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Conner Grimes of Hobbton landed a citation speckled trout on June 11 in the New River while fishing with guide Ricky Kellum. New River specks have appetite for shrimp dinner
1050 Views - Posted: June 16 at 3:19 pm

With the arrival of summer, gator-size speckled trout and many nice black drum are moving actively in the New River – and they're hungry.


Sushi's 419.1-pound blue marlin, caught in Friday's fifth day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, didn't break into the leaderboard. VIking 62 remains in Big Rock lead with one day left in tournament
869 Views - Posted: June 12 at 8:44 pm

One blue marlin was brought to the scales on Friday on the fifth day of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, but it wasn't big enough to shuffle the leaderboard, leaving Viking 62's 680-pound fish, caught on Monday, as the leader.


Too many interactions with sea turtles has caused the closure of inside waters in northeastern North Carolina to anchored gill nets. Anchored gill nets out of northeastern inshore waters as of 5 p.m. today
754 Views - Posted: June 12 at 7:53 am

Inshore waters in northeastern North Carolina, including the Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan and Roanoke sounds and their tributaries, will close to all anchored gill nets at 5 p.m. today due to interactions with sea turtles.


EZ Boy, captained by Van Pierce of Trinity, took over second place in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with this 556.3-pound fish caught on Thursday. EZ Boy jumps into second place at Big Rock with 556.3-pound blue marlin
771 Views - Posted: June 11 at 8:07 pm

Viking 62 remains in the lead after four days of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, but there’s a new second-place fish.


The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has scheduled a public meeting on June 17 to receive comment on options being discussed to change flounder management in North Carolina. Marine Fisheries Commission schedules public meeting on flounder options
1083 Views - Posted: June 11 at 9:18 am

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has scheduled a public meeting for June 17 to receive public comment on six proposals for changes in the way southern flounder are managed in North Carolina waters.


Reel Pleasure's 451.8-pound blue marlin is the fifth-largest weighed in at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament but the biggest weighed in by an outboard-powered boat. Viking 62 still in lead at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
704 Views - Posted: June 10 at 6:42 pm

The tournament-leading Viking 62 caught and released a blue marlin on Wednesday’s third day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, when one billfish was brought to the scales.


Jordan Lake's postspawn bass are biting in 8 to 10 feet of water. Despite postspawn, Jordan Lake's bass are still biting
911 Views - Posted: June 10 at 3:52 pm

Bass fishing on the Raleigh-Durham area’s three big lakes — Jordan, Falls of the Neuse and Shearon Harris — is just about to settle into a normal summer pattern, which means deep water.


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
338 Views - Posted: June 09 at 3:59 pm

Capt. Karl Helmkamp of Fistful Sportfishing in Manteo said the cobia fishing around Oregon Inlet is about as good as it gets, and it's a rare trip when his parties don't have multiple fish and at least one large enough to earn a citation. 


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
556 Views - Posted: June 09 at 3:59 pm

Capt. Karl Helmkamp of Fistful Sportfishing in Manteo said the cobia fishing around Oregon Inlet is about as good as it gets, and it's a rare trip when his parties don't have multiple fish and at least one large enough to earn a citation. 


Capt. Brian Komer's Viking 62 caught this 680-pound blue marlin on Monday to take the lead in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City. Viking 62 leads Big Rock with 680-pound blue marlin
854 Views - Posted: June 08 at 8:09 pm

Fishermen brought four blue marlin to the Morehead City dock’s scales on Monday, the first day of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, and at the end fishing, a 680-pound billfish was leading the way.


With the approval of E-15, finding ethanol-free fuel may become more difficult in many parts of the nation. EPA gives E-15 fuel thumbs up, drawing ire of marine industry
1507 Views - Posted: June 08 at 4:26 pm

Much like the monsters that won't die in horror movies, ethanol refuses to go away. Now, the son of ethanol, E-15, will likely become a bigger part of the United States’ fuel supply as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reconfirmed its approval of the controversial fuel additive.


Anchored, large-mesh gill nets are no longer allowed in Pamlico Sound and the northern portion of Core Sound until at least Sept. 1 due to interactions with sea turtle. Anchored, large-mesh gill nets out of Pamlico Sound, parts of Core Sound
1005 Views - Posted: June 08 at 9:55 am

Commercial fishermen in the Pamlico Sound and the northern portion of Core Sound had until midnight this morning to remove all anchored, large-mesh gill nets from those waters due to interactions with sea turtles, the NCDMF announced.