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For 61 years, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has drawn droves of spectators and media to the Morehead City waterfront. Visitors and residents visit shops and restaurants downtown while waiting for an angler to catch the top prize, a blue marlin. While prizes are still awarded for game f…

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A family-friendly event will help showcase the waterfront property designated as the site for the future home of the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

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Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 45th annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for you. The show, organized by the NC Maritime Museum, takes over Front Street in downtown Beaufort from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 4 and is the longest ongoing woo…

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Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors are sponsoring the 16th annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, which runs from 8am Saturday, Oct. 13 to Nov. 24.

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The 2nd annual Atlantic Beach King Mackerel Tournament is set to raise money for lifesaving equipment on behalf of the Atlantic Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. through its Fish for Life Initiative. The nonprofit tournament will last three weeks, Oct. 6-27. Anglers can fish anytime during the tour…

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Carteret County observed its 3-year anniversary as an official Coast Guard Community this summer with the dedication of new signage, strategically located adjacent to primary roadways leading into the county.

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While the summer calendar is full of adult fishing tournaments for various causes, there’s one tournament meant specifically for the kids. The Barta Boys & Girls Club Billfish Tournament is a competition between kids that benefits kids. The tournament returns to downtown Beaufort July 13…

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For 60 years, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has drawn droves of spectators and media to the Morehead City waterfront. Visitors and residents visit shops and restaurants downtown while waiting for an angler to catch the top prize, a blue marlin. While prizes are still awarded for game f…

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For the past decade, Downtown Morehead City, Inc. has partnered with vendors, nonprofits and boat dealers to celebrate something that is a major part of our lives – boating and fishing. Living on the Crystal Coast, some of our fondest memories are on or along the waterfront, and the annual C…

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Anglers rarely need a reason to drop a line along the Crystal Coast – but when they're doing it for a cause it sure adds a new layer of enjoyment. The Reelin’ for Research Offshore Fishing Tournament, which benefits the NC Children’s Promise, a component of the NC Children’s Hospital in Chap…

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Ready for a great fishing year? Tickets are on sale now for the Fisherman's Post Hands On Saltwater Fishing School, set to take over the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 24.

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Any boat builder worth his or her salt can build a boat that floats. 

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THE CRYSTAL COAST offers first-rate fishing year-round because of its close proximity to the Continental Shelf and Gulf Stream current. Anglers from near and far flock to this area in hopes of catching the big one! Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or a novice, there are many opportunities…

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If you asked 10 people why they like to visit the Crystal Coast, no doubt 'fishing' would be mentioned at least eight out of 10 times. And the year's biggest fishing tournament is right around the corner.

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Nearly 10 percent of North Carolina is underwater, and most of those 5,200 square miles of water are in the Coastal Plain in the form of inlets, sounds and rivers.

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Anglers rarely need a reason to drop a line along the Crystal Coast – but when they're doing it for a cause it sure adds a new layer of enjoyment. The Reelin’ for Research Offshore Fishing Tournament, which benefits the NC Children’s Promise, a component of the NC Children’s Hospital in Chap…

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Celebrating a milestone this year, the Crystal Coast Boat Show returns to downtown Morehead City May 19-21. With additional dock space this year near Jaycee Park, the show has the ability to stretch out and accommodate a growing number of vessels, both on land and in the water. Which is grea…

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The Harkers Island brogue is thick with Jamie Lewis. Leaning against the stern of a 33-foot wooden skimmer in the workshop at Lewis Boats in near stifling August heat, he is modest about his accomplishments. Quiet and unassuming, he reminds us that sometimes the best things in life are just …

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Available nearly year-round, shrimp represent North Carolina’s second most valuable commercial fishery in terms of dollars. Once scorned by fishermen for clogging their nets while trawling for more valuable fish, shrimp came into their own in the 1950s and has been the country’s favorite sea…

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Topsail offers several options when it comes to dropping a line. From piers and surfside to trolling on a charter boat, few things are better than casting a line on Topsail Island’s beautiful coastline. Anglers rave about the spring sea mullet and the Spanish mackerel, drum, flounder, cobia …

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For 58 years, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has drawn droves of spectators and media to the Morehead City waterfront. Visitors and residents visit shops and restaurants downtown while waiting for an angler to catch the top prize, a blue marlin. While prizes are still awarded for game f…