• Volume 15 Number 7 - July 2008

    Features

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.