|Speckled trout fishing closed after massive cold-stun kill
4520 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.
|Piedmont fishermen have good trout fishing at their doorstep
1112 Views - Posted: February 03 at 7:56 am
Cameron Loomis of Kernersville got a taste of mountain trout fishing in the Piedmont this past Saturday, thanks to the city of Greensboro, which stocks trout in a hatchery pond at Lake Higgins, a municipal reservoir.
|Friday the 13th was plenty lucky for Asheboro hunter
1032 Views - Posted: January 31 at 12:01 pm
A lot of people consider Friday the 13th an unlucky day, but don’t sell that superstition to Cody Caviness of Asheboro. On Friday, Dec. 13, the 22-year-old construction superintendent bagged his career-best whitetail. It has a nearly-perfect 5x5 rack that’s been scored at 1691/8 inches by Denton taxidermist Tommy Freeman.
|Two small cold-stun events reported by marine fisheries
1635 Views - Posted: January 31 at 6:00 am
Fishermen are worried about a possible cold-stun event during this week’s blast of winter weather, but a biologist with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has listed only small stun-kill events in two places along the coastline.
|Cherokees having tribal lands restocked with deer from state park
835 Views - Posted: January 30 at 12:00 pm
Visitors to the Cherokee Indian Reservation in western North Carolina often see wildlife – not including the ones headed for slot-machine seats inside Harrah’s – and thanks to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, they’ll be seeing more whitetail deer in the near future.
|Huge buck makes Florida man thankful for Thanksgiving hunt
1277 Views - Posted: January 30 at 6:00 am
David Curtis, a native North Carolinian who has lived most of his life in Florida, returns home nearly every November to deer hunt in Alamance County. Last fall was a special season for Curtis, who used a Thompson Center Encore rifle with a .25-06 barrel to drop the best buck of his hunting career, a 10-point typical that scored 166 7/8 Boone and Crockett Inches.
|QDMA: Hunters passing on more 1.5-year-old bucks than ever before
716 Views - Posted: January 29 at 12:00 pm
More yearling bucks are getting a pass from deer hunters than at any time in modern history, according to data gathered by QDMA for its 2014 Whitetail Report, now available online.
|Guilford County woman's huge non-typical may be record-setter
5152 Views - Posted: January 29 at 6:00 am
Samantha Evans had a tough deer-hunting season compared to hubby Jeremy Evans — until Dec. 18. That’s when Evans, a Greensboro resident, downed what likely will be the best non-typical Tarheel State buck ever killed by a female hunter.
|N.C. Marine Patrol gets new leader
540 Views - Posted: January 28 at 12:00 pm
Jim Kelley, a veteran of almost 25 years in the N.C. Marine Patrol, was promoted to colonel on Monday and will head the patrol beginning on Feb. 1, replacing Rex Lanier, who retired last Nov. 1.
|North Carolina pro cashes big check in Bassmaster event on Lake Toho
752 Views - Posted: January 27 at 8:02 pm
Pro bass fisherman David Williams of Maiden came home from Florida on Sunday richer by more than $15,000 after a third-place finish in the Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Tohopekaliga last week.
|Coastal fisheries group criticizes marine fisheries' shrimp plan
726 Views - Posted: January 27 at 8:36 am
The Coastal Fisheries Reform Group calls a proposal by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission to change the way commercial fishermen trawl for shrimp in North Carolina waters “weak” and said it opposes the proposal, which will be reviewed in mid-February.
|Wilmington river stripers still biting, but weather has moved them deeper
756 Views - Posted: January 23 at 8:46 pm
Striper numbers appear to be growing in the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, but rapid-fire cold fronts passing through the area have driven them into deeper water than usual.
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