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Robert Dean - NC record red grouper - NCDMF
New NC State Red Grouper Record Many people place a lot of stock in the old adage that "The third time tells the tale," but for Robert Dean of Creedmoor, N.C. the second time was the trick - at least on June 10, 2017. Dean was fishing on the Cheerio Lady, with Capt. John Batson, out of Carolina Beach, on that...
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...
Some fishermen consider bluefin tuna to be dinosaurs still swimming in the ocean. Atlantic bluefin tuna have very few natural predators. Weighing in at over 1000 pounds in some cases, these fish face few natural threats. Orca whales and sharks are generally their largest predators. ICCAT (International Committee for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) is a coalition of most of the...
Key Largo, Florida -  Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship - Friday, March 9 & Saturday, March 10, 2018. Jimmy’s 2-Day Billfish Competition featured some of the top anglers in the country as they hit the waters for the largest guaranteed purse in sportfish history and the largest purse in Florida tournament history. Team Sandman wins 1st Place overall in the 2018 Jimmy Johnson National...
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...
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...
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.      
Albino Sailfish - Photo Captain Luis Wicho
Check this Albino sailfish landed in Guatemala. Congrats on a once in a lifetime fish! Photo Credit: Captain Luis Wicho
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...

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Kingsmen Wins Leg Two Meat Mayhem Kingfish Pro Series

Palm Beach, FL - Palm Beach Mayhem Pro Series Event 2 was held at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. Congratulations to Team KINGSMEN for winning First Place...