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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...

Tidelines – July 2, 2020

If you find yourself in this crazy world craving anything that seems relatively normal, then you’re like me when I arranged for me...

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Tournament Reports – The Eastern Carolina Trout Series 2nd Event

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...

Tournament Reports – Cy’s World Trout and Redfish Rodeo

Tournament Reports – Cy’s World Trout and Redfish Rodeo

The 9th annual Cy’s World Trout and Redfish Rodeo took place November 30, 2019, out of Ocean Isle Fishing Center. Anglers fished one day, Saturday, and weighed in their two heaviest fish at the end of the day. The two-fish aggregate could be any combination of trout or red drum. Usually flounder is...

Tournament Reports – Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament

Tournament Reports – Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament

On November 2, 2019, 38 teams hit the water from Swansboro, Jacksonville, and Sneads Ferry to fish out big speckled trout in the 18th annual Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament. At the end of a day where wind and sprinkling rain set the scene for an eerie day on the water, anglers returned to the...

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Releases View all

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…

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…

Releases- August 29, 2019

Commercial harvest of spanish mackerel will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in state and federal waters. The fishery is closing because the regional commercial quota has been met. The National Marine Fisheries…

Product Reviews View all

Product Review – Squadron III

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

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

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

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

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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