• Offshore Fishing

    Trolling a mile off the beach helped this Southport, NC crew land the 92-inch bluefin tuna shown here.

    Southport crew lands 92-inch bluefin one mile off beach

    Anglers teamed up to bring fish in quickly
    December 07 at 10:08pm
    Anglers across the Carolinas can harvest red snapper for a third 2017 mini-season which starts on Dec. 8.

    Red snapper season reopening for three days in December

    Carolina anglers can keep one fish per day Dec. 8, 9, 10
    November 27 at 2:19pm
    Gag grouper are one of a handful of grouper species that are extremely popular with sportfishermen.

    John Mallette’s grouper rig

    November 15 at 6:00am
    Walker Baldwin, Shane Smith, Clay Walker, and Ross Carroll were fishing out of Masonboro Inlet with they caught this big wahoo while trolling.

    Hampstead angler boats 108-pound wahoo out of Masonboro Inlet

    Crew followed big wahoo up with a 70 pounder
    November 09 at 8:31pm
    The author caught this red grouper in the fall, when the popular bottomfish move closer to shore as the water cools.

    November: prime time for super grouper

    Grouper are as close to the beach as they’ll ever been in November, and this North Carolina captain has a few ideas about catching them.
    November 01 at 7:00am
    For the first time in years, anglers in the Carolinas can harvest red snapper, and the season starts this weekend.

    Red snapper season approved, begins this weekend

    Season will be open for two consecutive 3-day weekends
    October 30 at 11:36am
    Illegally harvesting striped bass from federal waters landed a dozen North Carolina commercial fishermen in hot water.

    Illegally harvesting striped bass lands commercial angler in hot water

    Eleven others also plead guilty to similar charges
    September 16 at 8:12pm
    The old Hwy. 41 bridge has been removed and will become a part of the South Carolina Memorial Reef.

    Old steel bridge becoming fishing reef

    Reef will be located 50 miles off coast of Charleston
    September 05 at 10:01am
    White marlin make a big showing in the bluewater off Oregon Inlet in late summer and fall; double-digit catches aren’t uncommon.

    OBX whiteout

    Oregon Inlet anglers welcome billfish
    August 30 at 2:34pm
    Winyah Bay’s outgoing tide makes for a distinct and long tideline that holds bait.

    Tideline kings hitting the beach

    Mullet run kicks off Winyah Bay, Murrells Inlet mackerel action
    August 30 at 11:13am
    Steve Chaney and David Hambrick did not return from a fishing trip on Sunday, prompting a search by the U.S. Coast Guard.

    2 anglers missing off North Carolina coast

    Oak Island anglers did not return from Sunday fishing trip
    August 28 at 8:47pm
    Breece Gahl of Wilmington poses with the new N.C. state record gag grouper.

    Wilmington angler sets new N.C. gag grouper record

    New record beat previous one by over a pound
    August 02 at 8:56pm
    Katelyn Turner was fishing with her parents when she caught this big king mackerel off Oak Island.

    Pint-size angler lands plus-size king mackerel off Oak Island

    Her brother missed out while away at surf camp
    July 24 at 9:05pm