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Fishing

Fun With Barracuda Using Spanish For Bait

Next to the shark, few denizens of the deep inspire as much fear and loathing as do barracuda. Like sharks, they have done little to deserve their reputation. Looking like a freshwater pike on steroids, the barracuda can make short work of other fishes, particularly those struggling on a hook. It’s this nasty habit of…

Record Wahoo Worth $100,000

When Michael Stefanick finally got the fish to the boat, he knew it was good one. But he didn’t know the 123-lb., 3-oz. wahoo would be a new state record and worth $100,000. Michael was fishing with four friends in the 3-day Bull River Yacht Club Billfish Tournament on June 24, when they hooked the…

15-Year-Old Breaks Georgia Wahoo State Record

On May 22, on an 80-mile run off St. Simons to the Gulf Stream, Fred McGinty and the crew of the Dunn Workin’ hooked the biggest wahoo any of them had ever seen, and it was Fred’s 15-year-old son Ty who was manning the rods at the time. On shore the fish weighed in at…

Golden Isles Tarpon Fishing

The tarpon fishing off the Georgia coast is fantastic during the summer months. Capt. Mark Nobles of Golden Isles Charter Fishing Association took GON-TV out on July 9, 1999, for an exciting day catching tarpon and shark. This segment originally aired nationally on The Outdoor Channel and dozens of local Georgia television stations as Episode…

King Mackerel Dead Bait Option

Another hot Saturday in July and the Constant Threat was anchored near the wreck of a shrimp boat just a few miles east of the Fernandina Jetties at the Georgia-Florida border. Onboard with Gordon Rogers and I was Shelby Childers of St. Simons Island. We had departed from our normal slow-trolling strategy in favor of…

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