• Offshore Fishing

    Four areas off of the Carolina's coasts will be closed to bottom fishing as part of an effort by NOAA to protect fish in the snapper-grouper complex, including triggerfish.

    Four areas off Carolina coasts closed to bottom fishing beginning July 31

    Closures are part of snapper-grouper complex management plan
    July 11 at 8:39pm
    Summer is prime time for sword (fish) play in the Carolinas.

    Time for sword play - Hot weather, hot action in the Carolinas’ swordfish grounds

    A developing fishery for broadbill swordfish is giving Carolinas anglers a chance to probe extreme depths for an extremely impressive trophy.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Fishing with Fin Stalker Charters (843-509-9972) resulted in this fine catch.

    Inshore, nearshore, offshore fishing on fire in both Carolinas

    Anglers catching multiple species along entire coast
    June 15 at 2:47pm
    Katy Huber (left) and Becca Irvin (right) caught these two spadefish while fishing with Reel Time Charters out of Folly Beach.

    Top tips for spadefish from an expert angler

    Nearshore reefs providing hot spadefish action
    June 14 at 9:20pm

    VIDEO: North Carolina amberjack fishing on topwater plugs

    Wilmington guide teases them with baitfish, catches them on artificials
    June 14 at 2:47pm
    Take a quick survey on black sea bass to be entered to win a $100 gift card from Bass Pro Shops.

    Black sea bass survey could fetch $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card

    Everyone who takes the survey is entered to win gift card
    June 13 at 9:05pm
    Ray Myers (right) and Jim Myers caught this 102-pound wahoo off the coast of Atlantic Beach.

    102-pound wahoo caught out of Atlantic Beach

    Fish was 74 inches long with a 34-inch girth
    June 07 at 9:57pm
    North Carolina's coastal anglers caught 18 percent fewer fish last year than in 2015.

    North Carolina coastal recreational anglers caught fewer fish in 2016

    18 percent decrease over 2015's catch
    June 03 at 8:07am
    Do small boats have a place on the deep blue sea?

    Small boats! Big water? How to fish big Carolinas water in a small boat

    More boats in the 20- to 30-foot range are showing up offshore every day, and fishing can be great if you make good plans, take precations and know the difference between small-boat and big-boat fishing in the bluewater.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Sam Bush caught this hammerhead shark off the coast of Hilton Head while fishing with Outcast Sport Fishing Charters.

    VIDEO: Hammerhead shark makes fishing reel scream

    First 20 seconds of shark fight is drag-peeling fun
    May 31 at 8:45am
    Greg Marquart (left) and Alex Chandler (right) were happy to bring this 96-pound cobia to Chasin' Tails Outdoors during the 2017 Cobia Challenge.

    NC angler boats 96-pound cobia off Cape Lookout

    Fish was caught during Chasin' Tails' Cobia Challenge
    May 30 at 11:25am
    Danny Juel (left) and  T.J. Nixon (right) pose with the 115-pound wahoo they caught over live bottom in about 90 feet of water out of Little River.

    Litte River angler catches 115-pound wahoo

    Big fish was caught over live bottom
    May 22 at 5:08pm
    May is a great month for tuna fishing off the coast of the Outer Banks.

    Hit the OBX tuna blitz

    Yellowfins, blackfins are May visitors of the bluewater off North Carolina’s Outer Banks
    May 17 at 12:03pm
    Gabriel Petteway, 9, from Rocky Mount, caught his first two Spanish mackerel on a June 2016 trip with Noah’s Ark Fishing Charters.

    Cape Lookout speaks Spanish

    Mackerel are first on the list of targets for nearshore fishermen this month
    May 15 at 11:04am