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Tidelines – Winter 2016 – 2017

There are plenty of guides and anglers catching speckled trout throughout the year, but I believe most of us wait for the approach...

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Tournament Report – Cy’s World Rodeo

Tournament Report – Cy’s World Rodeo

The 6th Annual Cy’s World Flounder, Trout, and Redfish Rodeo took place November 26, 2016, out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. This year, returning four time champions Brandon Sauls and Clay Morphis took their fifth win, weighing in an aggregate two fish speckled trout total of 10.6 lbs. “We did...

Tournament Report – Crystal Coast Surf Fishing Challenge

Tournament Report – Crystal Coast Surf Fishing Challenge

The 2nd annual Fisherman’s Post Crystal Coast Surf Fishing Challenge, a 36-hour surf fishing derby held from Bogue to Beaufort inlets with weigh-ins at Emerald Isle’s Reel Outdoors and Atlantic Beach’s Chasin’ Tails Outdoors and Freeman’s Bait and Tackle, took place October 28-30, 2016. Jerry...

Tournament Report – Riley Rods Redfish Shootout

Despite a cloudy, overcast day around Topsail on November 12, Mike Oppegaard and Eric Luke brought two winning fish to the scales, totaling 12.0 lbs., and they took the win in the final event of the year in the Riley Rods Redfish Shootout Series. Both Oppegaard and Luke pre-fished days prior, and they...

Tournament Report – Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge

Anglers battled gusty winds and choppy surf along the beaches and piers of Topsail Island the weekend of November 4-6, 2016 in the Fisherman’s Post Topsail Fall Surf & Pier Challenge. Anglers competed in four categories in both the surf and pier divisions, with optional (and separate) Red Drum...

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Releases – Winter 2016 – 2017

In the coming months, the state marine fisheries agency will remove all remaining buoys from the state’s artificial reefs in the Atlantic Ocean. The buoys, which are used to identify the location of an artificial…

Releases – November 17, 2016

It’s a time-honored tradition on the coast: Thanksgiving dinner with oyster dressing. State environmental officials are encouraging those who partake in this seasonal ritual to take some common sense precautions…

Releases – October 27, 2016

North Carolina will remain open for flounder fishing this fall. The state did not close flounder season on Oct. 16 for the recreational hook-and-line and gig fisheries, as was planned. The recreational flounder…

Releases – October 13, 2016

The United States Attorney’s Office recently announced that in federal court, Dewey W. Willis, Jr., 39, of Newport, pled guilty to federal charges regarding the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass…

Releases – September 29, 2016

The state division of marine fisheries is reminding anglers that the recreational cobia season closes in state waters on Friday, Sept. 30. Cobia season in federal waters has been closed since June 20 because recreational…

Releases – September 15, 2016

There will be a free Trout Surf Fishing seminar with Dr. Bogus on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive. Learn about surf fishing…

Product Reviews View all

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...

Product Review – Engel Coolers

Product Review – Engel Coolers

Engel’s 35-quart cooler is the perfect cooler for the angler with a smaller boat, or for any outdoor enthusiast that may be looking for a travel cooler for their vehicle. Holding up to 40 lbs. of ice, or 42 cans, it’s a great mid-size cooler for whatever...

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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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