Fishing News and Information

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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Striped bass regulations vary across North Carolina

Striped bass regulations vary according to the body of water across North Carolina, including five distinct areas along the coast. 

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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2017 Bassmaster Classic location announced

The world championship of bass fishing — the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro — will be held in Houston for the first time in the event’s 47-year history, B.A.S.S. and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the event hosts, revealed today.

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April 15 at 5:58 am
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Catch more bait with this one tip

Catching your own bait is a great way to save money and get the full experience of fishing, and especially this time of year, it’s usually pretty simple to find baitfish near our fishing holes. Being skilled at throwing a cast net is one of the quickest ways to load up on a day’s supply of bait, but knowing how to throw it is only half the battle. Knowing when to throw it can be just as important.

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April 14 at 10:34 pm
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NCWRC offers free fly-tying course in Fayetteville

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free Beginners Fly-Tying Course at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

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April 13 at 9:49 pm
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VIDEO: Louisiana kayaker finds massive gator on end of jug line

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Baton Rouge's Lance Burgos was enjoying a weekend camping trip to Lake Fausse Point State Park with his 11-year-old daughter Evan on Saturday when a jug line in a nearby canal caught their eye.

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April 12 at 9:25 am
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Beware of rock snot - Unwanted algae shows up in WNC streams

Something nasty this way comes — to paraphrase novelist Ray Bradbury — an alga called “rock snot” that creates carpet-like mats on stream bottoms, smothering aquatic organisms that trout and other fish depend on for sustenance.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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Rockwell angler catches potential state-record white crappie

Fishermen can speculate on the whereabouts of the next state-record white crappie, but at least one person knows where one such fish lives. 

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April 11 at 7:54 pm
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