|Flounder keeping Carolina Beach fishermen on their toes
959 Views - Posted: October 29 at 9:45 pm
Wes Barbour of Carolina Beach fishing is pretty much wide open from the creeks to the Continental Shelf, and the timing is right to enjoy a great day of fishing, catch a bunch of fish for the freezer or both.
|Commission faced with big decision Thursday on state's deer farms
2552 Views - Posted: October 28 at 8:28 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will meet today and on Thursday morning in Raleigh to discuss a number of issues involving fish and wildlife in the state, but none is likely to be bigger than a proposal that would increase the number of deer farms.
|Flounder fishing still excellent in Southport area
1508 Views - Posted: October 24 at 10:17 pm
Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport said as odd as the weather has been, the fall flounder bite is going strong. Despite all kinds of runoff from recent rains that has left waters stirred up and discolored, flounder – and some great big ones – are being caught.
|Court throws out suit seeking more strict requirements for ethanol pumping
1095 Views - Posted: October 23 at 10:21 pm
The U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia circuit has thrown out of court the most-recent case involving ethanol labeling, reasoning that the groups bringing the complaint – including the recreational boating industry – don’t have standing because they “cannot show members have suffered or are suffering with an injury that is traceable to the misfueling regulations.”
|Link up to technology and make your deer scouting a remote venture
1073 Views - Posted: October 22 at 9:24 am
Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets. With new technology comes new ways to scout off-site, preventing you from putting down any scent that might disturb the deer you’re targeting.
|Has High Rock drawdown created a perfect bass-fishing storm?
1663 Views - Posted: October 21 at 7:39 am
Two fishermen who blistered High Rock Lake’s bass earlier this month credit the drawdown for what has been a great bite over the past several weeks.
|Bass fishing looks great on Jordan, Harris as water cools
1216 Views - Posted: October 20 at 6:38 am
Guide Jeff Thomas of Broadway said that fall bass fishing is about to break loose on Jordan and Harris lakes south of the Raleigh-Durham area.
|Fort Bragg spits out great archery buck for 82nd Airborne soldier
5159 Views - Posted: October 16 at 7:36 am
It’s not often a hunter’s first deer is a trophy animal. It’s even rarer to take a Pope and Young Club buck as a first bow kill. But Sgt. Cody Harris did his homework – and the needed work – and reaped a nice reward Sept. 14 at Fort Bragg.
|Sabiki rigs working over various Lake Norman species
1897 Views - Posted: October 15 at 11:41 am
Lake Norman, like many other reservoirs in North Carolina, has seen major changes in its fish species. Once filled with largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and bream, striped bass were added in the 1960s, followed by blueback herring, alewives and spotted bass – it’s assumed that fishermen brought in these non-natives –and finally, white perch. Fortunately, there’s one rig that will catch nearly every fish that Norman has to offer: the Sabiki rig.
|Huge wahoo was big surprise for king mackerel fishermen
3205 Views - Posted: October 14 at 6:57 am
Three fishermen made the right call when they left the nearshore waters of Beaufort Inlet after trolling for king mackerel on Oct. 3 to head offshore to a piece of livebottom, a spot that produced the fish of a lifetime: a 6-foot wahoo that destroyed a trolled menhaden and strained the scales at 95 pounds.
|Public hearing on changing deer-farm management is Tuesday in Raleigh
1453 Views - Posted: October 13 at 7:00 pm
The second of two public hearings will be held on Tuesday night at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s headquarters on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh as the Commission decides whether to allow for an increase in the number of deer farms in North Carolina.
|Big reds and inshore triple have lower Brunswick County fishermen in heaven
1468 Views - Posted: October 13 at 7:35 am
There’s been more than enough rain along the Brunswick County coast this fall to put a damper on inshore fishing, but so far, it hasn’t. Guide Mark Dickson of Shallow-Minded Guide Service said last week’s cold snap appeared to make redfish, flounder and speckled trout even hungrier.