|Flounder-tagging study gets boost from CRFL grant
799 Views - Posted: February 21 at 6:00 am
This summer, a research team from UNC-Wilmington and N.C. State will begin a second study on the movement of southern flounder, funded by a $150,000 grant from Coastal Recreational Fishing License funds to study.
|Try Hyco's warm waters for February bass
1253 Views - Posted: February 20 at 6:00 am
Anglers who want a chance at catching a trophy largemouth while snow melts on Piedmont hillsides should consider a warm-water discharge lake such as Hyco Lake in Person County. Barry Joyce, co-owner of Hyco Marina & Outfitters in Semora (336-202-5210), saw a fishermen near the NC 57 bridge this week who showed off a bragging-sized catch of largemouth bass he and his girlfriend had landed.
|Oxford hunter is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
1702 Views - Posted: February 18 at 1:42 pm
A Granville County hunter is the grand-prize winner in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest for the 2013 season. Chase Watson of Oxford, “baseball1cw” on NorthCarolinaSportsman.com’s forums, killed the buck last Oct. 3, and a few days later, he entered it in the contest, which is presented by Leupold. His name was drawn on Feb. 14 as the grand-prize winner from among the hundreds of entries.
|Despite the cold, Atlantic Beach reds, blacks keep beating the drum
726 Views - Posted: February 14 at 10:37 am
Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tail Outdoors in Atlantic Beach knows how far the temperatures have dropped over the past several weeks and how much snow and ice have come with those super-cold weather cells, but he also knows that fishermen have also continued to find fish that are willing to bite and they need lures, baits and terminal tackle from his store.
|Winchester issues nationwide recall for .22 long-rifle ammo
653 Views - Posted: February 12 at 11:45 am
Winchester is recalling two lots of M*22 long rifle 40 grain black copper-plated ammo because they might contain double powder charges, according to a press release.
|Encounter with wild boar leaves Louisiana hunter in hospital
1661 Views - Posted: February 10 at 6:00 pm
Chris Morris has been hunting Pearl River Wildlife Management Area outside Slidell, La., since he was 6 years old, and he killed his first hog there when he was 15. But none of that experience prepared him for his hunt Feb. 2, when a hog charged Morris and left him with serious wounds on his legs. “I never had anything remotely like this happen to me,” Morris told LouisianaSportsman.com.
|Red drum finally gathering in huge schools in Sneads Ferry area
1394 Views - Posted: February 07 at 6:00 am
Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry said redfish in his area have been hungry since he’s been able to get back out on the water this week, and they appear to be getting a more active as the weather warms.
|Big catfish still on the feed at Tillery, Badin
1008 Views - Posted: February 06 at 8:24 am
Guide Chris Hammill of Kannapolis took advantage of the brief reprieve from miserable weather this past weekend to take a number of blue cats from Lake Tillery and Badin Lake. On Saturday, Hammill and Tyler Mayhew of Lexington caught three hefty blue catfish on Lake Tillery that weighed a total of 52.47 pounds, with the biggest one tipping the scales at 35.05. On Sunday, he caught more quality blues.
|Burlington woman's double play makes for a great deer season
1318 Views - Posted: February 05 at 6:00 pm
It’s a rare accomplishment for an archer to take two big whitetails in the same season, but it’s even less common for a female hunter. Consider Burlington’s Lynsey Koury an uncommon hunter. She took up hunting in 2008 when she and eventual husband Carson started dating, and last fall, she killed two trophy bucks in the space of two weeks.
|Red drum bite continues to be good in lower Brunswick County
759 Views - Posted: February 05 at 10:29 am
Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Guide Service said fishing the Ocean Isle/Sunset Beach area has been steady and surprisingly good despite the cold weather. He reported no cold-stun kills of trout on his end of the state and said that fishing picked back up over the weekend and has continued this week. With continued warming toward the weekend, he feels like the fishing will improve even more.
|Wide, heavy mountain buck carried his velvet extra time for a reason
1114 Views - Posted: February 04 at 6:00 am
In the southwestern corner of North Carolina, Clay County is recognized more for black bears than whitetail deer, but Tommy Hogsed, owner of Parker’s Country Store in Hayesville, had seen a heavy-beamed buck chasing a doe in 2012. He found him again last fall and killed him last Sept. 30, the opening day of muzzleloader season.
|Speckled trout fishing closed after massive cold-stun kill
354 Views - Posted: February 03 at 4:10 pm
Last week’s winter storm that hit North Carolina added more victims on Monday, as a widespread cold-stun kill of speckled trout caused the executive director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to suspend all commercial and recreational harvest of through June 15. Dr. Louis Daniel issued a proclamation on Monday at noon that effectively closes the fishery as of 12:01 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
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