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Trailers are matched to boats, then adjusted after sale to provide the easiest towing depending on the vehicle used and kinds and amount of towing anticipated. Select, set up your trailer carefully
One of the most overlooked aspects of purchasing a boat is the trailer. Oh, if itís a used boat, you may walk around the trailer and look for obvious rust or problems and maybe even kick the tires, but rarely does anyone check further or ask any questions. When the purchase is a new boat, there is even less discussion of the trailer. Many folks have the opinion that if the dealer has the boat on that trailer, it is the right one.
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Jerry Hill displays three stripers weighing 24.50 pounds that gave him the win at the Nov. 21 Tarheel Striper Club event at High Rock. Bayse, Gibson win Wishing Well event
Near-freezing temperatures, a cold rain and the threat of snow probably discouraged a number of anglers from fishing the Wishing Well Bass Tournament on Dec. 5 at Lake Tillery.
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A jerkbait can be a very effective bait in February when bass often suspend in the cold water. The answer is clear: find the clearest water
When it comes to catching bass in February, things are pretty clear to me ó as in, clear water.
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North Carolina cover
North Carolina winter redfish heat up.
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Larry Essick dredged this nice puppy drum out of a marsh creek off the Cape Fear River. Snap, Crackle, Pop
The dead of winter. Itís a term that perfectly describes February.
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Jan Peele caught this redfish on the low end of the tide cycle in a backwater creek in the Little River area ó which has no shortage of great habitat for both reds and speckled trout. Stripping for Reds
The chilly breezes and frigid waters of winter often fail to deter fishermen targeting redfish that prowl the pristine, remote mud flats around the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
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Humminbird was first to introduce side-scan technology, and is now suing competitor Lowrance claiming patent infringement. Humminbird, Lowrance begin legal battle over side-scan technology
A battle over the right to produce and sell side-scan technology began Wednesday (Jan. 27), with Humminbird's parent company claiming Lowrance has infringed its patent.
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Striped bass can be winter treats for anglers who fish in creeks near Lake Normanís two hot-water discharge plants. Lake Normanís hot holes good bets for winter fish
During the dead of winter, fishing at most large N.C. impoundments grinds to a halt ó except at Lake Norman.
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Surf and boat anglers at Cape Lookout are seeing huge schools of red drum during calm days. Big redfish schools in Cape Lookout surf
After a recent warming trend and light winds followed an early January cold snap, Crystal Coast anglers witnessed huge schools of red drum in the surf near Cape Lookout.
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A proposed closure of much of the state's coastal waters to large-mesh gill nets is a temporary fix to the problem of threatened sea turtles becoming entangled. However, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries proposal would be lifted if the feds grant a statewide Section 10 permit. DMF director proposes temporary removal of gill nets
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries director has proposed closing a large section of the stateís estuarine waters to large-mesh gill nets between May 15 and Dec. 15, according to the Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina.
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January is a good month to go after blue catfish at Lake Norman. Catfishing is hot at Lake Norman
Even with North Carolina squeezed in the bitter two-fisted grip of winter, anglers can pay their money and take their choices of catfish ó blues, flatheads or channels ó at Lake Norman, said guide Jerry Neeley of Bessemer City.
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Red drum are hitting soft-plastic lures on small jigheads at the bays and creeks near Southport during sunny days with light wind. Inshore reds, stripers active in Cape Fear
Southeastern N.C. is one of few areas where saltwater inshore fish remain active during winter, especially in the Cape Fear River near Wilmington to the Southport area.
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