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Tidelines – June 6, 2019

The start of summer presents a great opportunity to head offshore in search of gaffer mahi, and Capt. Jeremy Hicks, of Calypso Sportfishing...

Tidelines – May 23, 2019

Prior Fish Post staff met up with current Fish Post staff last week for an afternoon of inshore fishing, and while it wasn’t a first...

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Tournament Reports – Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge

Tournament Reports – Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge

The 2019 Fisherman’s Post Inshore Trail kicked off as it always does, with the Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge being hosted the weekend after Memorial Day at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. This year saw a record 70 boats compete to find the single heaviest flounder and the single heaviest red drum, with...

Tournament Reports – Rob Tennille Masonboro Inlet Sportfishing Tournament

Tournament Reports – Rob Tennille Masonboro Inlet Sportfishing Tournament

This year the Rob Tennille Masonboro Inlet Sportfishing Tournament, hosted out of Wrightsville Beach Marina, attracted 19 boats in search of the largest wahoo, tuna, and mahi, as well as the most billfish releases. The offshore event was originally organized in 1987 by local angler Rob Tennille, and...

Tournament Reports – Bojangles Offshore Challenge

Tournament Reports – Bojangles Offshore Challenge

Despite the heavy wind and high seas forecast for Saturday, May 18, the 2019 Bojangles NC Offshore Challenge—put on by the Hillsborough Sport Fishing Club—attracted 24 boats to hit the offshore waters off North Carolina in search of the largest mahi, tuna, wahoo, and king mackerel. Fish were weighed...

Tournament Reports –Topsail Spring Surf and Pier Challenge

Tournament Reports –Topsail Spring Surf and Pier Challenge

The Topsail Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge attracted a record number of pier anglers and a predictable number of surf anglers in 2019. There were 70 anglers in the Pier Division, spread out over the three Topsail piers—Seaview, Surf City, and Jolly Roger. Then 124 anglers signed up for the...

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Releases View all

Releases – June 6, 2019

The North Carolina Division of Water Resources is currently investigating the numerous dead or dying fish found recently in the lower portion of the Neuse River, the state Department of Environmental Quality recently…

Releases – May 23, 2019

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board approved Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Migratory Group…

Releases – May 9, 2019

Due to significant shoaling between Barden Inlet Buoy 8 and Barden Inlet Light 35, the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to permanently discontinue 21 aids to navigation (almost all of the remaining markers in the area).…

Releases – April 25, 2019

The sportfishing industry expressed its support for a new bill in Congress to ensure the smaller fish in the ocean that serve as the food source for most marine sportfish, known as forage fish, will be sustainably…

Releases – April 11, 2019

A year-round recreational striped bass season closure went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019, in all waters of the Central Southern Management Area where a closure does not already exist. The Cape…

Releases – March 21, 2019

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted March 13 to overrule the director of the Division of Marine Fisheries and prohibit gill nets upstream of the ferry lines in two river systems. The commission passed a motion…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review- Blue Water Candy Tallywhacker Dredge Heads

Product Review- Blue Water Candy Tallywhacker Dredge Heads

Blue Water Candy’s Tallywhacker Dredge Heads As our blue water season is coming into full swing, it’s time to sort out our teasers, dredge bars, and assortments of pin rigs and skirts. While incorporating dredges is certain to increase the amount...

Product Review- MX Poppin’ Cork

Product Review- MX Poppin’ Cork

The MX Poppin’ Cork is as much a piece of art as it is a tool to catch fish, and it doesn’t disappoint in either category. Developed about eight years ago by James Counts, of MX Plugs, this 1.5 oz., 3” lure is hand-made, and each one takes between...

Guide Times View all

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...

Guide Time – Neuse River Classroom

Guide Time – Neuse River Classroom

For most inshore anglers, the winter months mean one of two things—trout or striper—so once Capt. Gary Dubiel, of Spec Fever Guide Service, and I had confirmed a 7:00 am meeting at the Lawson’s Creek Boat Ramp for a half day of New Bern-area fishing,...

Guide Time – Blackfins By Any Means

Guide Time – Blackfins By Any Means

The plan was to catch blackfins by just about any means necessary, and since we were with Capt. Rick Croson, of Living Waters Guide Service out of Wrightsville Beach, we had a lot of options. We left the dock in the dark at 5:30 am, heading out under...

Articles View all

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). […]

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 […]

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