• Volume 16 Number 4 - April 2009


    When the water rises and fish move into the bushes, Buggs Island can make bass anglers’ dreams come true.

    If there is a bass-fishing nirvana, it’s got to be Buggs Island Lake in April.

    A Trinity call-maker shares fool-proof ways to put your tag on a gobbler this spring.

    In his shop in Trinity, Greg Longuillo of L&L Custom Calls makes some of the premier custom turkey calls in the country.

    April is the big kickoff month for Cape Fear trout.

    Lewis Emery, a fishing guide from Wilmington, was scheduled to have taken the marital plunge on March 12.

    It’s crappie season. Find out why this expert isn’t going anywhere near the bank to get his limit of slabs.

    The month of April ushers in the spring spawn for crappie. The dogwoods are blooming, and all you have to do is grab a bucket of minnows and suspend them under a cork around just about any decent looking piece of woody cover along the bank. It’s a time when everyone is an expert.

    The American and hickory shad runs each spring provide non-stop Tar River action.

    The Tar River originates in North Carolina’s piedmont near Roxboro and flows southeast for 140 miles.

    Roanoke River stripers wake up this sleepy town in April.

    Shortly after sliding his boat in behind a big boil and setting up for a drift down the river, Mike Shearin gave the command to bait up and go fishing.