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Chris Ammons - First Kure Beach Pier King - 05-05-2020 - 24.3 pounds
While all sorts of other things continue to be out of whack in the second quarter of 2020, the spring runs of king and Spanish mackerel are happening right on cue.  This is a good thing and brings hope to a lot of fishermen feeling penned up after more than a month of "Stay at Home" orders with many...
Captain Allen Jernigan- She-Pup Speck
If you've never fished topwater lures before, you're really missing out.  Any fishing is fun, but when a hungry redfish or speckled trout humps the water just behind a lure as it charges it, well, that's something really special.  Many fishermen admit they momentarily stop breathing when they see that telltale push charging their lure.  Topwater lures may or...
NC DMF
MOREHEAD CITY – Renewal packets for fiscal year 2021 commercial and for-hire fishing licenses and permits are in the mail, and the Division of Marine Fisheries is asking fishermen to complete and return the applications without delay. Division offices are currently closed to the public, and the division is only facilitating license purchases and renewals through mail or through a...
Reel-Time Data for Serious Anglers Whether you’re competing in a tournament, out fishing for fun, or taking clients on a charter trip, Fish Mapping provides the information you need to help get you to the spots where fish are most likely to be located, saving you time and fuel. This service includes all of SiriusXM Marine’s weather data plus the 8 dedicated...
North Carolina Cobia and Grouper Seasons Reopen May 1 The many stay at home orders of N.C. Governor Roy Cooper, many coastal counties and coastal communities have been softening and phasing out since the middle of April.  Some of the restrictions may be fully lifted and some may be extended, but May 1 currently appears to be a pivotal time...
Gov. Henry McMaster’s Office has issued a revision to Executive Order 2020-16, Section 1(C) that reopens public boat landings and ramps in South Carolina for the purpose of launching or retrieving a boat beginning at noon tomorrow.
Our friends at The Billfish Foundation shares that the Gulf of Mexico Angling Category Quota for Bluefin Tuna has been landed and closes tomorrow at midnight! Be sure to share this with any anglers you know, as fishing past quota puts you at risk of getting hit with a federal fine.
Tips on casting further
Five tips for increasing your casting distance Casting distance is at a premium in the contemporary fishing universe. Power fishermen know the value of a long cast: it means their lures will be in front of more fish, more often, for more hours of the day. Finesse anglers, chasing wary fish in clear water with small baits, likewise need to...
Redfish
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour events for Port Lavaca, Texas, have been rescheduled for July 11-12 due to concerns of the spread of the Coronavirus and IFA anglers’ safety. This will be the first regular-season event for the Texas Division. The IFA will release specifics on...
Redfish
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour events for Hopedale, Louisiana, will be postponed until new dates can be arranged due to concerns of the spread of the Coronavirus and IFA anglers' safety. This will be the first regular-season event for the Louisiana Division. "Angler safety...

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