• Tuna

    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
    Since the yellowfin tuna virtually disappeared from these waters several years ago, blackfin tuna have been an important part of the Outer Banks fishing experience.

    Blackfin tuna are biting along Outer Banks

    Yellowfin tuna still scarce, but blackfins abundant
    July 18 at 12:57am
    May is a great month for tuna fishing off the coast of the Outer Banks.

    Hit the OBX tuna blitz

    Yellowfins, blackfins are May visitors of the bluewater off North Carolina’s Outer Banks
    May 17 at 12:03pm
    George Dillinger, Daniel LeGrande, and Patrick Callahan pose with one of the giant tuna they caught off of Oregon Inlet on Feb. 22.

    900-pound tuna, 600-pound tuna caught off of Oregon Inlet

    Both fish caught on same trip from 27-foot boat
    March 06 at 9:16pm
    Blackfin tuna are the first spring pelagics to arrive off South Carolina’s coast as the water warms.

    Blackfin are coming

    SC offshore anglers expect March treat
    February 23 at 2:30pm
    While several giant bluefin have been caught off N.C.'s coast this year, Scott McCoy, Chris Garner, and Clarke Merrell have caught the biggest so far, this 1045-pound beast.

    1045-pound bluefin tuna caught by Morehead City anglers

    Possibly biggest bluefin tuna caught in N.C. waters, but ineligible for state record
    January 25 at 4:19pm
    Tim Street poses with the new North Carolina state record skipjack tuna he caught on May 24.

    Valdese angler catches new skipjack tuna state record

    Fish weighed 32.5 pounds, measured 37 inches in length
    June 21, 2016 at 4:53pm
    Boats out of Hatteras have been running into bluefin tuna north of Diamond Shoals.

    Tuna of all kinds showing up on nice days off Hatteras

    Warm, Gulf Stream eddies north of Diamond Shoals holding bluefins, some yellowfins
    March 16, 2015 at 8:45am
    The first bluefin tuna of the season showed up out of Beaufort Inlet off Atlantic beach this past weekend, and fish appear to have arrived in good numbers.

    First bluefin tuna of season have arrived off Cape Lookout

    Several boats hooked up over the weekend; more than a dozen were landed
    December 02, 2014 at 7:52am

    Tell a tuna to go fly a kite

    February 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Anglers targeting bluefin tuna must make sure they know which size fish, if any, are legal to keep the day of their trip.

    Take care to know all tuna regs

    February 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Bigeyes caught off The Point are almost all bigger than the 27-inch size minimum.

    Bigeye facts

    May 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    David and Nicole Dick of Oak Ridge caught this 36-pound albacore tuna -- an unusual catch in waters offshore of North Carolina -- last weekend on a trip out of Atlantic Beach to the Big Rock.

    'Surprise' albacore tuna highlights good offshore fishing out of Atlantic Beach

    Anglers mistook 36-pound fish for a more-common blackfin tuna
    April 07, 2013 at 11:13pm
    This 445-pound yellowfin tuna is the biggest of the species ever landed, but it has been disqualified from world-record discussion because IGFA rules were broken.

    Giant California yellowfin tuna battle for world record

    One fish disqualified by IGFA, one still pending
    December 13, 2012 at 10:33am
    Giant bluefin tuna bring top dollar on the international market; fishermen in the Mediterranean net juveniles, keep them in holding pens and feed them to giant size in a year.

    Tuna farming

    January 01, 2012 at 1:00am