Volume 15 Number 7 - July 2008


A reciprocal fishing license for the New River applies from the confluence of the New and Little rivers in Grayson County, Va., to the joining of the North and South Forks of the New in Allegheny County. Cool Running
Two N.C. mountain streams offer some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the South.
Smallmouth bass caught with a fly rod at a mountain stream. Doesn’t get any better than that.  ...
Tim Mead

The National Park Service sign near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse bans ORVs, dogs and beach walking by pedestrians. Keep Out
What really happened to cause the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to close beaches to ORVusers? North Carolina Sportsman takes a look.
The National Park Service closed Oregon Inlet beach, the Point at Buxton, and the south beach at Ocracoke to ORVs May 5 to protect nests of sea turtles, shorebirds and waterfowl. ...
Bob Goldstein

Veteran pier angler Bob Davis wheels a king mackerel to the Ocean Crest pierhouse to be weighed. Kings of the Boardwalk
Anglers enjoy fishing at N.C. piers because fish and friends are plentiful, and it beats the costs of operating a boat.
“Dean. Somebody get Dean. He’s got one on.”  ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Caroline Boyd displays her first king mackerel. Oak Island Fish-Finder
N.C. coastal charter captains make adjustments to find fish, even as fuel prices climb.
Capt. John Quattlebaum’s sportfisherman QB’s Sea Witch sliced through a calm sea off Southport last July. ...
Craig Holt

Ng’s approach to sword fishing is to begin a slow troll at mid-afternoon toward his chosen area. He often catches other gamefish, such as wahoo, during the daylight portion of his trip. Then he stays offshore the entire night to catch swordfish. Ocean Duels
Taking on a swordfish isn’t a task for the faint-hearted, but Carolina anglers are experiencing success for the first time in that arena.
Everyone with a powerboat worries about the cost of fuel. But a dedicated angler going without a fishing fix is like a fish out of water that can’t breathe.  ...
Mike Marsh

A topwater mouse lure (above) or the old reliable Jitterbug are two prime surface lures to use at night. Through a Bass Darkly
Night fishing for largemouth bass is the way to beat July’s heat and have lunker fun
My son’s buzzbait, unseen but heard, came toward the boat with a gurgling sound one July night at Lake Norman.  ...
Tim Mead

A skilled flounder angler can entice strikes from flatfish with artificial strip lures and doesn’t necessarily restrict himself to using live minnows. Walking the Plank
The tactics of a Kure Beach Pier angler are legendary when it comes to consistently catching big flounder.
Alone, lean fisherman walked the planks of Kure Beach Fishing Pier, nodding his head and speaking as he approached others who had taken up stationary positions with their rods leaning against the rails.  ...
Mike Marsh

  July's a great month for catching doormat flounder at Kure Beach and other places.
Photo By Photo by Mike Marsh


The sounds of silence at OBX

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
Be ready when bass pop to top

Dustin Wilks

Head for the Mountains
Some like it hot, but trout do not

Robert Satterwhite

Kemp takes BFL tourney at Kerr

Tony Garitta

Lunker Lines
Get crankes about July bass

David Fritts

Marine Electronics
Side-imaging opens new worlds

Allan Tarvid

The Shootist
Goodies galore were at NRA convention

Gordon Hutchinson


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