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10 Year Old Angler Catches 56 lb King Mackerel

While fishing with her parent on July 19, 10 year old Katelyn Turner of Charlotte landed a huge king mackerel that was more than twice her age and outweighed her too.  Even though the odds were stacked against her, young Katelyn listened to the coaching of her parents, Mark and Michelle Turner, and eventually wore out the big king and ... Read More »

Anchoring 101

Anchoring 101 By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver             At a recent boat show, a new fisherman stopped by my booth and asked a lot of questions about anchoring.  I hadn’t thought about anchoring in a while and it is a critical part of fishing – that unfortunately is often overlooked or thought to be simple enough it doesn’t warrant discussion.  Well, ... Read More »

North Carolina Shad Fishing

I Shad You Not By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver             Shad are one of God’s gifts to fishermen each spring.  They come in a couple of sizes and are found in most rivers in North Carolina and they visit rivers in other southeast Atlantic states as well.  The best news about shad are just how much fun they can be to ... Read More »

Cobia Season Closed in Federal Waters

Cobia Season Closed in Federal Waters By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver                   On January 24, the 2017 recreational fishing cobia season closed in federal waters from the Florida/Georgia state line northwards.  The season is not scheduled to reopen in 2017.  The 2018 Cobia season will open on January 1, 2018. This closure is for federal waters, which begin 3 miles offshore ... Read More »

Winter Boat Shows – Fishing Schools

The Wonderful Winter World of Boat and Fishing Shows By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver             Don’t let the winter weather get you down.  It may be too cold, wet, windy or something else to be on the water fishing, but there are a surprising number of events across the Carolinas that are fun, and offer opportunities to check out shiny new ... Read More »

Big Rock East Best in Show Awards

Big Rock East Best in Show Awards By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver The Penn Slammer III Spinning Reel Series racked up another Best in Show Award in early January at the Big Rock Sports East Show held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C., January 6-8. The Slammer III Series, which is a reintroduction of a popular reel that had been ... Read More »

Ditch Digger Wins 2017 Gold Cup Tournament

Ditch Digger Wins 2017 Gold Cup Tournament - Leonard Bryant Photography

Ditch Digger Wins 2017 Gold Cup Tournament January 8 – 12, 2017 It’s a wrap for the 2017 Gold Cup Sailfish Tournament hosted by the Sailfish Club of Palm Beach, Florida. Ditch Digger (72ft Viking), won the event with 38 sailfish releases in three days of fishing.  Showtime!  took second with 32 sailfish releases and , Hit ‘n Run, (68ft F&S) came in third with 31 ... Read More »

BigWater Adventures TV Show Neuse River Trophy Red Drum Episode

Mark Davis - Captain Mitchell Blake and Jay Feimster - PointClickFish

BigWater Adventures TV Show Neuse River Trophy Red Drum Episode It’s almost time for the Trophy Red Drum show with Mark Davis BigWater Adventures and FishIBX Captain Mitchell Blake on the Neuse River of North Carolina. Tune in this week to the Outdoor Channel as show host Mark Davis, Captain Mitchell Blake and Jay showcase the amazing red drum fishery out of Oriental, ... Read More »

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