The Fish & the Furious

Fast cars, fast food, fast boats, the Fast and the Furious movies… Speed is addictive, in almost everything we do. And sport fishing is no exception.  Anglers love the thrill of tackling game fish that peel line off reels like drag racers peel rubber off tires.  For many, the chances of hooking into a fish that feels more like an underwater torpedo is the ultimate experience.  And for those seeking speed, the Scombridae family of fish are what fishermen are targeting. Continue reading “The Fish & the Furious”

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A 5-Minute Primer on the Lower Cape Fear River

Wilmington fishing charters discuss this amazing natural resource in coastal North Carolina

The lower part of the Cape Fear River from the city of Wilmington to where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Bald Island isn’t just a premier fishing destination for anglers of all levels – it also serves as a vital shipping channel between the port at Wilmington and the Atlantic. Sections of the river around Wilmington are also considered part of the Intracoastal Waterway

However, for general anglers and fishing charters around Wilmington, the lower Cape Fear River provides exceptional opportunities for Red Drum (Redfish), Speckled trout, Flounder and more.

The name “Cape Fear” comes from the area’s earliest European settlers who encountered dangerous shoals that extend for several miles from the river’s mouth into the ocean.

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The Exciting History of Fishing in Ketchikan

Charters in this southeastern Alaska town explain Ketchikan’s fishing roots and what made it the “Salmon Capital of the World”

Every town across the world has a “history” of one sort or another. How many times have you passed through a small town with a sign saying “Welcome to historic [insert town here]”?

Most of the time, we shrug and go “…what in the world is so historic about this place?”

While the beginnings of a particular place may not be very exciting or significant in the grand scheme of things, there are a few towns where their history has transcended the city limits. Examples include Le Mars, Iowa, which is known as the “Ice Cream Capital of the World” or Tupelo, Mississippi, which was the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

Ketchikan, Alaska is one such place. Not only is this small city sit on the footsteps of the “Last Frontier,” it is more appropriately known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Continue reading “The Exciting History of Fishing in Ketchikan”

6 Ways to Find a High Quality NC Offshore Fishing Charter

If you’re vacationing in Wilmington or other coastal areas of North Carolina, you may be considering an offshore fishing charter as part of your trip. It is possible to go fishing on your own, but if you’re unfamiliar with the area, your chances of returning with a hearty catch are pretty slim. Continue reading “6 Ways to Find a High Quality NC Offshore Fishing Charter”