• Offshore Fishing

    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
    Nick Palombi (left), Mark Davis (center), and Capt. Steve Montgomery pose with Davis' 12-pound, 5-ounce gray snapper, which is the new NC state record.

    Lexington, SC angler sets new NC state record gray snapper

    New gag grouper NC record caught by Clayton, NC angler
    September 08 at 6:01pm

    Metal-free mackerel

    Fall brings live-bait tactics into the Spanish mackerel community; here’s why anglers put away their spoons and load up on mullet.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    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
    Learn all about king mackerel fishing on Sept. 18 at the King Mackerel Fishing Seminar presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Dept.

    Oak Island Recreation Dept. offering king mackerel fishing seminar

    Capt. Jerry Dilsaver will be featured speaker at Sept. 18 event
    August 25 at 7:44am
    Forget about catching small Spanish mackerel just off the beaches. Slow troll over live bottom 10 to 14 miles out and you'll catch citation-size fish this time of year.

    Anglers catching big Spanish mackerel out of Holden Beach area

    Slow trolling over live bottom is the key to hot-weather citation Spanish
    August 21 at 3:51pm
    Squid can be trolled on a rig similar to a live-bait king rig to take mackerel.

    Speed-rig a squid

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Noah Lynk switches from trolling to casting jigs and spoons for Spanish mackerel once September arrives.

    Feed Spanish mackerel with a spoon

    Casting to fall mackerel can fill your cooler quickly
    August 09 at 3:42pm
    When Blaine Anderson saw this johnboat floating 60 miles offshore, he knew the dolphinfish would be there.

    Anglers catching plenty of dolphin around abandoned johnboat

    Wayward johnboat spotted several times in past week
    August 08 at 2:07pm
    Don’t forget fast-trolling with lures and squid for summer Spanish mackerel.

    Speed kings - Keep SE NC mackerel on the run

    Forget the live bait, trolling lures or squid may be a more-efficient way for weekend warriors to catch king and Spanish mackerel.
    August 01 at 7:00am