Sunday , 28 August 2016

Breaking News – 2016 White Marlin Open Withholding 2.8 Million For Possible Rules Violation

Phil Heasley and the "Kallianassa" crew with their 76.5 pound White Marlin on Tuesday, Aug. 9, the second day of the White Marlin Open Tournament. Photo: White Marlin Open

Tuesday night, White Marlin Open tournament officials announced there was a potential violation of tournament rules. The top winner and the prize money were being withheld pending an investigation. Phil Heasley aboard the “Kallianassa,” from Naples, FL, brought in the only qualifying White Marlin to the scales. The fish weighed 76.5 pounds. When the scales officially closed on Friday, the ... Read More »

PCF August Tournament Preview

Bill Collector - Ducks Unlimited Tournament 2016

August Tournaments Wind Up Billfish and Fire Up Kingfish and Redfish By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver                   There have been some impressive catches in North Carolina tournaments Bill Collector Dolphin -Ducks Unlimited 2016so far during 2016 and more are coming.  August is still the summer, but there are usually a few cracks in the heat that fire fish and fishermen up.  ... Read More »

Flounder Gigging With Breadman Ventures

Flounder Gigging

Sticking Flatfish With the Breadman By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver – PCF Staff   Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry is one of a few guides along the N.C. Coast that offer charters for gigging flounder.  He has been successful at it for many years, so when he had a cancellation and asked if I wanted to go ... Read More »

ICAST 2016 – From The Showroom Floor

ICAST Entrance

Fisherman’s Christmas in July A Visit to ICAST By Jerry Dilsaver – PCF Staff Christmas comes in July for many fishermen. Mid-July is when the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) hosts an event known throughout the fishing world simply as ICAST. ICAST is an acronym for The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades. The event is to fishermen what a visit to ... Read More »

ICAST 2016 Best of Show Awards

ICAST-2016-NPS-LR

2016 ICAST New Product Showcase Award Winners   ICAST 2016 Overall Best of Show – Johnson Outdoors – MINN KOTA Product: MINN KOTA ULTREX Media Contact: Jim Edlund jim@traditionsmedia.com Best of Show – Freshwater Rod – St. Croix Rods Product: Legend Glass Rod Media Contact: Dena Woerner dena@traditionsmedia.com Best of Show – Saltwater Rod – Lew’s Fishing Tackle Product: Lew’s Mach Speed Stick/Inshore Rod Media Contact: Gary Dollahon gary@dollahonpr.com Best of Show ... Read More »

Tournament Preview – July Tournaments Heat up with Billfish- Redfish – Kingfish and Kayak Fishing

Ashley Lauren - Big Rock - 621.4 - check: The crew and families of Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Winner, Ashley Lauren, with their check. Their winning blue marlin weighed 621.4 pounds. Photo courtesy of Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

PCF Tournament Preview – July 2016 July Tournaments Heat up with Billfish, Redfish, Kingfish and Kayak Fishing By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver                 Fishermen scored with large fish, especially billfish and redfish, during the June tournaments and several said they expected the catches to improve for the July tournaments.  July brings more billfish, inshore and king mackerel tournaments, plus a kayak ... Read More »

Three N.C. Fishing Records Fall During June

Landon Evans 117.5 Catchfish

Three N.C. Fishing Records Fall During June Two World Records Pending By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver                 Two N.C. state fishing records have fallen in the month of June, with another pending.  The big fish from one of the records recognized by N.C. is also pending as not just one, but two, IGFA World ... Read More »

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