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Tidelines – March 19, 2020

With how quickly everyone’s reality is changing daily, a day on the water targeting stripers and shad with Capt. Gary Dubiel, of...

Tidelines – Winter 2019-2020

Even though Capt. Ray Brittain, of Spring Tide Guide Service out of the Topsail/Sneads Ferry area, had been posting 100-fish, half...

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Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 3rd Event

Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 3rd Event

With freezing air temps and cold inshore waters, 12 boats joined the quest on February 22 to fish for trophy trout in the third event of the Eastern Carolina Winter Trout Series. This was the third of five events. Series participants earn points for their placement in each individual tournament event...

Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 1st Event

Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 1st Event

The Eastern Carolina Winter Trout Series kicked off the season this year on January 4th. Anglers had the choice to fish solo or in a team, and anglers picked one of three launch sites to start from (Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry, or Swansboro). Strong winds and rain didn’t seem to deter, as 17 boats launched...

Tournament Reports – Seaview Fishing Pier Dogfish Tournament

Tournament Reports – Seaview Fishing Pier Dogfish Tournament

The Seaview Fishing Pier, located in North Topsail Beach, hosted their fourth annual dogfish tournament this year on Saturday, February 15. Contestants paid $10 per rod plus a $14 day pier fee and fished from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm. Payouts for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were awarded, and...

Tournament Reports – Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament

Tournament Reports – Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament

Over 170 anglers crowded Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach, NC, to participate in the 15th annual Dogfish Tournament that took place on Saturday, January 25. The single day event’s allotted fishing time stretched from 1:00-8:00 pm, giving anglers both daylight and dusk to pursue a winning...

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Releases View all

Releases – March 19, 2020

Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey has announced that the 2020 recreational flounder season will be Aug. 16 through Sept. 30 for internal and ocean waters of the state. The minimum size limit will…

Releases – Winter 2019-2020

Another casualty of climate change will likely be shoreline recreational fishing, according to new research from North Carolina State University and Oregon State University. The study finds some regions of the U.S.…

Releases – November 14, 2019

After their popular introductory fisheries science course, North Carolina Sea Grant’s fisheries extension specialists Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio are launching a companion class that provides an overview of…

Releases – October 24, 2019

Implementation of the management strategies adopted in Amendment 2 was deemed critical to successful rebuilding of the southern flounder stock. To ensure that harvest reductions are not delayed while more comprehensive…

Releases – October 10, 2019

The Division of Marine Fisheries has heard from many fishermen with questions about the management measures adopted in the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2. Here are the answers to those most…

Releases – September 26, 2019

Operation North State (ONS) and its numerous and generous supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s people, places, products, and pride (especially in the Oak Island/Southport community) to help…

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Product Review – Swobbit Cleaning System

Product Review – Swobbit Cleaning System

As a boat owner, one of the most frustrating tasks at the end of an adventure is clean up. Finding where you put the brushes, towels, squeegees, and absorbers after the last boat cleaning can be frustrating and time consuming. The complete Swobbit Cleaning...

Product Review – AFTCO hoodie

Product Review – AFTCO hoodie

If it’s possible to have an apparel “multi-tool,” AFTCO has developed it with its new Camo Reaper Technical Fleece Hoodie. The comfort factor this new pull-over provides is a game-changer while progressing through your daily activities, fishing...

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Guide Time – Breakday Charters

Guide Time – Breakday Charters

Capt. Justin Ragsdale, of Breakday Charters out of the Morehead/Atlantic Beach area, bumped his boat over the shallow entrance to a Haystack-area creek. The tide was incoming but low, too low yet to target the other areas he really wanted to fish, places...

Guide Time – Liquid Fire Sportfishing

Guide Time – Liquid Fire Sportfishing

“For the love of king mackerel fishing” was the mantra onboard as the Henderson family—Mark (father), Josh (older son), and Crockett (younger son)—checked to make sure James (my middle son) and I were properly bundled up to make a big run on this...

Guide Time – A Fatback Fit For A King

Guide Time – A Fatback Fit For A King

Hatteras Island is a unique place to fish no matter the season or target species, but for me heading offshore in late November was especially exciting as it would be my first time targeting the well-known, late fall king mackerel fishery. The plan was...

Articles View all

Articles – CFCC Marine Tech

Articles – CFCC Marine Tech

Anyone who has spent time fishing recreationally or commercially knows the alphabet soup of regulations that the average fisherman faces. The intent of these rules is to preserve the fishery, sometimes known as the natural resource, for the enjoyment of future generations. Contrary to popular belief, these sometimes ‘onerous’ regulations are not...

Articles – NWS Marine Weather Portal

What is your go to website to check the weather before going fishing or going to the beach? For the majority of people, there is more than one. The number of websites to view weather and sea state information is overwhelming. From NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) weather and marine pages to private company websites, […]

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). […]

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