Shane dropped off his new colors of Bucktails this morning. He used them this morning a slayed the trout Sent from my iPhone
- Capt Papa D
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~~Here I go again touting a local artist. I met Brad PinFish Caudle through fishing and his "day job", not knowing anything about his photography talent. When I friended him on facebook I was simply amazed. I eventually asked Brad to stop by the Ocean Isle Fishing Center and make arrangements for us to sell his pictures. If you have a beach house, a home here, or want beautiful local pictures to remind you of our beautiful Brunswick County check with us at the OIFC. They would also make great Christmas gifts for the person who loves the coast.
We also have some of his works on post cards along with pewter frames with the OIFC logo too.
Am I big on Britt's Bucktails? Yes I am and for good reason. Shane is a Brunswick County Boy who knows inshore fishing like the back of his hand. He uses what he sells. Shane takes what works for him and sells them locally. I had a dificult time getting them to sell. I started tracking Shane's fishing on facebook long before I knew him or that he selsl his lures. I talked him in to giving me some to try out. They worked so well that the last time I saw them they were in my Jr. Angler Camdyn's rig bag.
Shane hand makes each rig. He collects and smelts his own lead and pours that into molds. He gets real dear tails from hunters, trims and dyes each one. Then he wraps the tail feathers and puts the finishing touch on. I certainly oversimplified the process. But to purchase a hand made rig that is made to match each "season within a season" in real time is not only a unique art form but is a very effective trout, drum & flounder catching maching. Any inshore/near shore angler will be a happy camper Christmas morning with these in a stocking.
COMING SOON: A black/olive because the mullets will be leaving and the glass minnows will be around.
I am saddened to report that OIFC tackle manager Jerode Fox has unexpectedly passed away. Jerode spent his last day alive trolling the Gulf Stream for Wahoo with me. The entire OIFC staff is in shock over his passing and we will miss him very much. Jerode was an easy going and kind person. He had a passion for fishing that often had him telling tales of past adventures. His favorite were the many years he spent Bluefin Tuna fishing out of Morehead City. I think it is very fitting that the very day he passed, the first Bluefin Tuna that have been missing from Morehead for several years, suddenly showed up.
The OIFC family sends our thoughts to his family as we all reflect on our fond memories of "J-Rod".
RIP and may your new ocean be full of Bluefin and Wahoo.
** attached is a video that Jerode posted just days prior to his passing - hopefully it will come through.
Today I ventured offshore on the Get Floor'D/OIFC to do a little recon mission with Captain Megan for bluefins. We opted to put lines in just shy of the sharkhole in 59 degree water. Upon deploying baits ( all white Joe Schute's 3oz head, a blue and white islander and a custom all pink islander pro on 200 pound fluorocarbon) we began to see all the signs we were looking for; a few birds suspended bait, we spotted Dolphins and a whale.There are schools of bluefish in that area (bluefin candy). after trolling for a about 30 mins we saw a bluefin air out on a school of bluefish! We continued trolling the area hard with no bites. That being said it is only a matter of time before one of these giants falls for a ballyhoo and the game will be on!!! I feel that after this front moving through the conditions will only improve! So load up the big reels, grab a stand up harness and get ready to battle with a true giant!
Brayden McMullan takes the lead in the wahoo division bumping his friend Camdyn back to 2nd place. Clay Morphis took the lead in the trout division with his catch & release trout Sent from my iPhone
OIFC staff takes on the Shallotte Christmas Parade!
Clay Morphes weighed this monster speckled trout in at the OIFC today. Like the picture shows it weighed 7.5 lbs Sent from my iPhone
***UPDATE**** Just in to the OIFC News desk, Clay and Bonecrusher Sauls ventured to the Jetties in the moon light and returned with a 6 lb'r.
Wendell Barnett reports he went on a sword fishing trip, got no swords but blue marlin, 5 wahoo & 4 blackfin.
Wendell stopped fishing at lunch time and had slick ride back running 30 mph.
Here are some pictures of Terry Frink's recent trip. That's all I have. lol Care to add anything in the comment section Terry?