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Kayak Angler of the Week

Annie Kawamoto, of Columbia, SC, caught this 13” flounder with a live mud minnow on a Carolina rig. She was kayak fishing near Hog Inlet in Cherry Grove.

Annie Kawamoto, of Columbia, SC, caught this 13″” flounder with a live mud minnow on a Carolina rig. She was kayak fishing near Hog Inlet in Cherry Grove.

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Tidelines – April 28, 2016

Colby Cummings, a new and second salesperson at Fisherman’s Post, with a flounder caught in Masonboro Inlet using a live shrimp on a Carolina rig.

The Fisherman’s Post staff has been growing and changing all year, and I think we finally have all the pieces of the puzzle in place,...

Tournament Reports View all

Tournament Report: Carolina Redfish Series

Tournament Report: Carolina Redfish Series

The last event of the 2015 Carolina Redfish Series took place this past Saturday, rescheduled from a previous delay in September. With the last event taking place in Atlantic Beach, anglers took to the water in the midst of a cold snap to try to snag a winning pair of fish. Taking home the prize […]

Tournament Report: Riley Redfish Spring Shootout

Tournament Report: Riley Redfish Spring Shootout

High winds and weather pushed the annual Riley Redfish Spring Shootout from a Saturday to a Sunday this year, with competitors hitting the water April 2. Despite the weather moving groups of reds out from their usual spots causing unpredictability, several anglers ultimately found success by the 4:00...

Tournament Report: 2016 StriperFest

Tournament Report: 2016 StriperFest

With a total of 15 stripers tagged and released, Capt. Jason Dail took home Team Champion in the 2016 Cape Fear River StriperFest, with Alan Held and Grover Canady joining him on board. Dail, who operates Silver Spoon Charters, was the 2013 Team Champion, and this year he returned to reclaim the top...

Tournament Report: Johnny Mercer’s Dogfish

Tournament Report: Johnny Mercer’s Dogfish

The 11th annual Dogfish Tournament at Johnny Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach took place January 30. Always the weekend after the NFC championships and before the Super bowl, the turn out on this year’s cold day was once again strong in numbers. With 127 anglers and 177 rods in the water, over...

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Releases View all

Releases – April 28, 2016

Revenues from the N.C. Coastal Recreational Fishing License will pay $1.7 million in the coming year for projects that provide coastal fishing access and fisheries and habitat research. The N.C. Marine Fisheries…

Releases – April 14, 2016

The next meeting of the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NC will be taking place on April 19, 2016. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and take place at The Ironclad Brewery, 115 N. 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401.…

Releases – March 24, 2016

The recreational harvest of Atlantic migratory group cobia (from Georgia to New York) will close at 12:01 a.m. on June 20, 2016. Recreational harvest of cobia will reopen on January 1, 2017. The Atlantic migratory…

Releases – March 3, 2016

The NC Department of Environmental Quality sent a brief statement late afternoon on February 29 to all Department staff informing them of the resignation of Dr. Louis Daniel as Director of the Division of Marine…

Releases – December 10, 2015

In adopting a supplement to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan, the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has instituted a combination of size limit changes, modifications to fishing gear allowances, total…

Releases – November 12, 2015

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Nov. 18-20 at Jennette’s Pier, 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head. Public comment periods will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 19. The…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review: Penn Clash

Product Review: Penn Clash

Clash, the lightest weight spinning reel released to date by Penn, is loaded with features the discerning angler will appreciate. The lighter weight allows a size larger reel to be used and retain the same feel. The 2000 size reel weighs in a scant 8.2...

Product Review – Z-Man Pop Shadz

Product Review – Z-Man Pop Shadz

Ask an angler their favorite way to catch fish, and the overwhelming answer out of most mouths will be on “top.” This favorite tactic has always been limited to casting and presenting hard baits over open and unobstructed water. However, Glen Young...

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Guide Time – A Burst of White

Guide Time – A Burst of White

“Right..Now, hahahaha,” snarled Jonny Rotten’s voice from the speakers behind me as the opening chorus of “Anarchy in the UK” got underway. The white marlin separated from me by 75 yards of chartreuse monofilament was evidently a Sex Pistols...

Guide Time – Breaking out the Options

Guide Time – Breaking out the Options

There are any number of reasons to take your fall flounder fishing out in the ocean, but on our day with Capt. Justin Ragsdale of Breakday Charters out of Atlantic Beach, the recent heavy rains of Hurricane Joaquin were reason alone to head out Beaufort...

Guide Time – Stripes on Ice

Guide Time – Stripes on Ice

Striped, svelte, speedy, and stellar on the table (raw, cooked, and all points in between), what angler doesn’t love the wahoo? North Carolina boasts perhaps the most enviable wahoo fishery north of the Caribbean, and blue water anglers in the state...

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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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