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Flounder fishing has kicked into gear early this year in the Southport area, as evidenced by this nice fish caught by Kyle Peters of Wilmington. Great flounder fishing hits the Southport area early
1262 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:50 pm

The weather has decided to be August in June, and it appears the flounder action is trying to heat right up right along with it, according to Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport. 


Lures that catch bass as the summer heat starts to beat down on North Carolina lakes can range from deep-diving crankbaits to worms, to jigs, to topwaters. Be ready for summer bass with a variety of lures, guides suggest
746 Views - Posted: June 19 at 8:37 am

For the better part of two weeks, June’s weather has got plenty of naysayers thinking that there may be something to global warming, and don’t think largemouth bass aren’t affected by all those back-to-back-to-back 90-degree days. And fishermen need to understand that the summer heat should change their approach and lure selection some.


Piedmont landowners are invited to the first of a series of workshops on how to manage tracts of land with wildlife in mind. Commission, Ag Extension will hold wildlife workshops for landowners
349 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:44 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, is conducting a series of free wildlife workshops for Piedmont-area landowners.


A team from Bandys High School in Catawba County is the state high-school bass fishing champions. It's Bandys again! State bass-fishing title goes to Catawba County high-school team
392 Views - Posted: June 18 at 8:17 am

Tyler Black and Logan Anderson of Bandys High School won the 2015 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championships on Sunday at Lake Norman, bringing the championship trophy to Catawba County for the second-straight year.


A great inshore flounder bite has kicked off on both sides of the North Carolina/South Carolina border near Little River. State-line flounder are filling plenty of coolers
1260 Views - Posted: June 17 at 6:25 pm

Flounder fishermen are putting on a show in the marshes and waterways on both sides of the North Carolina-South Carolina border, with peanut-sized menhaden the bait that’s been putting fish in the cooler.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow hunters in North Carolina an extra three weeks to target light geese next season. Waterfowl hunters will get an extra three weeks to take light geese in 2015-16
602 Views - Posted: June 17 at 6:55 am

In response to requests from hunters, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will extend the season for snow, blue and Ross’ geese in the 2015-16 season. According to Commission biologist Doug Howell, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Order allows additional opportunities for hunters to target “light’ geese but requires a re-ordering of hunting dates.


Conner Grimes of Hobbton landed a citation speckled trout on June 11 in the New River while fishing with guide Ricky Kellum. New River specks have appetite for shrimp dinner
907 Views - Posted: June 16 at 3:19 pm

With the arrival of summer, gator-size speckled trout and many nice black drum are moving actively in the New River – and they're hungry.


Sushi's 419.1-pound blue marlin, caught in Friday's fifth day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, didn't break into the leaderboard. VIking 62 remains in Big Rock lead with one day left in tournament
788 Views - Posted: June 12 at 8:44 pm

One blue marlin was brought to the scales on Friday on the fifth day of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, but it wasn't big enough to shuffle the leaderboard, leaving Viking 62's 680-pound fish, caught on Monday, as the leader.


Too many interactions with sea turtles has caused the closure of inside waters in northeastern North Carolina to anchored gill nets. Anchored gill nets out of northeastern inshore waters as of 5 p.m. today
670 Views - Posted: June 12 at 7:53 am

Inshore waters in northeastern North Carolina, including the Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan and Roanoke sounds and their tributaries, will close to all anchored gill nets at 5 p.m. today due to interactions with sea turtles.


EZ Boy, captained by Van Pierce of Trinity, took over second place in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with this 556.3-pound fish caught on Thursday. EZ Boy jumps into second place at Big Rock with 556.3-pound blue marlin
664 Views - Posted: June 11 at 8:07 pm

Viking 62 remains in the lead after four days of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, but there’s a new second-place fish.


The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has scheduled a public meeting on June 17 to receive comment on options being discussed to change flounder management in North Carolina. Marine Fisheries Commission schedules public meeting on flounder options
966 Views - Posted: June 11 at 9:18 am

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has scheduled a public meeting for June 17 to receive public comment on six proposals for changes in the way southern flounder are managed in North Carolina waters.


Reel Pleasure's 451.8-pound blue marlin is the fifth-largest weighed in at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament but the biggest weighed in by an outboard-powered boat. Viking 62 still in lead at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
629 Views - Posted: June 10 at 6:42 pm

The tournament-leading Viking 62 caught and released a blue marlin on Wednesday’s third day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, when one billfish was brought to the scales.