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Kevin Bissette of Fuquay-Varina caught this nice drum off the beach on a trip with Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island. Schools of red drum showing up in surf from Beaufort Inlet north

Fishermen have been creative about finding ways to enjoy the stretches of pretty days between the bouts of harsh winter weather that have been bombarding the coast since Late January. Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island hopes spring brings general warming and extended periods of nice weather, but he has found some red drum in the surf and has been chasing them from land and by boat.


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Doug McNeill fishes while Andy Futrell catches a bass from the back of the boat at Ramseur Lake this past Saturday.  Small-boat anglers cruising to plenty of bass on Ramseur Lake

At Ramseur Lake, smart anglers downsize boats and go electric for big bass from a small reservoir. Doug McNeill and Andy Futrell are fishing buddies from Moore County who fish in a bass club that only allows electric trolling motors. Last Saturday, a couple of days before St. Patrick’s Day, the pair practiced for a tournament on the 127-acre reservoir in eastern Randolph County.


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Flat Swamp Creek has some of the only fishable water in an otherwise muddy High Rock Lake, and crappie are biting. High Rock crappie biting in Flat Swamp Creek

Maynard Edwards and Jason Heitman of Yadkin Lakes Guide Service caught quality crappie in High Rock Lake’s Flat Swamp Creek last week by trolling deep water. The two Lexington anglers didn’t deplete the crappie population, but they certainly had a more productive day than those crappie fishermen probing brush along the banks for fish.


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Garmin’s GPSMAP 1000 series units offer the company’s best technologies in a keypad-controlled design for those who aren’t ready for touchscreens. Garmin catches up (and then some)

Garmin is bringing its down- and side-scanning sonar technology to the marine electronics market, calling them DownVü and SideVü. You can expect near-picture-quality views of the fresh- or saltwater world beneath and off to both sides of your boat like those you’ve been seeing on the screens of other manufacturers’ units.


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Lew’s BB1 Inshore Speed Spool Fishing reels

Lew’s BB1 Inshore Speed Spool

Tough enough to stop a bull red, the BB1 Inshore Speed Spool combines strength and performance in a baitcast reel designed specifically for the demands of inshore saltwater fishing. Built for battle, these reels feature sturdy one-piece aluminum frames and gear side plates.

This series includes the IS1H with its 6.4:1 gear ratio and the high-speed IS1SH (7.1:1). Both reels sport premium eight-bearing systems with double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings for anti-rust reliability and high-strength brass gearing for stamina.


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Croaking on the huge numbers of Pamlico by-catch

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ stock-status report on Atlantic croaker generates more questions than answers.

It presents a “concern” listing because it says scientists can’t “precisely determine overfished stock status,” although the coast-wide assessment says croaker “are not overfished and overfishing is not occurring.”

If you’re confused, how about the poor croakers? Recreational fishing for these tasty saltwater panfish in Pamlico Sound is and has been terrible for years, unlike the Chesapeake Bay’s tributaries that offer up 10- to 14-inch fish spring through fall.

Division biologist Jason Rock acknowledged shrimp trawling on croaker grounds, mainly Pamlico Sound, is a concern, but said the agency couldn’t make a definite call about the species’ overall health because it doesn’t have enough information about the effects of bottom trawling on juvenile croakers.


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The western shoreline of Pamlico Sound and its tributary creeks and rivers offer excellent habitat for inshore gamefish like this speckled trout caught by Capt. Richard Andrews. Pamlico’s western shoreline offers prime inshore habitat

The northwestern portion of Pamlico Sound is prime red drum and trout habitat year-round, with flounder available during the warm months. From where the Intracoastal Waterway crosses the sound to the Pungo River and wrapping around the edge of the sound to Long Shoal Point east of Engelhard, numerous bays, creeks and rivers have ideal habitat for these and other fish.


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Limited access to the water and tourist amenities have kept Hyde County from being a go-to destination for inshore fishermen. Hyde County fishing growing in popularity

Hyde County is one of the most-unique counties along North Carolina’s coast. The bulk of the county is on the mainland, with Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. The county’s total area of 1,424 square mile includes 811 square miles of water, and its total population is just short of 6,000.


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Black crappie in Jordan Lake have rebounded after a 2011 die-off and should offer fishermen a great spring this year. Net survey shows Jordan’s crappie on the rebound

Biologists Jessica Baumann and Corey Oakley of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission conducted crappie surveys using trap and gill nets in October and November 2012 after a 2011 shad die-off and resulting crappie mortality.

The loss of threadfin shad in the lake stressed crappie — many of them starved — during a period of extreme heat and rising water temperatures.

The two biologists collected 2,247 crappie, with trap nets taking fish along the shoreline and gill nets collecting black crappie offshore.


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Tight-lining, or fishing with lures dropped straight down, is a favorite of spring crappie anglers. Any color is good — as long as it’s blue

Successful crappie fishing at Jordan Lake in March can hinge on having a jig in the color fish prefer that day.

Freddie Sinclair tries to match lure colors by water stain.

“The color of the jigs I use depends on the water color,” he said. “If it’s tea color, a little muddy, I like orange or darker colors like brown/chartreuse, black/chartreuse or blue/black, but every one of them needs some blue in it, even chartreuse.”


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Blue catfish, native to the Mississippi River drainage, have been stocked and moved to river systems and reservoirs across the Southeast, where they have become a popular target for anglers. Blue catfish in North Carolina

The blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, is the largest species of North American catfish and has potential to reach 150 pounds. Their native range is primarily the Mississippi River drainage, but these large catfish have been introduced into many other reservoirs and river systems nationwide, including several in North Carolina.

Blue catfish are opportunistic predators and have been known to eat any species of fish they can catch, plus crayfish, mussels, frogs and more. Blue catfish are truly opportunistic and will readily eat wounded or dead prey.


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Guide Chris Hammill concentrates on big blue catfish on several reservoirs on the Yadkin system, including Badin Lake. Badin Lake and the Yadkin River system

Badin Lake is part of the Yadkin River system that was formed by impounding sections of the river to support an aluminum-smelting plant in the town of Badin operated by Alcoa. Badin is downstream of High Rock and Tuckertown lakes and upstream of tiny Falls Lake and Lake Tillery, where the Uwharrie River joins the Yadkin to form the Pee Dee River before it flows through Blewett Falls Lake and into South Carolina on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. Badin Dam was completed and the lake impounded in 1917.


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