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Tidelines – October 2020

Every September calls for at least one citation red drum trip in the Neuse/Pamlico, and this year it was Capt. Jeff Koen, of Salt and...

Tidelines – September, 2020

Weather is always a factor with offshore trips, and such was the case with my annual offshore bottom fishing trip scheduled with Capt....

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Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 3rd Event

With freezing air temps and cold inshore waters, 12 boats joined the quest on February 22 to fish for trophy trout in the third event of the Eastern Carolina Winter Trout Series. This was the third of five events. Series participants earn points for their placement in each individual tournament event...

Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 1st Event

The Eastern Carolina Winter Trout Series kicked off the season this year on January 4th. Anglers had the choice to fish solo or in a team, and anglers picked one of three launch sites to start from (Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry, or Swansboro). Strong winds and rain didn’t seem to deter, as 17 boats launched...

Tournament Reports – Seaview Fishing Pier Dogfish Tournament

The Seaview Fishing Pier, located in North Topsail Beach, hosted their fourth annual dogfish tournament this year on Saturday, February 15. Contestants paid $10 per rod plus a $14 day pier fee and fished from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm. Payouts for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were awarded, and...

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Releases View all

Releases – October 2020

Based on the best available landings information, NOAA Fisheries has determined that the Atlantic blue marlin, white marlin, and roundscale spearfish…

Releases – September, 2020

Dolphin are critically important to the recreational fishery in the South Atlantic, and yet manipulations by federal fisheries managers continue to…

Releases – August 2020

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council recently designated 30 artificial reef sites off North Carolina and four new sites off South Carolina…

Releases – July 2, 2020

Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey has announced the 2020 commercial flounder seasons. The southern flounder season will open and close…

Releases – March 19, 2020

Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey has announced that the 2020 recreational flounder season will be Aug. 16 through Sept. 30 for internal…

Releases – Winter 2019-2020

Another casualty of climate change will likely be shoreline recreational fishing, according to new research from North Carolina State University and…

Releases – November 14, 2019

After their popular introductory fisheries science course, North Carolina Sea Grant’s fisheries extension specialists Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio are launching a companion class that provides an overview of…

Releases – October 24, 2019

Implementation of the management strategies adopted in Amendment 2 was deemed critical to successful rebuilding of the southern flounder stock. To ensure that harvest reductions are not delayed while more comprehensive…

Releases – October 10, 2019

The Division of Marine Fisheries has heard from many fishermen with questions about the management measures adopted in the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2. Here are the answers to those most…

Releases – September 26, 2019

Operation North State (ONS) and its numerous and generous supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s people, places, products, and pride (especially in the Oak Island/Southport community) to help…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review – Battalion II Slow Pitch Rods

Popularized in Japan, slow pitch jigging continues to gain traction as a go-to technique for saltwater anglers in the United States on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The slow pitch jigging technique is employed by anglers in search of grouper,...

Product Review – Squall II Star Drag Reels

The new PENN Squall II Star Drag reels, designed to meet the rigors of hard-hitting saltwater species from the surf or the boat, are being upgraded with angler-friendly features. Lightweight and quick on the retrieve, the PENN Squall II Star Drag reels...

Product Review – Squadron III

Penn’s new Squadron III Inshore and Surf rods bring best-in-class durability and versatility at accessible price points to meet the needs of saltwater anglers, whether they fish from a boat or the beach. The Squadron III Inshore rods deliver a lightweight,...

Product Review – Swobbit Cleaning System

As a boat owner, one of the most frustrating tasks at the end of an adventure is clean up. Finding where you put the brushes, towels, squeegees, and absorbers after the last boat cleaning can be frustrating and time consuming. The complete Swobbit Cleaning...

Product Review – AFTCO hoodie

If it’s possible to have an apparel “multi-tool,” AFTCO has developed it with its new Camo Reaper Technical Fleece Hoodie. The comfort factor this new pull-over provides is a game-changer while progressing through your daily activities, fishing...

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