The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission continues to serve sportsmen by adding new game lands to its 2-million acre total, with most of the new properties coming on line in 2007 and next year in the Central section, which is administered by supervising biologist Harlan Hall of Burlington.
Guide Gene Shuler approached the East Prong of the Little Rivers first pool below the Chimneys campground on his hands and knees and from the side to avoid being seen by trout chasing cream midges to the surface.
Floodwaters left by Tropical Storm Ernesto were still rising, but that didnt prevent several dozen hunters from finding a refuge from their day-to-day cares on opening day of the 2006 dove season. Some roads were closed to vehicle traffic around Greenville and Kinston.
Nevertheless, all the invited hunters made it for lunch.
Capt. Stan Jarusinski can claim the title of being one of the best small-boat king mackerel anglers in the southeastern United States.
He and the crew of his 23-foot Regulator, Mister Stanman, won the two-day Southern Kingfish Association 2005 national championship for boats less than 23 feet in length by landing back-to-back king mackerel, each weighing more than 40 pounds, off the Florida coast during April 2006.
The previous night never really cooled off and, as Capt. Mike Webb eased the Pelagic Too into the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway underneath the Atlantic Beach Bridge, the haze obscured the lights at the Morehead City and Money Island Bay waterfronts.
The high humidity added to the haze, and our shirts clung to us after normal activity.