Volume 18 Number 2 - February 2011

 FEATURES:

Border Bottom Bombshells Border Bottom Bombshells
Nearshore reefs, livebottom and ledges off Little River Inlet offer anglers from both Carolinas some winter wonders.
In February, weather conditions hit rock bottom in the Carolinas prized waters. ...
Jeff Burleson

Jeremy Martin’s big 10-point was killed in Person County.
Deer of the Year
2010 was another top season for North Carolina trophy bucks.
From the season’s beginning in September through November’s rut, it quickly became apparent that North Carolina deer hunters experiencing a special year in 2010. ...
Craig Holt

Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission use trap-netting and electroshocking to sample crappie populations. Hotspots for Cold Crappie
The weather is frigid. The crappie are beautiful. The fishing is great. Let’s go!
If you happened to stop by Stokes McClellan’s home in February, chances are, you won’t find him at home. While most fishermen who target crappie are getting ready for spring — re-lining reels, inspecting their stores of crappie jigs and cleaning ...
Phillip Gentry

Guide Heath Rayfield’s biggest blue catfish out of the Pee Dee River is 83 pounds. This one weighed a ‘pedestrian’ 45 pounds. Land of the Big Cats
The Pee Dee River flows through both Carolinas and offers anglers the chance to do battle with trophy catfish of all species.
A rod on the port side of Robbie Burr’s boat dipped toward the water, and line began to peel slowly off the reel. It stopped, then started out again. Natalie, Burr’s 14-year-old daughter, moved toward the rod, lifted it from the rod-holder and ...
Tim Mead

Grain fields are the best places to hunt crows, which will come in to feed, sometimes in large flocks. Redneck Duck Hunting
Reidsville’s Sandy Brady loves hunting crows, and farmers are glad to have him shoot these crop destroyers.
It was a typical, pre-dawn February morning in North Carolina’s Piedmont — completely dark and extremely cold. Rolling along, hoarfrost painted feathery patterns on the windshield of Sandy Brady’s SUV, and minutes later, the ground crunched under ...
Craig Holt

Saltwater Series: Swansboro / Emerald Isle Saltwater Series: Swansboro / Emerald Isle
The White Oak River and Bogue Inlet provide plenty of great year-round spots.
Located on different sides of the border between Onslow and Carteret counties, the towns of Swansboro and Emerald Isle are tied together as a destination for many fishermen. When headed that way, many fishermen might say they’re going to Swansboro, ...
Jerry Dilsaver

 
  The waters around Swansboro and Emerald Isle hold plenty of great spots to catch flounder.
Photo By Dan Kibler
 

COLUMNS:

Backlashes
Solving speck problem easy as gamefish status

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
February: frozen or fantastic?

Dustin Wilks

Greener Pastures
Buffers eliminate deer disturbance

Jeff Burleson

Head for the Mountains
All is not lost for winter anglers

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
‘Tune’ your trailer and make tow easy

Jerry Dilsaver

Livewell
Wright, Elton win Newman tourney

Tony Garitta


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