Beautiful Local Mahi Rounding “The Point” On Cape Hatteras

Anyone who fishes offshore from the Oregon Inlet or Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, knows where “The Point” is. It is the area where the edge of the continental shelf takes a sharp turn to the north about 30 miles due east of Buxton, North Carolina. The depth goes from about 600 feet (100 fathom line) […]

Fish on the Move

Atlantic Salmon – Some producers were forced to harvest smaller salmon prematurely, which put more fish on the market than expected – prices are down on 8/10s and 10/12s – larger fish holding firm to historic highs – after the Memorial Day holiday, we should see some relief in pricing. Local Soft Crabs – No […]

Fish on the Move

Mahi – Like the Atlantic salmon, stupid pre Mother’s Day pricing caused a change in buying “behavior” and a crash this week. Fillets are almost in the single digits again. Local Soft Crabs – With the Carolina run over, the market moved up again, waiting for Maryland to come on strong. Local Fluke – Most […]

Be Careful What you Wish for – Atlantic Salmon Market Crash

In the two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, Atlantic salmon producers worldwide were almost giddy with excitement. Panic buying had set in, and whole fish prices were breaking records daily. But do you know what the “cure” for high-priced salmon is? High prices, of course! You see, when salmon prices go up and up […]

Skyrocketing Costs Make This Summer Swordfishing A Very Big Gamble

The North Atlantic swordfish is what we call a “highly migratory species”. In other words, they spend the winters off Puerto Rico and in the Gulf of Mexico, and then in the spring, they start their migration to Canada. They travel using the Gulfstream, arrive in late May or early June, and stay through October […]

Fish on the Move

Atlantic Salmon – The meteoric rise of Atlantic salmon prices finally took a breather this week. Some whole fish prices actually declined for the first time since Lent began. Live Soft Shell Crabs – Prices are falling this week to $4.50 each or less for jumbos – primes are $2.25 each. Local Jumbo Rock – […]

Fish on the Move

Local Wild Rock – Good Lord willing, there should be plenty all week. The fish gods have blessed us with favorable west winds for catching these beasts in the surf just south of Ocean City. Local Large & Jumbo Fluke –Trawl seasons along the mid-Atlantic are still open, and fish will be plentiful this week. […]

Atlantic Salmon: Too Many Buyers, Not Enough Fish

Last week, Norwegian salmon prices reached their highest level since Norway began compiling Atlantic salmon price data in 2000, 22 years ago. DNB markets analyst, Alexander Aukner, put it this way, “We are almost unable to update our Excel price sheets quickly enough.” The amount of Atlantic salmon harvested in 2022 will be about 1-2% […]

Fish on the Move

American Red Snapper – We have the “Cadillac of Red Snapper” chilling in our cooler. Mom is worth the money for this great fish. North Carolina Soft Crabs – This week, try a tray of primes (4dz) or hotel primes (5dz) from Wanchese, NC. They are more tender/flavorful and come at a lower price than […]

Mahi is Difficult to Find and Expensive

The Easter holiday is big in Central America, and that is exactly where most of the Mahi are landing right now. Almost the entire fleet came in for Easter, and with it being a full moon (Mahi are a bit challenging to catch on a full moon), they are slow to return to fishing. Mahi […]