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Morehead City - Bluefin Tuna
General Category Bluefin Tuna General Category December subquota set at 50 mt and opens on December 1, 2018.  The daily retention limit will be one large medium or giant bluefin tuna (measuring 73” or greater) per vessel per day/trip. This action applies to General category (commercial) permitted vessels and to HMS Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement...
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...
Morehead City, NC - Captain Mark Chambers (AKA Microwave) and the Due South Sportfishing Crew landed the seasons first Bluefin Tuna today. The fish measured 75 inches and there was a report of another boat that broke a fish off.      
Crystal Coast, NC Well it looks like the BIG fish have arrived.  Over the past few weeks leading up to the SKA National Championship we have seen anglers weighing in 50+ lb fish!  Today during the Deallaney Hudson Honorary King Mackerel Tournament Team Wahooligans Fishing weighed in a 58.4 and 38.8 lb King to win the event.  While The Stormy Gale Fishing Team...
RIBBONFISH A ribbonfish by any other name would still catch big king mackerel.  This is borrowed and heavily tweaked from the famous Shakespearian quote, but it says a lot about the thin, silver, eel-like fish king mackerel fishermen like to troll for bait.  Ribbonfish, more properly called cutlass fish, are one of 45 species in the Trichiuridae family.  In addition...
Capt. Jerry Dilsaver - 43.80 - US Open king
  King Mackerel fishermen wanting to boost their catches of the big mackerel should consider attending the King Mackerel Fishing Seminar presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department on the evening of September 18, 2018. The seminar will feature three hours of information and tips for catching large king mackerel and will be tailored to assist participants improve...
St. Simons Island, GA - It's a wrap for the 2018 Golden Isles King Mac Attack tournament in St. Simmons Island, GA. 51 boats fished this years event with Robbie Beck and Team Nauti Gale taking top honors with their 38.8 lb King Mackerel. ThIS event wraps up Division 4 (Georgia) FOR the Southern Kingfish Association. Team Team Keep It Reel with their...
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...
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...

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