Flounder restrictions will impact local economy, fish availability

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By Connie Leinbach Local flounder may be in short supply this fall if plans to drastically reduce the harvest take effect after the Marine Fisheries...

BIG FISH! Island charter captains hunting trophy swordfish

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach Some Ocracoke charter fishermen have ramped up their gamesmanship with a new and...

Tournament anglers score most fish ever

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here By Connie Leinbach The 36th annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament was one for the records...

Ocracoke Island events April 29 to May 5

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Schedule subject to change. Monday, April 29 Gaffer’s: 30 Second Rocks Trivia Game, 7 pm Tuesday, April 30 Special primary election for the 3rd Congressional district. Voting poll...

Anglers land more fish this year in the Ocracoke Invitational Surf...

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here  By Connie Leinbach Kevin Jacobs’ huge drum caught Friday during the 35th annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament...

Changes in commercial fishing licenses to be discussed at Feb. 14...

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MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will hear public comments on a recommendation to change commercial fishing licensing rules at 6 p.m....

Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers

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MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists and other interested parties to sit on various fisheries...

Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016

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For Ocracoke news, click here  Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016 than they did in 2015, the state Division of Marine Fisheries has...

More fun than fish at this year’s annual surf fishing tourney

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Text and photos by Connie Leinbach Blustery, stormy weather may have dampened the angling for the 34th Annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament but it...

OISFT teams to vie for the big ones

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For Ocracoke news, click here   The 34th Annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament begins tomorrow. Tournament co-director Woody Billings said 72 teams will compete this year...