Ray Myers of Jacksonville, N.C., and his father, Jim, headed offshore from Atlantic Beach, N.C., early on June 1, hoping to catch some dolphin. They were doing just that — and having a good time — when a fish hit and one of their reels began to scream. […]
On a bottom fishing trip 43 miles southeast of Little River on April 29, Capt. Danny Juel and the crew aboard the Fish Screamer 3 were busy loading the fish box with triggerfish and vermillion snapper while fishing a ledge in 90 feet of water. […]
Team Hooked Soul’s Capt. Danny Carey was trolling on March 29 as part of the 2017 S.C. Wahoo Series when he hooked a big one. Big enough, in fact, to take the lead in the tournament, which lasts through April 16. […]
March is one of Jeremy Burnham’s favorite months for offshore fishing. The owner of Atlantic Game and Tackle in Mt. Pleasant said the wahoo bite is off the chain this month, and he offers some tips on anglers heading offshore in search of these aggressive fish. […]
March is one of Jeremy Burnham’s favorite months to fish offshore. The owner of Atlantic Game and Tackle in Mt. Pleasant, he said the wahoo bite is off the chain, and he offers some tips on anglers heading offshore in search of these aggressive fish. […]
After striking out on two offshore trips and what was shaping up to be the third, Robert Shelton and Steven Trottier of Winston-Salem were about to throw in the towel this past Saturday. But when Trottier suggested one last troll in 350 feet of water just south of the Big Rock off Cape Lookout, Shelton agreed, and the pair turned their luck around with a 78-inch, 94.8-pound wahoo that struck a skirted ballyhoo.
About 15 miles outside of Beaufort Inlet, a curious wahoo found itself in hot water when it swam up to investigate the charter group of guide Stewart Merritt of Morehead City. After enticing the fish with bait chunks, Merritt rigged an available, yet under-matched spinning reel, and put Dwayne Gray of Winston-Salem on the ride of his life before landing the 60 pounder on August 27th.
After experiencing a solid wahoo bite at a structure break known as “the Rise” about 50 miles south of Beaufort Inlet, Brian Barber of Pittsboro and his crew set a return course aboard the Gnarly Charley the following day, July the 24th, and were rewarded with an 85 1/2-pound wahoo that was landed by Chris McCall of Rougemont.
Although the crew of the Wee Doggie Fishing Team had mackerel on their minds while competing in the S.H.A.R.E King Mackerel Tournament out of Wrightsville Beach on July 17th, they made time for a world class wahoo when it slammed the longline of their trolling spread 15 miles outside of Little River Inlet. Fishing a patch of live bottom known as “the jungle”, Capt. Joey Crisp and Andy McInnis managed to stick an 82 pounder that measured 69 inches long with a girth of 28 inches.
For anglers looking to do a little more than wrangle with a bream this time of year, plenty of action awaits them off the coast of Murrells Inlet. The wahoo are ready and willing to do battle with anyone willing to venture offshore a little ways, and luckily, anglers don’t have to go all the way to the Gulf Stream to find them.
The wahoo are biting all along the coast of South Carolina, and a group of anglers out of Murrells Inlet has had a field day with them in the past week, especially around the Winyah Scarp. One local captain who has won several wahoo tournaments over the past few years, had one of his best days ever last week.
When Filipe Balbino of Wilmington gathered visiting friends and family last Saturday for a relaxing fishing trip, he wasn’t planning on doing battle with a nearly triple digit wahoo. However, while trolling for king mackerel near Carolina Beach, his crew decked a 72-inch, 98.2 pound beast that struck not one, but two of his king rigs.
After stopping to net a morning’s supply of fresh pogies outside of Carolina Beach Inlet, Balbino set sail with his 6-man crew to a king mackerel hotspot. Resting 10 miles offshore, the 10-Mile Boxcars is an artificial reef submerged in 60 feet of water and comprised of 10 railroad boxcars plus chunks of concrete.
Tailgates. Pigskins. Orange leaves. Cool mornings. Bonfires. Hoodies. These are all signs of fall. For the offshore angler that pushes beyond the beaches on a cool, late September or early October morning, there is another marker of the changing of the season: wahoo.