• Offshore Fishing

    Wahoo and blackfin tuna are waiting around a series of great offshore fishing spots off the coast along the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

    Feelin’ blue (water) ain’t bad in April

    Bluewater action cranks up this month in offshore areas from Cape Fear to Cape Romain. Here’s how to find the wahoo and blackfin tuna you deserve.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    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
    March is the time for high-speed trolling, which entices wahoo into biting.

    Top 3 tips for catching more March wahoo

    Proper speed is number one key to hooking wahoo in spring
    March 02 at 5:01am
    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
    Flounder move to warmer offshore waters to spend the winter around ledges and rocks — still within reach of anglers out of Little River, S.C.

    Follow state-line flounder

    Big flatfish have moved to offshore ledges, rocks
    January 26 at 3:45pm
    The National Marine Fisheries Service has closed the recreational cobia season along the Atlantic coast from the Georgia-Florida line north to New York.

    Cobia season closed in federal waters by NMFS

    Cobia fishing still open in N.C., S.C. state waters
    January 26 at 7:54am
    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
    Tommy Adkins (left) and Stephen Lilly (right) caught this big bluefin out of Beaufort Inlet, N.C. The tuna weighed over 800 pounds.

    800-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Beaufort Inlet, N.C.

    Fish shipped to Tokyo for auction
    January 16 at 11:28am
    December means a last shot at shallow-water grouper off South Carolina’s Grand Strand before the season ends.

    Get grouper now

    Structure off Grand Strand holds fish
    November 30, 2016 at 3:08pm
    October and November are prime times to fish live baits for king mackerel within just a few miles of North Carolina’s beaches.

    How to set up a kite rig for kings

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    Randy Harmon of Morehead City caught this cubera snapper off of Cape Lookout. The fish shattered the previous N.C. state record by over 11 pounds.

    Morehead City angler catches new N.C. state record cubera snapper

    New record surpasses old record by 11.5 pounds
    November 10, 2016 at 6:57pm
    Capt. Marty Baumgaertel (left), Bruce Vosburgh (middle) and Nick Piland (right) pose with the new state record rainbow runner that Vosburgh caught out of Ocracoke.

    Pennsylvania man sets North Carolina state record with big rainbow runner

    23-pound, 8-ounce fish hit butterfly jig out of Ocracoke
    November 05, 2016 at 6:56pm
    Robert Shelton and Steven Trottier were making one last pass near the Big Rock off Cape Lookout when this 94.8-pound wahoo hit their skirted ballyhoo.

    Winston-Salem anglers catch 94.8-pound wahoo

    78-inch long fish hit a skirted ballyhoo on last pass of the day
    November 03, 2016 at 9:35am
    Using a kite to keep a bait skipping at the surface is a Florida sailfish technique that has migrated to the Carolinas, where it often puts big king mackerel in the boat.

    Kings on a string

    Anglers targeting king mackerel along North Carolina’s coast can increase their odds by learning to fly a kite.
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am