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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...
In the past few days, someone pointed out to me that I have often described a trip to ICAST (International Convention of the Allied Sportfishing Trades) as a lot like visiting Santa's workshop.  I stand by that comment.  It really is like a sneak preview of Christmas during July.  Well, now we're approaching Christmas and some of the ICAST...
ASA 60 in 60
Alexandria, VA – December 6, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), which represents the sportfishing industry, highlighted what the industry is doing to increase recreational fishing participation during the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) annual State Marketing Workshop held December 5 and 6, in Atlanta, Ga. ASA staff focused on what the industry can do to support...
Pamlico Community College Feb 23, 2019, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM 5049 NC-306, Grantsboro, NC 28529 Pamlico Community College/Delemar Center 2019 Inshore Institute Fishing School All Star Lineup Special Guest - Mark Davis Host of BigWater Adventures Captain Ricky Kellum - The Speckled Specialist Captain Gary Dubiel - Spec Fever Guide Service Captain Richard Andrews - TarPam Guide Service Captain Noah Lynk - Noah's Ark Charters Captain Ray Massengill - Down East Guide...
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...
The Council chose to increase the commercial and recreational Cobia minimum size limit to 36 inches fork length.
NOAA Requests Comments on Atlantic Cobia Rules NOAA Fisheries requests comments on Amendment 31 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region and a proposed rule for Atlantic group cobia. Atlantic cobia is managed from Georgia through New York. The proposed action would remove Atlantic cobia from the fishery management...
Hurricane Michael 2018
The Florida Panhandle to Receive Support from the IGFA’s Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund DANIA BEACH, Fla. November 15, 2018 – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced the first grant to the recreational angling community in the Florida Panhandle from its Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund (WARF). Working with our partners at the National Association of Charterboat Operators (NACO), the...
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...

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