• Offshore Fishing

    Breece Gahl of Wilmington poses with the new N.C. state record gag grouper.

    Wilmington angler sets new N.C. gag grouper record

    New record beat previous one by over a pound
    August 02 at 8:56pm
    Katelyn Turner was fishing with her parents when she caught this big king mackerel off Oak Island.

    Pint-size angler lands plus-size king mackerel off Oak Island

    Her brother missed out while away at surf camp
    July 24 at 9:05pm
    Since the yellowfin tuna virtually disappeared from these waters several years ago, blackfin tuna have been an important part of the Outer Banks fishing experience.

    Blackfin tuna are biting along Outer Banks

    Yellowfin tuna still scarce, but blackfins abundant
    July 18 at 12:57am
    There’s nothing but brute force to deal with when a broadbill swordfish gulps your bait and sets sail.

    Swordfish stocks are healthy

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Four areas off of the Carolina's coasts will be closed to bottom fishing as part of an effort by NOAA to protect fish in the snapper-grouper complex, including triggerfish.

    Four areas off Carolina coasts closed to bottom fishing beginning July 31

    Closures are part of snapper-grouper complex management plan
    July 11 at 8:39pm
    Summer is prime time for sword (fish) play in the Carolinas.

    Time for sword play - Hot weather, hot action in the Carolinas’ swordfish grounds

    A developing fishery for broadbill swordfish is giving Carolinas anglers a chance to probe extreme depths for an extremely impressive trophy.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Fishing with Fin Stalker Charters (843-509-9972) resulted in this fine catch.

    Inshore, nearshore, offshore fishing on fire in both Carolinas

    Anglers catching multiple species along entire coast
    June 15 at 2:47pm
    Katy Huber (left) and Becca Irvin (right) caught these two spadefish while fishing with Reel Time Charters out of Folly Beach.

    Top tips for spadefish from an expert angler

    Nearshore reefs providing hot spadefish action
    June 14 at 9:20pm

    VIDEO: North Carolina amberjack fishing on topwater plugs

    Wilmington guide teases them with baitfish, catches them on artificials
    June 14 at 2:47pm
    Take a quick survey on black sea bass to be entered to win a $100 gift card from Bass Pro Shops.

    Black sea bass survey could fetch $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card

    Everyone who takes the survey is entered to win gift card
    June 13 at 9:05pm
    Ray Myers (right) and Jim Myers caught this 102-pound wahoo off the coast of Atlantic Beach.

    102-pound wahoo caught out of Atlantic Beach

    Fish was 74 inches long with a 34-inch girth
    June 07 at 9:57pm
    North Carolina's coastal anglers caught 18 percent fewer fish last year than in 2015.

    North Carolina coastal recreational anglers caught fewer fish in 2016

    18 percent decrease over 2015's catch
    June 03 at 8:07am
    Do small boats have a place on the deep blue sea?

    Small boats! Big water? How to fish big Carolinas water in a small boat

    More boats in the 20- to 30-foot range are showing up offshore every day, and fishing can be great if you make good plans, take precations and know the difference between small-boat and big-boat fishing in the bluewater.
    June 01 at 7:00am