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Getting Started Series: Buying A Redfish Boat
Getting Started: Buying a Redfish Boat Part #2 of 4 By: J. Dwayne Smith Team Padrick and Smith “The Redfish Guys” Introduction: When Team Padrick and Smith, “The Redfish Guys”, had the idea of beginning The Getting Started Series of articles, our goal was to help the upstart inshore angler save some time and money by giving advice on tackle, gear, fishing techniques,...
Down East Flounder Fishing  There's more than one pair of flounder allowed on this ark... Capt. Noah Lynk leads his clients to a bunch of nice flounder in the waters around Harkers Island also referred to as Down East.  He fishes from the nearshore ocean at Cape Lookout to the waters of Back Sound, Middle Marsh, North River Marshes and...

Popping Corks

The light ripple on the water's surface had the popping float bobbing ever so slightly as it drifted into the riffle created by the oyster rock blocking the path of the falling tide.  Just after the tide pushed it around the corner of the oysters and it's speed began to slow, the fisherman dipped his rod tip and jerked...
  Every winter it seems like there is a topic or two that get talked about more than usual.  Well, with the unusual winters we had in 2020 and are currently having in 2021, there are a lot more of those things being discussed.  However, instead of at the bar or a favorite table at the marina watering hole, right...
Guide to re-arming your Mustang Survival HIT (Hydrostatic) Inflatable PFD. If your inflatable Personal Flotation Device (PFD's) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cartridge has been used during inflation, your PFD will need to be re-armed, meaning a new CO2 cartridge will need to be installed into the inflator mechanism. The video below provides step by step instructions on re-arming your PFD. You will...
Popping Corks for Redfish - PCF Pro Tips Join Dwayne Smith from The Redfish Guys as he discuss how to use popping corks for inshore red fishing.  
Choosing The Line & Leader For North Carolina Trophy Red Drum As most of you are aware, we are based out of Morehead City, N.C. Within 30 minutes of our office is the Neuse River/Pamlico Sound, home of the Trophy Red Drum (also called Old Drum). In the months of July-September, the fish migrate to the Pamlico and Neuse River area...
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...
Cleaning Your Fishing Gear
If you have been hiding in your man cave or workshop as winter kept trying to reemerge in the Carolinas, hopefully you used some of that time to do a little R&R on your fishing equipment. If not, it's time to get it done ASAP as the good spring fishing could arrive at any time. All but a few...
Its time for our Seagaur Tackle Tip with Mark Davis - BigWater Adventures TV Wach and learn as Mark Davis - BigWater Adventures breaks down how to tie an FG Knot.    

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2022 Hatteras Marlin Club Billfish Tournament

Hatteras, NC - We are back for the 63rd Annual Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Tournament on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 39 Boats are...