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The Star Rods Carolina Redfish Elite is North Carolina’s premier Redfish event with a guaranteed 1st place purse of $12,000 CASH. The two day event will take place on the Morehead City waterfront, with the focus on fishing, family, community, and charity. The Chasin Creation team will be filming all the action for their TV show The field will be limited....
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,...
Getting Started: Buying A Redfish Boat
Getting Started: Buying a Redfish Boat Part #1 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...
North Carolina Flounder Gigging
Sticking Flatfish With the Breadman Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry is one of a few guides along the N.C. Coast that offer charters for gigging flounder.  He has been successful at it for many years, so when he had a cancellation and asked if I wanted to go with him and his son, Garritt, that night,...
Getting Started: Buying A Redfish Boat Part 4 Of 4
Getting Started: Buying a Redfish Boat Part #4 of 4By: 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,...
Boca Grande Pass Goliath Grouper
FISHING AFTER IRMA Well we’ve been waiting for it southwest Florida… Irma punched us straight in the teeth, punched us in the gut and while we were bent over kicked us right square in the butt. But we’re Floridians, and you know what we do after a hurricane right? We go fishing! We may have an addiction or are just...
Have you ever wondered how the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries came up with the data  and statistics they use to regulate Tar Heel fisheries?  Have you ever questioned their data and wanted to become involved to be sure the data is correct?  Well, there is an opportunity available and the DMF will be training all current and prospective...

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Sea Mullet
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...
Getting Started: Catching Redfish with a Spoon 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, etc.  In this...

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Crab Trap Rodeo During Summer Crabbing Closure On Tampa Bay

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