Alex Ng is no stranger to big fish. Earlier this year Carolina Sportsman had a story about he and his brother, Anthony, catching huge grouper. Ng also enjoys fishing the calmer waters inside the inlets and his preferred quarry there is flounder. On Aug. 29, he caught a very healthy 12.33-pound flounder that was his second flatfish to exceed 10 pounds. […]
A pair of brothers, Anthony and Alex Ng have been grouper fishing for more than 30 years, but scored their largest gag groupers ever this year. Alex Ng, of Morehead City, scored first on June 12 with a 63 pounder while fishing with his friend Bradley Brown. Several weeks later, he was fishing with his brother, Anthony, when Anthony wrestled a 68 pounder to the boat. […]
Who has caught the biggest bluefin tuna in North Carolina waters this year? That honor is being passed back and forth between fishermen from Morehead City and Southport, but since Jan. 20, it has belonged to three Morehead City anglers who landed a 1,045-pound fish that day. […]
The waters off Cape Lookout aren’t known for producing lots of cubera snapper, but North Carolina’s last two state records have come from there, and the one Randy Harmon of Morehead City caught on Sept. 28 raised the record 11.5 pounds to 58 pounds. […]
If you shy away from using big lures when fishing inshore for flounder, you might want to rethink things, especially if you plan on fishing near the Morehead City port wall anytime soon. James Ellis caught a 10.15-pound flounder there this week, and he did it with a pretty sizable lure. […]
The deep, muffled throbbing of the twin 600-horsepower CAT diesels and the gentle rocking inside the cabin of the Dancin’ Outlaw III as it sped across a calm sea finally put to sleep six anglers.
They had arrived at 5:15 a.m. at the Morehead City Waterfront boat slip where Capt. Thomas Wood moored his 56-foot sportsfisherman.
Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing in Atlantic Beach said a full-blown dolphin bite is taking place around the Big Rock, Swansboro Hole, the Rise and other popular offshore fishing destinations, with the bite taking off a few days ago after the first fish showed up in the middle of April.
Matt Lamb paid strict attention to the water as he maneuvered through the Haystacks marshes above Morehead City, being careful to stay in the channel, even though he was running behind at first light, trying to get to a spot on the right stage of the tide.