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Fishing

  • Fishermen welcome Kingfish Cup tournament series

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    March can be an extremely fickle month both with fishing and weather. Many of the local fishermen call this month and April transition months because of how much changes within the fishing world between the last cold front and that first day your car air-conditioner is on full blast. Typically, local fishermen spend their time maintaining and upgrading their boats yet eagerly wait for the next calm day to make the run to the Gulf Stream.

  • Spring is here, but where are the fish?

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Throughout this past week, many of us probably had to remind ourselves that we do in fact live in North Carolina and not South Florida. One could expect these temperatures in March and April, but 82 degrees in the middle of February is incredible. With how warm the weather has been, many Brunswick County fishermen ventured out on the water to try to shake off some cabin fever.

  • Flounder creel limits reduced

    This winter has been extremely mild with beautiful weather and well above average temperatures with the exception of a few cold days in December. The fishing world has been relative quiet in the backwater, but the offshore fishery continues to make headlines with huge bluefin tuna being caught close to shore and a good wahoo bite in the Gulf Stream.

  • 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.