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Tournament Angler of the Week

Team Blue Water Candy--Scott Pelletier, Kent Raynor, Jodie Gay, and Timmy Parker with a 68.67 lb. king mackerel that earned them victory with an exclamation mark at the Cape Lookout Shootout Series Championship. The monster mackerel ate a menhaden under a pearl Blue Water Candy skirt off Hatteras Inlet.

Team Blue Water Candy–Scott Pelletier, Kent Raynor, Jodie Gay, and Timmy Parker with a 68.67 lb. king mackerel that earned them victory with an exclamation mark at the Cape Lookout Shootout Series Championship. The monster mackerel ate a menhaden under a pearl Blue Water Candy skirt off Hatteras Inlet.

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Tidelines – December 10, 2015

Max Gaspeny, back in 2008 before he had given Fisherman's Post the best years of his life, with a red drum caught at the Little River jetties. This 2008 version of Max has more hair, less belly, but the same amount of attitude.

Neither of us took the time to do an actual count, but I think after 10 years of working together we are calling this Max Gaspeny’s...

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Tournament Report – Cape Lookout Shootout

Tournament Report – Cape Lookout Shootout

Scaling the largest king mackerel ever weighed in an Atlantic tournament, Capt. Jodie Gay and the “Blue Water Candy” fishing team topped an impressive leaderboard in the Cape Lookout Shootout Series Championship with a 68.67 lb. fish that bested their nearest competition by over 10 lbs. Gay fished...

Tournament Report – US Open KMT

Tournament Report – US Open KMT

Scaling a 50.40 lb. king mackerel to top their nearest competition by over 12 lbs., Stan Hollingsworth and Wilmington’s “Bug N A Rug Exterminating” fishing team handily secured the $25,000 first place check in the 2015 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, held October 30-31 out of Southport Marina....

Tournament Report – Topsail Island Surf and Pier Challenge

Tournament Report – Topsail Island Surf and Pier Challenge

After a rescheduling due to the wind and rain during the weekend of Hurricane Joaquin, anglers made their way to the beaches and piers of Topsail Island the weekend of November 6-8 for the Fisherman’s Post Topsail Island Fall Surf and Pier Fishing Challenge. The anglers competed in five categories...

Tournament Report – Riley Redfish Shootout

Tournament Report – Riley Redfish Shootout

Sticking to the game plan they’d made for another tournament, Lee Padrick and Dwayne Smith proved it a good one in the Riley Rods Redfish Shootout Series Championship, scaling a pair of red drum weighing 12.32 lbs. to take home the victory in the event, held November 7 out of Sneads Ferry. Padrick...

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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…

Releases – October 22, 2015

The RFA-NC will be holding a viewing of the premiere of the new WRAL documentary “Net Effect” at Ironclad Brewery in Wilmington on Monday, October 26. The film examines the state’s declining fish…

Releases – October 8, 2015

Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council held lengthy discussions on the proposed designation of areas to help protect spawning fish and associated habitat during their meeting last week in Hilton…

Releases – September 24, 2015

Operation North State will host 300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans, and their respective guests to a great day of fellowship, fun, and fishing on Ocean Crest Pier at Oak Island, NC, on Friday, October 9th from…

Releases – September 10, 2015

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record jolthead porgy. Randy Brock, of Pickens, SC, reeled in the 14-pound, 14-ounce fish on May 27 while fishing off Calabash. The fish measured 26…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review – Accurate Boss Valiant 300

Product Review – Accurate  Boss Valiant 300

Already well-known for their technologically-advanced, heavy-duty yet lightweight big-game reels, Accurate has turned their attention to the inshore market and packed 25 years of experience into their newest offering, the Boss Valiant 300. An average...

Product Review – ACR’s RapidDitch Express Ditch Bag

Product Review – ACR’s RapidDitch  Express Ditch Bag

Designed to work in conjunction with the company’s EPIRBs, personal locating beacons, and other safety and rescue equipment, ACR’s RapidDitch Express ditch bag will keep an angler’s essential safety gear together and organized in the event a boat...

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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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