|N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission chairman dies of apparent heart attack
872 Views - Posted: September 25 at 4:33 pm
The chairman of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission, Paul Rose of Moyock, passed away on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at age 52.
|Inshore action cranking up around Sneads Ferry, with flounder taking the lead
1455 Views - Posted: September 25 at 7:48 am
It’s a great time to be fishing in the Sneads Ferry area, according to Capt Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures, because flounder, red drum and speckled trout are all in a fall, feeding mode thanks to some recent cool weather.
|Davidson County man kills enormous non-typical buck with crossbow
53668 Views - Posted: September 24 at 5:21 pm
The biggest buck ever killed in North Carolina with archery equipment didn’t come from one of the counties normally associated with trophy bucks, but one that’s come to be known more for barbecue, Richard Childress and Bob Timberlake. Last Thursday morning, Steven Davis of the Davidson County town of Welcome killed an enormous buck sprouting sticker points everywhere that will likely wind up measuring somewhere mighty close to 190 inches.
|Oak Island fishermen decks 12-pound flounder in Lockwood Folly River
18642 Views - Posted: September 24 at 8:12 am
David Derrick of Oak Island targets big flounder in the Lockwood Folly River, and in the fall, he only fishes a few spots – but he fishes them thoroughly. And on Sept. 21, that strategy paid off with a huge flatfish that tugged the scales down to 12 pounds and was 29 ½ inches long and 25 inches in girth.
|Crossbow involved in North Carolina's first-ever archery related fatality
8768 Views - Posted: September 23 at 7:50 pm
North Carolina’s first archery-related hunting fatality in history occurred the evening of Sept. 18 in Transylvania County when George Harley Case Jr., 58, of Pisgah Forest died when he was struck by a crossbow bolt fired by a friend who mistook him for a deer.
|Learn how to run the tide for better fishing success
770 Views - Posted: September 23 at 8:07 am
Fishermen often use the term “fish the tide,” but there is a little confusion to what it actually means. For some fishermen, it’s a call to fish all of a moving tide, probably in same location. But more often, it’s finding the stage of the tide you want to fish and fish the same stage throughout an area.
|Lipless crankbaits are latest hot lure for Pamlico Sound's old drum
1249 Views - Posted: September 22 at 9:49 am
While searching for artificial alternatives, Capt. Mitchell Blake of Chocowinity found the versatility of jumbo-sized, lipless crankbaits to be the ticket for enticing full-speed strikes from the jumbo-sized red drum that inhabit the Pamlico Sound and its tributaries during their spawning season.
|Nearshore trolling just off Cape Lookout has been excellent
1079 Views - Posted: September 19 at 6:06 am
Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island is pleasantly surprised with the excellent fishing around Cape Lookout; the bluefish and Spanish mackerel are supposed to be there this month, but the false albacore have arrived a little early. The puppy drum and speckled trout are in the surf, tarpon are still a little farther off the beach and king mackerel have moved in. Apparently, the fishing just outside the hook is off the hook.
|Moore County produces huge buck for archery pro
11136 Views - Posted: September 18 at 6:30 am
Bobby Davidson of Sanford has travelled all over the country to kill big bucks as a pro staffer for Mathews Archery – Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri – so who would have thought that his biggest buck of his life would come from family farm in Moore County? But it did: a 169 1/8-inch buck taken on Sunday, Sept. 14.
|Butner man arrows huge Granville County buck
13622 Views - Posted: September 16 at 8:54 pm
A Butner man who suffered serious injuries in a fall from a tree stand last year got a measure of revenge on the buck he was hunting that day. And what revenge it was! The 9-point buck, taken this past Saturday on opening day of North Carolina’s statewide archery season, has been rough-scored at 161 inches in full velvet.
|Oops! We ran the wrong hunting regs!
609 Views - Posted: September 16 at 8:21 pm
Oops! We messed up in the October issue of the magazine, inadvertently running the wrong hunting regulations.
Click here to see the correct hunting regulations.
|In the fall, follow the shad and spoon-feed the bass
818 Views - Posted: September 16 at 7:05 am
We’re approaching the fall fishing season, and many largemouth bass anglers await its coming with great anticipation. Why? Because bass do lots of the same things they do in the spring without the spawning activity. Their movements are largely triggered by the movements of threadfin shad, one of their favorite foods, and when shad head up in creeks and into shallow water, they follow.