• Volume 17 Number 4 - April 2010


    Will Tarheel State hunters break another record?

    Brent Caton of Henderson experienced an opening day of the 2009 spring turkey season that was atypical for many Tarheel State hunters.

    The biggest stripers anywhere on the Catawba River chain are making a big splash at Lake Rhodhiss.

    David Clubb and Joe Jobin love to hear a couple of distinct noises.

    Graham County has everything a North Carolina fisherman could ever want.

    Marty Maxwell of Robbinsville, a masterful fly fisherman by any standard of measurement, also happens to be a student of Horace Kephart, the man known as the “Dean of American Campers,”

    Wrightsville Beach is an early-season hotspot for fishermen to tangle with the inshore members of the tuna family.

    Capt. Rick Bennett had the outboard on his boat warmed up and purring quietly as his fishermen ambled down the dock just before dawn. As soon as their gear was stowed, he cast off and headed toward Masonboro Inlet and an impending sunrise over the Atlantic.

    April is prime spinnerbait month for bass fishermen on this deep, normally clear reservoir.

    Badin Lake, clear and deep in the old, round-topped Uwharrie Mountains, might seem on the surface to be the last place a bass fisherman would count on a spinnerbait.

    Are whitetails becoming elusive and more difficult to hunt? Are deer sightings down? If so, maybe you are facing an obstacle that will frustrate your hunting opportunities – the American coyote.

    With stealth, a lone coyote moves through the woodlot, its nose to the ground. Periodically, the canine stops and visually scans the timber.

    April can be tough on Cape Lookout anglers targeting puppy drum — unless you take these experts’ advice.

    The calendar said it was springtime, but with the wind whipping out of the north and whitecaps in Beaufort Inlet said otherwise. Back in the Newport River marshes, however, with the surface of the water barely rippled, Dave Dietzler was directing traffic.