Volume 17 Number 8 - August 2010
|2010 Deer Season Forecast
Prospects look great this season despite a harvest drop in 2009.
The cliche that claims “the more things change, the more they remain the same” apparently applies to North Carolina’s whitetail deer herd. ...
|A Star ‘Role Player’
Mountain Island, overshadowed by bigger neighbors, provides first-string bass action
Many great teams have a superstar or two who account for 90 percent of the attention, popularity and identity. The other 10 percent of the roster consistently adds production and contributes to overall success. In times of need, an alternate can ...
|Amped A.J. Action
Take a topwater approach for the most fun a reef donkey can offer.
Capt. Jot Owens checked the wind before ever setting foot on the dock. All the flags were hanging limp, and the lines extending up the aluminum masts of sailboats were silenced of their nearly incessant summertime clanging. The weather report was ...
|Channel Your Efforts
High Rock Lake provides great summertime catfish action.
Lexington’s Charlie Kingen has fished for about every species that swims in High Rock Lake. Working for Maynard Edwards’ Yadkin Lakes Guide Service, Kingen has taken clients fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, striped bass and channel catfish. ...
|Deer Dynamics: Hard Mast
Hard mast nutrition is crucial for whitetails, and it strongly influences the rut and reproduction.
A white-tailed buck leaves his bedding site in a stand of small pines. Instead of heading to the clover plot, he scales up a small ridge to seek out what is beneath the trees. ...
|Outer Banks ’Yakking
Soundside or in the ocean, paddling will get you within casting range of a lot of fish.
Matt Landrum get to work and play at the same time. Standing in a parking area at the base of the Mann’s Harbor Bridge, surrounded by vehicles carrying colorful kayaks, Landrum prepared to join a small armada of paddlers heading out on a beautiful ...
|Singing the Blues
The upcoming bluefish run around Masonboro Inlet is a great attraction for anglers.
David Franklin of Carolina Beach was heading out of Masonboro Inlet for an evening of fishing for speckled trout, red drum, flounder — or anything else that would bite. As his boat cruised past the southern rock jetty, he saw a flock of pelicans, ...
| Saltwater action is still great, and many outdoorsmen are beginning to think about deer season. What a month!
Photo By John Ford
Hunting, fishing not about contests
Get to know all your ‘bachelors’
|Head for the Mountains
Traditional flies will still catch trout
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Toeing the line is fishing necessity
Piers pay off for Walters at High Rock
Time to get all your ducks in a row
Plug and play beats plug and pray