Volume 16 Number 6 - June 2009


When summer kings are located, the action can be fast and furious, with double hookups common, and there’s always the chance of doing battle with a really big fish. Go to School for Kings
As summer approaches, mackerel flock to the Frying Pan Tower area.
The boat passed the Cape Fear knuckle buoy as the sun started to rise, and dawn’s early light confirmed what the crew on Capt. Tommy Rickman’s center-console Parker had suspected all along: the weatherman had been correct! ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Lundy admires a Lake Norman striper that was fatally attracted to his well-lit trolling spread. Night Stalker
Striper action after dark can be exciting for the 'enlightened.’
Standing barefoot in the cockpit of his center-console Ranger at quarter past midnight, with only a small, 12-volt light illuminating his boat, guide and pro striper fisherman Mike Lundy made a surprising statement. ...
Phillip Gentry

Randy Howell says Lake Gaston’s consistent water level makes it a perfect lake on which to use his shallow-water junk-fishing technique. On the Level
Stable summer water makes Lake Gaston a great shallow-water bass fishery.
Summer around North Carolina usually means rising air temperatures and falling lake levels, with one major exception: Lake Gaston. ...
Wes Lewis

Capt. Gary Dubiel said that early summer is prime time to take big speckled trout in the lower Neuse River. Super Specks
The June trout bite on the Neuse River produces the best trophies of the year.
Most fishermen know that the waters of the lower Neuse River produce huge tarpon and red drum during the hottest months of the year, July and August. ...
Mike Marsh

Jeff Coble usually doesn’t have a lot of trouble catching nice bass anytime he fishes in June at Kerr (Buggs Island) Lake. Surface Service
June is the time to catch bass on top at Kerr Lake.
If it’s not the best time of year to catch bass at major North Carolina lakes, June is when fishermen can have the most fun — especially at John H. Kerr (Buggs Island) Reservoir. ...
Craig Holt

Big cobia will tax a fisherman’s tackle and his will. Cobia arrive off Cape Lookout and Ocracoke in mid-May and will often stay through the month of June. Worth the Wait
Cobia that visit the Cape Lookout and Ocracoke areas can make a fisherman’s day.
The key to catching cobia, according to Capt. Charles Brown of Davis, is patience. ...
Mike Marsh