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Take a flier in a kayak - Fly fishing, paddlecraft are a great match

The outdoors community supports many subgroups. In the hunting world, we have bowhunters, those that primarily use black powder and primitive firearms, dog hunters and even those that only hunt certain types of animals such as waterfowl, big game or upland game.

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April 29 at 9:00 am
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8th annual Reelin' for Research tournament is this weekend

The 8th annual Reelin’ for Research offshore fishing tournament benefiting the UNC Children’s Hospital and Childhood Cancer Research is set to cast off this Saturday, April 30th, out of Morehead City, NC.  

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April 28 at 9:02 pm
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Two barrel swivels are sometimes better than a three-way swivel

Three-way swivels are great for setting up a number of different fishing rigs. One of the most popular is tying the main line to one eye, a short leader with a lure to another and a longer leader with a second lure to a third eye. This puts two lures in the same vicinity, increasing your chance at hooking a fish, but when fishing in the middle of schooling fish, this can cause a problem.

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April 26 at 9:31 pm
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Monster Reel'N'Shad a huge fish-catcher

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Make no mistake about it, the Monster Reel’N’Shad is a monstrous swim bait — one Mann’s Bait Co. proudly introduced to the market in January.

The latest in the artificial lure manufacturer’s Reel’N’Shad series provides just more than 9 inches of pulsating, swimming action from a durable soft plastic that doesn’t have a paddletail or extra hardware to make it swim realistically.

Its patent-pending design is unique and triggers bites from bass, redfish, stripers, lemonfish and even tarpon.

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April 22 at 9:00 am
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Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating In multiple tournaments

The world of kayak bass fishing tournaments was rocked this week when tournament directors and organizers for two major tournament trails – Kayak Bass Fishing and Kayak Bass Series — revealed one of its competitors had been identified as submitting falsified photograph entries during a Kayak Bass Series tournament.

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April 20 at 11:58 pm
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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries names new director

Dr. Braxton Davis, director of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, was named on Tuesday to lead the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

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April 19 at 2:42 pm
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Put your hitch ball on TV

When hooking up to your boat trailer, how many times do you have to get out of your tow vehicle and walk back to check on the stormy relationship between its hitch ball and the trailer’s coupler?

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April 19 at 9:00 am
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3 ways to make a Senko squirm

Bass pro Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C., makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 19 at 8:27 am
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Catch more bass on crankbaits with this one tip

When it comes to fishing with crankbaits, FLW pro David Fritts of Lexington N.C. is about as good as it gets. He would rather fish a crankbait than any other lure, and he has one tip that he said can make everyone a better crankbait angler.

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April 18 at 7:45 pm
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IFA Redfish Tours head to Georgetown, S.C.

Inshore anglers from across the Carolinas and surrounding regions will meet at Georgetown, South Carolina, on April 30 - May 1 for the first 2016 Atlantic Division events of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.

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April 18 at 3:35 pm
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How to catch more flounder

Martin Dane stood along the bank of a small creek as the tide came in, slowly reeling in a curly-tailed grub, rod tip held high. He seemed to be concentrating really hard, lowered the rod tip, and continued reeling slowly.

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April 17 at 10:06 pm
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Time to talk about the best colors for catching bass

I did a few seminars at fishing and outdoor shows this winter, and one question that I heard quite a few times was, “What are the best colors for crankbaits?”

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April 15 at 9:00 am
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Hatteras: a cape, a village, an inlet


The village of Hatteras isn’t located at Cape Hatteras, but approximately 12 miles to the southwest at the southern end of Hatteras Island near Hatteras Inlet. It’s an unincorporated village with a population of approximately 500. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Shearon Harris’s slot limit has made it a top trophy bass fishery

For most bass fisherman, the slot limit under which bass at Shearon Harris Lake are managed means little. They’re just  looking to get their line stretched and not keeping bass anyway, so it’s no big deal that you can’t put any bass between 16 and 20 inches in your livewell.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Indentations in the shoreline are magnets for Shearon Harris bass

Fishing is all about the details, especially the little ones, and it pays to take note of any potential shoreline spots to target.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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How did Lake Waccamaw come to be?

While Lake Waccamaw does have a dam, it existed as a lake long before the spillway was built in 1926 to prevent it  from drawing completely down during periods of extreme drought.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Back-of-the-boat bedding bass tactics

Fishing for spawning bass is best from the front of the boat, and while anglers in the back are still competing for a win in a tournament situation, it can be a tough task to deal with. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Roanoke River striper fishing without boats

Fishermen without boats don’t have to miss out on the spring striper run in the Roanoke River. Working with local county and municipal governments, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission was awarded several federal grants to construct fishing piers and riverbank parks for fishermen without boats. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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