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"Drum Bite" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/05/16
 

A couple from yesterday.  I would post a total count but no one would believe me.  -Larry Spainhour.  Let's hope Matthew doesn't mess up our bite. Right now I think we will be just fine. Knock on wood


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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C Rice 10/06/2016

Killing them Big Reds. Use both hands and support them.





"CORRECTION- New Fall Brawl dates October 28-30" | OIFC | 10/04/16
 

CORRECTION: NEW DATES OCTOBER 28-30

I have decided to move the Fall Brawl back one more weekend so as not to interfere with a previously scheduled event in Murrells Inlet as well as the importance of time in order for area waters to settle and fishing to get back on track.  Best wishes to all as we brace for the storm ahead.  - Capt. Brant

 

POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 28-30 DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW INFLUENCE.  REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST.  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS REMAINS THE SAME, JUST NEW DATES.  

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL 11:59PM ON FRIDAY,OCTOBER 27th

 CAPTAIN'S CHOICE FORMAT-  Fish 1 out 2 days- EITHER Saturday, October 29th or Sunday, October 30th 

-Declare your intended fish day on your registration form or you have until 7:00am on Saturday, October 29thto call (910) 253-3474 and leave a message declaring your fish day. 

  

ENTRY FORM- CLICK HERE

ON-LINE REGISTRATION- CLICK HERE

RULES- CLICK HERE

  • $215 ENTRY FEE through 10/2- $250 after
  • Prizes for top 20 heaviest King Mackerel
  • Prizes for top 10 Jr. Angler's heaviest King Mackerel-
  • Prizes for top 10 Lady Angler's heaviest King Mackerel- 
  • Prizes for top 3 in the small boat division
  • Prize for the top boat in single engine division
  • Cobia division- 1st thru 3rd
  • Spanish Mackerel division- 1st thru 3rd
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  • Fishing Family Award awarded to any team who weighs an eligible species and has a Jr., Lady and Sr. on board
  • Wheel of Fishing- spin to win $1000 bonus if you can spin your fish's weight.
  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
     Friday, October 28th
12pm-9pm: On-site registration at OIFC
6pm: Complimentary dinner by Guy C. Lee of Shallotte
7:15pm: Capt. Meeting 
8pm: Spot Derby 
11:59pm: On-line registration closes

Saturday, October 29th(optional fish day) 
7am: Lines in & Scales open
5pm: Weigh-in line closes

Sunday, October 30th (optional fish day) 
7am: Lines in & Scales open
5pm: Weigh-in line closes
6:30pm: Complimentary Dinner
7:15pm:  Awards              

- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Fall Brawl reschedule date change" | | 10/04/16
 

Change of plans- OCTOBER 28-30 is reschedule date- not 21-23. This for many reasons including more time for water to settle, a kingfish event in Murrells Inlet 21-23 and bigger fish later. Let's get past this storm and then hopefully get back to the great fishing that is going on now. Sorry for inconvenience. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"Family Fishing" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/03/16
 

The OIFC has always promoted family fishing.   This was exemplified today by Corey Bellemy with his children Ella & South aboard the Choice of Two and Austin and Tiffany Aycock of Team Hail Yeah taking advantage of this wonderful fall NC fishing.  Come by an meet Tiffany at the store and/or fish with Austin aboard one of our charter boats


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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Tiffany 10/06/2016

Great Job South and Ella!!!!!





"Beating Matthew to the Fish" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/03/16
 

Today we took out a group of guys from the Charllotte area on a ten hour charter. We focused primarily on the bottom fish bite and ended up with a pretty box consisting of a limit of vermillion snapper, several triggerfish, and one nice grouper.  While moving spots we encountered a buoy with about one hundred feet of rope.  Always keep a watch out because you never know what you may see.


- Aaron Dew
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"October on the beach" | | 10/03/16
 

Don't get no better. Smokin' them right outside the inlet. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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Andy Jackson 10/03/2016

Nice! We have a trip scheduled with y'all Sunday! Hope the fish keep biting and the storm moves on away!





"Dream Team" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/02/16
 

All American Female Dream Team getting down.  Monster reds from 20 - 26 pounds!  Love watching these girls enjoy this fishery!-Brandon Sauls


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"Fall Brawl POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 21-23" | OIFC | 10/02/16
 

RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 21-23

 

POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 21-23 DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW INFLUENCE.  REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST.  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS REMAINS THE SAME, JUST NEW DATES. 

 

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL 11:59PM ON FRIDAY,OCTOBER 21st

 CAPTAIN'S CHOICE FORMAT-  Fish 1 out 2 days- EITHER Saturday, October 22nd or Sunday, October 23rd 

-Declare your intended fish day on your registration form or you have until 7:00am on Saturday, October 22nd to call (910) 253-3474 and leave a message declaring your fish day. 

  

ENTRY FORM- CLICK HERE

ON-LINE REGISTRATION- CLICK HERE

RULES- CLICK HERE

  • $215 ENTRY FEE through 10/2- $250 after
  • Prizes for top 20 heaviest King Mackerel
  • Prizes for top 10 Jr. Angler's heaviest King Mackerel-
  • Prizes for top 10 Lady Angler's heaviest King Mackerel- 
  • Prizes for top 3 in the small boat division
  • Prize for the top boat in single engine division
  • Cobia division- 1st thru 3rd
  • Spanish Mackerel division- 1st thru 3rd
  •  
  • Fishing Family Award awarded to any team who weighs an eligible species and has a Jr., Lady and Sr. on board
  • Wheel of Fishing- spin to win $1000 bonus if you can spin your fish's weight.
  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
     Friday, October 21st
12pm-9pm: On-site registration at OIFC
6pm: Complimentary dinner by Guy C. Lee of Shallotte
7:15pm: Capt. Meeting 
8pm: Spot Derby 
11:59pm: On-line registration closes

Saturday, October 22nd (optional fish day) 
7am: Lines in & Scales open
5pm: Weigh-in line closes

Sunday, October 23rd (optional fish day) 
7am: Lines in & Scales open
5pm: Weigh-in line closes
6:30pm: Complimentary Dinner
7:15pm:  Awards              

- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"They are HERE!!!!" | | 10/02/16
 

Look! Look!  Look what we got in...the Go Pro 5.  Come and pick one up for all of your fishing adventures!


- "tiffany@oifc.com"
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"U.S Open Recap" | Catch All | 10/02/16
 

Over the years, tournament fishermen begin to realize that no matter how hard they try, some days are good, and some are bad. It typically isn’t the bait, boat, or skirt you have tied to leader, its usually about finding the right spot and hoping your number gets called. It’s a waiting game and all you can do is hope that patience pays off. Yesterday (10/1), it paid off for my wife Kelly and I, as well as the rest of team OIFC, Brant, Amy, Brayden, Caroline, and Barrett McMullan.

On Saturday (10/1), Kelly and I were lucky enough to fish Brant’s 39’ Yellowfin on day two of the U.S Open King Mackerel tournament. Going into the tournament, Kelly and I didn’t have much of game plan. We simply wanted to have a good time, find some fish, and if we found a good one, great. I knew there had been some fish caught up north towards Topsail yet the Shallotte Inlet bite was about to fire off as well.  We caught bait just west of Tubbs Inlet and put lines in the water near the Shallotte Inlet sea buoy. We fished hard for about two hours at that spot yet we couldn’t buy a bite. It seemed like there were fish there, but weren’t fired up enough to bite just yet. Therefore, we packed up and sped off to the famous Cape Fear River channel. Once again, the action was slow at this spot as well. We trolled around for a good hour before we finally got our first king bite on the prop wash bait. The fish blistered off line as Kelly and I switched off driving and angling the fish back towards the boat. However, after about 2 minutes into the fight, I felt like the fish must have been tail hooked or possibly a false albacore. We eventually coaxed it back to the boat and realized it was a 15-pound king and he was also tail hooked. Eager for a bigger fish, we quickly released the fish to fight another day. Baits were redeployed and about 30 minutes after that bite, we received an aerial display from pretty nice fish that knocked the bait completely out of the water but missed the hooks – strike one. I quickly fed line out to that injured bait hoping she would come back for when a huge swirl surrounded the bait once again but no tension – strike two. About 30 seconds passed and the thought of missing that fish again had Kelly and I a bit nervous. Thankfully, the fish came back a third time and made us well aware that she was hooked. The fight lasted a good 15 minutes as she finally rolled up for a gaff shot. Having it been Kelly’s first king tournament with catching a nice fish, she was ecstatic. I told her “well its got the length of a 40 but clearly has been on the Atkins diet way too long. Girth is gonna hurt us here.”  Nonetheless, we took some photos, gave some high fives, and got back to business. Not long after we washed down the deck from our second fish, our third fish went air born on our medium line and we were on again. This fish burned it down as well and upon coming up beside the boat it almost looked like our second fish’s twin. After gaffing it and laying them side by side, we realized our third fish was smaller in length but had a bit more girth (30.30lbs was actual weight). Couple more pictures were taken and back to business we went. This time however, the action was a bit slower and it was about that time to head in. Satisfied with out day, we packed it up and headed to the scales. After Kelly returned from weighing our two fish, a sense of relief came over me as she told me we were in third place with a 37.05 fish. Luckily, once the dust settled and everyone weighed in, we remained in that position to earn TEAM OIFC 3rd Place in the 2016 U.S King Mackerel Tournament. It was a great achievement to learn from and we both can’t wait to do it again next year.

To conclude this tournament report, I cannot thank Brant and his family enough for all they have done for Kelly and I over the years. From fishing trips to new places, to teaching me how to receive a tackle shipment while working at the OIFC, it has been a blessing to have the opportunity to take it all in. Brant became my mentor as a fisherman about four years ago and I honestly can admit I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for his instruction and the opportunities he has presented to me. He has always stressed that attention to detail is crucial in both fishing and business and boy did it pay off yesterday. Congratulations to the rest of the participants that placed.

On to the next tournament - Stay tuned this week for updates on the fall brawl. Hurricane Mathew looks pretty fired up on TV but who knows what will happen by mid week.


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Capt. Derek and bride take Team OIFC to US Open victory lane" | OIFC | 10/01/16
 

The US Open is a two day tournament.  Amy, Rube, Caroline, Brayden and I fished the event as a team on Friday; having a decent day of fishing but not catching any fish over 20 pounds and worthy of weigh.

Saturday my wife, kids and I travelled to Greensboro to attend my Grandma's 90th birthday.  We had not intended to be able to compete on Saturday.  At the last minute I recruited OIFC Capt Derek Treffinger and his bride Kelly to man the Team OIFC boat and represent; and boy did they! 

I will let Derek give the details but short version is he and Kelly weighed a 37.05 to finish 3rd overall in the US Open.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Joe Seegers 10/01/2016

Derek, you took Lady Luck out there with you. Smart man!





"Catie Rose" | N/A | 10/01/16
 

Clark Hammock and the crew of the Catie Rose came in today with a citation sized King Mackerel along with a few others. They fished around the color break in the river channel.  Unfortunately, they were not in the tournament, but they would have definately been in the money.


- Aaron Dew
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"Power Squadron" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 10/01/16
 

Took some guys out today on a six hour trip from the local Shallotte River Power Squadron. Ended up with five kings and one large spanish. Fished around the 90s and finished up closer to shore in 50ft. Fall bite is beginining to warm up, so get here before Hurricane Mathew does!


- Aaron Dew
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"XL Fish Bags" | | 10/01/16
 

We've got them in stock!!!!!!  Our Custom XL Fish Bags with a triangular base- Featuring Capt. Brant's BEST CATCH EVER!!!!!!!  Be sure to purchase in our store or on our Webstore to hold your BEST catch!!!!


- "tiffany@oifc.com"
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"U S Open" | Do Work / OIFC | 10/01/16
 

Skunk is out of the Do Work/OIFC   Found good bait off Sunset Beach. Doubled up at The Spot   No skunk


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"" | | 10/01/16
 

If you can't fish today, stop by the store and get all of your supplies to tie your rigs while you watch the US Open weigh in Live


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"U S Open" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/30/16
 

Going to be a stormy day for the U S Open participants. Good luck and stay safe


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Cannon Electric Downrigger for Sale" | Tiberias - 22' | 09/29/16
 

Looking for a downrigger. Contact Woody Wooten 910 540 4268

Cannon Electric downrigger asking $150


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Wahoolagans" | Do Work / OIFC | 09/29/16
 

The guys stopped by the OIFC and weighed this 30 lb king the caught today and sent me this picture of this 70 plus lb sail they hooked up 


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"" | | 09/28/16
 

Fishing the U.S. Open?  We have ribbonfish rigs already made for you and of course we have ribbonfish.  We have single local caught ribbonfish and we have 2 pack ribbonfish.  Stop by and get what you need to win!

 


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