Observed on Ocracoke: fishing with Morty Gaskill

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Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Heading out of Oyster Creek in a 20-foot skiff with commercial fisherman Morty Gaskill, it is a cool November...

From the Archives: Morty Gaskill Ocracoke’s youngest commercial fisherman

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August 2006 “I’m glad he showed up when he did. Morty jumped right in, he knows what he’s doing,” says Tom Payne about Morty Gaskill,...

October fishing: harvesting ocean treasures

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By Megan M. Spencer It’s the time of year anticipated by anglers from all around. Fall fishing in Ocracoke rings in some of the finest fishing...

Endless possibilities for July fishing on Ocracoke

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July 2014  Ken DeBarth Surf fishing on Ocracoke’s beaches in July is about variety. Different baits and techniques can produce a variety of fish species....

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...

Ocracoke Fishing: October on the Beach

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October 2013 by Ken DeBarth There is an old saying that tells us the best day to go fishing is today. This is especially true...

Spring Fishing

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April 2013by Ken DeBarth It is that time of year again! Spring is here and it is time to go fish­ing. After the long...

The April Blues

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April 2013by Ken DeBarth After a long cold and quiet winter, many fishermen feel the blues. By the time April arrives most of us...

Restoring the “Blanche”: A traditional Ocracoke fishing boat

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September 2011 By Pat Garber Seventy-five years ago an Ocracoke fisherman, Stacy Howard, commis­sioned a master boat-builder, Tom ‘Neal, to begin building him a fine new...

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...