• Offshore Fishing

    New changes are in order for North Carolina anglers for the 2018 cobia season.

    N.C. cobia season opens May 1 with new regulations

    Season runs through end of December
    Yesterday at 12:37pm
    Spanish mackerel make their first real showing of the year along much of the North Carolina coast in April.

    Speak Spanish along NC Coast

    April brings first showing of Spanish mackerel from Cape Lookout to Cape Fear
    March 23 at 2:06pm
    This 877-pound bluefin tuna was caught by retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers while fishing with A-Salt Weapons Sportfishing Charters out of Manteo on March 17.

    877-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Manteo

    Big catch is new pending NC state record
    March 20 at 12:16pm
    The crew of the Sea Wolf poses with the 835-pound bluefin tuna they caught on March 2 out of Oregon Inlet.

    Nags Head angler lands 835-pound bluefin tuna

    Big fish was caught 40 miles out of Oregon Inlet
    March 07 at 10:53pm
    Big wahoo are a common bluewater catch late in the winter and early in the spring in bluewater areas of South Carolina’s northern coastline.

    Wahoo have bluewater covered

    Winyah Scarp, Georgetown Hole should hold plenty of ‘hoos throughout March
    February 12 at 9:42am
    Robert Dean poses with the new N.C. state record red grouper, which he caught while fishing aboard the Cheerio Lady out of Carolina Beach.

    Creedmoor angler catches new N.C. state record red grouper

    Record fish was hooked and lost earlier on same trip
    February 11 at 3:56pm
    Blackfin tuna are a prime target for bluewater fishermen out of South Carolina ports like Murrells Inlet during winter months.

    Blister the blackfin

    Football tuna provide winter offshore action
    January 31 at 3:27pm
    Adam Kirby and Alistair Bremner show off the 53-inch long black drum that Bremner caught on a trip near Georgetown, SC on Dec. 18.

    Pawleys Island anglers catch two black drum over 100 pounds

    Slot limit prevented anglers from having fish officially weighed
    December 22, 2017 at 9:17pm
    2017 wasn't a great year for gaffer sized dolphinfish off the Carolina coasts, but 2018 looks to be a banner year, according to fishery scientists.

    Good news for Carolina dolphin anglers

    2018 should be banner year for gaffer dolphin
    December 21, 2017 at 7:58pm
    Big wahoo are commonplace in offshore waters off the South Carolina coast during the winter.

    Wahoo! It’s time off S.C.

    Grand Strand anglers have plenty of winter targets
    December 18, 2017 at 9:59am
    Trolling a mile off the beach helped this Southport, NC crew land the 92-inch bluefin tuna shown here.

    Southport crew lands 92-inch bluefin one mile off beach

    Anglers teamed up to bring fish in quickly
    December 07, 2017 at 10:08pm
    Bruiser amberjacks show up in December around a variety of offshore reefs off South Carolina’s Grand Strand.

    Get jacked up

    Amberjack invade Grand Strand reefs
    December 04, 2017 at 10:24am
    The area around Frying Pan Tower, about 30 miles offshore of Cape Fear, holds plenty of king mackerel as the water cools in late fall.

    Tower-ing kings

    Frying Pan Tower is king mackerel heaven
    December 04, 2017 at 10:13am
    Anglers across the Carolinas can harvest red snapper for a third 2017 mini-season which starts on Dec. 8.

    Red snapper season reopening for three days in December

    Carolina anglers can keep one fish per day Dec. 8, 9, 10
    November 27, 2017 at 2:19pm