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Tidelines – June 22, 2017

Perhaps sometimes the universe is working against us, or perhaps we only perceive the universe to be working against us when in reality...

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Tournament Report – Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open

Tournament Report – Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open

The Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open took place June 16-18, with 25 boats fishing this year’s event. The tournament, based out of Wrightsville Beach, is a Captain’s Choice pick-your-fishing-day format, which allowed teams to select the best weather day of the weekend. After the two days of fishing,...

Tournament Report – Jolly Mon King Classic

Tournament Report – Jolly Mon King Classic

The 2017 Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic, hosted out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, took place over the weekend of June 16-18, paying out for the top 25 places on the leaderboard for the heaviest king mackerel brought to the scales. There were 185 boats registered for this year’s event....

Tournament Report – Ocean Isle Inshore

Tournament Report – Ocean Isle Inshore

This past weekend marked the 5th annual Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge, the first of five inshore events that comprise the 2017 Angler’s Marine/Ranger Inshore Tournament Trail. This year the event attracted 52 boats in search of the winning single big red drum and single big flounder. Jim Strickland...

Tournament Report – The Carolina Redfish Elite

Tournament Report – The Carolina Redfish Elite

The Carolina Redfish Elite took place this past weekend, paying out a guaranteed first place prize of $10,000 to Mike Taylor and John Roberts of “Team Taylor Made.” The Carolina Redfish Elite is perhaps the biggest paying inshore tournament in North Carolina, as 30 of the best redfish tournament...

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Releases View all

Releases – June 22, 2017

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking anglers to make sure they know how to distinguish between king mackerel and spanish mackerel before keeping one of the fish. Confusing these two fish is problematic…

Releases – June 8, 2017

Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016 than they did in 2015. Anglers brought an estimated 8.5 million fish to the docks in 2016, a decrease of 18 percent from 2015. The estimated weight of these…

Releases – May 25, 2017

The Inaugural Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament, a fundraising fishing tournament honoring Ron McManus, North Myrtle Beach businessman and avid fisherman, is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28,…

Releases – May 11, 2017

Anglers can soon be recognized for releasing large bluefish. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Saltwater Fishing Tournament, known commonly as the Citation Program, will add a bluefish release category beginning…

Releases – April 27, 2017

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will present the 2017 Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 10, from 9:00-11:00 am at the Bogue Inlet Pier. The event is free and open to kids ages 5-12. Great prizes will be awarded…

Releases – April 13, 2017

New size and bag limits will go into effect May 1 for the recreational cobia fishery in North Carolina waters. The minimum size limit will increase to 36 inches fork length (measured from the tip of snout to the…

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Product Review – Costa Whitetip and Blackfin

Product Review – Costa Whitetip and Blackfin

Costa Sunglasses has released two new products for the 2017 season. The Whitetip, named after the fearless and curious shark with migratory habits that take it to warm tropic waters, are designed to be the perfect medium-sized glasses for the flats. The...

Product Review – MX Plugs

Product Review – MX Plugs

MX Plugs are custom, wooden fishing lures made locally in Stem, NC, and each lure is individually handmade by James Counts, Jr. And while the company offers a variety of products, they are best known for their cedar poppers. The MX Surface Plug, the largest...

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Guide Time – Sea Vixen Finds Her Mark

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,...

Guide Time: King of Topwater

Guide Time: King of Topwater

Topwater strikes can be addictive, but addictive in that good way. Many anglers that focus on topwaters will tell you that they’d rather catch one fish on a topwater than a dozen fish any other way. It’s that shared love of the topwater bite that...

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...

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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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