For many anglers, summer is the season when warm weather and lots of fishing opportunities are available. But winter should never be forgotten, especially in offshore waters. Jay Sconyers of Ace’s up Fishing Charters loves heading offshore out of Murrells Inlet, S.C. on winter days. […]
The blackfin tuna are biting along North Carolina’s Outer Banks! Scott Rhodes of Statesville and Carrie Kibler of Winston-Salem caught these four blackfin — and 23 others — on a Sunday trip with Capt. Bruce Armstrong on the Sea Angel II out of Hatteras Landing Marina. […]
In South Carolina, offshore fishing kicks into gear about the same time spring arrives. While anglers may have picked up a few trophy wahoo over the winter, March is when fish boxes begin to fill, and the bumper catches have T-U-N-A written all over them. […]
The terrible weather of the past few weeks has kept most fishing vessels docked or high in the dry stacks at marinas, but enough pleasant days have been scattered in between the storms to reach the offshore tuna grounds, and Tom Cushman of Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters has been making the trip out of Little River Inlet, putting double-digit catches of blackfin tuna in the boat – making the long boat rid worthwhile.
The fish have been getting a break at Hatteras in the time since Hurricane Sandy took out a section of NC 12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe. That all changed just after dark on Dec. 19, when the NC Department of Transportation finished repairs and opened the road to all traffic to take the pressure off a ferry from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe that was running a full schedule to bring people to and from the Outer Banks.
Capt. Kenny Koci of Big Tahuna Charters said the offshore action from Hatteras Inlet has been good the whole fall, but only a few dedicated fishermen have been willing to take the extra ferries or travel the 4-wheel-drive-only section of road required to get there. Now the travel is a lot easier, and the fishing is still good and even expected to improve by some. […]
Steve Lockwood, of Raleigh, was the last of six fishermen to take a turn in the fighting chair of the Dream Girl that afternoon, but his fish, while among the smallest of the day, would become the one that created the most stir.