Volume 18 Number 7 - July 2011


Christian Wolfe has his hands full with a couple of nice Snow’s Cut sheepshead. A Bridge Not Too Far
Snow’s Cut is premier sheepshead spot for North Carolina inshore anglers
Jeff Wolfe smiled as he slowly motored the quarter-mile from the boat ramp at Snow’s Cut below US 421 to the supports of the bridge spanning the waterway. ...
Craig Holt

A big, powerful amberjack will usually be more than enough for the strongest and most-fit of anglers; they don’t call them ‘reef donkeys’ for nothing. All Jacked Up
Outer Banks amberjack can provide some muscle-straining action
In the world of sportfishing, there are certain classes of fish. At the tippy top of the elite A-list are billfish, those fish that must be reeled in with the pinky of the reeling hand outstretched just so. Billfish are released to fight again, ...
Phillip Gentry

Most of the species Mike Taylor catches incidentally to flounder on structure off Bogue Inlet aren’t as desirable as this gag grouper. Bump the Bottom
Artificials can be more effective than live bait for Bogue Inlet flounder.
On a warm, sunny, calm day, Capt. Mike Taylor navigated his 24-foot bay boat through Bogue Inlet without a hitch until he hit the last set of breakers. As the boat crested the final wave and slammed down into the trough on the ocean side, he ...
Mike Marsh

Flounder are suckers for soft-plastic jerkbaits fished on leadheads. The same lures rigged on flutter hooks are deadly on largemouths and stripers. Cross the Line
Wondering what to throw this month in the salty marsh? Take a look in your freshwater box.
A lot of fisherman in the Carolinas go both ways — that is, they target both freshwater and saltwater species of fish throughout the year. ...
Glenn Hudson

This bay in Core Creek is fairly well-protected from summer winds. Saltwater Series: Atlantic Beach
Saltwater Series: Atlantic Beach, Morehead City are a gateway to some of North Carolina’s best fishing
Atlantic Beach and Morehead City have been favorite fishing destinations for many North Carolina fishermen for many years. Atlantic Beach is the eastern end of Bogue Banks and has an ocean beach, while Morehead City is located across the ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Most of the bass in ponds on the Greenville River Park North facility won’t break the 3-pound mark, every once in a while, a real trophy comes to hand. The Fish Park
Greenville’s River Park North is an eastern North Carolina treasure for fishermen.
With each twitch of his wrist, Howard Vainright chugged the Bang-O-Lure across the calm surface of the woodland pond in River Park North. The lure dipped just under the surface each time it moved, and it left a series of expanding circles in its ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Quite a few of the catfish that Marion “Ramrod” Hall catches wind up as fried catfish fingers or in catfish tacos. Use Your ‘Noodle’
You’re liable to catch a lot more Kerr Lake catfish if you learn to ‘use your noodle’
Marion F. “Ramrod” Hall figures Tony Milam and Michael “Chubb” Reaves may owe him one. ...
Craig Holt