Photos today from aboard World Cat.
- Chris Dew
Address: 65 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Captain Jeff Beck and I knew nothing about flounder fishing when we bought the Talechaser in @2000. So, we chartered Captain Stan Gurganus of the OIFC. We knew no one there. Our request of Stan was to show us how to flounder fish and maybe a few good holes. We also met Clay Morphes that day. Clay owned the fastest inshore boat we'd ever seen. I think it was a Majac (?). Long story short, Stan got us hooked on flounder fishing. We went on to win a couple of tournaments. Stan is now a fulltime police Sgt. with Sunset Beach and a great off shore Captain with the OIFC.
Chartering or attending a school at the OIFC is an excellent way to get your start or improve your skills.
SKA has put out this informaiton on Nationals and future plans for the organization. It looks as if they are considering participant's suggestions and working to build a well rounded organization. I am optomistic they will do good things for the sport
A reminder that the Fisherman's Post Inshore Challenge Flounder tourney is being hosted from the OIFC this weekend. Registration is tomorrow with fishing on Saturday. Check out their website info http://www.fishermanspost.com/tournaments/ocean-isle-inshore-challenge
I may even have to break out some old school gear and get back into it -- I've got a 10lb 12oz on the wall I caught when I was 12 -- maybe I can resserect that fish!
See you at the OIFC
We are looking for experienced retail store clerks and management that are available for year-round employment at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Part-time and full time positions are available. Retail and inventory management experience is needed as well as knowledge and background in fishing and boating. This is a career opportunity to work in a retail environment, at the beach. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
Below are pictures posted by expert bucktail fisherman Shane Britt. Shane makes his own buck tais and tips them with artificals and sometimes live bait. Stand by folks..pix to follow. Appears to be an uploading problem
Well I got the opportunity to take my wife Shaun , daughter Ella , and friends Ryan Stevens , Elizabeth and, their son mason out . It was Ella's first time offshore and what better way than to take her 65 miles straight offshore . Well fishing was decent with a good catch of Mahi and a blue marlin sighting close to the 100fathom line . We worked hard for the mahi we got finding most on a rip in 350ft .When the bite slowed we were 8 miles west of the 100-400 and dropped down to catch a grouper . Ella and Mason reeled in every single fish and the moms gaffed every fish we caught . I as a dad and I'm sure Shaun as a mother have never been so proud to see my 7 year old daughter Ella have fun the entire trip and not complain one time . It's time to start looking for the macs now and prepare for the Jolly Mon . Sent from my iPhone
Weston Sharpe of OIB caught his 1st Wahoo while fishing with his Dad off Ocean Isle.
I'm going to have to do a recap of the last couple days at another time. I'm beat up, wet, tired and if that wasn't enough, the fish are being very uncooperative from what is normal down here.
I've traveled 300+ miles in the last two days. Still a lot of work to do before the tournament begins Thursday. The weather is tough. A low pressure system looks to be developing right on top of us.
We've been to Venice, LA and now are back in Biloxi. We caught some and saw some but not enough and not the right ones. Everybody seems to be struggling but I'm sure they'll get found. Standby for a more detailed report once I get myself put back together.
I got a couple of texts today about a friend catching a white marlin off of OIB and it reminded me that I was supposed to be looking for a pic I had of another white marlin. I will post the details of Kurt Cross' white marlin once I get the "rest of the story".
In the meantime, I finally found this pic from a couple of years ago when Jeff Beck, Brant McMullan, Barrett McMullan and I fished a billfish tourney out of Biloxi. I should probably save it for a TBT but it's too cool not to share. In the pic are Barrett McMullan and a white marlin. This is not just an ordinary white marlin, but a record book worthy white marlin. This was the final billfish Barrett needed to complete the "Royal Slam" and get his name in the IGFA record books. An angler completes the Royal Slam by catching all 9 billfish of the world. This accomplishment has to be one of the toughest of all sportfishing quests.