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Fishermen have been catching plenty of speckled trout, and a mixture of smallish to large fish, in and around the Neuse River. Guide said 2014 trout closure has been a boon for Neuse River specks

Joe Ward of FlyDaddy Charters in New Bern is looking at the closure of speckled trout fishing last year as a godsend – a key factor in the excellent fishing that anglers have enjoyed along the Neuse River since the season re-opened last Sunday. And in the past couple of weeks, trout have been biting consistently, with a mixture of small and large fish.


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Alabama's Chris Lane is wrapped up tight as he fishes a Lake Hartwell boat dock during Wednesday's practice for this weekend's Bassmaster Classic. Gray hopes Buggs Island background helps out in Hartwell Bassmaster Classic

At 56,000 acres, Lake Hartwell is a little bigger than Brandon Gray’s home lake, Buggs Island, aka Kerr Reservoir. And it’s a little bit clearer, and it’s got spotted bass. But there are enough similarities that Gray believes he can feel confident in what he’s doing when he blasts off on Friday morning in the Bassmaster Classic.


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Charlie Cone of Newport and his son, Chris, landed this enormous, 78.66-pound king mackerel, in a Florida tournament three weeks ago. The fish is a pending line-class world record for king mackerel. Newport angler's huge Florida king mackerel is pending line-class record

Charlie Cone of Newport was looking for a little downtime three weeks ago when he headed to Key West, Fla., to fish the Stock Island Marina Village King Mackerel Tournament with his son, Chris, who is station at Key West in the U.S. Coast Guard. It turned out to be a great trip all the way around, as the Cones won the tournament with a 78.66-pound fish that is set a tournament record, is the biggest fish ever caught in a Southern Kingfish Association-sanctioned tournament, and is a pending IGFA line-class world record.


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Most fishermen have all they need to build a homemade downrigger in their tackle box or shop. Hold onto that hard-earned money; make your own downrigger

With striped bass, hybrid bass, spotted bass and white bass in many North Carolina lakes, downriggers have become standard equipment to get baits down to these open-water fish, but they aren’t a poor-man’s fishing tool, with most systems costing more than $200. To fish deep without going into debt, consider a do-it-yourself downrigger that can be assembled in about 20 minutes with materials likely at hand. 


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Not all anglers need huge boats. And, as pro anglers Scott and Marty Glorvigen know, smaller electronics better fit the smaller crafts most families use. One size doesn’t fit all

Every now and then, as I poke along through life, I’m hit with small blasts of clarity. Usually, it isn’t over anything new, just a clarification of a fuzzy thought that’s been lurking in the back of my mind.


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PIONEER 222 SPORTFISH

The Pioneer 222 Sportfish is a boat that can be as serious or relaxed as you like.


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NAUTICSTAR 231 COASTAL

NauticStar has enjoyed four years of success with their 210 Coastal and Angler, and the company responded to the requests for larger versions by adding the 231 Coastal and Angler to their 2015 model lineup.


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CAPE HORN 27xs

The Cape Horn 27xs is the center-console fishing boat for everyone who has wanted one of the company’s legendary 31-footers but for whatever reason it wasn’t to be.


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RANGER 2510 Bay

The Ranger 2510 Bay is the latest addition to the company’s bay boat line, and it is the biggest and the baddest thus far.


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BULLS BAY 2200

If you enjoy fishing coastal waters and are looking for a boat that can do it well without depleting your bank account, the Bulls Bay 2200 is the perfect solution.


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BULLET 22SF

Bass and inland fishermen have been familiar with the performance and design features of Bullet Boats for several decades.


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STRATOS 189 VLO

The Stratos 189 VLO is a tournament-ready craft that is big on features and standard equipment, which makes it an even bigger value. The 189 VLO embraces the evolution of bass fishing, offering a wealth of tournament-specific features new and unique to the marine industry.


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