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WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker's Island, North Carolina. This Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study focuses on multiple waterways in the area between Beaufort Inlet and Core Sound, depicted on NOAA Chart 11545 above...
        The Black Marlin bite kicked off the week in style with great numbers of fish raised, a few missed and many putting on the show that only Her Majesty can. As the week went on the Black Marlin bite slowed and our anglers witnessed many of the fish tailing on the surface only looking at the bait. The Yellowfin...
Speckled trout fishing remains strong in the creeks off the Neuse River, even with the abundance of wind. Soft plastics, popping cork rigs and top water lures have all produced. There has been decent striper fishing but the weather has made keeping up with them a little bit more difficult. Top water action has been best on NE winds....
Tropic Star History - The Story
Tropic Star Lodge is a veritable paradise cut out of the side of a mountain at the edge of the Darien Jungle on the Pacific coast of Panama. The Lodge is situated 150 miles south of Panama City. It can only be reached by boat or plane, since there are no roads within a hundred miles. A charter plane...
The Billfish bite has everyone excited and we’ve had a parade of lucky guests walking the traditional Tropic Star “first billfish” plank. The Marlin bite has been very consistent over the past two weeks with fish in the 350 lb range being the average. Anything over the 500 lb mark was considered a “good” fish. Sailfish have been amongst...
Pro Kayak Angler John Deshauteurs Discusses Tackle Tips For Fishing The Niagara Region  Pro Kayak Angler John Deshauteurs discusses what he uses when fishing Lake Erie, Lower Niagara, and Lake Erie.  
Everyone and the sea. In my last fishing report I was excited with how the bite was taking shape and there is no doubt my excitement has only increased. I’m sitting in my office at Tropic Star Lodge on Monday morning listening to the shouts on the radio of Captains hooking up to Marlin. Yesterday was an incredible day yet...
I'd like to say that effective on May 1, things will be right again for fishermen seeking cobia and shallow water grouper. I'd like to, but that isn't really the case. The seasons will reopen then - and that's a good thing, but there are new restrictive regulations in place for cobia with more changes being considered. Plus, lowering...
The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo set for Jan. 17-19 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. This is the 7th annual expo and there are a ton of things going on. In fact, there are some 200 free seminars over the course of the 3 days. There are around 170 booths with a large percentage geared...
Atlantic Beach NC Fishing Report
  Chasin Tails Outdoors Bait & Tackle 709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 (252) 240-3474 Hard to believe, we’re already starting to stock up for the 2019 Season, we hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. So far this winter, we’ve seen a pretty mild winter with the last two weeks hanging in the 60’s and few...

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