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"State Record" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/05/14
 

Toby Grantham of Knightdale reeled in this 46 lb African Pompano while fishing off of Atlantic Beach, N.C. on May 11.  The N.C. State Marine Fisheries has certified it as a state record.  This article & picture came from the Carolina Plothound.


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"Mississippi River Twin" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/04/14
 

Kevin Sneed of "Rigged and Ready Charters" took this picture and described the ICW as looking like the Mississippi River.  The charter captains are going to earn their keep.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Trying to Look through the Rain!" | Tiberias - 22' | 08/03/14
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b7VCtproN4&feature=em-share_video_user

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv_vJ6HRYgE&list=UUkSpU7T2RycHDa2Idh1iSzA

The rain has given me an unwanted break, but I have caught up on a few other things. I have been scrolling through old pictures and videos trying to entertain myself during the last 4 days of rain. Things are looking pretty depressing as the rain continues to fall. There is no telling what kind of shape our fishing is going to be in once all this finally clears out. I can only look at history and look ahead at what is coming during the months of September and October. Man I can't wait! See ya on the water!

 

 


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"More Serafini Family" | Tiberias - 22' | 08/03/14
 

Picture one is from 2012 when Rocco joined the afternoon trip with Uncle Joe Serafini and cousin Al. The redfish were chewing. As you can see from the smile on my face. I was having just as much fun watching them catch them as they were having catching them. The second picture is our afternoon trip from this year. Natalie came along this time. Rocco decided to go to the water park. Joe and Al made quick work of some nice reds before the bite completely shut down on us. We made a move to catch flounder, but it just wasn't happening. My best excuse was the East wind shut us down. Still, it was just great spending time catching up with this family. See ya on the water!  


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Watch'em Grow" | Tiberias - 22' | 08/03/14
 

First picture below is Rocco and Gino from our first trip together in 2011. I took Bill Sr., Bill Jr. and the two boys out for a little Spanish fishing. We caught a few for the dinner table then headed back in to catch several small flounder. The action was pretty steady just nothing big, but the boys had fun. The second picture is our second trip back in 2012. The redfish were biting! Rocco, Gino, and Mario all got a chance or two to feel the strength of a redfish on the end of the line. The third picture is our trip from this past week. I enjoy looking back at these pictures not because of the fish that we have caught. It has been a privilege to watch these boys grow and to see their passion grow for fishing. I have enjoyed my time on the water with the Serafini family and I look forward to next year. Thank you guys so much! See ya on the water!


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"Rodeo Update" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/02/14
 

Dr. Jeff Wallen took the lead in the Red Drum Division with a 6.6 lb 26" drum Friday.  This puts Dr. Jeff in the catbird's seat in all the In Shore catagories.

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"Trout Blitz" | Tiberias - 22' | 08/02/14
 

Justin, Robert, and Ryan joined me for a half day morning trip last week. Fishing has been inconsistent at best lately. The redfish bit like bulldogs the day before in the afternoon. Capt. Jeff Williamson headed that way to check on the action. I decided to head in the opposite direction to check another area the fish had bit a few days earlier. We landed a trout, croaker and a bluefish before calling Capt. Jeff to share information. Capt. Jeff said the crickets were chirping at the redfish hole. He was moving to find the flounder action. We continued to steadily pick at the trout until the action slowed. We decided to make a few moves to find a line stretcher. Robert drew first blood on the redfish and made beautiful work of a 26 7/8 inch redfish. Justin and Ryan could only watch as Dad showed them how its done. Justin did hammer a nice 22 inch red a few minutes later. We couldn't get Ryan a redfish, but he did catch the biggest trout just over 4 pounds. Ryan also had a mystery opportunity that he tangled with for a few minutes. The fish took several yards of line before making a turn back toward the boat. It made two really good swirls on top, so I don't think it was a stingray. It acted more like a pretty good size shark, maybe a big red. Not sure! We will have to get him next year. Clemson fans have been saying that for five years now! Give me a high five! LOL! See ya on the water!


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"Report From Keith Williams" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/01/14
 

Here is picture of Garrett Williams catch at the 90’s, we were fishing alongside our good friends and neighbors Brent and Matt Elliot on a lake like day.

 

On follow up trip to Jolly man reef last Friday on our awesome new Shearwater, with Holden and Garrett, we experienced something we had never seen before. We were anchored and drifting pogeys on balloons when two Barracuda crashed some pitched baits next to the boat. One hooked up for short fight and cut off while the other monster skied 12 feet high over our T-Top and flew in the air some 40 feet crashing near one of our balloons. It was wild! We have three witnesses should we be threatened with trip to the Liars Club!

Thanks for the report Keith and just so you will know our Liar's Club is closed. :)

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"They were bite'n" | Tiberias - 22' | 08/01/14
 

Well, earlier last week the redfish were biting. Richard and John joined me for a full day of fishing with the morning starting off with a steady bite. We caught a nice flounder and a couple of nice reds first thing in the morning. We moved to our afternoon spot and started working on some sore elbows. We enjoyed several double hook ups on 26 inch redfish while we got surrounded by other boats. We were content to be in the middle of a redfish blitz. We caught our share and then moved on to make room for other guides. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Bottom fishing is where its at" | OIFC | 07/31/14
 

We spend so much of our fishing time staring at the bottom recorder, trying to invent a tourney winning king over a ledger or rock. Watching the recorder and seeing all the bottom fish all I can think about is dropping a chicken rig down and turning on the frying pan. Well, yesterday me and Capt Brant and soon to be 4 year old Capt Brayden went to work on the Jumbo seabass, and a mix of triggers/bee lines, genuine reds[can't keep them], and way to many AJ's protecting the grouper from getting caught. With the summer doldrums going on and Kings not co-operating, bottom fishing is the fun game in town. Any rock or ledge in 90-100 feet deep will produce big sea bass and all the other bottom critters. Grouper are there if you can get past the AJ's. When the weather cools a little the kings should be back.


- Rube McMullan
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"Driving Me Crazy" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/31/14
 

This is driving me crazier than I already am!  80+ degrees of no so pretty water and kings are eing caught off Oceancrest Pier.  It stands to reason though, they are following the bait and our pogeys are plentiful this year.  The same theory ought to apply when we locate cigar minnows off shore.

Below is Chris Williamson and a 27 lb 8oz king he caught yesterday.


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"Shark Fishing" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/30/14
 

Nesbitt Noble said his son Collin have been watching TV shows about sharks and Collin was really wanting to catch one.  So Nesbitt found a nice calm day and took Collin shark fishing on their bay boat. Sharks can put up one heck of a fight and are perfect if you are just looking for a good fun time.  You can see Collin had his hands full.


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"Gett'n Lucky" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/30/14
 

Trying to avoid the crowd, my crew and I hit a few other spots to see if we could find action elsewhere. We were looking for the flounder, but the trout were busting it. We put a limit in the box fishing live mullet on Carolina rigs in about an hour. We did find a couple of flounder in the same spot, but only one keeper. We decided to move around looking for a redfish. It didn't take long to find a 28 inch line stretcher! We couldn't get anything else going on the reds, so we went back to another flounder hole. We finished off the morning with a few more flounder just short of the mark. Great morning! See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Carolina Slamm'n" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/29/14
 

Well, our big school of redfish took a break. We bounced around hitting a few other spots and found the action else where. A few redfish stretched the line to its limits for us. The trout shook their heads hard, but couldn't shake our hooks. The flounder scraped their noses on the bottom, but couldn't escape the frying pan. We turned a slow day into a slamm'n day. Thanks for fishing with us guys! See ya on the water!


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"Rodeo Update as of 7-28-14" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/28/14
 


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"Backwater Report" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/28/14
 

Redfish can provide some fast and furious action when they are around. We have found them cooperating a few times lately. Live mullet fished on Carolina rigs have been a really good way to find the action. Throwing scented soft plastics or soft plastics with great action down your favorite stretch of bank can also produce some action. Gulp mullet curly tails and sea shads by Bass Assassin are among the favorites of soft plastics to throw for redfish, trout, and flounder. Spro Bucktails tipped with live mullet or a gulp curly tail mullet can also provide some good action from the backwater species. See ya on the water!  


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"Killing Me!!!" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/27/14
 

This was posted today by Jason McAlister..A 42 lb king caught off the Carolina Beach Pier.  I think I'm fishing near shore where the pogies are hanging.  But the water is 81 degrees..  I'm shaking my head.


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Jamie Blue 07/28/2014

The beach is usually hero or zero king fishing.

Jimmy Goodwin 07/27/2014

The reason kings are in 81* water is there is food there. That, and it's not 85* ...





"Near Shore Reef Action" | N/A | 07/27/14
 

The Wallen family strikes again, on Friday Dr. Jeff Wallen and his first mate Josh hit the water. The catch of the day was a 28.80 Cobia caught at the Jolly Mon. Josh made sure to remind me that his Cobia was caught on his new OIFC rod.Great job guys!


- Shannon Reel
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Jeff Wallen 07/28/2014

We paired a Shimano Saragosa 6000 SW reel with a Travela MH 6'6" jigging rod. Capt. Derek helped us with the order. If you need a new set up Capt Derek is the man.

Jeff Wallen 07/28/2014

We paired a Saragosa SW 6000 reel with a Trevela MH 6'6" jigging rod. Capt. Derek helped us with the order. If you need a new rod/reel he can set you up.

Capt. Rickey 07/27/2014

Way to go Joshua! Y'all said you were going to catch a cobia with it Please give the folks the specs on your new set up, I know I loved it!!!





"Black Drum Action" | Tiberias - 22' | 07/27/14
 

Where are all the black drum? Well, there are several around in many different areas right now. Most are running on the small side between 12 and 13 inches. Please be aware that these fish now have new regulations, size limits, and a creel limit. Black drum must fall in a slot between 14 and 28 inches with a daily creel limit of 10 per day. If folks will adhere to these new regulations the future looks bright for these tasty critters and not to mention their line tigthening ability. See ya on the water!


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Capt. Jacob Frick 07/29/2014

Thanks Steve! Hope you picked up a few things that will help you win that club tournament.

Steve Chase 07/27/2014

7/272014 Capt. Jacob, Thanks for the nice day on the water yesterday, on my birthday. We looked hard for the redfish but could not find them. However, the 5 flounder we hooked (3 throw backs) still made it a nice day. Always look forward to fishing with you because you are a nice person to spend the day with and have lots of fishing knowledge. Hope you have many successful trips ahead! Steve Chase





"Congratulations Windy Conditions" | Do Work / OIFC | 07/27/14
 

Congratulations  Windy Conditions fishing team for winning the Raleigh Saltwater Fishing Club King Tournament!


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Chris Carroll 07/29/2014

Nice work Team Windy Conditions....

Austin Eubank 07/27/2014

Congrats guys well deserved!





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