Spring fishing: the red drum are hungry

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By  Ken DeBarth As the air and water tem­peratures rise and the days get longer, large red drum begin their annual spring migra­tion. In...

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...

Ocracoke Fishing-Scents: “Fish Smell Real Good”

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September 2011 By Ken DeBarth I was in Tradewinds Tackle the other day and over­heard Alan sharing his opinions on insect repellent and sun block with...

A Gulf Stream quest for the big ones

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By Mike Lydick It’s 5:45 in the morning. The sky is gunmetal grey with ribbons of pink and orange and blue to the east of...

October is the month for fishing on Ocracoke

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October is best the month for surf fishing on the island, according to Alan Sutton at Tradewinds Tackle Shop. “Anything you can catch at the...

Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament canceled

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By Peter Vankevich Not that it was unexpected, but it’s sad, nevertheless. Woody Billings announced on Tuesday that the 37th Annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing...

A spiritual endeavor: The art of drum fishing

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Text and photos by Michael Lydick It’s 10:30 at night, and I’m standing up to...

The autumn dance of the salmon, mullets and drum

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By Michael Lydick 5:36 a.m., Seattle time. I’m sitting three feet from the guide, who is staring intently at the digital silhouettes of King Salmon...

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...

First cut in two decades to bluefish limits began Feb. 1

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Reprinted courtesy of  OBX Today Jan. 28, 2020 (This reflects the date after Feb. 1) By Sam Walker The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has issued a...