Volume 19 Number 6 - June 2012


Jeff Wolfe catches plenty of tripletail in the lower Cape Fear River, most of them larger than this specimen. A Tale of Three Tails
Tripletails are an often overlooked species that can provide inshore fishermen plenty of summer action along the lower Cape Fear River.
If not for wearing polarized sunglasses, it would have been impossible to see the dark shape under the crab-pot float in one of the bays off the lower Cape Fear River. The water was typical Cape Fear murky, and the dark fish was holding motionless ...
Jerry Dilsaver

Golden tilefish are a beautiful deep-water bottomfish that live on the slopes of canyons along the Atlantic coast. Canyon hopping for tilefish
Deepwater bottomfish are pure ‘gold’ off Outer Banks
Golden tilefish are canyon fish. North of the Virginia state line, boats from Lynnhaven Inlet go to the slopes of the Norfolk Canyon or farther north to Baltimore Canyon. The nearest canyon for North Carolina fishermen is Hatteras Canyon, south of ...
Bob Goldstein

Sight fishing for cobia is best around any type of cover – tide lines, flotsam, even other marine life. Cobia in the Crosshairs
It’s time to begin “sighting in” on some nearshore action as cobia invade the waters around Oregon Inlet.
Riding high in the tower of his boat, Aaron Beatson of Carolina Sunrise Guide Service scans the waters off the coast of the Outer Banks for any sign of life, anything that might tip him off that one or more cobia were moving through the area.
Phillip Gentry

This Piedmont reservoir is one of North Carolina’s most-underrated fishing holes. Lake of the Month: High Rock
June is prime time on one of North Carolina’s most-underrated reservoirs.
High Rock Lake is a reservoir on the Yadkin River south of Lexington that covers approximately 15,000 surface acres of water.

It’s perhaps never received the notoriety of bigger lakes such as Buggs Island or Gaston, nor that of lakes ...

Dan Kibler

Randleman Lake produces great crappie as well as bass. Randleman Slab Rally
Anglers still have a month to take advantage of great crappie fishing on one of North Carolina’s newest lakes.
As it should have been on a typical hot June weekend, the parking lot at the lake office at Randleman Regional Reservoir was packed with boat trailers and tow vehicles.

As with most new lakes, Randleman’s most-popular initial ...

Mike Marsh

Blueback herring cause anglers to change fishing tactics. Rebound bass
Largemouths at Kerr Reservoir are recovering from a bout with a deadly disease and offer new challenges to anglers.
By June, the best part of the bass-fishing year has faded into the rearview mirror.

February and March prespawn feeding frenzies have ended, and the April and May spawning orgy in the shallows is in the books. Male bass fertilized ...

Craig Holt

Target flounder around docks and seawalls in June. Riding the flounder wave
Emerald Isle fishermen have plenty of fish descending on their waters this month. Here’s how to put them in your cooler.
Normally, when two waves approaching each other from opposite directions hit, there’s a crash and turbulence that can destroy anything caught in the middle.

So why would fishermen want to get between two big waves this month in the ...

Dan Kibler

  The Outer Banks cobia run is in full swing this month, while bass are biting on Hight Rock and Buggs Island lakes.
Photo By Andy Crawford


Intended or not, no good consequences

Craig Holt

Greener Pastures
Protect sunflowers now

Jeff Burleson

Head for the Mountains
Driftin’ away has merits

Robert Satterwhite

High Tides and Tall Tails
A knotty situation

Jerry Dilsaver

Williams whips field

Tony Garitta

Lunker Lines
The calendar is lying

David Fritts

Marine Electronics
Off-road hybrids

Allan Tarvid

The Shootist
Kids and Guns

Gordon Hutchinson

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