Tidelines: Notes from the Publisher’s desk

 Billy Thorpe

Tidelines – April 26, 2018

Tidelines – April 26, 2018

“When you’re going flounder fishing, if you don’t have a landing net on your boat, then you might as well not even leave the dock,” were the basic words I had heard Capt. Justin Ragsdale, of Breakday Charters, use at least a couple of times to open up his flounder seminars as an instructor at […]

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Tidelines – April 12, 2018

Tidelines – April 12, 2018

The early springtime bite just off the beach is now steadily improving with the warming water temperatures and migration of bait closer to the beach, but before welcoming in some of the highly anticipated nearshore species, such as Atlantic bonito followed by spanish mackerel, Capt. Trevor Smith, of ProFish NC Charters out of Wrightsville Beach, […]

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Tidelines – March 22, 2018

Tidelines – March 22, 2018

When your charter business model relies heavily on helping anglers fill a cooler with a limit of speckled trout, then a trout closure until June 15 is bound to affect business. You would think that Capt. Ricky Kellum, the Speckled Specialist, would be a little bitter about the policy, since he’s seen a steep drop-off […]

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Tidelines – December 14, 2017

Tidelines – December 14, 2017

Though Capt. Thomas Wood, of Dancin’ Outlaw Charters out of the Morehead City waterfront, would rather this Tidelines focus on the wahoo, blackfins, and mahi we picked up on the troll during our annual fall/winter trip with him and his Mate Michael Tickle, my attention keeps going back to the hot triggerfish bite that started […]

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Tidelines – November 16, 2017

Tidelines – November 16, 2017

I’ve written before of the simple beauty and reward of drifting a live shrimp under a bobber, and once again it was Capt. Kyle Hughes, of Speckulator Inshore Fishing Charters out of Ocean Isle Beach, that provided one of those mornings of fishing Zen. If experience counts, then Kyle’s the right person for the job. […]

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