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Fishing

  • Cold weather pushes fish into winter pattern

    Brunswick County has endured many temperature fluctuations during December and January, yet this week’s cold front is definitely making it feel more like winter. With nighttime lows in the 30s, folks can finally break out their favorite winter jacket or burn their firewood they spent all fall cutting. Surprisingly, fish go through seasonal transitions as well. However, their changes revolve around migrating to find food or warmer water.

  • Tactics to improve your wahoo fishing

    As the New Year rang in, we awoke to a crisp, cool change in weather. The rain diminished, the fog lifted and the seas finally subsided. This change enabled those to get started on their New Year’s resolutions but most importantly gave fishermen an ample opportunity to get out on the water. I mentioned in the columns last week this cooler weather could possibly improve the fishing for our offshore waters, and it did just that.

  • Speckled trout action good for this time of year
  • ’Tis the season to be bluefinning

    It’s like every time I attempt to pack my shorts away for the winter, I find myself having to bring them back out again. I mean, 80 degrees on Christmas? Incredible, to say the least. The warmth has been a burden to some who enjoy cooler weather. However, I can assure you that almost all Brunswick County fishermen are soaking up every minute of the comfortable temperatures. These temperatures not only are Mother Nature’s Christmas present for fishermen but also have the fish swimming around singing “Jingle Bell Rock.”

  • Take advantage of crazy fishing conditions
  • Fishing continues with warm weather

     

    That moment when everything falls into place. For some this means closing a contract with a supplier or throwing the game-winning pass in the fourth quarter. However, to most fishermen it means your boat performed incredibly, the targeted fish would not stay off the hook and your son or daughter reeled in the first “big one.” These days are few and far between yet this weekend had many local anglers considering their perfect day offshore had been achieved.

  • Frick’s believe-it-or-not fish stories

    When you spend as much time on the water as I do, there is a chance you will see some pretty cool stuff. One of the most common questions I get asked each year from my charter clients is this: What is the craziest thing I have seen on the water?

    It is often hard to pull just one crazy thing out of my head when put on the spot. After pondering this question for some time, I have come up with a few quick little stories to share with you. Some of you may believe them and some will not — but trust me, these things actually happened.

  • Time to use the Christmas fishing excuse

    As we enter the second week of December, it is safe to say winter is letting us know it is only a few weeks away. Fluctuating temperatures have kept Brunswick County fishermen on their toes when selecting their clothing, as well as where they have been fishing.

  • Great fishing continues with great weather

    I recently have been forced to look at the calendar almost every day to reassure myself we are in December. Temperatures have stayed in high 60s and, compared with the monsoons of October, we have stayed fairly dry. With all this great weather, the fish really don’t have a reason to migrate, which leaves fishermen of Brunswick county with another great week of fall fishing.

  • Southern flounder get protection