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Tidelines – August 17, 2017

As my wife Leslie and I enjoyed morning coffee on our hotel room’s balcony, she focused mostly on the people below headed out for...

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Tournament Report – S.H.A.R.E. King Mackerel Tournament

Tournament Report –  S.H.A.R.E. King Mackerel Tournament

When the scales came to a close at the 2017 S.H.A.R.E. King Mackerel Tournament, the top prize was won by Team Beeracuda, taking home the guaranteed $25,000 in first place prize money. The winning team consisted of Tim Gray, Courtney Gray, Tyler Lancaster, Joey Worrells, and Lauren Liles. Tim Gray stated...

Tournament Report – Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

Tournament Report – Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

The 2017 Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge attracted 69 boats targeting big flounder and heavy slot red drum, and at the close of the scales, the split leaderboard was topped by impressive fish on both sides. A monster 10.01 lb. flounder, weighed in by Justin Perry of Team Howsyourmomenem, took home...

Tournament Report – TJM Charity Kayak Tournament

Tournament Report – TJM Charity Kayak Tournament

After being postponed a day due to high chances of hail and thunderstorms, anglers took to the water at 6:00 am on Sunday, July 30, for the 9th annual Hook, Line and Paddle TJM charity fishing tournament. Kayak and SUP anglers converged in Wilmington to fish, win great prizes, and help out the New Hanover...

Tournament Report – CCCF Spanish Mackerel Tournament

Tournament Report – CCCF Spanish Mackerel Tournament

The 10th annual CCCF Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament, based out of Beaufort and Morehead City, continued their yearly tradition of hosting a popular nearshore fishing tournament to provide tens of thousands of dollars to the Carteret Community College. In this year’s event, the boat...

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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…

Releases – July 20, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has changed its annual Stock Status Overview Report to make it more user friendly and better correspond to stock status determinations at the federal and interstate…

Releases – July 6, 2017

The Onslow Bay Artificial Reef Association has announced a Southern Flounder Stock Enhancement Workshop on July 12. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission has achieved tremendous stock enhancement success with striped…

Releases – June 22, 2017

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking anglers to make sure they know how to distinguish between king mackerel and spanish mackerel before keeping one of the fish. Confusing these two fish is problematic…

Releases – June 8, 2017

Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016 than they did in 2015. Anglers brought an estimated 8.5 million fish to the docks in 2016, a decrease of 18 percent from 2015. The estimated weight of these…

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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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