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- Katelyn Kincer
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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40% OFF CLOTHING & GIFTS
20% OFF TACKLE
SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT
Solid info. Bluefin spotted near the 100/400 Saturday, the shoals yesterday and they are catching them in Moorehead this morning. More to come as we get it
~~The past couple days I've got served a slice of humble pie! Not catching the numbers I have been or the quality of fish I want to. On the way to the water I put my thinking cap on and thinking of what I've been doing right and wrong. We have had a good amount of rain which has resulted in alot of fresh water run off. So i told my self I wasn't going deep up the river today. So that took care of that problem. So on to the next, I've been fishing deeper water (8-12ft) which has worked since we have had a couple cold days and nights. So decided to stay in the 1-6 ft range. Well considering all the factors it payed off for me today. I tied on my 1/4oz electric chicken bucktail took the hook out a chartruse vudu shrimp and tipped it on the bucktail. First cast , first twitch yielded me a nice 24" trout weighing 5.11 on my digital scales, worked the area a little more with nothing to show then made a move next spot I picked at the fish and landed 2 more in the 3 lb range. Saw some birds working in the back of a creek and took the bucktail and launched it belive before it hit the bottom I had a fish on felt like a red at first but quickly came to the top and netted a 26" fish that the digital scales showed 6.23 lb. All in all it was a good day. The pictures just don't do these fish justice.
William, Brody, and Evan joined me for a half day of fishing this past Saturday morning. Bitter cold! However, the tide was right and the water temperature is still holding just a bit over 50 degrees. The action was pretty steady all morning with black drum, redfish, and speckled trout all making a good showing for us. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center had barrels full of live shrimp, so we got us a few dozen. There are no guarantees in the fishing world, but live shrimp this time of year is cheating. Of course, I once had a wise man tell me, its better to cheat than repeat. I personally enjoy catching fish on soft plastics becuase of the aggressive strikes, but making clients happy is #1 priority. I sure hope these youngmen had fun. I sure did! See ya on the water!
Gary and Connie joined me early Friday morning to enjoy a much more relaxed atmosphere than our retail stores. The north winds were brutal and the boat ride was frigid. My numb fingers slipped a live shrimp onto a float rig and deployed our first bait. The cork drifted only a few feet before it slowly eased under the surface. The next two hours Connie and Gary worked on 4 different species to include speckled trout, redfish, black drum and even a flounder to complete the backwater slam. We hit a few more areas and even bumped a few schools of redfish, but could not get them to eat. Yes, it was cold. Was it worth it? Ask Gary who drilled a 26 1/2 inch citation trout. Connie who drilled a 26 7/8 inch redfish. It was awesome to fish with this couple and they were true sportsmen as they released all of their fish. I did sneak three black drum in the live well for my dinner. Thank you guys for fishing with me! See ya on the water!
~Winter fishing off of Ocean Isle Beach at its finest today....calm seas, stud wahoo, nice sailfish release, multiple dolphin, and a great time with friends. -Report & great pictures by Chris Campbell owner of Helios Aerial & Campbell Photography Studio
Pat Prince fished with Capt. Jay Stanley and sons Jude, Patrick and Eddie today. The crew worked the 100/400's. The 1st hit was a double, then they got a triple and boated all three. They wound the day up with a strike on the down line. It got free, then the prop wash line went off, that one got off then the long line went off and that one ended with gaff sinking in. Was it the same wahoo who's number was up?
~Britney Speirs once sang a diddly ... Oops I did it again!!! Back to Back to Back Tripete Cy's World Inshore Tournament Champs!! Get down Clay Morphis!! — with Clay Morphis.
Report by Brandon Sauls
~I am thrilled to report that the Ocean Isle Fishing Center will begin selling Britt's Bucktails Saturday!! Shane Britt is a local expert artificial bait angler who targets trout, drum and flounder. Shane designed and hand makes the Bucktails to target our local fisheries. Shane can also be found fishing the Southern Kingfish Association Tournament Trail aboard the "Shock Wave.
How to Rig Live Shrimp as recommended by the pros at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.
The lowly shrimp may be the most commonly used bait south of the Mason-Dixon line. Aside from being fairly cheap and easy to keep alive, these prolific crustaceans rank high on the menu of many popular inshore species, including grouper, bonefish, tarpon, snook, seatrout, redfish and jacks. Here are several ways to rig a live shrimp for fishing in different situations.
1. If you intend to drift your shrimp in the current or suspend it below a float rig or popping cork, you'll want to take advantage of its natural kicking action, which often pushes the strike button of many game fish. The best way to do this is to hook the shrimp through its carapace. However, it is important to avoid the shrimp's stomach and pancreas, which appear as two translucent dark spots. In version one, the hook is threaded crosswise through the carapace, just under the tip of the shell.
We have said it time and again. The fish are already wet, so what do they care about the rain. No doubt lots of rain creates freshwater runoff, so it may move the fish from one area to another. Some fellows from Texas joined me Tuesday afternoon despite the threat of wet weather. We found a black drum and a trout pretty quick but the bite was sluggish. We made several moves and changes in technique to finally locate a good school of trout. Black drum and redfish were also in the mix. We caught about half our fish on soft plastics and the other half on live shrimp. See ya on the water!
Our final backwater school was held this past Saturday. We discussed lures and techniques to catch speckled trout. We lost one student to a kidney stone attack early in the day. Finally found a couple of trout, but the water was super busy and getting in a good spot was tough. We made a big move and found vacant water. The trout were their as we quickly found five trout before losing our second angler. Loosing his balance and in the water. We fished him out of the 52 degree water and headed for the warmth of his home. After a warm shower and dry clothes we headed back to the trout hole. We quickly limited out on trout. We changed gears to redfish and found a few of those. Several flounder also joined the action and one was just big enough to add to the fish box. Fishing is often all about overcoming adversity. It was a great learning experience for us all and we stared the obstacles down finding success anyway. Thanks for fishing with me guys! See ya on the water!
The trout bite has been good and steady. Brock and Philip joined me Friday for a half day. We had a whole lot of fun getting to know each other and we did catch a few fish. We hit several areas catching a hand full of trout in each spot before moving to our next. We switched gears to redfish after the fish box was full with a solid limit of trout. The redfish did not disappoint as we quickly caught a few. We also found a nice flounder to add to the box completing our Inshore Carolina Slam. Great day on the water with great guys. See ya on the water!
Daniel Fields sent me this picture of his buddy Taylor Stone. This was Taylor's first trout trip. Fishing with live shrimp Taylor landed his first trout around 2 pounds right out of the gate. The second trout that Taylor has caught in his life hit the scales at 7.95 pounds! Congratulations to Taylor Stone on an exceptional catch! See ya on the water!
~~Guys y'all have seen the beautiful pictures I have posted by Brad PinFish Caudle. I am happy to announce we now sell them at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. These pictures are all of local scenes by a local photographer and would make a perfect Christmas gift. You may come to the OIFC or order online! — at Ocean Isle Fishing Center
~~Here is left to right Dr Bryan Freeman, Tim Gallimore & Daniel Simmons with a monster wahoo they caught near the Steeples on ballyhoo. The guys limited on the number of wahoo they caught and had several citation fish. They were fishing aboard Daniel's Contender the "Reel McCoy". Click on the link to see a great video they made.
~The following report is from Shane Britt:
~Still catching trout. It was a little bit slower then last week for me. I caught fish but not the numbers that I've been. I blame it on the warm temperatures not the rain usually nasty weather makes for good trout fishing. I threw everything you could think of bucktails, jigs, hard baits everything short of live bait it took thinking out the box and tying on a Alabama rig to start putting a nice stringer of fish together. Had 1 nice fat fish that could of been a citation but not real sure because I did not weigh it. Sometimes it takes experimenting with different stuff to get any results.
Yesterday the trout were hitting on live shrimp. Capt. Brant replenished ours yesterday. They are still $5 a dozen!!!! The OIFC also carries the Alabama Rig which is a productive way to fish.
Also the OIFC and Shane are working together to make the OIFC a dealer for Britts Bucktails..Stay tuned!!!!