Thanks to Oceans East Nags Head for their weekly fishing report! For the last two weeks dolphin fishing has been really good out of Oregon Inlet. Everyday most boats have been catching limits of dolphin. […]
May is a special time along many Carolina beaches, and that is especially so along the beaches of Long Bay for the annual run of king mackerel that isn’t duplicated anywhere else in the two Carolinas. […]
King mackerel tournament anglers will now have a Southern Division of the Yellowfin/Tailwalker Marine Cape Lookout Shootout series. The new division will fish out of Little River, S.C. beginning in May 2019. […]
The summer of 2018 was one to remember for king mackerel, which dominated the nearshore and offshore waters off Georgetown, S.C. for most of the spring and summer, and with the water cooling, the bite certainly won’t end, even though numbers will be off slightly. The ones still around are on the hefty side, looking for an easy meal.
King mackerel off North Carolina’s southeastern coast must keep a calendar just like fishermen and circle the first Friday in October. For several decades, kings have been arriving along the beaches between Cape Fear and the South Carolina state line by that date. It’s uncanny, but it happens like clockwork. They may arrive earlier, but they always put in a big appearance by the first Friday in October.
For anglers to be successful, the target-of-the-day must be kept in the dark from the angler above, yet some fish don’t seem to care or are too involved in feeding to recognize the meal they are getting ready to eat has a razor-sharp hook hanging out.