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.
After another hot Carolina summer, the fall fishing season finally arrives this month in all corners. From slab crappie gulping shiners at Lake Moultrie to gator trout crushing Flukes around Little River, cooling conditions ignite a feeding frenzy in freshwater and saltwater environments.
King mackerel fishermen wanting to boost their catches of the big mackerel should consider attending the King Mackerel Fishing Seminar presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department on the evening of Sept. 18, 2018. The seminar will feature three hours of information and tips for catching large king mackerel and will be tailored to assist participants improve their success in the upcoming US Open King Mackerel Tournament presented by the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 4 to 6.
Most saltwater anglers target large Spanish mackerel twice each year — from the last two weeks in April through the first two weeks in May and during late September and early October – and within a mile of shore.
If angler Russ Luhm spots Spanish mackerel schooling at the surface or sees them on his depthfinder as he works a school with deep-diving lures, he’ll fling a Stingsilver or other heavy metal spoon at them.