Volume 21 Number 4 - April 2014
|Albemarle Sound stripers are there for the taking before the spawning run begins
Trolling or casting both produce plenty of striped bass in the Albemarle Sound this month.
Stripers are one of the winter staples for fishermen in Albemarle Sound, and Capt. Karl Helmkamp of Fistful Charters knows all about them, especially how to catch them....
|April is prime time to catch lots of nice largemouth bass on Lake Hickory.
Treat this Catawba River reservoir like a big creek and target bass in the cuts and pockets.
Bass pro Tracy Adams has made no bones about the fact that he’s most comfortable fishing for bass in shallow water. He loves picking up his baitcasting rod and flipping or pitching soft-plastic crawfish baits into a couple of feet of ...
|Dancing with the dolphins is a real possibility for North Carolinaís offshore fishermen in April
One of the oceanís most-colorful fish will fall for colorful baits as the spring season kicks off.
Peanuts. Gaffers. Slingers. Bailers. Goats of the sea. These all reference the fish known as dolphin or Mahi-Mahi. They are the most plentiful of offshore sportfish, and though they primarily course the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, by ...
|Donít give up on tough gobblers, just change your tactics and fill your tag
Wilkes County call-maker has ideas about working birds that are especially difficult.
Very few wild turkeys are “easy” for hunters, but some are easier than others. Those gobblers that gobble at your first call on opening day and sail down within shotgun range fit in this category, along with the ones that respond the ...
|Millions of acres of public land gives hunters in the Carolinas a real shot at a turkey gobbler this month -- if theyíre up to the task.
Get away from the crowds and use late-season tactics early on to get a jump on a public-land gobbler in the Carolinas.
In many places, spring means many things to many people, but for the diehard hunter who calls the Carolinas home, it’s full of sitting, listening and stalking a gobbling tom. It’s turkey season, and the millions of acres of public ...
|Relatively new Randleman Reservoir has all the makings of a great spring bass lake
Fish visible shoreline cover and cash in on Randlemanís treasure trove of largemouth bass.
If February and March are months when a queen-size bass might show interest in a lure, April is the time that anglers have the best chance to encounter truckloads of chubs....
|Water level, water temperature will lead anglers to Kerr Lake bass as the spawn approaches.
Lipless baits are important weapons when Kerr Lake bass start to move toward the shallows.
When the warm, afternoon sun warms the shallows to the 45- to 52-degree range, the underwater world at Kerr Lake, aka Buggs Island, becomes a stage for largemouth bass. They’ll start transitioning from their winter haunts to staging areas ...
Try Lake Hickory, Randleman Reservoir and Kerr Lake this month for some top-drawer action on largemouths.
Photo By Dan Kibler
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|Head for the Mountains
Patterns always changing
|High Tides and Tall Tails
I might enjoy this April
Two new standout crankbaits
|Small Craft Advisory
Paddle your way to fish
Rugerís SR22 ó Small, accurate, fun