|Father-son pairing is top team in Atlantic Division of IFA Redfish Tour
575 Views - Posted: November 04 at 12:00 pm
Matt Lamb and his father, Ray Lamb of Atlantic Beach, chased redfish from the Carolinas and Georgia to Louisiana and wound up as the Inshore Fishing Association’s Team of the Year for the Atlantic Division of the Redfish Tour, wrapping up the title at the tour championship in Houma, La., on Oct. 26.
|"Blasting for Boobs" draws 150 women to Summerfield sporting clays range
987 Views - Posted: November 04 at 7:01 am
Heather Vohs from Greensboro stepped up with a shotgun in hand. At her side, shooting instructor Chris Austin coached as she blasted a flying clay pigeon to pieces. Vohs was one of 150 female shooters who took on a larger challenge than busting pink clay pigeons this past Saturday. They gathered for the third annual “Blasting For Boobs” event at Shane’s Sporting Clays near Summerfield to raise money for Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test, a group that has provided $3.5 million to find 90 cancer research grants.
|Lake James anglers waiting for cold weather to get smallmouth biting
532 Views - Posted: November 01 at 12:00 pm
Weather has played havoc with smallmouth bass fishing in the North Carolina mountains, but guide Tim Laws of Old Fort is biding his time because he knows things will heat up once cold weather descends upon Lake James.
|NCDMF's Daniel gets top post on federal fisheries board
500 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
Dr. Louis B. Daniel, the executive director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, has been elected chairman of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, which manages saltwater fisheries in 15 states along the Atlantic coast. He replaces Paul J. Diodati of Massachusetts.
|State certifies new record golden tilefish
727 Views - Posted: October 31 at 1:00 pm
A Frisco man has become the latest angler to catch a state-record fish with the announcement that the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state-record golden tilefish.
|Inaugural Farmers Manage Deer termed successful
1846 Views - Posted: October 31 at 6:00 am
It may seem odd to spot a hunter holding a rifle in the bed of a grain trailer parked behind a tractor in a soybean field. But that’s exactly where Bill Cannon's guide had put him on one of the first Farmers Manage Deer hunts; the guide was the farm's owner, Chandler Worley.
|Spinnerbait produce big wins at High Rock, Falls of Neuse
621 Views - Posted: October 30 at 12:00 pm
Chuck Hughes of Linwood and Jimmy Hughes of Lexington used spinnerbaits to catch their winning bag of 22.05 pounds at the Oct. 26 Yadkin Team Tournaments Fish-off at High Rock Lake. Their haul, worth $1,070, was anchored with a 5.08-pound bass.
|Surf off Bear Island is full of big redfish
767 Views - Posted: October 30 at 6:00 am
Capt. Rick Patterson of Cape Crusader Charters said fishing in the Swansboro area is really interesting. Some flounder are still around docks between the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean, some on the nearshore rocks and artificial reefs out Bogue Inlet and some reds and specks in the creeks and marshes. But the stars of the show are the schools of red drum that have begun gathering in the surf along Bear Island.
|NOAA will quit printing paper navigational charts next spring
568 Views - Posted: October 29 at 1:00 pm
Next April 13 will mark the end of an era for nautical navigational charts. On that date, the lithographic NOAA Navigation Charts, which have been printed by the federal government since 1862 for sale to mariners and fishermen, will no longer be printed and distributed.
|Rockingham County spits out another huge archery buck
3492 Views - Posted: October 29 at 7:00 am
You can’t blame Eric League if he’s looking forward to his father, Art League, going deer-hunting in Kansas next season and leaving him home again. The last two times Art has been off chasing Sunflower State deer, Eric has killed Rockingham County bucks that would overshadow most Kansas trophies, including a huge one last week that may rank among the five top archery bucks ever killed in North Carolina.
|Weedless lures are a must for mining Tuckertown Lake's bass
714 Views - Posted: October 28 at 9:55 am
Bryan Shinn of Garner loves to fish and for years competed in bass tournaments on the reservoirs around the Raleigh-Durham area, but now he keys on Tuckertown Lake, where he recently caught an 8-pound bass.
|Carolina Beach inshore action is great, but ready to explode
887 Views - Posted: October 24 at 7:00 am
Capt. Dennis Barbour of Island Tackle Fishing Charters in Carolina Beach said the inshore fishing has been very good in local waters – and he expects it to get better.
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