Volume 19 Number 5 - May 2012
|A Sight for Sore Eyes
Take a look this month and find Cape Lookout cobia action. Hereís how.
Nothing breaks the ice for saltwater anglers seeking big fish like the spring cobia run. The fish swarm the Crystal Coast in May, with the epicenter of the action being Morehead City.
While the majority of fishermen soak either live ...
|Badinís Spring Formal
Despite what you might have heard, Badin Lake stripers are still alive and ready to dance.
In the eyes of a striped bass fisherman, there is no more repulsive sight than to be out on the water and find the floating carcasses of your favorite quarry.
Fish kills strike a variety of species for a variety of reasons, but they ...
|Banking on Billfish
The Outer Banks has some of the best marlin fishing on the planet, and May is a great month for the big blue ones and the white acrobats.
At the edge of the Gulf Stream, 30 miles out of Oregon Inlet, Jimmy Hillsman struggled to fit the last dolphin into the fishbox. With a limit of gaffers under their belt and the whole day ahead, Hillsman looked up at Jason Snead on the bridge and ...
|Lake of the month: Lake Gaston
This Roanoke River impoundment may have the regionís healthiest bass population.
Lake Gaston may be the premier largemouth bass lake shared by North Carolina and Virginia.
Thatís a bold statement about a body of water just downstream of massive John H. Kerr Reservoir and about half its size.
|Little Lake, Big Slabs
The Tar River Reservior has produced the last two state-record white crappie. Hereís how to mine its finny riches.
Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but the old adage apparently doesnít apply to crappie fishing. Over a period of less than four weeks two springs ago, two Nashville anglers caught state-record white crappie at the relatively small ...
|The Lull Ainít Dull
Two periods of sparse gobbling each spring worry some North Carolina hunters, but one expert offers tips to tag a wild turkey.
Being enraptured by the pursuit of wild turkeys is akin to enslavement by alcohol, cocaine, tobacco, gambling, golf or strange women.
The main advantage turkey hunting has over these other activities is it isnít quite as hurtful to ...
|The Spanish Armada
When the Ďprinceí mackerel arrive off Little River, fishermen on both sides of the state line can have plenty of fun.
Itís a long run from Little River Inlet to the bluewater where the tuna, dolphin, wahoo and billfish swim, and with fuel prices moving into the $4 neighborhood, you canít blame a lot of fishermen for choosing to stay closer to port.
| Spanish mackerel swarm the waters off Little River, while Lake Gaston bass are just waiting to be caught.
Photo By Dan Brown
Getting blind-sided in Raleigh again
|Fish Like a Pro
Why May is my favorite
Protect young food plots
|Head for the Mountains
Itís time to go small
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Feel Ďblueí about kings
Stone takes third in FLW
Dog tracking made easy
The Ruger SR40c