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Residents and non-residents can fish any public waters in North Carolina without a fishing license on Saturday, July 4. No fishing licenses required across North Carolina on July 4
4603 Views - Posted: June 30 at 6:50 pm

Saturday, July 4 is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license.


Sunday hunting with firearms on private land could be a reality of Gov. Pat McCrory signs a bill passed Wednesday by the N.C. Senate and last week by the N.C. House. N.C. Senate sends Sunday hunting bill to McCrory for his signature
1573 Views - Posted: June 25 at 1:43 pm

Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature is all that stands between a huge expansion of Sunday hunting opportunities for North Carolina hunters. On Wednesday, the N.C. Senate passed by a 33-15 vote a compromise bill passed last week by the N.C. House.


A public fishing access area near Westfield in Stokes County will give fishermen a great place to get into the Dan River. Commission opens public fishing area on Dan River in Stokes County
1123 Views - Posted: June 25 at 12:55 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Jessup Mill, has opened a new public fishing access area on the Dan River in the Westfield community of Stokes County.


Sabiki rigs are great tools to catch all kinds of fish, like this Lake Norman hybrid bass. Sabiki rigs can be versatile tools to catch all kinds of fish
1241 Views - Posted: June 25 at 8:33 am

With white perch populations expanding in many of North Carolina’s large impoundments, it was only a matter of time before someone figured a way to catch perch and other species at the same time – on a Sabiki rig.


Fishermen in the Cape Fear River have been enjoying a great early morning speckled trout bite. Early morning speckled trout bite has been great in Cape Fear River
1138 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:06 am

Capt. Stuart Caulder of Gold Leader Fishing in Wrightsville Beach said the early morning trout bite in the Cape Fear River has been so good he’d never believe it if he hadn’t experienced it. He said trout are hitting topwaters and soft plastics with abandon, and there have been some really nice fish in the mix.


Jonathan Phillips of Pittsboroo targets main-lake points for much of his summer bass action. Fish points for tops in summer bass action in North Carolina
1330 Views - Posted: June 23 at 8:55 am

Points are among the most-recognizable features of any body of water. They are also great starting blocks for targeting bass as they ease offshore into their summer patterns. However, with a lake full of choices, learning to distinguish those with the most fish-holding potential and work them effectively will make you a better summertime bass fisherman. Try these tips for more success.


The marshes behind Bald Head Island are producing plenty of nice flounder now that hot weather has arrived. Check Bald Head Island's sprawling marshes for great flounder fishing
1318 Views - Posted: June 23 at 8:23 am

Flounder are among North Carolina’s most popular saltwater fish for anglers, and if the past two weeks are any indication, the marshes and creeks north of Bald Head Island ought to be marked on every fisherman’s GPS.


Flounder fishing has kicked into gear early this year in the Southport area, as evidenced by this nice fish caught by Kyle Peters of Wilmington. Great flounder fishing hits the Southport area early
1616 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:50 pm

The weather has decided to be August in June, and it appears the flounder action is trying to heat right up right along with it, according to Capt. Jimmy Price of Wildlife Bait and Tackle in Southport.


Lures that catch bass as the summer heat starts to beat down on North Carolina lakes can range from deep-diving crankbaits to worms, to jigs, to topwaters. Be ready for summer bass with a variety of lures, guides suggest
1032 Views - Posted: June 19 at 8:37 am

For the better part of two weeks, June’s weather has got plenty of naysayers thinking that there may be something to global warming, and don’t think largemouth bass aren’t affected by all those back-to-back-to-back 90-degree days. And fishermen need to understand that the summer heat should change their approach and lure selection some.


Piedmont landowners are invited to the first of a series of workshops on how to manage tracts of land with wildlife in mind. Commission, Ag Extension will hold wildlife workshops for landowners
512 Views - Posted: June 19 at 5:44 am

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Chatham County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, is conducting a series of free wildlife workshops for Piedmont-area landowners.


A team from Bandys High School in Catawba County is the state high-school bass fishing champions. It's Bandys again! State bass-fishing title goes to Catawba County high-school team
502 Views - Posted: June 18 at 8:17 am

Tyler Black and Logan Anderson of Bandys High School won the 2015 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championships on Sunday at Lake Norman, bringing the championship trophy to Catawba County for the second-straight year.


A great inshore flounder bite has kicked off on both sides of the North Carolina/South Carolina border near Little River. State-line flounder are filling plenty of coolers
1437 Views - Posted: June 17 at 6:25 pm

Flounder fishermen are putting on a show in the marshes and waterways on both sides of the North Carolina-South Carolina border, with peanut-sized menhaden the bait that’s been putting fish in the cooler.