• Offshore Fishing

    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
    Anglers heading out of Charleston can find plenty of dolphin in 125 feet of water this month as the water cools.

    Dolphin make appearance in numbers in waters offshore of Charleston; just look for weed patches, floating debris

    Dolphin make appearance in numbers in waters offshore of Charleston; just look for weed patches, floating debris
    September 27, 2016 at 10:48am
    Using light tackle made the battle with this 60-pound wahoo quite exciting for Dwayne Gray of Winston-Salem on Aug 27.

    Winston-Salem angler catches 60-pound wahoo out of Beaufort Inlet

    Fish peeled almost 300 yards of line off reel before giving in
    September 01, 2016 at 9:44pm
    Teddy Wingfield, his dad and brothers pose with the new N.C. state record scamp.

    Youth angler claims N.C. scamp record

    Also pending IGFA All Tackle and Junior world records
    August 08, 2016 at 2:09pm
    Chris McCall (left) caught this big wahoo while trolling with his fishing buddies aboard the Gnarly Charley out of Beaufort Inlet.

    85-pound wahoo caught out of Beaufort Inlet

    Big fish capped off a stellar day for crew of the Gnarly Charley
    July 29, 2016 at 11:56am
    Kathryn McClure and Cory Swink pose with the 66-pound king mackerel that McClure caught last week out of Holden Beach.

    Angler catches 66-pound king mackerel on her first offshore trip

    Big fish hit as soon as first rod was deployed
    July 26, 2016 at 9:11pm
    Brayden McMullan, Brant McMullan, Barrett McMullan, Dylan Stone, and Conner Yates pose with one of the recent daylight swordfish caught out of Brunswick County.

    Swordfish run has bluewater anglers daring to attack the heat

    Daylight fishing has busted loose with notable recent catches
    July 25, 2016 at 3:37pm
    Jason Edwards' state record pigfish is on his left-handed stringer, and would have been lost in the shuffle of similarly-sized fish if not for the quick thinking for the Fishing Center crew.

    State record pigfish caught out of Cape Lookout

    Fish is also a pending world record
    July 22, 2016 at 11:14am
    Anglers like Greg Dreibelbois are allowed to keep one amberjack per day; this one has no problem exceeding the 28-inch size minimum.

    Many rules govern snapper, groupers

    July 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    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