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Tidelines – June 21, 2018

Would you have made the same decision? Would you have put your kids on the cover of your fishing publication? Yes, it’s a little...

Tidelines – June 7, 2018

Alex has 2000 problems but a mahi ain’t one, was the best on-the-spot creativity the Fish Post crew could come up with in trying...

Tournament Reports View all

Tournament – Spanish Mackerel Open

Tournament – Spanish Mackerel Open

Topping a field of 31 boats in this year’s Wide Open Tech Spanish Mackerel Open was Team Square Grouper weighing in an aggregate of 9.55 lbs. The event, held June 15-17 at Wild Wing Café with weigh-in at Motts Channel Seafood, featured a captain’s choice format, with boats able to select Saturday...

Tournament – Big Rock

Tournament – Big Rock

Craziness became commonplace at the 60th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament as a record seven blue marlin were weighed in Saturday to complicate the distribution of a record $2,560,925 purse during the competition’s final day. In the end, Honey Hush, captained by Chuck Lindner of Morehead City,...

Tournament – Jolly Mon

Tournament – Jolly Mon

The Jolly Mon KMT is the first big king mackerel tournament of the season in North Carolina, and this year 242 boats competed for the title. Besting the field was Team “Lil” John, from New Bern, with a 34.75 lb. king. “I think this is one of the hardest tournaments of the season to weigh […]

Tournament – Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge

Tournament – Ocean Isle Inshore Challenge

The first 2018 Fisherman’s Post Inshore Challenge event, and the first stop on the 2018 Inshore Tournament Trail, took place in Ocean Isle on June 2, where 66 teams set out to catch the biggest red drum and/or flounder in the area. Fighting against dirty water and a chance of rain, “Scales” landed...

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Releases – June 21, 2018

Releases – June 21, 2018

The spotted seatrout fishing season will reopen in North Carolina waters Friday, June 15. The recreational bag limit will be four-fish per person per day, and the minimum size limit will be 14 inches total length.…

Releases – June 7, 2018

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently changed the way it conducts peer reviews of its stock assessments. The division now facilitates the peer review using in-person workshops. The peer reviewers and stock…

Releases – May 24, 2018

Beginning next summer, new gear configurations will be required in shrimp trawls used in some waters of the state. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted to require fishermen to use one of four gear combinations…

Releases – May 10, 2018

The development of Amendment 2 to the N.C. Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan is underway and began with development of a regional stock assessment in late 2017. The Division of Marine Fisheries and state…

Releases – April 26, 2018

The recreational cobia season begins May 1, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anglers that the regulations have changed. The recreational cobia season will run May 1 to Dec. 31 with a minimum…

Releases – April 12, 2018

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, DE, reeled in the 877-pound fish on March 17 after fighting with the fish for…

Product Reviews View all

Costa Untangled Collection

Costa Untangled Collection

The importance of a good pair of polarized sunglasses is fairly common knowledge among most saltwater anglers. They protect our eyes from UV rays, reduce glare, and increase and enhance our underwater vision. In some cases, they even make us look cool....

Viper Snipers

Viper Snipers

Avid offshore anglers know the value of teasers in their trolling spreads, especially in regards to dolphin, tuna, and billfish. Appropriately positioned creations such as dredges, daisy chains, spreader bars, and large lure/natural bait combinations...

Guide Times View all

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...

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,...

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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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