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When inshore water temperatures spike during the summer, big flounder often head out to the cooler waters around nearshore reefs. Three tips for taking flounder around nearshore reefs

When high inshore water temperatures have you asking where the big flounder have gone, Capt. Wayne Crisco of Hampstead has the answer. According to Crisco, doormat flounder often leave their inshore hangouts when temperatures spike, opting for more comfortable ocean water and setting up near artificial reefs and ledges. Here are some of his tips for scoring a heavy limit.


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Tube jigs rigged Texas-style can be great baits to target bass lurking in the shallow, river ends of reservoirs during the summer. Don't forget shallow waters in upper ends of lakes for summer bass

It’s a given among bass anglers that July and August heat drives largemouth bass into deep waters, but that’s not always true. The shallow-water bite might be the best one.


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Southern flounder is a species of Several saltwater species get upgrades in latest stock-status report

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries upgraded the status of a handful of popular saltwater species in its annual stock status report released last week.


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Downriggers are an essential fishing tool for many freshwater and saltwater applications. Donít scratch the surface

Trolling offers a way to present baits to a lot of fish over a large area, but when fish aren’t at the surface, you must get your offerings down to them or you’ll have an empty fish box at the end of the day. Of the ways to get trolled baits below the surface, I believe downriggers are the most versatile. †


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The upper end of Lake Gaston holds the highest concentration of striped bass because of water temperatures. Head up the lake for Gaston's striped bass

Because of what he calls “a weird year” this spring and early summer, Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service said he’s quit trolling baits and is casting artificial lures at striped bass in the upper reaches of Lake Gaston, where the species’ false spawning toward the tailrace below Kerr Dam is six weeks late.


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Two North Carolina lakes are in Bassmaster's Top 100 list for the 2015. Two North Carolina lakes are in Bassmaster's Top 100 for 2015

Two lakes in North Carolina have been ranked in the top 100 bass fisheries in the country according to Bassmaster magazine.


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Dolphin have been a pleasant surprise for fishermen targeting Spanish mackerel and bluefish around Cape Lookout's shoals. Dolphin have been surprising catches off Cape Lookout shoals

Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island expects to catch Spanish mackerel, bluefish and a few red drum on Cape Lookout shoals, and he has been, but lately, he’s had a few surprises in his catches: dolphin.


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Head to Lake Norman for some great spotted bass fishing, or run to the coast and catch doormat flounder.


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Head to Lake Norman for some great spotted bass fishing, or run to the coast and catch doormat flounder.


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You donít have to soak cut bait to catch old drum; popping corks are now No. 1 among Pamlico Sound anglers. Drum dance - Summer is a great time to float up an old drum in North Carolinaís Pamlico Sound

Most roads leading east across North Carolina will eventually end along the banks of the Pamlico Sound, an inland sea that separates the mainland from the Outer Banks. It’s in the waters of this pristine sound, 80 miles long and 30 miles wide, that the biggest specimens of red drum spend much of their time inshore.


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The author caught this nice flounder from his home waters of lower Brunswick County. Flat relocation - Think flounder, think lower Brunswick County in the summer

Dating back more than a half-century, the waters of southern Brunswick County have had a reputation for producing big flounder. Old-timers smile as they tell tales of the doormats that used to be wrestled from around the pilings beneath the shrimp houses at Shallotte Point in the Shallotte River.


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Dave Rosemanís 44-pound, 10-ounces king mackerel caught last May is the largest king caught at Ocean Crest Pier since 2002. Kings of the pier

If experience is the best teacher, then aspiring king mackerel anglers might consider visiting the end of Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island.


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