Volume 20 Number 1 - January 2013
|Bringing Back Mr. Bob — Tips on re-establishing quail
This Anson County preserve owner has ideas for establishing quail habitat and restoring bird populations.
Anyone who loves quail hunting — or longs for the days when bobwhites were widespread in North Carolina — is restricted mostly to preserve hunting, if they want a chance to pursue these fast-flying game birds.
A few state game lands ...
|Chill out! The Pamlico Sound offers great speckled trout fishing
Don’t neglect the Pamlico Sound and its tributaries during the winter, when speckled trout will be concentrated in deeper, warmer water just waiting for your lure to crawl past.
Even though the deep, dark depths of winter arrive this month, fishermen who target speckled trout can keep their rods ready for some fiery inshore action in North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound.
Wintering populations of speckled trout ...
|Feeling blue - How to up your fishing success for Lake Norman catfish
Winter is great time to fish for trophy blue catfish on Lake Norman. Take these tips and you’ll be ahead of the game.
In the 1956 motion picture, Gregory Peck portrays the character of Capt. Ahab, who relentlessly pursues the great white whale of Herman Melville's classic, "Moby Dick." The movie is an icon in the film industry and a classic tale of one man's ...
|Final shot — Tips for late-season North Carolina ducks
These two North Carolina waterfowl guides provide tips for taking ducks as the hunting season winds down.
As deer season comes to a close on New Year’s Day, many hunters trade in their lead for steel-packed rounds to battle the wind, cold and the final visiting flocks of feathered opponents.
The remaining days of North Carolina’s ...
|Real cool cats - How to catch Kerr Lake’s catfish
Looking for world-class catfish? There’s no better place to be than Kerr Lake during the winter if you’re hunting for the biggest of the big.
When winter arrives in North Carolina, only a few freshwater species remain consistently active enough for fishermen to target.
Largemouth bass basically shut down; the cold water temperatures having lowered their metabolisms. ...
|Swans by water — Tips for hunting tundra swans over waterfowl impoundments
Most hunters chase tundra swans in ag fields, but hunting over impoundments can be very effective — and is more traditional. And Gull Rock Game Land provides everything you need.
The tundra swan is the largest waterfowl species hunted in North Carolina. In bygone years, traditional hunts included decoying them on the water or sneaking up on them in a boat, but modern agriculture changed all that.
Now, swans ...
|The Striper Watch — Learn how this striper fishery is being rebuilt
The Cape Fear River system’s striped bass fishery is slowly but surely being rebuilt with help from guides, fishermen and a group that wants to protect the river.
Jot Owens put his bay boat on plane for a couple of minutes after leaving the Dram Tree Park Ramp in Wilmington. He crossed under the Thomas Rhodes Bridge, pulled the throttle back to just above idle and announced it was time to fish.
| Lake Norman and Buggs Island Lake are filled with trophy blue catfish, which bite best in cold weather.
Photo By Terry Madewell
New administration in unique situation
|Fish Like a Pro
Keep it simple in winter
Aging is key to managing
|Head for the Mountains
A life-long fishing affair
|High Tides and Tall Tails
Too many tournaments?
Orrum earns All-American berth
Vision Prop Limited Edition Buzz Bait
Semiautomatic fish finder operation
A big-bore revolver hog hunt