Speed kings – Keep SE NC mackerel on the run

Sure, most anglers who land king mackerel big enough to win tournaments use live menhaden or mullet as bait, but the typical weekend warriors can make fishing more fun by concentrating on efficiency and, who knows,  still might catch a citation king or Spanish mackerel. All that is necessary is switching to lures and frozen squid. […]


Tideline kings hitting the beach

Summer finally tails off this month, and the change in seasons brings cooler conditions to nearshore waters. Those waters between the Winyah Bay jetties east of Georgetown, S.C., and Murrells Inlet’s jetties fill up with king mackerel, a change well received by anglers. […]


Pint-size angler lands plus-size king mackerel off Oak Island

The fishing trip on July 19 was supposed to be a simple family outing for 10-year-old Katelyn Turner of Charlotte and her parents Mark and Michelle Turner. The Turners were headed out on the family boat, Jaw Breaker, a 27-foot Contender named after Katelyn’s grandfather who was a dentist, for her to catch her first dolphin. […]