03/18/10

Fishing expert and writer catches first bluefin out of a kayak in the Gulf Stream

For the past month, the bluefin bite has been outstanding off the cost of Hatteras Island. According to Ric Burnley, writer and frequent Hatteras Island fishermen, boats running to the edge of the Gulf Stream have been catching 100- to 200-pound bluefin by chunking, jigging, trolling – even throwing top water poppers. Continue reading


01/28/10

Legendary puppy drum run hits Hatteras Island

The recent cold spell that hit Hatteras Island brought an unexpected thrill to local and visiting surf fishermen – puppy drum.

Local fishing reports excitedly spread the news, and anglers came from Manteo to Morehead City for what several classified as the greatest run of puppy drum in anyone’s memory. The drum were literally visible in the waves as giant red blobs, and many fishermen agreed it was something out of a surf angler’s dreams. Continue reading


10/9/09

Wahoo Hoo-Ha! Hatteras Tournament celebrates music and fishing

Page Skelton, creator of the original Cackalacky condiment brand and the Booze Bait fishing lure company, will be donating his unique products to the Music Maker Relief Foundation’s upcoming fishing tournament and fundraiser.

The fishing tournament and benefit, called the Wahoo Hoo-Ha!, will take place in Hatteras, NC on October 16th and 17th. The weekend event will culminate in an awards dinner on Saturday evening followed by a concert featuring Cool John Ferguson, Big Ron Hunter & Captain Luke at the Hatteras Community Center. Continue reading