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Guide Joel Richardson believes that stricter regulations could make Randleman Reservoir a tremendous trophy bass lake. Sight fishing can create problems

Guide Joel Richardson said sight fishing for bedding bass at Randleman Reservoir is difficult because “you can’t see much farther than two feet down in the water,” but anglers often find bass beds if they fish the right areas.


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Different lipless crankbaits perform in different fashions, largely depending on the width of the bait’s nose. Tips from the lipless wizard

Mike Iaconelli, the 2003 Bassmaster Classic champion who’s never at a loss for words, often goes lipless in his quest for bass.


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Male bass (left) at Lake Hickory are often as big as their female counterparts, especially when the spawn approaches. Boys will be boys — just big boys

One reason bass pro Tracy Adams likes to fish Lake Hickory as the spawn approaches is that he doesn’t always have to mess with finicky female bass to put the most weight in his livewell. He said the male bass on Hickory are as big as anywhere he’s ever fished, and that fishermen can make a living putting those aggressive fish in the boat.


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Lake Hickory bass are more likely to be on the outside posts of piers this month instead of up under the dock, in the shade. Made in the shade? No way!

Lots of fishermen will go straight to a shaded bank to look for shallow bass, figuring their approach is a little more covered in a low-light situation, but bass pro Tracy Adams of Wilkesboro said that may not give fishermen much of an edge on Lake Hickory.


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Roger Lowe of Waynesville ties many of the traditional western North Carolina fly patterns. Patterns always changing

Fly patterns constantly evolve as fly tiers originate new patterns and modify standard ones in an endless effort to find something that looks irresistible to a trout. 


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Guide Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle has been catching plenty of redfish lately in marsh creeks on the southern end of Brunswick County. Red drum starting to perk up in creeks in lower end of Brunswick County

Red drum bite in the creeks of southern Brunswick County all year, but Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters in Ocean Isle said they are starting to warm up and feed more aggressively. 


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Michael Hines of Gibsonville (left) and Roger Mabe of Climax met up with this 3 1/2-pound smallmouth bass in a tournament on Kerr Reservoir last weekend. Nice smallmouth surprises Kerr Lake tournament duo

Michael Hines of Gibsonville and fishing partner Roger Mabe of Climax didn't catch enough bass to hang around for the weigh-in at the April 5 Tobacco Bass Invitational on Kerr Lake, but they definitely had the day’s most-interesting catch: a 3.58-pound smallmouth bass.


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Guide Allen Cain has been catching plenty of big American shad in the Cape Fear River below Lock and Dam No. 1 near Rieglewood. Shad run in Cape Fear River is in full gear

The shad run is in high gear on the Cape Fear River, and Capt. Allen Cain of Sightfish NC is boating big numbers of American shad on fly and ultralight tackle at Lock and Dam No.1 near Rieglewood.


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Sharon and Rennie Clark won the Lowcountry Redfish Cup championship in 2013. The trail will visit North Carolina in 2014. Tournament aplenty!

North Carolina fishermen yearning for the thrill of competition will have more choices this year. The economy may be picking up, and boat sales have definitely improved from the flat-line crash of a few years ago. 


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Big speckled trout are biting in the Tar and Pamlico rivers, along with striped bass. Stripers, specks on the move in Tar, Pamlico rivers

Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath said two weeks of warm weather had done wonders for the fishing in the Tar and Pamlico rivers. The stars of the show have been stripers, which everyone expects to see moving upriver in April, and speckled trout, which were a question mark to many after the January trout kill in the Pungo River. 


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The muddy waters at High Rock Lake cleared up enough for Robert Moss, Tyler Moss and Morgan Holcomb of Trinity to weigh in three fish at more than 38 pounds to win the Tarheel Striper Club tournament. Water clears enough at High Rock for stripers to start biting again

Robert and Tyler Moss and Morgan Holcomb, all from Trinity, got sassy with High Rock stripers this past Saturday near the mouth of Abbotts Creek during the Tarheel Striper Club tournament. They used white and chartreuse Sassy Shad in conjunction with downriggers to boat five quality stripers that were feeding on shad in 15 to 20 feet of water around the mouth of the creek.


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Micah Berry caught this 3-pound, 6-ounce smallmouth on Lake Gaston two weeks ago. A Lake Gaston smallmouth bass? How'd it get there?

Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service has led boatloads of clients to great catches of striped bass in his 25 years on Lake Gaston, but even he was surprised when a scoop with his landing net produced a citation smallmouth bass on March 26. 


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