Nature Notes

  • What’s on the Line: Bluefish of North Carolina

    Bluefish are lightning fast with a protruding, powerful jaw full of sharp, serrated teeth known to blitz, or aggressively feed in a group, on baitfish like menhaden, anchovies and Atlantic silversides.

  • What’s On the Line: Cobia

    Ling, sergeant fish, lemonfish, crab eater — otherwise known as cobia, this fish grows large in N.C. waters, with the state and world record weighing more than 116 pounds caught here.

  • On The Line: False Albacore

    One of the best places to fish for the tuna-like false albacore is off the coast of Cape Lookout says columnist Robert Michelson.

  • What’s On the Line? Triggerfish

    One of the strangest looking and trickiest to catch saltwater fish in North Carolina waters is the triggerfish. These animals swim by moving their top fin and bottom fins. Flapping them in the “breeze,” they are able to hover in one position. They can also lock themselves in a reef crevice for protection by erecting these […]