Fishing News and Information

Reel Fishing
Striped bass in Lake Rhodhiss are among the biggest caught anywhere in North Carolina, in part because they feed on huge gizzard shad. A Royal ‘Flush’
David Clubb and Joe Jobin love to hear a couple of distinct noises.
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Brown trout are among the most sought-after fish in Graham County streams. Best Spot on the Trout Map
Marty Maxwell of Robbinsville, a masterful fly fisherman by any standard of measurement, also happens to be a student of Horace Kephart, the man known as the “Dean of American Campers,”
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The best sight-fishing opportunities of the year for red drum are happening at the Beaufort-Cape Lookout area. Best sight fishing for redfish at CALO
The best sight-fishing of the year for red drum is occurring now at Cape Lookout, according to a veteran Beaufort guide.
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Bonito won’t nearly approach the size of other members of the tuna family, but they may be the best-tasting. Big Bonito Bash
Capt. Rick Bennett had the outboard on his boat warmed up and purring quietly as his fishermen ambled down the dock just before dawn. As soon as their gear was stowed, he cast off and headed toward Masonboro Inlet and an impending sunrise over the Atlantic.
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Cape Lookout fishermen can expect redfish to be in transition between winter and spring patterns. Transition Tricks
The calendar said it was springtime, but with the wind whipping out of the north and whitecaps in Beaufort Inlet said otherwise. Back in the Newport River marshes, however, with the surface of the water barely rippled, Dave Dietzler was directing traffic.
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Is it finally spring? Yes, it is, and that means bass and puppy drum - among others are biting.
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Is it finally spring? Yes, it is , and that means bass and puppy drum - among others are biting.
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Late March and throughout April, Kevin Chandler said fishermen are liable to come in contact with some real lunkers at Badin Lake, which is known to produce lots of quality fish — or bigger. Blue Ribbon Blades
Badin Lake, clear and deep in the old, round-topped Uwharrie Mountains, might seem on the surface to be the last place a bass fisherman would count on a spinnerbait.
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Will our fisheries ever be managed for fish?
Three decisions involving saltwater fisheries occurred during February. One was fairly-well publicized; two flew under the radar. Each reveals the mindset of fisheries management in North Carolina.
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Largemouth bass have begun to move toward shallow water at Triangle lakes. Bass on the rocks as water temp rises
Not only has the crappie bite started at Triangle lakes, but the warming weather of the last two weeks in March has brought female largemouth bass from the depths.
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Hurricanes can be devastating for boat owners and marina operators, so BoatU.S. is offering preparation tools as forecasts of a more-active storm season are released. Active hurricane-season forecast mandates planning for boaters, marina operators
Hurricane forecasts call for more storms this year, and that means boat owners and marina operators need to prepare in advance.
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Nashville's Tracey Smith caught the pending state-record white crappie March 8 while fishing with a buddy on Tar River Reservoir. Nashville angler catches pending state-record crappie
If you’re going to spend the day crappie fishing and only catch two fish, having one of them break the state record is pretty much a trip-saver.
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