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Fishing

  • Spring fishing is in the air

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    No matter whether you rely on a groundhog or an almanac, it’s safe to say everyone got his dose of spring last weekend. With temperatures in the low 70s, many visitors and residents ventured outside to take in some warm sunshine we all have longed for. Some took this opportunity to go hiking, some took a seat outside at their favorite restaurant, and luckily some finally found it warm enough to venture offshore to do some fishing.

  • Fishing petition good start in the right direction
  • Key times to fish for winter wahoo

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger
    Another week of February fishing has come and gone. It is typical for this month to be filled with uncooperative weather, yet this year the offshore fishing has been just the same – tough and unforgiving.

  • Brunswick County bluefin tuna are back

    Winter showed back up for Brunswick County fishermen last week with temperatures dropping into the 30s with stiff northeast winds. Unfortunately, these winds prevented anglers to get offshore to go wahoo fishing yet didn’t stop most anglers from chasing after giant bluefin tuna.

  • It’s the same old fish story

     

  • Bluefin tuna action dwindles with rough weather

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    For the past several weeks, fishermen of our area have been blessed with both incredible weather and fishing for January. Typically, this month strictly revolves around fishing for trout inshore and preparing equipment for the busy summer season. However, 2017 had a different plan for us. Moderate temperatures in the mid-60s and light winds have brought local anglers another excuse to go offshore fishing.

  • Mixed report on redfish in January

    Another new year has come upon us and the spring fishing season is quickly approaching. Our January weather has been extremely mild with average high temperatures reaching well into the 60’s most of this month. We did see a quick and extreme cold spell in the second week of January that could have been dangerous. The lows quickly dropped into the teens and highs did not reach above the freezing mark for three days. This kind of sudden extreme temperature change can and did result in a cold stun event for our fish stocks.

  • Bluefin tuna caught off Carolina Beach

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Hoping for great weather, great fishing in 2017

    The past few weeks have been filled with shopping and traveling to see relatives, but believe it or not the new year is finally here. There have been many different forecasts and predictions for how good and bad the fishing will be, but this week, I’d like to give a quick recap of what good and bad occurred in 2016.

  • This is the season to be fishing for wahoo

    As winter proceeds to dig its roots into our region, hard northeast and southwest winds have sent most fishermen either into a tree stand or back inside the inlet in search of redfish and trout. Although both alternatives can produce action-filled days, they rarely fill the void of hearing an outrigger pop or simply being out of cellphone range for a while — both urges that drive fishermen to extremes at times. Yet with the average wave height of 6 feet last week, almost everyone has turned to his next best opportunity at outdoor excitement.