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Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – December 13, 2018

Ocean Isle/Holden Beach – December 13, 2018

David Keith, of Cameron, NC, with a slot red drum that hit a mullet head near Holden Beach.Jeff, of Ocean Isle Fishing Center, reports that the reds are moving up on the flats, and speckled trout fishing has been hot over the last month, with numbers of juvenile fish unlike anything the area has ever […]

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Northern Beaches – December 13, 2018

Northern Beaches – December 13, 2018

Betty, of TW’s Bait and Tackle, reports that bottom fishing in the surf has been very productive on the southern Hatteras beaches. Large sea mullet, puffers, and sheepshead are feeding well on shrimp. A good number of bluefish are being caught on both cut baits and shrimp fished on the bottom. Large speckled trout have […]

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Product Reviews – Shimano Torium PGA

Product Reviews – Shimano Torium PGA

Since its redesign a few years ago, Shimano’s Torium series has been the most popular star drag along the entire east coast. In upgrading its predecessor by adding carbon-fiber drag washers and an extra anti-reverse dog, Shimano created a durable yet affordable reel adequate for a wide array of saltwater applications. While the larger 30 […]

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – December 13, 2018

Hatteras/Ocracoke – December 13, 2018

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that the point recently saw a great run on citation-sized red drum. A few good reports of legal flounder were coming in from Buxton area beaches. Speckled trout are being caught in the same tidal pools as the flounder. Both species have been biting Gulp and Z-Man soft plastics fished […]

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Releases – December 13, 2018

Fishermen, for-hire boat captains, and others associated with North Carolina’s marine fishery may get a phone call from federal or state authorities asking about impacts from Hurricane Florence. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-Fisheries) is working with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to evaluate fisheries damages from the storm. The survey is in response […]