Volume 15 Number 10 - October 2008


Baa, Baa Dock Sheep Baa, Baa Dock Sheep
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. ...
Mike Marsh

No Tea Parties No Tea Parties
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. ...
Tony Garitta

Picking out a tree stand near a travel corridor in the woods near a food plot that attracts does is a prime technique for getting a shot at a wall-hanger buck. Primitive Perfection
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. ...
Terry Madewell

Nathan “Chris” Lyerly’s 170 0/8 buck was the top Tar Heel buck of 2007 at the Dixie Deer Classic and rates 15th among the state’s all-time typical racks. Smokepole Sizzlers
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.” ...

Craig Holt

Watching for baitfish schools “showering” is a good indication of specks in the area. The Price of Tides
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. ...
Mike Marsh

Yakety Tracks Yakety Tracks
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. ...
Jerry Dilsaver

  There were some really big deer killed last year by muzzleloader hunters. Learn the secrets to their success in this issue.
Photo By Photo by Soc Clay


The towing veto, change at WRC

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
Start small and throw heat

Dustin Wilks

Greener Pastures
Keep watch on those food plots

Jeff Burleson

Head for the Mountains
Worm your way into trout’s mouth

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
The dirty word in marine fuel

Jerry Dilsaver

Stone, Wilks, Wolak place at Erie

Tony Garitta

Lunker Lines
October can be crankbait feast

David Fritts

Sticks & Strings
Why fix deer season that works?

Ramon Bell


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