• Offshore Fishing

    Robert Dean poses with the new N.C. state record red grouper, which he caught while fishing aboard the Cheerio Lady out of Carolina Beach.

    Creedmoor angler catches new N.C. state record red grouper

    Record fish was hooked and lost earlier on same trip
    February 11 at 3:56pm
    Blackfin tuna are a prime target for bluewater fishermen out of South Carolina ports like Murrells Inlet during winter months.

    Blister the blackfin

    Football tuna provide winter offshore action
    January 31 at 3:27pm
    Adam Kirby and Alistair Bremner show off the 53-inch long black drum that Bremner caught on a trip near Georgetown, SC on Dec. 18.

    Pawleys Island anglers catch two black drum over 100 pounds

    Slot limit prevented anglers from having fish officially weighed
    December 22, 2017 at 9:17pm
    2017 wasn't a great year for gaffer sized dolphinfish off the Carolina coasts, but 2018 looks to be a banner year, according to fishery scientists.

    Good news for Carolina dolphin anglers

    2018 should be banner year for gaffer dolphin
    December 21, 2017 at 7:58pm
    Big wahoo are commonplace in offshore waters off the South Carolina coast during the winter.

    Wahoo! It’s time off S.C.

    Grand Strand anglers have plenty of winter targets
    December 18, 2017 at 9:59am
    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, 2017 at 10:08pm
    Bruiser amberjacks show up in December around a variety of offshore reefs off South Carolina’s Grand Strand.

    Get jacked up

    Amberjack invade Grand Strand reefs
    December 04, 2017 at 10:24am
    The area around Frying Pan Tower, about 30 miles offshore of Cape Fear, holds plenty of king mackerel as the water cools in late fall.

    Tower-ing kings

    Frying Pan Tower is king mackerel heaven
    December 04, 2017 at 10:13am
    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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 11:36am