|Bassmaster Classic lead goes to VanDam
1677 Views - Posted: February 19, 2010 at 7:56 am
Despite more than a week of icy conditions, Kevin VanDam was able to unlock Lay Lake's bass fishery to put 19 1/2 pounds on the scales to take the first-day lead of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
|Lone N.C. entry well back in Bassmasters Classic
2127 Views - Posted: February 19, 2010 at 7:56 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Only one fisherman from North Carolina is competing in the Bassmasters Classic this week on Alabama’s Lay Lake, and unless he makes a big rally today, he won’t be competing for long.
|Louisiana's Red River tapped for 2012 Bassmaster Classic
3108 Views - Posted: February 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm
The world's top professinal bass anglers will again be tested by Louisiana's Red River during the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, BASS announced today.
|Lay Lake anything but Classic, championship pros say of final practice day
1894 Views - Posted: February 17, 2010 at 7:57 am
The 51 Bassmaster Classic anglers hoped for warmer weather for Wednesday's final practice day, but instead found Lay Lake just short of freezing over. The world's best anglers finished the day without much more insight into what it will take to win the championship.
|Bassmaster Classic anglers discuss final practice day
1844 Views - Posted: February 16, 2010 at 7:58 am
Although two days remain before Bassmaster Classic competition begins, competitors have only a single day on the water remaining. The weather is slated to finally break into the 50s for the event kick-off, but Wednesday's final practice day will begin well below freezing and only reach a high in the mid 40s.
Here’s how six veteran competitors will use tomorrow to decide on their final strategies.
|Wildlife Commission moves public hearings to September
2073 Views - Posted: February 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission voted Wednesday (Feb. 10) to move its annual public hearings from January to September as a part of overall adjustments to its rulemaking cycle.
|Marine Fisheries Commission to hold public hearing on proposed gill-net closure
3344 Views - Posted: February 04, 2010 at 3:36 pm
The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Feb. 18 in New Bern to discuss issues related to a proposed gill-net closure in coastal waters.
Public comments will be heard at the meeting, which is scheduled at 1 p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S. Front St., New Bern.
|D.C. anglers rally hopes to reverse fishing closures
3399 Views - Posted: February 03, 2010 at 3:37 pm
The winter storm of Jan. 29-30 that dumped millions of tons of snow, ice and freezing rain on North Carolina pretty much shut down fishing statewide. Weather forecasts predict more snow and ice across the upper half of the state starting late Thursday, February 5.
|Hamilton, ex-Commission chief, is named magazine’s Sportsman of the Year
3921 Views - Posted: February 03, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Richard “Dick” Hamilton had worked for 37 years in state government when he was forced 2½ years ago to resign as executive director of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
He could have taken his retirement benefits, headed to his farm near Belhaven and enjoyed life growing mushrooms, far removed from the grind of running a state agency with a $75 million annual budget and having to answer to 19 bosses — most of whom possessed big egos, big bank accounts, political connections and little expertise about fish and wildlife management.
|State Chapter of MADD honors North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1530 Views - Posted: February 02, 2010 at 8:04 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 2) – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has been recognized as an agency of the year by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
|Humminbird, Lowrance begin legal battle over side-scan technology
3989 Views - Posted: January 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm
A battle over the right to produce and sell side-scan technology began Wednesday (Jan. 27), with Humminbird's parent company claiming Lowrance has infringed its patent.
|Eifird takes season's final Bag-A-Bucks contest
3599 Views - Posted: January 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm
Andy Efird waited until almost the last minute to make his 2009-10 hunting season a successful one.
He shot a big 9-point buck on Dec. 31, but he didn’t find it and finish it off until New Year’s Day — just in the nick of time to get it entered in North Carolina Sportsman’s final monthly Bag-A-Buck contest.
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