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What a difference a year makes.  A year ago the temperature was dropping and many creeks, shallow bays and more were freezing.  There were speckled trout stuns and kills and in a few places it was bad enough there were also red drum kills. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries responded to numerous calls regarding the trout stuns and kills...
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This week on BigWater Adventures. Catch the action as Mark Davis and Captain Greg Hildreth of GeorgiaCharterFishing.com go "old school" while chasing bull reds. Tune in Live on the Outdoor Channel or set you DVR!!! TUE at 6:30 AM EST THU at 9:30 AM EST FRI at 4:00 AM EST SAT at 9:30 AM EST
Mark Davis and the BigWater Adventures team have teamed up with PointClickFish.com to bring you a Do It Yourself (DIY) series. Over the next few weeks Mark Davis will show you how it's done! Let us know if you have something you want to see Mark demonstrate!You can find Mark Davis on BigWater Adventures on the Outdoor Channel Saturdays...
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...

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...

Bull Reds by Kayak

Johnathan Grady Large Red Drum
Bull Reds by Kayak The nearshore ocean run of bull red drum has been improving for several years off Oak Island and it has reached the point where it's really good and still getting better.  Oak Island is in Brunswick County at the far southern end of North Carolina.  It is the first island west of the mouth of the...
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,...
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC – During a fishing trip near Georgetown this past Monday, a Pawleys Island chef and his two friends caught two massive black drum fish; one may have beaten the state record at an estimated 110 pounds, and the other may actually set a world record at 122 pounds. Adam Kirby, the chef and co-owner at Bistro 217...
The Artificial Reef Program run by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is usually busy. While there are several local artificial reef association groups along the N.C. Coast, every N.C. artificial reef project must be coordinated through the DMF Artificial Reef Program. One of the current points of emphasis is estuarine reefs, especially oyster sanctuaries. These projects don't just add...
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...

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