• Volume 15 Number 10 - October 2008


    Sheepshead are plentiful at N.C. coastal venues, where anglers routinely bypass them in hopes of greener pastures.

    The day was clear and bright, with the sun high overhead. Boats buzzed along the ICW and navigation channels in and around Wrightsville Beach on their way to far off destinations.

    Belmont’s Mary Hencken hones her Women’s Bassmaster Tour skills at Lake Wylie.

    After 10 ½ years, Belmont’s Mary Hencken left a promising, good-paying job as a physical therapist assistant for a high-risk, financially insecure career as a professional fisherman.

    October and November mean its muzzleloader time. Discover two trophy hunters’ favorite equipment and how they put big bucks on the wall.

    Many North Carolina deer hunters treasure the muzzleloading rifle season for a variety of reasons.

    Fate helped two hunters bag N.C.’s best 2007 muzzle-loader bucks.

    Journalists and novelists often write about Fate.

    For North Carolina trophy whitetail hunters, “Fate” means the first and second weeks of November and is spelled “r-u-t.”

    Anglers must pay attention to water levels at the southeast coast or pay the piper when it comes to finding specks.

    It was late on a balmy October morning when Steve Laughinghouse returned to his community marina along the ICW near Carolina Beach.

    Fishing from a kayak has become a popular approach to findin’ ‘em where you usually can’t.

    Gliding silently across the mirror-like surface of the water, Ernie Williams effortlessly eased around a grassy point and positioned himself near the overhang of a marsh bank.