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Pelagic University
Atlantic Beach, NC - If you are looking to step up your offshore game you need to attend the Pelagic University on March 7-8th, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront.  This two-day hands-on school will provide anglers an in-depth look at the most sought after species in the Atlantic fishery. Pelagic Unversity speakers will cover advanced techniques and rigging for Dolphin, Wahoo,...
WIN with our partner Seaguar! Take Gold Label for a Spin Few things in our world are more precious than gold. We tunnel deep into solid rock to find it, and construct impenetrable fortresses to protect it. Athletes at the highest levels compete to win it, and for many years, the money in our pockets was valued against it. When...
Chesapeake Bay
Temperatures are on the rise in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and wildlife and plants throughout the region are already experiencing the impacts—mirroring what is happening across the rest of the country. For example, the timing of leaf growth and flower blooms has changed across the United States. The iconic cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.’s tidal basin now experience peak...
Black Sea Bass
MOREHEAD CITY – The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open Feb. 1 in federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras. The minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches total length (tip of the snout to the tip of the tail), and the bag limit will be 15 fish per person, per day. The season will close...
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Some traditions come and go, while others last a lifetime. Fishing in the Silver Sailfish Derby at the height of the sailfish season in early January is a tradition the sport fishing community has not let wane. The 83rd running of the Derby sold out with 50 boats. Strong easterly winds produced extremely rough sea conditions that tested the...
MOREHEAD CITY – Starting Jan. 1, the slot limit, or size range, to harvest recreationally-caught striped bass in state ocean waters became fish more than 28 inches but less than 35 inches as an effort to reduce overfishing. Fishermen are allowed to keep one striped bass per day that does not exceed 35 inches according to the regulation, Proclamation FF-54-2019. The...
Grouper Closures Start January 1 in Gulf and Atlantic Gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1, 2020. The same day, several species of grouper will also close to recreational and commercial harvest in Florida state waters of the Atlantic and all state waters off Monroe County. This Atlantic seasonal closure includes gag,...
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N.C. Fisheries Reminds Public to Report Cold-Stunned Seatrout   MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries wants to remind the public to report any cold stunned spotted seatrout they may see in North Carolina coastal waters. During the winter, spotted seatrout move to relatively shallow creeks and rivers, where they can be vulnerable to cold stun events. Cold stun events...
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The 56th Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament kicked off at Whale Harbor hosting 80 anglers, plus friends and family with a grand buffet. Great Sailfish action started on Friday morning and continued over the next three days concluding on December 8th.  Captain KC Spaulding of the Caribsea led anglers Kenny Spaulding, Sam Milazzo, Phillip Bryan and Lee Gahagen all from...
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Final results for the 2019 Fish Heads of Stuart “The Quickie” First place – Floridian, Capt. Glenn Cameron with 9 releases Second Place – Vintage, Capt. Hans Kraas Jr, with 8 releases Third Place – Intents, Rhett Bailey with 7 releases … beating out the Lo Que Sea by time. Final results for the 2019 Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic First place – Showtime!, Capt....

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Pompano Beach, Fl. (July 8, 2020) – Leg 2 of the 22ndAnnual Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit is almost here! The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater...