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A crankbait is a great weapon when bass start to follow shad off main-lake areas and back into creeks. October fishing can be very rewarding
If fewer bass fishermen were deer hunters, October would be a more popular month on the water. It really is one of the better months to catch bass, because fish are starting to move up a little, they’re easy to pattern and you can catch ’em a lot of different ways.
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Bobby Lovings of Salisbury caught this 6.77-pound bass, the second-biggest fish in the Aug. 21 Yadkin Team Tournament on High Rock Lake. Denver fishermen dominate at home
Fishermen from Denver captured three of the top six places at the Aug. 21-22 Bassmaster Weekend Series tournament on Lake Norman.
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Wire leaders are a staple in fishing for king mackerel; fishermen must choose between single-strand and multi-strand wire for their style of fishing. Get ‘wired’ for big fall king mackerel
With fishermen having to be more frugal with their money and not getting to go as often, they have more time to examine their boats, equipment and terminal tackle. The whole purpose is to maximize the output for their limited time on the water and put more fish in the boat.
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A fisherman drifts his offering through a pool in the East Prong Roaring River, looking for a big, spawning brown trout. Fall: prime time for brooks, browns
The two best trout-fishing seasons are spring and fall. In early spring, wildflowers poke out of winter leaf cover, and trees begin to bud. Hatches are abundant, and trout are feisty and hungry after the lean times of winter. Weather, though, can be a bit erratic. Temperatures can suddenly drop to the 30s, even in May.
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A good spot on the sand in front of good beach structure — deeper sloughs and sandbars with cuts that allow water to pulse in and out as waves break — is invaluable when it comes to hooking up with red drum in the surf. Drum Up a Bite
At 3:30 a.m. on a Friday in late October, Mike Frick napped in a canvas camp chair whose legs dug deep into the sand beside his Ford F-250 pickup truck.
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A great stringer of black crappie like this one biologist Kevin Dockendort shows off, is the result of knowing how and when slabs utilize different areas of the rivers that feed Albemarle Sound. Blackwater Slabs
Some days it’s hard to separate the biologist from the fisherman. With the more temperate days of October at hand, Kevin Dockendorf was playing fisherman.
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Flouder are plentiful around Wrightsville Beach and the Cape Fear River Flounder run entering its peak
Part of the allure of saltwater fishing is the diversity of species that anglers can catch. But when there is flounder to be caught many anglers can’t resist the lure of trying to catch their limit of this tasty flat fish.
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LMBV has been found in Kerr Lake, and has taken a toll on the larger fish in the lake. Virus devastating Kerr Lake bass population, LMBV confirmed
Biologists who monitor fish populations at John H. Kerr Reservoir(Buggs Island) for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries believe largemouth bass virus has taken hold in the lake.
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Bull redfish are making their inshore move to spawn and anglers are catching them near southeastern coastal inlets. Bull reds make their way inshore to spawn
Magnum-size bull redfish and lots of flounder are the main catches for anglers from Wrightsville Beach to Southport.
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Young anglers from all over the nation will gather in Louisiana for the 2010 Junior Bassmaster World Championship in October. Creedmore's Logan Holt will represent the Tar Heel state. Creedmore youth to compete in Junior Bassmaster World Championship next month
Creedmore's Logan Holt will represent North Carolina in the 2010 Junior Bassmaster World Championship to be held on Louisiana's Cross Lake next month, BASS officials announced today (Sept. 23)
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Pre-rigging live-minnow rigs for tight-lining crappie can save fishermen lots of fishing time. Pre-packaged crappie tightlining rigs available
When Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman were winning an unprecedented seven national crappie-fishing championships, they credited their success to a slow-trolling system they designed. At the heart of their system was a rig they used to fish live minnows.
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False albacore (shown in photo) and Spanish mackerel are attacking lures that resemble glass minnows between the East Side shoals and Cape Lookout. Big Spanish, false albacore hitting at Cape Lookout
If you like catching big Spanish mackerel or false albacore, try Cape Lookout.
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