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Striped bass fishing is about to hit full stride at the Roanoke River. Peak striped bass run to hit Roanoke soon
Striped bass fishing for the spring spawning run is about one week from the start of its peak in the Roanoke River near Weldon.
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Taylor Ryan of Southport, with a healthy overslot redfish.  With the regulations of the Red Drum Fishery Management Plan, the numbers of North Carolina redfish continue to slowly grow. North Carolina commercial redfish closed temporary
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries officials closed the commercial red drum fishery effective yesterday, but the April 12 proclamation by DMF Director Louis Daniel was not an end to all commercial fishing for red drum. Instead, it was but merely an early closing of the first segment of the two-part state commercial redfish season.
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Rod King has good success fishing for Falls Lake crappie during the spawn, which is nearing its end. Falls Lake crappie are shallow-minded
Falls of the Neuse Lake crappie are the shallowest now they’ll be all year as the spring spawn winds down.
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Mountain trout anglers will enjoy April 3's opening day of the season at streams in 25 western N.C. counties. Trout season opens April 3
Ken Dielke watched his spinning rod bend and jump as he battled a 14-inch-long brook trout at an Ashe County stream last April.
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New gill-net regulations go into effect May 15 to minimize the danger to sea turtles. Marine Fisheries backpedals from earlier gill-net decision, puts in place new restrictions
The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission has taken a giant step back from an earlier decision in favor of gill-net commercial fishermen. At its meeting in late March, commissioners proposed new measures that would seem to be aimed at answering a suit filed over gill nets and sea turtles.
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Small automatic chargers like this Deltran Battery Tender can keep almost any sized starting battery ready to go, and pulse chargers like this one from PulseTech can prevent plate sulfation and condition your deep cycle or starting batteries while they keep them hot. Is your inattention killing your battery?
My truck pulls a travel trailer or a boat much of the year, but there are weeks when it just sits in the garage. Thinking it had been two weeks or so since I’d driven it, I figured I’d give it some exercise while running a few errands.
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Bright-colored baits are a plus in the spring, when you’re trying to make bass bite out of anger as much as out of hunger. April bass: you can ‘bank’ on them
Because I love to catch bass in deep water, away from the bank, April is a tough month for me. It’s simple: almost all the fish will be shallow this month, no matter where you fish in North Carolina. And a lot of them will be spawning, which makes it even tougher on me.
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Scott Hamrick (pictured) and Roger Hoover shared $2,000 for winning won the Norman Winter Team Bass Trail Championship. Warriors on Water back for 4th year
In 2005, three Desert Storm veterans, Hal Abshire, Bob Cunningham, and Greg Lahr, thought of a way of honoring military personnel who had served their country.
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Rick Croson, captain of the Blue Water Candy 2009 SKA Championship-winning team, puts some strain on a Star Rods Plasma Series Jigging Rod while Phillip Henry of Star Rods points out the strength of the deeply arced bend. Oh goody! New goodies
Ever wondered how the latest in rods, reels or terminal tackle went from being just another great idea to your favorite tackle shop? While it may be frustrating at times, the first part is really pretty simple. Someone comes up with a good idea and makes it work. Then comes the hard part —finding a way to get it on the market.
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The most effective method of releasing a trout is to keep it in the water while removing the hook. Trout: Please, release me, then let me go
I believe in the merits of catch-and-release, but I’m not a hard-core purist like many Trout Unlimited members. I like the taste of trout, and once in a great while, I will keep a wild trout, especially if I’m camping in wild-trout territory.
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Thrift builds lead in FLW Tour event on Lake Norman
CHARLOTTE – While the majority of the FLW Tour field struggled once again to unlock the mystery of Lake Norman’s big-bass bite, Bryan Thrift had no such trouble. Producing the largest stringer of the tournament to date – a whopping 16-pound, 9-ounce bag – Thrift cruised into the overall tournament lead by more than 2 pounds on Friday.
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Striped bass in Lake Rhodhiss are among the biggest caught anywhere in North Carolina, in part because they feed on huge gizzard shad. A Royal ‘Flush’
David Clubb and Joe Jobin love to hear a couple of distinct noises.
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