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"Cy's World Trout Tournament " | Do Work / OIFC | 11/26/16
 

Fished Cy's World Trout Tournament with my sidekick Clay Morphis.  We weighed a 4.05lb and 6.55lb speckled trout to take the trophy for the 5th year in a row!  Great day fishing - I bet we caught over 80 trout and 20 reds!  Thanks for the report Brandon & congratulations!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Turkey N Wahoo" | Catch All | 11/26/16
 

On Wednesday (11/23), I decided to join the crowd and head to the bluewater to see if I could get my Dad on his first wahoo. We put our spread out in about 115 feet and gradually made our way out towards the 100/400. Surprisingly, we picked at a few mahi and eventually found the fleet just northwest of the numbers around 175 feet. The bites were pretty consistent once we met that mark yet we couldn’t seem to put the hooks in a hoo. Frustrated with our hookup ratio, I finally switched over to a stealthier setup and hooked up immediately. After a short fight, gaff shot and some pictures, my Dad is now hooked on wahoo fishing and the bluewater. We even managed to find an illusive yellowfin tuna. Great way to spend time with the family around the holidays.

 

Monday is looking great for another make up trip to the Gulf Stream. $425/person. Call (910) 575-3474 to reserve your spot. 


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"More pictures " | | 11/26/16
 

Here are more pictures of Jeb and Bryson Malpass along with Tanner Faulk. many of you asked... how much did it weigh? Great job! Sent from my iPhone
- Tiffany Aycock
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"Great Catch" | | 11/26/16
 

Great day fishing for Jeb and Bryson Malpass and their friend Tanner Faulk. Congratulations guys that is an incredible fish!!! Sent from my iPhone
- Tiffany Aycock
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"Pack Man's Reports " | Do Work / OIFC | 11/25/16
 

Started the day at the 100/400 big wahoo were being caught there as well as mahi and black fin! We had an early bite and it slowed down so we moved to the blackjack and picked up another wahoo and a few short strikes! Never had a wahoo hit so hard on a marado lure that the wahoo bit the hooks off the lure! Everything was caught on black and purple some guys were saying red and black! Also heard the guys at the steeples saying the blackfins were so thick they had 20 in the boat! It was slick out there today and was perfect couldn't have asked for a better day! Water temp was 76 today!  Thanks for the great Report Billy!


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"Shark video " | OIFC | 11/25/16
 

video of Great White taken off OIB- compliments of the Get Floor'd crew.  CLICK HERE

 

 

 


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"Gulf Stream" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/24/16
 

Looks like yesterday was a fun day in the the Stream   The 1st 2 pictures are by the "Dirty Martini" and the next is by Corey Bellamy


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"Today's haul" | | 11/23/16
 

Lobster on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner! We did a couple dives and found some "sea bugs" as well as a few Grouper and Hogfish. Pictured are Amy and Brayden McMullan and Austin Aycock. Also thanks to our co-divers and chaperones Cameron and Brittany Sebastian of Coastal Scuba. PS- also shown here is video of a Great White shark that was filmed less than 5 miles from where we were diving; happy she didn't find her way to us! Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Congratulations Joe Winslow" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/22/16
 

We at the SKA wanted to express our congratulations to Captain Joe Winslow of the CCU Saltwater Fishing Team.  He is the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee.  

“Fishing is a humbling sport. It teaches you life skills like patience, hard work, humility and teamwork.”  That’s what this year’s Hall of Fame inductee said!  No stranger to the kingfish community, so it should be no surprise that Joe Winslow, one of the most dominant Carolina King Mackerel tournament fishermen, is receiving this honor tonight.  Dr. Joe Winslow starting teaching at Coastal Carolina University back in 1997 working as the Director in the Office of Online Learning from 2013-2016 and recently transitioned back to a normal professor in order to have more free time. In 2008, six students approached Joe and asked if he could teach them how to fish in the area. Agreeing to do so, the official club was born! Today the current roster holds almost 60 current CCU students. Joe takes club members on fun fishing trips when the bite is hot so students watch him in action and hands-on learning.  He takes a select few along with him to fish SKA tournament seasons. This year, Hooligan has had 1st, 2nd, and 4th place finishes in the past 4 tournaments, claiming the number one spot in Division 9.  Joe also teaches online and distance learning so when the fishing club hosts their annual seminars, he can live stream them for people across the country to watch.
James Coleman, CCU fishing club president said this about Joe: “Joe Winslow is an outstanding fisherman and mentor who is very knowledgeable and has achieved so much in his career. Myself and others can always count on Joe for guidance, fishing related or not, and he is always honest and kind. Without Joe our club of fishermen here at Coastal Carolina University would only be a fraction of what it is today and we greatly appreciate him and everything that he has done for us since the beginning."

Congratulations Joe!!! 

http://www.fishska.com/history/hall-of-fame-This report was copied from the SKA


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Dr. Terry 11/25/2016

CONGRATULATIONS, JOE! We are all very happy about your induction.





"MAKE UP TRIP UPDATE" | Catch All | 11/22/16
 

We have ONE spot left for tomorrow's12-hour Gulf Stream trip. $425/person. Call (910) 575-3474 to reserve the last spot!


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"King Caught!!!" | Catch All | 11/21/16
 

Here is a photo of a 33lb King caught at Frying Pan Tower on Saturday 11/19/16 on the "On the Dot" vessel owned by Paul Cochrane of Charlotte, NC while
fishing with a group of friends.
King was caught on live bait rig using a live blue fish. Seas were a little rough but warm at 77 degrees.

 

Great job Guys!


- Aaron Dew
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"MAKE UP TRIP UPDATE" | Catch All | 11/21/16
 

Spots for Wednesday's 12-hour Gulf Stream trip are filling quickly. TWO spots left. Call Capt. Derek at (704) 616-1615 or (910) 575-3474 to reserve   the remaining spots. 


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"Thanksgiving Holiday SALE" | OIFC | 11/21/16
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

           


Big Fishing Weekend Ahead

 

Inshore:  Capt. Jacob and Capt. Jeff both report extremely good fishing for Speckled Trout, throwing in quite a few Flounder, Red Drum and Black Drum in the mix.  Hot spots have included Saucepan Creek area, Shallotte River area up past Holden Seafood, Rock wall in back of Shallotte Inlet, Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach bridges and Little River Jetties.  OIFC HAS LIVE SHRIMP and without a doubt that is a very effective way to fish for Trout and other inshore species.  However, the water has cleared up nicely and the Trout are responding to artificials; and thus with clearer water, you will want to choose colors that are more natural.

Check out this HOW-TO from Capt. Jacob on using artificials for Speckled Trout- CLICK HERE

 


 

 

Offshore:  We learned last year that November is the new October, and this year is no different.  Fishing for King Mackerel, Grouper and Wahoo is very good.  The Kings are going to be holding in the 65'-80' depth range at spots such as the Shark Hole, Jungle, Atlantic Ledge, York Hole and Horseshoe.  The Menhaden have gotten tough to catch on the beach, so I wouldn't spend any time with that but rather focus on using dead Cigar Minnows and jigging live Cigars on the fishing grounds.  The Grouper are in the same places you are King Mackerel fishing right now.  A live Cigar Minnow will get a bite; the key is to be anchored up directly over the structure.  The Wahoo bite has been good at the BlackJack, 100/400 and MacMarle'n ledge areas.  It has seemed the best fishing has been inshore of the break from 140'-180' as of late.  There will also be Blackfin mixed out there as well.

CLICK HERE for How-To on Grouper fishing

CLICK HERE for How-To on Wahoo fishing

  


We hope to see you this upcoming holiday weekend.  Use the sale opportunity to fill someone's or your own stocking.  Tis' the season.


 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"MAKE UP TRIP" | Catch All | 11/21/16
 

We are offering more make up trips this week. The weather is looking fantastic on Wednesday (11/23) and possibly Friday (11/25) for either an 8-hour grouper trip or a 12-hour Gulf Stream trolling trip. 

8-Hour - $230 per person 

12-Hour - $425 per person

Call (910) 575-3474 to reserve your spot today!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Winterizing You Boat?" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/21/16
 

If you are putting your boat away these 3 products are a must for protecting your baby!


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"What a Hoo!" | | 11/18/16
 

Pat Prince came to the dock this afternoon to weigh the largest of three Wahoo they caught today in 140 feet of water. Congratulations! Capt. OC Sent from my iPhone
- Chris Dew
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"Kings Chewing" | | 11/18/16
 

The Martin group joined First Mate Aaron and myself for a day of King Mackerel catching. We fished in 70-75 feet of water and it was double and triple hook us for the first hour or so of fishing. Ended with a limit and others released. Capt. OC Sent from my iPhone
- Chris Dew
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"Revenge" | | 11/18/16
 

Headed up to Hatteras with Brian Allen and friends to r mind myself that King Mackerel fishing isn't hard when you are where the fish are! After a week in Ft Pierce, FL chasing Kings this helps my mental health. SKA Nationals would be a blast on this bite; equivalent to Biloxi. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"November Flatties" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/18/16
 

Tommy Helms sent us these pictures yesterday. They are all reef  fish ! The others were taken between OIB bridge and Shallotte Inlet on Gulp from OIFC ! No kidding  They were targeting trout. Thanks Tommy!!


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Tommy Helms 11/18/2016

The First picture are from outside ! ( My Kids ) all the rest came from The ICW in November ) Never Before





"Friday Trout" | Do Work / OIFC | 11/18/16
 

8 1/2 lb Eddie Julian caught with pork chop  this afternoon! 

Another 8 fish over 4 lbs


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