• Offshore Fishing

    Illegally harvesting striped bass from federal waters landed a dozen North Carolina commercial fishermen in hot water.

    Illegally harvesting striped bass lands commercial angler in hot water

    Eleven others also plead guilty to similar charges
    September 16 at 8:12pm
    The old Hwy. 41 bridge has been removed and will become a part of the South Carolina Memorial Reef.

    Old steel bridge becoming fishing reef

    Reef will be located 50 miles off coast of Charleston
    September 05 at 10:01am
    White marlin make a big showing in the bluewater off Oregon Inlet in late summer and fall; double-digit catches aren’t uncommon.

    OBX whiteout

    Oregon Inlet anglers welcome billfish
    August 30 at 2:34pm
    Steve Chaney and David Hambrick did not return from a fishing trip on Sunday, prompting a search by the U.S. Coast Guard.

    2 anglers missing off North Carolina coast

    Oak Island anglers did not return from Sunday fishing trip
    August 28 at 8:47pm
    Breece Gahl of Wilmington poses with the new N.C. state record gag grouper.

    Wilmington angler sets new N.C. gag grouper record

    New record beat previous one by over a pound
    August 02 at 8:56pm
    Katelyn Turner was fishing with her parents when she caught this big king mackerel off Oak Island.

    Pint-size angler lands plus-size king mackerel off Oak Island

    Her brother missed out while away at surf camp
    July 24 at 9:05pm
    Since the yellowfin tuna virtually disappeared from these waters several years ago, blackfin tuna have been an important part of the Outer Banks fishing experience.

    Blackfin tuna are biting along Outer Banks

    Yellowfin tuna still scarce, but blackfins abundant
    July 18 at 12:57am
    There’s nothing but brute force to deal with when a broadbill swordfish gulps your bait and sets sail.

    Swordfish stocks are healthy

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Jerry Crute (left) and Randy Horne show off a big African pompano caught off the tip of Frying Pan Shoals.

    Out of Africa

    African pompano thrill Cape Fear anglers
    July 12 at 2:38pm
    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