• Volume 18 Number 5 - May 2011


    Offshore fishing gets rolling this month off North Carolina’s Cape Lookout

    May is an exciting month for offshore fishermen, the month they’ve been waiting for all winter, a prelude to the hot summer and one of the best months of fishing along the Crystal Coast.

    Having trouble taking late-season toms? These tricks that work elsewhere also work in North Carolina.

    Hunting wild turkeys is a lot like the late rounds of a boxing match.

    If you’re a fan of trolling for crappie, High Rock is the place to be this month.

    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. You’re either pushin’ or pullin’.

    North Carolina’s Outer Banks offers fishermen great chance to sight-fish for cobia.

    West of the Mississippi, much of the big-game hunting is visually oriented. Hunters are mobile, game is spotted, stalked and, if all works out, the exercise ends in a harvest.

    Topsail Beach offers great off-the-beaten-path fishing spots for North Carolina anglers

    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.

    Lake Tillery’s extensive shallow-water cover can make for some great late-spring bass fishing

    When David Bryant heads to Lake Tillery for some late-spring bass fishing, he tries to make sure he tries to cover all his bases — because it’s a “cover” thing.