Volume 15 Number 11 - November 2008


After three or four days of sunny weather during winter, Barrow will troll his baits with the outside bobber bumping the grass. And he gets results. All Aboard for Specks
Come with Windsor Barrow for an unforgettable trout-trolling adventure.
The morning broke cold and clear as Windsor Barrow and his fishing partner, Elton Harrison, left New Bern, heading for the Hoboken area and the backwater bays of Pamlico Sound. ...
Phillip Gentry

The WRC’s Northern Coastal Management biologist, Dale Davis examines a bear taken by Daniel Bartlett at Gull Rock Game Land. Bear Market
Hunters have become bullish about black bear hunting in northeastern N.C.
The direction of the rifle shot’s muffled report was difficult to gauge. In the mountains, it’s a common expression to say a shot “rang” out, but gunfire echoes are absent because of the thick vegetation in North Carolina’s flatlands. ...
Mike Marsh

This buck is the only one Martin has taken with a rifle, he said, downing the 11-pointer in a Guilford County cutover. Close Encounters of the Buck Kind
An eastern Guilford trophy hunter is like B’rer Rabbit -- he’s happiest when he’s in the briar patch.
Eastern Guilford County resident Bill Martin visited the March 2008 Dixie Deer Classic to enter one of his recent trophy white-tail heads in the event’s Big Buck Contest. ...
Craig Holt

Few human intrusions into a buck’s territory gives a solitary hunter the best chance to kill a trophy.
Deer Gone Wild
Hunters need good strategies to increase their chances of bagging that trophy of a lifetime during the rut.
When the rut kicks into high gear, hunters know its big buck time in North Carolina. ...
Terry Madewell

It takes a big rod to troll big lures for kings, and anglers also never know when a wahoo or tuna will strike. Ng uses trolling rods with electric-assist reels when exploring for kings while running at fast speeds. Holiday Kings
The biggest bad boys of the mackerel kingdom swim in N.C. waters each November.
While Anthony Ng has made his fishing reputation by catching a variety of bottomfish species, he also enjoys fishing for many other types of fish. From swordfish at 80 miles to shad at inland locations, he’s one of the top anglers at the central ...
Mike Marsh

The yellow-highlighted areas in Carteret County are well-known fishing spots for red drum. Seeing Red
Anglers keep a sharp lookout for red drum in shallow waters each November.
Having the eyesight of an eagle isn’t required to be a successful red drum fisherman, but it certainly helps.

In fact it helps most of the time. ...

Jerry Dilsaver