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"Charter Availability" | OIFC World Cat / Carolina Cat | 05/22/15
 

We have one boat open to do some offshore fishing this Sunday 5/24. The Gulf Stream fishing has been on fire the past two weeks. Mahi mahi, blackfin tuna, and wahoo have made up most of our trips to the stream. Call (910) 575 3474 to book your charter today!


- Capt. Derek Treffinger
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"Fly Away Bird" | OIFC | 05/22/15
 

Thoughts and prayers to the Beck family. Pam "Bird" Beck, wife to Rickey Beck, mother to Jeff Beck/Courtney Beck and grandmother to Camdyn Beck passed away night before last. Pam has been sick for a while and together both Pam and her devoted husband Rickey have been battling Pam's sickness. Many of you likely know Rickey, Jeff and the Beck family from their relationship to the OIFC. Rickey is the official, unofficial local news caster for the OIFC and Jeff captains one of the Team OIFC boats. But, you may not have known Pam, or as we called her Bird. I asked my wife this morning why they called her Bird? I had just always known her as that. Amy said that granddaughter Camdyn began calling her Nanny Bird when she was little and it just stuck- go figure. That's a good grandma for you. Anyway, even if you didn't know Bird personally, you were likely affected by her as she was in charge of hot dog cooking and prep for the Jolly Mon and Fall Brawl tournaments. How many times did you come to the scales starving, only to have your day saved by a barrage of fresh, hot cooked hot dogs available at the dock? That was Bird. She never could be the one handing you the hot dogs as she was busy manning the cooker, but she knew how much those hot dogs meant to tournament participants. And thus Bird made sure she fed all the hungry fishermen. And that's the Bird I knew. She will be missed. Please extend your condolences to the Beck family in their time of loss. Fly away Bird R.I.P.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"LIVE UPDATE" | OIFC | 05/22/15
 

Capt. Jeff says the Spanish Mackerel are biting East of the Shallotte Inlet - He is using Green&Silver Clarkspoons and #1 Planar


- Katelyn Kincer
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"New Shimano Toriums in stock" | | 05/21/15
 

Brand new redesigned Shimano Torium 20s in stock now. These new versions of the Torium address the exterior corrosion issue and the weak anti-reverse. They also have carbon fiber drag washers. These should be really nice kingfish reels which can also do heavy lifting of u spool them as such. Retail is $269.95. Torium 20 holds 400yds of 20#. Limited supply
- Brant Mcmullan
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"Are you catching Croakers?" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/21/15
 

If you have been fishing with fresh cut shrimp, chances are you have been wearing out the small croakers that have invaded our waters. What eats croakers? Big flounder love to eat a croaker. Big redfish like to eat croakers. Big trout also love to eat a croaker. So where are all the big predator fish? It appears their favorite food seems to be everywhere. Those are the questions I have been asking myself lately. Some nice flounder are hanging around, but the bite seems to be sporadic at best on the keeper size flounder. Redfish are also hanging around and we have managed to catch a few on several different offerings. Again, kind of confusing as the redfish don't seem to be keying in on any particular bait. Blue crab chunks should really be the bait of choice right now, but we have only caught a few on that bait. We have caught just as many on live mullet and even a few on a slimey mud minnow. It has been interesting so far this year with a tropical storm already slamming into our coast and more rain is all we need. This coming weekend and the following week looks really stable. Expect the action to really start firing off. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Red Fish Action" | N/A | 05/20/15
 

Scott & Brandy Turbeville had some inshore action last Friday. Pictured below is the 32inch redfish they caught! Great job guys way to start the season off right!


- Shannon Reel
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"OIFC NEWS" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Free Spool / Hooked Soul
WINS 2015 Far Out Shoot Out

Wahoo- 72.7 *1st place Wahoo, *1st place biggest fish TWT

Mahi- 27.5 *1st place Mahi

TOTAL- 100.2 pounds *1st overall, *1st High Roller TWT

2nd overall- McAttack- 88.4 pound

3rd overall- OIFC Carolina Cat- 56.8 pounds

4th overall- Say Ah- 52.65

5th overall- Aqua Loco- 50.65

The 2015 Far Out Shoot Out hosted 39 teams that competed to weigh the highest aggregate weight of one Wahoo, one Tuna and one Mahi.  The fishing and weather proved to be very good for the event's last 2 eligible days, Friday and Saturday, May15th and 16th.  Thanks to all who participated and brought the Far Out Shoot Out back to its olden days of 30+ boat counts and great fishing. 
***  The top five overall finishing captains of the boats listed above have earned  an invite to fish the Jolly Mon VIP.  You will be contacted shortly to determine if you want to fish the  $200 entry, 50 boat, $10,000 winner-take-all event on June 17th.***

OIFC NO LIMITS FISHING TV Show Launches its 3rd Season
Capt. Brant and Capt. Barrett are back for another season of fishing adventure.  The season begins in Venice, LA for Yellowfin Tuna fishing action.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NEW SEASON'S available shows and then stay tuned bi-weekly as new episodes are released.As a side note, No Limits Fishing TV show is now showing in NC, SC, VA and TN on various local cable TV access channels.  If you like the show and you would like to see it available in your viewing area, please help us make contact with your local access cable TV provider. 

       ROB's BAIT PENS- NOW TAKING ORDERS

Rob of Rob's Bait Pens will be making  his annual trip to our area in early June.  He makes the finest wire mesh bait pens available.  The problem is he is in FL and shipping is super expensive.  Thus each year I take special orders for his pens that can be delivered to OIFC in early June (before the Jolly Mon) with no shipping cost.  Here is what he is offering for our area:

Goggle Eye Pen- 1" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $350

Goggle Eye Pen- 1/2" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $375

Sing Sing Round Pen- 1/2" mesh, 48" x 48" - $400

If you want one of these pens, EMAIL CAPT. BRANT before May 24th


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Rob's Bait Pen order" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Rob of Rob's Bait Pens will be making will be making his annual trip to our area in early June.  He makes the finest wire mesh bait pens available.  The problem is he is in FL and shipping one is super expensive.  Thus each year I take special orders for his pens that can be delivered to OIFC in early June (before the Jolly Mon) with no shipping cost.  Here is what he is offering for our area:

Goggle Eye Pen- 1" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $350

Goggle Eye Pen- 1/2" mesh, 60" x 36" x 36" - $375

Sing Sing Round Pen- 1/2" mesh, 48" x 48" - $400

If you want one of these pens, EMAIL CAPT. BRANT before May 24th

 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"A Mahi of a Day" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Zach, Meagan and Doug fished the Winya Scarp Saturday in flat seas. Let me tell ya- this girl Meagan can fish. Had several cutoffs throughout the day and the bite was steady.  Ended up with a bunch of really good Mahi. A  GREAT DAY!

 

Thanks Doug Illing for the report!


- Katelyn Kincer
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"Ian's First Flounder!" | OIFC | 05/19/15
 

Ian's First Flounder!!

Caught within sight of the OIFC on Sunday! Good Job Ian!


- Katelyn Kincer
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"Sailfish Saturday" | N/A | 05/18/15
 

Saturday store team member Taylor Henkel and his dad Hugh along with Sid Cauble and Charles McClure headed out to the Gulf Stream on the Total Chaos. When the crew hit the 100-400 they landed a sailfish. Pictured is Taylor and his dad Hugh.


- Shannon Reel
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"Follow up to am report" | OIFC | 05/17/15
 

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We left late and got back early but it was not without success. As we were running out to do some bottom fishing we stopped on a wreck to jig some grouper bait. It was flat calm and a school of Spadefish rose to the boat to check us out. The kids were very interested and I explained that we had to catch jelly balls to have any chance with the Spades. Well that itself intrigued Caroline and Brayden so they made the call to defer bottom fishing for Spadefish. We ran into the beach and the kids had fun netting up a dozen or so jelly balls. We then went back to the wreck and anchored. I threaded several jelly balls onto a heavy rod and let them float out behind the boat while also cutting and chunking jelly ball. Within 10 minutes the Spadefish were chummed up and ready for hooks. We kept a half dozen for dinner and let the rest go. Spadefish are schooling and residential. When someone sits on a school and loads their cooler they wipe out that population of Spadefish on that location for the year. Don't shoot all the birds out of the covey. It was cool to show the kids and wife a new style of fishing and add it to their fishing knowledge and experience portfolio. Hoping this video attached comes through - shows them chummed up.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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Capt Jeff McDonald and Johnathan Morton with thier catch on 5-15 on Jeff's boat "undertaker"
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"Spanish Report" | Tiberias - 22' | 05/17/15
 

The weather was too perfect not to go and check on the action just off the beach this morning. Got a later start than I wanted, but I thought the spanish would start to chew once the tide started to fall. Here is what I found. Spanish were scattered and jumping sporadically between 25 and 35 feet when the tide was slack high. They were biting on our top shotgun line with a 2 ounce in-line weight gold 00 spoon trolled 7 miles per hour. We probably caught a dozen or so pretty quickly, but once the tide actually started falling the bite slowed down. The water lost its clarity and perhaps a larger spoon and slower speed might have tempted a few more. Bottom line is the spanish are still here, but the water is still trying to recover from Ana and fresh water runoff from the rivers. The new moon is creating strong tides which will help get some of this water out of here. The strong tide, current, and southerly winds will make the Shallotte Inlet a challenge for smaller boats. See ya on the water!


- Capt. Jacob Frick
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"Playing on the water" | | 05/17/15
 

It's too pretty not to go fishing. It's been hard to get the family on the same schedule to go fishing but we broke away today. Caroline's request was to wake up at 9 and go bottom fishing. So here we are at 10am depart and heading to yank on some Bass and such. Ocean is nice with a SE swell. I wish we had more days like this!! Mid May to mid June is a peak for a variety of fishing in our area- who knows what we will run in to. Stay tuned I'm mating for Capt Amy today - ??
- Brant Mcmullan
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"Far Out Shoot Out 2015" | | 05/17/15
 

Overall: 1- Free Spool/Hooked Soul Wahoo- 72.7 * big Wahoo, big fish overall Mahi- 27.5 * big Mahi Total- 100.2 2- McAttack Wahoo- 59.7 Mahi- 18.8 Tuna- 9.9 Total- 88.4 3- OIFC Carolina Cat Wahoo 24.65 Mahi 27.25 Tuna- 4.9 Total- 56.8 4- Say Ah Wahoo- 20.35 Mahi- 21.95 Tuna- 10.35 Total- 52.65 5- Aqua Loco Wahoo- 25.15 Mahi- 22.9 Tuna- 2.6 Total- 50.65 Catch 22- Tuna- 12.65 *big Tuna We had 39 boats competing in this years shoot out. Mahi were plentiful but it was the Wahoo that made the difference for top placing teams. All of the winning teams fished toward the MacMarlen ledge area. The Free Spool big wahoo came while high speed trolling along a temp edge in 120'. They nearly swept the events prizes as they entered both TWTs. They won over $10,000. Second place team McAttack won over $4000 and their 59 pound Wahoo certainly deserves mention. *** reminder the top 5 overall finishing teams will be receiving invites to fish the Jolly Mon VIP.
- Brant Mcmullan
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"Today's pics from the World Cat." | | 05/16/15
 


- Chris Dew
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"World Cat" | | 05/16/15
 

The World Cat and Carolina Cat are returning from Gulf Stream trips. Will be at dock about 5:45. Here are a few pics of today's action on the World Cat. More to follow.
- Chris Dew
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"Stream Pics" | Do Work / OIFC | 05/16/15
 

Patrick Prince posted the 1st pic from today.  The 2nd  is Ryan Kennedy with a stud wahoo.  The 3rd is Zach Faulkner and Megan Davis of the Get Floor'd crew.  Picture 4 is Crystal Nixon  The 5th picture is Grayson Russ of the Mr. Goodhands and his catch.


- Capt. Rickey Beck
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"Heading in " | | 05/16/15
 


- "Treffinger, Derek James"
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