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Tidelines – September 29, 2016

Kelly Hogan, from Nags Head, with an over-slot red drum caught near Hatteras Inlet. He was sight casting using a gold spoon while fishing with Capt. Aaron Aaron of Tightline Charters out of Hatteras Harbor Marina.

My extended weekend on the Outer Banks hosting the inaugural Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge may be over now, but I think I...

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Tournament Report – Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

Tournament Report – Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

This past weekend marked the first annual Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge. The event attracted 55 anglers that hit the beaches from Milo Beach down to Hatteras Inlet in search of spanish, sea mullet, flounder, bluefish, and red drum, and although no spanish were landed, the rest of the species...

Tournament Report – Carolina Redfish Series

Tournament Report – Carolina Redfish Series

Landing two fish for a total aggregate weight of 14.09 lbs., “Team Buffalo Wild Wings,” with Dave Bernstein and Todd Hanson, won the last event of the Carolina Redfish Series. Going into the event, Bernstein and Hanson decided to fish their usual areas around Newport River and Core Creek, and they...

Tournament Report – Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge

Tournament Report – Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge

Fall flounder ruled the day at the Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge, as the largest two flounder of the Inshore Tournament Trail were weighed in, along with a healthy amount of red drum. Swansboro’s “Team Blackjack” took the Red Drum Division leaderboard with a two-fish aggregate weight of 12.32...

Tournament Report – Inshore Tournament Trail

Tournament Report – Inshore Tournament Trail

The two champions of the 2016 Fisherman’s Post Inshore Tournament Trail worked hard all season, and they both came through winners via a strong strategy and good teamwork. Team “Flounder Nutz,” featuring Al Fulford, Teresa Fulford, and Jeremy Ridenhour (Al’s fishing partner of 10 years), are...

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Releases – September 29, 2016

The state division of marine fisheries is reminding anglers that the recreational cobia season closes in state waters on Friday, Sept. 30. Cobia season in federal waters has been closed since June 20 because recreational…

Releases – September 15, 2016

There will be a free Trout Surf Fishing seminar with Dr. Bogus on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive. Learn about surf fishing…

Releases – September 1, 2016

Sunken vessels, aircraft, train boxcars, and old bridges are all underwater treasures located along North Carolina’s coast, strategically situated to promote fishing opportunities. Now, the North Carolina Division…

Releases – August 4, 2016

Federal fishery managers are currently soliciting public input on proposed measures that may affect fishermen fishing in federal waters ranging from 3 to 200 miles offshore along the Atlantic coast. A series of…

Releases – July 21, 2016

The marine fisheries division has certified a new state record for pigfish. Jason Edwards, of Rocky Mount, caught the 2 lb., 12 oz. fish on May 23 while fishing on the “Capt. Stacy IV” about 30 miles southeast…

Releases – July 7, 2016

Coastal recreational fishermen hooked more fish in 2015 than they did in 2014. Anglers brought an estimated 10.2 million fish to the docks in 2015, an increase of 6.8 percent over 2014. The estimated weight of these…

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Product Review – Bowed Up Lures

Product Review – Bowed Up Lures

Bowed Up Lures, based in Southern Shores, NC, is a community-based company that has grown their business in large part by gathering and incorporating loads of input and feedback from local charter captains, mates, and the pier fishing community up and...

Product Review – Smith Docksides

Product Review – Smith Docksides

Smith Docksides’ design is optimized to virtually eliminate distracting glare both in front and behind the lens. Crafted in Italy, the large eye wire and wide temples maximize coverage and eliminate side glare, while spring hinges act to provide a perfect...

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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...

Guide Time – Breaking out the Options

Guide Time – Breaking out the Options

There are any number of reasons to take your fall flounder fishing out in the ocean, but on our day with Capt. Justin Ragsdale of Breakday Charters out of Atlantic Beach, the recent heavy rains of Hurricane Joaquin were reason alone to head out Beaufort...

Guide Time – Stripes on Ice

Guide Time – Stripes on Ice

Striped, svelte, speedy, and stellar on the table (raw, cooked, and all points in between), what angler doesn’t love the wahoo? North Carolina boasts perhaps the most enviable wahoo fishery north of the Caribbean, and blue water anglers in the state...

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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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