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Matthew Kelly (right) caught this state-record skipjack tuna on Aug. 30, fishing out of Hatteras with his father, Patrick. Virginia teen breaks ancient North Carolina record with 32-pound skipjack tuna
1344 Views - Posted: September 07 at 9:39 pm

Matthew Kelly, a 16-year-old from Chesapeake, Va. thinks every fishing trip with his father, Patrick, is special, but the one Labor Day Weekend was just a little more special. That’s when he reeled in a 32-pound skipjack tuna that is likely a North Carolina state record and potentially an All Tackle IFGA Youth World Record.

Proceeds from the sale of Bob Timberlake's Timberlake Gallery to showcase new outdoor prints at Sportsman's Open House
628 Views - Posted: September 05 at 2:53 pm

The Bob Timberlake Gallery in Lexington will hold a Sportsman’s Open House on Saturday, Sept. 13, to celebrate the release of a collector’s set of prints featuring outdoor scenes, with the proceeds from the sale of one print going to the N.C. Wildlife Habitat Foundation.

Black mat algae, lynbya, aka Black mat algae has taken over Tuckertown Lake. Is Shearon Harris next?
1382 Views - Posted: September 05 at 1:37 pm

A threatening black menace continues to encroach upon the fisheries at Tuckertown and Shearon Harris lakes. The moss-like growth cloaks shoreline cover, leaves floating deposits of itself, and stinks up the place.

The Berkley braid knot is useful for attaching braid to your hook, jighead or lure. Get all knotted up - with the Berkley braid knot  Video Included
319 Views - Posted: September 04 at 3:20 pm

Read the instructions below, then watch the accompanying video for great step-by-step visuals.

Big drum are flooding the Pamlico Sound and Pamlico River, and guide Richard Andrews said lots of speckled trout won't be far behind them. Big drum bite on in Pamlico River, Pamlico Sound; specks to follow?
1223 Views - Posted: September 04 at 8:11 am

Capt. Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Washington said the Neuse River isn’t the only place in North Carolina that gets a lot of large red drum in the late summer. The fishing in the Pamlico River and Pamlico Sound has been great, and on Wednesday, he had two anglers on a charter who caught 13 of the big fish.

Youth waterfowl days in North Carolina will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. State announces complete waterfowl seasons for 2014-15
1998 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:47 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates, bag limits and other regulations for the upcoming waterfowl and falconry seasons.

Hunters with access to kayaks, canoes or small boats can get to some great spots to take early season Canada geese along North Carolina's rivers. Goose hunters, shall we gather at the river?
1096 Views - Posted: September 02 at 7:41 am

Which would you rather shoot this September: 15 birds that weigh a total of five pounds or 15 birds that each weigh 10 pounds apiece? North Carolina’s early season for Canada geese began Sept. 1, a day that many hunters opted to spend in the dove field. 

Guide Chris Bullock has been catching plenty of slab crappie out of Kerr Lake on jigging spoons and mini-jigs. Spoon-feeding crappie proving productive on Kerr Lake
1153 Views - Posted: August 29 at 5:25 am

Kerr Lake is a big reservoir that boasts some big crappie, and guide Chris Bullock of Fountain reports that citation-sized slabs are being plucked from brush piles using two of his favorite techniques: casting jigs and jigging small spoons.

Topwater fishing for reds has been excellent in the Cape Fear River between Carolina Beach and Bald Head Island Topwater redfish bite has been great in lower Cape Fear River
1132 Views - Posted: August 27 at 6:17 am

Capt. Rennie Clark of Carolina Beach said that topwater action on redfish and speckled trout has been good in the Cape Fear River between Carolina Beach and Bald Head Island, surprisingly so considering what the river looks like – dirty with runoff after a wet summer.

Sometimes, a Light Texas rigs are the ticket for bass at Randleman
915 Views - Posted: August 26 at 8:19 am

When the weather turns sultry, it’s critical to know which terminal tackle will get the best results when bass fishing on big reservoirs. This year, according to guide Joel Richardson of Kernersville, go light. The relatively cool summer has put a new twist on the accepted heavy-weight approach to bass fishing in deep water.

Guide Jeffrey Thomas has had a productive August catching schooling bass on top at Shearon Harris Lake, and catching an occasional big fish on a jig in deep water. Consistent topwater bass bite has been good at Shearon Harris
1014 Views - Posted: August 24 at 9:35 pm

The lake with the most-consistent largemouth bass bite in the Raleigh-Durham area should be no surprise – Shearon Harris Lake.

Wahoo fishing off Morehead City usually picks up in the fall, but it's August and charterboats are starting to bring in catches of multiple 'hoos in day's trip. Good fall wahoo fishing has begun off Cape Lookout earlier than usual
863 Views - Posted: August 23 at 7:22 pm

The fall wahoo fishing off Atlantic Beach has gotten off to an early start, according to Capt. Mike Webb of Pelagic Sportfishing, who isn’t sure what has caused this good fortune be said the cooler-than-usual summer probably fits into the mix.