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Fishing

Enhancements coming to Sutton Lake boating access

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The boating access area at New Hanover County's Sutton Lake will close temporarily beginning Oct. 29 to receive a facelift. Full story...
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Fishing regulations change Monday

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video Monday ushers in the unofficial start of the fall fishing season and there are new rules and regulation that could end your season early if your not aware. Full story...
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King Mackerel Club hosts tournament this weekend at Kure Beach

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In Kure Beach, King Mackerel Club members are excited for their Carolina Fall Challenge Tournament this weekend. Full story...
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NOAA briefly opens red snapper fishing in South Atlantic

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NOAA Fisheries today approved an emergency action to temporarily open recreational and commercial red snapper fishing in federal waters off North Carolina. Full story...
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Greenfield Lake Park experiencing difficulties with heat

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The past few days at Greenfield Lake may not have been the most relaxing for park visitors. Dead fish and vegetation have surrounded the outskirts of the lake all weekend, affecting both the sights and the smells. Full story...
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Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Cape Fear Wildlife Expo

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Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying three fun-filled days at the 4th annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo this weekend. Full story...
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Wilmington fishermen have a close encounter with a great white shark

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video A group of local fisherman had a close encounter with a great white shark over the weekend. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST CHARTER BOAT

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video What is more fun than getting out on the ocean chasing that big catch? If you love to fish, but don't have a boat that is up to the trip offshore the best solution is one of our local charter fishing boats. In this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know which charter has the boat, the captain and crew to help you catch fish and have a fun day on the water. Who is the BEST CHARTER BOAT in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are sailing in (4 pm Wed.):
Whipsaw Fishing Charters, Wrightsville Beach - 30%
Pura Vida Fishing Charters, Wrightsville Beach - 22%
Last Resort Charters, Topsail Sound - 9%

VOTE NOW! Full story...

Fish dying as Irene debris robs NC river oxygen

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Fish are dying in eastern North Carolina rivers, among the many casualties of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Coastal waters temporarily close to shellfishing

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Upon recommendation of the state health director, the NC Division of Marine Fisheries will temporarily close all coastal waters to shellfish harvesting effective immediately, due to potential impacts of floodwaters on these areas. Full story...
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Jeannette's Pier in Nags Head reopens Saturday

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The first state funded and operated fishing pier in North Carolina will open Saturday where privately owned Jennette's Pier was destroyed in a 2003 hurricane. Full story...
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Neighbors want boat ramp hours restricted; boaters disagree

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video Tonight, neighbors of a New Hanover County boat ramp and the boaters who use it will discuss limiting the access from 24 hours a day to sunrise to sunset. Some people who make their living on the water say closing the Trails End Boat Ramp after dark would be detrimental. Full story...
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Disabled anglers aim for fresh catch

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If you were headed out to Kure Beach for some fishing today, you might have found it a bit crowded on the pier. Folks were up bright and early for the 13th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament. Full story...
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Cape Fear Marlin Tournament Reaches Halfway Point

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video A marlin tournament in Morehead City continues to make headlines because an angler on the winning team did not have a license to fish. This weekend it's Wrightsville Beach's turn to host a marlin tournament. It’s the 37th annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament. Full story...
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Search continues for missing OIB fisherman

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videoThe start of the 4th of July weekend is nothing to celebrate for the the family of an Ocean Isle Beach man. It all started with a simple fishing trip, but the boat that left Brunswick County Thursday morning washed ashore on Myrtle Beach Thursday night. Full story...
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