Dolphin are among the most-popular offshore fish taken out of Hatteras and other North Carolina ports. Dolphin: Clown prince of the open ocean
81 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am

With their bright colors and wild, entertaining acrobatics, dolphin are considered by many to be the clown prince of the open ocean. They have neon upper body colors of blue and green that taper to bright yellow sides and shiny white bellies. 

Funds to dredge the ferry channel from Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet  are currently unavailable, which makes for a hardship for local boaters and ferry passengers. Hatteras Inlet
144 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am

Hatteras Inlet has a stormy history, but the changes in the past decade have created storms that have little to do with the weather. The original inlet was south of the current inlet and closed in 1764. The current inlet was opened in 1846 by the same storm that opened Oregon Inlet about 50 miles to the north.

Big, gaffer-sized dolphin have invaded the waters out of Hatteras. Hatteras captain expects dolphin fishing to return to fantastic as soon as seas subside
572 Views - Posted: May 11 at 3:12 pm

Fishermen headed offshore from Hatteras received a few days of R&R over the weekend as tropical storm Ana stirred up the ocean, but Capt. Jeremy Hicks of Calypso Sportfishing expects the dolphin, tuna and wahoo to resume their relentless attack as soon as the seas subside.

With Wes Schwabe on the rod, Mark Chambers and Steven Meyers boated this 110-inch blue marlin while fishing in a 24-foot center console boat offshore out of Morehead City. Small-boat crew decks enormous blue marlin out of Morehead City
11166 Views - Posted: May 07 at 7:00 pm

What does a 550-pound blue marlin that measures almost 10-feet long look like inside a 24-foot center-console boat?

Lots of gaffer dolphin have piled into the bluewater offshore of Morehead City in the past week. Dolphin bite out of Morehead City has been off the charts
2480 Views - Posted: May 06 at 6:55 am

Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing in Atlantic Beach said a full-blown dolphin bite is taking place around the Big Rock, Swansboro Hole, the Rise and other popular offshore fishing destinations, with the bite taking off a few days ago after the first fish showed up in the middle of April.

Fishermen will be able to target black sea bass in waters north of Cape Hatteras in 10 days. Black sea bass closure ends May 15 north of Cape Hatteras
966 Views - Posted: May 05 at 8:37 am

The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 15 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras, according to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

Mark Melnyk, host of the World Fishing Network’s “Guided”, landed his first-ever dolphin on a 2009 trip out of Hatteras. Cover the Cape - Dolphin headline a tremendous month of offshore fishing out of North Carolina’s Hatteras village
132 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am

Cape Hatteras has gained the reputation as the billfish capital of the east coast, largely because it juts far enough into the Atlantic Ocean that the Gulf Stream passes by not too many miles offshore, bringing with it loads of blue and white marlin, spearfish, swordfish and sailfish. 

Boats out of Hatteras have been running into bluefin tuna north of Diamond Shoals. Tuna of all kinds showing up on nice days off Hatteras
1192 Views - Posted: March 16 at 8:45 am

Capt. Steve "Creature" Coulter of Sea Creature Sportfishing in Hatteras said offshore fishing is showing signs of promise and appears to be shaping up for a good spring, with good catches on days when the wind and weather allows trips, including a decent showing of bluefin tuna.

The crew of the Fish Bucket landed this 1,005-pound bluefin tuna last Tuesday about 3 1/2 miles out of Beaufort Inlet. Largest North Carolina bluefin ever, by 200 pounds, caught out of Beaufort Inlet
81228 Views - Posted: January 19 at 3:24 pm

Bluefin tuna fishing around Morehead City is shaping up to be one of the best in years, and last Tuesday, it may have hit its peak. After a grueling battle that lasted 3 ˝ hours over nearly 10 miles of ocean, two fishermen trolling near Beaufort inlet hauled in what is unofficially the largest bluefin tuna ever brought to North Carolina scales, weighing 1,005 pounds and measuring 115 inches long.

South of Cape Hatteras, fishermen like Rube McMullan are allowed five black sea bass per day, with a 13-inch size minimum. Black sea bass rules and regulations
479 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Brunswick County anglers are fishing the South Atlantic stock of black sea bass, regardless of where that fish came from or is going. Black sea bass have been divided into three different stocks, the Mid-Atlantic, the South Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Dress warmly and don’t forget a toboggan on your head while fishing for black sea bass during the winter. Safety comes first, especially during the winter
814 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Winter can be a great time to fish. In Brunswick County, the temperature usually climbs into at least the 50s during the day, so it doesn’t feel oppressively cold, and you often have the ocean to yourself.

There’s no time better than January to run  into nice black sea bass relatively close to the beaches of Brunswick County. Bust Brunswick bass - Cool weather makes for great action on black sea bass off Brunswick County’s beaches
694 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am

When the temperature plummets and the tourists head back inland for a long, cold winter, fish are still around to be caught in the waters off Brunswick County. It may take braving some chilly mornings or late afternoons, but the south-facing beaches are perfectly situated for sneaking out on a nice day to catch black sea bass.