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Fishing

  • Kings and wahoo head up fall offshore action

    There is no question now that fall is here. Blue jeans and sweatshirts are the norm, and I for one wish it would stay this way year round. Some have accused me of thinking like a fish, and this may be further evidence as apparently the fish prefer this weather as well.

  • Brunswick’s inshore fishing landing kings, drum

    Thus far the story of fall inshore fishing in Brunswick County has been one of big fish. While tainted waters from the flooding have made catching smaller fare a little more difficult than usual at times, live bait fishing for king mackerel and big red drum has been wildly successful. It’s great news for those who are after big game but less good for those of us seeking smaller redfish, trout and flounder.

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament this weekend

    The last day to register for the 2010  U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at the Southport Marina. The tournament had been scheduled for the first weekend  in October but was postponed because of the weather. Tournament fishing days are Oct. 15-16. This is a captain’s choice tournament, which means participants can fish both days. 

  • 34.77-pound mackerel is winning catch in Rumble in the Jungle

    The eight annual Rumble in The Jungle King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, presented by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club, took place Saturday at Harborgate Marina. A total of 102 boats entered the one-day competition, and 61 of those entries weighed in a fish.

  • Redfish, flounder best bets for anglers now

    Fall fishing has finally arrived in Brunswick County, and the lower water temperatures have fish in a feeding frenzy. The best bets so far have been on redfish and flounder, while king and Spanish mackerel and bluefish are roaming with increasing frequency.  spot and still waiting on the big runs.

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel tourney postponed to Oct. 15-16

    After weighing the forecasted tracks of Tropical Depression 16, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament board of directors has determined the safest course of action was  to postpone the 2010 tournament. The 2010 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament dates have been changed to Oct. 15-16 with registration from 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at Southport Marina. For more information, visit www.usopenkmt.com or call (910) 457-5787.

  • Big changes in the weather, but at a price

    Well, we got our wish. The weather did change, but not so gracefully. 

    You may remember my pendulum theory regarding the weather; weather swings like a pendulum: if it goes too far one way, it will swing back too far the other in order to equalize. I know it’s been hot the past several weeks, but if you think back, other than the heat, it has been very good weather. Little to no rain and light winds have been the rule a big part of the summer. 

  • Fall fishing has finally arrived

    After the weather has finally given us a break, fall fishing has arrived on the Brunswick County coast. After a long, hot summer and then a burst of heavy rain and flooding conditions, the fish are running a little bit behind this year. But water temperatures are falling and anglers are waiting for the true fall fishing to turn on any day.

    Reports from up the coast to the north show some Carolina piers in the Wilmington region have already had some early spot runs. That is being closely watched by Brunswick pier anglers, as any day now the spot could come in bunches.

  • Warm water slows fishing progress

    Beach water temperatures are still higher than 80 degrees and that is not a sign of fall fishing. Although the air temperatures at night have been falling into the 60s, the days are still warm and the water temperatures are staying the same. Typically this time of year, we have seen a few more cold fronts and some cooler nights that drop water temperatures into the 70s. Until that time, fishing will continue on its late summer pattern, which hasn’t been too impressive.

  • Fishing season can turn from good to great

    Anglers are awaiting the arrival of true fall fishing, but in the meantime the action has been pretty solid. Already a lot of bait is in the water and the gamefish are on the move. The fishing season could turn from good to great any day now.

    The big inshore fishing action right now is on the redfish, which are making a showing in different sizes just about everywhere. There are big red drum out at the jetties, slot-size and bigger redfish in the surf off the piers, and puppy drum and rat reds running the tide inshore.