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Tidelines – July 18, 2019

Writing my Tidelines column is typically an opportunity for me to thank and promote a captain friend that has graciously taken me out...

Tidelines – July 4, 2019

With the future of flounder fishing in North Carolina seemingly headed for a closed season, the Fish Post crew was more than happy...

Tournament Reports View all

Tournament Reports – Surf City Pier Kids Tournament

There’s no better way to celebrate Independence Day than at Surf City Pier’s 11th Annual Fourth of July Fishing Competition and Celebration. The tournament was free for all kids 16 and younger who pre-registered online, and a great turnout it was. There were 330 kids that participated in this year’s...

Tournament Reports – Back Water Bash

Tournament Reports – Back Water Bash

Over a year ago, father and son David and Tripp Hooks, of Ocean Isle, collaborated to arrange their first inshore fishing tournament. After the successful 2018 event, Tripp and Tournament Director David Hooks arranged and registered approximately 40 boats for their second annual Capt’n Hook’s Backwater...

Tournament Reports – Topsail Inshore Challenge

Tournament Reports – Topsail Inshore Challenge

The 6th annual Fisherman’s Post Topsail Inshore Challenge took place at the newly-renovated East Coast Sports (registration) and Sloop Point Boat Storage (weigh-in and awards) on June 27-28, 2019. Sixty-one boats fished in the event, where winners are based on the boat’s heaviest two red drum aggregate....

Tournament Reports – Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open

Tournament Reports – Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open

Two tournament records were set at this year’s Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open, a kid-friendly, captain’s choice spanish mackerel tournament based out of Wild Wing Cafe with the weigh-in at Motts Seafood. The winning team posted a record three-fish aggregate weight total, and more kids than...

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Releases View all

Releases- July 18, 2019

Fish tagging programs have become an important tool in the management and assessment of fish populations. When conducted properly, tagging can provide a wealth of information about movement patterns, habitats, and…

Releases- July 4, 2019

If you enjoy fishing for deep water species like snapper and grouper, then you are surely aware of a condition known as barotrauma. Barotrauma is caused by the expanding of gases in fish that dwell in deeper waters…

Releases- June 20, 2019

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is moving toward implementing commercial and recreational flounder seasons to end overfishing and rebuild the overfished southern flounder stock. The commission voted last week…

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).…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review- TACO GS-500

Product Review- TACO GS-500

TACO Marine now offers its Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mount and 20’ Carbon Fiber Tele-Outriggers as a kit for sportfishing anglers everywhere. The GS-500 kit, which was previously only offered to boat builders, is now available through marine retailers...

Product Review- TACO Grand Slam 800 VHF Antenna & 900 Anchor & Stern Light

Product Review- TACO Grand Slam 800 VHF Antenna & 900 Anchor & Stern Light

Introducing the Grand Slam 800 VHF Antenna Mount and the Grand Slam 900 Anchor & Stern Light—available right now at your favorite marine retailer. The new GS-800 VHF Antenna Mount was created specifically to prevent climbing on the boat gunnel to...

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- 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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