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Fishing

  • King mackerel and mahi mahi action in the 20-mile range

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishing has steadily improved over the Fourth of July weekend in Brunswick County. After the hard southwest winds we endured practically all last week, our coast finally caught a break with a few days of 10- to 15-knot winds. This brought the seas down offshore and finally gave the top water game fish, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, a chance to eat.

  • Reminders about why sharks attack

    The hot question on my charters lately has been about the shark attacks. Many folks are curious to know what a fisherman thinks about it. Well, the facts are for the most part human beings are being human. Most of the attacks have happened close to either an inlet or a pier, or witnesses have seen baitfish splashing in the water before an attack.

  • How to fish in rough weather
  • Wahooligans win Jolly Mon King Classic

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    The 2015 Jolly Mon week is officially in the books and, boy, was it a good one.

    This week was full of events and fishing tournaments, which began with the new Jolly Mon VIP tournament June 17. This particular tournament was designed to take the best anglers from our area and make them all fish in one spot. They were unable to possess live bait before leaving the dock. This eliminated all advantages larger fishing teams with larger boats have when fishing these tournaments.

  • Burning up the redfish

    The heat has raised the water temperature to the upper 80s and on occasion we have seen 92- degree water temperature at low tide in some of the creeks. At those temperatures, the bait in our live wells are having a hard time staying alive. You can add a few frozen bottles of water to the live well to extend your live bait’s longevity and keep them lively.

  • Annual Jolly Mon King Classic this weekend
  • Drum action heating up
  • Anglers encouraged to respond to flounder proposals

    The weather pattern was stable last week, giving us great fishing conditions. The ocean was calm enough for small boats fish the Spanish mackerel on the beach. Small boats venturing out of the Cape Fear River region around Yaupon and Ocean Crest pier also caught king mackerel. A few cobia also have been caught close to the beach, but most of the action is between 15 to 20 miles out.

  • June is all about variety

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Gulf Stream wishes come true

    Last weekend provided anglers a perfect example of what summertime fishing off our coast is all about. The weather finally calmed to where almost any angler with a boat could have fished nearshore on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. While fishing in these nearshore waters, anglers experienced great Spanish mackerel action as well as a few stray cobia on the 3- to 5-mile artificial reefs. These cobia will continue to populate artificial reefs and ledges as the water temperatures increase. Live and dead baits such as menhaden and squid are perfect offerings for the curious cobia.