• Warm temperatures bring tough fishing

    As we enter the first week of August, most Brunswick County residents are more concerned about staying cool instead of their next fishing trip. This time of year brings unbearably hot temperatures to our region that give most of our predatory fish a bad case of lockjaw. These species, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, refuse to eat. Every year different bait presentations are tried, yet the fish do not bite as well as they do in the fall and spring. This leaves charter fishermen like myself with the question, “Will they decide to bite today?”

  • Four steps to catching Spanish mackerel
  • It’s flounder time
  • Offshore fishing has been hit or miss

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger


    It is said that fishing off Brunswick County’s coast can be world class one day and absolutely miserable the next. This theory held true for most anglers who ventured offshore  last week in search of mahi-mahi, king mackerel and cobia.

  • Sporadic fishing patterns


    By Capt. Jacob Frick

  • 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.