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Fishing

  • How winds from the east can affect fishing
  • Tough fishing with tougher weather

    Every fisherman has his idea of what a perfect day on the water would be like. Whether it be catching mahi mahi and wahoo in the Gulf Stream on a warm spring day or catching king mackerel along the beach on a cool, crisp October morning, we all have our dream trip. And unfortunately, no matter how hard we have tried this year, the days where these dream trips have been fulfilled were few and far between.

  • Fin prick causes month of pain, anxiety

    The water temperatures have been very hot this year, staying close to 90 degrees most of the summer. The week of July 24 was the last week I have been able to do any fishing until this past week. It has taken about a month to recover from something that happens to me daily. As a charter guide, I get stuck by fish fins all the time, not to mention all the shrimp that horn me throughout the year. Well, one fish must have gotten me a little bit deeper and apparently was carrying some nasty bacteria. I knew within a few hours this incident was different.

  • Team Reel Blessed wins Jolly Mon King Classic

    At the beginning of every year, tournament king mackerel fishermen of Brunswick County start to plan which tournaments they are considering competing in. Some schedule to fish any event close to home while others struggle to fit one or two in their schedule. However, one tournament almost every angler strives to fish in is the Jolly Mon King Classic.

  • How to fish deep for Spanish mackerel

    Fishing off the Brunswick County coast was difficult last week. As I stated in my column last week, a combination of wind, scarcity of baitfish and high water temperatures have directly influenced how and when fish feed off our coast. And to put this problem in its simplest form, it’s too dang hot.

  • Highs and lows of summer fishing

    This time of year can really hurt fishermen’s feelings if they’re not careful. The seas are churned, the baitfish are scarce and the stifling temperatures don’t help, either. This is, in my opinion, one of the toughest times to fish off our coast.

  • A week full of big fish in Brunswick County
  • Stories to tell about ‘monster’ fish

    The fishing world around Ocean Isle Beach exploded this week with reports of big monster fish being caught. I had high expectations with a full moon and special clients coming in from West Virginia. Capt. Brant McMullan, Capt. Barrett McMullan and a unique crew of young children ventured 92 nautical miles offshore in search of a swordfish early last week. The crew was successful in landing a 245-pound swordfish, causing other anglers to ponder the idea to try out this fishery.

  • CCU second in S.H.A.R.E. King Mackerel Tournament

    Coastal Carolina’s fishing team has done it again.

    Last weekend it finished second in the S.H.A.R.E. King Mackerel Tournament, based out of Wrightsville Beach. As I stated in my column last week, the CCU fishing team earned top honors by placing first in the Got-Em-On King Mackerel tournament — and darn if it didn’t come out swinging again last weekend.

  • Coastal Carolina wins Got-Em-On King Classic