• North Carolina Fishing

    Fresh trout makes a great meal

    Fresh trout is an excellent meal, no matter how you cook it.

    Top tips for bass fishing with hollow body frogs

    Bass fishermen have a lot of different lures to choose as their go-to baits at different times of year and under different fishing situations.

    It’s a good bet that there aren’t many like bass pro Dylan Fulk of Concord, N.C., who reach for a soft-plastic frog.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Trapper Tackle introduces revolutionary hook

    Many anglers aren’t aware of a trade show called ICAST that takes place every year, but they definitely benefit from what happens there. ICAST stands for International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, and this is the event where tackle manufacturers introduce their new products to the media and to buyers of tackle stores.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Build your own fishing rod, make your own fishing lures

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in August at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, in Fayetteville. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    4 tips to catching quality bass on urban fishing holes

    Urban fishing holes are some of the most overlooked waters, but they can give up plenty of quality bass. One of the best things about these locales is that they are often conveniently located near homes and businesses, which means anglers in the area can enjoy an hour or two of fishing before or after work.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Furuno’s new small-boat radar

    Ask three fishermen what they like most about their radar units and you might well get three different answers.

    The most-experienced user might tell you it ties with sonar as his most valuable fishing tool.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Simple steps to keep bass alive during summer heat

    Largemouth bass anglers who practice catch-and-release fishing this summer can follow a few simple steps to ensure the fish they catch today will survive to bite another lure tomorrow. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    How to catch more bass in the dark

    During the hottest part of the year, it is often best to stick with the air conditioning,  watch fishing shows and ready your gear for the fall, but when the urge hits you and you just gotta go, one great option is to fish at night.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Learn to fish the right stage of the tide for flounder around Harkers Island

    In many seminars at outdoor shows, the leader will often talk about “fishing the tide.” This is a reference to fishing what is considered the best part of the tide cycle as long as is possible.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Live bait and artificials can be equally effective when targeting Harkers Island flounder

    Flounder can sometimes be very picky and will only exert themselves to eat a certain bait, while at other times they seem ready to pounce on just about anything they see. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Weakfish are a big bonus for speckled trout fishermen

    While most anglers who catch summer trout are targeting spotted seatrout exclusively, other species will torpedo lures intended for specks. One of the best of these bonus species is the gray trout, aka weakfish, so-called for its weak mouth. However, a mouthful of treble hooks that snags one usually holds it tightly all the way to the boat.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm