Monday , 20 February 2017

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

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 »

Fishing Line 101 – Choosing The Right Line

What’s My Line By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver                 I do a lot of fishing seminars each year and one of the questions that always comes up is something to the effect of which fishing line is better.  This isn’t a question on brand, but which material is better and there are differences related to the type of fishing.  The question ... Read More »

June 2016 PCF Tournament Preview – Tar Heel Tournaments Hit Stride During June

June 2016 PCF Tournament Preview Tar Heel Tournaments Hit Stride During June By Capt. Jerry Dilsaver                 Some excellent catches during the May N.C. tournaments have served notice there are some large fish biting along the North Carolina Coast  and that should kick into second gear during June.  June brings a mixture of billfish, king mackerel and inshore tournaments to ... Read More »

SEA Striker wins the 36th Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament

The Sea Striker (61-foot Jarrett Bay) takes top honors and beats out 33 other boats on Sunday to win the 36th annual Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Memorial Day Tournament. Capt. Adrian Holler was at the helm while Angler Christian Bedsworth reeled in an impresive Blue Marlin weighing in at 564.7-pounds. Stream Weaver (60-foot Spencer) with Capt. Timmy Kidwell of Wilmington placed second with 375 points, and MJ’s (45-foot Ocean) from Wilmington, ... Read More »

HOW TO – Fishing the North Carolina Artificial Reefs

  HOW TO – Fishing the North Carolina Artificial Reefs by Jerry Dilsaver North Carolina has a very good Artificial Reef Program.  There are 41 ocean reefs from 1.5 miles to 40 miles offshore and 8 inland reefs.  The artificial reef program is administered by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, but there are several artificial reef associations along the ... Read More »

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