• Offshore Fishing

    Dolphin are primarily a bluewater fish, but when nearshore waters off the South Carolina coast warm into the high-70s, they’ll move much closer to the beach.

    Dolphin push shallow off SC

    Warming nearshore waters attract hungry bluewater fish
    May 14 at 10:41am
    Conditions are perfect in June for Spanish mackerel to gang up off the beaches along North Carolina’s southern coast.

    Spanish mackerel numbers peak along southern NC Coast

    Break out the spoons for a hot Spanish bite
    May 14 at 10:39am
    Jim Lasher poses with the new SC state record gag grouper he caught while fishing with Charleston Fish Finder on May 1, 2018.

    Isle of Palms angler catches new SC state record gag grouper

    Quick stop in 160 feet of water pays off for lowcountry anglers
    May 08 at 5:03pm
    Go fast or slow, but make sure you target Spanish mackerel in May off the Carolinas.

    Start speaking Spanish, mackerel that is, in May off the Carolinas

    Fishermen in both Carolinas should pay attention this month for the annual arrival of hungry Spanish mackerel to nearshore waters.
    May 01 at 7:00am
    Peter Balderas caught this 44-pound, 7-ounce king mackerel off the Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island, N.C.

    Spring king mackerel run thrills N.C. fishermen

    Piers, nearshore structure on either side of Cape Fear get hot in May
    April 26 at 10:58am
    Grouper like this nice scamp are well within reach of most Murrells Inlet boats when the season opens on May 1.

    Grouper season welcomed back

    Murrells Inlet offshore captains signal love of big reef-dwellers as May arrives
    April 26 at 9:38am
    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
    April 20 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