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Tidelines – May 24, 2018

The spanish arrival ushers out the bonito every year, so it made sense to follow up my Topsail bonito trip/article in our previous...

Tidelines – May 10, 2018

“Fight ‘em fair, Billy. Fight ‘em fair,” was the call from Capt. Ray Brittain, of Spring Tide Guide Service out of Topsail,...

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Tournament – Reelin’ for Research Fishing Tournament

Tournament  – Reelin’ for Research Fishing Tournament

The fight against childhood cancer and the fight against big fish come together every year at the Reelin’ for Research Fishing Tournament, which in 2018 celebrated its tenth year. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament, held this year on April 28 in Morehead City, go to the Tony Montana Foundation...

Tournament – Rob Tennille Masonboro Inlet Sportfishing Tournament

In 1988, local Wrightsville Beach angler Rob Tennille started a small fishing tournament that he called The Bearded Clam Classic. Over the years, the name of the tournament changed, as did the people running it, but the event remains a small, “almost invitational” affair that allows friends and family...

Tournament – Topsail Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge

Tournament – Topsail Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge

The Fisherman’s Post 2018 Topsail Spring Surf & Pier Fishing Challenge took place May 4-6 and provided anglers with 36 hours of round-the-clock fishing to find the biggest fish in the waters of Topsail Beach in order to win hefty payouts. The bi-annual event was once again a success, with numerous...

Tournament – Pleasure Island Team Surf Fishing Challenge

Tournament – Pleasure Island Team Surf Fishing Challenge

The inaugural Pleasure Island Team Surf Fishing Challenge kicked off on Friday, April 20, at midnight with members from 38 different teams of up to four anglers hitting the surf in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher. The tournament featured four fish divisions—bluefish, red drum, black drum,...

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Releases View all

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…

Releases – March 22, 2018

Anglers who fish on artificial reefs and oyster sanctuaries in the rivers and sounds will notice some changes to the buoys this spring. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program and Oyster…

Releases – December 14, 2017

North Carolina will put forward a three-year plan for recreational vessel limits for cobia that does not include a closed season. The Marine Fisheries Commission voted last week to propose management measures for…

Product Reviews View all

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...

Xtratuf Shoes

Xtratuf Shoes

In the past several years, Xtratuf deck boots have become as much of a fashion statement as they have functional fishing and boating gear. This began with their release of a 6” ankle boot a few years ago that coupled waterproof functionality and everyday...

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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