Inshore Institute Fishing School

The Inshore Institute - NC Saltwater Fishing School

Inshore Institute Fishing School

How would you like to learn how to fish from the Professionals? The Inshore Institute has the BEST fishing Captains and Guides in the industry ready to teach you!

Not only will the following Captains be sharing their skills but you will have a chance to win 1 of 7 Guided Fishing Trips with our Captains! That is over $3000 in fishing charters and who knows you might win new gear from our sponsors.

No other Fishing School has the Pro line up like this! Click here to purchase tickets and reserve your seat –


Topics of conversation will include: Speckled Trout Fishing, Striper Fishing, Trophy Redfish, Flounder Fishing, Cobia Fishing, Catching Spanish Mackerel, Live/Cut Bait

Come talk to some of North Carolina’s Finest Fishing Guides:
Capt. Ricky Kellum – Speckled Specialist Guide Service
Capt.Gary DubielSpec Fever Guide Service
Capt. Noah Lynk – Noah’s Ark Fishing Charters
Capt. Greg Voliva -Four Seasons Guide Service`
Capt.Ray Massengill – Down East Guide Service
Capt. Mitchell BlakeFishIBX Guide Service
Capt. Ashley King – Keep Casting Charters


Mark Davis
, host of Big Water Adventures will also be speaking on his experiences fishing all over the world! Big Water Adventures is a National Award Winning Fishing TV Show which can be seen on Networks such as: The Outdoor Channel and World Fishing Network. Mark Davis has been at this for years and his experience and knowledge of multiple fisheries all over the world will be a great opportunity for you to learn some great information.

On the day of the event you will enjoy a light breakfast around 7:00 while we get the fishing information rolling! We will break for a catered lunch and then continue the Seminars for a day packed with fishing knowledge, experience, and most of all fellowship!

The Event will include a Light breakfast, Catered lunch from Moores BBQ, over $8000 dollars in product and fishing trip giveaways, and a ton of fishing info. Be sure to bring a notebook to take full advantage!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTSMoore's Olde Tyme Barbeque

Date and Time
Saturday February 17, 2018
7am – 5:30pm EST
Lunch will be provided by 

Location and Address
Pamlico County Community College
5049 Hwy 306 S. Grantsboro, NC 28529

Neuse River Bait Tackle

NC Crew Catches 1045 pound Bluefin Tuna Off Morehead City North Carolina

North Carolina Crew Catches Record 1045 pound Bluefin Tuna Off Morehead CityNC Crew Catches Enormous Bluefin Tuna Off Morehead City North Carolina

January 20th, 2017 – Morehead City, North Carolina –

Clarke Merrell, Scott McCoy and Chris Garner had a day to remember while fishing off the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.  They landed an enormous 1045 lb Bluefin Tuna about 3 miles off the beach. To our knowledge, this is the largest Bluefin landed off the coast of NC. The fish was an impressive 121 inches long and cored out at 836 lbs.

In 2015 Capt. Herb Sheades of Newport landed a 115 inch Bluefin that tipped the scales at 1005 lbs. This fish was ineligible for a state record because it was sold commercially. This appears to be the case with this most recent catch which will leave the 805-pound bluefin caught in 2011 off Oregon Inlet by angler Corey Schultz as the current NC State Record.

Who says you need a big boat to target BIG tuna? These guys were fishing just off the beach in a center console Sea Hunt and BAM the fish hit. They were fishing with a Bluewater Candy Red Head Jag, Tiagra 130 and a custom Angler’s Envy Chatham Special Bluefin Tuna Rod to get the job done.

It sounds like the fish put up quite the fight and lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes. We can’t wait to hear the full story! Make sure you stop by the Dank Burrito in Morehead and tell Clarke nice catch!


Oak Island North Carolina Recreation Department Offers Saltwater Fishing School

Fishermen who are looking to improve their skills and add more fish to their coolers during 2017 have two opportunities to learn from two of the best on February 4 and 18, 2017.  Captains Jimmy Price and Jerry Dilsaver will be the featured speakers at an all-day fishing school presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department.

The school will feature sessions on the inshore species of speckled trout, red drum, flounder, and sheepshead, plus sessions for ocean fishermen on catching offshore bottom fish, big red drum, flounder, and gray trout on the artificial reefs, and Spanish mackerel and king mackerel in the nearshore ocean waters.  There will also be a hands-on session on throwing cast nets, both small and large.  The sessions will be informal with questions welcomed.

The day should prove to be entertaining as well as informative as Captains Price and Dilsaver intertwine fishing tales and coastal humor into their presentations.  There will be boatloads of useful knowledge too.  Captains Price and Dilsaver have reputations as two of the most productive fishermen on the Tar Heel Coast and have tournament titles to prove it.  They also enjoy helping others improve their fishing knowledge and skills.

Aspiring fishermen should make plans to attend one of the schools. The captains will share tips, techniques, and tactics with the participants.  This will be the eighth Oak Island Fishing School and the past four have filled in advance.  This was expanded to two dates for 2017 in hopes of not having to turn anyone away.  The Oak Island Recreation Department promises it will be entertaining and chock full of tips on how to make fishing more productive, more fun, and easier.

The 2017 Oak Island Saltwater Fishing Schools will be held Saturday, February 4, and Saturday, February 18, at the Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC.  The day will begin sharply at 9:00 A.M. and should conclude by 4:30 P.M.  In addition to the sessions, each participant will receive a goodie bag with samples and there will be door prize drawings.  A catered lunch is included.

Registration for the school is $65 in advance or $75 at the door – if seats are still available.  The school has filled the past four years and it is wise to register as early as possible.

For more information contact the Oak Island Recreation Department at 910-278-5518 or Capt. Dilsaver at 910-279-6760.  Information is also available on-line at and

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FISHING PODCAST – NFL Hall Of Famer Warren Sapp Talks Fishing

Warren Sapp Fishing Interview
Join us LIVE on Monday January 9th at 12 Noon EST

Celebrities Who Fish Podcast Series

PointClickFish is excited to welcome NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. He’s a 12-year NFL veteran, 7 time Pro Bowler, and winner of Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Everyone is familiar with his very successful college and NFL football career, but did you know Warren Sapp loves to fish? Join brothers Jay and Price as they talk fishing with Warren Sapp to learn more about his passion for fishing and life after football.

PODCAST – New York Yankee great Bucky Dent talks Fishing

New York Yankee Great Bucky Dent Talks Fishing

New York Yankee Great Bucky Dent Talks Fishing 

PointClickFish is excited to welcome former New York Yankees star shortstop and 1978 World Series MVP Bucky Dent.  Best known for one of the most exciting Home Runs in baseball history, Bucky Dent shares his current favorite past time, fishing.

Join brothers Jay and Price when they dive into some great fishing stories from Bucky and learn more about his passion for fishing and life after baseball.


Down East Flounder Fishing With Captain Noah Lynk – Noahs Ark Fishing Charters


Snaggin’ Flatfish from Noah’s Ark
There’s more than one pair of flounder allowed on this ark…
Capt. Jerry Dilsaver

                Capt. Noah Lynk leads his clients to a bunch of nice flounder in the waters around Harkers Island.  He fishes from the nearshore ocean at Cape Lookout to the waters of Back Sound, Middle Marsh, North River Marshes and North River.  With this variety of fishing locations, he can usually find hungry flatfish for his clients to invite home for dinner.

The first thing that Capt. Lynk points out is that not many flounder bite when the water isn’t moving.  He said the regular tides in his area are a blessing, because using the tide tables allows him to plan flounder fishing trips in advance.

“Flounder don’t swim around a lot like most other species,” Capt. Lynk said.  “They move into an area and will stay there as long as the current is washing bait by.  Tidal current are pretty regular.  They might vary a little, but they’re going to be pretty close to what the tide table says.”

Capt. Lynk (, 252- 342-6911) said that once fishermen understand the tides in his area are on an approximate 12 1/2 hour schedule, they can begin to fine tune their fishing to target flounder.  He said the tide takes approximately 6 1/4 hours to rise and 6 1/4 hours to fall, so the tide will be at the same stage approximately every 12 1/2 hours.  Plotting this on a daily basis shows two high tides and two low tides in a 25 hour period.  It might be a oversimplification, but a reasonably correct rule of thumb is that the same stage of the tide will be an hour later each day.

Capt. Lynk said in addition to knowing the stage of the tide, it was also important to know the strength of the flow.  The tide moves slower at the beginning and end of a tide change and fastest in the middle.  There are some places that fish best on a certain stage of the tide and some that fish best on the slower or faster flow.  Drawing on years of experience, Capt. Lynk puts together a series of spots to fish during the rise or fall of the tide.

During a recent flounder fishing trip, Capt. Lynk began at a wide spot in the marsh where a pair of smaller creeks merged.  The tide was high and he said this spot would fish well the first hour or so of the falling tide.  As he predicted, the fishing was slow until the tide flow turned and began moving the other way, then the flounder started biting.

Flounder baitsCapt Lynk slipped a fat minnow on a Salty Bay Bait Head and cast it to just beside the rip where the two creeks blended into the larger one.  He said he was going to let the tide push it into the larger creek as if it was injured.  The first few casts and drifts didn’t attract any attention, but on the fourth cast, something thumped the bait hard and sat down with it.

The fish bounced the rod tip hard one time when it grabbed the bait.  The bait stopped moving with the current and Capt. Lynk dipped his rod tip to give the fish some slack to get the bait in its mouth.

“That felt like a flounder,” Capt. Lynk said.  “It has to turn the bait until it’s head first to be able to swallow it, so I’m going to give it a few seconds to do that.”

Release 2After about 10 seconds, Capt. Lynk reeled the line tight and reared back to set the hook.  The rod bent deeply and began pulsing.  The little spinning reel squealed as it gave up line.  The flounder didn’t like the sting of the hook and was trying to get away from whatever caused its pain.  It pulled hard, but the line held strong.  In a few minutes, Capt. Lynk led the flounder to boat side and deftly scooped it up with his landing net.

A few minutes later this repeated itself.  Capt. Lynk was lightly twitching a minnow across the bottom when a fish hit hard and immediately bent his rod over while taking line.  He thought it might be a drum, but in about a minute the broad tail of a flounder swept across the surface sending it down again.

Netting flounder 1As he scooped the flounder up in his landing net, Capt. Lynk said, “Flounder don’t hit like that very often.  It must have been hungry.  Flounder usually grab a bait and settle back on the bottom to turn and swallow it.  That must have gone in just right for the flounder to have sucked it in so quickly.”

After a while the tide began running strong and the action slowed.  Capt. Lynk said it was time to relocate and headed away from the inlet.  He said moving inland would put us at the next place with the tide just beginning to fall.

Arriving at this spot, Capt. Lynk had to work around some oyster rocks to get in position.  He baited hooks and instructed where the shallow water ended, dropping off an oyster rock into the channel and said to cast as close to that edge as possible.  He said he was going to fish this spot with a Salty Bay shrimp to see if it might do better.  He tied the shrimp on with a loop so it would move as freely as possible in the water and then smeared it liberally with Pro-Cure Scent Gel.  He said the scent works really well and often convinces a fish to take a bait it wouldn’t otherwise.

flounder in net 3Once again it took Capt. Lynk about 4 casts before his rod was bent sharply and dancing.  The fish ran out a bit and then let the tug of the hook in its jaw turn it back to the boat. In a few minutes he led it into his landing net and lifted it aboard to join the others already in the cooler.

Casting back out, Capt. Lynk said, “Catching flounder on artificials allows covering more bottom, but you still have to make the bait look and act correctly so they won’t turn it down.  You move it forward really slowly, but twitch it up off the bottom and let it flutter back down to get the fish’s attention.  You’ll often catch other fish this way too.  If there are hungry reds or specks in the area, this slow action usually convinces them to bite too.”

Capt Lynk said flounder will usually bite soft plastics about as well as they will live baits.  Many fishermen like to let live baits sit and swim around, but he likes to move them a little.  Sometimes he creeps them slowly all the time and sometimes he only moves them a foot or so and lets them swim around for a minute or so.  With soft plastics, he lightly twitches the rod tip upwards occasionally to lift them up off the bottom and then flutter back down as they move naturally with the tide flow.

capt-noah-lynk-flounderCombine Capt. Lynk’s knowledge of baits and how they work with knowing the productive stages of the tide in places the tide moves shrimp and baitfish though and you’ve got a potent combination for catching flatfish.  Capt. Lynk has years of experience and does it well.  To book a flounder catching expedition with Capt. Lynk, give him a call at 252-342-6911 or contact him through his website at


NOTE:  Capt. Lynk is endorsed by Star Fishing Tackle and uses their rods and reels exclusively.  He fishes for flounder using 7 foot Star Plasma rods rated 6 to 14 and/or 8 to 17 pounds and 3000 size Star Aerial Reels loaded with Fins Windtamer and 40 G superbraid line in 12 pound test.


Fishing Podcast – Countdown to Nationals with the Southern Kingfish Association

“Countdown to Nationals” with the Southern Kingfish Association! Tonight we’ll be talking to Mercury MarineNBOA Marine InsuranceSea Pro BoatsBonefish Boatworks, LLCGarminRaymarine, and Loadmaster Aluminum Boat Trailers! Call in with your questions or comments.

5 Tips To Help You Find The Wrap Company

5 Tips To Find The Best Wrap Company

A vinyl wrap for your boat, trailer, or vehicle is a big investment. In our opinion, wraps take your company to the next level. As most of you know, our fleet is wrapped by the Crystal Coast Graphics team in Jacksonville, N.C. This article is not a direct advertisement but rather a guide to help answer the question “What are you looking for when trying to find the best wrap provider?”

Our disclaimer is that we are not experts in the wrap field. However, over the years, we have become very familiar with the industry and often are asked  questions about our experience with the wrap process. Here are our 5 steps to making the decision.

1. RESEARCH – There are a lot of companies that offer graphics and wrap services. It is important to do your research. One of the first things we suggest is doing a web search for companies. Start by visiting their website and social media pages and, if possible, visit/call their shop. Pay particular attention to their portfolio pages and don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions about the company, design process, and types of material used. We encourage you visit/call multiple wrap providers.

2. DESIGN – The design process is critical and should not be rushed. Take your time when it comes to the design. Provide the graphic artist as much detail as possible. It helps to provide images of wraps you like and is important to be ready to provide color schemes, text, and high resolution images/logos. If the purpose of your wrap is to advertise your brand, make sure it is kept clean and easy to read. It can be a costly mistake to make changes once the wrap is complete. Make sure you ask if your design and revisions are included in your written quote.

3. QUALITY – All wraps are not created equal. Make sure when you are comparing quotes that companies include the type of materials used for the wrap. This is important when you are comparing the quotes in order to ensure that the companies are using the same material on your project. The only way to ensure that your boat or vehicle wrap is installed properly is to use a professional company with a proven track record.

4. WRAP WARRANTY – Installing a wrap is an art. It requires attention to detail and a lot of patience. Warranty and customer service should be considered when choosing the right wrap company. This should be discussed and included in your quote.

5. CUSTOMER SERVICE – If installed correctly, and the right material is used, a wrap can last for years.  However, if you have any issues, you want a company that stands behind their work.

To give you an idea of the work flow for a new wrap for our Ultimate Fishing Truck here are a few images. We worked closely with the Crystal Coast Graphics Team on this project and the end result was exactly what we were looking for.

Ram 2500 Before Wrap

Ram 2500 Before Wrap

Sample Wrap Mock-Up

This is an example of a wrap mock up that will be provided to you.

Custom Truck Wrap - Top 5 Tips

The Final Product!

LIVE SHOW – 2010 Ft Pierce Nationals winners along with David from the SKA to dicuss rankings, updates and exciting news.

On this weeks PCF Fishing Radio show, the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) crew joins us to continue our monthly countdown to Nationals broadcast!

Thursday July 21st at 8 PM we will welcome 2010 Ft Pierce Nationals winners along with David from the SKA to dicuss rankings, updates and exciting news.

ICAST 2016 – Fathom Offshore New Products interviews Brandon Carter from Fathom Offshore about their new products for 2017 and the release of their new Fathom Inshore line.