|Early morning speckled trout bite has been great in Cape Fear River
694 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:06 am
Capt. Stuart Caulder of Gold Leader Fishing in Wrightsville Beach said the early morning trout bite in the Cape Fear River has been so good he’d never believe it if he hadn’t experienced it. He said trout are hitting topwaters and soft plastics with abandon, and there have been some really nice fish in the mix.
|Check Bald Head Island's sprawling marshes for great flounder fishing
811 Views - Posted: June 23 at 8:23 am
Flounder are among North Carolina’s most popular saltwater fish for anglers, and if the past two weeks are any indication, the marshes and creeks north of Bald Head Island ought to be marked on every fisherman’s GPS.
|Great flounder fishing hits the Southport area early
1110 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:50 pm
The weather has decided to be August in June, and it appears the flounder action is trying to heat right up right along with it, according to Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport.
|State-line flounder are filling plenty of coolers
1147 Views - Posted: June 17 at 6:25 pm
Flounder fishermen are putting on a show in the marshes and waterways on both sides of the North Carolina-South Carolina border, with peanut-sized menhaden the bait that’s been putting fish in the cooler.
|New River specks have appetite for shrimp dinner
797 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.
|Eelgrass helps extend productive tidal phases
105 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am
More often than not, the average angler fishes when time is available, not necessarily when the tide is at the best level.
|Securing a supply of shrimp
184 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am
Live shrimp are the candy of inshore gamefish. Trout, redfish and flounder will rarely turn one down. However, procuring a consistent stock can be challenging. To up your odds, it’s best to couple an area likely to hold shrimp with a little something extra.
|Anchored gill nets out of northeastern inshore waters as of 5 p.m. today
593 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.
|Marine Fisheries Commission schedules public meeting on flounder options
891 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.
|Piers on Oak Island experiencing one-of-a-kind speckled trout bite
3011 Views - Posted: June 04 at 6:41 pm
Paul Anderson of Island Fishing Center in Oak Island said there’s a speckled trout bite taking place on Oak Island’s two piers like he’s never seen before. Specks are swarming around the pier pilings, and anything that resembles a shrimp gets eaten pretty quickly. There are some nice trout too. Anderson said he hasn't seen a citation fish yet – 5 pounds – but several have run 4 to 4 ½ pounds. This bite fired up a week or so ago and doesn't appear to be slowing
239 Views - Posted: June 04 at 9:00 am
I’m really not thinking about that song by the Beach Boys, but the catches that come from fishing a bobber-stopper rig can be enough to make you want to sing. If you have enough tackle to dedicate one outfit specifically for float fishing, a bobber-stopper rig is the way to go. It allows you to fish shallow or deep without re-tying, and it only takes a few seconds to adjust the depth.
|Check out this video of a big cobia being caught from a kayak
1191 Views - Posted: June 03 at 9:28 am
This great video was posted online on May 15, 2014, by the guys at Salt Minded Charters in Hatteras. Enjoy watching this fisherman catch two cobia, one of them 72 pounds, from a kayak.