Oregon Inlet is a prominent port in the sportfishing world and familiar to most big-game fishermen. The inlet is often rough and always unpredictable, but the offshore fishing is typically excellent. […]
Offshore anglers used to catch plenty of yellowfin tuna off the coast of the Palmetto State, but that has changed so dramatically that very few have been caught in the past decade. So it was a big surprise to a group of lowcountry anglers at the end of June when they hooked and landed a 110-pound yellowfin while trolling in about 200 feet of water. […]
Prior to the closure of the Atlantic bluefin tuna angling category for “trophy” fish on March 17, Capt. Dennis Endee of Wanchese, NC managed to chart a course to success out of Oregon Inlet and hook retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers of Townsend, DE up to a big bluefin tuna. Two and a half hours later, they laid eyes on a fish that would measure 113 inches and weigh in at 877 pounds. The catch stands to topple the standing NC record of 805 pounds for a recreational catch, pending verification.