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Tidelines – May 11, 2017

Hatteras offers less boat ride and more fishing time than anywhere on the North Carolina coast (the Gulf Stream’s a mere 20 miles...

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Tournament Report – Reelin’ For Research

Tournament Report – Reelin’ For Research

The 9th annual Reelin’ for Research offshore fishing tournament took place Saturday, April 29, and raised more than $517,000 for the UNC Children’s Hospital and childhood cancer research. With over 63 boats in the tournament, this year was one of the largest turnouts and boasted record breaking profits....

Tournament Report – Topsail Spring Surf and Pier Fishing Challenge

Tournament Report – Topsail Spring Surf and Pier Fishing Challenge

Fisherman’s Post’s first tournament of the year, the Topsail Island Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge, kicked off this past weekend, May 5-7, along the entire stretch of Topsail Island. Surf anglers took on surf anglers and pier anglers battled pier anglers in four fish categories, with an...

Tournament Report – March 23, 2017

Tournament Report – March 23, 2017

Anglers hit the water January 14, 2017, for the 2017 Cape Fear River Watch StriperFest, and Bill Murray and Mike Nevin, guided by Capt. Jeff Wolfe, were two of the more successful anglers. Bringing home the awards for Aggregate Team, Largest Striped Bass, and Senior Angler, the team had a productive...

Tournament Report – Cy’s World Rodeo

Tournament Report – Cy’s World Rodeo

The 6th Annual Cy’s World Flounder, Trout, and Redfish Rodeo took place November 26, 2016, out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. This year, returning four time champions Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphis took their fifth win, weighing in an aggregate two fish speckled trout total of 10.6 lbs. “We did...

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Releases – May 11, 2017

Anglers can soon be recognized for releasing large bluefish. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Saltwater Fishing Tournament, known commonly as the Citation Program, will add a bluefish release category beginning…

Releases – April 27, 2017

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will present the 2017 Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 10, from 9:00-11:00 am at the Bogue Inlet Pier. The event is free and open to kids ages 5-12. Great prizes will be awarded…

Releases – April 13, 2017

New size and bag limits will go into effect May 1 for the recreational cobia fishery in North Carolina waters. The minimum size limit will increase to 36 inches fork length (measured from the tip of snout to the…

Releases – March 23, 2017

The recreational flounder bag limit will decrease from six fish to four fish per person, per day in North Carolina waters beginning March 1. The recreational size limit will remain at 15 inches. The bag limit reduction…

Releases – Winter 2016 – 2017

In the coming months, the state marine fisheries agency will remove all remaining buoys from the state’s artificial reefs in the Atlantic Ocean. The buoys, which are used to identify the location of an artificial…

Releases – November 17, 2016

It’s a time-honored tradition on the coast: Thanksgiving dinner with oyster dressing. State environmental officials are encouraging those who partake in this seasonal ritual to take some common sense precautions…

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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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