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"Cy's World Inshore Tourney THIS WEEKEND" | OIFC | 11/20/18
 

8th ANNUAL FLOUNDER, TROUT, AND REDFISH RODEO 2018

For any further information about our cause, please visit the Cy’s World website:

www.cysworld.org

Date:     NOVEMBER 24, 2018 (Saturday after Thanksgiving)

Entry Fee:            Minimum donation of $50 per boat

Boundaries:         No ocean fishing. 

Time:  Lines in @ 7 AM.  Be in weigh-in line at OIFC by 4 PM.

Rules:

  1. Winner is determined by a combination of two fish per boat. Fish can be of any combination of flounder, trout, or redfish.
  2. Fish must be legal as determined by the NCMF guidelines.
  3. Only one prize per entry.
  4. SKA Celebrity Chris Bryan will be the Weigh Master.

Awards to follow weight in at Ocean Isle Fishing Center

Primary:

1st                            25%

2nd                          15%

3rd                           10%

Cy’s World           50% (Thank you for your donation to a great cause!)

Junior Angler:  Participating Junior Angler (15 years and younger) with heaviest combination will win an OIFC inshore spin combo, courtesy of OIFC. 

Please send entries (Boat name and donation) to:

Ned Garber, P.O. Box 188, Fayetteville, NC. 28302, nedgarber@rubiconnc.com: 910-237-2586

(Please note on entry if you have a Junior Angler Participating)

We will be at OIFC on Friday 11/23/18 from 4 to 5pm accepting entries.  Look for the Cy’s World Logo.

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Wahoo report" | | 11/18/18
 

Hot wahoo bite at the Scarp today. Hunter, Petey and Mike Huggins said the water was blue and the bite was on. Now is the time to enter Capt Rogers Wahoo Challenge - www.oifc.com/wahoochallenge
- "Capt. Brant. McMullan"
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"25 Contender For Sale" | OIFC | 11/16/18
 

2017 Contender 25 Bay

  • 2017 Yamaha F300 (304 hours)
  • Ameratrail Trailer with Mag wheels
  • White sides/black bottom/black rub rail

https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2017-contender-25-bay-103458075/?refSource=standard%20listing

Contact Barrett McMullan
captbarrett@oifc.com
910-279-6104


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"2019 Kingfish Cup Trophy on desk_800x1600.jpg" | | 11/13/18
 

Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- "Capt. Brant. McMullan"
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"Capt Brant charter report " | | 11/13/18
 

Had a great day on Saturday with Kevin Pagliari and family of Greenville, NC. It was windy from the North, so we stayed tight to the beach. We had to hit a couple of spots before we found the fish, but we crushed the Bull Drum and had a King Mackerel to boot. We were fishing outside of Shallotte Inlet in 35’ of water. I’m finding that we have way more Bull Drum in our area than I thought. I had thought you had to go to the jetties or find bait pods to catch Drum, but that’s not true. Based on what I’m seeing, if you can find any rocky bottom in the 25-40’ depth range, anchor up and fish live bait or cut on the bottom, you will catch Bull Drum right now. I was also chumming, but I’m not sure if that was a key; the fish certainly didn’t mind it. The beach water temps were still 71-72 and there were Pogies scatted up and down all the beaches. They r hard to catch, so go with a heavy net. We did find the sharks messed with us some, but when we got around the Drum good, the sharks quit messing with us. If you are looking for a good 4hr charter excursion, we’d love to take you on this fun filled adventure.
- "Capt. Brant. McMullan"
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"Bluefin Tuna are here" | | 11/12/18
 

First Bluefin of the season was landed today at Morehead. The OIFC has what you need. Horse Ballyhoo, leader, swivels, harpoon, swim hook.......... we go it Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
- "Capt. Brant. McMullan"
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"Capt. Roger Wahoo Challenge- 2018" | OIFC | 11/11/18
 

In honor of Capt. Roger Gales, the OIFC is starting what we hope will be an annual Wahoo tournament in rememberance of Capt. Roger and a fundraiser to assist his family.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER and get more details

Capt. Roger Gales was a giver.  Every day he spent around the water, he gave his heart, his soul and his knowledge.  If you met Roger, you remember.  Roger passed away 10/18/18 and left his wife, Darla and 8 year daughter, Paisley.  In his final days, Roger's main concern was for the security of his wife and child.  

Thus, this tournament is designated in memory of Capt. Roger and as a financial support mechanism for his family.  25% of all entries and TWT's received in this event will be kept and paid directly to the Capt. Roger Legacy Fund for his family's benefit.

Capt. Roger loved to Wahoo fish; it was his passion.  As you plow the seas in search of the next big bite, think about Capt. Roger and other great fishermen who have done the same, and loved it as much as you do.  They are certainly looking down on you and waiting for the next strike.

Click HERE for Projected Prize Structure details

MINIMUM entry = $500

ALL-IN  buy-in = $1900

Projected payout with win and MINIMUM entry = $9375

Projected payout with a sweep of big fish and aggreate and ALL-IN = $35,629

Projected funds raised for Capt. Roger's family with 50 boats ALL-IN = $22,500

Click HERE for Rules

FORMAT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Entry fee is $500 to compete for primary prizes.  Deadline to enter via check or cash directly to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is 6am, November 23rd.  Deadline to enter on-line is 11:59pm, November 22nd.
  • Eligible fishing days are November 23, 2018 through December 31, 2018
  • Awards and Oyster Roast, January 1st at 12pm at OIFC
  • A team may fish up to 2 days within the eligible fishing days.  To declare a fishing day, a team will call the declaration hotline (910-253-3474) and leave a voice message prior to 6am of their declared fishing day.
  • Primary Prizes are based on the heaviest 4 Wahoo aggregate.  A minimum of 2 Wahoo must be weighed to be eligible.
  • Primary Prizes will pay back 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  A team may win only ONE primary prize.
  • There is a Heaviest Wahoo optional TWT.  This TWT offers a Level I entry at $200 and a Level II entry at $500.  A team may win only ONE place in each TWT level.
  • There is a Heaviest Blackfin Tuna optional TWT.  This TWT offers a Level I entry at $200 and a Level II entry at $500.  A team may win only ONE place in each TWT level.
  • To weigh, a team may bring their fish to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center by land or sea.  Scales will be open until 5pm on the same day in which the team declared AND from 9am until 12pm the day after the team fished.  All fish must be weighed no later than the day after caught by 12pm.
  • A max of 4 Wahoo from each team will be accepted at weigh-in each eligible day.  A team may upgrade their aggregate by dropping smaller fish upon their second weigh-in.
  • A max of 1 Blackfin from each team will be accepted at weigh-in each eligible day.  A team may upgrade their Blackfin weight upon their second weigh-in.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER and get more details


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Capt Jeff inshore Report" | | 11/09/18
 

Said he crushed the 15-20” Specs on Vudu this am in creeks behind OIB and Sunset. Come and get on the inshore bite!
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"Pogy Report" | | 11/08/18
 

I’m right outside Shallotte Inlet and Pogies r thick in 15’ Capt. Brant McMullan Ocean Isle Fishing Center
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"Kings are still on the beach" | | 11/08/18
 

I've been out of town a couple of weeks and had lost touch with local fishing. But I'm getting back into local intel and the Kings have been biting off Ocean Crest pier all week. That means they are still here. There are Pogies on the beach still, the Spots are running and the Bluefish are around the inlet mouths. If you want to Kingfish, the bigger fish will be at Shallotte Inlet, Lockwood Inlet, Cape Fear River sea buoy and Lighthouse Rocks. The numbers of Kings will be at the Shark Hole, 65' Hole, Jungle.. 55-70' depth range. Capt. Brant McMullan www.OIFC.com (910) 575-3474
- "Brant McMullan"
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Larry Laye 11/09/2018

Awesome! ThankYou for report! Great showing in the tournament! Congrats! I figured water temp too cold along beach. Might have to get the boat wet!





"Best Costume Ever!" | N/A | 11/05/18
 

Best Costume we've seen!  The Shallotte Sea Buoy... great job Hank Frick- 2 years old!


- Tiffany Aycock
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Joey Dai 11/05/2018

Good looking Bouy!





"Good Day on the Water" | OIFC | 11/02/18
 

Mark Lennon reports that he had a good day on the water!  Congratulations on your nice catch!   Nothing like fresh flounder for dinner.


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"Fall Brawl RESULTS- Gone Again WINS" | OIFC | 10/29/18
 

Gone Again, Dan Mason and Mark Hewett win the Fall Brawl with a 40.45 pound King.  The duo chose to fish the Shallotte Ledge.  At around 9:30am they came in to weigh the first fish of the day, which wins the Speed King Award -- 1st fish in gets $500 regardless of size.  They weighed a 14 pound King to take the lead in the tournament.  Remember day 1, only 1 team weighed in a fish, as all but 10 teams chose to fish day 2.  After day 1, Keith Wood was leading with a 13 pounder.  So when Dan and Mark weighed their Speedy King day 2 winning 14 pound King, they were now the official leaders.  Per the rules, they went back fishing to try to do better.  At 2:30pm the duo showed back up the dock as the second team of the day to weigh-in.  The pulled their 40.45 from the bag and took the new lead.  They bumped themselves out of first place!  Congrats to this great accomplishment in defeating 161 other teams to win the Fall Brawl King Classic

VIEW ALL FALL BRAWL RESULTS


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"Fall Brawl King Classic- HAPPENING NOW" | OIFC | 10/27/18
 

Last night officially kicked off the Fall Brawl King Classic.  This weekend is the reschedule date after it was postponed due to Hurricane Michael.  But, the show is on!

161 teams have entered to fish.  Teams can choose one day to compete, either Saturday or Sunday.  All but a dozen or so have chosen Sunday due to improving weather conditions.  If you want to see the boats come weigh their fish and cheer them on, I'd suggest Sunday from 2-5pm.

Also, last night was the annual Spot Derby, which always follows the Fall Brawl captain's meeting.  8 year old Sarah Holt showed all the young participants how its done as she raced 5 consecutve heats with a perfect 5-0 record to take the crown.  A dozen or so kids from 4-14 enjoyed the fun seeing who could make their fish swim the fastest down the 8' long raceway.  It was good fun for all to participate and to watch.

Good luck to teams on the water today.  The winds are settling and we know for a fact the big Kings are close by.  But will they bite?  


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Captain Terry Johnson 11/03/2018

I always love it when Captain Brant and other OIFC boats enter the tournaments they graciously provide for us. Why? Just think about it; we are all given a chance to actually compete with the best and even win! What can be better than that? Captain Brant, please don't listen to this negativity.

Capt Jim Bowen 10/31/2018

WOW, what a great response. Thanks for showing the response and thanks for all the hard work you and your staff do to support our fishery and put on great tournaments!

218DLV 10/30/2018

Good for you Capt. Brant!

Capt. Brant 10/29/2018

I believe its not fair at all. It is a huge disadvantage that I have to put the event together, organize the meetings and entry all the night before the tournament starts. Then I have to put together my tackle, boat, bait and team to try to get fishing the next morning. And also...... because of ignorant comments like yours, my brother and I split up fishing together. My crew consists of my 9 year old son and 13 year old daughter and occasionaly my wife. (who can't fish with us the Jolly Mon or Fall Brawl because she's back at the site running the tournaments for you to enjoy) So my question is, do you think its unfair? We fish the same ocean, same rules but also have to be sure you get to have a quality event to fish while we too are trying to compete. And as a side note- my brother fishes his own boat and its "OIFC" also. He fishes with his 8 year old daughter. His tournament responsibility is to provide you with all the great, FREE food you get to enjoy at the captain's meeting and awards. And then he gets his daughter together to try to compete against you on the same ocean with the same rules. So my question is, do you think its unfair?

Captain Willy 10/28/2018

Is it fair that OIFC fishes their own tournaments??

Captain Willy 10/28/2018

Is it fair that OIFC fishes their own tournaments???


Capt. Brant 10/29/2018

I believe its not fair at all. It is a huge disadvantage that I have to put the event together, organize the meetings and entry all the night before the tournament starts. Then I have to put together my tackle, boat, bait and team to try to get fishing the next morning. And also...... because of ignorant comments like yours, my brother and I split up fishing together. My crew consists of my 9 year old son and 13 year old daughter and occasionaly my wife. (who can't fish with us the Jolly Mon or Fall Brawl because she's back at the site running the tournaments for you to enjoy) So my question is, do you think its unfair? We fish the same ocean, same rules but also have to be sure you get to have a quality event to fish while we too are trying to compete. And as a side note- my brother fishes his own boat and its "OIFC" also. He fishes with his 8 year old daughter. His tournament responsibility is to provide you with all the great, FREE food you get to enjoy at the captain's meeting and awards. And then he gets his daughter together to try to compete against you on the same ocean with the same rules. So my question is, do you think its unfair?

Captain Willy 10/28/2018

Is it fair that OIFC fishes their own tournaments??

Captain Willy 10/28/2018

Is it fair that OIFC fishes their own tournaments???




"Be sure to vote for Right to Fish/Hunt" | OIFC | 10/26/18
 

When voting be sure to see the amendment on the ballot that creates a constitutional amendment in NC to guaranty the right to hunt and fish. It's been done in many other states, and NC is doing it this election. By voting for, this codifies into law, the right to hunt and fish in NC. Sounds like a no-brainer, but you never know who out there might try to prevent hunting and fishing on into the future.

Thanks. Rube


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Jimmy Goodwin 10/27/2018

The other end of this amendment is use of the term 'traditional'. A case could be made for all manner of nets, trawling in sounds, and a plethora of other stuff which isn't based on sound fisheries management. Be careful what one wishes for ...





"Capt. Roger's Celebration of Life- TOMORROW" | OIFC | 10/24/18
 

Reminder- Tomorrow is Capt. Roger's celebration of life.  It will take place at the United Vision Pentecostal Church outside of Shallotte - 2408 A I Clemmons Rd, Shallotte, NC 28470 - 

Visitation starts at 4pm with the Celebration ceremony to start at 6pm.  Come pay your respects to Capt. Roger and share a fishing story in his memory


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"" | Get Busy | 10/24/18
 

Another good fishing day with Captain Jeff!  Congratulations to Rose Arant from Hickory, NC.  She wanted to catch a flounder and that's exactly what she caught!  She didn't mind the cool wind a bit with her new OIFC beanie!

 


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"Capt Brad charter report " | | 10/23/18
 

Had a good half day on Kings. The numbers of school kings are holding in 80’ of water and ready to eat a dead cigar minnow rigged to an OIFC dead bait rig.
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"Fall Brawl King Classic- THIS WEEKEND" | OIFC | 10/22/18
 

The rescheduled Fall Brawl will be hosted from the OIFC this weekend, October 26-28.  Registration is open on-line through the 26th at www.OIFC.com/FBKC or can be done in person at the OIFC on the 26th from 12-9pm.  The winning team will walk away with over $20k as the total cash prize purse will likely exceed $100k.  If you want to challenge your skill and luck for a shot at the big money, ENTER.  If you want to watch the boats weigh-in come to the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm.

For event details visit www.OIFC.com/FBKC


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"Fishing Community Loses an Icon; R.I.P. Roger Gales" | OIFC | 10/22/18
 

Thursday, October 18 at 9:05pm this fishing community lost one of its great characters and assets.  Capt. Roger Gales passed away at Chapel Hill hospital from pneumonia on top of lung cancer.  In his final days Capt. Roger was conscious, alert and of course, joking.  He was surrounded by family throughout his entire hospital stay, and many a fish story was reminisced. Capt. Roger began waterman’s life working on shrimp boats.  He eventually got his own boat, the Blue Devil, which ran out of Holden Beach.  I married Roger’s sister, Amy, in 2000, and that was how I came to know, mentor and love Capt. Roger.  Roger had spent hundreds of days on the waters off Brunswick County, but he had never done any offshore fishing.  I was fresh into my charter fishing career at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, and upon getting to know Roger, it was evident he was the type of guy you wanted on your side.  I tell aspiring charter fishermen that the charter business is 70% show business and 30% fishing.  Roger clearly had the show business down.  He was an absolute character; full of energy and always ready to lend a hand.  He was the most unselfish person I’ve ever met.  He had the 70% right out of the gate, which happened to my weakness.  Thus, Roger and I were a great team as we fished together as captain and mate.  In a short time, Roger became an excellent fisherman.  Again though, you ask anyone that knew Roger and they will certainly agree he was a great fisherman, but I promise you they will spend most of their time talking about what a great person he was.  Roger got his Captain’s license around 2005 and began running a charter boat from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.  Thousands of people from all over the country enjoyed Roger’s company as a person and skills as a fisherman.  He made the day-to-day grind of charter fishing a joy for all of those that worked around him.  He mentored young fishermen as they followed his path though mating to becoming a captain.  His fishing influence lives on through the dozens of fishermen he taught and helped guide to success.  Roger later moved onto working on dredge boats and then to becoming an inshore guide with Ollie Raja charters out of Holden Beach.  His life as a shrimper served him well with inshore fishing as catching and thus using live shrimp for bait gave him a big advantage.   Again, Roger continued his influence and support in helping others to have fishing success.  Roger’s illness came on suddenly.  If you ran across him in early September, you likely had an encounter filled with jokes, fishing knowledge and stories of family life.  His heart and mind were healthy and strong, but his body couldn’t keep up.  With all of Roger’s energy, it does make sense that he used up all his body’s battery life within half a life span; he operated at twice the normal speed of those around him.  Roger leaves behind his wife, Darla, and eight-year-old daughter, Paisley.  In his last days, Roger never shed a tear.  His mind was between two places; his concern for his wife and child and his memories with family and friends.  The Capt. Roger Legacy Fund is being established to assist his wife with their home and an NC529 educational fund is being set up for his daughter. 

Roger’s celebration of life will be at 6pm, this Thursday October 25th at United Vision Pentecostal Church.  R.I.P Roger Gales. 

May the seas be flat, and the Wahoo bite be epic.  You will not be forgotten.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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