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Tidelines – October 12, 2017

Early proof that this wasn’t your typical head boat fishing trip was handed to me just after we broke plane of the Masonboro jetties...

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Tournament Report – Bay Creek Classic

Tournament Report – Bay Creek Classic

Despite strong winds and less-than-ideal fishing conditions, the 2017 Bay Creek Classic was once again a rousing success. The event attracted 67 boats (a tournament high) that headed out in the early morning hours of September 30 to find the biggest flounder (primary), as well as toadfish and live trout...

Tournament Report – Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

Tournament Report – Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

In the 2nd annual Fisherman’s Post Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge, anglers selecting to fish this year did so between two hurricanes that were lying off the coast. Amidst high seas and the heavy shore break, surf casters competed to weigh in the heaviest bluefish, pompano, founder, sea mullet,...

Tournament Report – Southport Inshore Challenge

This year’s Fisherman’s Post Southport Inshore Challenge culminated after a long, windy day of fishing, and it was Team “Sundance Skiff” winning first place with their two-flounder aggregate of 9.79 lbs. The four person team, from Chadbourn, NC, consisted of Jeff Taylor, Isaac Taylor, Deanna...

Sneads Ferry King Mackerel Tournament

The 26th annual Sneads Ferry Rotary Club’s King Mackerel Tournament wrapped up in 2017 with over $40,000 in cash and prizes being awarded to the participating teams. First place and top prize was secured by Team Salty Daze, consisting of Jody, Christy, and Logan Staley, and their good friend Todd Holt....

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Releases – October 12, 2017

Anglers who fish in Brunswick County waters will find improvements at one of the offshore fishing sites this fall. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program, in partnership with the Long Bay…

Releases – September 28, 2017

New oyster harvest regulations going into effect this year lower the daily commercial trip limit for Shellfish License holders. Harvest of oysters by hand methods from public water bottom will open at sunrise Oct.…

Releases – September 14, 2017

There will be a free Trout Surf Fishing seminar with Dr. Bogus on Monday, October 2, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive. Learn about surf fishing…

Releases – August 31, 2017

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission wants to adopt temporary management measures for estuarine striped bass in most of the central and southern coastal areas of the state. Last week, the commission voted to ask…

Releases – August 17, 2017

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to change the following management measures for Atlantic Cobia (Georgia through New York): (1) increase the recreational minimum size limit; (2) reduce the recreational bag…

Releases – August 3, 2017

Breece Gahl reeled in a 47 lb., 6 oz. North Carolina state record gag grouper on May 20 while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles off Wrightsville Beach. The fish measured 48 inches total length (from the tip…

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Product Review – Costa Whitetip and Blackfin

Product Review – Costa Whitetip and Blackfin

Costa Sunglasses has released two new products for the 2017 season. The Whitetip, named after the fearless and curious shark with migratory habits that take it to warm tropic waters, are designed to be the perfect medium-sized glasses for the flats. The...

Product Review – MX Plugs

Product Review – MX Plugs

MX Plugs are custom, wooden fishing lures made locally in Stem, NC, and each lure is individually handmade by James Counts, Jr. And while the company offers a variety of products, they are best known for their cedar poppers. The MX Surface Plug, the largest...

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Guide Time – Sea Vixen Finds Her Mark

Guide Time – Sea Vixen Finds Her Mark

We were headed to the Gulf Stream out of Wrightsville Beach, and Rick’s 33’ custom center console was loaded with 263 gallons of diesel, 500 pounds of ice, thousands of dollars in Talica reels and Hanta rods, but yet we didn’t have a single ballyhoo,...

Guide Time: King of Topwater

Guide Time: King of Topwater

Topwater strikes can be addictive, but addictive in that good way. Many anglers that focus on topwaters will tell you that they’d rather catch one fish on a topwater than a dozen fish any other way. It’s that shared love of the topwater bite that...

Guide Time – A Burst of White

Guide Time – A Burst of White

“Right..Now, hahahaha,” snarled Jonny Rotten’s voice from the speakers behind me as the opening chorus of “Anarchy in the UK” got underway. The white marlin separated from me by 75 yards of chartreuse monofilament was evidently a Sex Pistols...

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Cricket II Project

Cricket II Project

The Cricket II – the boat that inspired the book and movie JAWS – has launched her 2015 fishing season in eastern North Carolina. This is the first full season the vessel will operate within her new mission: enriching the lives of veterans and wounded warriors with fishing adventures aboard the world famous Cricket II. […]

Onslow Bay Artificial Reef Association

Onslow Bay Artificial Reef Association

Born out of the Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel Tournament’s consistent support of local habitat enhancement, the Onslow Bay Artificial Reef Association took over the role of promoting man-made structure at the many reefs from Cape Lookout to Cape Fear in 2001. Made up of a longtime group of local anglers, the Association has worked to […]

Local Favor – Catch Modern Seafood

Local Favor – Catch Modern Seafood

The local flavor of Wilmington’s Catch Modern Seafood isn’t just limited to the enticing menu, as diners are greeted not only by friendly host staff when they walk in the door, but handsome marine-themed metalwork and coastal photography adorning the bar and dining area walls by local artists (like Matt Davis of Marine Copper Design). […]

The Best Month

The Best Month

I remember my dad used to tell his secretary to mark him off for the months of May and October. As far as he was concerned, those months were dedicated strictly to fishing, and as such, less important things like work would have to wait. May is the best month for Gulf Stream trolling off […]

Wash the Deck

Wash the Deck

Boat ownership means much more than signing paperwork and turning a key—boats need proper maintenance. Batteries, pumps, curtains, cushions, and more all require regular care, but one of the easiest yet most important steps in maintaining a boat is a proper washdown. Keeping your vessel washed and waxed will protect it from the toll that […]

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