Inshore Fishing

Will hurricanes’ effects on fishing be long-lasting?

The Cape Fear area was hit hard by Hurricane Florence this fall, and then the remnants of Hurricane Michael added plenty of runoff a few weeks later. The full assessment of the damage and how these storms will affect fishing is ongoing, but one positive was that redfish and specks were feeding within weeks. Another is that no fish-consumption advisories have been issued. […]


December 2018 New kayak gear

Benelli Super Vinci Shotgun

The superbly balanced Super Vinci shotgun is the world’s most reliable, softest-kicking, fastest-shooting, lightweight, semi-auto 12-gauge that shoots 23/4-, 3- and 31/2-inch magnum shells.



Don’t avoid black, tannic water

Water color varies greatly along the Carolinas’ coastal front, and the color of the water at the surface doesn’t always equate to unsavory conditions down below, especially when it has a blackish tint or is the color of Earl Grey tea. Tannic waters can offer exceptional conditions for speckled trout, and they often produce some whopper trout. 


Inshore Fishing

Fish that edge

The Northeast Cape Fear joins the Cape Fear River beside the Battleship North Carolina near downtown Wilmington, and the Black River flows into it about 10 miles upstream. The rivers combine to drain much of central North Carolina. There is also the Brunswick River, but it is basically a thoroughfare that branches off the Cape Fear just upriver from Wilmington and rejoins it across from the N.C. State Ports facility.  […]


Get the Navionics phone app

The world’s No. 1 boating app by Navionics is a favorite among not only fishermen, but boaters, divers, cruisers and sailors. The phone app allows you to have and use the same features on your phone as you would get from an expensive chart plotter. Go cruising, fishing and sailing with the same detailed charts and advanced features used on the best GPS plotters. […]

Deer Hunting

Be safe with a system

Hunter Safety System, Inc. was born out of a love for hunting and a desire to keep safe all hunters who use tree stands. Even so, it took a near-death experience to provide the impetus for the creation of the HSS harness. […]

Bass Fishing

Double-timing bass

Guide Jerry Kotal said that most of the time, Lake Russell bass will orient to a small, specific target on the bottom, and a school of fish is very concentrated in a small area, but that’s not always the case. […]