|Schools of red drum showing up in surf from Beaufort Inlet north
766 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.
|Small-boat anglers cruising to plenty of bass on Ramseur Lake
683 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.
|High Rock crappie biting in Flat Swamp Creek
859 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
2204 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 fishing groups may file suit over turtle protection
764 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.
|Swansboro-area reds are coming to life in marshes
837 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.
|Reds working in schools in creeks, bays off New River
784 Views - Posted: March 14 at 6:00 am
The marshes from Surf City to Emerald Isle have a reputation for holding big schools of red drum during the winter. Even better, they are usually feeding, so once a school is located, the fish will usually provide a few hours of tug-of-war fun. Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures in Sneads Ferry is one of a handful of guides who spends a lot of time in the company of these fish and has a long list of clients who enjoy their time in the marsh also.
|Staging bass making Kerr Reservoir prespawn bite a good one
766 Views - Posted: March 13 at 6:00 am
Notwithstanding the ice, snow and rain dumped on John H. Kerr Reservoir’s watershed over the last few weeks and all the runoff that has poured into the 49,500-acre reservoir, at least one fisherman said March is the best time to be on the lake.
|Mixed-bag fishing in lower Roanoke River is rolling
893 Views - Posted: March 12 at 6:00 am
Capt. Mitchell Blake of FishIBX.com said fishing in the Roanoke River has been really good, and he expects it to improve over the next few weeks for stripers, shad, herring and even the occasional largemouth bass and speckled perch.
|Huge Bertie County hog exceeds 500-pound mark
34941 Views - Posted: March 07 at 12:03 pm
Under starry skies on Feb. 28, Jett Webb of Conetoe ensured there will be one less mouth to feed in the Indian Woods section of Bertie County – and a real big mouth, too. Webb took down a massive wild boar that bottomed out a set of scales certified to 500 pounds that’s used for weighing tobacco bales.
|Lower Roanoke River striper fishing has been off the charts
1369 Views - Posted: March 07 at 6:01 am
Capt. Richard Andrews, of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Washington said striper fishing in the lower Roanoke River hasn’t slowed from its hectic pace of before the keeper season opened, and now fishermen can take home some fish for dinner if they want.
|Jones' bill to ease OBX restrictions passes House
186 Views - Posted: March 06 at 12:41 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill authored by Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. that would relax beach-access restrictions on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The bill will now go to the U.S. Senate, where a committee has reported favorably on a companion version sponsored by Sens. Kay Hagen and Richard Burr. No vote has been scheduled for the Senate bill.
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