|Benefit shoot near Asheboro raises $5,000 for Relay for Life
852 Views - Posted: February 24 at 12:01 pm
Cancer took the life of John W. Maness in 2009, but it could not kill his family’s hunting heritage. On Saturday, Feb. 22, his son, Jeffrey, held the fifth-annual Relay For Life benefit shoot at the Shady Knoll shooting preserve near Asheboro, raising more than $5,000 for the charity.
|Howell changes fishing area, claims 2014 Bassmaster Classic
752 Views - Posted: February 23 at 8:45 pm
Alabama’s Randy Howell had only two B.A.S.S. wins to his credit when his twelfth Bassmaster Classic competition began on Friday. He went into today’s final round in 11th place, 9 pounds behind the leader.
No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.
“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.
But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.
|Cherry improves weight, misses Bassmaster Classic cut
527 Views - Posted: February 22 at 8:47 pm
Maiden’s Hank Cherry returned to the waters that gave up his first-day Bassmaster Classic stringer today, but by lunchtime it was apparent it wasn’t going to happen there.
“I went to cranking rocks this afternoon,” Cherry said.
That strategy yielded quick results, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro built a 17-pound, 7 ounce stringer.
But it wasn’t enough to make the cut: Cherry wrapped up the tournament in 27th place, only two places out of the cut.
|Evers edges out Tharp for Day 2 lead in Bassmaster Classic
446 Views - Posted: February 22 at 8:12 pm
Oklahoma’s Edwin Evers was the last to weigh in during the second day of the Bassmaster Classic, and when the scales settled he had claimed the lead of the so-called Superbowl of Fishing — but just barely.
Emcee Dave Mercer announced Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to claim the lead, and that’s exactly what the scales read.
The stringer brought Ever’s two-day weight to 47 pounds, 6 ounces.
|Tharp leads after first day of Bassmaster Classic
458 Views - Posted: February 21 at 8:45 pm
Randall Tharp said local knowledge was one of the keys to his 27-pound, 8-ounce showing today that put him in lead of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
“The fish are in some places I haven’t seen them in five to seven years,” the Florida pro said. “Every time I fish a tournament here this time of year, I make a point to check these places — and the fish haven’t been there in years.”
|Cherry has tough day on Bassmaster Classic’s first day
496 Views - Posted: February 21 at 7:28 pm
Maiden’s Hank Cherry had a strange practice leading up to this weekend’s Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville, Ala.
“I had one pretty good day, and then I had two not-so-good ones,” Cherry said after leaving the weigh-in stage. “But after Wednesday I thought I was going to kill it;it was that good.”
Unfortunately, he was thrown a curve ball when a severe storm system rolled through the area and dumped inches of rain and kicked up high winds — a combination that turned all of Cherry’s spots to mud pits.
|Flounder-tagging study gets boost from CRFL grant
967 Views - Posted: February 21 at 6:00 am
This summer, a research team from UNC-Wilmington and N.C. State will begin a second study on the movement of southern flounder, funded by a $150,000 grant from Coastal Recreational Fishing License funds to study.
|Try Hyco's warm waters for February bass
1471 Views - Posted: February 20 at 6:00 am
Anglers who want a chance at catching a trophy largemouth while snow melts on Piedmont hillsides should consider a warm-water discharge lake such as Hyco Lake in Person County. Barry Joyce, co-owner of Hyco Marina & Outfitters in Semora (336-202-5210), saw a fishermen near the NC 57 bridge this week who showed off a bragging-sized catch of largemouth bass he and his girlfriend had landed.
|Oxford hunter is grand-prize winner in Bag-A-Buck contest
1964 Views - Posted: February 18 at 1:42 pm
A Granville County hunter is the grand-prize winner in North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest for the 2013 season. Chase Watson of Oxford, “baseball1cw” on NorthCarolinaSportsman.com’s forums, killed the buck last Oct. 3, and a few days later, he entered it in the contest, which is presented by Leupold. His name was drawn on Feb. 14 as the grand-prize winner from among the hundreds of entries.
|Despite the cold, Atlantic Beach reds, blacks keep beating the drum
848 Views - Posted: February 14 at 10:37 am
Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tail Outdoors in Atlantic Beach knows how far the temperatures have dropped over the past several weeks and how much snow and ice have come with those super-cold weather cells, but he also knows that fishermen have also continued to find fish that are willing to bite and they need lures, baits and terminal tackle from his store.
|Winchester issues nationwide recall for .22 long-rifle ammo
829 Views - Posted: February 12 at 11:45 am
Winchester is recalling two lots of M*22 long rifle 40 grain black copper-plated ammo because they might contain double powder charges, according to a press release.
|Encounter with wild boar leaves Louisiana hunter in hospital
2052 Views - Posted: February 10 at 6:00 pm
Chris Morris has been hunting Pearl River Wildlife Management Area outside Slidell, La., since he was 6 years old, and he killed his first hog there when he was 15. But none of that experience prepared him for his hunt Feb. 2, when a hog charged Morris and left him with serious wounds on his legs. “I never had anything remotely like this happen to me,” Morris told LouisianaSportsman.com.
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