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"Brandon Checks In" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 12/31/16
 

Brandon Sauls and Mark Stacy from yesterday morning. The OIFC Recommends Vudo Shrimp  and Mirilures for best results we just replenished our stock.


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"Bonecrusher Sauls reporting in" | | 12/30/16
 

Capt. Brandon sent me this picture reporting the Trout bite has been good on Mirrolures in the Shallotte River. I asked him about technique and he said to cast and let sink 5-8 seconds. As the lure falls give it a couple twitches. Then give a small twitch and wind three to five turns and repeat. Occasionally let sit for 2-3 seconds with no movement. And when they bite: BREAK THEIR JAW!
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"2017 Event and Fishing School Schedules" | OIFC | 12/30/16
 

I am working on dates for the 2017 events and fishing schools.  I will plan to have all out and available by Feb 15th, so please check back.  Big plans for 2017 and look forward to seeing you at the OIFC -- Capt. Brant


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"Make up trip update" | Catch All | 12/30/16
 

We have TWO SPOTS left for the Gulf Stream trip this weekend. Call Capt. Derek at (704) 616-1615 to reserve your spot!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Tis the season to be wahoo fishing" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 12/29/16
 

The action was non-stop aboard the OIFC World Cat yesterday. Phil Hester’s crew, Capt. Sean Morris and myself ventured out with hopes of finding a few bites around the 100/400 area. Upon arrival we were immediately hooked up with a false albacore on our long line. We made short work of the albacore and pushed closer towards the main number of the 100/400. Yet once again before we reached those numbers we got our shot at not one but two wahoo bites. They both ran strong but pulled the hooks. We continued trolling through the same numbers and continued to pull off/break off fish. However, in the mix with these wahoo bites we did manage to sling six dolphin in the boat. Still frustrated with our wahoo bite ratio, Phil and I began to discuss different tactics for dolphin fishing and as the conversation went on, he informed me of how nutritious the banana he just ate was…. After explaining how bananas were bad luck and making sure there was absolutely no evidence of the one he ate or any others on the boat, we hooked and boated three wahoo in short fashion. With the help of Phil’s crew, the total count ended with six dolphin and three wahoo for the day. Great work with a great crew –

Lure color and depth really didn’t seem to matter. We caught both wahoo and mahi on black/purple, blue/white, green, pink, and black/red. Depth also didn’t seem to matter as we had multiple bites on the planer and quite a few long rigger bites as well. The fish are out there and hungry and thus we’re trying to get another trip together for Saturday 12/31. $425/person and we have three spots left for the trip. Call me at (704) 616-1615 to reserve your spot today


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Christmas Slam" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/26/16
 

Working on them again today!   Who needs a hunting hound when you have a dog with a nose for fish!!  Flounder, Trouts and Reds!!-Brandon Sauls with Clay Morphis 


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"The Black Pearl's Report" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 12/24/16
 

Captain David Hook, his son Tripp took their good friend Brian Richard fishing today. They caught several large trout including the citation one pictured. As Captain Hook put it "no better way to spend Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas everyone "


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"Brandon & Clay's Report" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/23/16
 

Ding Donging the reds and trouts today!   Lost count around 50 or so!  -Brandon Sauls.  I don't know what they were using but Capt Jeff Williamson said he tore the trout up on a charter today with Voodu Shrimp 


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"Hero5" | | 12/23/16
 

Want to be the Hero this year?  Give the gift that speaks for itself... GoPro Hero5.  We will be open Christmas Eve for all you last minute shoppers and we have the Hero5 in stock!


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"Trout Bite" | | 12/23/16
 

If you are looking for a perfect last minute gift...

Captain Jeff took a crew out today and the Trout Bite was On!  Look closely at one of his photos and you will see his 'secret weapon' is a vudo shrimp.  We have them here at the store!  

 


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"OIFC Spreading Holiday Cheer" | OIFC | 12/23/16
 


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"Holiday Gift ideas" | OIFC | 12/23/16
 

 


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"Guatamala Adventure" | Catch All | 12/21/16
 

Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing has a few open dates available for his 2017 Guatamala charter fishing season.  If you remember, Mike hosted us for an epic Sailfish trip last February as we shot a couple episodes of No Limits Fishing TV.  If you missed the shows, here are the links:  Guatamala Part 1  -  Guatamala Part 2

Costs are per person:  2 person group ($2500 each), 3 person group ($1800 each), 4 person group ($1500 each).  The package includes transportation to and from the airport, accomodations, breakfast and lunch, 3 days of fishing, 1 day of shore excursion and 4 nights stay.  Airfare is not included; recommended flights are through Delta or American.

Mike is a NC charter captain, based from Morehead City, NC for most of the year, but he breaks from the cold Winter to partake in the awesome Sailfishing that Guatamala offers.  The cool thing about his operation is that he fishes a smaller boat (25' Panga), which makes the action much closer.  Mike lets you be as much a part of the action as you want, thus you don't just get the rod handed to you; you set the lines and you hook the fish.  If you want to learn to be a better bait and switch fisherman, this is a valuablie experience.  

You can look up Capt. Mike Webb at www.pelagicsportfishing.com or give him a call at 252-904-3361

Merry Christmas to all- Capt. Brant


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"Congratulations Austin " | Do Work / OIFC | 12/20/16
 

Everyone at the OIFC is extremely proud of and happy for our Austin Aycock   Austin was accepted to the Maine Maritime Academyhttp://mainemaritime.edu/


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Mark 12/25/2016

Congrats! That is one heck of an accomplishment.

Toes-Up 12/22/2016

Wonderful young man!!! Congrads and best wishes

Rube McMullan 12/21/2016

This is the guy who will be Captain of the Queen Mary one day. Can't wait for him to bring her into the fuel dock at OIFC! Congrats Austin! Another of your amazing accomplishments.





"" | Do Work / OIFC | 12/20/16
 

What do the members of Team OIFC do during the "off season"?  Continue with outdoors sporting of course. Below are pictures of Brayen McMullan (Team OIFC) who joined his dad Capt Brant, cousins Austin Aycock (Team Hail Yeah OIFC), and Brandon Aycock on a hunting trip to Texas. Also pictured is Team Do Work OIFC's Camdyn Beck with her dad Capt Jeff Beck and team member Jon Hayes with deer she took in Brunswick Co and in the mountains of NC


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"Christmas Countdown!!!!" | Hail Yeah / OIFC | 12/20/16
 

Alright guys, this is the perfect day to come and do your Christmas shopping!  We have some absolutely beautiful wall art and gifts for that special someone in your life(Or...if you are like my husband, you hear Golden Reel instead of Golden Ring and you hear Yeti instead of Spa Day)!  Come shop with us, we have everything you need to make her happy!!!!

-Tiffany Aycock

 


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"Trout " | Do Work / OIFC | 12/19/16
 

One of many catch and release trout Tripp Hooks of the Black Pearl Fishing Team had yesterday 


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"OIFC Top 5 and Fish Reports" | OIFC | 12/18/16
 

OIFC Eblast

 

 

                 OIFC TOP 5 SIMPLE BUT MEANINGFUL GIFT IDEAS

1- OIFC GIFT CARD.  Whether for that special fisherman who knows just what he needs or your fisherwoman who would rather look good than be good, an OIFC GIFT CARD will answer the call.

2- SWAMP PARK ZIPLINE & ADVENTURE COURSE GIFT CERTIFICATE.  For all Grandparents that struggle to keep grandkids entertained, this is the answer.  

3- OCEAN ISLE FISH COMPANY RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATE.  Date night at the Sushi bar is a certain way to earn necessary Browny Points to go fishing.

4- CAPT. BRANT'S FISHING SCHOOLS.  Offshore or Inshore, this is truly the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.

5- CHARTER FISHING ADVENTURE.  This is that "for the whole family" gift that will get you out of having to buy for everyone.


Fishing Report

Inshore: The Speckled Trout bite continues to be good.  The live shrimp are getting more scarce so many fishermen are switching to Vudu and Bass Assassin.  The water temps have cooled a bit, so the Trout will begin to look for areas with less tidal flow and dark bottom; these areas warm up quicker and stay warmer than surround water.  Places like this include the Ocean Isle and Holden Beach canal systems, Coquina, SeaScape and Bald Head harbors.  The hot colors have been clear with sparkle flake and natural colors such as greens and oranges and blues.

        

 


Offshore: The weather has been volatile since the holiday weekend, but you can be rest assured the Wahoo and King Mackerel are still out there.  At last report, the King were in the 80' depth range at the Horseshoe and the Atlantic Ledge.  I would expect them to still be in those areas, maybe a few miles further out.  The Wahoo are here for the Winter, and it is just a matter of following your temperature charts to find where the warm water crosses over the 180' depth curve, this is where the Wahoo should be.  Also don't forget that starting Jan 1 the Bluefin Tuna season will come back open.  I don't know if you've been watching the news, but there have been more Whale sightings than normal this Fall and Whales mean Bluefin.  Get your gear ready.

    

                      Patrick Prince with an 81 pound Wahoo                                                              Malpass crew with 50 pound Wahoo


 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                  ABOUT THE OCEAN ISLE FISHING CENTER
Our mission at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is to be the ultimate source for fishing in the Carolinas; providing the what, when, where and how-to you need to be a better fisherman. Beyond helping you to "be good", the Ocean Isle Fishing Center can help you "look good" as well. Featuring products by Guy Harvey, Salt Life, Pelagic, Huk, Atlantic Drift, Southern Marsh and Southern Fried Cotton. 
 

      Pelagic  
Salt LifeSalt Life

OIFC Eblast

 

 

                 OIFC TOP 5 SIMPLE BUT MEANINGFUL GIFT IDEAS

1- OIFC GIFT CARD.  Whether for that special fisherman who knows just what he needs or your fisherwoman who would rather look good than be good, an OIFC GIFT CARD will answer the call.

2- SWAMP PARK ZIPLINE & ADVENTURE COURSE GIFT CERTIFICATE.  For all Grandparents that struggle to keep grandkids entertained, this is the answer.  

3- OCEAN ISLE FISH COMPANY RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATE.  Date night at the Sushi bar is a certain way to earn necessary Browny Points to go fishing.

4- CAPT. BRANT'S FISHING SCHOOLS.  Offshore or Inshore, this is truly the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.

5- CHARTER FISHING ADVENTURE.  This is that "for the whole family" gift that will get you out of having to buy for everyone.


Fishing Report

Inshore: The Speckled Trout bite continues to be good.  The live shrimp are getting more scarce so many fishermen are switching to Vudu and Bass Assassin.  The water temps have cooled a bit, so the Trout will begin to look for areas with less tidal flow and dark bottom; these areas warm up quicker and stay warmer than surround water.  Places like this include the Ocean Isle and Holden Beach canal systems, Coquina, SeaScape and Bald Head harbors.  The hot colors have been clear with sparkle flake and natural colors such as greens and oranges and blues.

        

 


Offshore: The weather has been volatile since the holiday weekend, but you can be rest assured the Wahoo and King Mackerel are still out there.  At last report, the King were in the 80' depth range at the Horseshoe and the Atlantic Ledge.  I would expect them to still be in those areas, maybe a few miles further out.  The Wahoo are here for the Winter, and it is just a matter of following your temperature charts to find where the warm water crosses over the 180' depth curve, this is where the Wahoo should be.  Also don't forget that starting Jan 1 the Bluefin Tuna season will come back open.  I don't know if you've been watching the news, but there have been more Whale sightings than normal this Fall and Whales mean Bluefin.  Get your gear ready.

    

                      Patrick Prince with an 81 pound Wahoo                                                              Malpass crew with 50 pound Wahoo


 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                  ABOUT THE OCEAN ISLE FISHING CENTER
Our mission at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is to be the ultimate source for fishing in the Carolinas; providing the what, when, where and how-to you need to be a better fisherman. Beyond helping you to "be good", the Ocean Isle Fishing Center can help you "look good" as well. Featuring products by Guy Harvey, Salt Life, Pelagic, Huk, Atlantic Drift, Southern Marsh and Southern Fried Cotton. 
 

      Pelagic  
Salt LifeSalt Life


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"test" | | 12/16/16
 

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"10 Days " | | 12/16/16
 

What do you do when you can't go fishing? You come see us of course!!! We have the perfect gifts for anyone on your list. Make someone REAL happy with a new GoPro Hero5! Imagine voice activated action filming- this definitely has the bells and whistles! Sent from my iPhone
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