Fishing News and Information

Caldwell tops field in Kerr Lake BFL

Jamey Caldwell of Carthage won the Walmart BFL Piedmont Division tournament on March 7 at Kerr Lake with a 5-fish limit that weighed 15 pounds, five ounces. He won $5,241.Read More...
April 29, 2009 at 11:22 am
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Just the Right Time

Rhonda Reid glanced over her shoulder at her boyfriend, Jay Garrard, and giggled.Read More...
April 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm
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Rubber-band release helps anglers troll lighter tackle for Spanish mackerel

Spanish mackerel are a favorite fish of many anglers, and rightfully so. They arrive in late April and stick around through October — sometimes into November — and they usually will bite well.Read More...
April 28, 2009 at 1:27 pm
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Tired, soaked and happy; marks of a great day on a wonderful mountain stream

I’m hunkered under the wide limbs of a giant hemlock, waiting out a hard, pounding, gully-washer kind of rain. This old tree is trying its best to shelter me, but the rain too quickly finds me.Read More...
April 28, 2009 at 1:25 pm
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Special tactics are needed for giants

I must confess, I’m addicted to trying to catch the biggest fish in the pond — the “Giant.” In 2003, I went to California for a couple of Bassmaster events, and what I brought back was troubling to my bank account but effective on giant bass — big swimbaits.Read More...
April 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm
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Cruising for a Bruiser

A large charterboat headed out through Carolina Beach Inlet, its wake rocking a 21-foot center console anchored in a slough running alongside the inlet’s northerN sandbar.Read More...
April 28, 2009 at 11:52 am
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Shallow-minded approach works best for Kerr bass

With consistent spring rains this year, water runoff into the Dan and Staunton Rivers has forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep the flood gates closed at John H. Kerr Dam so downstream Lake Gaston won’t rise too much.Read More...
April 27, 2009 at 9:37 am
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Northern Snakehead caught in Lake Wylie

An angler fishing the Paw Creek arm of Lake Wylie in Mecklenburg County, N.C., caught a 31-inch northern snakehead on April 19. Lake Wylie is located on the border of North and South Carolina.
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April 23, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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Striper spawn smokin’ at upper Roanoke River

The dogwood blossoms are the size of a squirrel’s ear, and that means two things for Tar Heel sportsmen — spring wild turkey season has arrived and the striped-bass spawning run up the Roanoke River has reached fever pitch.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 10:08 am
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Franklinton fisherman catches state-record white crappie

Ronnie Emory Jr. of Franklinton will long remember March 30, 2009 – the day he and fishing buddy Jeff Williams caught 43 crappie in a private pond in Granville County.
But there was more to the trip than a cooler full of crappie. One of those fish, which weighed 3 pounds, 8 ounces, is the biggest ever caught in North Carolina.
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April 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm
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Topwater heaven: Lake Gaston in April

If you really want to have some bass fishing fun during April, go to Lake Gaston with a handful of topwater lures.Read More...
April 13, 2009 at 10:02 am
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Tuna-fishing trip produces state-record amberjack

A tuna-fishing trip that didn’t work out wound up producing a state-record 126½-pound amberjack for a Wilmington fisherman on March 31.
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April 07, 2009 at 7:01 pm
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Mountain trout season opens with a bang

Youth Day for turkey hunters was tough at the state's northwest corner because of high winds, temperatures that dropped overnight into the 30s and included the threat of snow.Read More...
April 06, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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Fritts avoids High Rock 'mud' to find bass in rainy spring

It didn’t take David Fritts and 11-year-old son, Thomas, long to figure out bass fishing at High Rock Lake following recent spring downpours was pretty much of a “wash” at the main lake.Read More...
April 02, 2009 at 9:56 am
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Cover

Hit Kerr's bushes and Cape Fear's hotspots for April bass and specks, respectively.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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Cover

Hit Kerr's bushes and Cape Fear's hotspots for April bass and specks, respectively.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm
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River of Many Returns

The Tar River originates in North Carolina’s piedmont near Roxboro and flows southeast for 140 miles.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm
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Wel-Done!

Shortly after sliding his boat in behind a big boil and setting up for a drift down the river, Mike Shearin gave the command to bait up and go fishing.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm
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