• Cobia, here we come

     Derek Treffinger

    During the Memorial Day weekend, tourists and anglers alike flocked to the Brunswick beaches to have their first big vacation. While packing the beach chairs, sunscreen and coolers, they realize their favorite fishing rod isn’t packed up. Or will they even need it this year? The answer is yes.

  • Fishing conditions have been above average

     By Derek Treffinger

    What a great first two weeks of May. Our waters have begun to warm up and so has the fishing. From near shore to the Gulf Stream, anglers are finally starting to bring back nice catches. Not to mention, the fishing conditions have been above average the past couple weeks.

    In these past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to fish almost every good weather day we have been given by Mother Nature. Whether on a charter or fun fishing, I’ve been out there. From these trips, I can assure you the fish are hungry.

  • A surprise while fishing with artificial lures


    The waterways are already starting to get busy with weekend traffic. The next two weeks will be our last calm before the storm. Fishing season has been in full swing for several weeks, but summer vacation begins June 1. The waterway will be packed with joy riders, skiers and fishing boats commuting from one spot to another. It is time to tighten down the screws and get ready for the busy season.

  • It is time to become a beach bum

    The temperatures in our area go from one extreme to another in a hurry. It seemed as if the cold weather was never going to go away earlier this year and now we already have had several days in the 90’s. The warmer temperatures continue to bring more action and life to our backwater marsh. Redfish, trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead and Spanish mackerel are all species that can be targeted this time of year.

  • Light switch is ‘on’ for fishing

    By Derek Treffinger


    It is frustrating how fishing can turn on and off like a light switch. One day we couldn’t catch a cold, the next we couldn’t keep the fish off our hooks long enough to set lines. It may be moon phase, wave height, water temperature or wind speed. Yet one thing is for sure: we never know until we get out there and fish. Fortunately for many, this weekend that light switch finally decided to turn on. 

  • May we fish
  • Meg Fletcher receives Clary Medal

        Meg Keeter Fletcher of West Brunswick High School and Alexander Bruce White of Maiden High School are the recipients of the ninth annual Clary Medals awarded by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

                      They were honored at the NCHSAA’s annual meeting, Thursday, May 1, at the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Troll what you know

     Fishermen spend countless hours analyzing weather patterns and temperatures to fulfill the ultimate fantasy of having a great day on the water. Last week, anglers finally got the opportunity to make their fantasy come true. After the previous weekend’s cold temperatures and gale force winds, Mother Nature finally gave in and gave our coast some decent spring weather.          

  • Schools for fishing offer hands-on experience

     In a recent article, someone had made a list of things you don’t learn about in a traditional school setting, trying to degrade our education system. Although balancing your checkbook is not a subject in school, most of us would agree that if you listened in math class you should be able to figure it out.

  • At spring break, redfish providing best action