|Commission schedules public meeting on management of six public tractcs
665 Views - Posted: January 29 at 9:27 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public meeting on Feb. 16 in Morganton to seek input on developing a management plan for six state-owned tracts on the Commission’s Pisgah Game Land in western North Carolina.
|Commission schedules two public hearings on coyote hunting in five counties
1727 Views - Posted: January 28 at 6:52 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold two public next month to receive comments on permanent rules regarding conditional coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf reintroduction area in northeastern North Carolina and the designation of the red wolf as a state-listed threatened species.
|Gastonia angler lands unofficial lake record blue catfish from Lake Wylie
3781 Views - Posted: January 27 at 6:37 am
What started out as a trip to the lake to test his outboard motor after some routine maintenance ended up being the fishing trip of a lifetime for Gastonia, N.C., angler Jeff Manning when he hauled an 82-pound blue catfish into his boat on Saturday, Jan. 24, that is believed to be the biggest ever taken at Lake Wylie on the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
|Great striper bite at Kerr/Buggs isn't slowing down
1114 Views - Posted: January 26 at 12:31 pm
Call it Kerr Reservoir or call it Buggs Island Lake, it doesn’t make much of a difference to fishermen who are experiencing great striped bass action on the 49,500-acre impoundment along the North Carolina-Virginia border.
|Father-son duo team up on 700-pound Transylvania County wild hog
58268 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:27 pm
Jonathan Florence admitted that it was “pure luck”, but neither he nor his father, Bruce, is about to downplay the hunt last Friday in Transylvania County that ended with Bruce Florence killing a 707 ½-pound wild hog he said could be best described with one word: buffalo.
|Monroe man is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
1109 Views - Posted: January 22 at 8:55 pm
When he’s in a deer stand, Ray Adcock of Monreo usually handles a video camera while his daughter, Melinda Rich, does the shooting. But on the morning of Nov. 25, 2014, the two decided to split up and sit in different stands on the property they hunt in Union County. It wound up being a winning decision all the way around for Adcock, who killed an 8-point buck, entered it in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest and was drawn in mid-January as the grand prize winner.
|Thirteen commercial fishermen charged in illegal ocean striper fishing
4593 Views - Posted: January 22 at 10:18 am
Twelve commercial fishermen from North Carolina and one from Georgia have been charged in federal court in Raleigh for the illegal harvest and sale and false reporting of around 90,000 pounds of striped bass from federal waters off the coast of North Carolina during 2009 and 2010, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. The average retail value of the illegally harvested striped bass is approximately $1.1 million.
|Cold, muddy water has moved Cape Fear stripers to Northeast Cape Fear
1047 Views - Posted: January 22 at 6:12 am
Stripers moving up the Cape Fear River into the Wilmington area have made a bit of a detour, thanks to cold, dirty runoff, and they’re being caught in the Northeast Cape Fear, according to Stuart Caulder of Gold Leader Fishing.
|Commission schedules two fly-tying clinics for February
1048 Views - Posted: January 21 at 10:13 am
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has scheduled two fly-tying clinics next month through the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard. Both clinics are free and require pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are open to anyone ages 12 to adult.
|Clean water with little current has been equation for good Southport trout, reds
1153 Views - Posted: January 20 at 9:08 am
Finding clear and fairly still water has been the ticket for redfish, speckled trout and an occasional black drum the past two weeks, according to Capt. Butch Foster of Yeah Right Charters in Southport.
|Largest North Carolina bluefin ever, by 200 pounds, caught out of Beaufort Inlet
78102 Views - Posted: January 19 at 3:24 pm
Bluefin tuna fishing around Morehead City is shaping up to be one of the best in years, and last Tuesday, it may have hit its peak. After a grueling battle that lasted 3 ½ hours over nearly 10 miles of ocean, two fishermen trolling near Beaufort inlet hauled in what is unofficially the largest bluefin tuna ever brought to North Carolina scales, weighing 1,005 pounds and measuring 115 inches long.
|GPS-tagged great white shark spends much of mid-January in North Carolina waters
16892 Views - Posted: January 18 at 8:47 pm
A tracking device indicated that a “famous” 14-foot great white shark, tagged in 2013 off the Massachusetts coast, apparently swam through Oregon Inlet, into and around Pamlico Sound during the second week of January.