Volume 16 Number 1 - January 2009


This youngter caught a winter red at the Little River Inlet jetties. This fish reaches the S.C. minimum length of 15 inches. S.C. anglers may keep three red drum per day. Border Reds
Calabash and Little River are good places to find winter puppy drum, but be sure to have proper licenses.
“See where that oyster rock trails down into this pool?” said Capt. Mark Dickson, pointing at the jutting pile of exposed oysters about 40 feet away. ...
Jerry Dilsaver

The author downed Person’s only legal hen last season. Game, Set, Match
The 2009 winter turkey season may be the last one in the Tar Heel state.
Basil Watts heard a turkey gobbler calling in the distance. It was early in the morning in a location where he had seen a gobbler the afternoon before. Setting up hastily to face the bird, he leaned his back against a tree and began calling to the ...
Mike Marsh

When offshore water temps dip down into the mid 40s, striped bass migrate from northern waters and congregateoff the Outer Banks from Nags Head to Cape Lookout. Oregon Inlet U.
Enroll now for winter schooling striper action at N.C.’s northern coast.
Motoring through the near shore waters off Oregon Inlet, the captain scanned the early morning water for any sign of activity and also monitored four sets of trolling rods that dipped into the boat’s wake as the craft plowed through the rolling ...
Phillip Gentry

A handful of quail for the frying pan is the tasty object of an upland excursion behind a pointer or setter. Quail of Iredell
Dog owners take advantage of a true upland venue to give pointers and setters a workout.
Nothing has hammered N.C.’s native northern bobwhite quail more than disappearing small family farms and clean-farming practices at mega-farms. ...
Craig Holt

Live bait often will work in winter when artificial lures fail. Specks of a Different Color
Wilmington-area anglers head for the Brunswick River during winter when they want to load the boat with gator trout.
Boats lining the banks of the Brunswick River south of the U.S. 17-74-76 Bridge between Leland and Wilmington have become part of the winter scenery. They create a flotilla rivaling the cruisers in Banks Channel during a busy summer weekend. ...
Mike Marsh

  Striped bass anglers are hoping for a cold winter, which will push the fish down from the North Atlantic.  


Our change not for change’s sake

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
How to tackle your tackle efficiently

Dustin Wilks

Greener Pastures
For better wild turkey habitat, do a slow burn this winter

Jeff Burleson

Head for the Mountains
Trout fishing requires variety of flies

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
Have kayak, will travel and catch fish

Jerry Dilsaver

Maiden’s Williams gets Classic berth

Tony Garitta

Lunker Lines
Lunker heaven has a Texas address

David Fritts

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