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Topwater baits and stripers just seem to go together for a lot of fishermen, and for good reason Don't put your topwater baits away when stripers are around
1082 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am

Striped bass are a hot target in the waters of Neuse River, and there’s no better way to experience the thrill than with an explosive topwater strike. Guide D. Ashley King of New Bern chases stripers on top as often as possible, and while it may sound simple to chunk a surface lure and start ripping lips, following these tips will make you a better topwater angler.


Striper fishing in the Roanoke River downstream from Weldon is just getting into full-swing as the keeper season, extended for three days, prepares to end. Roanoke River striper run just getting ready to peak
902 Views - Posted: April 30 at 1:59 pm

Striped bass fishing is beginning to hit its stride in the upper reaches of the Roanoke River, according to guide Richard Andrews of Bath.


A bill that passe the N.C. House on Tuesday would allow Sunday hunting with firearms in most areas of North Carolina. Sunday hunting bill passes N.C. House with flying colors
26648 Views - Posted: April 30 at 11:27 am

The N.C. House of Representatives on April 28 passed Rep. Jimmy Dixon’s Outdoor Heritage Act, including a measure that would legalize hunting with firearms on Sundays in most rural areas of North Carolina.


Seven tips for late-season gobblers from a North Carolina guide Seven tips for late-season gobblers from a North Carolina guide
1112 Views - Posted: April 29 at 9:41 pm

Sportsmen across North Carolina flooded the woods earlier this month as the spring gobbler season opened, and many have enjoyed reasonable success. But as the season wanes, the gobblers have heard all the misplaced yelps and purrs and busted fidgety hunters, and they’re a lot more wary. It’s a time when guides like Karl Helmkamp of Albemarle Outfitters in the northeastern corner of the state really shine.   


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will allow the harvest of striped bass in the Roanoke River Management Area for three extra days. Commission adds three days to Roanoke River striper harvest season
731 Views - Posted: April 28 at 9:30 pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will extend the striped bass harvest season in the Roanoke River Management Area until midnight on Sunday, May 3. The season had been set to expire by rule on April 30. 


Forbush High School's White team won the senior division in the state Youth Hunter Skills Education Tournament last Saturday. Forbush White wins senior division in state youth hunter-safety tournament
562 Views - Posted: April 28 at 10:30 am

Forbush High School’s White team and Park Ridge Christian School emerged as champions at the 2015 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament last Saturday in Ellerbe.


Matt Arey of Shelby won the FLW Tour event on Arkansas' Beaver Lake on Sunday, taking home $125,000. Shelby pro strikes it rich on Arkansas' Beaver Lake
595 Views - Posted: April 27 at 10:15 pm

The banks are closed on Sundays, but bass pro Matt Arey of Shelby got a big payday last Sunday when he won the FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake out of Flippin, Ark., taking home $125,000.


Topwater baits like this She Pup are producing a lot of nice speckled trout in the Sneads Ferry area of late. Topwater trout bite has taken hold in Sneads Ferry area
1418 Views - Posted: April 27 at 9:24 am

Capt. Allen Jernigan of Breadman Ventures said speckled trout are aggressively attacking topwater lures in the bays and creeks off the Intracoastal Waterway and New River around Sneads Ferry, with the action typically best in the early mornings and late afternoons and on rainy and overcast days.


Kristopher Queen and Tyler Black of Bandys H.S. won the FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship on Arkansas' Grand lake on Sunday. Team from Bandys H.S. wins high school national bass-fishing championship
630 Views - Posted: April 27 at 6:27 am

Kristopher Queen and Tyler Black of Bandys High School in Catawba brought their second great catch in a row to the scales on Sunday to win the FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship on Grand Lake near Rogers, Ark. 


Guides along North Carolina's coast have formed two groups to promote their interests and the health of the state's saltwater fishery. Saltwater guides form two groups to represent their interests, NC's fishery
1116 Views - Posted: April 24 at 9:34 am

After several months of sometimes contentious debate, fishing guides in coastal North Carolina have organized into two different groups to work for the fisheries and make sure members’ needs are being recognized.


Bass pro Dustin Wilks said he tries to get a bedding bass agitated before he can really try to catch it. Spawning bass: Make her mad, then catch her
1667 Views - Posted: April 22 at 7:00 pm

Largemouth bass in lakes across North Carolina will begin spawning very shortly, if they already aren’t. And that marks a period that can be frustrating for fishermen because bass aren’t interested in eating. But former bass pro Dustin Wilks of Rocky Mount knows what it takes to get bedding bass to strike.


Badin Lake fishermen have been relying on Carolina rigs to catch big blue catfish. Carolina rigs aren't just for bass anymore
843 Views - Posted: April 22 at 7:00 am

The Caroling rig, a bottom-dragging rig for offshore structure-fishing originally intended for largemouth bass, has become popular when used in conjunction with live or cut bait for catching big blue catfish, especially on Badin Lake.