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Last Updated - 10/15/2017 06:07:26 PM

START 1) 45.60 - Clearly Hooked     2) 44.00 - Team Grip Flip     3) 43.05 - Fish Hard Gear     4) 43.00 - Outta Line     5) 42.10 - Reel Methods     6) 41.05 - Open Wide     7) 39.45 - Shockwave     8) 39.35 - Beeracuda     9) 37.80 - Conference Call     10) 37.30 - Wilm Auto/King Hunter     11) 37.10 - Karma Bites     12) 36.85 - Four Sons     13) 36.20 - Lil John/Reel em up     14) 36.00 - Sea P.A.     15) 35.50 - OIFC     16) 35.15 - O D Bank     17) 34.80 - Max'd Out     18) 34.55 - On Point     19) 34.35 - King Carnivore     20) 34.35 - All In/AM    FINISH

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"Fishing School" | | 09/09/17
 

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"Still searching" | | 09/04/17
 

Their boat was found a few mikes offshore of the jungle but we are still looking for Steve and David. If you find ANY evidence that could possibly help, please report it to the Coast Guard. Thoughts and prayers with family
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"Flounder!" | | 09/04/17
 

Jeff and Josh Wallen with 8.5 pound Flounder weighed at oifc yesterday. These two are master reef fishermen; They had a cooler with several nice fish. Interesting part of conversation with Dr Jeff was his belief that when you catch one you continue to fish that spot as the Flounder often congregate very close together, not spread across the reef. Sent from my iPhone
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"Wahoo report " | | 09/04/17
 

Email received from Jeff Duggins- "Service Call" - nice catch! "Capt brant bluefin rig put it on the wahoo today, caught 3 out of 4 in the black jack area" Jeff is showing a "secret" technique that I often employ for wahoo- using heavy 200-300# fluoro leader for wahoo instead of wire. It will occasionally get bit off but I have tested evidence that shows the technique gets more bites.- Capt Brant
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"Team Adventure" | OIFC | 09/01/17
 

Yesterday all the charter capts and mates jumped on board with fishing friend and captain Brody Heath on the Emma Rose boat -- The mission was to do a little Wahoo fishing, but mainly focus on trying to catch a Swordfish.  We ran to the Scarp area and had quite a few bites, landed a Wahoo and then headed off another 25 miles to 1300' of water in search of Sword.  That is feast of famine fishing, and unfortunately we stayed hungry despite giving it a sold 5 hours of fishing.  On the way home we got to go through a Hurricane Harvey feeder band, which was fun, and then made it back well past my bedtime.  The day was intended to be relaxing, no pressure, fishing with friends in an attempt at glory.   We fell short on the glory but the company was fun.  Our rookie mate this year Ty Starling caught his first Wahoo also; congrats.

 


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"Missing Fishermen " | | 08/30/17
 

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"Fall Brawl King Classic- October 13-15" | Catch All | 08/29/17
 

All this cool weather has me thinking about Fall fishing.  The Fall Brawl event program will be out within a week and available.  This year's Fall Brawl will be held October 13-15, so mark your calendar.  Good times and Great fishing!!!

If you want to recieve a Fall Brawl program and have not been normally recieving them in the past, email captbrant@oifc.com with name and address and request a program.

* Payout to 20th place ($30,000 total payout)

*Top 10 Jr. Anglers ($1600 total payout) , Top 10 Lady Anglers ($1600 total payout)

*Spanish Mackerel division ($2000 total payout)

*Small Boat division ($1500 total payout)

Visit www.OIFC.com/FBKC for Fall Brawl 17 event details and entry forms


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"Bottom Fishing School " | Catch All | 08/26/17
 

Another successful bottom fishing school is in the books. Dale Hall, David Lowman, Phil Hester and Aaron Hester climbed aboard the OIFC Catch All yesterday to learn how to bottom fish off our coast. Like most trips offshore, it started with catching some sort of bait. With scamp grouper in our sights, we loaded the Catch All live well with about 30 pinfish for bait. After brief instruction on where we were headed and why we were heading there we made the 48 mile run to a large hard bottom area in about 115 feet of water. Upon arrival, the school learned how to quickly tie chicken rigs, what bait to use, and most importantly that the weatherman is always wrong. Despite the bumpy conditions we caught fish all day long and managed three very nice scamp grouper. With everyone’s arms tired and some nice fish to clean, we packed it up and head home around 3PM. After careful evaluation, everyone got an A in the class. Great job crew!


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Dale Hall 08/28/2017

Bottom school was a lot of fun and we all learned a lot. Capt Derek was a class act and a great catch. We learned all about rigging, techniques and strategies for catching grouper. Since this was a "school" Capt Derek has given me advice and tips even after days after the school. One heck of an investment!! Now I feel like I can go out and have a good shot of catching grouper in the 20 mile range in my boat this Ovtober! Thanks Capt Derek!

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"Eclipse Ffounder" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/23/17
 

Tomnmy Helms took these young men out for some reef eclipse fishing. They caught his fish


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"6-Hour action" | Catch All | 08/22/17
 

Tracey Sheriff, Leslie Innis and Patrick and Colan McBee climbed aboard the OIFC Catch All with me today on an early 6-hour trip. After running about 18 miles offshore we finally found a nice class of king mackerel to pick at for the most of trip. Not to mention the huge Spanish mackerel mixed in with the king bites. Great day of Summer king mackerel fishing for this crew.  

Both the Spanish and king mackerel have been keyed in on the dead bait presentations this year. Whether its dink ballyhoo or your favorite cigar minnow rig, the mackerels have preferred the freshly frozen, store bought offerings. With fall right around the corner, the larger kings should start to move in with cooler weather. Look for large schools of Spanish mackerel or cigar minnow pods on the surface for a king mackerel bite. Let’s go fishing! Call 910 575 3474 to book your trip today.  


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"Red Drum" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/21/17
 

Ella Bellamy landed this nice drum a couple of days ago. The big bull drum are due anytime now. Come get you some.


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"Fishing Schools- UPCOMING " | OIFC | 08/21/17
 

OK we are bringing the Summer season to an end so its time to refire the FISHING SCHOOLS.  Here is what we have available this Fall.

We have a bottom school coming up THIS Saturday, August 26th and we have 1 spot left open.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON CLASS

Other classes take place in September, October and November

Backwater:  CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL DETAILS

Sept 8-9: Capt. Jeff

Sept 15-16:  Capt. Jacob

Sept 29-30:  Capt. Jeff

Bottom:  CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL DETAILS

Sept 23-24:  Capt. Brant / Capt. Derek

 

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS CALL 910-575-3474


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"Salty Daze" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/20/17
 

Below is a photo of a 39.38 lb king our good friends the Stanleys caught at the Sneeds Ferry Rotary KMT. Congratulations!


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"Team OIFC Louisiana Redfish Tourney Adventure " | Catch All | 08/19/17
 

Day 1 prefish: Barrett and I are at the bottom of the world chasing Redfish for an upcoming IFA Redfish Tour event. We are staying at one of my favorite places, Port Eads, LA; the furthest South fish camp in LA. We just started fishing and have been on some fish, but there is still another day of prefishing before the event on Friday and Saturday. This is my first official Redfish Event, so I'm trying not to Googan it up too much for Barrett. Day 2 prefish: Well what started as fun and games ended with a reality check; or in this case a "Louisiana sleigh ride". Look at pictures and I think you will get the picture. Team motto: without risk their is no opportunity at greatness! Day 3 tournament day 1: We found nada prefishing so Barrett and I did what we normally do in fishing tournaments; we went the opposite direction of everyone else. It never fails. We are fishing a 30 boat event and when all checked out we were the only boat to take a right and never saw another boat all day. But, we stumbled onto some success with a 6.89 and a 8.88 pounder for a 15.74 aggregate and 4th overall and big fish of the day; first was 16.51 so we are within striking distance. Stay tuned. Day 4, tournament day 2. Well I was riding high yesterday after day 1 of the IFA Redfish Open; we had the biggest fish of the event and were sitting less than a pound out of the lead. Day 2 we actually saw and caught more fish, but we couldn't get the right size. We had two fish to measure 28", one inch oversized and they were FAT, but a centimeter over 27" and they don't count so we had to let them go. We had a 6.4 and 6.95 whereas yesterday we had the 6.98 but we also had that big 8.88 which actually held on for biggest fish of the tourney. That's the one we needed today to take home the first place trophy; so close. The winner ended up with a 4 fish aggregate of 31.95 pounds. This was my first experience Fishing a Redfish tourney and it was humbling and exciting. I'm going home and practicing my casting! That is critical in this game. Barrett is very good at seeing fish and casting accuracy and presentation. It's an art and he's on it, I was impressed. I'm not sure what the next OIFC adventure will be, but we are heading back to OIB to regroup and hug the family. Oh yeah, Barrett in his hockey mask: ran into a LA thunderstorm and that's his gettup to allow him to drive in heavy rain, the stinging kind. Capt. Brant


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"Lil' Scrappy" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/18/17
 

Thursday Capt Jeff Beck and I took our friends Brewer and his Grammy to the 90's for a little mackerel fishing. We took my new 21SE Parker named after Camdyn, Lil' Scrappy. On the way out we stopped at the Shallotte Inlet sea buoy and filled our Capt Brant's Custom  Pogey Net with one throw. The pogies were thick in about 17 ft deep water. When we arrived we put our lines out and immediately a reel went off. As Brewer fishes exclusively fresh water, Jeff coached him, he caught right on and boated and released his first saltwater fish, a Spanish. Shortly thereafter a king hit a skirted porgy and once again Brewer handled him like a champ. We were short on time and the clouds were stacking up onshore so we headed back to the OIFC with a thrilled 8 yr old and proud Grammy


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"Good morning from Port Eads, LA" | | 08/17/17
 

Barrett and I are at the bottom of the world chasing Redfish for an upcoming IFA Redfish Tour event. We are staying at one of my favorite places, Port Eads, LA; the furthest South fish camp in LA. We just started fishing and have been on some fish, but there is still another day of prefishing before the event on Friday and Saturday. This is my first official Redfish Event, so I'm trying not to Googan it up too much for Barrett. Beautiful morning.... Meanwhile back at OIB the charter team has been smoking the Kings. Capt Ben guided John and Tyler Dicks from Greensboro, NC to a couple in the mid 20s. He's been crushing them all week on dead Cigar Minnows fishing in 65' depth range. Traditionally August is a slower month for Kings but it is continuing strong thus far. The other boats were working on the Spanish Macks and Shark yesterday which are also chewing. Capt. Brant
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"8-Hour Success " | Catch All | 08/16/17
 

Long time returning customer Eric Miller and Nate Sherrin climbed aboard the OIFC Catch All for an 8-hour trip yesterday (8/15). We started our day off with slow trolling a few live baits in 80 feet and found plenty of short strikes from small king mackerel. After the second short king we opted to run a few miles offshore to anchor up and see what was biting on the bottom. At this next location the bites were plentiful and the fishing really started to heat up. Vermillion snapper, amberjack, black sea bass, and grouper made up our bottom fishing bites while we caught keeper king mackerel, and a surprise mahi mahi on flat lines. Great fishing with great returning customers. Can’t beat it during the dog days of Summer.   


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"Dock Flounder" | Do Work / OIFC | 08/15/17
 

Pictured is Jordan Wilks and a Flounder he caught using a mud minnow off the OIFC dock


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Erick Miller 08/16/2017

Captain Derek is the man! OIFC does not disappoint. There is not a better charter company out there. BOTTOM LINE! They will always be my only choice in NC/SC.





"Densmore Duo " | Catch All | 08/14/17
 

JD and Will Densmore from Davidson, NC, climbed aboard the OIFC Catch All with me today for an early 4-hour trip. Will started the day off right by bringing an 18” spanish mackerel in the boat for their first fish. Once the father and son duo had enough Spanish for dinner, it was off to Ocean Crest Pier for some shark fishing. With a dense chum slick behind the boat, the blacktip sharks kept us on our toes for the rest of the trip. Great job today crew!

 


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"UPDATE- OIFC Boat Fire" | OIFC | 08/13/17
 

I wanted to follow up to let everyone know that the two young men who were injured in the boat fire this early Summer are out of the hospital and doing much better.  David Martin and Jonathan Bicket both have spent weeks/months at the UNC burn center recieving treatment, but both have been released and are working to get back life as normal.  The recovery will take time, but they are thankful to be alive and thankful for all thoughts and prayers received.  Almost daily I have folks ask me about the young men, and after receiving their approval, I wanted to pass along the information.  

They are lucky to be alive.  They have made it past one difficult part, but the next phase of recovery is tough both physically and mentally.  They will need our support.  Wish them well and encourage them when possible.  

And to David and Jonathan, keep up the fight.  Time will be your best and worst frenemy; but give it a year and see where you are.   Give it two and you will be looking back at the anniversary.  Wishing you guys the best.  Stay strong and appreciate your family and  friends.

Capt. Brant


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