|High Rock striper fishing has been great, but Karen worrying anglers
1467 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
795 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
1733 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
686 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.
|Cape Carteret guide targeting flounder around docks as they head toward the ocean
995 Views - Posted: October 02 at 10:55 am
Capt. Rick Patterson of Cape Crusader Charters isn’t a travel agent, but he sure keeps up with the travel schedules of flounder in the fall. This week, he knows they’re moving out of creeks in Carteret and Onslow counties and headed for the ocean – stopping along the way to feed around docks where he’s catching them.
|Hunting, fishing suspended on federal properties in North Carolina during shutdown
2708 Views - Posted: October 01 at 3:04 pm
The Oct. 1 shutdown of the federal government has forced the closure of all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Park Service offices in North Carolina, shutting down hunting- and fishing-related activites on all federal properties in North Carolina.
|Boat-registration fees more than double today in North Carolina
1374 Views - Posted: October 01 at 11:15 am
Sportsmen who visit a wildlife cooperator agent to renew the registration on their watercraft will get a big shock to their wallets. The fee for registering and titling boats and other watercraft more than doubled, effective Oct. 1, thanks to legislation passed in late July as part of the state’s 2013-14 budget bill, intended to help pay for dredging of shallow-draft inlets along the North Carolina coast.
|Chatham County church sponsors hunt for 56 disabled hunters
1012 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
Alan Brackett never dreamed he'd be hunting whitetail deer from a wheelchair this season, but he joined 55 other physically-challenged hunters Sept. 27-28 for guided hunts in Chatham County and took a 9-point buck that was the weekend’s biggest.
|Bridges, docks producing nice catches for Lake Wylie crappie fishermen
669 Views - Posted: September 30 at 6:00 pm
The crappie fishing has perked up at Lake Wylie with the slightly cooler weather, and guide Jerry Neeley said he’s consistently catching coolers full of hefty crappie.
|Efland woman scores on 11-point crossbow buck
2422 Views - Posted: September 30 at 12:00 pm
Rhonda Snyder of Efland is going to circle Sept. 15 and 16 on her calendar from now on. Two years ago on Sept. 16, she used her crossbow to take an 8- and 7-point bucks six minutes apart. Two weeks ago, on Sept 15, she busted her best whitetail to date, an 11-pointer that has been green-scored at 141 points.
|Buck meets barber-wire fence, velvet loses
5683 Views - Posted: September 30 at 7:00 am
Every year, a whitetail buck's antlers harden because of the change in the length of daylight, the photoperiod. When this happens, the blood supply to the velvet is cut off, thus starting the process of velvet shedding.
|Biologist expects Jordan Lake crappie to rebound from past troubles
706 Views - Posted: September 27 at 12:00 pm
Jordan Lake anglers have known since August 2012 that striped bass had been hammered in a kill that left 5,000 floating fish on the surface of the 13,940-acre impoundment. What they didn’t know until now was why crappie fishing also suffered a crash dive. But the good news is that fishing for slabs should be on the upswing this fall, winter and next spring.
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