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Southern Run Fishing Reports

350 pound sword

Date: August 22, 2023

Yesterday I took the day of from charter fishing and went with a long time friend out sword fishing. We ended up catching a few swordfish, one being 350 pounds that was hooked in the dorsal fin. The fish ended up taking us 7 hours to get in and drug us over 10 miles from … Continue reading “350 pound sword”

July Wahoo

Date: July 24, 2023

The wahoo fishing for July has been very good this year! Great group today that had a mixed bag of wahoo, king mackerel, grouper, tuna and other bottom critters

Summer Grouper

Date: June 29, 2023

June can be hit or miss for groupers closer to shore, but offshore on our full day bottom trips have been producing some XXL gags!

Spring Fishing

Date: May 6, 2023

Had a great full day bottom/trolling trip today. May is an awesome month for a variety of tasty species! mahi, trigger and grouper pictured here

Carolina Swordfishing

Date: January 23, 2023

Winter Wahoo Fishing

Date: December 15, 2022


Date: June 24, 2022

We are happy to announce that we are now partnering with intracoastal angler fishing charters and offering daytime swordfishing trips. Give us a call for more info!

Nearshore Fishing Charters

Date: June 24, 2022

The nearshore action for the 4 and 6 hour trips have been very productive. This picture was from a 4 hour trip where we didn’t go more than 5 miles off the beach that yielded plenty of Spanish Mackerel and some nice King Mackerel! all in site of the beach.

Spring/early summer Mahi

Date: May 29, 2022

Despite an extremely windy early spring the Mahi have shown up in good numbers during our 12 hour trips along with some Blackfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo.

Blackfin Bonanza

Date: April 25, 2022

We had a 1 man wrecking crew today, after a slow morning bite it suddenly was all you wanted in the afternoon with multiple doubles and triples of Blackfin Tuna and an absolute heartbreaker at the end when we lost an absolutely giant yellowfin tuna. Matthew had all he wanted and then some, Plenty of … Continue reading “Blackfin Bonanza”

March Full Day Bottom Fishing

Date: March 24, 2022

March is typically a very windy/rough month here in coastal North Carolina. The few days we can get offshore can yield some fun results. Today we went on a jigging trip and had plenty of action ranging from groupers to African Pompano, the groupers were lucky it wasn’t May 1st!

1000 Pound Bluefin Tuna

Date: January 11, 2022

The Bluefin Tuna fishing was off the charts this January. We ended the season with 10 Bluefin, our biggest coming in at 114 Inches and weighing just north of 1000 pounds! He ate a live bluefish in about 20 feet of water. Just a stones throw from the beach.

Fall Smoker King Mackerel

Date: October 29, 2021

This 8 hour trip had their hands full with constant action from a very good class of king mackerel that ranged from 20 to 35 pounds along with a couple surprise mahi!

Massive Wahoo

Date: March 9, 2021

Its rare that you get to see a Wahoo over 90 pounds, its really rare when you get to see two in one day over 90 pounds. Had an awesome day on the break with 5 wahoo and a tuna. The two bigger wahoo went 97 and 93 pounds.

Captain Rogers Wahoo Tournament Champions!

Date: January 17, 2021

This year we fished Captain Rogers Wahoo tournament, a two month long aggregate wahoo tournament that supports the family of Captain Roger Gales who died of cancer a couple years ago. I worked with Roger at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center where I got my start in the offshore fishing world. I love to fish … Continue reading “Captain Rogers Wahoo Tournament Champions!”

Wilmington Deep Sea Fishing

Date: January 17, 2021

The offshore fishing out of Wrightsville Beach can be phenomenal at all times of the year. You can have a shot at big Wahoo and Blackfin tuna during the winter and fall (some Wahoo close to 100 pounds) in the gulf stream then Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and marlin during the spring … Continue reading “Wilmington Deep Sea Fishing”

Big Winter Wahoo

Date: November 4, 2020

Had the pleasure of taking a long time customer and family friend fishing today, ended up with 7 wahoo with 1 of them going 92 pounds!

Summer Action

Date: July 15, 2020

Just a sample of what the summer fishing is like, off the charts!

Another Successful Stream Trip

Date: May 18, 2020

The month of may has been awesome so far, with Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi providing consistent fishing when the warm water pushes in close to the break. I took Erik and his crew on Thursday 5/14 and had steady action throughout the day. All crew members got their biggest fish of their lives, great job … Continue reading “Another Successful Stream Trip”

Yellowfin Tuna

Date: May 12, 2020

The Yellowfin Tuna have made a surprise appearance off our coast for the first time in almost ten years!! we had 7 of these nice size tunas on Sunday and expect for them to stick around for a couple more weeks. Mahi were also very plentiful

Mahi starting to show

Date: April 30, 2020

We ventured out to the gulf stream yesterday on 4/29/20 and were met with calm seas and hungry fish. The mahi are beginning to show and should become more and more prevalent within the next week. Total tally was 6 wahoo, 3 mahi, 1 blackfin tuna and a sailfish. Fishing is heating up, lose that … Continue reading “Mahi starting to show”

March Wahoo

Date: March 30, 2020

Yesterday I had a crew of five venture out to the gulf stream on a 12 hour trip. We ended the day with 4 wahoo and had plenty of action throughout the day, the fish are starting to show up along with warming water temperatures. If this trend keeps up the Mahi should be on … Continue reading “March Wahoo”

Nearshore Atlantic Bonito

Date: March 23, 2020

The Atlantic Bonito (Albacore Tuna) have shown up in good numbers early. We ventured out about 3 miles yesterday and were able to catch 25 in a matter of a couple hours. These fish are extremely good eating and not to be confused with the Bonita that is not good eating. If your looking for … Continue reading “Nearshore Atlantic Bonito”

Wahoo Smackdown

Date: March 9, 2020

Today I took a group of two to the Gulfstream on a 12 hour trip. We were met with constant action from Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna, with only two charter customers we could only keep our limit of 4 wahoo which was reached within an hour. We continued to catch and release wahoo for the … Continue reading “Wahoo Smackdown”

Blackfin Tuna

Date: December 6, 2019

The Blackfin Tuna were hungry and plentiful today. My clients stocked the cooler with plenty of fresh sashimi!

Wicked Tuna

Date: February 18, 2019

Its that time of year! For the past couple years I’ve been going up to Nags Head in the outer banks of North Carolina for the Bluefin Tuna Season. This year the fishing was incredible and we were lucky enough to get one almost every time that we went out. The total tally at the … Continue reading “Wicked Tuna”

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