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Fishing

  • Fishing heats up with calm, mild weather

    January can be an extremely tough month for Brunswick County fishermen. Air temperatures are frigid, marine conditions are predominantly rough, and “honey-do” lists’ seem to increase every time you tinker with fishing tackle. Yet somewhere past the howling winds and dismal days there is hope that a day will come to head offshore again. Not knowing what the targeted species may be, but simply to push the throttles forward and head out to the blue water.

  • What fishing boat power do you want for spring?

    What in the world can a fisherman write about in this kind of weather? The possibility of a nasty winter storm just squeaked by our coastline last weekend. Several areas north of us recorded the second worst snow storm in their history. I expect we will see a few more opportunities for a nasty winter storm along our coastline before April. The good news is that the forecast for Feb. 1 shows highs in the mid-60s. Those kinds of temperatures just might put a few people on the water. What can you expect to encounter out there?

  • The game plan for dreary days
  • Boat maintenance begins with cold, rough conditions
  • Cold weather pushes fish into winter pattern

    Brunswick County has endured many temperature fluctuations during December and January, yet this week’s cold front is definitely making it feel more like winter. With nighttime lows in the 30s, folks can finally break out their favorite winter jacket or burn their firewood they spent all fall cutting. Surprisingly, fish go through seasonal transitions as well. However, their changes revolve around migrating to find food or warmer water.

  • Tactics to improve your wahoo fishing

    As the New Year rang in, we awoke to a crisp, cool change in weather. The rain diminished, the fog lifted and the seas finally subsided. This change enabled those to get started on their New Year’s resolutions but most importantly gave fishermen an ample opportunity to get out on the water. I mentioned in the columns last week this cooler weather could possibly improve the fishing for our offshore waters, and it did just that.

  • Speckled trout action good for this time of year
  • ’Tis the season to be bluefinning

    It’s like every time I attempt to pack my shorts away for the winter, I find myself having to bring them back out again. I mean, 80 degrees on Christmas? Incredible, to say the least. The warmth has been a burden to some who enjoy cooler weather. However, I can assure you that almost all Brunswick County fishermen are soaking up every minute of the comfortable temperatures. These temperatures not only are Mother Nature’s Christmas present for fishermen but also have the fish swimming around singing “Jingle Bell Rock.”

  • Take advantage of crazy fishing conditions
  • Fishing continues with warm weather

     

    That moment when everything falls into place. For some this means closing a contract with a supplier or throwing the game-winning pass in the fourth quarter. However, to most fishermen it means your boat performed incredibly, the targeted fish would not stay off the hook and your son or daughter reeled in the first “big one.” These days are few and far between yet this weekend had many local anglers considering their perfect day offshore had been achieved.