• Offshore Fishing

    Gabriel Petteway, 9, from Rocky Mount, caught his first two Spanish mackerel on a June 2016 trip with Noah’s Ark Fishing Charters.

    Cape Lookout speaks Spanish

    Mackerel are first on the list of targets for nearshore fishermen this month
    May 15 at 11:04am
    Dolphin make a huge push into South Carolina’s offshore waters this month, especially for boats from Lowcountry ports.

    Look for May Mahi

    Dolphin flood SC bluewaters this month
    May 02 at 11:10am
    Jeff Reid of Sanford, N.C., removes a hook before releasing a spring-run king caught off Oak Island, N.C.

    Spring king run visits SE NC beaches

    Mackerel congregate close to shore from Cape Fear to Little River
    May 02 at 10:55am
    Deep jigging is a great spring tactic for offshore bottomfish in North Carolina’s bluewater.

    Dance a spring jig - North Carolina’s offshore bottomfish

    Jigging for offshore bottomfish is a great way to get spring cranked up along North Carolina’s Cape Fear coast.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    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