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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...

Tidelines – November 14, 2019

Capt. Dave Gardner and the head boat Vonda Kay now have a new home at the Carolina Beach docks, recently moving from the Motts Channel...

Tournament Reports View all

Tournament Reports – Cy’s World Trout and Redfish Rodeo

Tournament Reports – Cy’s World Trout and Redfish Rodeo

The 9th annual Cy’s World Trout and Redfish Rodeo took place November 30, 2019, out of Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Anglers fished one day, Saturday, and weighed in their two heaviest fish at the end of the day. The two-fish aggregate could be any combination of trout or red drum. Usually flounder is...

Tournament Reports – Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament

Tournament Reports – Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament

On November 2, 2019, 38 teams hit the water from Swansboro, Jacksonville, and Sneads Ferry to fish out big speckled trout in the 18th annual Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament. At the end of a day where wind and sprinkling rain set the scene for an eerie day on the water, anglers returned to the...

Tournament Reports – 2019 Kingfish Cup Championship

Tournament Reports – 2019 Kingfish Cup Championship

The 2019 Kingfish Cup Championship took place in early November with 29 qualifying teams competing for the overall first place title. The four qualifying tournaments leading up to this championship event were the Jolly Mon, Got ‘Em On, Fall Brawl, and the Rumble in the Jungle, all of which took place...

Tournament Reports – Jacksonville Rotary Club Speckled Trout Shootout

Tournament Reports – Jacksonville Rotary Club Speckled Trout Shootout

The 6th annual Jacksonville Rotary Club Speckled Trout Shootout happened on November 30, always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, with 27 teams competing for the $1500 first place pot. Chilly air and light showers didn’t hold back these anglers from hauling in winning fish. Anglers chose one of three...

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Releases View all

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…

Releases – September 12, 2019

The recreational and commercial southern flounder seasons closed Sept. 4 in North Carolina waters. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission made the decision at its meeting, adopting the Southern Flounder Fishery Management…

Product Reviews View all

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...

Product Review – AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring

Product Review – AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring

AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring, offered exclusively in North Carolina by Buckshot Marine out of Morehead City, is designed to add style and comfort to your boat while offering a durable, non-slip surface for all your boating needs. Made with proprietary,...

Guide Times View all

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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