Volume 18 Number 12 - December 2011
|Better Late Than Never
As the season wanes, take some tips from these experts and your chances of tagging a trophy will greatly increase.
By the first of December, with a month left in North Carolinaís deer season, careless behavior by the deer population is long gone, except in the extreme western mountains where the rut is in full swing. ...
|Cold Weather, Hot Stripers
Winter is prime time to tangle with a Kerr Lake striper. Hereís how.
Fishermen who are so affected by their habit that they canít stand to put their rods away know that December and January are just about the worst months of the year. Thereís little relief in sight until the crocuses start to peep through Februaryís ...
|Quail for Christmas?
Be willing to hunt in the thickest cover and you might bring Mr. Bobwhite and a few of his friends home for dinner.
Ben Chewning has run bird dogs over most of the 5,000 acres on the Buchanan Shoals Sportsmanís Preserve in Anson County, so heís got a good idea of what kind of wild quail live on the property ó even though he mostly runs guided hunts for released ...
|Saltwater Series: Roanoke Island
Too many fishermen ride past Manteo and Wanchese on the way to the Outer Banks and miss some great action.
Sometimes it seems that Roanoke Island is a place that many fishermen know, but donít really give the respect it deserves. ...
|The Trentís Chilled Buffet
This river in eastern North Carolina supplies stripers, red drum, speckled trout, perch and even gar for enterprising winter anglers.
Gary Dubiel hunkered down behind his boatís windshield to avoid a biting facial assault on the Trent River one cold winterís day last year. At daylight, the mercury hovered around 25 degrees at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern. ...
Take a few tips, and take more third-season doves.
As winter arrives in North Carolina, the final segment of dove season kicks off, allowing a wingshooter crouched in a hedgerow one final hoorah. ...
What lessons can you learn from some of North Carolinaís most-promising young bass fisherman? Here they are.
Whoever said, ďTodayís young people just donít get it,Ē hasnít spent any time with some of North Carolinaís best young bass anglers. Some of them are already making inroads in tournaments and scholastic fishing, and they get it. ...
|Inshore fishing guide Mike Taylor of Swansboro killed this huge main-frame 8-point buck in Alamance County.|
Commission drawing fire for being in the right on CWD
|Fish Like a Pro
Rolliní slow in December
Itís time to invigorate
|Head for the Mountains
Winter fishers must adapt
|High Tides and Tall Tails
On the first day of Christmas
Thrift gets Top-5 in FLW
Off-season battery care
Breaking in the .22-250