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Pier Angler of the Week

Andrew Yarbrough and Peter Balderas with two king mackerel they caught off Ocean Crest Pier on live bait. Yarbrough took home first place in the Rebel Tournament with his 39.4 lb. king.

Andrew Yarbrough and Peter Balderas with two king mackerel they caught off Ocean Crest Pier on live bait. Yarbrough took home first place in the Rebel Tournament with his 39.4 lb. king.

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Tidelines – May 26, 2016

Aaron Abbott (left), of Triple A Bait Company, and Gary Hurley with one of the late spring blues caught from the surf in front of Fort Macon. The blue did not bite chunk bait—it hit an Abbott-prepared split tail mullet strip.

I wanted to improve my surf fishing IQ, so Fisherman’s Post booked an Atlantic Beach-based surf fishing trip with Aaron Abbott, one...

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Tournament Report – Topsail Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge

Tournament Report – Topsail Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge

The Topsail Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge, Fisherman’s Post’s first tournament of the year, kicked off this past weekend, May 20-22, with anglers competing along the entire stretch of Topsail Island and on all three Topsail piers. Surf anglers took on surf anglers and pier anglers battled...

Tournament Report – Far Out Shootout

Tournament Report – Far Out Shootout

The last boat to weigh-in (and perhaps the smallest), “Team MacAttack,” snagged the top spot at the 2016 Far Out Shootout, held May 7-15 out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, with an aggregate weight of 89.0 lbs. Last year they came in second place, and this year not only did they win overall, but...

Tournament Report – Cape Fear Anglers Spanish

Tournament Report – Cape Fear Anglers Spanish

Capt. Jeff Bruce, with first mate Mike Reilly and local angler Phill Ernst, comprising “Team Georgina,” clinched the win in the 5th annual Cape Fear Anglers Spanish Mackerel Tournament, with a single spanish weighing in at 2.2 lbs. All tournament anglers took off into the ocean the morning of May...

Tournament Report – Reelin’ for Research

Tournament Report – Reelin’ for Research

The 8th annual Reelin’ for Research offshore fishing tournament took place Saturday, April 30, and raised more than $457,000 for the UNC Children’s Hospital and childhood cancer. The tournament was founded in 2009 in honor of Tony Montana, who passed away from cancer in 2005, with a focus on raising...

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Releases – May 26, 2016

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has issued a proclamation consistent with the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission’s decision to impose restrictions on the recreational cobia fishery. The commission…

Releases – May 12, 2016

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will memorialize former Artificial Reef Coordinator Jim Francesconi by sinking two ships in his honor. Francesconi, who began working for the division in 1987, headed the Artificial…

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…

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Product Review – Costa Rafael and Motu Sunglasses

Costa’s new Rafael model features a wide temple design in a wrap-style shape, with sturdy integral hinge technology. It also offers Costa’s signature three-square-hole venting system to alleviate lens fogging, and hypoallergenic rubberized temple...

Product Review – Finn Line

Product Review – Finn Line

Braided fishing lines have dominated the inshore saltwater fishing market for years, and over the past 20 years, FINS has continued to raise the bar for braided fishing lines. Now FINS premium superlines has introduced the world’s first situational...

Guide Times View all

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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