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Wahoo fishing off Morehead City usually picks up in the fall, but it's August and charterboats are starting to bring in catches of multiple 'hoos in day's trip. Good fall wahoo fishing has begun off Cape Lookout earlier than usual
377 Views - Posted: August 23 at 7:22 pm

The fall wahoo fishing off Atlantic Beach has gotten off to an early start, according to Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing, who isn’t sure what has caused this good fortune be said the cooler-than-usual summer probably fits into the mix.


African pompano are a great bonus catch on offshore bottom-fishing trips where grouper, snapper and black sea bass are more commonly targeted. Out of Africa
74 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

An African pompano is always an outstanding catch on a party boat. They are excellent eating and are extremely strong fighters.


Mate L.A. Riddick watches Capt. Larry Horowitz for a sign that he should release the anchor on the Super Voyager III. Anchors aweigh!
58 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am

Anchoring is one of the most important tasks for a successful day of bottom-fishing, because a boat that isn’t properly anchored doesn’t allow fishermen to get their baits to the fish.


Bottom-fishing trips out of Southport are producing many different species. Bottom-fishing already good out of Southport; could weather make it better?
874 Views - Posted: August 06 at 9:30 pm

Capt. Butch Foster of Yeah Right Charters in Southport said if the weather would just cooperate for a while, the fishing around Southport would be excellent – and the bottom-fishing is pretty good as it is. 


Gray triggerfish are just one of a handful of bottomfish species commonly caught on long-range summer trips out of Little River. Bottoms up! Summer bottom-fishing is best well offshore for anglers around Little River
372 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am

Little River Inlet enters the Atlantic Ocean just below the state line between North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Sunset Beach, N.C. Anglers from both states use the inlet to gain access to fabulous fishing, the most notable of which may be summer bottomfish action.


The black spot on the dorsal fin of the Spanish mackerel is the single factor that most distinguishes it from king mackerel of similar sizes. Make sure you're "spot on" with mackerel identification
1730 Views - Posted: June 25 at 7:26 am

Is that a king mackerel of a Spanish mackerel you’re about to slide into your cooler? It might not quite be the $64,000 question, but it is one that could be expensive for fishermen if they make the wrong guess. The cost of court for having an undersize king mackerel is significant, and there is always the possibility of a hefty fine.


The Hatteras Fever II won last year’s Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with this 465.3-pound blue marlin. The Big Rock is a big deal
210 Views - Posted: June 15 at 7:00 am

From the literary era of Ernest Hemmingway, to the early days of television to the fast paced, technical-savvy offshore anglers of the 21st century, the blue marlin reigns as one of the most storied big-game sportfish on the Atlantic seaboard.


The annual catch limit for wahoo and dolphin in the South Atlantic will increase on July 9, but fishermen probably won't notice the difference. Dolphin, wahoo catch limits will increase on July 9
945 Views - Posted: June 13 at 1:51 pm

NOAA Fisheries has announced new regulations for the Atlantic dolphin and wahoo fishery of the Atlantic, increasing annual catch limits effective on July 9, but most fishermen won’t notice much of a difference.


Morehead City-based Inspiration, captained by Casey Wagner, brought a 753.4-pound blue marlin to the scales Monday to lead the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament. Inspiration is Big Rock leader after boating huge marlin
1842 Views - Posted: June 09 at 7:27 pm

Rare has there been a day like Monday’s opening round of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City. Three big blue marlin were brought to the scales, and two of them may stay atop the leader board for the entire six days of action unless something else tremendous happens. 


The crew of Huge marlin wins Cape Fear tournament, sets record
1288 Views - Posted: June 09 at 12:01 pm

Capt. Hunter Blount, Jim Holmes and the crew of the “Coverage” out of Morehead City, are on a tear this year having won two of the first three of the tournaments in the N.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series, taking first place in the Cape Fear Blue Marlin tournament last weekend with an 821.2-pound blue marlin that set a tournament record.


Matthew McKnight and mate Ian Moulder admire McKnight's 73-pound bull dolphin, caught June 1 on the Huge Hatteras dolphin comes up just short of state record
1576 Views - Posted: June 08 at 6:30 pm

When Matthew McKnight left Rhinebeck, N.Y., to visit his brother, Sean, on the Outer Banks, the two decided that an offshore fishing trip was in order, and it was a great decision. Fishing on the “Big Tahuna” out of Teach’s Lair Marina in Hatteras on June 1, Matthew McKnight boated a 73-pound dolphin that was six pounds shy of the 21-year-old state record.


North Carolina fishermen will get 8 days in July to target red snapper. Feds announce 8-day season for red snapper
1036 Views - Posted: June 05 at 6:01 pm

Fishermen in the Carolinas and other South Atlantic states will have eight days to catch red snapper this month, it was announced in early June. 


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