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"#the lackpearlfishingteam" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/12/17
 

The Black Pearl Fishing Team shows us the trout Bite is still on. Below is a picture of Tripp Hooks with one he got today


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Congratulations " | Do Work / OIFC | 02/12/17
 

Congratulations  to Garth and Wendy McGillewie on taking delivery of their new 42 ft Quad 350hp Yellowfin. Below is a picture of them filling her up at the OIFC Saturday 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"What a Day!" | | 02/10/17
 

What a day they had!  Here is a short video from Jeff Lane and Devrin Avant.  They went out on Lane's 2015 Sea Hunt Ultra 196 on Tuesday.  They ended up at the Shark Hole in about 70 ft. and caught their limit in Black Sea Bass, Grunt and Grey Trigger Fish.  They said they reeled in over 200 fish...now that's a workout!!!

Great job Guys! 


- "tiffany@oifc.com"
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"Wahooligan's Fishing Team" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/09/17
 

Minnie the tuna tamer put the team on the fish again this week! Our 3rd Bluefin of the year #tunatamer #3fordale #wickedtuna #feelingsalty?


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Ocean Therapy" | Choice of Two / OIFC | 02/06/17
 

Our good friend Eddy Jones lost his Mom several days ago. Today he sought the healing peace of the ocean with good friends Corey Bellamy and Wayne Tew. Eddy reported Captan Stan put them on a spot 65 miles out of the Shallotte Inlet. They were blessed with 3 nice wahoo weighing 58,51 and 41 pounds. You and your family are in our prayers Eddy


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bluefin Report" | Catch All | 01/30/17
 

I wanted to follow up on yesterday's Bluefin catch. Capt Derek and I decided to head out n the am with the hopes of finding a Bluefin. We crossed the Frying Pan Shoals and set out lines off of Kure Beach, an area that had been producing Bluefin over the past weeks. We quickly noticed as the sun began to rise that there was no bait present and all the birds were flying past us heading offshore. We fished 30 minutes and decided that the area was not "happening" and surmised the birds must be going somewhere. We began running a search pattern, heading offshore then back west and inshore and then back off. My fishing philosophy is that I'd rather fish less time where I know fish are than fish more time with uncertainty. We neared an area 10 miles SW of the Cape Fear River that has produced for me in the past; the Radar buoy area. We saw a dozen or so birds working and decided to set out and give it a shot. After setting up, Derek looked to the north and located the Oasis; a herd of thousands of Gannets circling and diving about a mile away. We made the turn, and as we approached I got that nervous feeling. I knew we were in the spot. We began marking massive piles of Menhaden. I tied on a Sabiki and as I marked the bait I put the boat in neutral while Derek caught Jumbo Pogies. As he was hoisting in the second load, the long top rod sounded off; fish on! There's nothing like a 50 wide screaming off under 20 pounds of drag as if in freespool. Derek suited up in the stand up harness and we began making way to the fish. Derek got the mono topshot on the reel and pushed the drag up to 30 pounds. The water was only 50' deep, so the fish spent most of the time on the top, darting from side to side and treating Derek to a rodeo ride. As the fish tired and settled down, Derek pushed the drag to 40 pounds and leaned back into the harness. I readied the harpoon and darted the fish. It took off but now had a poly ball holding up. The details were all that was left, and now she's on a flight to Japan. The total fight time was 48 minutes and the fish weighed 420ish and measured 94". We set back out and fished the area hard with one more hookup, but the fish pulled the hooks shortly after the initial run. It's been a few years since we've seen Bluefin off Ocean Isle and hopefully this will be a growing trend. But, proof they are out there! Here are a few pics from the adventure.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I stopped the boat twice to jig bait and both times our trolling baits sank to the bottom and we were covered up by big Red Drum; they must be thick under the bait!


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Winter Inshore " | Do Work / OIFC | 01/29/17
 

Cold and windy - what do you do??  Go fish!  Brandon Sauls & Clay Morphis also had top of the slot red & black drum.  Try out Vudu Shrimp for best results


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bluefin at the OIFC" | Catch All | 01/27/17
 

Capt Brant & Capt Derek landed this monster bluefin about 12 miles off the Shallotte Inlet this afternoon near the 10 mile Boxcar It hit a ballyhoo on a pink and White Sea Witch. Derek fought the tuna about 45 minutes before Capt Brant sunk the harpoon.  They had hooked up a couple of times before getting this one. Brant said the pogies were thick and the birds were working. Congratulations to Captains Brant & Derek. Y'all come try your hand


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Hard work and dedication pay off" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/25/17
 

Fortunate enough to find #6 today!-Austin Eubank and Clint Richardson 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"And Another One" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/25/17
 

Clint Richardson and Austin Eubank got another giant bluefin


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Dirty Martini " | Do Work / OIFC | 01/24/17
 

A couple pictures from Jeff Martini and the Dirty Martini Crew today. I don't have any details. But remember bluefin tuna isn't the only fish in the sea


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Huge Bluefin" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/20/17
 

Check out this fish caught out of Morehead City today.  The biggest I've ever seen or heard of from NC.  121" and a core weight of 890- actual weight add 20-25%.  Caught aboard a 26' center console - Split Bill crew. 
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Clarke Merrill -MHC
Chris Garner MHC
Scott McCoy-MHC  - posted on the OIFC's Facebook page by Capt Brant


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Another one caught!" | | 01/20/17
 

Reported from Minnie the Bluefin Tuna Tamer...we hooked up at 8:40 this morning in about 40 feet near Ft. Fisher ledges. The fight was over in less than an hour. We caught it on a pink jig and large ballyhoo. It measured at 94" and 350 lbs. Congratulations Team Wahooligans! Sent from my iPhone
- Tiffany Aycock
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"Trout Bite" | | 01/19/17
 

It was a beautiful day on the water!  Congratulations to Webster Collett on his nice catch today!  His trout weighed 3.30 lbs.


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"Bluefin Bite Still On" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/18/17
 

Tean Wahoiligans landed this huge bluefin after an 8 hr fight. Congratulations!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bluefin update" | Catch All | 01/18/17
 

There were a few more bluefin caught yesterday between Carolina Beach Inlet and the Frying Pan Shoals area. The bite wasn't red hot but there are definitely some bluefin moving through the area. Friday (1/20) is looking like another nice day on the water. Stop by the OIFC to stock up on all your bluefin tackle. 


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Bluefin Signs" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/17/17
 

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Capt Brant and Brian Aycock went out today to check local bluefin conditions. All the signs are here. The gannets were working and whales were present right off the Brunswick County beaches. Drop by the OIFC for your ballyhoo and other needs


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Bluefin bite" | | 01/17/17
 

The bite is real. It is taking place off Carolina and Kure Beach from the top of the shoals back to the Inlet in 25-35' of water. The first fish was caught Sunday to show they were there and 3 yesterday and 5 today. There are some BIG fish over 100" being caught. Joe Seegers had a 100+" this am and the Wahooligans boys have been hooked up since 10am. I was fishing right next to them when they got the bite and the reel sounded like a diesel truck backing down a hill at 50mph. The cool thing about this is it's right off the beach around whales and birds- and it has good wind protection from any west to north wind; east would be tough. I'm going to give it a go again tomorrow with the SW wind. The weather looks good end of week and into the weekend. The OIFC has horse ballyhoo and all the rigging. We are also a recreational and commercial tag station and have a buyer to pick up fish to be sold. Capt. Brant McMullan
- Brant McMullan
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"6 for 8 at the Steeples" | Do Work / OIFC | 01/17/17
 

Sunday Benji & Zach Faulkner, Jeff & Camdyn Beck along with Richie Heycock went on a wahoo mission. They spent most of their day at the Steeples pulling OIFC small ballyhoo. They were 6 for 8  with 11 yr Camdyn boating 2    The wahoo and bluefin are definitely here


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"" | Hail Yeah / OIFC | 01/16/17
 

How does Austin Eubank and Clint Richardson recover the day after catching a bluefin?  Yup, by catching another one today!  Wicked tuna has nothing on these two.  Time to dust off the gear and sharpen some hooks, the bluefin are HERE.  Stop by the Ocean Isle Fishing Center and get everything you might need to catch one.

The Ocean Isle Fishing Center is an official tag station for both commercial and recreational Bluefin.

 


- Brian Aycock
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Casey 01/16/2017

So what area was he caught? CB,knuckle or.........?





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