Volume 16 Number 5 - May 2009
|Boss Border Birds
Counties along the Tennessee and Virginia state lines are turkey hotspots for North Carolina hunters.
From hunting in Alleghany County a number of times, I had a fairly good idea where the gobbler might be in the pasture that lay level with the ridge above me. Nearing the mountaintop, I pulled out a crow call and sent forth several coarse caws. ...
|Cruising for a Bruiser
Big bluefish make a startling appearance this month off the beaches east of Wilmington.
A large charterboat headed out through Carolina Beach Inlet, its wake rocking a 21-foot center console anchored in a slough running alongside the inlet’s northerN sandbar. ...
|Fish or cut bait?
Want to learn how to cash in on Lake Hickory striped bass? Join the Clubb.
It doesn’t take much prompting to get David Clubb excited. Just call this month and ask how the striped bass are biting on Lake Hickory. ...
|Just the Right Time
May on Jordan Lake can be as heavenly for crappie fishermen as early spring.
Rhonda Reid glanced over her shoulder at her boyfriend, Jay Garrard, and giggled. ...
|No Baby Blues
May is blue marlin season for North Carolina’s bluewater big-game fishermen.
David Dodsworth wanted a blue marlin, so he went to the best place at the right time, fished for a week and got his marlin. ...
|Spanish, Southern Style
Cape Fear-area fishermen get the first big shot at the annual mackerel run.
The annual Spanish invasion usually begins along North Carolina’s southern coast in late April with a few platoons of scouts, but by May, the armada has arrived from more southern climes, and the occupation is in full swing. ...
| Cape Fear is one of the hottest spots along the Atlantic for Spanish mackerel action this month.
Photo By Brian Carroll
‘Mr. Orwell, you have a call on line 1984’
|Fish Like a Pro
Special tactics are needed for giants
It's not too late to plant your summer food plots
|Head for the Mountains
Tired, soaked and happy; marks of a great day on a wonderful mountain stream
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Rubber-band release helps anglers troll lighter tackle for Spanish mackerel
Caldwell tops field in Kerr Lake BFL