• Volume 16 Number 5 - May 2009


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.