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Joshua Franklin shows off his surprise catch: a walleye caught while fishing for catfish in Lake Hickory. Walleye is surprise catch for Lake Hickory anglers

Two Claremont men reeled in a big surprise on Lake Hickory a month ago, but it was no surprise to biologists. Joshua Franklin caught a walleye while fishing at night for catfish with his friend, Evan Hendershot.


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It's hard to beat Falls of the Neuse and Badin lakes for summer bass-fishing action, while speckled trout make summer inshore fishing great at Carolina Beach and Sneads Ferry.


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It's hard to beat Falls of the Neuse and Badin lakes for summer bass-fishing action, while speckled trout make summer inshore fishing great at Carolina Beach and Sneads Ferry.


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Ashley King makes a habit of targeting striped bass in the Neuse River near New Bern with topwater plugs. Hot on top - Neuse River stripers are suckers for topwater plugs in the yearís hottest months

New Bern is home to some of North Carolina’s richest history, and hungriest stripers. Although commonly cast as a passive player on the summer fishing scene, the striped bass of the Neuse River are jumping at the chance to change their reputation by crushing topwater plugs and other lures when the sun is high and the heat is on. †


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Herbie Holmes of Snow Camp has a fight on his hands as he battles a big flounder at an artificial reef off Carolina Beach under the watchful eye of guide Wes Barsbour. Carolina Beach anglers should prepare for a summer slam

The image, burned into the memory of a 9-year-old boy, hasn’t faded. How do you erase the sight of a man walking along the shoreline, a cane pole in one hand and across his shoulder a stringer of flounder, each as wide as his back?


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Kayak-bound fishermen can yak it up with sharks anytime and almost anywhere. Anglers fishing from kayaks can battle some awfully big sharks if they pay attention to detail

In the movie “Jaws,” Capt. Quint takes on a 25-foot great white shark in his 55-foot boat, the “Orca,” and he loses.


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Capt. Allen Jernigan has found that red drum and trout are apt to hit topwater baits in the middle of the day on the New River. Top drum beat - Mid-day topwater bite is great summer feature for New River anglers

The morning was so calm the fishermen could hear the clacking of the rattles in the topwater lures they were working across the shallow bay off the Intracoastal Waterway a few miles south of Sneads Ferry. Capt. Allen Jernigan was coaching the fishermen on correct speed and the “walking-the-dog” motion when he noticed a small wave appear behind one of the lures. Jernigan had difficulty containing his excitement at the red drum stalking the lure, but he managed to stay calm and continued coaching the fisherman.


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Donít worry about going out on a ledge; thatís where you catch summer bass at Falls of Neuse Lake. Out on a ledge - Head offshore for great summer bass fishing at Falls of Neuse Lake

When the largemouth bass spawn is complete and the shallow bite fades at †Falls of the Neuse Lake, guide Joel Munday goes out on a ledge.


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Fish terrestrials anywhere you would fish a dry fly or nymph. Keep summer trout hoppiní

Picturesque streams in North Carolina’s mountains pour down from higher elevations, and often, they have a trout lurking behind every rock and gravel bar and under every undercut bank, waiting for something tasty to flow across their dinner plate.†


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When guide Maynard Edwards wants to target big bass during the summer, Badin Lake is his first choice. Badinís burning bass bite - Cooler, clearer, deeper water makes Badin Lake a top summer bass-fishing destination

Every bass fisherman knows that in a large lake, impounded by a dam, the most-active bite usually occurs when water moves through a dam.


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G.Loomis IMX bass rods G.Loomis IMX bass rods

G.Loomis recently introduced a complete new line-up of IMX bass rods. The options include ‘Jig & Worm’ casting and spinning rods, ‘Mag Bass’ casting rods, Carolina rig, Flip/Punch technique, swimbait, umbrella rig, spinnerbait, topwater and jerkbait casting rods, plus spinning models for DropShot and ShakyHead use. These 34 models were designed with the right action and power for every bass fishing technique, but yet are lighter than ever before.


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Versamaxx Versamaxx Coastal Popping Cork System

Now you can quickly and easily adjust both the weight and rattle profile of your cork with the Versamaxx Coastal Popping Cork System. Simply add steel beads to increase weight for easy long distance casting or modify the variety of beads for irresistible rattle sounds. This cork provides stress-free line depth changes, has excellent popping action and comes in yellow, orange, green or red for outstanding visibility on the water.


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