|Shad run in Cape Fear River is in full gear
611 Views - Posted: April 11 at 5:54 am
The shad run is in high gear on the Cape Fear River, and Capt. Allen Cain of Sightfish NC is boating big numbers of American shad on fly and ultralight tackle at Lock and Dam No.1 near Rieglewood.
|Stripers, specks on the move in Tar, Pamlico rivers
597 Views - Posted: April 09 at 12:01 pm
Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath said two weeks of warm weather had done wonders for the fishing in the Tar and Pamlico rivers. The stars of the show have been stripers, which everyone expects to see moving upriver in April, and speckled trout, which were a question mark to many after the January trout kill in the Pungo River.
|Water clears enough at High Rock for stripers to start biting again
528 Views - Posted: April 08 at 12:01 pm
Robert and Tyler Moss and Morgan Holcomb, all from Trinity, got sassy with High Rock stripers this past Saturday near the mouth of Abbotts Creek during the Tarheel Striper Club tournament. They used white and chartreuse Sassy Shad in conjunction with downriggers to boat five quality stripers that were feeding on shad in 15 to 20 feet of water around the mouth of the creek.
|Taylorsville man cashes in on New Zealand stag hunt
616 Views - Posted: April 08 at 6:01 am
Shannon Lyndon won an all-expenses-paid hunt for New Zealand red stag in 2012, and after two years of waiting, he cashed in for a spot-and-stalk hunt on March 24.
|A Lake Gaston smallmouth bass? How'd it get there?
647 Views - Posted: April 07 at 8:55 am
Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service has led boatloads of clients to great catches of striped bass in his 25 years on Lake Gaston, but even he was surprised when a scoop with his landing net produced a citation smallmouth bass on March 26.
|Warm-water discharge has Belews Lake bass headed to their beds
377 Views - Posted: April 05 at 12:01 pm
Largemouth bass are at all stages of the spawn at Belews Lake, and that suits Kernersville guide Joel Richardson just fine. He can use a variety of lures and techniques to target whichever group of fish are most active
|Carolina Beach inshore action improving, needs just a little more warmth
704 Views - Posted: April 04 at 6:00 am
Capt. Lewis Emery of Carolina Beach said fishing isn’t wide open yet, but he’s certainly seeing a good sample of what is to come, and he expects to see steady improvement.
|Fishing in Atlantic Beach area is picking up daily
508 Views - Posted: April 03 at 6:00 pm
Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach said he is getting good reports of improved fishing here and there, and with a good forecast for the next 10 days, he expects spring fishing to really improve.
|Find warmer water in creeks for best Lake Gaston striper action
445 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.
|Southern Kingfish Association closes up shop
774 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.
|Try the Dan, Yadkin rivers for prespawn smallmouth bass
790 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.
|Find a nice day and catch plenty of Cape Fear bottomfish
689 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.
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