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...

New regulations for cobia imposed for N.C. waters

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For Ocracoke news, click here  Reprinted  courtesy of the  Outer Banks Voice  New regulations for cobia begin this week in the state’s coastal waters. The recreational limit...

 North Carolina will remain open for flounder fishing this fall

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For Ocracoke news, click here. From the state Marine Fisheries Commission: The state will not close flounder season on Oct. 16 for the recreational hook-and-line and...

Meetings to explain new flounder permit and reporting requirements postponed

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Update for July 16 posting.  MOREHEAD CITY – The state Division of Marine Fisheries has postponed two meetings scheduled for next week to explain new flounder...

State to hold meetings on new flounder permit and reporting requirements

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MOREHEAD CITY – The state’s Marine Fisheries Division will hold two meetings this month to explain new flounder permit and reporting requirements for pound net...

Cobia regulations for recreational fishermen put damper on fishing

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By Peter Vankevich For the first time in his 48 years visiting Ocracoke, Doran Quigg was not able to pursue his passion for cobia fishing. Hailing...

OISFT after 33 years: still at the top of its game

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For more Ocracoke news, click here. By Peter Vankevich The 71 fishing teams were all in a good mood Friday evening as the 33rd Annual Ocracoke...