• Offshore Fishing

    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

    5 steps to rigging ballyhoo

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    The Labrador Current and Gulf Stream collide off Cape Hatteras, making those offshore waters among the best in the world for a variety of bluewater fishing, including blue marlin.

    Hatteras: a cape, a village, an inlet

    April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Trolling is the best technique for catching big wahoo out of Murrells Inlet.

    Catch more wahoo with these tips from Murrells Inlet Outpost

    High-speed, low-speed trolling are great techniques for wahoo
    April 12, 2016 at 12:30pm
    Mike Voytkowski (L) was fishing aboard the Beagle with Capt. Bill Dillon when he landed this new state record, a 32-pound false albacore.

    New state record false albacore verified

    32-pound false albacore caught out of Morehead City
    April 04, 2016 at 4:27pm
    Justin Carter said the difference between a good and a great day offshore often comes down to the finer details of trolling for dolphin.

    Don’t call them Flipper! Dolphin kick off South Carolina’s bluewater season every spring.

    Call them Mahi Mahi, dorado or dolphin. They’re not porpoises, but they perform so many tricks, a trip offshore this month could be more fun than a day at Sea World.
    April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Yellowfin tuna are the stars of the spring bluewater show off the Outer Banks, but they’re just one of several species that may show up in your bait spread.

    OBX offshore kickoff - Hot bluewater fishing off North Carolina’s coast centers around Hatteras in April

    The village of Hatteras is the jumping-off spot for great bluewater fishing that cranks up in April.
    April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Anthony Ng shows off the kind of huge wahoo that show up in blue-water hotspots south and east of Frying Pan Shoals.

    Feeling blue(water) not that bad

    Offshore fishing cranks up south and east of Cape Fear in April
    March 24, 2016 at 1:02pm
    Dolphin begin to arrive off Hilton Head Island in April, providing bluewater anglers with plenty of action.

    Hello, Mr. Dolphin!

    Out of Hilton Head, blue water erupts
    March 24, 2016 at 11:21am
    South Cape Lookout is 1 of 5 areas off the east coast that will soon be closed to bottom-fishing.

    South Cape Lookout faces bottom-fishing closure

    5.1 mile area will close to bottom angling by 2017
    March 23, 2016 at 6:45pm
    A 3.1 square mile area of Georgetown Hole will soon close to bottom fishing, along with 2 other sites off the South Carolina coast.

    Portion of Georgetown Hole to be closed to bottom-fishing

    1 of 5 sites being closed to bottom-fishing
    March 23, 2016 at 5:54pm
    Capt. Chip Michalove of Outcast Sportfishing in Hilton Head and his angler caught this great white shark on March 8.

    2500 pound great white shark caught off coast of Hilton Head

    Shark jumped completely out of water after being hooked
    March 11, 2016 at 1:58pm
    Capt. Ned Campbell and Capt. Danny Carey show off a big wahoo.

    Wahoo biting ballyhoo rigs out of Murrells Inlet

    Fish are there in numbers and sizes
    January 28, 2016 at 8:44am