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Fishing

  • 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.

  • Drum-matic fishing after Hurricane Matthew
  • Detectives search for missing local man

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing local man. 

    Andy James Anderson, 34, was last seen in Bolivia on Wednesday, Oct. 5, BCSO spokeswoman Emily Flax said. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, blue shorts and white tennis shoes. 

    Anderson has family in Conway, S.C., and may be visiting homeless shelters, Flax said. 

    Anyone with information about Anderson's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Det. Kip Hester at 253-2777. 

  • Uncertainty lies ahead for our fishery

     

  • Treffingers third in U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

    Over the years, tournament king mackerel fishermen begin to realize that no matter how hard they try, some days are good, and some are bad. It typically isn’t the bait, boat or skirt you have tied to your leader. It’s usually about finding the right spot and hoping your number gets called. It’s a waiting game and all you can do is hope that patience pays off. On Saturday, Oct. 1,  it paid off for my wife, Kelly, and I, as well as the rest of team OIFC: Brant, Amy, Brayden, Caroline and Barrett McMullan.

  • Cooler weather brings better fishing

    It’s a seasonal transition period for our area and every element associated with fishing is letting us know. The cool morning breeze is just enough to make you think it’s fall, yet by 1 p.m., it’s 90 degrees. Nonetheless, the fish are beginning to cooperate as fall fishing is on our doorstep.