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Ocean City, MD - Leading into Day 4 of the White Marlin Open Virginia Beach based UNDERDOG had the lead with a 83 lb White Marlin. With just hours to go the crew of the Morehead City based 55' Jarrett Bay Weldor's Ark showed up to the scales with two White Marlin. The first fish hit the scales at 71.5 lbs and...
BEST Popping Cork - Trophy Red Drum
BEST Popping Cork For Giant Red Drum What is the best popping cork for catching  "Old Drum" or "Trophy Red Drum"? We get this question A LOT. We thought it would make a great article to answer the question and also give you some history/background. As most of you are aware we are based out of Morehead City, NC and close to the...
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...
1431 lb Black Marlinvideo
  A 1431 lb Black Marlin has been caught off Lady Musgrave Island in Queensland, Australia by angler Rob Crane on board the 76ft Viking Too Easy II.  The is the 2nd biggest ever caught in Australia. The biggest fish record is held by Peter B. Wright "Peter B" with a 1,442-pound Black Marlin from 1973 that remains the largest ever weighed in Australia. Below is a...
John Deshauteurs – Professional Kayak Anglervideo
The Salt Fever - John Deshauteurs - Professional Kayak Angler John's passion for Kayak fishing started at 16 years old. Kayak fishing changed his life and allowed him to dream. Watch to see how a young man from Mississippi followed his heart and dreams of being in the fishing industry.    
Atlantic Beach NC Fishing Report Inshore/Nearshore: We’re starting to see some good signs in the area, last week one of Charter boats had a trip. They caught Gray Trout, Black Sea Bass and a few Bluefish just off Cape Lookout. I just talked with a customer today that was telling me before the wind kicked up he was catching Bluefish,...
Jeremy Wall (L) and Capt. Bonner Herring (R) with a 50 pound gag grouper.
No one has ventured a guess as to why there are so many huge gag grouper being caught this summer, but everyone is glad to hear the stories and see the pictures.  The pictures definitely have a huge "WOW" factor for most and you can decide for yourself after seeing several attached here. South Carolina has a new state record...
Andy Ball and Brent Milgrom with two large red drum caught at the Winyah Bay jetties. Photo courtesy of SCDNR
South Carolina Redfish Recaptured Twice After 21 Years It has long been proven that red drum are capable of long lives.  Another generally accepted fact is they don't do a lot of moving around in an estuary system, but not much is known about how mature red drum move about in the ocean.  South Carolina tagged red drum A033559 may...
Peter Balderas - 34LB and 50Z KING OCP 5-11-18
COBIA - KINGS Have Arrived In Oak Island, NC Most years the first king caught from a N.C. fishing pier is decked at one of the Oak Island piers.  However, for 2018, there is only one pier open at Oak Island instead of the two and three from previous years, so the odds had swung against it.  Who cares about...
Some fish have teeth, really sharp teeth, and they can make short work of mono or fluoro leaders. You might land some occasionally, but, for the most part, catching these fish consistently requires wire leaders. There are a couple of exceptions, most notably trolling spoons for king and Spanish mackerel, but landing success for toothy critters rises significantly when a wire...

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