• Fishery issues heat up
  • October fishing at its finest

    Collegiate football, falling leaves and a crisp, cool north wind indicate fall has officially set in Brunswick County. Most folks take this time to enjoy pumpkin patches, haunted houses and fairs, yet fishermen want to be anywhere but on land. The on-land festivities have their perks, yet watching your son, daughter, wife or husband reel in their first big king mackerel or redfish is a memory you will never forget.

  • Flooding and fishing issues

    I have received several phone calls and emails concerning the future status on our fishery after all the freshwater runoff. The honest answer is I really don’t know. We have gotten a tremendous amount of rain. There is water from inland flooding that will also have to make its way to the ocean. It probably will take weeks for things to get back to normal. The only good news I have is that this is the fall season. The big bull redfish were thick along the beach before this crazy event happened. I plan to go to the beach as soon as the rain clears to check things out.

  • Patience is a key to do well in tournaments
  • Time to run with the bulls
  • Hurry up and wait for great fall fishing

    Fall fishing took a hard U-turn on Brunswick County last week. The fantastic Spanish mackerel fishing has slowed, the sharks have been picky on what they’ve been wanting to eat and king mackerel fishing could be compared to watching paint dry. This week has been tough to say the least but it is only a matter of time before the fishing flame rekindles and fall fishing truly begins for Brunswick County.

  • It is time to go fishing

    The weather and fishing is changing rapidly now. Large schools of baitfish have moved into our area and some large predator fish are following them. Everything is migrating south or to deeper water for the winter. Flounder, black drum and redfish are all starting to feed more aggressively with each passing day as the water starts to cool. It is time to go fishing.

  • Fishing starts to fall into place
  • Beach action increases as temps decreas

    Every year, a cool, crisp north wind begins to blow in Brunswick County. The air becomes lighter, pumpkins appear on doorsteps and you can bet that a big king mackerel will be caught off Ocean Crest Pier. For some, these seasonal characteristics indicate that leaves will need to be picked up and Halloween costumes will need to be picked out. However, most Brunswick County fishermen know the leaves are not going anywhere and his or her costume will include a good pair of rubber boots and fishing bibs. It is safe to say fall is almost here.

  • Nearshore fishing at its finest

    When most people think of Labor Day weekend, they imagine boat rides, beach outings and refreshing beverages on a typically warm summer day. These folks assume they are getting the full Brunswick Island experience, yet the real excitement is coming from the incredible fishing just a few hundred yards off the beach.