|Potential state-record jack crevalle caught out of Wrightsville Beach
284 Views - Posted: April 18 at 8:49 am
A Wake Forest fishermen has caught a potential state-record jack crevalle out of Wrightsville Beach. Frank Dalli was fishing with his son, Luke, and Capt. Mike Jackson of Live Line Charters when he caught the big fish on April 2 – and another that was within a pound of a state record.
|North Carolina closes commercial netting for red drum until at least Sept. 1.
541 Views - Posted: April 17 at 12:01 pm
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has closed commercial fishing for red drum statewide because netters caught more than their allowable poundage for the entire season in just a few months last fall.
|Huge number of puppy drum invades sound behind Hatteras
271 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:00 am
Capt. Joey Van Dyke of Fingeance Charters in Hatteras said fishermen along the edge of Pamlico Sound are receiving a special treat this spring – an invasion of puppy drum. Van Dyke has not seen a spring like this one in either the numbers of fish or the intensity of the action.
|New Bern has been center of great speckled trout bite
303 Views - Posted: April 15 at 9:19 am
Even though it’s catch-and-release only for another two months, the speckled trout fishing around New Bern has been tremendous for the past two weeks, according to Capt. Joe Ward of Flydaddy Charters.
|Albemarle Sound fish get special attention
40 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Striped bass are one of the few fish managed by specific bodies of water in North Carolina The Albemarle Sound Management Area begins at the Virginia border in Currituck Sound and runs along the western side of the Outer Banks to Eagles Nest Bay, just south of Oregon Inlet. From there, the area’s border crosses the upper tip of Pamlico Sound to Roanoke Marshes Point, a few miles south of Manns Harbor. Moving inland, it includes all of Albemarle, Croatan, Currituck and Roanoke sounds, plus the Alligator, North, Pasquotank, Little, Perquimans, Yeopim, Scuppernong and Chowan rivers and all the creeks that flow into the sounds and rivers. The western boundary is the mouth of the Roanoke River near Plymouth.
|Red drum starting to perk up in creeks in lower end of Brunswick County
334 Views - Posted: April 14 at 8:12 am
Red drum bite in the creeks of southern Brunswick County all year, but Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters in Ocean Isle said they are starting to warm up and feed more aggressively.
61 Views - Posted: April 10 at 9:00 am
North Carolina fishermen yearning for the thrill of competition will have more choices this year. The economy may be picking up, and boat sales have definitely improved from the flat-line crash of a few years ago.
|Stripers, specks on the move in Tar, Pamlico rivers
516 Views - Posted: April 09 at 12:01 pm
Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath said two weeks of warm weather had done wonders for the fishing in the Tar and Pamlico rivers. The stars of the show have been stripers, which everyone expects to see moving upriver in April, and speckled trout, which were a question mark to many after the January trout kill in the Pungo River.
|Carolina Beach inshore action improving, needs just a little more warmth
634 Views - Posted: April 04 at 6:00 am
Capt. Lewis Emery of Carolina Beach said fishing isn’t wide open yet, but he’s certainly seeing a good sample of what is to come, and he expects to see steady improvement.
|Fishing in Atlantic Beach area is picking up daily
458 Views - Posted: April 03 at 6:00 pm
Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach said he is getting good reports of improved fishing here and there, and with a good forecast for the next 10 days, he expects spring fishing to really improve.
|Albemarle Sound stripers are there for the taking before the spawning run begins
67 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
Stripers are one of the winter staples for fishermen in Albemarle Sound, and Capt. Karl Helmkamp of Fistful Charters knows all about them, especially how to catch them.
|Southern Kingfish Association closes up shop
731 Views - Posted: April 01 at 6:01 am
The Southern Kingfish Association (SKA), sanctioning body of the Mercury Kingfish Trail and promoter of the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour, has shut down. SKA members and tournament directors received e-mails on March 26 from managing partner Jack Holmes stating the organization would cease operations immediately. The notice cited dwindling participation, reduced sponsorships and increased operation costs as the reasons for the decision.
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