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Fishing

  • 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.

  • Winter weather slows fishing in the area

    By Derek Treffinger

    Christmas is quickly approaching yet it seems the only thing under the tree for Brunswick County fishermen is bad weather. In the past two weeks, the days to venture offshore have been few and far between. One would think that cold, wet weather would be holding most fishermen from going offshore, yet this time of year usually revolves around wind.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman safely located

    A woman reported missing from Ocean Isle Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 15,  has been safely located, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said on Thursday, Nov. 17. 

    Bernice Huntley Logan, 82, of 1826 Waterwing Drive, had last spoken to her family Monday, Nov. 14, and was reported missing the following day. The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Wednesday, Nov. 16, that has now been cancelled.

  • Ocean Isle Beach team second in SKA National Championship

    It seems as if fall left just as quickly as it arrived. The week following Halloween, offshore fishing was absolutely incredible, yet one could believe winter is approaching as nighttime temperatures dipped into the low 50s. This caused many to break out their winter jackets and also sent the fish into a winter pattern, as well. Some may think this winter pattern is bad but it really all depends on what you are targeting and how far you are willing to run to catch fish.

  • Fishing for trout in beautiful weather
  • Cool down fires up the fish

    The weather has been stable after Hurricane Matthew’s passing and, thankfully, dry as well. It appears that it will remain dry for the next several days and that is good news for folks inland who are trying to clean up from floodwaters. The weather also has made some quick changes in temperatures, finally making it feel more like fall weather and really firing up the fish.

  • Rescheduled Fall Brawl this weekend

    October is a month any fisherman enjoys. Temperatures cool, baitfish begin their annual migrations and it seems as if from the beach to the Gulf Stream fish are willing to bite. For some, October, is all about pumpkin picking and Friday night football games, yet to any angler along North Carolina’s coast, it means it’s time to go fishing.

  • Fish continue to bite after Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew ripped through our county a couple weeks ago and with it came record-setting flood waters to inland areas and destruction to properties along the beach. Aside from the horrific damage Matthew caused, folks who suffered minor damage or none at all began to wonder how the storm would affect the fishing. Before the storm, fishing was in full swing with fish biting from the surf to the Gulf Stream. However, once Matthew made its presence upon the Carolina coast, our fantastic fall fishery came to a screeching halt.