Volume 18 Number 6 - June 2011

 FEATURES:

Anthony Ng caught this scamp grouper after a relatively short run to an offshore ledge out of Morehead City. At Last!
With seasons finally open, Morehead City bottomfishing is back in style
With bottomfish seasons open — finally — North Carolina anglers who fish out of Morehead City will find some of the best action. So many reefs, ledges and wrecks are such an easy boat ride out of port that it can be hard to pick a hard-bottom ...
Mike Marsh

Full camouflage clothing is one requirement for successfully calling sharp-eyed coyotes into shotgun range. Calling All Coyotes
Hunt all year long by adding an electronic coyote caller to your equipment list.
A hunter perched in a tower stand stared intently down a woods road, searching for any telltale movement that might give away his quarry. Another hunter sat on the ground below, camouflaged right down to his eyeballs, lost in the mixed pine and ...
Mike Marsh

Spanish mackerel caught on ‘lite’ live baits are bigger than those caught trolling spoons. Live Bait ‘Lite’
Spanish mackerel love live bait, just not as big as their king mackerel cousins.
The live-bait craze hit the king mackerel world 25 years ago, and in the span of four or five years, every serious fisherman had learned to throw a cast net, every center console had an aerated bait tank, and heavy tackle and trolling spoons had ...
Dan Kibler

Jason Rackley said most of the bass he catches at Lake Michie in June will be in a postspawn pattern. Lowdown on Local Lunkers
Find the fish and lose the crowds on three small Triangle area lakes.
It happens every day around the Triangle. Boats are hitched, tackle is loaded and anglers head to one of the Big Three: Jordan Lake, Falls of the Neuse Lake or Shearon Harris Lake. ...
Mike Zlotnick

Wes Barbour and his sister, Kim Munley, sghow off a nice red drum caught incidental to flounder fishing at Carolina Beach Inlet. Saltwater Series: Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach is a favorite fishing destination for lots of North Carolina anglers.
Carolina Beach is a popular destination for many fishermen from across North Carolina, plus visitors from other states. The ease of access in past years built the popularity, which continues. Located near the end of US 421 and the southernmost of ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Guide Kennon Brown believes Falls of Neuse Lake produces as many quality bass as any lake in North Carolina. Three Times the Charm?
Falls of Neuse Lake offers bass fisherman several option this month.
By June, the largemouth bass spawn has finished at most North Carolina reservoirs — but not entirely at Falls of the Neuse Lake. ...
Craig Holt

TIm Biesecker has adapted his fishing tactics to match the grassy habitat at Roanoke Rapids Lake. Veggie Soup
Grass means bass for fishermen at Roanoke Rapids Lake
Fishermen who frequently visit Roanoke Rapids Lake have had to adjust the way they fish over the past 10 or 15 years. ...
Tony Garitta

 
  Target Spanish mackerel this month with "lite" live-bait rigs, and you'll be quite happy with the results.
Photo By Brian Carroll
 

COLUMNS:

Backlashes
Poster child for greed? See Big Rock fight

Craig Holt

Fish Like a Pro
'Buzz' away those postspawn blues

Dustin Wilks

Greener Pastures
Clip warm-season food plots now

Jeff Burleson

High Tides and Tall Tails
Getting looped isn’t all that bad, right?

Jerry Dilsaver

Livewell
Blankenship’s huge limit wins at Jordan

Tony Garitta

The Shootist
Pocket Rocket — Ruger’s new LC9 Compact Pistol

Gordon Hutchinson


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