• Tuna

    Oregon Inlet, crossed by NC 12 over Bonner Bridge, offers access to some of the best offshore fishing grounds in the world.

    Oregon Inlet: Famous, infamous

    September 15 at 7:00am
    Dave Pfeiffer, president of Shimano Fishing North America, caught this 219-pound tuna on antique tackle and 24-thread line last month.

    Isle of Palms angler lands 219 pound tuna on antique tackle

    Became only third angler to land 200+ pound tuna on 24 thread line
    September 12 at 8:47pm
    Water conditions and bait mean everything when fishing for yellowfin tuna.

    Oregon Inlet is tuna central

    Unique offshore habitat is home to some of the best fishing or yellowfin tuna on the east coast, and late summer is prime time.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Derek Eager, first mate of the Marshgrass, poses with the 110-pound yellowfin tuna caught out of Charleston in June 2018.

    Lowcountry anglers catch 110-pound yellowfin tuna out of Charleston

    Yellowfin, once common in SC waters, are now a rare catch
    July 01 at 11:14pm
    Blackfin tuna occupy a big spot in bluewater anglers’ fish boxes during the summer in both Carolinas.

    Blackfin blackout

    With yellowfin tuna missing from most of the Carolinas’ offshore waters during the summer, bluewater fishermen are learning that blackfin tuna aren’t such a bad substitute.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    This 877-pound bluefin tuna was caught by retired Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers while fishing with A-Salt Weapons Sportfishing Charters out of Manteo on March 17.

    877-pound bluefin tuna caught out of Manteo

    Big catch is new pending NC state record
    March 20 at 12:16pm
    The crew of the Sea Wolf poses with the 835-pound bluefin tuna they caught on March 2 out of Oregon Inlet.

    Nags Head angler lands 835-pound bluefin tuna

    Big fish was caught 40 miles out of Oregon Inlet
    March 07 at 10:53pm
    Blackfin tuna are a prime target for bluewater fishermen out of South Carolina ports like Murrells Inlet during winter months.

    Blister the blackfin

    Football tuna provide winter offshore action
    January 31 at 3:27pm
    Trolling a mile off the beach helped this Southport, NC crew land the 92-inch bluefin tuna shown here.

    Southport crew lands 92-inch bluefin one mile off beach

    Anglers teamed up to bring fish in quickly
    December 07, 2017 at 10:08pm
    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, 2017 at 12:57am
    May is a great month for tuna fishing off the coast of the Outer Banks.

    Hit the OBX tuna blitz

    Yellowfins, blackfins are May visitors of the bluewater off North Carolina’s Outer Banks
    May 17, 2017 at 12:03pm
    George Dillinger, Daniel LeGrande, and Patrick Callahan pose with one of the giant tuna they caught off of Oregon Inlet on Feb. 22.

    900-pound tuna, 600-pound tuna caught off of Oregon Inlet

    Both fish caught on same trip from 27-foot boat
    March 06, 2017 at 9:16pm
    Blackfin tuna are the first spring pelagics to arrive off South Carolina’s coast as the water warms.

    Blackfin are coming

    SC offshore anglers expect March treat
    February 23, 2017 at 2:30pm
    While several giant bluefin have been caught off N.C.'s coast this year, Scott McCoy, Chris Garner, and Clarke Merrell have caught the biggest so far, this 1045-pound beast.

    1045-pound bluefin tuna caught by Morehead City anglers

    Possibly biggest bluefin tuna caught in N.C. waters, but ineligible for state record
    January 25, 2017 at 4:19pm