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White shirt ruined while fishing? This stain remover will help

I never could wear white without collecting stains. Back in the ’80s when white pants were in style (for some unknown reason), I tried to look cool and ended up looking like a dalmatian from the waist down.

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Be careful on winter fishing trips

Winter fishing, especially late in the winter once the days start warming, can be some of the best and most fun of the year, plus, you are ready to shake off winter and get outside. †Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the water.

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February 05 at 9:00 am
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3 universities from Carolinas qualify for 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship

Three college fishing teams from the Carolinas have qualified for the 2017 College Fishing National Championship after finishing in the top 10 last month at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Crescent Lake in Florida.

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February 04 at 10:52 am
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Are you using the right fishing weights?

Using weights to keep your fishing bait on or near the bottom is a good tactic for getting in the strike zone, but sometimes it just aids in getting your rig hung up in debris. A number of solutions are out there, and although it’s impossible to avoid getting hung up 100% of the time, using the proper type of weight can certainly reduce it.

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February 01 at 10:40 pm
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Patrick Williams' 200-inch Rockingham County buck was among this season's Deer of the Year. And Lake Gaston produced two state-record blues.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Mixing it up - The waters north of North Carolinaís Bald Head Island are a winter inshore hot spot

Running through the Basin and Second Bay to the creeks beyond Buzzard Bay, Christian Wolfe of Seahawk Inshore Charters weaved his bay boat around submerged mud and oyster rocks and through marsh islands like there were highway markers and a dotted center-line.†

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Normanís power house - Lake Normanís bass fishing hot year-round

I was surprised to be fishing so close to the docks and in such shallow water. It was February; big bass were supposed to be suspended in deep water, barely moving, let alone feeding. But bass pro Hank Cherry of Maiden had other ideas.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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The drop zone - Belews Lakeís artificially warm waters invite North Carolina bass fishermen through the winter

When bass pro Tim Grein of Winston-Salem fishes Belews Lake, he approaches the 3,864-acre reservoir with a mindset that’s different from when he fishes most other North Carolina waters.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Mustad Elite Series Jig Heads

Mustad has just launched an exciting new range of custom quality jig heads. Special top quality features include exclusive new hooks, customizable designs and high-impact chip resistant gloss, UV, or low-vis matte epoxy finishes. The lineup includes several series of scale pattern Ball and Shrimp Heads, Stand Up/Shakey Heads, Wacky Heads, Shad Darter Heads, Customizable Football Heads, Inshore Darter and Bullet Heads all built on super strong Mustad UltraPoint Jig Hooks.†

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Planoís A-Series Tackle Backpack

Some of the best fishing adventures exist in the least accessible places. That’s why Plano’s new A-Series Tackle Backpack is perfect for kayak anglers, expedition anglers, or anyone who needs to transport tackle while keeping their hands free. This backpack includes five 3600 StowAway tackle trays, a separate upper storage compartment, four pockets on the interior, four pockets on the exterior, a cushioned back pad and adjustable shoulder straps.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Take care after dark - Winter kayak trips can be great, but be safe


It is winter. It is cold. Fishing is likely not the first activity that comes to mind. Fishing from a kayak is likely a step or two below that on the list. Fishing from a kayak at night in the bitter cold, well, that is on the crazy list rather than the activity list.

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January 29 at 9:00 am
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Top tips for catching walleye from Fontana Lake

With bait-bucket stocking of alewives, white perch and spotted bass in many reservoirs in western North Carolina, fishing for walleye, long a local favorite, has taken a nosedive. Walleye eat alewives, which carry an enzyme that keeps walleye from being able to form eggs, and those fish that do drop a cluster of eggs get to watch the white perch eat them. And if the eggs ever hatch, the aggressive spots are there to eat the fingerlings.

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January 28 at 10:42 pm
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Neil Manning catches N.C. state-record, 138-pound white marlin

A mid-November fishing trip to Hatteras proved very fruitful for Neil Manning of Ashburn, Va., who returned from an overnight trip with Capt. Kenny Koci on the Fin Again with a box full of fish and a state-record white marlin on the deck.

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January 27 at 9:04 pm
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Improve your offshore fishing by finding convergence zones

“What’s the perfect water temperature to find tuna? How about wahoo? What about grouper?”

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January 26 at 11:43 pm
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$1.7 million granted for 15 projects to improve coastal fishing and access areas

Each year, a portion of money generated through the sales of North Carolina’s coastal recreational fishing licenses is set aside to fund projects to benefit anglers, fish species, and fishing access points. This year, more than $1.7 million will be split between 15 projects.

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January 26 at 4:48 pm
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Mister Twister BUZZ Bug

Mister Twister’s BUZZ Bug, which the Louisiana company plans to introduce at the beginning of 2016, was in the right place at the right time to make a name for itself before it ever hit the market.

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January 22 at 9:00 am
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Doing this now will improve your bass fishing in the spring

Catching bass during winter isn’t impossible. Some bass anglers actually prefer fishing this time of year. Others tolerate it, knowing that some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. And even though spring is typically a great time to land some lunkers, anglers can improve their springtime bass fishing by doing something right now.

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January 21 at 5:09 pm
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Crank up more crappie

Kenny Allen doesn’t begin to claim he’s one of the crappie pros who first hit on trolling crankbaits for big slabs, but he said he’s smart enough to know when a technique is worth using — and in January in many Southeastern reservoirs, dropping a half-dozen crankbaits behind your boat and pulling them along at various depths is a very productive way to put cold-water slabs in the boat.

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January 20 at 4:18 pm
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