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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 stories.  One of the trends this year has been questions on cast nets.  The questions may be about mesh size,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Pamlico Community College Feb 23, 2019, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM 5049 NC-306, Grantsboro, NC 28529 Pamlico Community College/Delemar Center 2019 Inshore Institute Fishing School All Star Lineup Special Guest - Mark Davis Host of BigWater Adventures Captain Ricky Kellum - The Speckled Specialist Captain Gary Dubiel - Spec Fever Guide Service Captain Richard Andrews - TarPam Guide Service Captain Noah Lynk - Noah's Ark Charters Captain Ray Massengill - Down East Guide...
Perfect Old Drum Combo
Perfect Trophy Red Drum Popping Cork Combo For the past 4 seasons we have had the opportunity to film with Mark Davis and the BigWater Adventures team with Captain Mitchell Blake - Fish IBX on the Neuse River of NC. The show takes place out of the Trophy Red Drum Capitol of the World - Oriental, NC. On the show we...
Los Sueños, Costa Rica Leg 2 of the Los Suñeos Triple Crown just wrapped up and Captain Drake Sawyer led the On Location team to victory with 33 sailfish and four marlin releases, worth 5,300 points and a total of $92,000 in cash. Finishing in second place was Captain Brooks Smith and the Uno Mas with 4,800 points. The team had 28 sails and four marlin and...

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