• Volume 16 Number 7 - July 2009


    Diver's Rock is a dependable spot for summer Spanish mackerel and bonito.

    While many fishermen targeting Spanish mackerel head for the easier-to-access fishing near better-known inlets, at least one pair of Wilmington-area guides heads farther north for top-drawer action.

    Biologists say decent-size stripers still live in Kerr Reservoir, but anglers must first wade through juvenile fish.

    It was typically hot and steamy on July 19, 2008, at John H. Kerr Reservoir, a 50,000-acre Army Corps of Engineers lake along the North Carolina-Virginia border.

    For anglers who don’t own boats or lakeside property, the answer to extended summer adventures is camping.

    Outdoorsmen who enjoy fishing often dream about owning a cottage or second home on a fish-filled lake where the front walkway serves as the yellow-brick road to a pier or boathouse where adventure begins.

    The ‘Horseshoe’ is a lucky spot for summertime mixed-bag fishing off Southport.

    The day dawned, one of those mid-summer beauties you hope for when heading out into the ocean. While he didn’t voice his concerns to the happy charter in the cockpit, the captain was concerned it might be just a little too nice and the fish wouldn’t cooperate, even though he’d been catching fish in one area for more than a week.

    Old wars and sunken ships create No Vacancies at coastal flounder motels.

    During the War Between the States, actively fought off the North Carolina coast from 1861 through 1865, the Union attempted to prevent goods from reaching Southern ports by creating shipping blockades with its navy.

    Turn everything you know about crappie fishing upside down, then catch some of the biggest slabs of the year with this tactic.

    It’s July and it’s hot. It’s jet ski/pleasure boat rush hour on the water. They’re everywhere.