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Many fishermen along the south Atlantic Coast are looking forward to May 1 - especially fishermen from the Tar Heel State.  Two of the most popular fishing seasons will open then and both saw some changes over the winter.  There wasn't anything in the changes that will affect the regulations right away, but things may change before their scheduled...
In my previous article, I talked about several ways to modify your downriggers, specifically to switch them to running monofilament line as opposed to the wire that comes on them and will chafe any mono that runs across it to the point of breaking.  Now that you have this done, why not set up the release with minimal hardware...
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Most king mackerel fishermen readily acknowledge they catch a lot of kings trolling lines below the surface.  Slow trolling is the primary fishing technique for tournament and non tournament anglers seeing kings and it also works for other species, such as cobia, amberjack, dolphin and large Spanish mackerel.  Trolling offers a way to present baits to a lot of...
Would you like to understand fish and their feeding habits better? What if you could get a leg up on your buddies and have a way to out fish them regularly? There are several factors that affect the activity of fish, including when they decide to feed and understanding them will certainly benefit your fishing. However, We haven't figured...
The founders of PointClickFish.com, a digital media and live events company, have purchased the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA).  Brothers Jay and Price Feimster have owned and operated PointClickFish.com for ten years and are no strangers to the fishing industry. They have produced live coverage and content for over 220 Saltwater Fishing tournaments in the billfish, kingfish, redfish and charity event markets from...

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The Other Kingfish When many fishermen hear the word kingfish, they think of king mackerel.  That's a natural thought progression, with king mackerel being sleek, fast, powerful and growing to nearly 100 pounds.  They definitely are kingly fish, with all the attributes to put them at the top level of the ocean's hierarchy, even though those largest kings are actually...
Captain Curtis Morris It’s taken me a while to write this. If you didn’t know Captain Curtis Morris, I’m sorry. He was truly one of a kind. He was a father, husband, captain, friend, and a great fisherman. His passion for the outdoors and compassion for others showed on a daily basis. Curtis and I spent a lot of time...
Roanoke River Striper - Neuse River Bait & Tackle
RALEIGH, N.C. — N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30, unless closed or extended through proclamation. The Roanoke River Management Area includes the Roanoke River and tributaries from Roanoke Rapids Lake Dam downstream to Albemarle Sound, including the Cashie, Middle and Eastmost rivers. The daily...
  At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the popular and economically important 2019 Gulf red snapper recreational season to open June 11 through July 12, with a possible fall reopening if quota is available. This season will apply to those fishing from private recreational vessels in state and federal waters and to...
NOAA Fisheries is transferring 26 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota from the Reserve category to the January 2019 subquota period, resulting in a subquota of 75 mt for January 2019. Although it is called the “January” subquota, the regulations allow the General category fishery under this quota to continue until the subquota is reached or March 31,...

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North Carolina Southern Flounder Amendment Update

  Information on Southern Flounder Amendment N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission statement (8/23/19): The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission adopted the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2...