|As water level drops, High Rock catfish are going on a feeding spree
965 Views - Posted: October 02 at 8:27 am
It’s one of the interesting things about High Rock Lake that when the lake level falls, fishing success rises. Maynard Edwards of Yadkin Lakes Guide Service said his clients have been having some tremendous catfish trips as the lake is drawn down for an NCDOT construction project.
|Learn the basics before you invest heavily in hand-carved crankbaits
916 Views - Posted: October 01 at 6:55 pm
Fishermen should be as demanding as professional baseball players in choosing their lumber for their sport. Baseball bats must meet certain standards; wooden baits should reflect skilled labor, especially at anywhere from $15 to $25 per bait. Getting your money’s worth from hand-carved baits involves selecting the right wood and scrutinizing its components.
|Davie County giant may rank as high as No. 2 archery non-typicals
25446 Views - Posted: September 30 at 9:36 pm
Todd Lowe of Mocksville likes the ninth month — a lot. Three years ago, on Sept. 27, 2011, he arrowed the No. 3 non-typical whitetail buck ever taken by an Ohio archer, a 26-pointer that tallied 224 4/8 inches. Last Friday, he hit the jackpot again, taking a huge non-typical from Davie County that may wind up being No. 2 in North Carolina in that category.
|NCDMF treading water on JEA, waiting for approval from top government officials
2271 Views - Posted: September 29 at 11:12 pm
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has yet to act on an item in the 2014 state budget, apparently because it hasn’t gotten the green light from higher-ups in the government, all of whom have received a letter from 10 Republican legislators asking them to delay action.
|Despite dirty, fresh water, speck bite has taken off at Atlantic Beach
1251 Views - Posted: September 29 at 4:32 pm
Capt. Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach said that offshore fishing has been great, and despite some dirty water caused by runoff, flounder and sheepshead are biting. But the big surprise is how well speckled trout are dealing with all the runoff.
|Regulation change is a good one for disabled-sportsman hunts
1046 Views - Posted: September 25 at 10:08 pm
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has implemented a much-needed change to its popular Tier III permit hunts, allowing for “backup” hunters to take the place of hunters who are drawn for the special hunts but are unable to attend.
|N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission chairman dies of apparent heart attack
1040 Views - Posted: September 25 at 4:33 pm
The chairman of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission, Paul Rose of Moyock, passed away on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at age 52.
|Inshore action cranking up around Sneads Ferry, with flounder taking the lead
1727 Views - Posted: September 25 at 7:48 am
It’s a great time to be fishing in the Sneads Ferry area, according to Capt Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures, because flounder, red drum and speckled trout are all in a fall, feeding mode thanks to some recent cool weather.
|Davidson County man kills enormous non-typical buck with crossbow
58772 Views - Posted: September 24 at 5:21 pm
The biggest buck ever killed in North Carolina with archery equipment didn’t come from one of the counties normally associated with trophy bucks, but one that’s come to be known more for barbecue, Richard Childress and Bob Timberlake. Last Thursday morning, Steven Davis of the Davidson County town of Welcome killed an enormous buck sprouting sticker points everywhere that will likely wind up measuring somewhere mighty close to 190 inches.
|Oak Island fishermen decks 12-pound flounder in Lockwood Folly River
19354 Views - Posted: September 24 at 8:12 am
David Derrick of Oak Island targets big flounder in the Lockwood Folly River, and in the fall, he only fishes a few spots – but he fishes them thoroughly. And on Sept. 21, that strategy paid off with a huge flatfish that tugged the scales down to 12 pounds and was 29 ˝ inches long and 25 inches in girth.
|Crossbow involved in North Carolina's first-ever archery related fatality
9146 Views - Posted: September 23 at 7:50 pm
North Carolina’s first archery-related hunting fatality in history occurred the evening of Sept. 18 in Transylvania County when George Harley Case Jr., 58, of Pisgah Forest died when he was struck by a crossbow bolt fired by a friend who mistook him for a deer.
|Learn how to run the tide for better fishing success
941 Views - Posted: September 23 at 8:07 am
Fishermen often use the term “fish the tide,” but there is a little confusion to what it actually means. For some fishermen, it’s a call to fish all of a moving tide, probably in same location. But more often, it’s finding the stage of the tide you want to fish and fish the same stage throughout an area.