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85-pound wahoo caught out of Beaufort Inlet

After experiencing a solid wahoo bite at a structure break known as “the Rise” about 50 miles south of Beaufort Inlet, Brian Barber of Pittsboro and his crew set a return course aboard the Gnarly Charley the following day, July the 24th, and were rewarded with an 85 1/2-pound wahoo that was landed by Chris McCall of Rougemont. 

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1 secret to hooking more bass on topwater lures

The fog is lifting off the surface of the calm lake, and the sun still hasn’t peaked above the tree line. These are perfect conditions for working a topwater plug near the shore for bass. Nothing is more exciting than calling a bass up to smash a lure on the surface.

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July 27 at 6:26 pm
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Angler catches 66-pound king mackerel on her first offshore trip

An angler’s first offshore fishing trip is often something they’ll never forget – especially if they land a 66-pound king mackerel. That’s exactly what happened to Kathryn McClure while being guided by Cory Swink aboard the Hawg Hunter. They trolled a stretch of live bottom about 20 miles off of Holden Beach on July 23 to produce the incredible catch, which measured 63 inches long with a girth of 28.5 inches.

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July 26 at 9:11 pm
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Swordfish run has bluewater anglers daring to attack the heat

For years, swordfishing off North Carolina’s coast meant spending the night offshore, fishing multiple live and dead baits at staggered depths from an illuminated boat. It could be productive, but the trip itself was an ordeal. But local anglers have recently found out that South Florida-style daylight fishing works just as well, if not better — if catches over the past week are any indication.

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July 25 at 3:37 pm
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1 tip to help you hook more flounder

“I can’t tell if I’ve got a fish or if I’m hung up in some debris,” said Monty Gardner while slowly reeling in his line in a creek near Holden Beach.

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July 22 at 3:42 pm
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State record pigfish caught out of Cape Lookout

Pigfish aren't a species that immediately brings visions of deeply bent rods and screaming reels, but there are N.C. state and IGFA world records and Jason Edwards' May 23rd catch has been approved for one and is pending for the other. Edwards' pigfish weighed 2 pounds and 12 ounces which bested the former N.C. state record by a half pound.

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July 22 at 11:14 am
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82-pound wahoo caught out of Wrightsville Beach

Although the crew of the Wee Doggie Fishing Team had mackerel on their minds while competing in the S.H.A.R.E King Mackerel Tournament out of Wrightsville Beach on July 17th, they made time for a world class wahoo when it slammed the longline of their trolling spread 15 miles outside of Little River Inlet. Fishing a patch of live bottom known as “the jungle”, Capt. Joey Crisp and Andy McInnis managed to stick an 82 pounder that measured 69 inches long with a girth of 28 inches.

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July 21 at 5:56 pm
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1 lure every speckled trout angler needs in his tackle box

Survey a handful of trout fishermen about their favorite lures for specks, and you’re liable to see several answers repeated a number of times: topwaters, soft-plastic shrimp under a popping cork, soft-plastic grubs on jigheads.

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July 21 at 10:25 am
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