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Senior Angler of the Week

Lowell Mason with a pair of large vermillion snapper that bit cut squid while he was fishing some bottom structure offshore of Carolina Beach Inlet on the "Sarah's Worry Two."

Lowell Mason with a pair of large vermillion snapper that bit cut squid while he was fishing some bottom structure offshore of Carolina Beach Inlet on the “Sarah’s Worry Two.”

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Tidelines – August 27, 2015

Fisherman's Post Layout Artist Sarah Gagliardo with her first amberjack. The 30 lb. fish fell for a live bait above a wreck in 100' of water off Lockwood Folly Inlet while she was fishing with Capt. Ryan Jordan of Fugitive.

Any opportunity to get offshore is a treat, but those offshore treats become even more valuable to me once my schedule tightens with...

Tournament Reports View all

Tournament Report – Sneads Ferry KMT

Tournament Report – Sneads Ferry KMT

After a hiatus from the kingfish tournament scene, Chris Edens and the “Sarah Jo” fishing team came back with an exclamation point, scaling a 41.01 lb. king mackerel to secure first place and over $27,000 in the 2015 Sneads Ferry King Mackerel Tournament. Fishing with Kyle Mitchell and Justin Shepperd...

Tournament Report – Topsail Inshore Challenge

Tournament Report – Topsail Inshore Challenge

Culling the heaviest pair of slot fish out of a catch of 25-30 red drum secured victory in the Fisherman’s Post Topsail Inshore Challenge for the “Total Liability” fishing team, whose 13.18 lb. aggregate eased them into first place in a highly competitive field. Held out of Surf City NC’s East...

Tournament Report – Wide Open Tech SMO

Tournament Report – Wide Open Tech SMO

Anchoring their bag with a stout 5.84 lb. spanish mackerel that would have earned them the victory by itself, Sam Franck and the “Cam-Har-Jac” fishing team easily topped the field at the Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open. The 7.87 lb., three-spanish aggregate weight they posted was over 2 lbs....

Tournament Report – Hook and Bones Redfish Open

Tournament Report – Hook and Bones Redfish Open

A pair of fat, upper-slot red drum totaling 14.39 lbs. earned Capt. Mike Taylor and the “Taylormade Charters” fishing team the top honors at the 2015 Hook and Bones Redfish Open, held August 8 out of the Swansboro waterfront. Taylor and fishing partner John Roberts not only took the win in the tournament,...

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Releases View all

Releases – August 27, 2015

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission postponed action on proposals for Southern Flounder management that had been scheduled for last week’s meeting. During last week’s meeting, the board received a letter from…

Releases – August 13, 2015

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries continues to move forward with plans to construct an underwater memorial in honor of the division’s former Artificial Reef Coordinator Jim Francesconi, but the project has…

Releases – July 30, 2015

The final rule for Regulatory Amendment 20 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region was published on July 21, 2015 (80 FR 43033). Regulations will be effective…

Releases – July 16, 2015

Recreational harvest of snowy grouper in the South Atlantic closed at 12:01 a.m. (local time), July 6, 2015. Recreational harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2016. The 2015 recreational…

Releases – July 2, 2015

To the delight of fishing fanatics across the country, The Crystal Coast has reeled in the world’s largest saltwater tournament trail–the Southern Kingfish Association. Avid anglers are invited to retreat to…

Releases – June 18, 2015

Red snapper will remain closed in South Atlantic Federal waters in 2015. There will not be commercial or recreational seasons in 2015 because the total number of red snapper removed from the population in 2014 exceeded…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review – Penn US Senator

Product Review – Penn US Senator

Building on the history of the company’s venerable Senator line, Penn’s new US Senators incorporate a host of upgrades to make the trio of reels the strongest, smoothest Senators the company has ever produced. Long available as aftermarket parts for...

Product Review – Eastern Metal Works’ UWL 360H Underwater Lights

Product Review – Eastern Metal Works’ UWL 360H Underwater Lights

Incorporating a brand-new light fixture into an aluminum housing that can be hard-wired into anglers’ boats, Eastern Metal Works’ new UWL 360H Underwater Lights are the brightest, fullest-coverage lights the company has ever offered, perfect for flounder...

Guide Times View all

Guide Times – Rockin’ the Roanoke

Guide Times – Rockin’ the Roanoke

Boat shows and fishing schools, and fishing schools and boat shows. While it may look like the staff of Fisherman’s Post doesn’t have much to do over the winter, this crew stays full tilt handing out papers and coordinating anglers and captains at...

Guide Times – Trout in a Candy Store

Guide Times – Trout in a Candy Store

“What’s that…32?” I queried the anglers at the back of the boat as I swung the 13” speckled trout over the bay boat’s gunnel. “Nope, Wayne just had 32 and I had 33,” Fisherman’s Post Sales Manager Joshua Alexander corrected. “That’s...

Guide Times – Oriental Development

Guide Times – Oriental Development

Taking the family the next day out on the Pamlico Sound to catch red drum was on my mind at the time, and my wife was probably wondering if our accommodations would be nice and kid-friendly, but all three boys were locked into the Curious George movie...

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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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