Fishing News and Information

A Bit of Flooded Heaven

If there is a bass-fishing nirvana, itís got to be Buggs Island Lake in April.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Long-Lining Spawning Slabs

The month of April ushers in the spring spawn for crappie. The dogwoods are blooming, and all you have to do is grab a bucket of minnows and suspend them under a cork around just about any decent looking piece of woody cover along the bank. Itís a time when everyone is an expert.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Great Ex-Speck-tations

Lewis Emery, a fishing guide from Wilmington, was scheduled to have taken the marital plunge on March 12.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 8:13 am

Shad fishing sizzles at Roanoke River

Last weekís heavy rains swelled rivers in the north-central piedmont, including the Roanoke River.Read More...
March 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

Buggs cats scratch spring fishing fever

If youíre interested in catching huge catfish at Kerr Reservoir (aka Buggs Island), a 50,000-acre impoundment straddling the N.C.-Virginia border, be sure to take an ultra-light rod, 4-pound-test line, a small hook and some earthworms.Read More...
March 16, 2009 at 12:56 pm

"Old" State Record becomes "New" State Record

RALEIGH Ė It was a chunk of shrimp that landed E.J. Bowden of Rocky Mount his state-record channel catfish back in 1970, and it was a stack of papers that gave him back the state record title nearly 39 years later.

March 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Slab crappies hot at Triangle lakes

March is the time to catch slab crappie at most Piedmont lakes, according to veteran tournament angler Jay Garrard of Durham.Read More...
March 09, 2009 at 9:58 am

Commission will begin stocking trout in Reddies River

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will resume Delayed Harvest trout stockings for Reddies River in Wilkes County beginning this week.

March 05, 2009 at 10:59 am

Reds plentiful at flats, but bite is 'spooky'

The one constant inshore fish for N.C. anglers this winter and early spring at the southeastern coast has been red drum, said Carolina Beach fishing guide Jeff Wolfe.Read More...
March 02, 2009 at 10:56 am

The Redfish Beach Boogie

Gloves, ski masks and heavy coats were the order of the day as Capt. Stuart Caulder zipped out of Masonboro Inlet and headed up the beach to look for schools of redfish feeding in the late winter surf.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm


State experts say there's good news and bad news for saltwater stocks; for High Rock crappie anglers, however, the news is all good.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:46 am


State experts say there's good news and bad news for saltwater stocks; for High Rock crappie anglers, however, the news is all good.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:44 am

Itís ideal time to head for a trout stream

The last day of February usually signals the end of winter in the mountains, but Mother Nature doesnít always consult the calendar. Winter can, and often does, linger long past its scheduled departure date, greedily eating into springís precious time.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:41 am

Towing regs revisited: Where do we stand?

It began more than 18 months ago, and most of us thought the battles had been fought and new regulations put in place, but apparently some misunderstandings still exist regarding towing boats in North Carolina. I donít claim to be an expert on this, but I diligently followed the legislation as it worked its way through the state legislature during the short session in the summer of 2008.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:38 am

Catch one and soon, your limitís done

Thereís a lot to like about March if youíre a bass fisherman. I think itís a great month to fish in North Carolina. The water is starting to warm up a little bit, the fish are starting to get a little more active, and the bass are probably the biggest theyíre gonna be all year, because theyíre feeding up for the spawn.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

Will any rod do? Not necessarily

For a bass fisherman, the right rod and reel is as important as the correct lure or line. Personal preference is involved, but there are some general rules to follow when selecting the best equipment for the job at hand.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:36 am

Norman drawing big fishing crowds

The Norman Winter Team Bass Trail apparently hasnít experienced the economic pinch that has adversely affected other trails.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:34 am

Earning Your Stripes

In 1944, a newly married Marine Corps pilot was ferrying a Navy B-25 Bomber from a munitions supply station in Ohio to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station.Read More...
February 26, 2009 at 10:22 am