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Saltwater action is still great, and many outdoorsmen are beginning to think about deer season. What a month!
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Rob Alderman shows off the kind of fish — a bull red — that’s available for kayak-bound anglers in the Atlantic Ocean outside of Outer Banks inlets. Outer Banks ’Yakking
Matt Landrum get to work and play at the same time. Standing in a parking area at the base of the Mann’s Harbor Bridge, surrounded by vehicles carrying colorful kayaks, Landrum prepared to join a small armada of paddlers heading out on a beautiful morning.
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Hot weather is like a green light for amberjacks to cruise inshore reefs and wrecks — to the point that fishermen targeting other species will go elsewhere to avoid having their tackle abused. Amped A.J. Action
Capt. Jot Owens checked the wind before ever setting foot on the dock. All the flags were hanging limp, and the lines extending up the aluminum masts of sailboats were silenced of their nearly incessant summertime clanging. The weather report was for more of the same, calm winds and slight seas.
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Big channel catfish are biting at High Rock Lake for deep-water anglers. Deep catfish, stripers create hot High Rock bite
With summer’s heat blanketing North Carolina, freshwater anglers are turning to deep water fishing, and no place is better than High Rock Lake near Lexington.
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The newest innovations in the fishing world, such as Hobie's eVolve kayak motor, will be on display at the 2011 ICAST show in Las Vegas this week. First peek at newest fishing products
Old standbys seem to be aboard every angler’s boat. You know, the Zara Spooks, Bomber crankbaits and Strike King spinner baits. While those lures are consistent money makers, the manufacturers that designed them are always releasing new products. And that’s what’s happening this week in Las Vegas during the ICAST show – the fishing industry has gathered for the coming-out party for the 2011 lines of fishing products.
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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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