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October can be crankbait feast

Because I love to fish crankbaits, October is a month that I look forward to long before it gets here.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 11:33 am
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Stone, Wilks, Wolak place at Erie

Three North Carolina anglers earned paydays at the July 31-Aug. 3 Empire Chase Bassmaster Elite Series event at Lake Erie/Niagara River near Buffalo, N.Y.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 11:31 am
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Start small and throw heat

An angler recently asked this question — if you could pick out one thing that has helped you become a good fisherman, what would that be?Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 11:24 am
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No Tea Parties

After 10 ½ years, Belmont’s Mary Hencken left a promising, good-paying job as a physical therapist assistant for a high-risk, financially insecure career as a professional fisherman.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 10:38 am
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The Price of Tides

It was late on a balmy October morning when Steve Laughinghouse returned to his community marina along the ICW near Carolina Beach.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 10:30 am
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Yakety Tracks

Gliding silently across the mirror-like surface of the water, Ernie Williams effortlessly eased around a grassy point and positioned himself near the overhang of a marsh bank.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 10:21 am
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Baa, Baa Dock Sheep

The day was clear and bright, with the sun high overhead. Boats buzzed along the ICW and navigation channels in and around Wrightsville Beach on their way to far off destinations.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 10:14 am
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Pending State Record Tarpon Landed at Topsail Island Pier

On September 17, Malcolm Condie, of Broad Creek, enjoyed a day of fishing from Sea View Pier at North Topsail that he won't soon forget.
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September 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm
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Hearing Set to Reduce Beach Closures at Cape Hatteras

RALEIGH – A federal hearing has been scheduled regarding a proposed law to reduce beach-driving closures, put in place allegedly to protect endangered birds and turtles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches.

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September 05, 2008 at 3:10 pm
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Angler Lands 1-Pound, 14-Ounce State Record Green Sunfish

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 29) – Another freshwater fish state record has been broken — this time by Wake County angler Sean Vanderburg, who caught a 1-pound, 14-ounce green sunfish from a private pond in Caswell County on July 27.
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September 02, 2008 at 9:12 am
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Different strokes for boats

Mark Twain once said, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

That same statement could be attributed to the two-cycle outboard motor; they’re far from dead. If anything, they’re improved constantly and will be a mainstay of boating for years to come.Read More...
August 26, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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Techniques for catch-and-release

Delayed-harvest streams revert to catch-and-release rules October 1 with two streams joining the popular fishing program, bringing the total of delayed-harvest streams to 20 in 14 western counties. Read More...
August 26, 2008 at 12:13 pm
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September is a moving month

There’s one good thing about September. Only the first part of it is as bad as August. That’s the way a lot of bass fisherman feel, and I’m one of them. Read More...
August 26, 2008 at 12:12 pm
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Lexington angler has Wright stuff

Lexington’s David Wright won the June 21 Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament with a five-fish tournament limit weighing 23-12 to outdistance his closest competitor by more than 5 pounds.Read More...
August 26, 2008 at 12:08 pm
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Go super shallow in September for North Carolina bass

How many times have you got a bite as soon as you pulled a lure off the bank or as soon as it touched down? Knowing when to go super shallow can maximize your time and enable you to catch more fish.

Water clarity is key to making fish feel safe at depths less than one foot. Muddy or murky water should be the first thing that will tip an angler off to casting ultra shallow. Some bass will spawn in inches of water, even in clear water. This pattern can be used year round with success.

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August 26, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Not all batteries are created equal

Many fishermen and boaters call any sealed, maintenance-free marine battery a gel battery, and that isn’t correct. We discovered in the charging column the differences between types become more than just semantics if you destroy a battery by using the wrong charger on it.Read More...
August 26, 2008 at 11:50 am
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‘Flat’ Moving

Like snowbirds heading south for the winter, flounder start a similar fall migration this month at the Carolina Beach area.Read More...
August 26, 2008 at 10:57 am
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Dead Sea Comes Alive

A decade ago, Lake Norman was widely known as North Carolina’s inland “Dead Sea.” Read More...
August 26, 2008 at 10:47 am
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