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Reel Fishing
Spanish mackerel are one of the main species available at southeastern N.C. coast nearshore waters. Variety of fish available at southeast N.C. coast
Fishing at the southeastern coast is in a typical summer pattern with a wide variety of species available to anglers.
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Mary Ann and Larry Johnson of Trinity won the May 8 Adam & Eve bass tournament on Tuckertown Lake. Rothrock’s big bag wins BFL
Eric Rothrock of High Point rocked the field with a stunning catch of 23 pounds, 12 ounces to win the May 22 FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament on High Rock Lake. His haul, worth $4,037, was anchored with a 6-pound, 6-ounce bass.
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Sunscreens, clothing made of new materials that offer sun protection and breathability and plenty of liquids for drinking are all ways that anglers can enjoy summer fishing without ‘taking the heat.’ Keep your cool when the heat is on
In the strange event you somehow haven’t noticed, it’s hot every day, and the evening, it barely cools down, dropping to temperatures we considered hot just a month ago. If you’ve been living indoors in total climate control, this is the time to abandon that and get out to take advantage of summer.
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A handful of excellent campgrounds in North Carolina’s mountains offer access to some find trout streams, providing opportunities for some great, summertime family camping trips that could go a long way toward producing a future fisherman. Summer is prime time for camping/fishing trips
Summer is an ideal time to plan a fishing/camping trip to the mountains.The weather is ideal, with warm days and cool evenings, making sleeping out a true pleasure. Trout fishing, too, is good. The water is cool enough in most mountain streams to keep trout feisty, yet warm enough to wade without bulky, hot waders. Evening hatches are prime, especially golden stones, yellow mayflies and light cahills. Terrestrials such as inchworms, beetles and ants are very productive.
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Big bass are often suckers for a big meal during the summer, and they spend more time in shallow water than most fishermen can imagine. Summer patterns that really work
Summer brings on unique fishing challenges — increased boat traffic, oxygen-level problems and just plain hot temperatures. It can be uncomfortable to be out there, but we are bass fishermen, so we take it, trying to catch just one more. The thrill of the bite and the anticipation keeps us casting. There are many ways to catch bass in the summer, and three of the best are topwater baits, big worms and flipping.
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Big Rock tournament is sued over disqualification
MOREHEAD CITY -- Two lawsuits have been filed over the $900,000 in prize money for a record-breaking marlin caught and then disqualified in a North Carolina fishing tournament.
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Hatchery-supported trout streams in the N.C. mountains offer the chance to land a big trout. Trout, smallmouths available at mountain streams
Mountain trout and smallmouth fishing are “really good now,” according to a western North Carolina-based fly-fishing guide.
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Bit speckled trout do a great deal of their feeding in low-light conditions at dawn and dusk, but fishing at night may be your best chance of hooking up with a real trophy. Big night bite!
Fishermen catch speckled trout throughout the day, but the majority are caught early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Often overlooked by many anglers is the night bite. Trout will feed throughout the night during the summer when conditions are right.
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Kiss-ing Triggers
The order of the day was bottom-fishing when Capt. Devin Cage steered The Poacher out of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and into the ocean. The waters off the northern Outer Banks are prime fishing grounds, with each rock and crevice a potential honey hole for a number of bottom-dwelling species, one of the most sought-after being triggerfish.
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Sheepshead on the Rocks
Fishing partners Lewis Emery and Larry Essick of Wilmington enjoy chasing a couple of species that are plentiful in their area, but they often take a break from red drum and sea trout to challenge sheepshead.
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Smallmouth ‘Toe’-Hold
Scott Cunningham backed his trailer down a steep incline, the sort of grade where an angler hopes his parking brake holds when he off-loads his boat, lest he need a wrecker or winch to fish his pickup out of the water.
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Fishermen who can accurately put a fly in front of a carp that is feeding along a shoreline in shallow can hook up with the likes of this big-lipped specimen.
Bonefish in your Backyard
The weather forecast hadn’t changed for nearly two weeks: mid-90s, high humidity with little chance of rain barring a scattered evening thunderstorm.
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