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Brown and brook trout seek out tributaries of larger streams such as Little Santeetlah Creek when looking for spawning sites in the fall. Fall is prime time for browns, brookies
In September, autumn eases into the mountains in muted colors: dull reds and yellows of sourwood, dogwood, and sumac.
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Capt. Jerry Neeley and his partner, guide Chris Nichols, show of a nice quartet of late October crappie from Lake Wylie. Dock of the Day
When the leaves start to change colors, Jerry Neeley and Ed Duke start to change fishing tactics. It takes a something a good bit different to keep filling the cooler with slab crappies from Lake Wylie when summer turns to fall.
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Big Lake Norman catfish are hitting chunk baits at the upper end of the lake, according to guide Jerry Neeley of Bessemer City. Lake Norman catfish fit for September
Lake Norman may not be the best place to fish for largemouth bass right now, but if you’re into catching big catfish, it’s the place to be.
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Sailfish action can be sizzling during September off the N.C. coast. September time for spotting sails
Capt. Bill Dillon of the Beagle, a 62-foot sportfisherman docked at the Capt. Stacy Fishing Center at Atlantic Beach, has one word for September saltwater ocean anglers — sailfish.
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Smallmouth bass are one of the attractions at Lake James during the fall months. Lake James a hot spot when it turns cooler
Anglers seeking relief from the last hot days of summer — and looking for a decent freshwater fish bite since most largemouth angling in Piedmont will be slow — couldn’t find a better spot than Lake James, a Catawba River system lake near Asheville.
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W. Kerr Scott Reservoir harbors largemouth bass, such as this one, plus spotted and smallmouth bass. Triple Threat
Good things often happen in threes at many sporting events.
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Spanish mackerel will hit No. 0 and No. 1 trolled Clark Spoons and provide plenty of fun for anglers. Mad Macks
Even after sleeping an extra hour and leaving the dock at 8 a.m. rather than 7, the morning air still had a cool nip, one of the first signs of fall’s arrival.
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Linwood's Todd Shoaf teamed with Lexington’s Gary Cline to finish second and win big-fish honors at the July 19 National Bass Circuit tournament on High Rock Lake. Five bites enough for Brunson in BFL
Salisbury’s Spence Brunson won the June 27 Wal-Mart BFL North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake with a 5-fish limit that weighed 22 pounds, one ounce.
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Smallmouth bass are a perfect species for stream fishing with fly-fishing equipment. Bronzebacks Fit to a ‘T’
More than 100 years ago, in his classic “Book of the Black Bass,” Doc Henshall annointed the smallmouth bass as “inch for inch and pound for pound, the gamest fish that swims.”
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Adding a fuel stabilizer such as Sentry Fuel Treatments will keep fuel-system problems caused by ethanol-based fuels to a minimum. Getting another visit from ‘Aunt Ethylnol’
What in the world are they thinking? While we, the consumers — and the mechanics who have to keep our marine engines running — still haven’t figured out good ways to deal with the side effects of adding ethanol up to 10 percent into our fuels, the EPA and some legislators are considering upping the allowable level to 15 percent.
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Owen Jane Yanik shows off her first two trout, a brown and a rainbow from the Tuckaseegee River. Passing on the thrill: the rewards are endless
She asked me to take her fishing, out of the blue. So I took her to the local Wal-Mart and let her pick out a fishing rod. She chose a pink, Zebco Barbie model, more a toy than a fishing rod.
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Taking care of your bass boat means cleaning it on a regular basis, which will lead to more efficient use on the water and more bass in your livewell. A clean boat means bass
Most bass fishermen have fiberglass boats that can be torn up by virtually anything they touch. Rocks, trees, stumps and docks all tend to put a few scratches on our boats every year. I have found several things that help.
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