There’s still time left to weigh in on possible changes to Off Road Vehicle access on Cape Hatteras, one of the country’s best surf fishing locations. Check out Sid Dobrin’s From the Head explanation about the situation, then visit www.keepamericafishing.org/saving-hatteras-surf-fishing to take action!
Earlier this month, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries certified angler Toby Grantham’s 46-pound African pompano (Alectis ciliaris) as a new state record. Grantham caught the fish on May 11, 2014 while fishing off of North Carolina’s Atlantic Beach. Grantham’s fish bested the previous record of 40 pounds, 10 ounces by 5 pounds and […]
It’s that time of year. North Carolina offshore and inshore waters are abundant with fish and the fish are doing those things that make fishing North Carolina part of the lore and legend. Offshore, the Gulf Stream is serving up billfish. We’re hearing reports of steady catches of sailfish, white marlin, and blue marlin. The […]
Let’s face it, there are few places in the world that offer up as much fishing potential as North Carolina’s Outer Banks during the summer. And right now, offshore OBX is lighting up. We’re getting reports from Oregon Inlet and up and down the Outer Banks that yellowfin tuna, dolphin, cobia, king mackerel, and wahoo […]
Well, the water is starting to warm again, and the dolphin have returned to the Tar Heel State’s offshore waters. In fact, reports are that the dolphin bite is exceptional right now, and we’re hearing about good sized fish. Bigger fish are being reported farther out, in the 100-200 fathom range, but fish are also […]
The weather these last few weeks have made fishing off of North Carolina’s Outer Banks less than ideal. And with film crews waiting around to tape episodes of Wicked Tuna, the atmosphere around Oregon Inlet has been a bit antsy as everyone has been waiting for good weather and the opportunity to find tuna. Fortunately, […]
From the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries: North Carolina will close all coastal waters to commercial and recreational spotted seatrout harvest for an indefinite period beginning at noon Friday [February 7, 2014]. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Louis Daniel issued a proclamation today implementing the closure, after consulting with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission […]
Saltwater Nation anglers from North Carolina to both Florida coasts are reporting some great wintertime redfishing. In North Carolina and South Carolina, were getting reports of big winter time schools, some 300-400 fish schools. In Florida, we’re hearing about big reds in Mosquito Lagoon and Tampa Bay, as well as in the mouths of Gulf […]
We were talking with some friends in Wrightsville Beach, NC today who are conveying some rather intriguing news about southern North Carolina fishing as December heads into its final days. It is, indeed cold in NC, but not as cold as it could be. It’ll be in the mid 50s today, and perhaps up into […]
This great little video popped up on YouTube today depicting the catch and release of a 600-pound blue marlin off the Hatteras coast. The video was shot on an iphone, so it’s not professional by any stretch, but it’s still a great little clip to watch. We’ve also learned that the fish was taken by […]
The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament has posted a great photo gallery from this weekend’s tournament, You check out all of the great pics here: http://www.southporttimes.com/usopen/2013gallery.html FISH ON!
The U.S. King Mackerel Tournament is underway in Southport-Oak Island, North Carolina. The tournament has run for 34 years and this years boasts total prizes worth $172,000. More than 425 boats registered for this year’s tournament which got underway Thursday and runs through tonight. FISH ON!
We’re hearing from Saltwater Nation Anglers along the southern parts of North Carolina that king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) action has been great this past week and looks to be hot over the labor day weekend. We’ve heard from a number of anglers who have been catching kings from area piers. Likewise, we’re hearing about kings […]
Earlier today the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted down a proposal to list the Pamlico Sound under a secondary nursery and make it off limits to trawling. North Carolinians have argued over fishing rights in the Sound for decades. Shrimp trawling in North Carolina is the second largest commercial fishing interest in the state. […]
For those of us who have spent many years fishing the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this is the time of year we wait all year for: the time when the offshore bite is on fire and the water boils with big game fish. Charter captains at Pirates Cove in Manteo and the fleet at […]
The Carteret County Marine Fisheries Advisory Board in North Carolina met tonight in Beaufort and adopted a resolution to oppose portions of House Bill 983, titled 2013 Fisheries Economic Development Act. The Bill, which you can read in its entirety here, proposes to designate red drum, sea trout, and striped bass as coastal sport fish, […]