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"Slimey Saturday" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/22/14
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Backwater Report" | Tiberias - 22' | 02/21/14
 

Redfish are still hanging around our area. Early in the week the water clarity was good enough to see a few schools of fish. Sunday I located a large school of reds, but when I checked on them Wednesday I only spotted a hand full. I really look forward to scouting this time of year as the water is usually clear enough to see the fish. The water conditions have been really inconsistent with the erractic weather pattern. Picking pretty days and the right tide have allowed me to get a few bites. I have kept one in the live well each day to share a photo and release opportunity with my boys. Trying to get them exciting about going fishing. Scented soft plastics worked slowing across the bottom on a light jig head should draw some interest. If you have the patience to sit and wait on a bite...live mud minnows and fresh cut mullet will also attract some action. Remember my advice from last year and put two mud minnows on your hook. This trick will keep the minnows aggrevated and create movement that will attract more strikes. The last few days suggest that Spring time fishing is on its way. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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Capt. Rickey 02/21/2014

Great to see your boys getting in to fishing. I really love the fact that my entire family loves it. It started with a Zebco 202 in a small lake. Now it has cost us a 27 ft Contender and a 17 ft Polar. My advice..SAVE UP...!!!!!!!!!





"Flounder Friday" | N/A | 02/21/14
 

Flounder Friday - This is from a few guys reminiscing about a day this past summer where it looks like they got real lucky on the REEL WET  - Trent Little, Tommy Helms, Michael "Decoy" Lee, and Jamie Watts


- Shannon Reel
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Jamie Watts 02/22/2014

Need to get after 'em!





"Flatfish Friday" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/21/14
 

Flatfish Friday - Awesome day back in October...11 flatfish over 4 pounds. Biggest was 9.2 lbs and 7.9 lbs! Come on summer time!-Brandon Sauls

Travis Ketchie of Ketchie Outdoors adds to Flatfish Friday!!!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"33 Minutes Until Friday" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/20/14
 

It's almost Friday and I just saw where I missed Capt. Tim Gallimore's Wahoo Wednesday.  My apologizes!


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Throwback Thursday" | N/A | 02/20/14
 

Lynden Lee, Lady Jr Angler of Streamin' Live from OIB is ready for summer and to get back to some fishing action!

 


- Shannon Reel
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"Congratulations" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/19/14
 

The OIFC and Team OIFC/Do Work are very proud of Team member Amanda Bennett for the Citation she received for the 35 lb 7 oz King she caught in the Fall Brawl.  This was Amanda's 1st year of King fishing and her 1st Tournament season.

Yaaayyyy, Rah Rah..that's history...How arre you going to top it this season?


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Possible fishing day" | Real-Time Update | 02/19/14
 

The weekend weather report has a glimmer of hope. It just may be fishable. I will be keeping an eye on it.
- Stan Gurganus
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"Frigid Conditions" | Real-Time Update | 02/19/14
 

All avid fishermen wait for that one distinct break in the weather patterns during the offseason. The snow, sleet, and freezing rain stops falling. The temperatures get into the 70’s, the cold front’s become milder and all we wish to hear is that drag screaming from a nice gaffer dolphin. Fortunately, those spring temperatures and sounds are coming and will be here before we know it. This is the perfect time to sharpen your hooks, tie some rigs, and ensure that your boat is ready to go for the upcoming season. Tackle and marine maintenance is convenient this time of year, yet some of the best sea bass fishing to be done also. Any type of bottom structure from 45-100ft should produce keeper size bass. As Captain Stan stated in a prior report, the deeper you fish, the bigger bass will show up in greater numbers. One technique I enjoy doing while anchored up fishing for these bass is chumming. Most anglers relate chumming to shark, cobia and even king fishing. However, this tactic has proven effective on some of my charters when the bass just will not cooperate. Those days where you pull back throttles at your favorite bottom spot, the depth finder marks up, you make your first drop anticipating a nice 4 pound sea bass and to your astonishment nothing is on the other end. This is where the chumming comes into play. Before departure, have your boat rigged with one king mackerel downrigger setup (8 pound ball), your favorite chum block mixture, and a chum bag. Once your crew has made a few drops on your bottom spot with nothing to show for it, anchor up on the marks you were reading on your depth finder. Grab your chum bag, fill it with chum and attach it to the snap swivel that your downrigger ball is attached to. Then tighten your drawstring on the chum bag and send it down to the bottom with the downrigger. The objective here is to create your own active ecosystem on the bottom. The small fish such as pinfish, hardtails, and small jacks will start to feed on the particles floating off the chum block. Soon thereafter, the bigger sea bass and the occasional grouper will come over to feed on and investigate these smaller fish. Meanwhile, your baiting your crews hooks with your favorite cut bait or lure. Finally order your crew to drop and watch that 4 pound bass that wouldn’t eat before jump on the hook, slide through the fillet knife, and dive into the skillet. All these products mentioned are sold at the OIFC. From the chum to the rod and reel you’ll bring that 4 pounder up with, we got it. Our employees would be more than happy to help you find what you need to execute this technique properly. In addition to your chum bag setup, we recently received and stocked the shelves with our big tackle order we get in every first of the year so come on by and take a look. Believe it or not folks spring is coming, the fish are hungry, and will be biting somewhere. It’s the “somewhere” part we’ll have to figure out. Captain Derek Treffinger
- "Treffinger, Derek James"
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"" | Real-Time Update | 02/19/14
 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"Reminder" | Real-Time Update | 02/18/14
 

It's been so long since I've come back to the OIFC via water I thought I'd take a picture in case you may have missed it like I have? Finally a sunny, warm day. Hope it's not much longer Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- "Capt. Brant McMullan"
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"Ready for Spring" | Real-Time Update | 02/18/14
 

Well guys and gals, we are nearing the end of a long hard winter. That means spring is around the corner and with it some awesome spring time fishing. We are all preparing our gear as well as making sure our boats are up and running for you. So stay tuned and prepare yourself to come on down and help us kickoff 2014.
- Chris Dew
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"" | Real-Time Update | 02/18/14
 


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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wb 02/18/2014

i know that cant be frying pan tower





"New T Shirt Logo?" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/18/14
 


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"? Tuesday" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/18/14
 

Brandon Sauls has trout Tuesday with a 9lb+ trout

Steele Park has a trigger fish Tuesday with a Go-Pro pic (we sell Go Pro's at the OIFC.

Zach Faulkner, Steele's often time 1st Mate has tuna Tuesday with a bluefin tuna.

Brian Williams has tautog Tuesdar

Kevin Smith with Tuna Tuesday.  Note:  A big THANK YOU to Kevin and his fellow power linemen who came to all our rescue during the recent snow/ice storm


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"This Ain't Right" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/18/14
 

Kimberly Munley (The Police Officer who was wounded at Ft. Hood)  Posted this picture of her brother and his girlfriend.  They are fishing in Coasta right now with Kimberly's parents.  Her dad and Kimberly fish the SKA Circuit and he owns Island Tackle in Carolina Beach.

Kimberly is spearheading the movement assisting the victims of the terror attack on Ft. Hood.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Happy Happy Happy" | Do Work / OIFC | 02/17/14
 

I borrowed this picture from Amy's Facebook page.  It's captioned :Guess who is happy to get their cast off?


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Break" | Real-Time Update | 02/17/14
 

Hello guys, we are all suffering from a severe case of cabin fever. I could only imagine how hard it would be living in some northern climate where you are sentenced to months of being indoors by Mother Nature. I doubt I could handle it based on how bad I want to get out there and go fishing. I personally am setting my sights on the near shore sea bass fishery that is out there waiting for us to muster up the motivation to get on a couple layers of clothes and go get them. I believe the sea bass should be fairly easy to catch from 45 feet of water on out to 90 feet. The closer you get to the 90 foot mark the more likely your keeper ratio will improve. Recently the sea bass have been so plentiful that drifting the boat over an area rather than anchoring has been very productive. I prefer this method on most occasions as it allows you to cover more bottom around an area and could lead to a better knowledge of that spot when it comes time to fish for kings or other pelagics in the warmer months. Also while sea bass fishing, give uncle josh pork rinds a try. They are sold at the fishing center and come in small jars. Each rind has two holes perforated into the top of it for you to lace your hook into. Once they are hooked properly you can catch almost as many sea bass as you can reel in all day long without them coming off. At the end of the day, what I do is take the hook off my rig with the rind still attached and put the whole thing back into my jar for future use. Keep an eye on the weather between fronts in hopes of the wind laying down for a day or so. As spring gets closer hopefully the fronts will get farther apart and the good days won't be quite so elusive.
- Stan Gurganus
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"Mahi Monday" | Real-Time Update | 02/17/14
 

Send us your Mahi Monday photos. Info@oifc.com. If we can't get offshore, lets at least talk about it. Sent from my iPhone
- Barrett McMullan
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"Spring Fever" | N/A | 02/17/14
 

I hope everyone is as ready as we are here at Ocean Isle Fishing Center for some warm, sunny weather! We have been working hard stocking up new merchandise and can't wait for you guys to come see us!


- Shannon Reel
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