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Don’t worry about going out on a ledge; that’s 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 hoppin’

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. Badin’s 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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The Fishing Ride 115X Wilderness Systems

The Fishing Ride 115X from Wilderness Systems provides anglers the true fishing experience they want from a kayak. Take your fishing to the next level of comfort and versatility with the Phase 3® AirPro seating system, rear SlideTrax™ rails and additional mounting surfaces. The Ride 115X also features a removable console that consolidates fish/depth finder components (including battery), simplifies installation of electronics and provides added storage.


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13 Fishing Concept C Baitcaster 13 Fishing Concept C Baitcaster

The Concept C model Low-Profile Baitcaster reel features Airfoil Carbon sideplates, an upgraded stainless gear shaft and nine total ball bearings, including four anti-corrosion and a Dead Stop Anti-Reverse bearing. You can easily wrap your hand around this silver-pearl lightweight saltwater reel to maximize comfort and control. An Arrowhead line guide, 22-pound Bulldog drag system and 6-way centrifugal braking system are also highlights of this new reel.


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Wiggins Mill in Wilson is one of a handful of lakes across North Carolina where access is perfect for canoes or kayaks. Paddle close to home

Everyone who has ever put a line in the water understands the best places to fish are not always in huge lakes and rivers. In fact, most of us likely had our best early success on farm ponds and small lakes. We also know the shoreline is not always accessible on the small bodies of water. 


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Jeff Smith's 4-pound, 1-ounce kokanee salmon, caught June 11 from Nantahala Lake, is the new state record for that unusual species. State-record kokanee salmon from Nantahala Lake is confirmed

A Mills River man has broken the state record for kokanee salmon. Jeff Smith’s 4-pound, 1-ounce fish, caught from Nantahala Lake on June 11, was verified by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and certified this past Friday.


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Float trips on the New River have been producing plenty of nice smallmouth bass. High-country smallmouth beckoning anglers to beat the heat

With summer causing fishermen and others to look for an escape from the heat, North Carolina’s foothills and mountains offer plenty in the form of smallmouth bass and mountain trout. And according to one guide, the smallmouth fishing in the New River is starting to peak.


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On North Carolina lakes, June is a fantastic month to catch largemouth bass because they’re hungry and they’re not particular about the baits they’ll bite. June can be best month

June has always been one of my favorite months to fish for bass in North Carolina, and not just because there’s usually a great crankbait bite. It’s a time when no matter how you like to fish, you can catch fish that way, and almost anywhere you go. You can catch fish shallow, at mid-depths and deeper. You can catch fish on topwater in the mornings, on soft-plastic baits, on spinnerbaits, on crankbaits. Nobody has a big advantage; it’s just a matter of what stage the bigger fish are in.


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Capt. Rick Bennett said flounder fishing is getting better and better around Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. Flounder fishing on the up-tick around Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach

Flounder fishing is beginning to pick up around Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, according to Capt. Rick Bennett of Rod-Man Charters, who said calm, summer weather is making it easy to get out and fish.


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