• Offshore Fishing

    Jeff Deamer of Gastonia caught this 30-pound gag grouper in 135 feet of water, 33 miles offshore from Holden Beach.

    Holden Beach’s offshore buffet awaits anglers on bottom-fishing trips out of Holden Beach, N.C.

    Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, anglers never know what they’ll get during bottom-fishing trips — except lots of fun and fish.
    July 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Sailfish push into nearshore waters off the east side of Cape Fear every July.

    Hit Cape Fear this month for a shot at sailfish

    Arrival this month is almost predictable
    June 28, 2016 at 3:21pm
    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
    The spadefish have moved onto the nearshore reefs and wrecks, and these tips will help you catch your share.

    How to catch more spadefish

    Spadefish are biting on nearshore wrecks and reefs
    June 10, 2016 at 6:01am
    Ethan Ingle is an all-around angler, and likes mixing bass fishing gear in with his offshore tackle.

    Try these tactics to catch dolphin out of Hatteras Island

    Expert angler landing dolphin on bass fishing gear
    June 08, 2016 at 1:37pm
    Mercury Marine's Skyhook system eliminates the need for anchors, linking the outboard system to satellites that keep the boat in place.

    Don’t anchor out again

    Skyhook eliminates need to grab the bottom
    May 27, 2016 at 12:05pm
    Yellowfin tuna are a big part of the late-spring offshore catch out of Oregon Inlet, where charter boats run into them at the edge of the Continental shelf in an area called “The Point.”

    It’s yellowfin tuna time

    Oregon Inlet boats have a Point to make
    May 27, 2016 at 11:26am
    NOAA Fisheries rules that red snapper fishing in the Atlantic Ocean will remain closed for 2016.

    No red snapper season for 2016, say federal fisheries managers

    Despite 2015 closure, feds say catch numbers were above allowance
    May 25, 2016 at 10:29am
    NOAA Fisheries rules that red snapper fishing in the Atlantic Ocean will remain closed for 2016.

    No red snapper season for 2016, say federal fisheries managers

    Despite 2015 closure, feds say catch numbers were above allowance
    May 25, 2016 at 10:22am

    Rigging a Dink Ballyhoo

    May 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Although the great majority of dolphin landed wind up on someone’s dinner plate somewhere, a tagging program is providing fisheries managers with tremendous information about dolphin, their lifestyles and habits.

    Catch-and-release dolphin? Really?

    May 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Lots of offshore species, including mahi mahi, are biting off the coast of the Palmetto State.

    This tip will help you catch more dolphin

    Murrells Inlet captain shares mahi mahi fishing tips
    May 09, 2016 at 9:34pm
    The first run of dolphin that appears off North Carolina’s coastaline is usually made up of bigger fish, known as gaffers because they’re big enough that landing them requires a gaff.

    Great for gaffers - May is a great month to catch gaffer dolphin

    Bluewater fishing off North Carolina’s Cape Fear kicks off in May with great fishing for big, hungry dolphin. Here’s how to make the most of your trip offshore.
    May 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Dolphin arrive in the bluewater off Georgetown in good numbers this month. Just look for any hard temperature or color change, or around floating grass or debris.

    Dolphin are running off the coast of Georgetown

    Georgetown bluewater lights up in May
    April 28, 2016 at 1:43pm
    Yellowfin tuna are a prized bluewater fish, but their presence off South Carolina’s coast has been hit-and-miss in recent years.

    The bluewater box of chocolates

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am