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Striped bass fishing is picking up on Lake Gaston if you can find slightly warmer water. Find warmer water in creeks for best Lake Gaston striper action
364 Views - Posted: April 02 at 6:01 am

The pace of striped bass fishing on Lake Gaston is picking up, and Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service is trolling to find feeding fish in creeks with slightly warmer water.


The Ocean Isle Fishing Center team won three SKA national championships; SKA announced it was ceasing operations last week. Southern Kingfish Association closes up shop
669 Views - Posted: April 01 at 6:01 am

The Southern Kingfish Association (SKA), sanctioning body of the Mercury Kingfish Trail and promoter of the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour, has shut down. SKA members and tournament directors received e-mails on March 26 from managing partner Jack Holmes stating the organization would cease operations immediately. The notice cited dwindling participation, reduced sponsorships and increased operation costs as the reasons for the decision.


Guide Kyle Hoover shows off the kind of smallmouth bass he regularly catches on Dan River float trips. Try the Dan, Yadkin rivers for prespawn smallmouth bass
682 Views - Posted: March 26 at 4:23 pm

Many North Carolina fishermen like to target smallmouth bass, but often the lakes in the western part of the state have fish that are tough to find and even tougher to catch. If you’re looking for bronzebacks on red alert for food sources 24/7, you’d have a hard time matching, much less surpassing, two rivers in the northern Piedmont.


When boats out of Southport can get offshore, they've been greeted with excellent bottom-fishing. Find a nice day and catch plenty of Cape Fear bottomfish
606 Views - Posted: March 25 at 8:21 am

Capt. Butch Foster of Yeah Right Charters in Southport said he hasn’t been able to get to the bottomfish off Cape Fear until he caught a calm, warm day recently and found that the fish were where they were supposed to be – and hungry, too. He filled his cooler with a mixture of black sea bass, grunts and porgies, and he caught plenty of grouper and red snapper that he had to release because seasons are closed.


Maurce Freeze's decision to fish muddy water turned out to be a rewarding one: more than $6,000 worth of rewards. Concord fisherman strikes it rich at Badin Lake
878 Views - Posted: March 24 at 7:37 am

Concord’s Maurice Freeze targeted the muddiest water he could find Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament at Badin Lake. Freeze weighed in a five-fish limit, one of only 10 limits taken by the 98 boaters in the event, that totaled 19 ˝ pounds, to take the first-place prize of $3,756. He also won manufacturer’s bonuses totaling $2,300.


Jimmy and James Wall spanked Hyco Lake’s lunkers for a 5-fish total of 31.72 pounds. Swimbaits, crankbaits produce huge catch of bass at Hyco Lake
1289 Views - Posted: March 22 at 8:58 am

Jimmy and James Wall of Greensboro found an unusual fishing pattern on March 15 at Hyco Lake, a Duke Energy impoundment in Person County, and they landed one of the most impressive sacks of largemouth bass seen this spring in a Piedmont Bass Classic tournament.


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
721 Views - Posted: March 20 at 10:42 pm

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.


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
639 Views - Posted: March 20 at 6:00 am

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.


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
800 Views - Posted: March 19 at 10:31 am

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.


Hunting TV show will debut in April featuring Winston-Salem woman
2148 Views - Posted: March 18 at 11:05 am

Beginning next month, a television hunting show will debut featuring one North Carolina native and a number of sites throughout the Carolinas.


Commercial fisheries groups may sue federal and state fisheries managers over the way endangered sea turtles like this loggerhead are protected. Commercial fishing groups may file suit over turtle protection
656 Views - Posted: March 17 at 12:44 pm

Two groups representing North Carolina commercial fishermen have fired a shot across the bow of state and federal agencies, sending a notice of intent to sue federal and state fisheries managers over protection of sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act.


Guide Rick Patterson said redfish are schooling in the marshes around Swansboro and can be caught on artificial lures or cut baits. Swansboro-area reds are coming to life in marshes
822 Views - Posted: March 14 at 10:06 pm

The warmer, sunny days between cold fronts at the end of winter have provided some excellent fishing in the marshes behind Emerald Isle, Bear Island and Browns Island near Swansboro. Capt. Rick Patterson of Cape Crusader Charters said the water in the marsh creeks and ponds has stayed crystal clear, and sight-fishing for redfish has been and continues to be excellent. Some black drum and a few speckled trout have been mixed with some of the redfish.   


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