Fishing News and Information

Reel Fishing
Most of the bass in ponds on the Greenville River Park North facility won’t break the 3-pound mark, every once in a while, a real trophy comes to hand. The Fish Park
With each twitch of his wrist, Howard Vainright chugged the Bang-O-Lure across the calm surface of the woodland pond in River Park North. The lure dipped just under the surface each time it moved, and it left a series of expanding circles in its path, allowing Vainright to track its progress.
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Bass in the river section of a lake will be active in July and will often fall for trick worms or other Texas-rigged plastics. Get on the move. Be ready to follow July bass
July can be a really good month for bass fishermen in North Carolina, but the one thing you need to understand is that you definitely can’t fish the same way the last of the month that you fished the first of the month. Even though July might seem like a month for a consistent summer pattern on most lakes, there’s a tremendous amount of change that goes on.
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Pro Chip
The Pro Chip line started by John McWhite has expanded this year to the Freshwater market. Teaming with Bassmaster Elite Pro Davy Hite and entrepreneur Doug Keill, the company now provides comprehensive waypoint data for over 60 tournament lakes in the Southeastern United States, including lakes fished on the FLW Tour. The freshwater chips sell for $200.00 with multi-lake Tournament packages available at approximately half that price per lake.
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The Snip
Boomerang Tool Company is offering anglers the ultimate line-cutting solution. “The Snip,” with its integrated, spring-loaded retractable leash, can be attached virtually anywhere on your boat or on your person, and extends a full three feet for use. This amazing tool cuts all types of fishing lines – braid, fluorocarbon and mono – easily and efficiently. The Snip also comes with or without a built-in LED light, making it easy to see and cut when night fishing.
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Cataloochie Creek produces a lot of chunky rainbows like this beauty. The ‘Top Cat’ of trout Cataloochie is one of NC’s best areas
Few places exist where you can fish for trout with elk looking over your shoulder, and few western North Carolina streams contain more brook trout than rainbows or brown trout. Cataloochee Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is such a place.
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A big, powerful amberjack will usually be more than enough for the strongest and most-fit of anglers; they don’t call them ‘reef donkeys’ for nothing. All Jacked Up
In the world of sportfishing, there are certain classes of fish. At the tippy top of the elite A-list are billfish, those fish that must be reeled in with the pinky of the reeling hand outstretched just so. Billfish are released to fight again, garnering a swell of pride and an immediate need for a mobile status update to Facebook.
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Quite a few of the catfish that Marion “Ramrod” Hall catches wind up as fried catfish fingers or in catfish tacos. Use Your ‘Noodle’
Marion F. “Ramrod” Hall figures Tony Milam and Michael “Chubb” Reaves may owe him one.
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Flounder are suckers for soft-plastic jerkbaits fished on leadheads. The same lures rigged on flutter hooks are deadly on largemouths and stripers. Cross the Line
A lot of fisherman in the Carolinas go both ways — that is, they target both freshwater and saltwater species of fish throughout the year.
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Frustration mounting over gamefish bill delay
“Laws are like sausages; it is better not to see them being made.” — Otto von Bismarck
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This bay in Core Creek is fairly well-protected from summer winds. Saltwater Series: Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach and Morehead City have been favorite fishing destinations for many North Carolina fishermen for many years. Atlantic Beach is the eastern end of Bogue Banks and has an ocean beach, while Morehead City is located across the Intracoastal Waterway and Bogue Sound on the mainland. The bounty of fish caught in the waters here is legendary, and most years something is ready to stretch a curious angler’s string all year.
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Most of the species Mike Taylor catches incidentally to flounder on structure off Bogue Inlet aren’t as desirable as this gag grouper. Bump the Bottom
On a warm, sunny, calm day, Capt. Mike Taylor navigated his 24-foot bay boat through Bogue Inlet without a hitch until he hit the last set of breakers. As the boat crested the final wave and slammed down into the trough on the ocean side, he changed course eastward.
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Christian Wolfe has his hands full with a couple of nice Snow’s Cut sheepshead. A Bridge Not Too Far
Jeff Wolfe smiled as he slowly motored the quarter-mile from the boat ramp at Snow’s Cut below US 421 to the supports of the bridge spanning the waterway.
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