Search Results

Previous123456...120

Wahoo bite gives Cape Fear fishermen plenty of action

The fall wahoo fishing off North Carolina compares to anywhere in the world. Citation size for wahoo begins at 40 pounds, and many citation wahoo are caught here — a few approaching or exceeding 100 pounds. It’s a longer run to productive waters from Cape Fear, but fishermen willing to make the run catch plenty of wahoo.†

Read More...
October 18 at 11:01 pm
1271 Views

Kayak safety for ocean fishing

Part of the fun of tackling big fish from a kayak is fishing with your friends and reliving the experience when telling the story. The first part, fishing with friends, is a key part of safety and the second, reliving the experience when telling the story, means having a safe and successful trip. The U.S. Coast Guard has minimum standards for required safety equipment in kayaks, and it has a longer list of suggested safety equipment.

Read More...
October 15 at 7:00 am
424 Views

Handling large fish for release

The fall fishery off Oak Island for kings and red drum is a fishery for large fish, some of which must be released. Many fishermen keep king mackerel to eat, and that is good as they are very weak after being fought to a kayak and their odds of healthy survival are not good. On the other hand, red drum may be weak after the fight but have a high survival rate if handled properly and not held out of the water too long for pictures.†

Read More...
October 15 at 7:00 am
187 Views

A new take on Sloppy Joes

Some readers are happy to share their game and fish recipes, but the number is small, and I believe it’s more from bashfulness than anything else.

Read More...
October 08 at 9:00 am
690 Views

Two if by sea - Oak Islandís fantastic fall kayak fishery

The nearshore ocean off North Carolina’s Oak Island has attracted fish and fishermen for decades. It is one of only a few south-facing beaches along the coast of the Carolinas, and the unique westerly flow of water running out the Cape Fear River carries bait down the beach for a ways instead of sweeping it to the north like at most other inlets. This unique movement of water holds a variety of baitfish along the beaches, and big fish move in to enjoy the buffet.

Read More...
October 01 at 7:00 am
1188 Views

Southport angler decks 9.6-pound flounder

Jim Barkowski and Bob Paloncy have been enjoying good fishing around Southport, N.C. this summer, and Barkowski added an exclamation point when he boated a 9.6 pound flatfish on Sept. 13 in deeper water than they’d been fishing all summer.

Read More...
September 25 at 4:44 pm
6658 Views

Carolina Beach angler catches 11+ pound flounder

Mike Norris of Carolina Beach weighed in his second double digit flounder of 2017 earlier this month. The fish weighed 11 pounds, 3 ounces, surpassing the 10-pound, 14-ounce flatfish he caught on July 26. Both fish were 28 inches long, and they both had girths of 23 inches.

Read More...
September 20 at 1:01 pm
17378 Views

Dove: Stew? Stroganoff?

I’ve always thought of stews and stroganoff as comfort foods. They’re also excellent ways to stretch a small amount of meat, and sometimes that is needed when working with doves, which don’t carry a lot of meat anyway and have a way of making you miss so that a big mess of birds isn’t always a given.

Read More...
September 08 at 9:00 am
853 Views
Previous123456...120