|Blackfin, wahoo main Morehead catches
2603 Views - Posted: March 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm
When the weather allows it, Capt. Tony Ross of Atlantic Beach said he has good March days offshore catching wahoos and blackfin tunas for his fishing clients.
|Virginia Blue Catfish goes 109-pounds
4315 Views - Posted: March 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm
If Tony Milam and Michael “Chubbs” Reaves had been fishing out of one of the landings on the North Carolina south side of Kerr Lake, the Tarheel State would have a new state-record blue catfish.
As it is, the 109-pound monster that Milam caught on March 17 has been certified as Virginia’s new state record for blue catfish because the two fishermen from South Boston, Va., began and ended their trip on the Virginia side of the lake.
|Women-Only weekend of Fly fishing set for April 1 - 3
2155 Views - Posted: March 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will offer a special fly-fishing weekend camping trip for women on April 1-3 in the mountains.
|High Rock lake produces 11.2-pound bass
6687 Views - Posted: March 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm
High Rock Lake is one of the most-heavily pressured reservoirs within North Carolina’s borders. At least a dozen bass tournaments a week run out of the various marinas and boat landings around the 15,000-acre impoundment, and even with catch-and-release, a 10-pound bass is as rare as a hen’s tooth.
|SAFMC proposes reduction in black sea bass limits
3266 Views - Posted: March 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm
At its March meeting in St. Simons Island, Ga., the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) reviewed and voted on several measures that will affect fishermen on the east coast from Florida to North Carolina, including a reduction in the daily creel limit for black sea bass to make sure the fishery is not forced to close as it was this past winter.
|Lawsuit over Big Rock disqualification is dismissed
4033 Views - Posted: March 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm
A superior court judge in Carteret County has dismissed a lawsuit against the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament stemming from the disqualification of last year’s apparent winner, but the losing side isn’t giving up.
|Evers clinches Elite Series win, earns 2012 Bassmaster Classic berth
2556 Views - Posted: March 21, 2011 at 9:18 am
Targeting the backwaters of the St. Johns River system, and finding an 8-3 “mule” on the last day led Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., to the win Sunday in the Power-Pole Citrus Slam with 77 pounds, 1 ounce, shutting out three-day leader Alton Jones and hard-charging Terry Scroggins.
Trailing Jones by about 2 1/2 pounds before Sunday’s finale, Evers sealed his sixth Bassmaster win by overtaking Jones and besting him by more than 3 pounds. Jones ended in third place with 73-12, leaving second place to Scroggins, who had 74-3.
|Jones goes into second day leading Bassmaster Elite Series stop on St. Johns River
1906 Views - Posted: March 19, 2011 at 7:21 am
Alton Jones has a plan, and he’s sticking to it. After all, it’s taken the pro from Waco, Texas, into the lead for two days running at the March 17-20 Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Johns River.
Yesterday (March 18), Jones brought in 22 pounds, 13 ounces, more than enough to repeat his Day One lead. His 49-6 total over two days put a distance of 7 pounds, 9 ounces, between him and J. Todd Tucker of Moultrie, Ga., who had 41-13 for second place. In third place with 40-0 was Terry Scroggins of Palatka, Fla., the hometown pro who has a rich history to tap into, and a seemingly infinite number of spots to go to up and down the river.
|Alton Jones leads Elite Series stop on St. Johns River
2256 Views - Posted: March 18, 2011 at 10:48 am
Keying on bedding bass, Alton Jones of Waco, Texas, led with 26 pounds, 9 ounces after the first day of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Johns River.
“I always say that the three most important things in fishing are location, location, location,” Jones said. “That was certainly the case today.”
|Monster bluefin officially certified as North Carolina state record
5827 Views - Posted: March 16, 2011 at 10:07 am
Saturday (March 12) began as an excellent day of bluefin fishing for Corey Schultz of Waverly, Va., but ramped up to an once-in-a-lifetime experience just before 2 p.m. That was when Schultz hooked into the newly recognized North Carolina state-record bluefin tuna.
However, at that time, all Schultz wanted was to land the huge tuna he saw gulp the flat-line bait just a few feet behind the Sea Breeze while fishing from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.
|Coastal gamefish bill unveiled at Legislature
3018 Views - Posted: March 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm
A bill to designate red drum, spotted seatrout and striped bass as gamefish was entered in the North Carolina House of Representatives today (March 15).
The bill, H 353, had four primary sponsors, including Darrell McCormick (R-Iredell, Surry, Yadkin), Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland), Dan Ingle (R-Alamance) and Ruth Samuelson (R-Mecklenburg).
|State bluefin tuna record shattered
9062 Views - Posted: March 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm
On Saturday (March 12), Corey Shultz of Waverly, Va. hooked into what is expected to become a part of Tar Heel fishing history. The pending record fish that took a straining Shimano 80 wide to the last quarter of the spool and kept Shultz strapped to the fighting chair for about 2 1/2 hours, turned out to be a bluefin tuna that weighed 805 ˝ pounds.
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