Fishing News and Information

Piedmont Pan Fishers Youth Day at Falls of Neuse is big success

The Piedmont Pan Fishers held their second Kids Fishing Day September 19 at Falls Lake to expose youths to the outdoors and fishing.

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October 13, 2009 at 9:38 am
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Recreational fisheries groups oppose striped bass proposal

The Coastal Fisheries Reform Group and Striped Bass Forever have sent letters to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that criticize a proposed regulation change that would allow commercial fishermen to catch more striped bass.
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October 13, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Options for snapper/grouper closures being discussed

At its September meeting in Charleston, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council announced that it is considering several options to end overfishing for 10 species in the snapper/grouper fishery.
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October 13, 2009 at 8:16 am
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Falls is hottest Triangle lake

For several reasons, Triangle-area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) bass anglers are having their best luck at Falls of the Neuse Lake now instead of Jordan and Harris lakes. Normally the three lakes consistently produce outstanding largemouth results, but fall changes each of the impoundments.Read More...
October 08, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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Reds, flounder are loose at the Neuse

The first “mullet blow” of the fall has baitfish moving along the Neuse River shorelines, said Oriental's Gary Dubiel (Spec Fever Guide Service, 252-249-1520).Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:56 am
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White marlin wizardry at northern coast

Captain Arch Bracher of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center-based charterboat Pelican set a marina record this week for one-day white marlin releases.Read More...
September 25, 2009 at 3:39 pm
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Grab ‘the Bear’ by the Hair

The 3-mile paddle from the mainland to Bear Island couldn’t have been any easier. The tide was falling, with just a slight breeze blowing out — the forecast excellent for the entire camping trip.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 4:25 pm
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Banking on Spanish

When anglers hear the word “Hatteras” mentioned in the same sentence with the word “fishing,” the first species that cross their minds are probably red drum or channel bass, speckled trout, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and bluefish.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 3:42 pm
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Old school meets new technology

Kayaks have long provided peaceful transportation, free of noise and exhaust fumes, on freshwater lakes and rivers and saltwater bays and estuaries for bird watching, fishing and exploring.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm
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Wolak cashes twice, remains in hunt for berth in Classic

Two pro fishermen from North Carolina placed in two different BASS events in mid-August, and two others each picked up a check.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm
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Catching fall fish by the ‘spoonful’

They say age is just a number, but a few weeks ago I realized just how quickly my number was increasing.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm
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Fall is prime time for browns, brookies

In September, autumn eases into the mountains in muted colors: dull reds and yellows of sourwood, dogwood, and sumac.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm
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Dock of the Day

When the leaves start to change colors, Jerry Neeley and Ed Duke start to change fishing tactics. It takes a something a good bit different to keep filling the cooler with slab crappies from Lake Wylie when summer turns to fall.Read More...
September 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm
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Lake Norman catfish fit for September

Lake Norman may not be the best place to fish for largemouth bass right now, but if you’re into catching big catfish, it’s the place to be.Read More...
September 16, 2009 at 8:59 am
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September time for spotting sails

Capt. Bill Dillon of the Beagle, a 62-foot sportfisherman docked at the Capt. Stacy Fishing Center at Atlantic Beach, has one word for September saltwater ocean anglers — sailfish.Read More...
September 10, 2009 at 9:52 am
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Lake James a hot spot when it turns cooler

Anglers seeking relief from the last hot days of summer — and looking for a decent freshwater fish bite since most largemouth angling in Piedmont will be slow — couldn’t find a better spot than Lake James, a Catawba River system lake near Asheville.Read More...
September 03, 2009 at 10:37 am
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Triple threat: catch these 3 species of bass on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir

Good things often happen in threes at many sporting events.

Ice hockey has hat tricks celebrating the player who scores three goals in one game; basketball has its 3-pointer for long-range shots, and baseball designates the Triple Crown for the ballplayer who ranks first in his league in batting average, runs batted in, and home runs — all in the same season.

Good things also happen in threes in the sport of black bass fishing at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir.

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August 31, 2009 at 12:12 pm
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Mad Macks

Even after sleeping an extra hour and leaving the dock at 8 a.m. rather than 7, the morning air still had a cool nip, one of the first signs of fall’s arrival.Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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