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Overall, the fishing from the past week has been slow to down right dismal. Things are slowly getting back to normal after the monsoon of late-July. The Outer Banks had around 20 inches of rain in less than two weeks. Between the wind and the rain, it has knocked our fishing for a loop. Thin…

Always with a friendly smile, yet strong and patient, with nerves of steel and unshakable dedication. They provide military service, waterway security, assist with maritime transportation, hazardous materials shipping and are even on the scene as pollution response. Did we mention that as we…

Late July is the beginning of the dog days of summer. Just because it is hot, the fishing does not stop. Dolphin and billfish should be available to all offshore fisherman. There are a few blues and Spanish for boats fishing along the beaches. Pier and surf fisherman are at the mercy of the …

Well, July is here, and for the most part, the fishing forecast will remain fairly constant. It is not the summer doldrums but steady mid-summer fishing. Find some time and enjoy it.

Dropping beneath the surface the all too familiar serenity settles in like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night. There are no sounds aside from the rhythm of your breath, a marine mammal echo-locating somewhere off in the distance and perhaps the occasional whir of a boat engine passing above.

The scene is enthralling and serene all in the same instance. Calmly you slip beneath the surface and an entirely new world lies before you. What was once a tragic scenario, now presents itself as a masterpiece for a variety of species to make their home. Shellfish happily accommodate each a…

There are two favored ways pier fishermen use to catch a cobia — sit and wait with your pin rig all day long or see one swimming by and cast to it. Last week at Jennette’s Pier, anglers had luck doing both.

Summer is here, and with it comes our summer visitors both on land and in the ocean. One of the most popular summer visitor is the Spanish mackerel. It is a very popular local fish and excellent on the table.

The Outer Banks are known for its offshore fishing and yellowfin tuna are one of the most sought after species. Yellowfin tuna landed on the Outer Banks are smaller than their cousins the bluefin tuna. They are highly prized for their flesh which is wonderful grilled, sashimi or sushi.

Following Highway 12 south the water warms with each mile driven, the unrelenting breeze a silent promise to all those making the trip. License plates and salt-smattered cars suggest overnight voyages with the hopes and anticipation of scoring the perfect day on the water. Kites are unpacked…

Shrouded in more legend and mystery than discernible fact, Edward Teach — better known as Blackbeard — has maintained his reputation as one of the most fearsome pirates to set sail in naval history. Despite his fearsome reputation, the legendary pirate only exists in British records for fewe…

In the late-19th century, more than 800,000 bushels were being harvested from North Carolina waters and shipped to New York and California. By 1994, only around 119,000 bushels of oysters were being harvested.

A trip to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is never complete until guests experience the Graveyard of the Atlantic habitat and the largest collection of sharks in North Carolina.