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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....

Tidelines – August, 2020

When one door closes, often another door opens, and that’s what luckily happened to me—a red drum door opened—in the days leading...

Tournament Reports View all

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...

Tournament Reports – Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament

Over 170 anglers crowded Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach, NC, to participate in the 15th annual Dogfish Tournament that took place on Saturday, January 25. The single day event’s allotted fishing time stretched from 1:00-8:00 pm, giving anglers both daylight and dusk to pursue a winning...

Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 2nd Event

On Saturday, February 8, the second event in this year’s Eastern Carolina Winter Trout Series, sponsored by Holloman HTG and AC, took place. With three locations to launch from (Jacksonville, Sneads Ferry, or Swansboro), anglers spent the day fishing with artificials only. Five payouts are awarded...

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Releases View all

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…

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…

Releases – September 12, 2019

The recreational and commercial southern flounder seasons closed Sept. 4 in North Carolina waters. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission made the decision at its meeting, adopting the Southern Flounder Fishery Management…

Product Reviews View all

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...

Product Review – AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring

AquaTraction Advanced Marine Flooring, offered exclusively in North Carolina by Buckshot Marine out of Morehead City, is designed to add style and comfort to your boat while offering a durable, non-slip surface for all your boating needs. Made with proprietary,...

Product Review- AFTCO Fillet Knives

In a market full of fish fillet knives, AFTCO’s new offering is a powerful introduction. The 8”, 10”, and 12” versions meet all of the expectations and requirements of a premium brand when needing to fill the cooler with fillets from the day’s...

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