News Breaker

Alligator hunting season proposed for North Carolina

The last of nine public hearings on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations took place last night in Rocky Mount. While many of the proposed changes involve modifying the slot size of certain fish species or extending certain hunting seasons, one big proposal, if passed, will allow something that’s never been done in North Carolina.

Read More...
January 22 at 8:40 am
2113 Views

Doing this now will improve your bass fishing in the spring

Catching bass during winter isn’t impossible. Some bass anglers actually prefer fishing this time of year. Others tolerate it, knowing that some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. And even though spring is typically a great time to land some lunkers, anglers can improve their springtime bass fishing by doing something right now.

Read More...
January 21 at 5:09 pm
691 Views

Crank up more crappie

Kenny Allen doesn’t begin to claim he’s one of the crappie pros who first hit on trolling crankbaits for big slabs, but he said he’s smart enough to know when a technique is worth using — and in January in many Southeastern reservoirs, dropping a half-dozen crankbaits behind your boat and pulling them along at various depths is a very productive way to put cold-water slabs in the boat.

Read More...
January 20 at 4:18 pm
751 Views

Catch more Atlantic Beach red drum and sea trout with these tips

Some pretty cold weather has set in around Atlantic Beach, but that hasn’t stopped anglers from catching plenty of red drum and sea trout. These two species are definitely the stars of the show this time of year. Casting topwater plugs on the high, falling tide is a good tactic for both species, said Matt Zook of Capt. Joe’s Bait and Tackle.

Read More...
January 20 at 4:05 pm
985 Views

Alabama rig is great during cold weather. Use the right one, the right way.

Love it or hate it, there’s little doubt that the Alabama rig has added a new dimension to bass fishing, and especially during cold weather when fish are really keying on schools of bait.

Read More...
January 19 at 9:52 am
1490 Views

Fish sometimes bite popping corks; this one is ready for them

If you’ve spent much time fishing with a popping cork, it’s happened to you. You’re fishing along, popping your wrist to make that popping cork create just the right sound, pausing in between, letting the lure under your popping cork settle before popping it again. And then, your popping cork gets crushed by a gator trout. 

Read More...
January 19 at 12:58 am
721 Views

Angels N Camo grants outdoor adventures for terminally ill kids

It’s a sad fact that some kids don’t get to experience the outdoors because their parents don’t have the time, energy, knowledge, or desire to share it with them. Many of them will experience it once they are old enough to make their own plans. But it’s even more sad when kids with terminal illnesses don’t get to experience hunting or fishing, because for many of them, they’ll never get the chance. An organization in Beaufort aims to change that for as many kids as possible.

Read More...
January 18 at 4:18 pm
659 Views

Bag more squirrels with these hunting tips

“I don’t understand it. I see plenty of squirrels when I’m deer hunting, but once deer season is over and I go after squirrels, they just don’t seem to be around.” 

Read More...
January 15 at 11:12 am
1339 Views

Salemburg hunter kills 720-pound bear in Pender County

Hunting at Long Bluff Hunting Club on December 12, 2015, Salemburg Resident Ken Spell took a 720-pound black bear. Spell said it is the biggest bear ever reported from Pender County.

Read More...
January 14 at 10:55 am
12438 Views

Shooting docks now easier for crappie anglers

The term “shooting docks” might sound like a duck hunting term, but it’s actually a well-known fishing technique among crappie anglers throughout the Carolinas. Despite the name, no firearms are involved.

Read More...
January 12 at 4:45 pm
1392 Views

17-year-old angler catches 9.3-pound bass in Mt. Island Lake

Nick Roser was catching a few small bass on Jan. 10 at Mountain Island Lake, but the wind was blowing hard, so he decided to find a cove in hopes of getting out of the 15-mph gusts. The move led him to his biggest largemouth yet, a 9.3-pounder.

Read More...
January 12 at 12:01 pm
1841 Views

Turn in poachers, get $100 to $1000 reward

Outdoorsmen spend a lot of time, money, and effort on getting their hunting and fishing locations in good shape for their adventures, so it’s tough to say anything is more frustrating to them than seeing someone poaching.

Read More...
January 11 at 12:42 pm
1654 Views

"JAWS" boat restored, takes veterans fishing out of Beaufort

In the 1960s and 70s, author Peter Benchley fished for sharks aboard the Cricket II, a boat that fished out of Montauk, N.Y. back then. Benchley then wrote the movie Jaws, in large part based on his experiences on the 42-foot vessel.

Read More...
January 11 at 11:50 am
4516 Views

NCWRC holding 9 public meetings to discuss changes to fish and game laws

Many outdoorsmen complain about fish and game laws, and they have good reason to do so. And while they are quick to make their opinions known around hunting camp, the local diner, or on Facebook, they aren’t so quick to share their feelings with the folks who have the power to make changes in those laws.

Read More...
January 07 at 7:09 pm
7278 Views

Sunshine female hunter kills 120-class buck toward end of deer hunting season

On Dec. 18, Cory Hill of Sunshine checked the weather and noticed conditions would be right for deer hunting. It looked like what might be the last cold front before the end of deer season, and he’d been wanting to help his girlfriend, Ashley King kill one of a handful of decent 8-point bucks they’d been watching on trail-cameras all season. The plan worked out better than he expected. King killed a 120-class 8-pointer they didn’t even know was on their property.

Read More...
January 07 at 9:28 am
4035 Views

4 charged in deer slaughter in Edgecombe County

Officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating a case that have left them in disbelief. At a home in Pinetops, officers found 26 dead deer. A tip led them to the home. Several charges have been filed.

Read More...
January 05 at 8:44 pm
19579 Views