The beauty of living and fishing in North Carolina is that there are great opportunities during the colder months with a variety of species, without the crowds.
The longtime journalist and Brunswick County native has fished his entire life and knows a trick or two.
He grew up lake fishing with his grandfather, but Petrigac, who now conducts creel surveys for the Division of Marine Fisheries, has made saltwater fishing his life.
Often the most successful fishing trips are the ones that begin with a young person’s question, “Can we go fishing today?”
In the first of a series exploring North Carolina’s mainland coastal region, the waters of Mattamuskeet are a draw for waterfowl and adventurers.
Mislabeling is common in the seafood industry even as consumer demand for local and sustainable food grows. In the end, it’s better for everyone to make the supply process transparent.
Subsistence fishing is a mix of culture and economics in eastern North Carolina.
Every fall, speckled trout move by the thousands into creeks crossed by roads and bridges, where an angler needs only the proper approach and equipment.
Family is especially important for Chris Medlin, owner of East Coast Sports in Surf City, who comes from a long line of coastal business owners, dating back to the late 1940s.
The sights, smells and other signals are there, but some folks just seem to have an innate sense for catching fish.
Jared Lambert caught the 7-pound, 11.2-ounce fish Aug. 6 near Frying Pan Tower.
Thomas Madsen’s 58-pound, 8-ounce fish broke the North Carolina record set in 2016.
Capt. Rick Patterson tried competitive bass fishing but later turned his focus and his passion toward saltwater angling and helping people, especially young folks, catch a big one for the first time.
“We have an interested party,” owner Mike Stanley said this week.
Keep a sharp eye because you may not see them below, but there’s a certain fish that when hooked, despite its lowly status, is likely to make everyone happy.
There’s a king mackerel tournament somewhere almost every weekend, but aside from potential big money, catching a king is exciting.