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    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Changes may be coming in the snapper/grouper fishery

    Dr. Michelle Duval of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, chair of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, anticipates a few changes to how the snapper/grouper fishery is managed after fishermen brought up some issues during the SAFMC’s Visioning Project last year.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    John Mallette’s grouper rig

    John Mallette said most fishermen don’t think of it this way, but his grouper rig begins 30 feet above the hook. He likes to fish using 80-pound superbraid, but he adds a 30-foot topshot of 130-pound monofilament for the end of the line for abrasion resistance. 

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Rockin’ and reelin’ for specks

    When the Nort Carolina coast typically experiences the first actual onset of cold weather in late November, two guides — Noah Lynk and Jot Owens — have an advantage.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Specks go with the Flo – but not far

    Four of North Carolina’s best saltwater guides agree that September’s Hurricane Florence caused habitat changes for speckled trout, moving them out of their favorite inshore haunts.

    November 15, 2018 at 6:00am

    Invest in Munis when fall fishing arrives

    If you are a member of one of the burgeoning kayak fishing clubs in the Carolinas, chances are pretty good that you’ve fished in a local, municipal lake. 

    November 14, 2018 at 9:00am

    Beach-bound isn’t so bad

    October was a big transition month for saltwater fishing in the Carolinas, and by November, the water and air temperatures have cooled off considerably, but those aren’t the only changes.

    November 12, 2018 at 9:00am

    Jordan Lake crappie best targeted by tight-lining this month

    Guide Freddie Sinclair said Jordan Lake, south of the Raleigh-Durham area, is holding steady as a good lake for crappie in November.

    November 10, 2018 at 5:06pm

    Wateree River is place to be for November crappie

    The November crappie bite is usually hot, and you’ll find no shortage of diehard anglers spider-rigging their way across lakes and reservoirs, but you’ll have little competition from anyone on South Carolina’s Wateree River.

    November 09, 2018 at 5:03pm

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    November 09, 2018 at 1:38pm