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February Fishing Schools

This winter seems to be intent on making up for the two mild winters we had been blessed with and there are just some day it's better to be inside and warm.  On those winter days when the wind...

Big Rock Sports Shows – Raleigh – Vegas

The Big Rock Sports Dealer Shows are sort of mini ICAST events, plus they have shooting, hunting and other outdoor sports.  Big Rock Sports, which began as Henry's Tackle Company several decades ago in Morehead City, has grown to...

Popping Corks

The light ripple on the water's surface had the popping float bobbing ever so slightly as it drifted into the riffle created by the oyster rock blocking the path of the falling tide.  Just after the tide pushed it...

Barge Honoring Captain David Knight Sunk at Jim Knight Reef

The July 19 sinking of the Capt. David Knight  on AR 430 was a long time coming for the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association (LBARA).  The Capt. David Knight is a decommissioned water barge that had been renamed to...
ICAST 2017 Orlando FL

ICAST 2017 News – New Product Showcase Awards

Just the mention of attending ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) is enough to quicken the pulse of most fishermen.  This is the international tackle show of all the new rods, reels, lures and associated products, plus it...

10 Year Old Angler Catches 56 lb King Mackerel

While fishing with her parent on July 19, 10 year old Katelyn Turner of Charlotte landed a huge king mackerel that was more than twice her age and outweighed her too.  Even though the odds were stacked against her,...

Choosing The Right Cast Net

Choosing The Right Cast Net I really enjoy working the fishing shows and expos each year as folks ask a lot of questions and it lets me see if there is a trend in thinking and gives me ideas for...
North Carolina Shad Fishing

North Carolina Shad Fishing

North Carolina Shad Fishing Shad are one of God's gifts to fishermen each spring. They come in a couple of sizes and are found in most rivers in North Carolina and they visit rivers in other southeast Atlantic states...

Cobia Season Closed in Federal Waters

Cobia Season Closed in Federal Waters On January 24, the 2017 recreational fishing cobia season closed in federal waters from the Florida/Georgia state line northwards.  The season is not scheduled to reopen in 2017.  The 2018 Cobia season will open...

Winter Boat Shows – Fishing Schools

The Wonderful Winter World of Boat and Fishing Shows Don't let the winter weather get you down.  It may be too cold, wet, windy or something else to be on the water fishing, but there are a surprising number of...

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2018 OIFC Fall Brawl Reschduled

The Fall Brawl will be postponed to October 26-28. Tournament Director Brant McMullan shared the following message on Facebook. It is my firm belief that given the...