• Offshore Fishing

    Previous page: Look for white marlin in offshore areas full of bait but lacking in appreciable current. Below: Smaller baits are the ticket to hooking up with an acrobatic white marlin during the late-summer run off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

    How to rig a circle hook for white marlin

    August 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Fishermen will be able to catch fewer gag grouper in the South Atlantic next year, but the allowable catch will rise every year after that through 2019.

    Gag grouper catch will dip, then rise; wreckfish catch will rise, then dip

    NOAA Fisheries announces changes in South Atlantic annual catch limits
    August 12, 2015 at 3:04pm
    The allowable annual catch of gag grouper in South Atlantic waters will dip slightly this year from 2014 levels, but it will increase steadily in the next several years after that.

    Gag grouper catch will dip, then rise; wreckfish catch will rise, then dip

    NOAA Fisheries announces changes in South Atlantic annual catch limits
    August 12, 2015 at 2:56pm
    White marlin can be targeted with 30- to 50-pound class tackle, a far cry from the huge rods and reels that are set up to troll for blue marlin.

    White heat - It’s a white hot bite off the Outer Banks

    Learn how to target and catch white marlin at the peak of their migration through North Carolina waters.
    August 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Aaron Kludzenski (right) won a long battle this past Saturday with this 95-pound wahoo on an offshore trip out of Oregon Inlet on the Fintastic

    New York angler boats 95-pound wahoo out of Oregon Inlet

    Big wahoo capped off great catch of tuna around The Point
    July 29, 2015 at 9:09am
    Tiger sharks are not uncommon around nearshore reefs off the coasts of the Carolinas, and they can grow to impressive sizes.

    Watch this close encounter with a big tiger shark off Little River

    Guide had 11-foot shark try to take hooked spadefish
    June 19, 2015 at 6:25pm
    Bruce Trujillo’s homemade poppers are perfect for attracting attention from big amberjacks.

    Make sure when you pop off at an AJ

    June 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Polarized sunglasses are a must for offshore fishing trips because they help an angler see below the water’s surface and cut down on glare.

    Prepare before leaving the dock

    June 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    The nearshore waters out of Oregon inlet have been full of hungry cobia the past week or 10 days.

    Nearshore waters out of Oregon Inlet have been full of hungry cobia

    Bucktails tipped with soft plastics have been ticket for anglers sight-casting to fish
    June 09, 2015 at 3:59pm
    The nearshore waters out of Oregon inlet have been full of hungry cobia the past week or 10 days.

    Nearshore waters out of Oregon Inlet have been full of hungry cobia

    Bucktails tipped with soft plastics have been ticket for anglers sight-casting to fish
    June 09, 2015 at 3:59pm
    For catching too many red snapper last year, South Carolina fishermen won't have a season in 2015.

    Feds to fishermen: No red snapper season in 2015

    By catching almost double the allowing harvest in 2014, fishermen have lost red snapper season for 2015
    June 05, 2015 at 2:36pm
    Fishermen in the South Atlantic area will have no open season for red snapper in 2015 due to catching almost double the allowable catch in 2014.

    Feds: No red snapper season in 2015

    Last year's catch was double allowable harvest; season won't open in 2015
    June 05, 2015 at 2:30pm
    Knowing the location of color changes, and temperature and current breaks can help locate bluewater species like this dolphin.

    Purchase an advantage

    For offshore anglers, ocean surveys are a must
    June 04, 2015 at 9:00am