During the early 1970s, while actors Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ned Beatty were paddling around the Jocassee and Tallulah gorges filming Deliverance, a 13-year-old outdoorsman by the name of James Couch was busily fishing the nearby Whitewater, Horsepasture, and Thompson Rivers.
Change affects everything, and bass fishing is certainly no exception. You can often tell the age of a long-time Lake Murray bass fisherman based on what factors he considers to describe the good old days.
Trolling has become one of the most-effective tactics to catch numbers of crappie and big slabs, but even among trollers, two schools of thought exist as to which presentation is best. Youre either pushin or pullin.
Topsail Island is one of those spots along the North Carolina coast that is a little off the beaten path but close to larger, more developed areas. Sandwiched between the hustle and bustle of Wrightsville Beach and the U.S. Marine Corps training facility at Camp Lejeune, the waters around Topsail Island offer a variety of options for fishermen.
John Irwin is no Cub Scout when it comes to cobia fishing. A 37-old-guide, he is more like a Four-Star General. His battlefield is South Carolinas Broad River, and the troops are the fishermen in his boat. On the average, he lands more than 100 cobia during May, the peak of the annual migration.