|Winston-Salem angler wins Barbecue Big Bass Tournament on High Rock
611 Views - Posted: October 22 at 7:00 am
Winston-Salem’s Paul Tsiolkas won the grand prize of $1,500 with a 4.89-pound bass at the High Rock Bassmasters’ Oct. 12 Barbecue Big Bass Tournament on High Rock Lake.
|Loads of big red drum show up just off Brunswick County beaches
852 Views - Posted: October 19 at 7:00 am
Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters doesn’t know whether he and other fishermen have been missing for years huge schools of big red drum feeding just off the beach in his neck of the woods, but he’s glad somebody has finally discovered an unusual fishery.
|Nearshore bite great off Oak Island, especially around reefs
1150 Views - Posted: October 18 at 12:00 pm
Fall fishing has begun with a bang in the waters around Oak Island, according to Mark Patterson of Brigadoon Guide Service, who said fishermen have been catching a variety of species from just beyond the breakers out to the Yaupon and McGlammery reefs.
|Catfish providing plenty of High Rock action
811 Views - Posted: October 18 at 7:04 am
Maynard Edwards and Jason Heitman, both of Lexington, discovered that variety is indeed the spice of life if you leave your options open at High Rock Lake. The two anglers caught a 20-pound flathead catfish and 14 channel cats ranging from four to 10 pounds on a trip earlier this week after starting the day targeting striped bass.
|Reds, striped bass have anglers mixed up but happy in Pungo River
1085 Views - Posted: October 09 at 12:00 pm
The Pungo is a big, wide river downstream from Belhaven to the Pamlico Sound, but most of the fishing action has been along its banks and in its many tributary creeks, and in the past week or so, it’s been particularly good for redfish and striped bass.
|Topwater bass bite shines on Fontana Lake
671 Views - Posted: October 09 at 6:00 am
Topwater action on bass at Fontana Lake has been tough to beat in recent days.
|Morehead City man wins U.S. Open KMT, fishing by himself
1962 Views - Posted: October 08 at 12:00 pm
King mackerel tournament fishing is most often a team exercise, but Johnny Lewis of Morehead City doesn’t mind fishing by himself. So when a couple of fishermen cancelled on him at the last minute before the Oct. 4-5 U.S. Open out of Southport, Lewis fished by himself, like he was on a day-off from work. When he caught the tournament’s biggest fish, he didn’t have to share the prize money with anyone.
|Rockingham County buck may rank among state's biggest ever
7885 Views - Posted: October 08 at 6:00 am
John Tuttleof Reidsville lives in a deer-rich area of North Carolina and is involved intimately with deer and deer hunting, but he rarely gets to hunt, and then only with a bow. Luckily, he had a chance last Tuesday, and he made the most of it, taking a huge, Rockingham County buck that may be headed to the top of the state’s record book.
|High Rock striper fishing has been great, but Karen worrying anglers
1448 Views - Posted: October 07 at 6:00 am
Since mid-September, Russ Gobble of Churchland and his fishing buddies have enjoyed excellent striped bass fishing at High Rock Lake. Now they’re waiting to see if the effects of Tropical Storm Karen will rain on their parade.
|Gill nets back in North Carolina waters; few turtle interactions are recorded
775 Views - Posted: October 04 at 1:51 pm
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ decision not to reopen some inside waters to gill-netting until Sept. 30 seems to have been the right move, with only two turtle encounters the first three nights and good catches of flounder.
|Chatham County hunter wins first monthly Bag-A-Buck contest
1715 Views - Posted: October 04 at 7:00 am
The second time was the charm for Jake Muehlbach. Early in bow season, Muehlbach, from Pittsboro, had a big 8-point buck wander in close to his stand in Chatham County, but the buck was skittish and left without giving him a shot. On Sept. 16, however, he got a second chance, driving an arrow through the buck.
His luck got even better when his entry into North Carolina Sportsman’s Bag-A-Buck contest was drawn as the winner of the monthly contest for September.
Muehlbach will receive a gift certificate to the online Sportsman’s Outdoor Store and a year’s subscription to North Carolina Sportsman magazine.
|Maiden bass pro Cherry caps rookie season with BASS win
666 Views - Posted: October 02 at 7:00 pm
Maiden’s Hank Cherry won the Sept. 27-29 BASS Evan Williams Bourbon Championship on Michigan’s Muskegon Lake, with a 5-fish catch of smallmouth bass weighing 17-8 to beat out Michigan bass whiz Kevin VanDam, who had 14-14.
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