Co


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"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: info@oifc.com !

 

 


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"Believe It Or Not!!" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/02/15
 

Chris Loper was passing time throwing a fresh water lure off the OIFC dock & look what he caught.

On the off shore front Jeff Martini caught their 100 lbs of snowey grouper today.


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"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!


- Shannon Reel
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D.B. Grantham 01/09/2015

Actually 53", 65# 15 oz. DBG

Capt. Rickey 01/02/2015

Bryan it looks like you broke your new boat in!!





"Long Lost Friend" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/01/15
 

~The following report is from a long time friend of The OIFC Robby Dial.  I am glad to see him back on the water catch'n 'em up again: These are some pics of a trip aboard Don Lewis's Spec One Contender.  Jeff mills and his buddy Nathan caught these first Wahoo  along with my mystical lion fish. Yeah I gave them to the sharks. This trip was on the 18th. We had several knock downs, but fish were coming unbuttoned.  Fish came off the scarp. Jeff is hooked so bad he is BOAT shopping.  Another fisherman is born. The next pic is of another rarity, unicorn fish. That came off my Cape Horn (Dialed In). We found a temp break of 74-80 degrees in less than a 100 yards.  Black fin were thick along with mahi.  Go figure in December,  all this was inshore of the blackjack. Great day on the water. The kings were caught the same day (12-27-14) on the (Level 5) captained by Duck Grisby. they caught a 4 man limit in 1 1/2 hrs. out by the Tower. So you can see we have been diversifying. 

Thanks for the report Robby and hope to see you soon!


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"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
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"Pogey Kill" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/31/14
 

http://www.wect.com/story/27726064/millions-of-menhaden-wash-up-in-mason-inlet


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Robert lewis 01/06/2015

WECT News said the menhaden came in on high tide and were traped in the inlet and died from lack of oxygen..





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"The Reel McCoy Found the Wahoo" | N/A | 12/28/14
 

Daniel Simmons and crew found a hot wahoo bite Saturday in 74.8 degree blue water near 100/400. Their crew of 6 put a limit of 12 wahoos and a bonus blackfin in the boat,with 8 citations including 5 over 50 lbs.

Caught using skirted ballyhoos, with the bites coming both on top and down deep.


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"Live from the Jetties" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 12/28/14
 

Camdyn Beck with a trout he just caught (10:30am) while fishing with Clay Morphis, Jacob Utley and her dad. She caught it at the Little River Jetties fishing aboard Clay's "Pork Chop"  The girl weighed 4.30 lbs and was released at the OIFC.


- Austin Aycock
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"Bottom Fishing Charter" | OIFC | 12/27/14
 

Capt. Brant and Brandon Sauls took a group of businessmen on a bottom fishing trip.  They started out like many folks today, on a blue fin recon but finished off a beautiful day at sea with  very successful bottom fishing.


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" The LAW's Wahoo" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/27/14
 

Pre fishing report was they were headed to the Scarp.  More to follow.


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"And The Winner Is" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 12/27/14
 

~~1st Mate Camdyn Beck standing in for the ailing Tournament Director Capt Rickey presents the $600 check to Clay Morphis the back to back champion of Capt Rickey's Annual Christmas Spec-Tacular Trout Tournament. 

 Clay won  with a 6.60 trout he caught it at the Jetties on a VuDo Shrimp on a falling tide.

#######  So pleased to announce Clay donated $250 to the David Hook's Family Fund!!!!             


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KeithB 12/30/2014

Clay! What an awesome fish and Bragging rights for the next year! Congratulations!! AND On Behalf of Capt Hooks and Family Thank You for your thoughtful contribution in support of David! Goes to show that FISHERMAN and FRIENDS TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER! Gotta love our fishing community!!





"Flat & Cold" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 12/27/14
 

~~Capt Jeff Beck, 1st Mate Camdyn Beck & crew member Jacob Utley had a great day on the ocean sea bass fishing


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"Capt. Rickey's Annual Christmas Spec-TacularTrout Tournament" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/25/14
 

~~It's back for the 4th year!! Saturday Dec. 27th is the date. The entry fee is $ 50 per person, fishing can be from bank or boat, the trout must be caught the day of the Tournament by hook and line. Weigh in will be at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center at 4pm sharp. The winner is the heaviest fish. Changes this year are the trout MUST BE CAUGHT BY AN ARTIFICAL BAIT and A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE DAVID HOOKS FAMILY FUND. A captains meeting will be held at the OIFC Friday evening 7pm (time subject to change). Attendance is not required but anglers are responsible for knowing any changes. A great family time, meal, beverages, fellowship, lies, some truth and award presentation will follow at Clay Morphis' house. Protest will require a $300 cash non refundable payment to the David Hooks Family Fund. The Tournament Executive Committee, consisting of Clay Morphsis, Brandon Sauls & me will make all decisions and our decisions are final. Finally this is a fun tournament, let's keep it that way and keep it simple. MORE INFO/CHANGES MAY FOLLOW


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Clay "pork chop" Morphis 12/26/2014

Dinner and awards address 1306 Riverbend drive SW Shallotte nc 29804





"MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS" | OIFC | 12/24/14
 


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"We will be open 12/24" | OIFC | 12/23/14
 

We will be OPEN on Christmas Eve from 9AM- 2PM

Stop by and get those last minute gifts!

*Reminder* GIFT CARD SALE ENDS TOMORROW!

 


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"First Mate- Ben Morris Biloxi trip account" | OIFC | 12/23/14
 

First Time in Biloxi

 

            This past week I got the chance to go down and fish the oil rigs of the northern Gulf with fellow OIFC team members; Sean Morris, Derek Treffinger and Brant McMullan.  This was my first time ever getting to fish around the oil rigs however the rest of the crew had all been before and had told me about how great it was so I was excited to finally check it out for myself and it definitely lived up to the hype. 

We started out jigging blue runners off of a couple different oil rigs with butter bean jigs and the action never really stopped from there.  We arrived at the spot where we were targeting Yellow fin Tuna and started to chunk Bonita as we drifted.  While we were doing this I free lined a blue runner back behind the boat and went back to chunking.  About five minutes later something smoked the blue runner, Sean was on the rod and fought the fish for a good 15 to 20 minutes and it turned out to be our first Yellow fin of the day. 

We started off hot but had a very hard time trying to get anything past the dozens of sharks for about the next hour so we decided to change up our tactics and fly a kite.  We do a lot of kite fishing on charters here in Ocean Isle but I have never experienced anything quite like kite fishing in the gulf, I think the longest amount of time we had a bait last under the kite may have been about 4 minutes.  We had multiple kings sky on the kite baits with sharks in hot pursuit right behind them, I think we all had more fun watching the aerial acrobatics of the many king strikes we had then actually catching them.

 As fun as this was, we weren’t getting the Yellowfin bites we were in search of so again we decided to switch it up and troll ballyhoo.  This also yielded the same result as kite fishing.  With multiple king bites and some false albacore, we caught one of our bigger kings of the day doing this when he skied on the long rigger bait which was a blue and white sea witch. 

After doing this for a good hour with still no Tuna, we decided to give chunking one last chance as the day was coming to a close. We sat down to start a drift and dropped some chunks of Bonita in the water as quick as possible before the sharks could find the boat and finally got the bite we were looking for that ended up being our second Yellowfin of the day. Shortly after that one was landed the sharks swarmed our boat to where, once again, we couldn’t get anything past about 10 feet of water.  After battling the sharks for a little while longer we decided to make one last move for the day. We moved quickly to another spot and again dropped a chunk in as soon as the boat stopped and once again hooked up with another Yellowfin, which would end up being our third and final Tuna of the trip.  It was a perfect way to cap off an amazing trip and day on the water. 


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Ed 12/23/2014

Congrats to OIFC crew Ben and Sean Morris on passing the USCG Captain's test in Charleston today...Great job guys!





"Stocking Stuffers" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/23/14
 

~~Last minute stocking stuffers. The Britt's Bucktails  are mine I bought to fish our Trout Tournament Saturday.  The Tournament requires the anglers use artifical bait only!


These products are made locally by local anglers who know what catches fish in our area.  Support local businesses, especially when they know their business.

Shane Britt (Britts Bucktails) is one of the premier inshore anglers.  He also fishes the SKA Trail aboard the "Shock Wave".  The Carolina Rigs and trout rigs are made by me.  Capt Jeff Beck and I used to fish inshore exclusively.  We have won or placed in the money in several flounder tournaments.  We also now fish the SKA Tournament Trail aboard the OIFC/Do Work.  The King Rigs are designed and inspected by Capt. Brant.  We hand make them in the store.  The OIFC Teams use them or tie their own which are made to the same identical specs.  The products I show case work.  We stand behind them. 

Don't forget our Gift Cards are on sale..an excellent buy.  And the Roscoe Jigs.  We don't make them but we use them on bottom fishing charters.  As stated in a recent post, Capt Cane Faircloth, and Dr. Earnie Ward had good success with them a few days ago.

ANOTHER WONDERFUL STOCKING STUFFER WOULD BE THE DAVID HOOKS FAMILY FUND RAFFLE TICKETS.  STUFF A STOCKING WITH THOSE AND WIN A CHANCE TO HAVE A YETI WHILE HELPING A MUCH LOVED, RESPECTED FAMILY IN NEED!!!


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