Volume 17 Number 6 - June 2010


A relatively short boat ride and consistent action make Spanish mackerel a favorite target for fishing trips that involve youngsters. Cape of Good Spanish
Waters outside the mouth of the Cape Fear River offer some great early action on Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Chad Casteen enjoys all the fishing avaialble around the mouth of the Cape Fear River, near his native Southport. Maybe it’s their excellent taste, or it could be that they’re the signal that another summer is arriving, but Spanish mackerel ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Whitetails use their keen sense of smell to locate fungi such as lichen and various mushrooms which are rich in minerals and do provide a certain degree of protein with minimal fat. Deer Dynamics: Early Summer Forage
You might be surprised to discover what deer are eating on your property.
Tend the food plots, manage the timber, check the pH and get rid of the weeds. We’ve all heard and know it. ...
Tommy Kirkland

Speckled trout often cruise the edges of deeper water along the end of a flat, looking to ambush prey species. River of Many Fish
Often overlooked by fishermen targeting speckled trout, the Pungo is an angler’s heaven.
Not as renowned as the Neuse or the Roanoke, the Pungo River is a prolific fishery loaded with pristine shorelines and waters that are rich in speckled trout. Early Native Americans identified it as “matcha punga” or the “river of many fish.” ...
Jeff Burleson

On July 1, bass at Jordan Lake will be managed with a 14-inch size mimimum — to promote the harvest of smaller bass and improve growth rates. Steamy Bass
You can still crank up some good largemouths from Jordan Lake’s deep water, if you take the advice of these two experts.
Like the old gray mare, B. Everett Jordan Lake ain’t what she used to be — but she’s still pretty good. ...
Craig Holt

Besides a crankbait, a jig is an excellent lure to fish around deep structure and cover at Lake Reese. Watery Classroom
Asheboro’s Lake Reese is a great place to learn to fish offshore structure for bass.
Brad Staley of Pleasant Garden doesn’t claim to be a professional tutor, but he has sufficient evidence to support his claim that little-known Lake Reese provides a favorable environment for learning about offshore structure fishing. ...
Tony Garitta

Drifting cut baits on a Carolina rig or Santee rig is the preferred method for catching Kerr Reservoir’s blue catfish. Whiskered Whoppers
Kerr Reservoir, a.k.a. Buggs Island, may be North Carolina’s best lake for big catfish.
If you like heated arguments, it only takes one question: which North Carolina lake has the most and biggest catfish? ...
Craig Holt

Capt. Mark Dickson lets his rod do most of the work as he tires out a nice redfish in a coastal creek near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line. ‘Border-line’ Reds
The Little River and Calabash areas offer great redfishing opportunities for anglers from both Carolinas.
The rod jerked hard as something grabbed the live shrimp on the end of Capt. Mark Dickson’s line. He reared back to set the hook, and the rod bent deeply as his small spinning reel began singing a happy song. A wake appeared as the hooked redfish ...
Jerry Dilsaver