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Tidelines – Aug 2, 2018

“Do you want to drive the boat or throw the cast net?” Christian asked as we pulled up to the shoreline on the oceanside of a bay...

Tidelines – July 19, 2018

I brought Nate Rice, Fisherman’s Post’s new Managing Editor, on a trip to the Neuse to catch topwater stripers thinking he would...

Tournament Reports View all

Tournament Report – TJM Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament

Tournament Report – TJM Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament

The 10th annual TJM Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament, which benefits the New Hanover County Humane Society, was held July 28, 2018. Since 2008, kayak anglers have been traveling from near and far to New Hanover County to find the largest trout, flounder, and/or red drum in North Carolina waters. This...

Tournament Report – Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

Tournament Report – Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

Instead of sharing fish stories over the last few weeks, anglers have been resigned to comparing sizes of the storms that have recently been rolling through the area. Wind, rain, and lightning have been a constant presence over the inshore waters lately, and attendance at the 13th annual 2018 Wrightsville...

Tournament Report – Hatteras Grand Slam

Tournament Report – Hatteras Grand Slam

In the 14 years that the Hatteras Grand Slam billfish tournament has been running, nobody has been able to secure the titular achievement (catching a white marlin, blue marlin, and sailfish in a single day) during the event… until now. Capt. Chris Barnett, behind the helm of the winning boat “Predator,”...

Tournament Report – Got-Em-On Classic

Tournament Report – Got-Em-On Classic

The East Coast Got-Em-On Classic King Mackerel Tournament is a Carolina Beach fishing event with a history as long as its name. This year marked the tournament’s 39th year, and 227 boats showed up to celebrate and compete. There were a lot of ways to win, as 56 boats ended up collecting some amount...

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Releases View all

Releases – Aug 2, 2018

North Carolina will officially join a national effort that demonstrates the social, economic, and environmental importance of shellfish at a public event at the North Carolina State University Center for Marine…

Releases – July 19, 2018

Skippers with boats, gear, and bait are needed to take active duty troops fishing for the annual MAD event to be held in Southport on September 7-8, 2018. MAD is a 100% volunteer and donor funded event for troops…

Releases – July 5, 2018

Three advisory committees to the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will hold separate meetings in July to discuss whether concerns with the striped mullet stock warrant management changes in the fishery. The committees’…

Releases – June 21, 2018

The spotted seatrout fishing season will reopen in North Carolina waters Friday, June 15. The recreational bag limit will be four-fish per person per day, and the minimum size limit will be 14 inches total length.…

Releases – June 7, 2018

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently changed the way it conducts peer reviews of its stock assessments. The division now facilitates the peer review using in-person workshops. The peer reviewers and stock…

Releases – May 24, 2018

Beginning next summer, new gear configurations will be required in shrimp trawls used in some waters of the state. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted to require fishermen to use one of four gear combinations…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review – Otter Tails

Product Review – Otter Tails

Over the past decade, fishing for flounder along the nearshore artificial reefs and wrecks in NC has grown in popularity. Scented soft plastics, realistic bucktails, and sophisticated trolling motors/electronics have become the norm and are a big reason...

Costa Untangled Collection

Costa Untangled Collection

The importance of a good pair of polarized sunglasses is fairly common knowledge among most saltwater anglers. They protect our eyes from UV rays, reduce glare, and increase and enhance our underwater vision. In some cases, they even make us look cool....

Guide Times View all

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...

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,...

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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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