Offshore

March 26, 2018
Up and down the Mid-Atlantic coast this spring, offshore anglers will be watching with their fingers crossed for an early run of migratory yellowfin. This is a boom-or-bust bite, with lucky fishermen…
February 28, 2018
Now is the time for offshore fishing tackle preparation, as you look forward to trolling for bigeye tuna, hooking up with bluefin, chasing wahoo, and pursuing those other blue-water species that will…
January 30, 2018
Before you can ever gaff a tuna you have to fool one into biting, and for many anglers the initial step will be building a spreader bar. When it comes to offshore trolling there are only two basic…
January 24, 2018
The winter bluefin fishery off North Carolina’s Outer Banks is one big, giant roll of the dice from season to season – some years it’s red-hot, and others it’s not. Some seasons it begins by the time…
December 21, 2017
NOAA has announced new regulations for anglers who fish for sharks, which become effective on January 1, 2018. These aren't completely unexpected and NOAA has been talking about initiating these…
December 11, 2017
A weather-window at this time of year can allow for one last shot at deep-water bottom-dwellers like blueline tilefish and knot-head sea bass (see Bass 'N Blue and watch our Offshore Bottom Fishing…
October 22, 2017
Fall is one of the best times to target wahoo in our region, especially along the 30 fathom lumps (though we note that recently, more have been caught farther out and at the canyons). This year they…
September 23, 2017
Early fall is a great time to target swordfish along the Mid-Atlantic coast—the fish are in feeding mode, but the weather is still fairly predictable and overnighters are possible. If you want to…
September 23, 2017
If you’ve ever had a bigeye tuna inhale your bait, considering the fight that’s surely embedded into your memory, this fish’s scientific name - Thunnus Obesus - probably makes perfect sense. With…
September 15, 2017
Offshore fishing success depends on knowledge and skill, and relates less to luck than most other forms of fishing. Why? Because it isn’t as simple as putting a worm on a hook and waiting for a bite…
August 16, 2017
Competitive anglers had better look out, because the Woman's Offshore Alliance (WOA, for short) is now entering fishing tournaments in this neck of the woods. And although their tournament debut in…
August 14, 2017
Fishermen are amazingly creative when it comes to rigging baits. There are several methods to rig ballyhoo on circle hooks, and they all may work. However, the “X rig” stands apart from the pack—it’s…
July 9, 2017
Those who know how to fish for tuna in the Mid-Atlantic region are quite familiar with chunking. Sure, some call it “going over to the dark side.” Others say it’s simplistic, boring, and messy, while…
July 4, 2017
It's that time of year when the 20- and 30-fathom lumps may provide all the back breaking action offshore anglers can handle, providing the bluefin tuna make an appearance. Bluefin are unique. Unlike…
June 21, 2017
Offshore trolling with spinning reels loaded with braided line isn’t quite as crazy as it once seemed. Today’s spinners can put out more drag pressure and stand up to heated runs far better than…