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Tidelines – October 10, 2019

The inshore guides on Hatteras Island didn’t need a flounder closure to push them into chasing speckled trout, as the slow red drum...

Tidelines – September 26, 2019

If you close flounder, then that means Capt. Luke Donat, of Spot On Charters out of the Carolina Beach area, will just have to target...

Tournament Reports View all

Tournament Reports – The King of the Cape Open King Mackerel Tournament

Tournament Reports – The King of the Cape Open King Mackerel Tournament

The King of the Cape Open King Mackerel Tournament, sponsored primarily by Bone Suckin’ Sauce, took place the end of September in Beaufort. With a chilly, late September breeze keeping anglers cool, the hunt was on for a winning king. The waters churned as 47 teams raced to find a trophy king to...

Tournament Reports – Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

Tournament Reports – Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge

The OBX beaches from Rodanthe down through Hatteras Village played host to the Fisherman’s Post 2019 Hatteras Island Surf Fishing Challenge from midnight on Friday, September 27, to noon on Sunday, September 29. Anglers spent their 36-hours of fishing time targeting four leaderboard categories (bluefish,...

Tournament Reports – US OPEN KMT

Tournament Reports – US OPEN KMT

The 2019 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament took place October 4-5 out of Southport Marina. Founded forty years ago in 1979, the mission of the annual U.S. Open is to showcase the great fall fishing that the Southport area has to offer. The 496 boats that entered this year hit the water and enjoyed the...

Tournament Reports – Avon Pier Fish Like A Girl Tournament

Tournament Reports – Avon Pier Fish Like A Girl Tournament

The Avon Pier at Koru Village brought back its all-girls charity fishing tournament, Fish Like A Girl, for its 5th year on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. This empowering fishing tournament is about bringing the community together for a day of fishing, fun, raising funds for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation,...

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Releases View all

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…

Releases- August 29, 2019

Commercial harvest of spanish mackerel will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in state and federal waters. The fishery is closing because the regional commercial quota has been met. The National Marine Fisheries…

Releases- August 15, 2019

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Aug. 21-23 at the Doubletree by Hilton University Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 21, at 9:00 a.m. on Aug. 22,…

Releases- August 1, 2019

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is continuing efforts to make its annual stock overview both easier to navigate and more informative for the public. In this year’s overview, the division no longer includes…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review- Shimano Stradic FL

Product Review- Shimano Stradic FL

Shimano Stradic FL   For over a decade, the Shimano Stradic has been the benchmark as a higher end yet affordable spinning reel in both freshwater and saltwater markets. Taking a machined aluminum frame and rotor coupled with high quality bearings...

Product Review- TACO Carbon Fiber and Deluxe Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles

Product Review- TACO Carbon Fiber and Deluxe Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles

Sport fishing leader TACO Marine is enhancing fishing with its Carbon Fiber and Deluxe Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles. The Carbon Fiber Tele-Outriggers debuted in 2016 and won an Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show that same year. Stronger...

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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...

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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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