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Todd Harris of Clemmons won the BFL tournament on High Rock this past Sunday by fishing his best docks later in the day. Clemmons angler rings dinner bell for High Rock bass
825 Views - Posted: June 24 at 6:57 am

Todd Harris of Clemmons took advantage of the “dinner bell bite” to win the June 21 Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament at High Rock Lake.

Deep, clear Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains is producing plenty of trout and bass - and fishermen don't have to brave the heat to catch them. Fontana Lake offers great escape from the heat for fishermen
1579 Views - Posted: June 23 at 7:19 am

Anglers wishing to escape the early arriving summer heat don’t have many options — except mountain lakes in western North Carolina – and one of the best is Fontana Lake, where the fishing is providing plenty of action.

Use the right bait and the right hook to land big stripers during the summer. Live bait is the way to go for summer stripers on North Carolina lakes
1501 Views - Posted: June 20 at 12:43 pm

It’s hard to beat live bait when it comes to striper fishing, and Colt Bass, who guides on Lake Hickory and Lake Rhodhiss, said anglers need to bring the real deal when chasing stripers, especially as the summer action heats up.

UNC Sea Grant and the NCDMF are offering a graduate fellowship for a fisheries researcher to study bycatch. Sea Grant, NCDMF offering graduate fellowship to study bycatch
874 Views - Posted: June 18 at 6:01 pm

North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries are accepting applications for a fellowship opportunity for students nearing completion of an advanced degree program in natural resources or marine sciences.

Big flounder are really starting to show up in Southport's inshore waters, with plenty of bait already around. Inshore fishing around Southport is going great guns
1577 Views - Posted: June 18 at 7:22 am

Capt. Jimmy Price at Southport’s Wildlife Bait and Tackle said that inshore fishing has been very good lately, despite stained water from runoff that’s been rolling down the Cape Fear River all spring.

Kevin Sneed of Rigged & Ready Charters out of Holden Beach has caught plenty of Spanish over the past two weeks, most of them around inlets between the mouth of the Cape Fear River and the South Carolina state line. Plenty of Spanish being caught off Brunswick County beaches
861 Views - Posted: June 17 at 12:01 pm

With July on the horizon and mild June days sliding into the background, saltwater fishermen are still enjoying excellent runs of Spanish mackerel from the mouth of the Cape Fear River all the way to the South Carolina border.

Video caught the moment lightning struck the Magic Moment during the 2014 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City this weekend. Vid shows Big Rock marlin boat being struck by lightning  Video Included
8580 Views - Posted: June 13 at 6:34 pm

When the weather turns bad offshore therei's not much anglers can do. So it's not a real surprise the Magic Moment team left their spread out during the second day of the 2014 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament taking place this weekend.

But things turned tense when lightning struck the boat — and it was all caught on video.

The annual catch limit for wahoo and dolphin in the South Atlantic will increase on July 9, but fishermen probably won't notice the difference. Dolphin, wahoo catch limits will increase on July 9
933 Views - Posted: June 13 at 1:51 pm

NOAA Fisheries has announced new regulations for the Atlantic dolphin and wahoo fishery of the Atlantic, increasing annual catch limits effective on July 9, but most fishermen won’t notice much of a difference.

The Ava D's 491.4-pound blue marlin, caught Thursday, has taken over third place in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. Two days of fishing remain. Third place changes hands twice Thursday in Big Rock
814 Views - Posted: June 13 at 10:01 am

Two blue marlin came to the scales on Thursday on the fourth day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, and while third place changed hands twice, the $306,000 “Fabulous Fisherman’s” pot is still unclaimed.

Tiny silica gel packs will absorb moisture in tackle boxes and keep hooks and other metal surfaces from rusting. Lexington guide says he uses silica gel packs to keep his tackle rust-free
3099 Views - Posted: June 13 at 9:40 am

One of the problems for anglers, particularly those who fish in saltwater, is keeping their tackle free from rust. One North Carolina fishing guide has a neat solution

Sheepshead fishing has been excellent around bridges, docks and the State Port wall in Morehead City. Great inshore fishing overlooked in the shadow of the Big Rock tournament
1083 Views - Posted: June 12 at 6:00 pm

While the focus of fishermen around Cape Lookout this week is on the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, plenty of fish are being caught much closer to the beach, according to Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach.

How funds from commercial fishing licenses and recreational commercial gear licenses are spent is a huge difference between House and Senate budget bills that must be worked out over the next week. How will license funds be spent? House and Senate budget bills have big difference
1008 Views - Posted: June 12 at 8:10 am

The N.C. House and N.C. Senate have big differences in their respective budget bills, and in the realm of saltwater fisheries, a big one is a fund created to help the commercial fishing industry that takes money collected from the public and allows a group of private citizens to determine how it is spent. The Senate wants it; the House doesn’t.